October 22, 2008

Far-right Austrian leader who replaced Jorg Haider reveals: 'We were gay lovers'


Austria has been rocked after the male successor to right-wing leader Jorg Haider virtually admitted to having a gay affair with him.

Haider, 58, who was pictured cuddling a man in a gay bar where he had his final drinks before the death crash which claimed his life, was long suspected of leading a double existence during his years in power.

Now Stefan Petzner, 27, who recently replaced Haider as leader of the right wing party, Alliance for the Future of Austria, effectively outed himself as the far right leader’s gay lover while being interviewed on the country’s O3 radio channel breakfast show.

Good friends: Joerg Haider, right, and his spokesman Stefan Petzner toast after a news conference in Vienna

'I had to go to him. I had to go to him,' Petzner said in his highly emotional interview as he recalled how he rushed to the hospital where the dead body of 52-year-old Haider was lying after his fatal crash in early October.

Admitting that he felt a 'magnetic attraction' for Haider, whom he met five years ago while working as a cosmetics correspondent for a newspaper, Petzner insisted: 'We had a relationship that went far beyond friendship. Jorg and I were connected by something truly special. He was the man of my life.'

He insisted that Haider’s widow, Claudia did not object to his relationship: 'She loved him as a woman. He loved her as a man. I loved him in a completely different and personal way. She understood that.'

But Petzner’s sister, Chrisitiane, 30, appeared to cast doubt on her brother’s story.

In a newspaper interview she said: 'Sometimes Claudia was jealous because Stefan would spend more time with her husband than she did.'

Clearly embarrassed by the revelations, officials at the Alliance for the Future of Austria, yesterday attempted to limit the political damage to the party by cancelling forthcoming interviews with Petzner.

However their attempts to prevent his radio interview being rebroadcast were turned down.

There was speculation that as a result of his controversial interview, Petzner might soon find himself replaced as party leader.

Haider crashed his Volkswagen limousine while drunk and driving at more than double the speed limit while on his way his mother’s birthday party in the early hours of the morning earlier this month.

Last Saturday he was given the equivalent of a state funeral in Klagenfurt, the capital of the Austrian province of Carinthia where he was governor for more than a decade. More than 25,000 people attended.

Hours before he was buried it was revealed he drank a whole bottle of vodka in a seedy gay bar with an unidentified male 'friend'.

His party more than doubled its share of the vote in Austria’s general election at the end of September i n which the far right won 30 per cent.

The result prompted speculation that Haider would once again figure in Austrian national politics.

Allegations that Haider was either gay or bi-sexual were first published in Austria nearly a decade ago.

However the far right leader, who fathered two children with his wife Claudia, refused to discuss the allegations, fearing that they would alienate thousands of his ultra conservative followers.

Until yesterday conservative Austria had preferred not to dwell on the subject and allowed Haider to portray himself at least, outwardly as a traditional family man., although his party was nicknamed the 'Haider’s Boy Party' .

Daily Mail

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am not surprised and I think that one will find exactly the same in the BNP if you just scratch a bit. The reality is that when people are emotionally and mentally unbalanced, sexuality is often one of the first things to be affected. I am not saying that all homosexuals are emotionally unbalanced, but I am saying that BNP supporters are (emotionally unbalanced that is!)If you listen to the BNP's illogical rantings it becomes clear that they are not emotionally sound people. It would follow that there is a propensity for sexually deviant behaviour which has already been demonstrated within the ranks of the far right - for a goodly number of them to homosexual would be a huge improvement on the other activities they have indulged in.
One should take pity on them - possibly if they acknowledged their homosexuality they would be able to cope in a more normal fashion with other aspcets of their lives.

Anonymous said...

While we're talking about dead Nazis I see that Blood and Honour are raising money for a good cause, for a change.

A forthcoming gig is billed thus: "This memorial concert it being held for Mick "Belsen" Sanderson of the Wolf's Hook White Brotherhood to raise funds for a headstone."

Sadly, I'm skint.

Ben Trunch said...

Ah so, maybe I was wrong about the crocodile tears then...

But has anyone else seen the Amazon.co.uk adverts on the BNP website? Does Amazon know they are advertising on a far right (Nazi) website? I think they should be told...

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said: "It would follow that there is a propensity for sexually deviant behaviour which has already been demonstrated within the ranks of the far right - for a goodly number of them to homosexual would be a huge improvement on the other activities they have indulged in."

In what way is homosexuality sexually deviant?

Anonymous said...

Yes, the "sexuality deviant" post reeks of a troll, seeking to undermime the status of this blog, rather than attack the BNP.

This link seems worth looking at: -

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/johann-hari/the-strange-strange-story_b_136697.html

Gay people are marginalised by society, and very often suffer bullying at school.

It is this bullying that leads a small number of gay people to take it out on the world, including other gay people by joining the ranks of the far right.

School bullying is responsible for ruined lives and the perpetuation of anti-social behaviour, and used to be worse than Maggie Thatcher banned gender and sexuality isses from the classroom.

Anonymous said...

Yes, folks, the sexually deviant post is by a clever undercover neo-nazi troll which aims to destroy this weblog's credibility through blending homophobic remarks with anti-nazi comment. This isn't your average troll, but rather a troll blessed with an extra braincell or two who knows that by undermining anti-fascist solidarity, will help make the anti-fascist movement divided.

It's hardly rocket science, and you don't need to be a professor like myself to recognise that this sort of troll is normally resident on Indymedia.

Stormfront and VNN are constantly waging a war against Indymedia through trolls, to destroy its credibility, and now they are turning attentions onto this blog. Feel proud of yourself Ketlan that the pyschologically-orientated spooky trolls regard Lancaster UAF as a major threat against groups like the BNP - so much so that this website needs to be watched and monitored 24 hours a day by the likes of Lee Barnes and Simon Darby.

Such people would readily pose as an anti-bnp poster, if it would help bring about a inter-political conflict within an anti-fascist organisation like yours which seeks to unify left and right, gay and straight, Jewish, Muslim and Christian, and black and white, as "divide and conquer" is a principle that every foe of anti-fascism would rate as a number one priority.

No wander computer-literate members of the BNP (and possible government agents) never get any sleep, their lack of sleep making them bitter and twisted.

As part of my studies, I lecture in human emotional response, and one of my key recommended source of studies is school bullying - its consequences upon the individual and society.

Many cases of disconment resulting from school bullying result in psychological harm, and contrary to the "anti-PC" brigade, this isn't left-leaning mumbo-jumbo. Sticks and stones break bones, but words (poof, homo, faggot, etc), do hurt people.

The culture of not just the British Isles (where it is prevalent), but of Central Europe is one of a stiff upper lip. Whatever the nature of school bullying, the "sticks and stones" culture, demands nothing of the purpitrators of school (and workplace) bullying, but everything of the victim. Victims must be tough, and show defiance by refusing to show the aggressor/s that they have been hurt mentally.

The only problem is, Sir Isaac Newton's laws of Relativity don not just relate to physics - any action, thought, deed, etc, cannot easily be pushed under the carpet.

Victims of bullying (particularly homophobic and racist bullying) may fight back, turn the other cheek, or laugh it off, so as to give the external impression that they have neutralised the hatred shown towards them, but inside, deep inside their inner personalities, this is another matter.

Victims of racial or homophobic bullying are many more times likely to suffer from anorexia or bullemia, be suicidal, have relationship problems, have a lack of inner-self-confidence, and many other less detected personsality problems, among which, may manifest themselves as a withdrawl from the world, and a hatred of other people.

Joining in the hatred of minorities (and even in an "Uncle Tom" fashion, their own communities), has been shown to lead to victims of homophobic and racial prejudice and bullying, to joining far right organisations. Thus a reasonable amount of neo-nazis in organisations such as the BNP are homosexual (though usually in the closet or in denial, such as Richard Barnbrook). There have also been cases of American white supremacists being Jewish, with the source of their self-loathing, being the isolation and prejudice against themselves and their own community which manifested itself in an Uncle Tom (equal and opposite) reaction.

I do just wander if Miss Sharon Ebanks suffered taunts about the darker colour of her skin at school which resulted in her reinforcement of her partially white credentials" by joining the BNP, and then, setting up her own rival far right party, in the hope this would prove she was totally white rather than mixed race.

THE PROFESSOR!!!

Anonymous said...

Rather than bleaching her skin like Michael Jackson, self-loathing mixed race victim of racism Sharon Ebanks joined the BNP.

Dicky's Arse Dildo said...

It's the leiderhosen, folks!

Anonymous said...

Wasn't that dutch bloke Pim Somebody alsogay, who died?

'Mr Tumble said...

Haider and Petzner have a similar story to Griffin and Collett...mmmm....wonder if it will have the same ending?

Pink Pound funds Griffins pocket said...

"Haider and Petzner have a similar story to Griffin and Collett"

I spotted that story earlier today and being at work wouldnt dare make a traceable post to any blog but my take is exactly the same, a "special relationship" between the Fuhrer and a late 20-something protege being groomed to take over the role......I instantly thought of that young, nazi and stupid slug like creature Collette. Not many gay bars in mid Wales of course and whatsmore a strong suggestion has it its not Griffin who is wears the pink ribbon in the BNP but a highly sought after "speaker" in the BNP(there are only a few coherent speakers anyway) who has a similar fondness for blond young men and prefers the seedy twilight of the clubs in Leeds, where he used to work than the boring choice of heterosexual pubs in Deeside. No one seems to notice his rather effete kamp (oops!) mannerisms but its no one's business what one man wants to do in the privacy of his own house or even in the semi-privacy of a gay bar's dark room now is it? Not unless that person was a well known "speaker" in the anti-gay BNP.

paddy thurrock said...

I know lots of gay people who were bullied like myself for being fat but none of them run off to join The British Nazi Party.

Anonymous said...

"Admitting that he felt a 'magnetic attraction' for Haider,"


Collett admits the same of Griffin............

Anonymous said...

"I do just wander if Miss Sharon Ebanks suffered taunts about the darker colour of her skin at school which resulted in her reinforcement of her partially white credentials" by joining the BNP, and then, setting up her own rival far right party, in the hope this would prove she was totally white rather than mixed race.

THE PROFESSOR!!!"



"Rather than bleaching her skin like Michael Jackson, self-loathing mixed race victim of racism Sharon Ebanks joined the BNP.

3:12 PM, October 23, 2008"

I'm amused, and wondering if the authors are, BNP, BPP, or UAF?

You should never pretend to know things you don't know. A little knowledge, is a dangerous thing, but for full knowledge, come and get an arm full of blood, or better still, ask Radwell Ebanks family :)

Disregards

Sharon Ebanks

Anonymous said...

During their correspondence on the rise of far right elements in Germany in the late 19th century , both Marx and Engels who positively despised homsexuals referred to the emerging far rightists as " the pederasts" , and also took the opinion that if they ever came to power theyd be killed by them . In his 1934 essay Proletarian Humanism Maxim Gorky wrote : "Exterminate homosexuals, and Fascism will disappear." This was pretty much in keeping with Lenins analysis of homosexuality as a decadent western trait closely identified with the decadece of capitalism , of which fascism was simply an advanced form . That analysis was what commonly marked the lefts opinion on the relationship between fascism and homosexuality . Whilst on one level socialists took the puely economic view that fascism was simply an advanced form of capitalism , the same socialist theorists who engaged in the psyco sexual analysis of fascism also linked it directly to homosexuality . This was marked by the Frankfurt school of socialist thought , particularly Erich Fromm, Theodor Adorno and Max Horkheimer. In later years Jean-Paul Sartre and others from his radical genration of socialist theorists made similar findings and observations .
In the inter war years Germanys SDP ran a series of articles entitled " national socialism and homosexuality" , warning parents to keep their sons away from the Hitler youth on the grounds that it was simply an opportunity for homosexuals to interfere with them and corrupt them . One such article refrrring to the SA was entitled 'Brotherhood of Poofs in the Brown House'. Their words , not mine , and obviously this was the aggresively homosexual SA of Ernst Roehm they were reffering to . The socialist writer Harry Oosterhuis, when discussing German and European anti-fascism in the 1930s, noted that "such socialist theorists as Wilhelm Reich tended to view homosexuality sociologically and psychologically as a typical rightist, nationalist, and above all fascist aberration... Against the presumed immorality and perversion of the Nazis, the antifascists stressed their own rationality and purity "

Far from random homophobia that has been the classic position of the left since its very formation as a political and scoialogical theory by Karl Marx and Freidrich engels and not just in theory but in practice almost ever since . Until we got to early and mid 80s and the serious decline in the left in western society . Its decline was accompanied by the emergence of the homosexual lobby within the west european left which from then on has adopted the homosexual cause as its own as opposed to its classic position of identifying it with everything bourgouis , decadent and fascist .

AN Usiance said...

Sharon Ebanks does NOT have an Afro-Caribbean father. Her biological father was a rather pitiful Irish born labourer who, like many of his generation, ended his days in an alcohol induced stupor and died of bowel cancer in Glasgow 10 years ago.

The lies about SE were started by the unhinged pseudo "lawyer" Lee John Barnes after his Birmingham based partner was overlooked by the then WM Regional Organiser, the State asset Simon Darby, in the days when 51Mon knew a good catch! Darby endorsed Ebanks to the hilt but when it was apparent Sharon was not going to accept the dumbing down crap from the Griffinite faction she said enough is enough.

Sharon has entertained at her Brum home, some BNP luminaries which make interesting reading including "bomber" Tony Lecomber, disgraced webeditor Steve Blake, an unhappy Jonathan Bowden and a trite Edward Butler.

If Gri££in and his dwindling number of sidekicks are watching....you're entering the end zone, short term gain but long term damage.

Anonymous said...

"Sharon has entertained...."

In what was has she entertained male BNP members? Not in the same vain as Linzie Reynolds and Phil Carter shurely?

Ketlan said...

'Feel proud of yourself Ketlan that the pyschologically-orientated spooky trolls regard Lancaster UAF as a major threat against groups like the BNP - so much so that this website needs to be watched and monitored 24 hours a day by the likes of Lee Barnes and Simon Darby.'

Lancaster Unity, not UAF - but yes, we're very proud of it and all the inconvenience it causes the scum.