The Youtuber Rezo made headlines in 2019 with his video "Destruction of the CDU".
He will also be involved in the 2021 federal election campaign: The latest video is about corruption.
Munich - "Without a joke: How easy corruption is in our politics shocked me hard," says Youtuber Rezo about his research.
"Finale: Corruption" is the name of his third video on the federal election campaign in 2021, which already received more than 80,000 views on the first day of publication.
And according to the comments, most of the viewers seem impressed: "In summary, it was such a force and leaves you shaking your head," writes one user.
Although Rezo repeatedly names several parties, he makes it clear at the beginning that this "destruction video" will again be directed primarily against the CDU / CSU.
The CDU general secretary Paul Ziemiak had said on Saturday that he had "no problem" with the Youtuber, but that he was happy to live in a democracy in which everyone can openly express their opinion.
Youtuber Rezo addresses various types of corruption in a new YouTube video
In the first part of his video, the Youtuber introduces his followers to several possibilities of corruption, all of which are already used by politicians.
Making laws complicated and non-transparent is one way of serving the interests of a certain group unobtrusively.
In addition, party donations for the FDP, SPD, AfD and above all CDU have already led to new laws in an opaque way.
He cites Jens Spahn's (CDU) donation dinner as particularly questionable, after which several participants donated 9,999 euros for the election campaign - and thus remained below the limit at which the identity of donors must be disclosed.
Rezo devotes several minutes to the CDU politician Philipp Amthor, who campaigned for the US company Augustus Intelligence and received stock options worth up to 250,000 US dollars.
Other MPs officially earned money from companies through consulting firms, which they then gave advantages to - and still others from their own companies in an area in which they helped legislate - for example in agriculture.
Rezo accuses the Bundestag of a lack of controls
In the second part of the video, he accuses the Bundestag of the lack of controls and sanctions - and that cases of corruption have to be uncovered by the press. Plans to change the law in lobbying - planned by the CDU and SPD - would also fall short of the mark. While controls for MPs remain slowed down, politicians - especially the CDU - would promote the surveillance of citizens.
Before Rezo devotes himself to the SPD chancellor candidate Olaf Scholz at the end of the video, he accuses Jens Spahn (CDU) of having behaved "shady" several times. Scholz not only behaved wrongly in the Cum-Ex scandal, especially in connection with the Warburg Bank, but far too often remained silent on questions about Cum-Ex. Scholz is also deeply involved in the second largest financial scandal in recent history, the Wirecard affair. In the end, Rezo appeals to voters to really vote - and for a change. Previously, Rezo had already fueled the election campaign with two other videos: In his second video, he dealt with climate policy. (kat)