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The shock of the SUV driver and Erb specter-Left

It sounded dramatic. An SUV driver, "a Gorilla of a man", had risen out of a car, and I grabbed him and he was almost over a bridge railing into the river thrown. This is only because he had run over with the bike a red light and the SUV driver upset. "He screamed constantly, that he was going to kill me. Fortunately, courageous passers-by intervened, and he left me."

This incident to the real estate entrepreneur Steff Fischer last week, described on Facebook. He uses the Social Media platform as a window to his life. And as a place of self-representation. A year ago, he gave away via Facebook 20'000 Swiss francs – the first four that came forward. He had already a lot of money, he wrote. Really, he was perceived but it was only this summer. In the context of the quarrels of the he initiated the Zurich house of culture cosmos he attacked his left millionaire colleagues who had other than he inherited their money only. And called it: "The Erb-Left".

Of which there are in Zurich, in fact, some. And take off with your money has a strong influence on the scene. "This is Erb-Left came to money, like the Maria with the child," wrote Fischer on Facebook. "You don't know how money is earned. Worse still, you don't even want to know how money is earned. Your wealth you are filled with shame. You don't want to be capitalists like their fathers. Do you want to do with your money is Good in order to gain a kind of Absolution."

It was a more accurate stab in an open wound. "The Erb-Left" became a term. And Fischer has, since then, a few more enemies – all those who felt addressed.

In the radical Left, he found a new home

We meet in the new office premises of Fischer's real-estate company in Zurich. An old commercial building, gently but stylishly renovated. The room is full of plants, such as in a greenhouse. Faint birdsong coming from hidden speakers. Nearly 40 people work for the former revolutionaries. The company creates concepts for new building projects. It is mostly about how to Live and Work could be combined as to districts through mixed-use alive do, explains Fischer. "Business is good."

he has brought it so far, is an extraordinary story. He was born in 1957 in Fällanden, the father was the village saddler in the fourth Generation. It was a terrible Childhood, says Fischer, characterised by severe physical abuse.

He gave the society the blame for his fate, because she allowed such suffering. In the case of the radical Left, in Zurich, he found a new home. "Destroy what destroys you" was the watchword. Fischer has lived one of the leaders of the 80's movement, in communities and squats.

Slowly, the realization that the System need not first be destroyed so that something New, something Better may arise grew.

private property and you refused. Everything belonged to all. Also Dresses. "We had hours long discussions about whether, at least, the underwear should be private," he says. "We came to the conclusion: no, it's not. But they must be properly washed before she gets in the closet." Even then, he was surrounded by Erb Left. "All the Doctors and lawyers children had received from their parents indoctrinated, they were a little Better. Against you I had to assert myself, which has made me strong."

Slowly, the realization that the System need not first be destroyed so that something New, something Better may arise grew. Also in the existing order of things can be achieved. Fischer was at the founding of the cooperative Carthage, which enables alternative forms of life in Large-WGs. He bought with friends the first property in the over-the-hill of Zurich's industrial quarter, and made them to Live and Work usable. A concept that should be his recipe for success: A favorable B-layer properties with a minimum of effort to the conversion and tenants maximum design space.

originally a socialist-inspired idea of the search for new forms of work and life he made for lucrative business.

"20'are not 000 francs for me, nothing for others also. We don't even notice when they're gone."Steff Fischer

Meanwhile, Steff Fischer 62 years old and has amassed tens of millions of francs in assets. Still, he is the CEO and Chairman of the Board of his company, day-to-day business, he is constantly present. "Actually, I'm art," he says. "Art is freedom." And at his art: His Facebook Posts, his life is all the money he throws around her.

What difference did the 20'000 Swiss francs, he gave away last year spontaneously via Facebook? "Nothing. To give away money, rarely anything Positive," he says. He went on to something else. "To show you what money is, what triggers it, namely, brief happiness, envy, and resentment." Above all, he wanted to put the stingy Rich, the mirror hold, your mendacity is open. "20'000 Swiss francs are nothing for me, for others also. We don't even notice when they're gone."

Suddenly, Blocher

praises erChristoph In Zurich, Fischer supports a number of projects. For example, he leaves it up to the "weekly" (WoZ) the office space to a heavily discounted rent. To the online magazine "the Republic" he has invested 125'000 Swiss francs. He does not believe, however, that this does something. "In the "Republic" I gave the money to Constantin Seibt, because I think he's brilliant. Not the online magazine." Such support posts may be from his point of view can also be harmful, if not profitable will geschäftet. Because many failed for such projects. "I would have received money as a gift, I would never have become so successful."

His opponents accuse him of in this respect, however, of dishonesty. He was actually a Erb-Linker, and finally he had started his real estate career with the land of his parents in Fällanden, that was a Rezoning of a sudden worth a lot of money. Fishermen waving. The project, he realized there had been a failure and have brought him nothing but debts.

Steff Fischer, is not very easy. For decades he's been with the same woman, cultivates but a Lifestyle, as once in the municipality, which also relates to love Affairs. He dispensed with conventional status symbols, doesn't even have a driver's license. Nevertheless, he says: "money makes you happy." In between, he sings the praises of a sudden Christoph Blocher: "How he can explain complex matters in a simple and understandable way, serves me as a role model."

he Is a capitalist left? Or a left-wing capitalist? Sure, he's a free spirit; a man who has to make anyone more popular. At the latest, as his heir-Left-Post, he had lost almost all of his old friends from the ' 80s movement. None of them have asked after the incident with the SUV driver to have his way. From the cultural cosmos that would not exist without him, he pulled back.

Fischer told without bitterness. On The Contrary. You even get the feeling it'll go pretty good.


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Created: 09.11.2019, 23:31 PM

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