Political correctness is so rife in Germany, don’t be surprised if a memorial is built to commemorate the gangs of Islamic migrants who went on a rape spree in Köln (Cologne) this past New Year’s Eve.
The precedent for this outcome is the construction of the Soviet War Memorial in East Berlin’s Treptower Park. West Berliners and women of the wartime generation refer to the memorial as the “tomb of the unknown rapist” in response to the mass rapes of hundreds of thousands of German women by Red Army soldiers in the years following 1945.
What is particularly disturbing is that the attacks appear to have been organized. Around 1,000 young men arrived in large groups at Köln’s central railway station, seemingly with the specific intention of carrying out attacks on women.
In Hamburg several women told police that gangs of men had molested and robbed them on New Year’s Eve on the Reeperbahn—a street known for its boisterous night life. Similar attacks were reported in Stuttgart and other cities around Germany.
What is even more disturbing is that, for four four days, there was a concerted effort by the German government to keep the media from describing or identifying the assailants, and instead, to crack down on alleged hate speech.
Politicians and activists insinuated that heated rhetoric matches the intensity last observed during the creation of the National Socialists in the 1920s.
Merkel gave a speech December 30 warning Germans to shun “those with coldness, or even hate in their hearts, and who claim the right to be called German for themselves alone and seek to marginalize others,” Deutsche Welle reported.
Germany’s enforcement-blitz on speech laws in recent months include a police raid on a 26-year-old man from Berlin who said he celebrated when refugees drowned on the way to Europe. Another man in Wismar was given five months probation and a $325 fine by a judge for making similar comments, the Washington Post reported.
“It’s not politically correct to say anything against migrants. We don’t have freedom of opinion anymore. #Cologne,” a German Twitter user said.
Stefan Körner, chairman of Germany’s liberal Pirate Party, told the Post that deals reached with social media outlets reeked of “creeping censorship.”
Facebook, Google and Twitter are reportedly working with German authorities to control speech as angry citizens react to the chaos caused by refugees. The deal with social-media giants comes as Germans fume over the sexual assaults and robberies perpetrated by migrants last Friday in Köln.
“We’ve looked at our general rules and understand that very specific forms of language may constitute hate speech,” Richard Allan, Facebook’s vice president of public policy in Europe, told the Washington Post on Thursday. “Our German reviewers are reviewing the meanings of German words and trying to understand what language crosses the line.”
The slow arrests and four days of silence by Germany’s national media prompted citizens to take matters into their own hands.
Breitbart London reported Friday that a group called “Dusseldorf is Watching” attracted 2,300 members in less than 24 hours. Its members plan to attend major events to protect women from gangs of migrants.
“For public security in Germany the police are responsible. Deliberately searching for offenders is not a job for the citizen,” a spokesman for Dusseldorf police told local media when asked about the group.
Justice minister Heiko Maas finally had to make a statement: “Making this an issue by over-simplifications, and connecting it to the refugee issue (…) is nothing but a misuse of the discussion.” Then he added that the incidents might be “organized crime,” like the Mafia.
Telling the truth means that Maas would have to take a position different than that of his boss, Angela Merkel. He must know there will be more rapes, as well—not just in the streets, but in private places, too.
But postwar Germany is accustomed to being humiliated and used as a doormat.
For example, as part of the “Two Plus Four Agreement” (which paved the way for German reunification in October 1990), Germany agreed to assume maintenance and repair responsibility for all war memorials in the country, including the Soviet memorial in Treptower Park. Since 1995, an annual vigil has even taken place at the memorial on May 9. The motto of the event is the “Day of Freedom” and corresponds to Victory Day, a Russian holiday commemorating the final surrender of German soldiers at the end of World War II.
That’s why I say that someday there may well be a memorial to the New Year’s Eve rapists. It would signal the total dissolution of Germany’s national character.
This is what Germany’s enemies want, isn’t it?
PS: My son just sent me this link which suggests the German people have more backbone than their government.
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