Music: Willkommen - Gipsy
I'm German. It was only a matter of time until the Holocaust would become an issue to write about for me, and that time is now. The door to the Dachau concentration camp has been stolen, the one with the lettering "Arbeit macht frei" ("work sets free" ), an incredibly important memorial and piece of german history, more, of the whole world's history. To be honest, my first reaction to that information was surprise, my second reaction was laughing, that certain kind of laughter you have when you can't decide whether to laugh or to cry, the kind of laughter that's but a result of the unability to understand what just happened, the laughter of shock. First thoughts I was able to think: "Seriously? Who the hell would do such a thing?" First reaction of my prejudiced brain: "Nazis." Wrong. Wrong, wrong, wrong. Bad brain. A Nazi, rather a Neonazi, and a group of them, would neither have the motive nor the intelligence to steal such a well-protected object, as political extremism is proven to root in lack of education and ventiles for psychological complexes and emotions such as anger; what I'm saying, if it was broken, I'd say either Neonazis or Antifascists. But in this case the delinquent has to be someone who doesn't have such a strong political connection and more of an idea what to do with such an object. Someone who will want to sell it. To sell a piece of history, at least that's the only thing a human being would do with such an artefact. Someone who's reckless. Someone who has no understanding of moral. Someone who I would define as the product of a society that has become too extremely liberal, too extremely not-extreme, too extremely capitalist. With both disgust and anxiety I see the people of this world giving up on their friends, neglecting their existing families, forgetting about the plans for future families, and now even selling their own history for money. I'm well aware of the need for pragmatism, but still I think a little more moral understanding of society for society won't hurt. I think we should keep up the ability to remember all the people who passed that door once and would never do so again, I think we should keep up the memory of all the people who didn't fight those conditions, I think we should remind ourselves of the people who supported that genocide, and I think we should not sell memory for money. I really hope I'm wrong assuming the door was stolen to be sold. I really hope there may be some moral left. I really hope all the tears who were shed weren't for nothing. I hope humankind makes progress. Because we're capable of it, we need to, all together, look into the past and understand it's not the fault of anyone that lives today but the fault of everyone else. And we need to understand how values and pragmatism should weigh out one another. We need to, and I want to, and I know we can do it. But to reach that, we should maybe start by putting that door where it belongs, to a memorial of death, insanity and hatred.
Music: Power to the Peaceful - Anti-Flag
HoGeSa. That's the latest stupidity a bored youth has given to Germany. Full name "Hooligans gegen Salafisten". Means: Radical, brutal hooligans and neonazis unite against radical, brutal islamists (the Salafists). Two groups of idiots killing each other on the streets of Germany - where's the problem? To the government, of course, it's the fact that the police has to take care of their "demonstrations" and prevent and punish violence, meaning they have to use violence as well. Now we have three groups battling. Plus, the Salafists want to kill the german Kurds - and in the 1950s many turkish people including many Kurds moved to Germany because they could get jobs here, so there are many german Kurds. The Kurds, in the meantime, don't want to fight anyone, but they have to protect themselves, plus, the extreme right-wing hooligans of HoGeSa hate the Kurds as well ("not German, yet stealing german jobs and getting financial aid by the german government", that's what those brainless dumbasses say), so now there are four groups. And then there's the antifascists, the Antifa, that wants to beat up the neonazis, so the HoGeSa (I wonder why they don't want to beat up the Salafists as well, after all those stupid wandling bricks support the IS which definitely is a fascist organisation...), so we have a fifth group. They haven't yet met on the streets all together, but once that fight comes up it won't be like in "High Noon" where everything is dead silent. That might be war, a weird kind of civilian war. I don't think anybody wants that. But yet, the public fear, another breakout of the "German Angst" in its best, shows a sixth group of stupid short-sighted Germans: the majority. I emphasise again: Those groups are nothing but stupid! They're not really dangerous, they're not to be feared, they're just badly educated, bored young people looking for something to do with their lives. And that is why changing the law about consolidation won't be of any use (an idea by the seventh stupid group, the government). What we need to do is investing into education, and by that I don't mean changing the school system again, that happened way too often in the last few years, but employing more teachers, invest money to improve the interior of schools, improving individual support for children who may fall behind the expectations towards their age range, giving everyone more possibilities of what to do with their lives. That way you won't only have more people to pay the pension funds (see: "How come?" ), but also less stupid ass teens and twens that live off selling drugs and spend the rest of their time in radical consolidations. Peace.