Triumph of the Will

The following video is a slick professional-quality piece produced by the German Federal Agency for Migration and Refugees about the asylum process. It shows the individual steps that have to be taken in order for a migrant to receive refugee status and permanent residency in Germany.

The video serves two propaganda purposes simultaneously: to show “refugees” the procedures they are to expect, and to highlight to the German public how every part of the asylum process is clean, orderly, shiny, and non-threatening.

It’s an effective piece of cinematic propaganda. Leni Riefenstahl would have admired the techniques employed by the filmmakers. Mind you, their ideological thrust is different from hers — diametrically opposed, in fact. This is propaganda designed to sedate the German people while they abolish themselves, rather than to raise their morale for the coming conquest of inferior races.

But in certain ways the purpose is the same: to usher the viewer from a less-than-ideal reality into a world of heartening fantasy. The scenes portrayed in the movie have nothing in common with the filthy mass encampments, the nightly brawls in the asylum centers, the rapes, the threats, the intimidations aimed at European citizens. Everything is wonderful and smiling and harmonious in this imaginary Asylum World.

Chancellor Angela Merkel said: “We can do it.”

She might as well have said: “It takes a Triumph of the Will.”

Many thanks to Nash Montana for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:

Some afterthoughts:

Let’s assume that the asylum process as represented in this film is accurate. It’s very labor-intensive, involving a dozen or more state employees for a protracted period. We’ll make an optimistic guess, and assume it takes fifty man-hours of time on the part of the asylum center employees and agency bureaucrats to process Herr Abbas’ case.

Germany is expecting a million new immigrants by the end of this year, and another two million next year. These numbers will thus require 3,000,000 × 50 man-hours of labor on the part of native Germans. That’s 3,750,000 man-weeks (assuming a forty-hour week) or 72,000 man-years. If the asylum process for all of these migrants is to be completed in a year or less, this means that a minimum of 72,000 employees must be engaged in processing them. And, presuming that some of those employees have additional duties, the number would probably be somewhat larger — 150,000, 250,000, maybe half a million. Just to process the first two tranches of “refugees”.

How sustainable is this? How much will such a process cost?

And most importantly: How likely is it that all of it will actually be completed?

Video transcript:

0:02   My name is Abbas. I come from Iraq.
0:06   I can’t live in my home country anymore; I was persecuted,
0:09   and my family was threatened.
0:12   This is why I want to apply for asylum in Germany.
0:15   I hope I can live a safe life here.
0:23   As soon as I arrived in Germany, I went to the nearest police precinct.
0:28   From there I was directed to a refugee center for asylum seekers.
0:33   Here I received a letter of confirmation, but I couldn’t stay there.
0:40   Because in Germany all asylum seekers are being allocated evenly in all areas.
0:46   I had to take another long trip on the train.
0:52   Finally I arrived. Now I am excited to see what awaits me.
0:57   At the entrance an employee welcomes me.
1:00   “Good morning, how may I help you? Do you have your documents?”
1:04   I show her the confirmation I received when I arrived in Germany.
1:09   The employee shows me the way to the right building.
1:32   This is the initial reception center.
1:42   Here, too, I had to show my document to confirm my identity.
1:46   One of the employees coincidentally speaks my language, that made me feel relieved.
1:59   They give me a place to sleep and a package with useful things such as
2:03   bedding, cutlery, and toiletries.
2:12   Since I don’t know my way around, the employee takes me to my room.
2:21   There are other asylum seekers here as well. They come from different countries.
2:30   One of them also speaks my language! Absalam has been here for a few weeks,
2:34   and he offers me his help. I accept, of course.
2:52   I am relieved to finally have a roof over my head after my long voyage.
3:02   The next morning I report to the central office for foreign nationals
3:05   that I am seeking asylum.
3:08   A new country, an unknown language. I am very insecure and hope that I understand everything
3:16   An employee makes a new document for me.
3:20   She has to take my picture and she verifies my information.
3:29   I get a new certificate with my picture, and I have to sign at the bottom.
3:34   This is going to be my form of ID, for my time here at this center.
3:42   The employee shows me on a map where the
3:46   Federal Agency for Migration and Refugees is located.
3:49   That’s where I have to go to apply for asylum.
3:52   They will send me an appointment confirmation.
4:00   Although the employee doesn’t speak my language, and I only speak a few words of English,
4:05   we still manage to understand each other.
4:17   Now I have to be examined by a doctor.
4:20   He will check that I don’t have any serious diseases
4:23   that need treatment or could infect other people at the center.
4:30   Everything is OK with me, thank god; I am healthy.
4:34   Now I have the first few steps behind me.
4:44   Mealtime at the center. When they prepare our food, they make sure
4:48   that they meet our religious needs. I am very excited
4:53   to get to know other asylum seekers better here.
5:05   After about one week I get a letter with an appointment for my
5:10   asylum application at the office for Migration and Refugees.
5:13   I report to the gatekeeper with my papers.
5:25   In the waiting room there are also other asylum seekers
5:28   from many different countries in the world.
5:43   An employee comes and takes me to her office.
5:54   We have a translator here and he will translate for me.
5:57   The employee gives me a lot of important information
6:00   and my residency permit. She explains to me
6:04   that I can stay in Germany for as long as my application for residency is pending.
6:09   From now on it is very important that I am always reachable,
6:13   that’s why I cannot leave the district stated on my permit for as long as
6:17   no decision has been made about my permanent residency.
6:21   It is like this in all centers in Germany. I also can’t work,
6:25   but I can have legal advice while my status is pending.
6:32   In this brochure are names and addresses of organizations
6:36   to which I can talk in case I need something.
6:39   This will help me a lot.
6:45   After this another employee comes to take my data.
6:49   She measures my height and takes a picture of me.
7:01   She also takes my fingerprints; they do this to secure my identity
7:05   and to see if I had been to another European country before,
7:09   or if I applied for asylum in Germany previously.
7:13   It is the law in Europe that the country where I first arrived
7:16   is responsible for me.
7:19   This is why my information is being checked with international databases.
7:25   Now I have submitted my permit for residency and I am glad
7:29   to have this step behind me.
7:32   My next destination is a refugee organization.
7:35   Here I want to get comprehensive information about the asylum process.
7:48   The consultation was very helpful for me; I received a lot
7:52   of very important information. The deciding factor for my application
7:56   is going to be a hearing on my application.
7:59   That’s where I can give all the reasons for my asylum application.
8:02   I will take all my documentation with me that will show
8:05   why I had to flee my home country.
8:08   This way the person responsible can fully comprehend everything.
8:11   I could get a lawyer for myself too who will support me during the process,
8:15   but I would have to pay for the lawyer myself.
8:18   I will do this alone at first, no lawyer.
8:24   Now I wait for the appointment for my hearing.
8:28   I use this time to get to know other asylum seekers and to learn about Germany.
8:50   Today is the most important day for me since I arrived in Germany.
8:55   I am going to my asylum hearing at the Federal Agency for Migration and Refugees.
8:59   I am anxious because I don’t know what to expect,
9:02   and I’m worried that I can’t express myself correctly. In my home country
9:05   I haven’t had good experiences with officials;
9:08   how is it going to be here?
9:20   A decision-maker for the Agency for Migration
9:23   will decide about my application.
9:28   In the waiting room I am trying to stay calm and to concentrate.
9:42   “Müller? Okay I will get him right away.”
10:00   At my hearing the translator is present as well. I’m glad, because this way
10:04   I feel more comfortable, and he will explain everything to me
10:08   in my own language if I have questions.
10:15   The decision-maker explains to me how the hearing is going to take place.
10:19   She is very friendly and that helps to take away my fear and nervousness.
10:23   She also offers me a glass of water.
10:26   She assures me that the hearing is handled confidentially.
10:30   That means that she and the translator keep all information secret
10:35   that we talk about here.
10:38   Nothing that I say here will ever be heard in my home country.
10:42   The decision-maker asks if understand the translator well.
10:46   That’s important so that everything I say will be understood correctly.
10:50   If there are problems I have to say so immediately.
10:53   She first asks me a few general questions.
10:56   “How are you, Herr Abbas”? — “Good”
11:02   “Have you settled in well in Germany?”
11:12   “Yes, even I learned a little bit of German.”
11:16   “Do you feel you are well enough to carry on this hearing today?”
11:26   “Yes, I have no problems.”
11:29   “Do you have documents and passport and other things you can show me today?”
11:44   The translator translates everything for me and I try
11:48   to answer all questions completely.
11:51   The woman waits patiently for my answers. Then she dictates
11:54   what I say so that everything can be written correctly in my protocol.
12:02   “Herr Abbas, please now list all the reasons why you left your home country.”
12:08   She asks me to tell her the story of my flight and to show her any paperwork
12:12   I have for proof.
12:16   This is the moment. I have to speak of the things
12:20   that I’d prefer to forget forever.
12:23   But the woman helps me to relax with her friendly attitude.
12:47   “I want to apply for asylum in Germany because I was persecuted
12:51   in my home country. It was so bad that I was in fear of my life.”
13:02   Many things that I have experienced only now start to come back to me.
13:06   It takes a little while until I have told my whole story.
13:14   The decision-maker has asked me many more questions
13:18   and that made me nervous, but she explained that she has
13:22   to ask these questions, so that she understands everything correctly.
13:29   “There are all my reasons.”
13:36   At the end of the hearing I can correct my answers in case
13:39   there were misunderstandings, or I can make additions in case
13:42   I forgot to say something. After this I sign a declaration
13:45   that everything was translated correctly and that I understood everything.
13:49   She will now need a few weeks to write her report.
13:56   I will get a letter in the mail to learn of her decision.
13:59   But that is not the final decision yet.
14:02   I can also take legal action against the decision.
14:06   I am very relieved now, this wasn’t as bad as I imagined.
14:13   I have done everything I could for now to be granted asylum in Germany.
14:38   It has been a very long journey for me. Much has happened since
13:41   I first arrived in Germany.
14:46   First I was in the initial reception facility.
14:50   Here is where I was given a place to sleep and food.
15:02   Then I reported to the central office for foreign nationals
15:06   that I was seeking asylum. They made a file for me, and I was medically examined.
15:15   Then I went to the Federal Agency for Migration and Refugees
15:19   to officially file my application for asylum. They too made a file about me,
15:23   with my photo and my fingerprints.
15:27   It was told to me that I can only move within the assigned district
15:31   for as long as my asylum application is in process.
15:40   The appointment for my hearing took a while to arrange.
15:44   That’s where I told a decision maker why I fled my home country.
15:52   She will decide about my application.
15:56   There are different possibilities on how this will end.
16:00   Ideally I will be recognized as a refugee and therefore can stay in Germany.
16:04   In the worst-case scenario I would have to leave and go back to my home country.
16:14   I have already settled in Germany a little and am getting used to it.
16:18   I meet many new people, and I really hope I can stay in Germany,
16:24   and that my dream of a living a life free of fear will become reality.
16:28   The thing I wish for the most is that the situation in my home country
16:32   will some day become better again.
16:40   The people seeking asylum are actors and their stories were not real.
16:46   All the depicted situations were staged to show the process of asylum-seeking.
16:54   Federal Agency for Migration and Refugees
Co-financed by the European Refugee Fund.

18 thoughts on “Triumph of the Will

  1. How many migrant/refugee processing enterprises are there in Germany? The film depicted Herr Abbas smoothly accessing these indoor facilities providing immaculately spotless respite …sans need to patiently stand in line or filter through crowded waiting areas – in the rough – competing with numerous “Abbas” candidates simultaneously seeking assylum.

  2. For those bureaucrats, the calculation is very straightforward: more immigrants = more work, more staff, more redistribution and more power. Federal Agency for Migration and Refugees is on its way to become Ministry of Truth, if they manage to keep the borders open.

  3. Is this the master race that can believe and absorb and internalized such blatant rubbish? Or the makers of the movie know how stupid the rabbles are and know 80% of them will trust it. The more the west becomes desert and chaotic the more the Traitors produce greener pictures and orderly situations in propaganda.

    The more invaders are taking root and ambushing us, the more Traitors show their cowardice in fulfilling their remotest dreams and whimsical desires. And the more Traitors show harshness towards infidels and bludgeoning them into nothingness.

    Traitors ( politicians, reporters, invaders) are determined to turn us into dhimmis AND SLAVES. SOON.
    How could democracy be so passionately perverted and eagerly embraced in its distorted form.

    This is the darkest Age of pitch black and crap that planet creatures have created and rejoic ed in it.

  4. Murad, what you write always makes my day. Taking about “master race,” there are two facts of Leni R’s life that make her very close in spirit to the multiculti socialist Lenis of today.

    First, she loved Africa perhaps as much as shed did Germany, and produced significant artistic output devoted to Africa. And second, she admired Bolshevik propaganda and learned her craft from its great early masters–real masters but only in the sense of cinematic talent. They best two were Sergei Einsenstein and Vzevolod Pudovkin.

  5. Talk about a slick, professionally produced video! Bert couldn’t take more than 25 seconds of it, but I persisted until 2:50. Here, our well-behaved asylum-seeker Abbas, having come by train to an extremely underpopulated complex of dormitories, is show stowing some of his newly acquired belongings into the locker he has been assigned. But he is seen from *inside the locker*. How did the camera get there? The locker must have been free-standing, purpose-built without a back panel.

    On U.S. television recently there was a series called “Breaking Bad”. The producers took pride in including in every episode a scene in which the camera seems to be inside looking out, as someone throws something into a garbage can, a toilet, a furnace, or other confined space. Baron, you calculated the number of employees needed to service a two-year intake of the replacement population. I wonder how many man-hours were expended to create this 3-second scene of Abbas stashing his new things into his new locker in his new residence in his new country. Leni Riefenstahl would be proud.

    • She would indeed — that was my word-for-word reaction to this video when I first saw it.

      On an unrelated note, Max Denken points out that Fraulein Riefenstahl is wearing a German-issue pistol (Walther, not Luger) on her belt in this photograph.

      • Anyone who wears a pistol like that is either a fool, wearing it just for show or feels so completely safe in their surroundings that they have no thought of ever using it.

  6. The situation has morphed from ‘invasion by invitation’ to ‘invasion via bureaucratic procedure’. Of course the invaders can be ‘managed’ That is not the point! The indigenous citizens had no say at all. T

    The invaders are from cultures extremely and openly hostile to the West – which Merkel knows full well, as she admitted, years ago, that multiculturalism was not working.

    This is not about the settlement of aliens. This is about the aggrandizement of power by the EU Fourth Reich.

    If Merkel can herd all these undisciplined Muslim goats, then she can easily herd her own sheep! The invasion is just the trial run. It’s the beginning of tyranny, of no freedom, and ultimately, of the gulag.

    The only thing that can save the West, if she and the other quisling politicians cannot be voted out of office or impeached, is civil war.

    • There is another way. But maybe that procedure should be kept out of the current situation until there is just no other alternative.

      If you wish to know what I am getting at, ask the Baron for my email address and send me an email.

  7. Of all the many sickening moments of leftist propaganda that the video contains, what struck me the most was the disclaimer at the end, which can only be described as a Satanic double entendre:

    “The people seeking asylum are actors and their stories were not real.

    All the depicted situations were staged to show the process of asylum-seeking.”

    Looking like an innocent video disclaimer, this is actually a bare naked confession of the reality behind the asylum racket which is taking place in the REAL world!

    I also couldn’t noting the immediately preceding moment, when the narrator says: “The thing I wish for the most is that the situation in my home country will some day become better again.”

    I waited and waited for that sentence to be finished, with something like “So that I can finally return where I belong”. I’m sure most viewers were waiting for this, as the editing pretty much begs you to. But such words never came. Only an awkward silence that led to the “disclaimer”.

    This whole “happy ending” is not only a big poke in the eye to anyone who knows even a little about what’s actually going on. It’s apparently designed as a final, sadistic turn of the knife that the foregoing video so skillfully inserted into the mind of the audience.

  8. This would make for a great parody, use the same text, but substitute pictures of what they are really doing.

  9. As I have posted elsewhere, this whole invasion-migration is in violation of the German Basic Law or constitution, as are the governmental authorities that are enabling it. For those who read German here is the relevant section:

    Grundgesetz für die Bundesrepublik Deutschland

    Art 16a

    (1) Politisch Verfolgte genießen Asylrecht.

    (2) Auf Absatz 1 kann sich nicht berufen, wer aus einem Mitgliedstaat der Europäischen Gemeinschaften oder aus einem anderen Drittstaat einreist, in dem die Anwendung des Abkommens über die Rechtsstellung der Flüchtlinge und der Konvention zum Schutze der Menschenrechte und Grundfreiheiten sichergestellt ist.

    The key point is, that those migrants (or “refugees”) who are coming from or via other EU countries, or other recognized safe nations, are not entitled to asylum in Germany. Thus the whole thing is illegal and unconstitutional, and the status granted to such incomers has no legal validity.

  10. Oh, puulleeeez!

    BTW, Baron–help!! During the recent fundraiser I tried several times to contribute but Pay-Pal (?) always rejected my password, then my Email identity, and finally my credit card. Don’t understand it–I’ve contributed before. Any solutions?

  11. Has anyone else noticed the “NO ALCOHOL” sign on the building @ 1:27 or so? Roughly on the right.

    Hmmm… I wonder what that’s about, and why it’s in English. Maybe a leftover from the building’s former use?

    • Yes. I’ve seen it. It’s in English because of language barriers. There aren’t just arab ‘refudschies’, but also Africans. English is a good tool.

      I was looking for a ‘No Rape’ sign. Didn’t see it though.

      The guy in the video is smooth and well groomed. He’s a handsome fella. Even his teeth are perfect. So you know he’s not from the Middle East.

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