It seems that Germany is rapidly approaching the point when every citizen will have a right to his/her/its own distinct gender, officially recognized by the state.
The following video shows a humorous opening greeting in the Brandenburg state parliament by Steffen Königer of AfD (Alternative für Deutschland, Alternative for Germany). Non-Germans will find it amusing but mystifying: why was the AfD delegate listing such a multiplicity of genders in his introduction?
A brief report from the AfD website provides an explanation. But first watch the video.
Many thanks to Nash Montana for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:
In the state parliament in Brandenburg the AfD party spoke against the “Action plan for acceptance of gender and sexual diversity, for self-determination, and against homo- and transphobia in Brandenburg”.
“We reject this kind of egomaniac politicizing. We do not achieve equality through ideology and we cannot destroy discrimination this way,” says Steffen Königer, AfD spokesman for social-political matters.
During the debate at the parliament Königer addressed 60 possible gender descriptions in his speech. “I didn’t want to insult anybody, I wanted to show this ideological insanity of the red/green action plan,” he said.
“The reaction of the delegates from other parties, many of whom had a hard time keeping themselves from laughing out loud, showed me that my intro made people think.”
The action plan developed by the SPD, Left party and Bündnis 90/The Green Party is intended to improve “the legal and social equality of lesbians, gays, bi-, trans-, intersexual and queer (LSBTTIQ*) in Brandenburg.
|0:00||Dear President, dear ladies and gentlemen,|
|0:05||dear gays, dear lesbians,|
|0:09||dear androgynous, dear bi-gender,|
|0:14||dear woman-to-man, dear man-to-woman,|
|0:18||dear gender-variable, dear gender-queer,|
|0:23||dear inter-sexual, dear neither/nor genders,|
|0:30||dear no-gender, dear non-binary,|
|0:34||dear pan-gender and pan-sexuals,|
|0:38||dear trans-males and trans men,|
|0:42||dear trans-females and trans women,|
|0:46||dear trans-humans, dear trans-with-asterisk,|
|0:50||dear trans-with-asterisk-females, and trans-with-asterisk-women,|
|0:55||dear trans-with-asterisk-males, and trans-with-asterisk-men,|
|0:59||dear trans-humans, dear trans-feminine, and dear trans-gender,|
|1:06||dear trans-gender females, and trans-gender women,|
|1:10||dear trans-gender males, and trans-gender men,|
|1:15||dear trans-gender humans, dear trans-gender masculine,|
|1:21||dear male trans-sexuals, and dear female trans-sexuals,|
|1:25||dear trans-sexual men, dear trans-sexual women,|
|1:31||dear trans-sexual persons, dear inter-asterisk-females,|
|1:36||and dear inter-asterisk-males,|
|1:40||“someone who has a question” “I’m not even finished with the greetings, Mister President, sorry”|
|1:45||dear…, dear inter-asterisk-men, dear inter-asterisk-women,|
|1:50||dear inter-asterisk humans,|
|1:53||dear inter-gender, dear inter-sexuals,|
|1:57||dear two-gender and dear hybrids,|
|2:01||dear hermaphrodites, dear two-spirit third gender,|
|2:06||and dear fourth gender,|
|2:09||dear XY-women, dear butch, dear femmes,|
|2:15||dear drag, dear transvestites,|
|2:18||dear cross gender, dear zero-gender,|
|2:22||and of course, as well, dear all other genders,|
|2:27||“Do you understand this insanity?”|
|2:30||dear underlined Nonnemacher,|
|2:33||dear underlined Bader, and dear underlined Muss,|
|2:38||The AfD party rejects your proposal. Thank you.