During the New Year’s Eve festivities in Cologne last weekend the police sensibly “profiled” young culture-enrichers based on their North African (“Nafri”) appearance. The Gutmenschen in the media and polite society immediately and predictably leveled charges of “racial profiling” at the police.
Vera Lengsfeld — whose writings have been featured here in the past — is a German politician, a peace activist, and a former DDR dissident. In the following essay from her website (via Politically Incorrect) she dares to dissent from the current wisdom about the actions of the police on Silvesternacht.
K. from Germany, who translated the piece, offers these prefatory remarks:
Cologne was mostly peaceful this time, but only due to massive police presence and preventive measures, i.e. the turning away of certain “clientele” already at the train stations. These measures themselves are now coming under fire from our professional SJWs. Other places, which were not so heavily guarded, received their share of incidents.
The article also alludes to reports of “suspicious gatherings” of mostly North African and Arab men, often numbering more than 1,000 strong, appearing in various cities of West Germany seemingly “out of nowhere” as official language puts it. We’ll be hearing more of this, I am sure.
The translated essay:
It Is Madness And There Is Method To It
by Vera Lengsfeld
The year 2017 began like the unfortunate 2016. Despite massive security measures, which were covered beforehand extensively, about 1,700 North Africans, called “Nafri” by the police, attempted to reach the New Year’s festivity in Cologne’s Cathedral Square. As determined by the peace officers, they were the same clientele responsible for the mass violations in the previous year. In Dortmund, Duisburg and Essen there were similar aggressive gatherings of young North Africans, accompanied by vulgarities or attacks on police, firefighters or rescue teams.
The police were not the only ones who appeared to be “irritated” about this inrush. In the quality media, too, the question was raised what such crowdings might possibly mean. After all it looked like a provocation. What did the young men, who took on the journey deliberately, want in Cologne, and why were they so aggressive? Had the quality journalists forgotten what took place there last year, or are they really that naïve? Those who believed that this would be the absolute low point in this year’s New Year’s Eve reporting found themselves to be wrong.
Shortly after the police had announced that they were passably able to provide for quietude, at least in Cologne, with the help of 1500 personnel, a “racism” campaign was launched against them in social media. The notorious Mr. [Jahn] Böhmermann participated with the daft question: “What is actually the difference between Nafri and Negro?” One Herr Fichtner even called for an investigation committee. “Are the police in #Cologne either not working at all — or only based on racist clichés?”
Spiegel Online gladly took it up and turned it into a story, which raised no less an accusation than that of “racial profiling”.
“Last year, especially in the Cathedral City, hundreds of women were molested – and stated that the perpetrators looked ‘North African’. Now the Cologne police, in the eye of critics, obviously used this stereotype for prevention of possible violations.”
How dare these police? Instead of watching out for choirboys or old white men, who, as is well-known, did not make trouble in the Cathedral Square 2016, they turned their attention towards men who fit the “perpetrator profile”! This has to be denounced and most severely sanctioned!
Have the quality journalists participating in the racism accusations or the politicians, who were quick to express their indignation about the racist police via Twitter, lost their marbles?
It is bad enough that a major event in Germany can no longer take place without most massive police protection. To face the policemen, who provide for this security under high risk to their own physical integrity, on top of this with the worst, untenable accusations, is a scandal! Should they have let loose hundreds of young, aggressive men on the revellers? If it had come to massive sexual violations again, what would our quality journalists have said then?
Shame on you, Spiegel Online and all those who deconstruct our constitutional bodies with such detestable methods!