If you’ve been keeping up with posts here at Gates of Vienna in recent months, you’ll probably have noticed that our coverage has been weighted heavily towards Germany and Austria.
Berlin, Munich, Hamburg, Dresden, Kiel, Kandel, Cottbus, Freiburg, Vienna, Graz, and lots of other places whose names don’t come to the top of my head — that’s what we’ve been covering. Rapes, assaults, murders, rapes, theft, groping, rapes, threats, intimidation, rapes: those are the stories of Modern Multicultural Enrichment that have been emerging from the lands of Goethe and Mozart.
One of the reasons for this Germanocentric coverage has been the Streetlight Syndrome — that is, the light’s better over here.*
We have an abundance of German-speaking translators who are more than willing to provide material about what’s going on in Germany and Austria (and, to a lesser extent, Switzerland). Every day there is another report on some new abomination — rape, beating, stabbing, murder, arson, you name it. As long as someone is willing to do the hard work of translation, Vlad and I are willing to post it. Video can be especially difficult — due to the need to time the translation — but people volunteer to do it. So we post it.
But it’s also because the most important news of our time is coming from Germany. Ever since the “Refugees Welcome” crisis began in late 2015, Germany has been the epicenter of the great shuddering quake that is transforming the Western world into a modern multicultural hellhole.
Actually, Sweden was first through the door — everything that is happening now in Germany has already been road-tested in Sweden. But Germany is so much larger, and has such a greater geopolitical significance, that any account of the Islamization of the West rightfully accords Germany the greater role.
In contrast, Austria seems to have turned away from the German model and towards the Visegrad Four. With the establishment of the ÖVP-FPÖ coalition government in Vienna, Austria has shown the German-speaking world that things can be done differently, if the political will exists (and the voters decide to shift in that direction). It’s doubtful whether Berlin will ever heed the Viennese example, but there it is.
Anyway, that’s the context for all this German-heavy coverage. In a lot of ways, we’ve become the German Desk for the Alternative News Network of the Anglosphere.
We owe a great debt of gratitude to our volunteer German translators. And especially to Egri Nök, who has worked tirelessly for more than two years to keep up with all the appalling news from her homeland.
But she’s not the only one: Oz-Rita, Nash Montana, Ava Lon, and Anton have also chipped in. Not to mention JLH, Rembrandt Clancy and Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff, who have done so much heavy lifting with the longer and more complex material.
There are probably others I have forgotten. If so, please send an email to bug me, and I’ll insert your name in the list.
Dymphna and I are grateful for all the hard work done by our German translators, and to Vlad Tepes, who subtitles the videos.
|*||A reference to the old joke that goes approximately like this: