Many thanks to MissPiggy for translating this op-ed from Contra Magazin:
Open-Minded and Drunk With Tolerance
There has been a dramatic change in the general mood in Germany, stronger in the east of the country than in the west. The drunkenness of tolerance has given way to sobering reality.
by Michael Steiner
The recent incident in Chemnitz shows that more and more people in Germany have had enough of the country’s political elites who are in over their heads pursuing a migration policy that massively endangers internal security. After the stabbing (police still refuse to mention the nationality of the suspects, but it is said that they are asylum seekers) with one dead and three injured, there was an enormous wave of protests — especially in Saxony.
The mood is shifting. After tens of thousands of “isolated cases” in recent years, during which people were murdered, raped and/or mutilated by immigrants, discontent is growing in the country. Resentment, for many people, is becoming rage, because politicians downplay the current situation and the police — ordered from above — are condemned to inaction. Especially when it comes to the “pieces of gold” living in the “colorful republic”, who enjoy the absolute jester’s freedom, because no one dares to expose themselves to the charge of “racism” and “xenophobia”. But this policy is racist towards its own people, and reverse discrimination.
And it’s not just the criminals who come to Germany with the immigrants, but also the Islamists, who are becoming an increasing threat to public safety. The policy is so twisted that even the former bodyguard of Osama bin Laden, a designated threat, is being brought back to Germany after his deportation to Tunisia. How many more dangerous individuals should we have returned? Is the goal to establish the total police and surveillance state?
A cosmopolitan attitude isn’t actually the problem. The self-destructive migration policy currently being implemented in the leftist political circles allows countless people to be granted asylum, who according to the Geneva Refugee Convention (which contains obligations for asylum seekers as well —by the way) would actually have no right to it. Cosmopolitanism manifests itself through international behavior, by dealing with people of differing nationalities and cultures, and developing tolerance for other ethical standards and values. Migrants are expected to respect the way of life in their homeland, in the same way they should also respect and accept the lifestyle here. However, the trendy tolerance-drunk locals do not count.