The following video highlights yet another instance of painstaking research by social scientists to discover something which is obvious to most people. In this case, it’s the amazing news that people who don’t defend themselves tend to targeted by violent thugs who prey on the weak.
One might infer that the situation discussed in the video can be ascribed to the unique national character of post-war Germany, which was formed under a long occupation by the victorious allies. Yet the same conditions may be observed in other Western European countries, especially Sweden, which hasn’t had to endure a humiliating military defeat and occupation for more than 200 years. So different causes must be sought for the craven and submissive behavior of Western Europeans.
Many thanks to MissPiggy for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:
|00:00||Germany is very easy prey, simply because these liberal democratic principles that we all value,|
|00:07||in which we live, are very susceptible to people who don’t feel committed to these values|
|00:13||and who place themselves above them. Let’s say for example, a young man living in north Duisburg,|
|00:18||who grew up with a protection payment racket and extorts money on the way to school attacking|
|00:23||13- and 14-year-olds. He says that he only targets German kids. He doesn’t bother with the|
|00:28||numerous Turks living there or the numerous Roma children growing up there because they|
|00:33||would defend themselves. The Germans don’t defend themselves. That’s what people told us|
|00:37||during our research. So the conclusion can be drawn that we, with our liberal democratic|
|00:44||disposition, make us a particularly vulnerable society for people capable of doing anything.