Out Of (Goose)Step..?

Once a model Social Democrat community where the poor in Germany’s Weimar Republic found help and support, the small town of Freital, just south of Dresden, has become a byword for German racism and intolerance.

Replacing those old bywords like ‘Auschwitz’ and ‘Buchenwald’, I suppose..?

And why so..?

Its target is Hotel Leonardo, or rather, the 300 or so asylum-seekers who are now virtual prisoners in the former conference hotel. Thanks to local hostility the building is under a round-the-clock police guard and surrounded by a 10ft-high wire fence. Police patrol cars have blocked off access roads.

Gosh, I wonder why there’d be ‘local hostility’, don’t you?

Ines Kummer, one of Freital’s few Green Party city councillors, said she had been threatened and shouted at by residents for showing support for the asylum-seekers.

“Right-wing nationalism and anti- foreigner attitudes have taken root in this part of Germany,” she told The Independent. “Around here the established parties, like Ms Merkel’s ruling conservatives, have not condemned the prevalent racism; they chose to brush it aside. Now it’s too late.”

You think political parties should ignore the clear will of the electorate, Frau Kummer? Want me to remind you how that worked out for a certain Herr Miliband?

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4 comments for “Out Of (Goose)Step..?

  1. Flyinthesky
    July 23, 2015 at 11:59 am

    The crux of this situation is enforced and legislated harmony. Neither of which are possible. Harmony has to evolve.
    Where we get a multiplication problem is we insist that the majority indigene population accommodate the custom and practice of, the often hostile, minority. This is the antithesis of human nature and it isn’t sustainable.
    In a democracy (sic) it is the majority that dictate policy, not the governments or the minorities. Indeed if we had actual democracy this situation would not have arisen.
    De facto racists are as scarce as hens teeth but ongoing governmental and global handling of these situations are increasing the levels of closet racists exponentially. Even so these people aren’t racist per se instead of addressing the cause of the problem governmental idealism and incompetence they’re addressing the result.
    In the not too distant future, probably beyond my lifetime, this problem will be resolved in the streets. By suppressing it with legislation and stifling discussion they are just going to make a bigger bang.

    • Hereward unbowed.
      July 23, 2015 at 7:39 pm

      All of that reply, is pretty well put FitS.

  2. Ted Treen
    July 23, 2015 at 11:17 pm

    I can’t offhand think of any person I know who warrants the description ‘racist’. No-one in my circle of acquaintances would ever judge or pre-judge anyone else simple because of their race or skin-colour.

    I do know people who are mistrustful of an alien culture and who are deeply resentful of having this culture forced upon them, given precedence over their own, and afforded legal privileges which are denied to the indigenous.

    When our cretinous ‘rulers’ finally realise this, and stop living in fear of the left’s liberally fired epithet of ‘racist’ perhaps we might see some progress.

    I won’t hold my breath, though.

  3. July 24, 2015 at 4:06 am

    Ve heff vays off makink you…..

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