Greta Thunberg, the Teenage Spear Point of Radical Climate-Change Alarmists


A Swedish teenager named Greta Thunberg has gained international fame by starting the “school strike” movement to stop “climate change”. She even spoke at the recent World Economic Forum in Davos.

I suppose you could say she’s the Ahmed the Clock Boy of the environmental movement — a photogenic kid guaranteed to tug at the heartstrings of Progressives who get all mush-brained about the Puir Wee Bairns.

Here are some extra details on Greta Thunberg:

Who is this girl, who is supposedly 16 years old but looks and talks like she’s four? She who is now being hyped up as the spokesperson for thousands of school-ditching kids? She is the product of her parents and of an eco-communist media world that has almost destroyed her early on in life in order to use her:

“Greta Thunberg was born to the Opera singer Malena Ernman and the actor Svante Thunberg. According to her own statements when she was 8 years old she became interested in climate change and she engaged in environmental protectionism by keeping the lights off in her house. Later she decided not to fly anymore. At age 11 she became depressive and started to self-harm and quit eating due to her anxiety about the climate. She then was diagnosed with the Asperger’s syndrome, OCD, and selective mutism. Later she engaged herself publicly against climate change.”

I translated this article from the German student newspaper Apollo New:

A student’s look at Greta Thunberg: How the climate-changers have instrumentalized a girl

The 16-year-old Swedish student Greta Thunberg has become the symbol of a young person who doesn’t want to be cheated out of her future. But she is a sick child who is being instrumentalized by the green elites in a perverse way.

The figurehead of climate change, at least according to the media, is Greta Thunberg. The by now 16-year-old Swedish girl has for weeks been in the spotlight. With her campaign “school strike for the climate” she has (supposedly) inspired millions of students and encouraged them, to demonstrate for “better climate politics”. Young people are fighting for a political issue: We here at the LJB do the same. But nonetheless I have to exercise criticism here, especially now, as I just became of legal age, that I am a young adult.

To pull off a political movement as a student is quite a lot of work. We experience this every day. For me, each week is a new balancing act, to write for Apollo while at the same time be prepared for final exams and other school requirements. But I get it all done — and mind you, without my just walking out of school on a Friday. Maybe I could organize that: School strike for Liberty. [He writes “Freiheit”, freedom, but I think in this case he means “liberty”… but it could be debated, I guess. —translator]

No doubt most people who emulate Greta and go to demonstrate believe the message they are representing. And I certainly don’t want to open that can of worms about climate change, because for that I have neither time nor space. Let’s just say it this way: A lot what so-called “climate activists say” can be thoroughly doubted. And still the narrative of the impending climate apocalypse is being pushed through the mainstream media as if there’s literally no tomorrow. Should we therefore blame these kids when they believe this stuff? If at all, then only conditionally.

Great Thunberg was born in the year 2003. The student has been diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome, OCD, and “selective mutism”, which is a psychological condition in which patients suddenly stop speaking. At age 8, according to her own statements, she began to be interested in climate change. This led her into a full-blown depression at 11 years old, including refusal to eat.

Let’s be honest here: a girl that because of a political position develops full-blown depression at 11 years old is not really suitable to be the mouthpiece for such a campaign. A girl like that needs help. Meanwhile she is advocating for very radical positions: “For me most things are black or white,” Thunberg wrote in The Guardian(which is a classical example of a borderline disorder). In plain text: Completely and utterly, or not at all. And for Greta, the choice is clear: Completely and utterly. So capitalism has to fall as a consequence. She calls for a boycott of Black Friday and demands basic changes in consumption and lifestyle. As is more often than not the case, anti-capitalism and “environmental protection” again go hand in hand. We do not know whether she was co-opted by the political Left or whether she is just used much more as a poster child.

One time I met a group of young people at the main Cologne train station who were holding a political demonstration. I decided to talk with them, and to ask them questions. I found out who announced the demonstration: A circa 18- to 19-year-old woman in an Antifa pullover. Also one Antifa flag was lying very visibly in front of the demonstrating group. And the answers of the youths were as naïve as they were shocking: 14- to 15-year-olds proclaimed in all seriousness carefully thought out sentences such as: “Yeeeeah we want for instance not so many plastic bags” as one reason for their demonstration. Pearls of wisdom such as “The economy shouldn’t be deciding and dictating everything; rather the common good should be advocated for”, were dangerously mixed with statements such as “I think the entirety of commerce (traffic) should be completely reconstructed […] everything just needs to be completely changed.” Individual mobility has to go. Or: “Maybe we need to ask the question whether capitalism is still suitable, or if we should rethink because of climate change.”

These children are being abused by anti-capitalists in the name of environmental protection. When the photos of the “school strike” from last Friday show 12-year-old children, it begs the question of how they even got there. Did their teachers send them there? And so, a thousand times over, what has happened to Greta Thunberg in plain view of everybody is happening to children everywhere. Because Greta, too, is being abused and instrumentalized by the climate-changers and the perpetual saviors of the world in a simple, moving way. Greta Thunberg is a girl who is in a perpetual state of fear due to the propaganda of the climate changers. A state that has led her into depression and self-harm, and there is no one who is willing to really help her.

“I don’t want you to be hopeful. I want you to feel the fear I feel every day.” This is statement by someone who is just not OK.

On a related note, I translated an anecdote from the comments at Politically Incorrect:

A colleague of mine told me she had a family discussion today at the breakfast table with her two kids. They were “school striking” yesterday, Friday. For the climate.

Later that evening when she asked the kids “How long are you going to take to pull this off?”, they answered, “Until your generation leaves a better world for our generation. A healthy world. One in which we can live again.”

So Sunday morning, in agreement with her husband, they decided to give in to their kids’ demands. The mom told her kids that they had thought about it long and hard, and that they had recognized that things needed to be changed.

In order to improve the climate, the family will sell both diesel cars, and only buy a brand new car. Which means that from now on, both kids have to either ride the S-train or use their bicycles to get to school and to their activities.

In order to avoid radiation, or even to reduce it, she is ready to completely relinquish all cell phones. There’ll be only one cell phone left for the entire family, and no flat rate. That saves a lot of money.

The house telephone also will not be wireless anymore, they’ll go back to corded telephones, in order to avoid “dangerous exposure to radiation”.

From now on the buying of clothes will be greatly reduced in order to minimize the exploitation of Asian laborers and child labor, and in order to reduce the carbon footprint. Therefore no more new clothes in trendy hip clothing stores. All clothes will now be bought in secondhand stores. There are a plethora of those in Berlin, after all. The fact that they won’t be as fashionable as new clothes will have to be accepted in the name of climate change prevention.

Frozen pizzas, burgers, other fast food, too, and beverages in plastic bottles as well will be gradually banned from the house from now on.

There will be more cooking at home. The fresh groceries will be bought at the local market. They don’t have to be organic right away, but the goal is to strive to become completely organic. The difference in prize for organic products will be compensated through the reduction in the household allowance and the kids’ allowance.

Revolution demands sacrifice.

My colleague and her husband understand that up until now they made one mistake after another. Therefore they have put all decisions to improve the climate and to make the world a livable place again into their kids’ hands.

Therefore she asked the kids that by Monday morning, they’ll come up with a plan of action by means of which everything can be implemented as quickly as possible.

And as a bonus, she added regular school-ditching can be included. However there will be no written and signed excuses by the parents. Neither from the dad nor from the mom. Since this is part of the revolution, the kids will have to regulate that themselves.

The next family meeting is Monday morning, 7 a.m., in the kitchen.

For now neither of the kids have said a word about any of it. But there’s still time, after all.

Exams at the Berlin Police Academy Are Rigged to Favor Migrants

Original translation by Nash Montana , subtitling by Vlad Tepes

Video transcript:

0:00 Of course it’s well known that the Berlin police are in need
0:03 of personnel, and that’s why they’re trying to employ anyone at this time,
0:06 and so they turn a blind eye.
0:09 Lee Roy graduated from his training with the Berlin police academy four years ago.
0:12 Today he is concerned about the future of his profession,
0:15 because he is convinced that standards for new trainees
0:18 during the recruitment tests have been drastically lowered.
0:25 This is very easily explained. They want to raise the migrant quota
0:28 working for the Berlin Police; this is deliberately political.
0:31 And so there is pressure from the top to the bottom.
0:34 And so they had to think about: how do we get more migrants
0:37 into the agency when they can’t master
0:40 the current tests? So they were given a memo with the answers on it,
0:43 so they could pass the tests in any case.
0:50 Lee Roy says the testing questions are available on the internet.
0:53 And should they not pass the exams,
0:56 the initial exam can be repeated over and over.
0:59 These are the accusations against the Berlin Police Academy that
1:02 Thomas Neuendorf has to address a lot.
1:08 First and foremost I want to say that this is really getting on my nerves,
1:11 these anonymous people, concealing themselves,
1:14 without revealing their names, putting out accusations into the world.
1:17 It is very, very hard to rebut these allegations,
1:20 and to see whether
1:23 there is even some truth to these claims,
1:26 and that’s why I find this very sad, and the only thing I can offer
1:29 is that these anonymous people should contact the Academy leadership,
1:32 and to explain these problems
1:35 that in their opinion exist,
1:38 and that way we can find solutions.
1:41 But that is exactly the one thing seasoned police officers don’t dare to do,
1:44 Lee Roy explains. They are afraid of possible negative consequences on the job.
1:50 When you openly criticize, you can kiss your career goodbye.
1:53 You can leave your post; the career ladder ends for them.
1:56 Criticism is not desired, and it is not wanted.
1:59 You have to direct lies to the top so things look beautiful.
2:03 And then Lee Roy shows us how people cheat on those exams.
2:12 It’s known that one of the ways they cheat is that
2:15 some of the applicants take pictures and publish the test questions,
2:18 that there are people who have been deliberately brought in
2:21 who would take these pictures
2:24 and publish them via WhatsApp.
2:27 But is that even possible at exams for trainees
2:30 in the presence of professional supervisors?
2:33 We do ask everyone to leave all aids and tools at the door,
2:36 but we don’t do body searches,
2:39 so of course I can’t exclude that someone or other
2:42 brings in a cell phone or another type of tool.
2:45 And how true is the accusation that the Berlin Police
2:48 wants to increase the migrant component
2:51 at all costs?
2:54 There is no quota. Not for migrants,
2:57 nor for genders. We employ solely
3:00 based on capability and skill.
3:03 It is a fact that many incidents can be defused
3:06 through the understanding of the culture involved,
3:09 also by knowing the language,
3:12 so the fact that we do need help in that regard,
3:15 is of course the main reason we desire
3:18 to employ migrants. Other than that there is no quota;
3:21 the only thing that counts is skill and competence.
3:24 Lee Roy sees things differently. He says that
3:27 the criteria for these entrance exams are being softened more and more.
3:30 They pull those trainees through because they need the quota.
3:33 We need those people in the streets.
3:36 For ten years we didn’t employ anyone,
3:39 and now they realize we’re soon going to have a huge upswing in pensions,
3:42 and so they take what they can get. You’ll see the consequences
3:45 of this in four or five years on the streets, of what’s happening right now.
3:50 A seasoned police officer rebels against his own leadership.
3:53 Who is right?
3:56 And the question remains: will his criticism be heard,
3:59 and will there be an internal investigation?


Rainer Wendt: The Crackdown on Criminal Culture-Enrichers in Berlin


Original translation by Nash Montana, subtitling by Vlad Tepes


Here is some additional information on Bushido vs. Abou-Chaker and clan. It’s  wiki info on the two rappers mentioned in the video, Bushido and Capital Bra (LOL yes that’s his name), and on Abou-Chaker, leader of the largest Arab family clan in Berlin.

Video transcript:

0:00 I now greet Rainer Wendt from the German Police Union.
0:03 Nice to have you here, Herr Wendt.
0:06 So this was quite a big blow against international weapons dealers.
0:09 How did we even get on the trail of this gang?
0:12 Well, first of all this is a blow, yes, and an especially big one.
0:15 At the end of a very intense investigation
0:18 you can strike at multiple targets at the same time,
0:21 especially with the special task force.
0:24 I can only say that was a great blow, but whether it’s going to be
0:27 Effective, we can only see once we proceed, once it begins,
0:30 especially how the men behind it will be uncovered.
0:33 But for now, to the Berlin Police, great work.
0:36 It is very unusual in that there actually were
0:39 700 weapons or more there,
0:42 that we could intercept all that and confiscate it all.
0:45 Yes, but I’m afraid there are a lot more weapons in the country,
0:48 illegal weapons. I’m sure that number goes into the millions.
0:51 We can see that especially coming from the Balkan wars,
0:54 that there is still an incredible amount of inventory around,
0:57 and they have to go somewhere, and so that’s where they’re being sold to.
1:00 So what is the situation generally in terms of weapons smuggling into Germany?
1:03 The weapons smuggling into Germany is extremely lively.
1:06 There’s a huge market for it here:
1:09 there’s biker [rocker] gang crime;
1:12 there are large extended Arab clans.
1:15 There are a lot of buyers for these illegal weapons,
1:18 and insofar as authorities stay on the ball with this,
1:21 and not only on the national, but also the international scene,
1:24 I am sure of that, the German police didn’t work this on their own,
1:27 and that is a good thing.
1:30 We’d like to talk about another topic, and that topic is family clan crime.
1:33 Especially in Berlin this is a huge issue, which is in the headlines
1:36 right now because of the arrest of Arafat Abou-Chaker and his brother.
1:39 One might almost think that for the past few months
1:42 there’s been a harsher crackdown by the police, why only now?
1:45 First of all, your question is valid.
1:48 For a space of thirty years it was merely observed how everything developed
1:51 into these perfect parallel societies, where these people could
1:54 develop their criminal enterprises.
1:57 Thomas Heilmann from here in Berlin, the former Justice senator,
2:00 who was the initiating party back in 2017,
2:03 he determined that the most vulnerable spot,
2:06 the one spot where we can really grab by the neck,
2:09 was their finances, their assets and wealth.
2:12 Those assets can be confiscated for now.
2:15 In Berlin alone 77 immovable properties
2:18 that have been seized as of today,
2:21 the results of this we’ll just have to see as we proceed, that’ll take some time for sure.
2:24 And also in North Rhine-Westphalia there have been raids and seizures of properties
2:27 and arrests, so yes, we are definitely seeing a stronger crackdown on this,
2:30 finally, because these are the right times to do so, and in NRW
2:33 we saw that Herbert Roll, the minister of the interior,
2:36 always participated at these raids live on location, which means that there is now
2:39 also strong political backing present now, which is exactly how it should be.
2:42 Let’s take another look at the case of Bushido against the Abou-Chaker clan,
2:45 where another rapper now has inserted himself into the case,
2:48 his name is “Capital Bra”, and he published a video on the internet
2:51 which we’ll listen to quickly:
2:54 “I’m not anymore with idiot [he published albums with Bushido — translator],
2:57 because he now works together with police,
3:00 he works for police now. He got police protection.
3:03 OK. One might understand. Kids were in danger.
3:06 Now he s**ts on folks, folks go to the slammer,
3:09 and… I am not for that, I did everything for him,
3:12 even people said don’t do it, but I did it anyway,
3:15 because we were a team. But we are not a team.
3:18 The police are now his team…
3:21 Bushido now plays for the police team,
3:24 not in “my” team anymore, what does that tell us?
3:27 First of all, I don’t believe a word, of course he doesn’t “play” with the police now…
3:30 You don’t think he is cooperating? Oh sure he cooperates, but he’s not
3:33 playing on our team. Our team is rather limited, and
3:36 and it actually follows the rule of law, and so even when one cooperates,
3:39 that doesn’t mean that he “plays” on our team. But that is —
3:42 this description that he is now on the police team,
3:45 that is of course the deadliest contempt that a guy can show another in that scene.
3:48 I mean, you can accuse someone of being a gangster, a crazy guy or whatever,
3:51 but to call someone a snitch, a traitor, you’re with the police now,
3:54 you’re on the other side now, there’s definitely a serious threat in there, too.
3:57 it also clearly shows how these clans despise the constitutional state.
4:00 Yes, they despise it and they completely ignore it.
4:03 They have built complete parallel worlds,
4:06 with their own justice system, their own set of rules
4:09 that they brought with them,
4:12 and that we now have to try to disband.
4:15 This is going to be a lengthy process and we are only at the beginning now.
4:18 Says Rainer Wendt, and thank you very much for being here.

AfD Representatives Accused of Being Nazis, Yet Again


I wish I didn’t have to post this video. It’s necessary, but I know it will serve as chum in the water for the Jew-haters out there. And I know I’ll have to mercilessly squelch the Jew-fight that will inevitably try to germinate in the comments. Ah, well — so it must be.

The story concerns the reaction of representatives of the AfD (Alternative für Deutschland, Alternative for Germany) in the Landtag (state legislature) of Bavaria, when they were yet again publicly identified as Nazis. The speaker who smeared them as such was the chairperson of the Council of Jews in Germany

This is annoying for a couple of reasons. First of all, it slanders the AfD — they are not at all anti-Semitic, and never have been. They are probably less anti-Semitic than the average German, and certainly far less anti-Semitic than the Greens and the Socialists, who manifest Jew-hatred frequently, especially in their alliance with Muslims.

The second reason is this woman’s obdurate refusal to consider the greatest danger to Jews in Germany, which is Islam. What does she think the situation will be like for German Jews twenty or thirty years from now, when Muslims rule the roost?

In this the Jews of Germany join the atheists, the feminists, and the gays in their insistence on keeping their heads in the sand about what Islam intends for them.

Translation by Nash Montana, subtitling by Vlad Tepes

Here’s the accompanying article from Politically Incorrect, also translated by Nash:

Bavaria: AfD Representatives Walk Out after Hate Speech

A veritable scandal unfolded Wednesday in the Bavarian Landtag [state parliament]. There, a commemoration service for the victims of National Socialism took place, to which the current president of the Israelite religious community for Munich and Upper Bavaria and the current chairperson of the Council of Jews in Germany, Charlotte Knobloch, was invited as a guest speaker. But Knobloch did not use her speech to address growing anti-Semitism in Germany by Muslim migrants; she used the opportunity to attack the AfD.

First Knobloch moved the AfD and its representatives close to right-wing extremism, then she accused them of belittling of National Socialism, and she also accused them of rejecting Democracy. Then she denied the AfD Constitutional conformity, when she said: “This so-called Alternative for Germany is building their foundation on hate and exclusion, which has — not just in my opinion — no standing on the base of a democratic constitution.”

Clumsy Holocaust Comparison

The president of the Israelite religious community carried it to an extreme when she indirectly considered the possibility of a new holocaust in connection with the AfD. She said: “It is the responsibility of all of us that the unimaginable can never be repeated.” That was the moment when the AfD representatives, including Katrin Ebner-Steiner, had enough, got up and left the room. Only when Knobloch’s speech came to an end did the representatives return. Naturally this incident is blamed on the AfD in the media. Regardless of Knobloch’s clumsy verbal attacks and belittlement at an official NS Commemoration ceremony.

Ebner-Steiner: Knobloch’s Speech Passage About the AfD Was Hostile

“We do not have to let ourselves be treated in such a disrespectful manner, void of all objectivity. We are sad to realize that Frau Knobloch has chosen to engage in this uncalled-for way of arguing.” But, she adds, they are also optimistic that the relationship could relax a little bit with the representative of the Jewish community in the long run, once she’s actually met the representatives of the AfD personally.

“The derogatory way in which the hostile speech was formulated by Knobloch about the AfD was absolutely uncalled-for during the commemoration ceremony, and we do not accept being called a party whose platform is based on hate and exclusion, and that it is anti-constitutional,” emphasizes Ebner-Steiner. It is, after all, especially the AfD that sees itself as a violence-free party of law and a defender of democracy. Opposing accusations were an expression of “party-political-motivated contempt for an uncomfortable political competitor.”

Bystron: Islam is the Real Threat for Jewish Lives in Germany

The Bavarian AfD Bundestag representative Petr Bystron accused Knobloch of warning the wrong people: “Frau Knobloch should better talk to those who are responsible for the rise in anti-Semitism in Germany. And that is with certainty not the AfD,” Bystron told JUNGE FREIHEIT. He adds that in the meantime it has been statistically proven that immigration from the Islamic culture poses a growing threat for Jewish lives in Germany: “And Frau Knobloch knows that. But she’d rather not touch that hot iron. Apparently it’s too hot for her.”

Video transcript:

0:01 Several representatives of the AfD suddenly stood up
0:04 and walked out to protest in the Bavarian Landtag [state parliament].
0:07 The reason: At a commemoration for the victims
0:10 of National Socialism, the president of the
0:13 Israelite Religious Community of Munich and Upper Bavaria,
0:16 Charlotte Knobloch, criticized the right-wing populist party sharply.
0:20 This so-called Alternative for Germany,
0:23 is building their foundation on hate and exclusion,
0:26 which has — not just in my opinion — no standing on the base
0:29 of a Democratic Constitution.
0:33 The parliamentary party leader Katrin Ebner Steiner was among
0:36 the AfD representatives who left the room.
0:40 The other parties gave Knobloch a standing ovation.
0:48 After about ten minutes the AfD representatives
0:51 came back in the room.
0:54 President of the Ministry Markus Söder (CSU) called their behavior
0:57 disrespectful, he said that real democrats would never act like this.

Are There Still Swiss People in Switzerland?




Original translation by Nash Montana from Politically Incorrect:

Are there still Swiss people in Switzerland?

Most Germans, including politicians, don’t know a thing about Switzerland. They think of rich people at Zurich’s Bahnhofstrasse, a.k.a. the “Million-Dollar Mile” [That’s slang for the Bahnhofstrasse — translator]. They think of evil bankers with big fat bank vaults for German tax-evaders, they think of hillbilly “Alpöhi” [Heidi’s grandfather in the story “Heidi” — translator], they think of uneducated goat herders like Peter and naïve Heidis, they think of nasty “Schweizermacher”, immigration officials, [The word “Schweizermacher”, “Swissmakers”, is based on an infuriating propaganda “comedy” from 1978 that portrayed two particularly nasty government immigration officials harassing the poor Africans swarming into Switzerland in the ‘70s and ‘80s — translator], and they think of a quixotic population that voted for the ban on minarets.

A small portion of Germans dreams of Swiss citizen-ballot voting. But if only everything were just like that.

The reality is that Swiss banks have long practiced the self-abnegation crawl in front of tax collectors of foreign countries, and that they sell out their clients to blackmailing US administrations or SPD administrations.

The results of citizens’ voting ballots that are disliked are levered out by the elites in politics and justice, they grovel in front of other nations, and they are jubilant when an EU court or some UN organization has the last word. And also there’s no lack of rampaging leftists.

Meanwhile, half of the citizens in Switzerland are now foreigners. Tendency rising. Here’s a few quotations from an article of the WELTWOCHE from Jan 9, 2019:

At the beginning of data acquisition in the year 1926 almost 100% of the 200,000 migrants were reported to possess only Swiss citizenship. 2016 we see a completely different picture: of the 775,000 Swiss citizens who live in another country, 570,000 had one or more passports. That’s a share of about ¾.

Similarly steep is the share of passport holders inside Switzerland; actually it progressed extremely rapidly. In 1996 Switzerland counted 236,000 people with dual citizenship. twenty years later this number has risen to 900,000. This means that dual citizens are the fastest-growing part of the population.

The composition of the population living in Switzerland is therefore being downright plowed up, and even more so when you look at the growth in the numbers of asylum seekers and migrants.

1950 saw 285,000 asylum seekers in Switzerland; in 2016 the number increased to 2.1 million. The absolute number has increased sevenfold since the end of the war. The share of asylum seekers in Switzerland rose from 5% to 25%.

If you add the number of asylum seekers/migrants with dual citizenship (which also comprise 25%) together with the share of asylum seekers/migrants, it becomes painfully clear that the Swiss citizens with simple one-passport citizenship only make up 50% of the entire citizenry of Switzerland.

Germany is not quite there yet, but they are moving in that direction. How will Switzerland digest this development? Many of these asylum seekers/migrants are working. The social state is still able to whitewash these tears in the fabric. Still.

Generation Retreat




The following article was published at Alexander Wendt’s website. It points out that the only kind of “integration” that occurs in Germany is when immigrants overwhelm, drive out, or absorb the native German population. In Berlin, “integration” means turning Germans into Turks.

Translation: Nash Montana

Generation Retreat

by Air Tuerkis*

What happens in schools in which Turkish and Arab youths are already in the majority? Assimilation is in reverse: it is the “Almans” who are adjusting themselves.

I am 16 years old and I live in Berlin-Kreuzberg. I grew up between Görlitzer Park, Warshaw Street und Kottbuss Gate. At my elementary school the percentage of foreigners was past the 70% mark.

I experienced what the words “integration difficulties” really meant: A third grader sitting on the floor, crying and hitting at the teacher who tries to soothe him; a fellow student storming angrily out of the classroom after a warning and can only be brought back with much difficulty. Another who’s taking a nap during German class. And ultimately, a fourth-grader who visits the local mosque regularly and babbles on to me about good and evil angels sitting on my shoulders. It was a crazy time; the educational level was beyond ridiculous. I have learned absolutely nothing in elementary school. Nada y niente.

And still — and, yes, this may sound crazy — I was better friends with the Turks, the Kurds and the Arabs than I was with German students. Because most German students in Kreuzberg are just insanely dumb: They have been brought up anti-authoritarian; achievements and performance were foreign concepts to them, but their mommies were sure that something was going to come from them — something about painting pretty pictures or maybe music. The child could jam away on the drums so well…

When I got older, I went to grammar school, out and away from Kreuzberg. The older I got, the more things changed around us. Those Germans with the last bit of common sense left. Those who remained at the Kreuzberg schools soon only had two options left: Either they were excluded, and ridiculed as “Almans” — or they assimilated. They adjusted themselves. They assimilated so that they could belong to a deeply Islamic-shaped youth culture. There everything was about honor and family, and whoever said anything against it or just generally was of different opinion than the leader of the group got punched in the face. Sure, as far as alcohol and girls went, things weren’t so Islamo-puritan, unless it was about your own sister, so help us allah, because then it was a matter of honor. Shisha was all the latest rage, music came from rappers who were rapping things in broken German about punching people in the face and boxing. This culture reacted allergically to everything German, Western, and against everyone who didn’t immediately shed themselves of it.

I’ve watched how the assimilating Germans started to talk in slang. They took up the mannerisms of their migrant friends, and in order to try and completely evade the slightest accusation of Almandome, they would try to exceed and surpass their migrant friends in things such as aggression and the propensity to use violence.

The fact that culture functions in this way here is known by everyone, whether a student at Waldorf, SPIEGEL online reader, a Green Party member/fan, or just generally a tolerance-loving diversity fan: to accuse a migrant gang of cheating at soccer by Bolzplatz? Better not. To flirt with a girl with darker skin? Rather keep your distance.

The former New Cologne mayor and SPD politician Heinz Buschkowsky just recently aptly summarized it this way: “Today we have entire neighborhoods that offer a complete infrastructure like in the homeland. There is no pressure to assimilate and to learn the German language. On the contrary, there is a strong territorial behavior present. Young people say: we are proud Turks and Arabs. What do you Germans want here?”

There are four possible answers to this question: Remain here as a German and have problems. Remain here and stop being German. Remain German and move away. Or go to Waldorf school and make your name in interpretative dance.

There’s only one thing that doesn’t happen: That someone from my generation stands up to this evolution. The generation of left-over Germans who grow up in areas such as what I have described here, they have no confidence left. Instead of self-assertion, they self-decapitate. This is not something that just happens here in the extreme; it is happening everywhere. There is no fire of defiance and truculence left burning: not against the Islamic annexation of culture nor against the political patronization in schools and in the media who explain to us how we are all profiting from diversity.

These broken youths in times of total tolerance have understood that integration is not happening, at least not of the migrant kids into German society. There is no imperative need for them to integrate. The few among them who maybe wish a more secular and liberal milieu are prevented from living it or expressing their desires by their environment — for instance when a gang of youths through the pressure of the group make sure that girls wear their hijabs. In these city blocks — whether it be Berlin, Dortmund or Bremen and many more cities — there is nothing that represents our Western culture in any way. And even if someone wanted that: into what should migrant kids integrate?

There, where the majority situation has already been tipped over, assimilation has been going the opposite way for the longest time already.


Air Tuerkis is the pseudonym of a Berlin student and author who publishes the liberal student magazine Apollo News.



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