As published at Unz Review, 6/27/17:
The Western media shame Germans, stay silent on endless attacks against Muslim countries and insist on massive immigration into mostly white nations.
Meanwhile, false flags are staged that are blamed on Muslims, with the aim of inflaming hatred between pale, nominal Christians and darker Muslims, for this animosity distracts from the systematic economic and war crimes committed by our common, mostly hidden rulers.
Until Israel is voided, Muslim societies will continue to be destroyed, thus flooding Europe with Muslim refugees.
For two years, I’ve received reports on Germany from a friend in Frankfurt. Yesterday, Christian sent me his latest, and I responded with six emails, only three of which reached his mailbox. Never before has this happened.
It’s ironic that Christian’s report is mostly about two new laws that allow the German state to monitor its citizens’ electronic communication and to criminalize online statements.
One is popularly dubbed Lauschangriff [Bugging Operation], while the second is called Netzwerkdurchsetzungsgesetz [Network Enforcement Law].
Since my emails to Christian suddenly couldn’t get through, I started to wonder if it was Lauschangriff at work? Whatever. We found another way to communicate. Grimly, Christian relates:
First, some happy news: Bild Zeitung, the German tabloid with the power to make or break politicians, is 65-years-old. Hurrah! Ein Tusch! Due to the joyous event, every household found a Bild in its mailbox. What did we find in there? Half the pages were advertisements and the rest were German politicians, businessmen or other contemporary idols telling us how wonderful our country is, and that we should constantly accept refugees, who will contribute to a better future, etc.
Our chancellor, Mrs. Merkel, tells our happy citizens that Germany stands, above all, for two things: eternal responsibility for the Holocaust and the integration of immigrants. Maybe one needs not wonder why the circulation of Bild-Zeitung has dropped 50% in the last 15 years. Of course, we are told that this was the fault of the bad, bad internet, which makes people more stupid, hateful and misinformed.
While Bild Zeitung was just doing its job of keeping people REALLY dumb and misinformed, our Minister of Justice, Heiko Maas, was also busy. Last Thursday, Maas’ wet dream was achieved when the Bundestag decided on a new law for more surveillance of online and messenger services. Germans are now calling it the Lauschangriff [Bugging Operation].
Ah, die Wunder der deutschen Sprache! My beloved mother tongue is full of clear and precise words, and there is also this wonderful German ability to call things by its real names. Just as with the Lügenpresse [lying press], we now have the Lauschangriff. A liberal or leftist who cares more for foreigners than his own people is dubbed a Gutmensch [good man]. Thanks to academics and media pundits, however, we now learn that only bad, hateful people use such terms.
Back to topic: The new law allows the state to secretly hack into computers, laptops, tablets, smart phones and messenger services, etc., to look into all electronic communication, in short, on the pretext of identifying terrorists, a most nebulous term, for any critic of the state may now be labeled a “terrorist.”
Our police and secret services now have legal access to the private data of all citizens.
What a wonderful new world! When a similar law was introduced a decade ago, it was met by fierce resistance from the media and public. Not this time!
Yes, there is the possibility that our highest court, the Bundesverfassungsgericht, might yet decide that the new law is unconstitutional, and some in the press are complaining, but there are no street demonstrations or a serious debate about this manifestation of Big Brother. Zero, zilch, nix, nein. People are just too tired, wasted, kaput. They just want to have a good time. Let’s go clubbing or have a barbecue…
And it doesn’t end there, of course: the Bundestag also passed the Netzwerkdurchsetzungsgesetz [Network Enforcement Law], which can criminalize online statements as illegal hate postings.
Great! The social media will be forced to delete hate speech immediately, but who defines hate speech? It’s a question for philosophers, not lawyers. In dubio pro hate speech. From now on, haters, baiters and Schlechtmenschen will have a hard time... Our Minister of the Interior, Thomas de Maiziere, actually declared, “It cannot be that there are areas where the state has no influence.” He really said that!
The very foundations of our civil rights are openly destroyed, but no one sees it. It’s almost comical.
Instead, media focus is on the danger coming from the RIGHT! Ja, we should fear the RIGHT for all time! The AfD, a party resembling the American Republican, are portrayed by the Lügenpresse as dangerous Nazis.
Twisting reality, they are shown as the great danger, while it is THEIR men and women who are persecuted and attacked. Several cars of AfD-MPs have been burned, several AfD-members have been beaten by Antifa-thugs, windows of restaurants where AfD-members frequent have been smashed and employees dare not admit they voted for the AfD, etc.
Meanwhile, foreigners are still flooding in. Official sources say we should expect 500,000 migrants and refugees for 2017. Who knows what the real figure will be? Yes, let them all come. Our cities change before our eyes.
And yet, the danger lurks from the RIGHT, we’re told. A soldier in the German Bundeswehr was found with Nazi memorabilia. Foaming, our minister of defense rightfully said that we should ban all signs of the Wehrmacht in German barracks. Yes, let’s scrub away the dirty past!
On the other hand, we are constantly erecting Holocaust memorials in each city. In Frankfurt, where I live, three more have been built in recent weeks. Ja, ja, we should always be reminded of how bad and vicious Germans can be.
An expert told us recently that wearing a pigtail might indicate a Nazi mindset. Another maven warned of Nazi teachers in German kindergartens! The same warning went out to schools, universities and companies, for Nazis are everywhere! Though invisible, they are literally everywhere!
Meanwhile, practically every week there are news of Muslim terrorists being arrested. An independent journalist found out that in the first three months of 2017, some 27 Muslims in Germany were seized by the police for planning a terror attack. As for the evil Nazis??? In one case, two Nazis with explosives were arrested.
True, there are false flags, but there are now enough radical Islamists in Germany to destabilize our country. Muslim countries are bombed and demolished, so they flee to societies many of them won’t understand, where they’re even encouraged to NOT integrate. Therefore, the rift between Muslim immigrants and Christian natives will only widen.
Then you have the horrible job statistics of the refugees. Though a catastrophe in the making, it is depicted as an economic stimulus. What?! Most refugees will remain on social assistance and only contribute to the German workforce in about 10 years, and only if integration really works. Most of their skills and knowledge are not usable in the German job market.
Ach, no worries! Wir schaffen das! We make it! So goes the slogan of our beloved Führer, I mean chancellor. Merkel says that it’s our duty to feed, clothe and work for people who, in their majority, will never work for us.
Do you believe in positive outcomes? Ja, we do! Let’s forget about the pension crisis with its obligations of about seven trillion euros, of which there are no funds. Let’s forget about the ever rising debts of nations, companies, households. Let’s forget about all these banks on the brink of bankruptcy. Let’s do what we have always done: work hard! As one of our great poets, Gottfried Benn, said so beautifully, “Dumm sein und Arbeit haben—das ist Glück” [“Being stupid and having work—that’s happiness”].
Back to topic: the country slowly resembles a Blade Runner scenario. In this society where most are poor and desperate, violence will reign so we will ask for protection, and it will be given to us! The Lauschangriff will protect us from the evil ones! As long as we consume, work hard, think less and have a good time, everything will be OK.
We must never forget our past sins and, to atone for them, must always accept immigrants. We also need them. Amen.
Years ago, I read two great books: Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged and Warlam Schalamow’s The Kolyma Tales. While the former portrays a society that, in the name of compassion and charity, strangles all initiatives and entrepreneurship by taxing and regulating them to death, the latter shows the logical next step: a prison system where everything is regulated by never-to-be-seen statisticians. The amount of work you have to do, the food you will receive for it, your clothing, how much money you may receive or spend, how many postcards you may write, your living space, etc., everything is regulated to the smallest details.
To me, these two depictions describe where we’re heading. Before our very eyes, society turns into a completely and utterly regulated and surveilled “thing,” where debts will rise constantly and liberties eroded, and as cost pressure for companies increases relentlessly, people will earn less and less.
The end of the road is the super state, where we are told by officialdom what to do, what to think, how to behave, how to work and where to live, etc. It will resemble Ayn Rand’s vision of a bureaucratic hell and also Schalamow’s depiction of a brutal terror regime.
Postcards from the End of [the] America[n Empire]
Monday, June 26, 2017
As published at Unz Review, 6/27/17:
Sunday, June 25, 2017
has been providing us with reports on that country. This morning, Christian sent me the latest, and I responded with six emails, only three of which reached his mailbox. Never before has this happened.
It is ironic that Christian's report is mostly about two new laws that allow the German state to monitor its citizens' electronic communication and to criminalize statements made online.
One law is called Netzwerkdurchsetzungsgesetz [Network Enforcement Law], while the other is popularly dubbed Lauschangriff [Bugging Operation].
I have just suggested to Christian that he should open a gmail or yahoo account, so he and I could communicate without being molested by the Lauschangriff, but since this very email may be intercepted, I'm reposting this suggestion here.
Friday, June 23, 2017
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I am a frequent Unz Review reader. I was born and raised in Mexico City, but I am very familiar with US culture, as I lived in Texas for two years while attending grad school. I was also very fortunate to attend summer camp as a child many times in upstate New York. I have many wonderful memories and experiences from my times in the US, and I very much appreciate that country. When I criticize imperial politics, a pro US friend holds it against me, arguing that I am some sort of traitor to a country that gave me so much. Of course I don't feel that way, because I have learned to distinguish the people from the government. I have many dear friends there, but I have also been more critical of what is going on, largely because I trust more the alternative press over the mainstream one.
I'd like to congratulate you on your fantastic writing, painting portraits of people all over the world. Your piece on Lucha Libre brought a few tears of laughter, and I have to say your understanding of Mexico is much deeper than most peoples'. I do not think that Lucha Libre is very common among the upper classes in this country, but I have told many friends that a true Mexican should attend at least once in his/her lifetime. Half the show is in the ring, but the other very interesting half of the show is the public itself. Hearing an 80 year old grandma yelling obscenities at the luchadores is priceless.
The level of ignorance and bigotry of some the comments in the various columns is appalling, but there are also many smart and interesting people among the Unz readers. Please don't let negative comments affect you and keep up the good work.
Saturday, June 17, 2017
- Linh Dinh
- Born in Vietnam in 1963, I came to the US in 1975, and have also lived in Italy, England and Germany. I'm the author of a non-fiction book, Postcards from the End of America (2017), two books of stories, Fake House (2000) and Blood and Soap (2004), five of poems, All Around What Empties Out (2003), American Tatts (2005), Borderless Bodies (2006), Jam Alerts (2007) and Some Kind of Cheese Orgy (2009), and a novel, Love Like Hate (2010). I've been anthologized in Best American Poetry 2000, 2004, 2007, Great American Prose Poems from Poe to the Present, Postmodern American Poetry: a Norton Anthology (vol. 2) and Flash Fiction International: Very Short Stories From Around the World, etc. I'm also editor of Night, Again: Contemporary Fiction from Vietnam (1996) and The Deluge: New Vietnamese Poetry (2013). My writing has been translated into Italian, Spanish, French, Dutch, German, Portuguese, Japanese, Korean, Arabic, Icelandic and Finnish, and I've been invited to read in London, Cambridge, Brighton, Paris, Berlin, Leipzig, Halle, Reykjavik, Toronto, Singapore and all over the US. I've also published widely in Vietnamese.