Tuesday, 19 September 2017

German Elections 24. 9. 2017

In a few days, on the 24. September, Germans will go to the polls and decide their government for the next four years. Here is a quick guide to understanding the German election, from this Source

Germans don’t directly vote for their leader like in the US, but they can vote for a party. In Merkel’s case that would be the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), which right now is a beefy 14 percentage points ahead of nearest rival the Social Democrats (SPD), according to the latest Emnid poll (link in German).

While we can expect Merkel to stay at the helm, her choice of coalition partner will influence Germany’s domestic and foreign policy over the next four years.

The rest of the race

As well as the CDU and SPD, there are four other political parties who are more or less neck-and-neck at the moment. Each party is represented by colors: The CDU and its sister party the Christian Social Union are black, while the SPD is red. Coalitions are sometimes referred in Germany by colors, eg, a “Jamaica coalition” would be one between the Christian Democrats (black), Greens (green), and Free Democrats (yellow).

The other key parties are:

The liberal Free Democrats (yellow)

The left-leaning (*) Green Party (green)

The Left/Die Linke (dark red or purple)

The right-wing (**) Alternative for Germany, AfD (blue)

Why third is the new first

Watch for whichever party comes in third place after the CDU and SPD, because it could mean the Christian Democrats have a chance to team up with a new coalition partner.

The FDP is the one to watch here. It looks set to re-enter parliament this year after failing to clear the 5% hurdle in 2013, and some polls predict it could win enough votes to allow it to form a coalition with the CDU/CSU (they were historically coalition partners).

This could mean some changes, as the pro-business FDP favor slashing government debt and taxes, and taking take a stricter line with other EU countries—it’s dead against any more bailouts for Greece. Its leader Christian Lindner told Bloomberg that other EU countries needed to be responsible for their own fiscal policies, and that he was against a Franco-German alliance that would entail “pots of money” for Emmanuel Macron.

On the other side, if the Greens were to be part of the next coalition, they could pull Merkel more to the left. (***)

Although the Left and the AFD are both polling at around 10%, Merkel’s party has ruled out forming a government with either of them. (****)

Here’s how the voting works

Everyone gets two votes on their ballot paper. The first one is to choose a local representative for their district. The second is to choose a party for parliament. 

Germany has 299 districts, and each one has a representative in the Bundestag. The Bundestag actually has a minimum of 598 seats, and the remainder of them are portioned out based on what percentage of the national vote each party wins—and that’s the key result we’ll all be watching for on the night of Sept. 24. The threshold to get into parliament is 5%.

What happens once the results are in?

Negotiations then begin on forming a coalition government—a coalition needs at least 45% of the vote to form a government—and the process can take weeks. Only once that’s completed can the chancellor be elected.

(*) "Left-Leaning" in the case of the Greens globally, but even more so in the case of the German Greens is a euphemism for "Extreeeeeeeeeme Left"

(**) This report is actually in a minority to call the AfD merely "right wing". The Merkel-obedient Fake Media label the "Alternive für Deutschland" from "extreeeeeme Right" to "Nazi" via "Raaaaacist" and got actually away before the courts calling Dr. Alice Weidel, one of the AfD lead candidates a "Nazi Schlampe" (Nazi Slut). The AfD is the only genuinely conservative and truly patriotic Party among the lot. 

(***) WOT? One small step more to the Left by this fake "conservative" Merkel and she would fall of the cliff.

(****) It is actually the AfD who have ruled out joining Merkel's Mob. At this stage, they say, they are not seeking "power", but intend to form a strong opposition who finally will hold Merkel et al to account for her destructive actions. 

I have not hidden the deep contempt I have for Angela Merkel and for what she is doing to Germany and Europe, but - unfortunately - the system will see her Chancellor for another 4 years. 

The only small hope Germany and her people have is that Merkel and her pack get at last an authentic opposition. They will if the AfD enters the Bundestag after the elections. 

End of Election Campaign 2013                        Start of Election Campaign 2017


Sunday, 17 September 2017

The French Resistance

To start with, I wanna brag and tell you  how proud I am to call these two people my friends, but - more darkly - I also have to confess that I'm extremely worried for their physical safety in the battered country that  France has become.  They are less a grain of sand in the shoes then a thorn right in the eyes of the unholy trinity that  is selling out France: Government-Media-Judiciary.

Earlier this month, they celebrated the 10th anniversary of Riposte Laïque and every speaker at this event in Rungis near Paris is worth listening to. For the moment I will just post the subtitled speeches of Riposte Laïque's founder, Pierre Cassens, and of Christine Tasin, director of Résistance Républicaine  But everyone of the speeches presented that day are worth translating, and - perhaps - I will get to it in time. 

Christine Tasin's petite frame and soft voice are in direct inverse proportion to the strength this true French heroine has shown for at least 10 years now.  In her former life she was a Professor of Classics:

Thanks for subtitlingg: VladTepes

Pierre Cassens, softly spoken and with a wild-and-wicked sense of Gallic humour is the target of judicial persecutions and prosecutions from people like Cazeneuve (former Minister of Interior and for a while Prime Minister), Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris, former City of Lights she has turned into a garbage can and the recently deceased partner of Yves Saint Laurent, Pierre Bergé, to mention but a few who seem to have recognised the a real Resistant who must be eliminated.  

Baron Bodissey from Gates of Vienna who edited the subtitles of this and of Christine Tasin's speech writes: 

"The following speech by Pierre Cassen was given on September 2 at the event held to honor the tenth anniversary of Riposte Laïque. It’s rousing and inspirational, but it’s also a somber reminder that France has already passed the tipping point. The same is true of Sweden, of course, with Britain and Germany close behind. And the rest of Western Europe, along with Canada, Australia, and the USA, are doing their best to catch up..."

Thanks for subtitling: VladTepes

And Baron Bodissey concludes his comments:

"...Mr. Cassen points out what most of us have already realised, even if only subliminally: A democratic political solution to the Islamization of France is no longer possible. The most recent presidential election — won so resoundingly by Emmanuel “Toy Boy” Macron — was the last chance for the French to resolve the situation electorally.

The immediate future is murky, but whatever lies ahead for France will be ugly, bloody, and protracted. Nevertheless, even if all hope is lost, there is an imperative to resist the inevitable by any means available. Mr. Cassen’s words are a summons to his fellow patriots —

Allons enfants de la Patrie!"

Hurt but not dead !

PS: On the way home from a Radio Interview this  Saturday, Christine Tasin and Pierre Cassens were in a car accident. On the motorway, no other traffic, a "mad lorry" run into the back of  their car at high speed.  The driver of the truck alleged that he had fallen asleep at the wheel. Pierre and Christine were reassured that he had not shouted "Allah-u-Akbar".  From his papers they saw that he was Bulgarian. He did not speak French.  The question I ask myself: what is "allah-u-akbar" in Bulgarian?

The Soldier, the Child and the British Dhimmy

This one pulled at my heart strings, I picked it up from twitter where, I think, it was posted by Tommy Robinson.  

And then there is this: 

Message for Theresa May, British PM:


My jury was out for quite a while, where you were concerned, but I have now decided that I don't like you very much nor do I trust you. Perhaps this is because you don't look after your own soldiers, perhaps it is because  you, in embarrassingly islamic submission, cover your hair when visiting Muslims in YOUR OWN country, or perhaps it is  because you are, like Angela Merkel, the  daughter of a protestant clergy man.....

Why is Angela Merkel destroying Germany?

This is one of the questions I have been asking myself and others for a while yet. 

Why is she trying to destroy my country of birth? Why does she seem to have such contempt for the German people?  Why does she want to replace the Germans with millions (nearly 2  million so far) of undocumented, violent, young males from mainly islamic countries and cultures, incompatible with Western laws of equality between men and women etc. Why does she seem to hate Germany so ? 

No-one could give me a plausible answer until I finally found an explanation in this video below which made absolute sense to me. 

I share quite a few characteristics with Goethe's Faust, the main one being that "zwei Seelen wohnen, ach in meiner Brust" (two souls alas! are dwelling in my breast), that is that I can be as gullible as I can be cynical. I truly believed this video was genuine. Until,  on researching further, I found out that it was genuine , only that it was  genuine satire

But then, as someone commented: Satire is just another way of telling the truth. 

Although, to my knowledge, no-one has yet proven conclusively  that Angela Merkel was a member of the Stasi, the rumour persists and,  according to this rumour, her Stasi code name was "Erika": 

PS: Unfinished business: 

I have not forgotten the promise I made in this post to Ilan Halimi and to you, and I will keep it. 

Friday, 1 September 2017

Italian Busdriver beaten up by the Pope's favourites

I dare say that this following "news item" would not be reported in the heavily compliant, strictly pro-"refugees" Merkel-controlled German Main Media, but, as Dr. Alice Weidel from the "Alternative für Deutschland" (AfD) reported recently, Italy's media do inform their public and that country has woken up, notwithstanding the despicable suggestion that "the rights of illegal refugees are more important than national security concerns" by this fashionable leftist Pope, with a fetish for sucking Muslim toes.

Bus drivers in the Italian city of Parma are now being subjected to regular attacks by gangs of African migrants. The attacks follow a similar pattern every time, yet the police are apparently unwilling or unable to protect the bus drivers from harm.

Many thanks to FouseSquawk for the translating this article from Il Giornale. The embedded video has no need for translation:

Parma, the fury of immigrants. Bus driver “lynched”
Shocking aggression in Parma. The driver absorbs the insults of the migrant group. Then the break-in of the bus and the stomping with kicks and punches

by Giuseppe De Lorenzo

August 30, 2017

“What are you doing, what are you doing? Call the police.” The driver’s voice is broken because of the pain, slammed to the ground by an immigrant who strikes him with fists in the face. Two more migrants go up to him. They beat him repeatedly: one, two, three blows in the face.

Aggression with kicks and punches

Unheard-of violence. The driver remains on the ground, covered with bruises: seven days to recover from what should have been a normal shift of work.

We are in Parma bus station. Yesterday at 6:32pm on board a (bus) of the Tep, the local transport company. The driver, GP, 51, must begin the turn at that instant. The journey is always the same: from Parma to Mezzani, on an extra-urban road that starts right from the bus station. “When I arrived,” he told Il Giornale, “that group of migrants was sitting in the middle of the square camping out. I honked (the horn) to move them but they did not move, so I started to make zigzags to convince them to let me pass. They became enraged.”

GP parks the vehicle in the square. He had to allow some passengers on, but avoided opening the doors so as not to end up in the hands of the furious migrants. Then a cellphone picks up what happens in those minutes of madness. In the video, seven or eight individuals, including two women, are seen slamming their fists on the vehicle’s glass and screaming at the driver, who was barricaded in the bus. “Piece of shit,” screams one of the guys outside. “You’re a jerk,” echoes a comrade. Another strikes the windshield repeatedly, threatening the driver (with violence). A warning that in a few minutes will become reality (watch the shocking video).

“We’ll beat your face.” So the migrants attacked the bus driver.

“They said everything to me.” GP said. “They were throwing stones against the windows. I was scared.” Pictures are like a stomach hit for those who have been asking for more security on public transport for years. The migrants seem uncontrollable, they wanted to reach the driver to punish him. A controller left outside the bus tries to bring everyone back to calm. To no avail. “Shut up or I’ll break your face,” one of the boys, well-dressed in a white shirt, threatens him. A few moments later the foreigners are able to break through the door. A young man who seems to be little more than twenty years old comes on board. He hits the driver and strikes him with a burst of punches in his face. GP tries to defend himself with two kicks in the aggressor’s direction. Everything is useless. The immigrant pushes him to the floor and continues to beat him without respite. “I was thinking of dying”, said GP, licking his wounds.

Only the intervention of the carabinieri, called by some passers-by, ends the brutal beating . The hospital’s response is tough: seven days of tests and treatment for the injuries reported. But it could be worse. “I’m strong,” says the driver, “but if in my place it had been he had been a fellow less strong, he would be dead now.”

GP has been working for Tep for 30 years. “Since I took the job I have never had any problems with anyone, only with foreigners. In the bus station they move from one spot to the other. It’s always the same story: they look mean at you, try to jump under the bus, they pretend that you have touched them and they pick a quarrel with you.”

The day before the aggression (two days ago) migrants had threatened the driver. Same dynamics: “They were in the middle of the road. I honked and they started to kick and throw stones. Luckily I did not have people to load and got away. Then I informed the company, asking for them to send police officers the next day for my security. But yesterday there were only two controllers, and the situation degenerated, leading to the beating.” I did not see much help from the company,” commented the driver bitterly. The Tep, for its part, tells us that “only the presence of these people seated at the stop was reported, not situations of insecurity such as to require the intervention of law enforcement.” That is why an internal investigation has been initiated to check the driver’s responsibility.

Parma, a driver attacked by a migrant

GP has an eight-year-old son. Migrants have threatened to go to his home to (beat) him. “They yelled, ‘We know where you live.’ In a week’s time, he will have to go back and drive the bus on the same route. The fear is great. “We are indignant,” cries Paolo Leporati, the regional secretary of the Orsa Transport Union. “It is not possible for workers to always have to risk their own safety.” The videos of the aggression are already in the hands of the Carabinieri, who will proceed with the investigations. Will they arrest them? “They have nothing to lose and they know that,” concludes the victim. “They said to each other: ‘They will not do anything to us’.” 



BDS: Frankfurt acts against this Jew Hatred Promoter

"SURPRISE!", writes BareNakedIslam "The German city of Frankfurt becomes the first European city to ban the Islamofascist-led, anti-Israel BDS movement".

Could this be the proverbial "Light at the end of the Tunnel", or instead, the "headlight of an oncoming train"? Looking at what Merkel is doing to Germany by importing millions of Mohammedans who imbibe Jew Hatred with their mother milk, I fear the latter. 

Frankfurt Deputy Mayor Uwe Becker explains why he initiated a measure to ban all municipal support or the renting of space to groups promoting the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions of Israel, comparing (correctly in m view) the BDS movement to the Nazi persecution of Jews.

If you wonder what BDS is, here is a Jewish  interpretation, probably not ...ahem...accessible to the moronic BDS herd, since humour is not in the DNA of Jew Haters (*). 


Well, for the time being: well done Frankfurt !


Germany is being paved over with praying Merkel Muslims

One German Politician says "NO !" to this. She is Dr. Alice Weidel, leading candidate for the Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) and I very much hope, this brave little party will get into the Bundestag on the 24. September and will, as a real opposition, put at last some brakes to the galloping replacement of the German people planned (accidentally? I don't think so) by the not so sweet Sultana Merkel.

Caption reads: "The Cold Chancellor:
I am the State, The people is nothing"

Here is a  short extract from a speech by Dr. Alice Weidel, in which she explicitly states that she does not want to see the public space in Germany "paved over with praying Muslims". (note to self: don't misspell "praying" as in "prey-ing"). 

You can find her entire speech, presented on the 26. August in Ludwigshaven on  AFD TV offiziell.  

I thank the Baron Bodissey from Gates of Vienna for the editing. And thanks for that little compilation below go to VladTepes.


Thursday, 24 August 2017

An Alternative for Merkel: Dr. Alice Weidel AfD

After Julia Gillard, Hillary Clinton and Angela Merkel, I have had just about enough of women in  political leadership, but - to my great relief - I have not quite turned into a fullblown misogynist yet because there are some female politicians I would like to see at the helm of a nation - in Germany all 3 of them happen to be in the relatively new Conservative Party (hence very much maligned as are all Conservatives  by those who rule the present Zeitgeist) , the AfD, Alternative für Deutschland. 

They are Beatrix von Storch, Frauke Petri and Alice Weidel, the lead candidate of the AfD. In this little video, she is reporting from Italy who, she says, "has woken up" to the illegal mass migration and is acting on it, while the German media is indulging in pursed-lips-virtue-signalling and is primarily concerned with helping the re-election of, what Dr. Alice Weidel calls "the Chancellor for Extremism". 

Left: End of election campaign 2013        /        Right: Start of election campaign 2017

Recently in Australia I met a young couple and for a short time we shared our space in a departure lounge and filled it with reciprocally friendly small talk. The 30 something man told me he was originally from Cyprus, his wife came from the Ukraine and their little boy (7 or 8) said his grandpa was Russian.  A lovely and seemingly well educated Aussie  family.  The friendly young dad told me that  "Mrs. Merkel is a very good woman, with a big heart, who cared very much for refugees and saved many lives".   Or words to that effect. The wife said nothing.  In the very brief space I had before "the last call" for my flight came I quickly jumped on my soap box and said: "No, Mrs. Merkel is not a good woman with a big heart who cares to save many lives !!!"

What kind of music can I possibly insert here....either something that compliments the theme perfectly like the German National Anthem (without the first verse, of course,) or something totally unconnected.....

........well I have chosen to show you a sexy side of my old country, enjoy ! 

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Who is Angela Merkel (Part 2)

There are 3 parts of this rather good  report, this is part 2. You will find part 1 here.  

I could have put them all together, but I did not want to merkel you out completely and 22 minutes of  this woman in one serve is enough I think. 

Angela Merkel: The Rise to Power

Original Video with references at Red Pill Germany

Merkel, a Wagner fan,  apparently never fails to visit the Wagner Festival in Bayreuth, so I'm going to try and find a more digestible piece of this German composer to fit into our little space. Let me lighten the moment with a few quotes about Wagner: 

Is Wagner a human being at all? Is he not rather a disease? He contaminates everything he touches — he has made music sick. (Friedrich Nietzsche, Der Fall Wagner (1888))

I have been told that Wagner's music is better than it sounds.(Edgar Wilson Nye, as quoted in Twain's Autobiography (published in 1924).)

Monsieur Wagner a de beaux moments, mais de mauvais quart d'heures.Monsieur Wagner has good moments, but awful quarters of an hour! Gioachino Rossini, Letter to Emile Naumann, April 1867

After the last notes of Götterdämmerung I felt as though I had been let out of prison. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, quoted in Hans Gal, The Musician's World (1965))

I like Wagner’s music better than any other music. It is so loud that one can talk the whole time, without people hearing what one says. Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

And here are a few unsourced quotes:

In one of his films (I don't remember which one), Woody Allen says: "Every time I listen to Wagner, I get the urge to invade Poland " 

"I love Wagner, but the music I prefer is that of a cat hung up by its tail outside a window, trying to stick to the panes of glass with its claws" - Charles Baudelaire

"One simply can not judge Wagner's 'Lohengrin' after a first hearing. Pity I don't intend hearing it a second time. " - Gioacchino Antonio Rossini

Now, speaking of  Merkel who, I am told, had ambitions to be seen as a second "Mother Theresa" but who is sometimes referred to as "Mother Terrorista" instead, here is a small part of "the ride of the  Valkyries" (*) 

(*) When I mention Angela Merkel and The Valkyries in a comparative sense, I'm thinking of their characters in Norse Mythology as the "Choosers of the Slain". 

J'Accuse: the new Censors of France

Emmanuelle Ménard is the wife of Robert Ménard, the Islam-critical mayor of Béziers in the South of France who was  co-founder of Reporters without Borders. I have known about the extraordinary courage of Robert Ménard who used to be the darling of the Left, while they mistook him for one of "theirs", but when he turned out to be ethical, courageous and unwilling to run with the pack, the pack turned on him.

I had not known about his wife, Emmanuelle Ménard, but am not surprised to find that she too is highly intelligent, courageous and, I think,  "the find" of these recent elections, where she has been elected to the National Legislature with the backing of the Front National and other conservative parties.

Below is a speech given recently by Mme. Ménard on yet a further crackdown on free expression in France. In her address she  points out the  hypocrisy around Article 1. according to which a judge could decide the eligibility of a deputy who would speak out against the prevailing ideology. It is a well known fact that, in the  France of today, it is easy to denounce without any basis. This law will, in short, open the door  to a "muzzling" as a rule! 

Many thanks to Gates of Vienna, where you can find the transcript to this video, for the editing  and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:

If you speak/read French, you might find these links to alternative news-sites interesting, they have, so far, withstood the sustained triple onslaught from the political/media/judicial power machine that rules France today. 

And the best TV service in  today's France, financed by community support is: 

As France practically closes down during August for holidays, their daily news-bulletin will resume in September, however there are enough programs running through the European summer, to keep you informed, amused and enriched. 


The Islamist Song

The Germans have a saying:  

Humor ist wenn man trotzdem lacht 
Humour is when you laugh anyway 

And who said, that Germans have no humour ? Even if it is a sort of Gallows Humour, at least for those who do not have their eyes wide shut, as does the  herd who will, yet again, vote for Angela Merkel on the 24. 9. 2017. 

The tune to the "two little Lebanese" comes from the  German entry to the 1962 Eurovision Song Contest: "Zwei kleine Italiener" - "Two little Italians". It is telling the story of two young (invited!!!) Italian migrants to Germany, who are homesick for their sunny Italy and are missing their girlfriends....a different world then, and a different kind of immigration...

The tune for the singer's last ditty "Sharia, Sharia.." comes from the same era: "Marina, Marina, Marina..."

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Monday, 14 August 2017

Who is Angela Merkel ? Part 1

In just over a month, the Germans will vote and, according to worrying but believable predictions, Merkel will yet get yet another 4 years to finish the job of destroying Germany, the country that also brought us Goethe, Heine and Beethoven. So who is she? I found a German site called "Red Pill Germany" which seems to have done some excellent research and, as a bonus,  the commentary is in English. I don't know the site owner, but his work looks very credible to me. He introduces this first video (19 minutes) of a trilogy that he published on March 29, 2017 like so: 

Hey guys, I wanted to make this series for a long time. I always get questions about Angela Merkel and why we elected her and when we will finally get rid of her. These are actually complex questions and I want to try to explain the phenomenon to foreigners in a mini series.

Between now and the German elections on 24. September 2017, I will post part 2 and 3 of this really informative series. 

Here is the short video of the Flag incident, Red Pill Germany refers to in the video around minute 7: 

And here are the sources for the video, as given by Red Pill Germany:


















The creator of the following music video writes:

"What better way to awaken liberals to the dangers of pathological altruism than through the magic of gay song? Go easy on my voice, gang - I'm no singer and I'm still getting over being sick (excuses). Anyway, if someone out there thinks they can sing it better, they are welcome to take this video and dub it, just as long as they give credit and directly provide a link back here

Instrumental version by this Timur Sabirov: https://youtu.be/p8LheWgMRlE 

Also, I guess this is a Swedish song about Germany's cuckdom - there's a joke in there somewhere, but I am too sleepy to make it."


Friday, 11 August 2017

The Merkelling of Europe

Is Black Pigeon Speaks being too hard on Germany? I don't think so. 

Although I feel sorry  for the thinking patriots who refuse to march in step with  the herd and who are sneered at in their own country for it, I have done with "defending" the German folk as such. Why ? Because as I write, the "popularity" of Merkel is increasing and she will yet again win the elections in September and so be able to finish the destruction of the country that brought us Goethe, Heine and Beethoven.  

Yes the German media  either follows the dictates of the Goebbels' school of propaganda, or they are on the outer, but the "we did not know" - defence  will be even more suspicious this time around than the the excuses  from those who told us that they did not know and never got even a whiff of  the gas that killed 6 million +, because today, we have access to the Internet. 

Remember the poignant cris du coeur: "please Germany stop the islamic terrorism that I have fled  31 years ago" from that Persian Woman, former refugee from Iran? If not  please click here

I sent the video of this Persian Cassandra to a friend whose  son lives in Hamburg with his German wife, a teacher like him. Her mother is German, her father is Swedish born. My friend forwarded it and here is how his 30-something daughter-in-law responded to the video: 

"...It's an interesting clip and it's very moving. We both feel sorry for this poor woman, but we also think that other people seeking refuge have the same right to flee their home countries and go somewhere allegedly safe.

Unfortunately, on the continent the concept of borders is outdated, unless you built a wall and protect it with armed forces, which we all hopefully agree isn't a viable solution.

The problem described by the woman on You Tube is not one that Merkel created. It arose in the Middle East and was fuelled by the American and the Russians. Unfortunately, Europe has to pay the bill and bear the consequences. 

On Friday afternoon one person died and seven people were injured. The perpetrator was a 26 year old refugee who is mentally unstable. He wanted to leave Germany but couldn't because he doesn't have ID. He speaks English, Swedish and Norwegian fluently, but wasn't allowed to move to any of the countries whose languages he speaks. A friend reported him to the police recently because he had the suspicion that he got more radical in his belief. Due to slow-working bureaucracy the guy hadn't even had an appointment with the doctor yet. The attack sounds a bit like a home-made problem and a case of an overworked health system and failed integration in both directions.

It is too easy, and also quite dangerous, to simply blame this on "the Muslims" - or just on Merkel - this is a complicated social and political and public health issue which is saddening and frightening on many levels. 

As regards freedom of speech, everyone can say whatever they want to on the Internet these days and it doesn't bring any more truth to the world, nor does it make the world any more democratic. Compared to other supposedly free and democratic countries, free speech is still possible in Germany.”

This  woman will vote in Germany, in just over a month, and there are many more where she came from. So, no, I will not defend "the Germans"  any longer.  And declaring that "free speech" still exists in Germany, here is a short video which I would call, if I used clichés,  "the tip of the iceberg": 

H/T VladTepes

I hope Claudia  Zimmermann is watching her back: Udo Ulfkotte was another German journalist and author who broke with the ranks and stopped following orders. So, of course, he became persona non grata and then died suddenly in January this year.....of a heart attack. (just sayin')  He once lamented: 

"Aus dem einstigen Land der Dichter und Denker ist ein Volk von Feiglingen geworden."
(The former land of poets and thinkers has become a nation of  cowards.) 

There is one slim glimmer of hope yet that the Merkelling of Europe will be stopped 1 minute before midnight: