Is the unraveling of democracy near? Is there a globalized racism epidemic? Or are people’s fears and prejudices of a different nature?
One has to ask who the constitutional lawyer for the Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) is, when Frauke Petry (AfD Sachsen) quotes sentences out of context to support the use of weapons at Germany’s borders to discourage refugees from entering.
By Harald Köpping Athanasopoulos Yesterday’s demonstrations marking the first anniversary of NoLegida/Legida were overshadowed by riots and violence by Neonazis in Connewitz. Shops, restaurants and phone booths were attacked with bricks by right-wing extremists. One building on Wolfgang-Heinze-Straße (extension of Karli towards Wildpark) was set on fire. The police arrested 250 people. Reports of…
The offensive-countering by either side is reminiscent of a playground battle. Any statement which is followed by a ‘but’ can be forgotten. Blame-shifting means no responsibility to change is required by either side.
What’s more powerful? violence or respect?
This is the real problem: The desire (or lack thereof) to be engaged in a process of integration is tempered by the prospect of people who look different from us, who are non-European and have a different religion.