Immigration

Germany using increasingly repressive measures against political opposition

Published by carolyn on Fri, 2019-07-12 15:53

Germany's Identitarian movement members are young and clean-cut, but the domestic intelligence agency has placed them under increased surveillance as a "verified extreme right movement."


By Carolyn Yeager

IN THE WAKE OF THE GROWING SUCCESS of anti-migration parties and their demand for protection of the national populations in Europe, the establishmentarians that remain in power are cracking down harshly and ramping up their anti-right rhetoric against any and all they see as threats to their control. In Germany we've seen the treatment of Pegida (Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamisation of the West – founded in 2014), hit with bad press, frivolous lawsuits and intrusive investigation by domestic intelligence agencies. The founder of Pegida has been sidelined by Facebook in ways that make it difficult to find and read his content.

Erica Steinbach questions quality of free speech in Germany

Published by carolyn on Fri, 2019-05-31 14:09

Erika Steinbach on the 70th birthday of the Basic Law

"Birthday child in emergency" - Remarks to the seventieth birthday of the Basic Law

By Erika Steinbach | Chairwoman of the Desiderius Erasmus Foundation e.V.  /Translated via automatic translators by Carolyn Yeager

THE LEGAL FOUNDATION OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY,  our Basic Law, has its seventieth birthday.

It is a birthday for a birthday girl for whom it was actually only supposed to have been a temporary solution. The constitutional fathers and mothers initially only wanted to create a temporary legal basis, a legal framework for the reconstruction of a badly shaken German society after a terrible dictatorship and a devastating war with all its upheavals. And not only a legal basis, but also a moral guideline.

Growing German animosity toward asylum-seekers is upsetting establishment

Published by carolyn on Thu, 2019-04-25 14:48

Germany's beautiful and iconic Brandenburg Gate plaza, near to the Reichstag, filled with asylum-seekers last year.


By Carolyn Yeager

A SURVEY CONDUCTED ACROSS GERMANY from Sept. 2018 to Feb. 2019 of 1,890 participants by the left-wing Friedrich-Ebert Foundation in Berlin surprisingly revealed what is being referred to as an  “illiberal attitude” toward asylum-seekers.

A study based on the survey by researchers from Bielefeld University reveals that over half of Germans (54.1%) now hold a negative view of asylum-seekers. We may think it should be higher than that, but it's high enough to shock the authorities. The figure was 44% in 2014 before the refugee crisis began.

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Germany, Immigration, Race

President Trump led in rejecting UN Global Migration Pact—Hungary and now Austria follow

Published by carolyn on Thu, 2018-11-01 00:55

Austrian chancellor Sebastian Kurz (left) and vice-chancellor HC Strache announce they are following in the footsteps of leaders from the United States and Hungary by a decision not to sign the UN Migration Compact in December.


By Carolyn Yeager

THE UN MIGRATION COMPACT FOR SAFE, ORDERLY AND REGULAR MIGRATION was approved in July by all 193 UN members except the United States. Later Victor Orban of Hungary said he would not sign the final document, which signing ceremony is to take place in Marrakesh, Morocco in December. Now Sebastian Kurz, chancellor of Austria, has announced that his country has decided not to sign it and will not send a representative to Morocco for the event. Poland is also indicating that it will probably decide the same. [Update: https://www.dw.com/en/merkel-meets-polish-pm-as-he-threatens-withdrawal-from-un-migration-pact/a-46135819]

The compact, which calls mass migration “inevitable, necessary, and desirable,” is made up of 23 goals, some of which definitely infringe upon the sovereignty of first world nations. Austria, in making its Oct. 31 announcement said that 17 of those goals are unacceptable to its government, led by Kurz's conservative Peoples Party in coalition with vice-chancellor Hans-Christian Strache's populist Freedom Party.

AfD wins largest increase from 2013 in Hesse regional election with 13%

Published by carolyn on Sun, 2018-10-28 20:57

Natalia Meuthen (left), wife of AfD co-chairman Joerg Meuthen (center), and AfD state chairman Klaus Herrmann celebrate after the state election in the German state of Hesse in Wiesbaden, western Germany, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018. The nationalist Alternative for Germany, AfD, were elected into the parliament for the first time. (Frank Rumpenhorst/dpa via AP)


UPDATE - Angela Merkel has announced she will not run again for CDU Chairman at the party's annual meeting in December. At last, at last! She says she will remain Chancellor until her term expires in 2021 but, of course, if her government coalition falls apart at any time, there could be a call for new elections. The CDU made a historically poor performance in the last two state elections.


by Carolyn Yeager

BUT YOU WOULDN'T KNOW IT FROM READING THE GERMAN NEWS OUTLETS, who are all playing down the Alternative for Germany's success since it wasn't the big winner of the night and “only came in 4th” out of six parties that earned the minimum 5%. They fail to mention the AfD's +9 point increase from 2013, which is greater than the 8.5 point increase being so wildly celebrated for the liberal Green Party.

The fact that the Greens won between 19 and 20 per cent of the total vote in this Western Germany state, equaling the result for the declining Social Democratic Party (which lost eleven percent from 2013 – the biggest loser in that regard!) is enough reason for the press to accord them the title of big winner of this election. Well, the Greens probably took their substantial increase directly from the Reds!

Intel chief Maassen turns in report to Seehofer, while far-left wants him sacked

Published by carolyn on Mon, 2018-09-10 14:57

Interior Minister Horst  Seehofer (right) listens as his intel chief Hans-Georg Maassen  speaks. Maassen turned in a report on Friday explaining his position on a controversial video used by Chancellor Merkel and the left parties to denounce "nazi violence" in the city of Chemnitz during the past two weeks.


UPDATE 9-12: Maassen survives grilling in Parliament; given vote  of confidence by Interior Minister Seehofer. Maassen came under fire for not being tough enough against the so-called far-right during the anti-migration protests in the eastern German city of Chemnitz. At the hearing, the head of the domestic intellegence agency is reported to have aimed his criticism at the media, stating that terms like "hounding" should not be used lightly in writing because they can redefine reality. Seehofer praised Maassen for his work and stated that he had argued convincingly and with nuance. Naturally, the left and far-left were not satisfied, saying they had lost confidence in him.

Fake news becoming more irresponsible as elections loom large

Published by carolyn on Sat, 2018-09-08 14:52

This restaurant in Chemnitz, Saxony claims it was attacked by masked antisemites armed with rocks and bottles during the "riots" on August 27.  It was first reported on Sept. 2 by Die Welt.


By Carolyn Yeager

IN THE U.S., WE HAVE THE WASHINGTON POST'S BOB WOODWARD GOSSIP-BASED book on Donald Trump, along with an anonymous, very similar sounding letter published in the NYTimes, both seeking to destabilize the President and his administration. Would you say that the establishment media and the Democrat Party are one and the same? I would say that.

In Germany, the establishment press is currently playing up the “neo-nazi” angle in the Chemnitz protests [against the street murder of a German by migrants] in exactly the same fashion as the US media played up the protests in Charlottesville, Virgina in August 2017. The important Bavarian state election will take place on October 14 in which everyone fears the AfD will gain even more power. Today, a Deutsche Welle (DW) purported “news” article states that,

Today's Germany is run by Stalinists

Published by carolyn on Sun, 2018-09-02 16:30

Among the thousands who demonstrated in Chemnitz last week, some carried this very explicit sign. No message could be more deplorable to the majority parties.


By Carolyn Yeager

UPDATE 9/7 - Well, golly gee. Germany's top federal domestic security chief, Hans-Georg Maassen, President of the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution, has stated that reports that right-wing "extremists" were chasing down non-Germans during demonstrations in Chemnitz cannot be verified.

"I share the scepticism towards media reports of right-wing extremists chasing down [foreigners] in Chemnitz," Hans-Georg Maaßen told Bild.

A video that was shared online claimed to show far-right protesters chasing after people who looked non-German.  Maaßen said: "There is no evidence to suggest that the video of this alleged incident circulating online is authentic."

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Germany, Immigration, Race

Multiculturalism backfiring? Scandals arise in Germany, Holland

Published by carolyn on Mon, 2018-07-23 23:06

Mesut Özil, left, hands a shirt over to Recep Tayyip Erdogan on May 13, during Erdogan's visit to the UK prior to the presidential election in Turkey. This photograph was criticized in Germany as demonstrating a dual loyalty to both countries, which Özil does not deny.


 UPDATE: Mesut Özil spoke with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the phone Monday after he quit Germany's national team, the Turkish leader told reporters in parliament on Tuesday (today). Erdogan praised Özil's decision to quit.

By Carolyn Yeager

LAST WEEK, A TURKISH PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALLER who was born in Germany but has been living in England earning a huge salary under contract for the English club Arsenal – but also is one of the top players on the German National soccer team – accused Germany of racism and announced he would no longer play on its national team.

At the same time in The Netherlands, the Dutch Foreign Minister aroused a storm of criticism over his comments about the failure of multicultural societies. “Give me an example of a multiethnic, multicultural society, where the indigenous population still live … where they live in a peaceful, societal union,” he said to a gathering in The Hague. “I don’t know of any.”

Speaking of Supreme Court precedents...

Published by carolyn on Fri, 2018-07-13 22:27

From American Thinker, July 11, 2018 - On Birthright Citizenship

By Brian Lonergan

MUCH OF WHAT THE AMERICAN PUBLIC HAS BEEN TOLD ABOUT BIRTHRIGHT CITIZENSHIP IS WRONG. The Immigration Reform Law Institute (IRLI) recently filed a friend-of-the-court brief in Fitisemanu v. United States, a case of birthright citizenship currently before the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah. [...] The brief  examined the overarching matter of birthright citizenship.  Namely, does the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution grant automatic citizenship to children born in the U.S. to parents who are not U.S. residents, or who are in the country without permission?  The findings may well topple conventional wisdom about one of the crown jewels of the left's immigration agenda.

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Immigration

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