Europe is an amazing sight these days. The leftists are doing what leftists do – fighting to eliminate any semblance of recognizable borders or national sovereignty, encouraging hordes of culturally alien immigrants to pour into the continent in the process. All this is being done in the name of “morality,” more or less in the same sense as one might jump off a cliff in the name of “getting exercise.” Leftists, whether they nominally belong to the “conservative” or “liberal” parties, control the media, the schools, the churches, and state power. But in spite of an unprecedented barrage of propaganda from all those sources, the populations of the countries concerned are starting to demonstrate a slight uneasiness, or, if you will, common sense. They know that, historically, allowing the numbers of unassimilable aliens in ones country to increase beyond a certain point has invariably resulted in violent social unrest, and occasionally civil war. They would prefer to avoid those outcomes. Denied any democratic means of expressing their opinions via, for example, plebiscites, some of them have taken to the streets in protest. The response of their masters has been remarkable. Aware that they lack any semblance of a democratic mandate for the profound and likely irreversible changes they have been making to Europe’s demographic and cultural landscape, and also aware that the people are not with them, they have reacted with what one might describe as a form of hysteria.
Germany, of course, has been taking a leading role in destabilizing the continent in keeping with time-honored tradition. As I have German relatives and a German wife, I pay particular attention happenings there. As examples of what I have described above as the hysteria of the string pullers in that country, one might consider the following:
- Some of the first German citizens to take to the streets were loosely organized under the rubric of “PEGIDA,” (Patriotische Europäer gegen die Islamisierung des Abendlandes, or Patriotic Europeans against the Islamization of the Occident.) Several similar groups have emerged since then. For the most part, they consist of citizens who simply gather in the streets and occasionally conduct peaceful marches. In other words, they are people who “peaceably assemble and petition the government for redress of grievances.” According to the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ), the response has been to intimidate them with threats of surveillance by the local equivalent of the FBI, rationalized by the claim that they are all merely puppets in the hands of right wing fringe elements.
- The “respectable” and “conservative FAZ also “informed” its readers about PEGIDA by publishing an interview with one Hajo Funke, described as an “extremism researcher.” Readers are left trembling over accounts of supposed “connections” between PEGIDA and the murder of Cologne’s mayor by right wingers. U.S. readers should be familiar with this rather hackneyed tactic of claiming that whatever heinous crimes can be exploited for the purpose were “inspired” by whatever group one wants to smear.
- Media giant ARD ran a story about a “chain of lights,” made up of citizens holding candles and torches to welcome immigrants. Some of the supposed images of the event turned out to be fake, and were actually taken at a different event back in 2003.
- Not to be outdone, Der Spiegel, Germany’s largest news magazine, cites supposed incidents of “hatemongering” against immigrants on YouTube, and “inciting the populace” on Facebook, with allusions of ongoing government investigations of the “extremists.” Focus magazine chimes in that one of these Facebook extremists has just been sentenced to more than two years in prison for “agitating against immigrants.” That should “get his mind right.”
Anyone who suggests that the government might want to assume some elementary level of control over the borders and pause in implementing its radical policies until the citizens have been allowed to weigh in on the matter is commonly described in the German media as a “hater.” This is particularly true of any mention of the subject in Der Spiegel. That’s a bit rich considering that Der Spiegel takes the cake among German hatemongers in this century, and would have gotten at least an honorable mention in the last.
Der Spiegel was in the very vanguard of the lucrative game of peddling hate against the United States during the latest European orgasm of anti-Americanism which reached its peak about a decade ago. Many of the most egregious examples were documented on Davids Medienkritik, now mothballed but still an excellent source of historical source material. I encourage readers to visit the site and page back to the posts prior to, say 2008. Among other things, Medienkritik put together a collage of Spiegel covers that pretty much says it all when it comes to hatred.
Have a look and you’ll see examples of some of Spiegel’s favorite quasi-racist anti-American stereotypes. Of course, the gun nut and religious fanatic are there, as well as well as such favorite themes as Americans exploiting German workers, torturing prisoners, trading “blood for oil,” etc. Such relentlessly negative coverage of the United States occasionally reached levels that can only be described as fanatical, crowding out virtually all other news on Spiegel’s website.
At the crest of the anti-American wave in Germany, one found similar “news” stories in virtually every German publication worth mentioning, from the left wing Der Spiegel to the “conservative” FAZ to the neo-Nazi Deutsche National-Zeitung. Standing bravely in opposition to this wave of xenophobic hate, calling for some modicum of rational and fair treatment of the United States, were a few little bloggers. These people had nothing to gain from resisting the hatemongers, went almost completely unnoticed in the United States, and were subjected to vilification and hacking attacks in their own country. They certainly deserve our gratitude. As it happens, one of the most active of these little blogs went by the name of Politically Incorrect. It’s editor was a reliable voice against the pervasive peddling of hate at Spiegel and elsewhere. The blog still exists. It should come as no surprise that it is now taking a stand against the suicidal policies of the German regime.
Of course, according to the editors of Der Spiegel, Politically Incorrect’s resistance to the uncontrolled deluge of “asylum seekers,” land it among the “inciters of the German Volk,” the “promoters of murder,” the “right wing extremists,” the “neo-Nazis,” and, in a word, the “haters.” In fact, the real haters in Germany are to be found elsewhere. Readers should find a clue about where to look for them if they take a close look at Medienkritik’s collage of magazine covers.
I noted in my recent posts on James Burnham how well he exposed the sources of the current push to eliminate borders and allow the free movement of human populations across the globe in liberal fantasies of universal human brotherhood. I can think of no better demonstration of the delusional nature of this goal than the spectacle of the bitter and fanatical hatreds of the very people who are foremost in attempting to force it down the throats of their fellow citizens. Their hate hasn’t gone anywhere. They’ve merely found a different outgroup to hate, in the form of anyone who dares to oppose their ideological shibboleths. And in the end, that’s why their current experiment in destabilizing their own countries is most unlikely to end well. As the rage of these “anti-haters” against anyone who stands in their way becomes ever more hysterical, they expose themselves as the most virulent haters of all.