Chemnitz: migrant crime, MSM support for far-left violence, and the deepening divide

The German town of Chemnitz has been stage of tense political protests since a 35 year-old man was stabbed to death last Saturday night. He is said to have interfered when a group of immigrants were harrassing women at a local festival. Suspects for the stabbing are a 23 year-old Syrian and a 22 year-old Iraqi.

Mainstream media bias

Mainstream media outlets are emphasizing the presence of known ‘far-right’ activists, neo-nazis and soccer hooligans, using headlines like “Far-right vigilantes ‘hunting down’ migrants in Germany after man’s death” (Sky News). From what I’ve read about the violence (or seen in footage), it pales in comparison to the destruction and bloody personal attacks at an average far-left (“Antifa”) protest. Yet interestingly, we never read about “the far-left ‘hunting down’ peaceful conservative protesters”, but rather that ‘Right-wing extremists clash with left-wing counterprotesters’ or even the shameless misnomer ‘antifascists’.

When Sky News does a report on an unnamed (in the headline) group “fighting the hard-right”, that sounds like a laudable effort to the casual reader, no? Sydney Morning Herald and the Daily Mail are several examples of mainstream media outlets that call the far left by its own chosen names (Antifa or anti-fascists), yet slander conservative / right-wing groups as “far right”, generally without explanation or argumentation. They also call one group violently attacking another “a riot” or “a clash”. It is safe to assume that the wording would be dramatically different if it would be the far right systematically attacking left-wing protests and events.

Justifiable self-defense

Regardless of the scale of the violence, can the violence from the right be excused? I abhor violence in general, and political violence in particular. However, in Germany more than anywhere else, the right is and has been for decades ostracized and demonized. I’ve noticed several times that they often don’t even use a term for right-wing extremism; simply the term ‘right-wing thoughts’ (‘rechte Gedanken’) is usually enough to set off alarm bells with guilt-ridden, globalism supporting Germans.

There have been terrorist attacks, mass sexual assaults, many individual murder and sex attack cases involving immigrants and ‘refugees’, entire neighborhoods and cities have become unrecognizable under the extreme influx of non-Western immigrants. And no one was allowed to speak out. Still today, objecting to these developments earns honest Germans with genuine concerns the label of ‘far right’, ‘racist’ or ‘neo-nazi’. The establishment has been poking a bear for at least 40 years, and now that it is finally beginning to lash out they are saying “See, this bear is dangerous – we told you so!”

Germany as a community has been victimized over and over again, for a very large part by people who came to Germany from outside. Far too many of the outsiders refuse to make an effort to become part of German society, instead choosing to focus on their own cultural identities and customs. The authorities are refusing to make any significant changes to the policies that have caused so much bloodshed and trauma, and they continue to allow more and more deranged, backward, violent people into already damaged communities, teetering on the brink of collapse.

When violence erupts in these extreme circumstances, one might argue that it is justifiable self-defense – whether that is the case here is a moral dilemma that I will leave to everyone for themselves to solve.

The divide

Aside from everything mentioned above, the video below may be one of the most striking illustrations of the deep divide among the population all across the West. Both sides believe they are in an existential struggle for survival, in an almost eschatological showdown between Good and Evil. The chasm between us is only deepening, and it is hard to see this developing any other way than towards further escalation and ultimately into more and more direct confrontations.


Related reading:

The divide: how the left assumes being right-wing comes from a negative place