Thread: Random Thought Thread
10-23-2015, 12:23 PM #57471
10-23-2015, 12:30 PM #57472
10-23-2015, 12:36 PM #57473
- Join Date
- Jul 2015
- 729 sp/so
- IEE Fi
I'd much rather meet genuine people than to have hundreds of followers any day. And what can I say, coming from an ENFP, you'll get an "ENFP" response.2w3 3w2 2w3 3w2 2w3 3w2 2w3 3w22w3 3w2 2w3 3w22w3 3w2 2w3 3w2
10-23-2015, 12:45 PM #57474
10-23-2015, 12:56 PM #57475
10-23-2015, 01:53 PM #57476
The country is divided between those who have pity with these people, say that a human being is a human being and that we have a moral obligaion to help if we can help and those who cry "our own people first!" and don't want to accomofate any refugees. Many of these latter people would prefer it if there were no foreigners at all in the country and they are especially afraid of muslims.
There has been a surge of violent rightwing extremism with arson attacks on asylum homes in the 1990s, epecially in the East of the country. Then things got a bit better and now there is a huge number of arson attacks. Xenophobic crimes are at a record high. The mood on the extreme right gets more and more violent. They insult and threaten those who disagree with them. Several mayors have received death threats from their citizens because they were housing or announced to receive war refugees in their towns. There was a severe knife attack on a candidate for mayor in Köln because of her refugee-friendly policies. The attacker was a righwing extremist. The politician had to be put into a coma and won the election while in a coma (she is already better). On a large demonstration in Dresden (one of the most rightwing cities in the country and a epicentre of the protests, most of which are in the East though the problem is a nationwide phenomenon) a wellknown writer of Turkish origin who is known for his anti-Islam, anti-foreigner, anti-feminist and anti-gay stance declared "It is a pity the concentration camps are currently closed" That comment triggered an investigation by the public prosecutor, but it is sadly far from unique. There are masses of hate speech comments on Facebook. Spiegel Online, the most read online news source temporarily blogged the comment function for a large part of their articles on the migration crises because so many of them required heavy moderation due to hate speech.
Merkel is a moderate conservative. Pretty moderate. So miuch so that she frustrated the right wing of her own party which led to the foundation of a new rightwing party. That started as right wing but still within the democratic spectrum.Then they radicalized, so much so that they split, the extremists took over the party. Then they radicalized some more to that point that the old rebel leader who took over the party from the right is now defending it against those even further to the right.
Many protesters are fairly regular people who are simply afraid, but there are also lots of hardcore nazis (in the sense of "hail hitler, let's reestablish the third reich" nazi, not "that nazi bastard scratched my car" nazi) and both join forces in an unholy alliance that is getting more and more aggressive and violent.
They form a minority but a really fucking noisy and scary one.
10-23-2015, 01:58 PM #57477
- Join Date
- Feb 2014
10-23-2015, 02:28 PM #57478Originally Posted by Nørrsken impersonating EJCC
1w2/7w6/3w4 so/sx (enneagram)
lawful good (D&D) / ravenclaw + wampus (HP) / boros legion (M:TG)
conscientious > sensitive > serious (oldham)
want to ask me something? go for it!
10-23-2015, 04:18 PM #57479
I am really not a fan of Lady Gaga, but her new character in AHS is absolutly georgues. I think she's my new girl crushDeep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.
E. A. Poe
10-23-2015, 04:20 PM #57480
MOTHER FUCKING WATER MELONIt is a luxury to be understood - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities - Voltaire
A kind thought is the hope of the world - Anon