You may have heard the story about the 13 year old girl in Berlin who had disappeared for 30 hours and claimed to have been kidnapped and raped by refugees. The police said there was nothing to it but rightwingers and the Russian government (she was of Russian origin) claimed it was all a cover-up and a sign Germany couldn't deal with the refugee crisis. The Russian media have covered the story extensively and the Russian foreign secretary even met with his German counterpart discussing the issue.
Well, as it turns out the girl lied. She had stayed with a friend because she was too afraid to go home to her parents because she had some trouble at school. When questioned where the heck she had been she made up the story rather than tell her parents the truth. Some parents that must be, but that is besides the point.
Also, there have been 1005 attacks on refugee homes last year and only this week someone threw a fucking hand grenade at a refugee home.
And yes, now the other side are also starting to spread lies: the story about the Syrian who died out in the cold after spending several nights waiting to be processed by the immigration authorities in Berlin was made up by a pro-refugee campaigner. Interestingly, nobody, neither on the political leftt nor on the right ever doubted that might have happened as the conditions there really are atrocious.
I'm worried about the Russian angle too to be honest, serious attempts are being made to destabilise Europe and I can believe most of the stories about how since Bush and before that the US has been wanting the EU to militarise and spend that way and not engage in social spending or anything which could be construed as an alternative to the english speaking world/washington consensus, so when the refusal to switch up to something like that proved to stick then the waves of immigrants arrived as a consequence, but the potential of a mental Russian regime to become interventionist in central europe? That's a damn doozey.
They didnt need much more of a pretext for their intervention in Georgia, Ukraine etc.
Some people never learn their lesson. Others, like Victoria Collier's 6-year-old daughter Isabella, learn theirs more quickly than perhaps intended.
Following some less than appropriate behavior at school last week, Victoria made Isabella write "I will make better choices" repeatedly until she, well, learned to make better choices. Which she did, as evidenced by the sixth line of her assignment when Isabella realized she could easily connect the letters and mass produce the sentence in a way that would make Henry Ford himself proud.
Victoria's friend, Noe Arellano, shared the genius note on Reddit where users understandably praised Isabella for her efficiency an ingenuity.
And so long as you haven’t experienced this: to die and so to grow,
you are only a troubled guest on the dark earth