Intercultural Opening

Aydan Özoğuz is one of the six representatives of the federal chairmen of the SPD (Social Democratic Party of Germany) since December 2011 and commissary of the federal government for migration, refugees and integration since 2013. In face of the current times of unrest, this position should be one of much activity and engagement; the reason for the attention she is getting from the public hasn’t much to do with enthusiasm or her workload.

On the 14th of November, the ninth integration summit took place in the chancellor’s office. Invited by Angela Merkel herself, prepared by Aydan Özoğuz. Focal point were the duties of the citizenry; and the integration of refugees. To this purpose, a discussion paper was drafted and designed, which outlines the intercultural change of Germany on 28 pages. It was created by an editor group of several <Migrantorganisations>, supported by the comissary of migrations, via the <nonprofit Analysis- and Consultinghouse> Phineo, unter the slogan of: <It’s us! Shapening the immigration society.> The last pages of the paper shows of what these organisations are composed. The fact, that a minister of state supports this paper, speaks for itself anyways.

So what then is covered in this paper? First, the term of intercultural opening is being defined vaguely. Barriers for individuals with a migration background shall be removed, social services are to be offered culturally sensitive, the perspective of other cultures are to considered more thouroughly und every form of racism or discrimination has to be condemned, for they are the real reason for the rampant violence and the barbarization of discourse. This intercultural change then shall be rooted constitutionally and thus mad legally binding. The german republic, which is unceremoniously labelled as a country of immigration, shall embed the national goal in it’s constitution, that it is just that und that all federal levels are obliged to equality and integration.

Furthermore, more laws and regulations against discrimination, diversity budgeting und bureaucratical controls of the enacted diversity. The aforementioned migrant organisations also demand a council on the federal level for themselves, the support of at least ten million € annually and official certificates for their profession, as to make their antidescrimination highly official. It continues with quotas for individuals with migration background in leading positions, who in turn are to be accompanied by special programs, which in turn again are being designed by said migrant organisations. Additionally funds are to be used for public campaigns, to adjust the current lack of representation of migrants in these positions. Other proposals follow, like the anonymization of job applications and the implementation of a discrimination-monitoring at the job market, which ends – at least in the shortend overview of the introduction – with the strengthening of discrimination protection and the provision of federal money for the research of discrimination structures in organizations and institutions.

Thus this list of measures reads like a list of demands to the government and society itself; not much to be seen of actual efforts from the responsible organisations, and no coverage of actual integration attempts from the migrants at all. Instead, it seems to be the belief, that showering the migrants with money, positions and special rights until they automatically integrate themselves will be the solution. Or the expectation, that integration isn’t even needed and a redistribution of ressources is wanted instead. The fact that these audacious demands are supported by official parts of the government suggests, that there is not any respect or understanding of the sovereign nation and it’s citizenry left. Or like Vera Langsfeld phrased it: Integration summit or state coup?

Only a few days earlier, Özoğuz drew medial and political attention through dubious statements. After the  Interior Ministry banned an islamic association, which was known for distributing free examples of the Quran in german cities, and the police instigated crackdowns in numerous apartments and mosques across the country, she held an interview with the TV channel Phoenix about this event. Therein she speaks about previous crackdowns that didn’t produce any results and describes prevalent arbitrariness against such groups and institutions, issues a warning about conspiracy theories – what the state does against these people – and advises a sense of proportion against such measures and purposes. She also implies that the state and society are to blame – that the lack of openness lead to the radicalization, assuming the role of the victim for them. After a revolting echo from the public, she tried to put her statements into perspective immediately, talked about her faith in our security personnel and argued for a better activity of prevention.

In the same month, she warned of a general ban on child marriage. With flimsy arguments like the potential loss of aliments and hereditary titles, she tried to back the stance of her fellow SPD politician Heiko Maas. In regards to him, we take a quick look into the past: Beginning with this year, the Ministry of Justice passed a bill to reform the law governing sexual offenses, which was allegedly already planned and released before the events of Cologne at New Year Eve. Alas, his long prepared reform, about which the minister displayed such relief, was too lax and didn’t reach far enough in the perception of the public and earned criticism and demands for an harsher approach from most political parties, including his own. Months later new demands arose concerning the abrupt rise of child marriages that appeared in Germany bacause of the migrantcrisis.

Maas talked about this himself, to not tolerate any child marriages and that a new bill will be done before the year is over. Shortly after, a new draft implied the opposite, so that the marriage would remain as long as the well-being of the child wasn’t at risk. Again, criticism followed. The attempt of justification was the story, that the draft that got leaked was supposedly outdated. Since then, more announcements and promises follow, that remain insubstantial, while the pressure grows. Miss Özoğuz‘ statements, in this light, can be seen as the general stance of the social democrats.

Naturally, the integration commissary and Mister Maas aren’t the only ones who want to push and further the intercultural opening of Germany. The governing state coalition of the SPD and the Green party in Lower Saxony passed in the proposal to extend the offer of foreign languages for all pupils in their schools with the following: Turkish, Arabic, Polish and Farsi, from elementary school up to high school. Even bilingual preschools are a topic, to further the establishment of parallel societies as early as possible. This idea probably came after a look at the national capital of Berlin. There, an old debate from ten years ago repeated itself, when the Hoover Oberschule in Berlin Wedding decided with great consensus to implement German as the compulsory language at the school. Representatives from turkish communities and organizations as well as from the green party criticized it heavily, despite the success it had. Now, the new governing coalition from SPD, Die Linke and Die Grünen assumedly made a deal with the aforementioned turkish groups, as they demand that the new government makes true on their election promises and repeal the compulsory language from all schools. The results of such educational politics can already be seen in the case of Berlin. The ultimate consequences for the whole society are rather inconceivable.

The same government in Berlin not only has plans for their education politics, but for the asylum- and migration-politics as well. Red-Red-Green plans to explore every option of abusing the current Residence Act – which Katina Schubert von Die Linke calls racist and rotten – to deport as few denied asylumseekers as possible and to complicate the deportation as much as possible. Via the commission for hardship cases and suspension of deportation, migrants who didn’t get a residence permit shall obtain it nevertheless, by staying as long as possible in the country, until they get the necessary permits through time and the german passport after eight years of stay – despite all illegitimacy. Additionally, detention pending deportation shall be abolished, instead using so-called deportation observers, who are supposed to make the process transparent and are being made available by organisations like PRO ASYL.

In the meantime, it has to be guaranteed, that the image and reputation remains adequate for the intercultural opening, that the right words and pictures are used, to describe the process for the national citizens and paint it in the right light. After the political earthquake of the Brexit and the US american elections of Donald Trump, which was greatly influenced by social media and impacted it all the same, the agenda of the MSM und it’s direct interaction with the political caste was made blatantly obvious, it’s reputation suffered hard, and it is now on the european media and political elite, to battle the phantom of the so-called trolls and their newest creation: Fake News.

The hysterical panic over the growing expansion of alternative media and reports in the internet reaches ever-new heights; such heights, that Heiko Maas and his leading Stasi general Anetta Kahane aren’t sufficient anymore to wage this war. After the warnings of parting US president Obama in Berlin – fresh after the loss of Hillary Clinton, whom he supported all throughout her campaign, and which in turn entertained more than dubious relationships with the US MSM, as was revealed by Wikileaks -, several german politicians followed suit. Sigmar Gabriel, Heiko Maas, Volker Kauder, among others, demanded stricter laws and regulations against hate speech, radical tendencies and sanctions against operators of relevant platforms who don’t abide by those. Facebook and Google already planned for such measures taken against so-called Fake News, without there ever being any form of discussion on the matter what applies to this terminology. As such, it wasn’t a big surprise when Angela Merkel herself reused the same accusations and demands, after announcing her candidature for the upcoming elections in 2017, as well as the wish for new laws pertaining this topic. At this speech, she also managed the phenomenal sentence: <Openness will bring us more security than isolation.>

And obviously, the country needs more openness. For some people in here, it can’t be open enough and it cannot get full enough. How many immigrants are still flooding into the country on a daily basis is impossible to tell: Polish smugglersentry via Swissdirectly flown in out of Italy or Greece. There is no end in sight, as long as the ones responsible hold onto their absurd politics, repeating their delusional mantra over and over again: Migration is not the problem, but the solution. Thus told the soon-to-be general secretary of the United Nations, António Guterres, his french audience, consisting of politicians and researchers. He persists, that that nations of the European Union have to be forced to accept the burden of mass-immigration. The europeans have to be convinced, that migration is unavoidable, and that it’s multi-ethnical, multi-cultural, multi-religious societies, that create wealth; says Guterres.

If these allegations have any rooting in reality, or if Guterres could name any examples of that, wasn’t reported. With a little bit of effort, one can visualize the best possible outcome already. Be it in the field of social society, like the case of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, where the degenerating problems of the migrantcrisis are forcing the local mayor to surrender before a small horde of North Africans. Be it in the field of economics, where the media attempts to convince the citizenry, that the refugees will save us from a recession. Be it in the field of security, where the cases of violence against german citizens and especially the police is growing more and more, revealing a ever-rising potential of brutality and impudence. Oder ultimately be it in the field of demographics – where pure numbers and statistics document our horrible future.

As a finish for this article, i had intended a quote from Dr. Václav Klaus, Czech politican and former president, in the latest symposium about massimmigration. But this wouldn’t do him justice. Instead, i will link the following video of an interview with him and former german state TV news anchor, Eva Herman.

Václav Klaus: Germany is the battlefield of Europe.

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