Monday, 15 February 2016

Xenophobia - a Clarification

Today, I came across an article in the German Press which tells the story of a University Professor who horribile dictu is apparently publishing his thoughts on Twitter. His views, the article explains in a pained and worried tone, are not pro-refugees. They are therefore, the author points out "fremdenfeindlich" - hostile to foreigners, xenophobic. The article is here.

This got me thinking: The professor is against Germany taking in more and more and more (every day, c.3,000) refugees, migrants, asylum seekers whatever you choose to call them. 80 percent of those people are male and 85 percent are Muslim. Whether indeed this is a good idea, is blatantly more than debatable, After the horrendous incidents at NYE in Cologne, people are surely allowed to raise the topic in a more than questioning manner. Crime, especially sexual crime against women has risen dramatically. Other violent crime is also up, especially in formerly pleasant towns like Düsseldorf, or the said Cologne. People, but especially women are rightly afraid to go out on their own. The sale of pepper spray, maze, and demand for legally availablel self-defense weapons has exploded.

So far, so bad. Back to our tweeting professor. Why, in God's name should somebody who is not in favour (and says so publicly) of taking in millions of misogynist, violent males, who balk at the thought of shaking a woman's hand - refugees in asylum seeker's hostels even refuse to take food when it is served to them by a woman - but don't appear to have a problem with raping women, why then should he not be allowed to say so? Or even more illogically, be smeared as xenophobic? For that is exactly the one aspect the professor hasn't got a problem with - that those people are foreigners. He is not xenophobic - he is worried about the demise of tolerance in Germany.

Likewise, regular readers of this blog will know how much I detest xenophobia. They will also know how much I detest illiberalism and homophobic or misogynist attitudes.Which is precisely why I am against importing millions of Muslim males who are explicitly unwilling to integrate and who demand that their anti-Western views and behaviour patterns aren't just respected but made the norm in their newly adopted countries.

So quite why the German press wants to stigmatize people who are worried about society becoming ever more illiberal, intolerant and proto-fascist as "xenophobic" must remain a mystery. Or shall we say not so much a mystery: Plummeting circulation figures are making German media vulnerable: Government funding is only for those who are happy to be "gleichgeschaltet" and will spout Merkel's message.


  1. Wow, your thoughts here are cogent. It is so hard to be able to have reasonable conversations about concerns without being labelled. When refugees came to America, learning the language, studying, and integrating into society was important to them. They added much to the diversity and life here. Having masses of people who don't care/want to become lawful and useful citizens is scary.

  2. The ordinary people in the street know what they see and are left dumbfounded that their own elected leaders seem utterly blind or utterly indifferent to the seemingly obvious world of shit thay they are busy building for all of us and all of our prosperity.

    But the leaders are NOT blind, they can see it too but the are gambling, hoping that they will be able to integrate the invited and uninvited and in doing so solve the problems of the collapsed European (German) birthrates.

    They/She siezed on this disaster as a solution to kill two birds with one stone, save some refugees and get some citizens. But what has happened is that through negligence and naivety, anyone and everyone in North Africa and the desert who can cobble together the travel money is heading to Caanen sorry Europe.

    The more that come the more our lives will change, the lefty European mindset will no doubt take great joy in making the new citizens feel at home, mainly by turning it into a European version of their old homes.
    The Left bound and gagged us with political correctness and demonisation leaving us defenceless to the bar bar.