“German Leftists, Islamists And Neo-Nazis Stage Violent Anti-Israel Protest, “You Jews Are Beasts”…”
Well, that whole history repeating itself thing seems perspicacious right about now, doesn’t it? I mean, we’re witnessing the return of the Cold War and a return of various forms of socialism and fascism looking to find scapegoats in the Jews in order to press an agenda that can throw the balance of world power over to the side of centralized control and the crushing of individual liberty, presented as crass, greedy, and not consonant with the Greater Good of the volk. Or the new Caliphate.
Congrats to all the identity politics groups on the left who have made themselves available as the ground forces. I’m sure gender feminism and the LGBT warrior groups will fare particularly well under a desire to rule that brings along with it notions of purification and Utopianism, if only certain diseases are purged from the ranks of the body politic. Like pigs and monkeys and other more conspicuous beasts:
A demonstration in Frankfurt against Operation Protective Edge erupted into violence, with protesters tossing stones at the police.
According to the Frankfurter Rundschau paper, about 2,500 protesters appeared in downtown Frankfurt, screaming “God is great,” and slogans such as “freedom for Palestine” and “children-murderer Israel.”
Eight police officers were injured. One sign at the rally was titled, “You Jews are Beasts.”
German media reported that after the protests, groups sought to locate Jewish institutions. The Frankfurt police said Jewish institutions would be protected. It is unclear if the goal was to attack said institutions.
According to the Rundschau, student organization Left-SDS, Islamists and some members of the Neo-Nazi group National Socialists Rhein-Main attended the anti-Israel protest. Flags from Turkey, Iraq, Saudi Arabia and Hamas were on display at the protest. Banners compared Prime Minister Netanyahu with Adolf Hitler.
Supporters of Assad’s regime were also present at the protest.
In a bizarre act of cooperation, German journalist and publicist Thomas von der Osten-Sacken reported on the website of the weekly Jungle World that Frankfurt’s police allowed the demonstrators to use a police vehicle and loudspeaker to blast anti-Israeli slogans. According to a police statement, the authorities allowed the use of their equipment in order to deescalate the situation. The Jungle World article sarcastically titled its account, “The Police, Friend and Helper.”
The history of humanity is replete with these periodic wildings. And nearly everywhere, some sort of tyranny — disguised as a glorious, selfless collectivism — is at its genesis.
If the same thinking is allowed to thrive unchecked, it isn’t terribly shocking that the same scenes born of its effects keep replaying themselves on the world’s stage.
(h/t Weasel Zippers)