Great historical changes are often sparked by trivial events, but have deeper causes going back for generations or even centuries. The immediate trigger of the horrifying events currently unfolding in Germany is said to have been a “tweet” casually sent out August 25 by the Office for Refugees and Migrants of the German city of Nuremberg. The “tweet” merely stated that Germany was no longer applying the accepted EU rule that applications for asylum must be made from the first EU country a person enters. Within hours, a large part of Western Asia had been apprized of the change, and an army of fraudulent “Syrian refugees” was on its way to Germany from every country between Gambia and Afghanistan.
Chancellor Angela Merkel, who once curried favor with the gullible by declaring that “multiculturalism has utterly failed,” now says there will be no limit to the number of migrants Germany will accept, pathetically requesting that not more than 800,000 show up the first year. The German newsweekly Der Spiegel recently depicted her as the second coming of Mother Teresa.
The public, as so often in our days, is confused by the contradiction between what it hears and what it sees: told of desperate refugees fleeing violent death, they see crowds of smiling, healthy young men waving the V-for-Victory sign or chatting on cell phones. As the Pope commands them to receive the swarthy hordes with Christian charity, a prominent Imam is filmed proclaiming: “We will trample [the Europeans] underfoot, Allah willing.”
(Counter-Currents, October 5, 2015).