[Marxism] Rasist campaign about "Hundreds of sexual assaults in Cologne" - what the hell happened to factual reporting?

A.R. G amithrgupta at gmail.com
Sat Jan 9 14:08:45 MST 2016

I agree with Luko. Others are reposting unreliable, agenda-driven source
material and racist explanations for what happened. That should not be
acceptable on Marxist list-serv. The badness of rape (or murder, or
terrorism) should not produce culturally reductionistic explanations for
these crimes. Marxists, for example, generally don't blame Jewish culture
for Zionism, or black culture for drug-related crimes, or "Islam" for the
9/11 attacks. Why is such reasoning being invoked here?

On Saturday, January 9, 2016, Lüko Willms <marxism at lists.csbs.utah.edu>

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>  on Samstag, 9. Januar 2016 at 17:38, Dennis Brasky via Marxism wrote:
>   What happened is that someone found out one or two days later that some
> women's complaints about being groped in the dense mass of people on both
> sides of the only door left open of the Cologne central rail station could
> be used for a huge racist campaign of scandalizing, arousing emotions,
> suppressing and falsifying facts. And this criminal in Cologne found a huge
> resonance in the bourgeois media from Rhine to Oder, from the coast to the
> Alps. The international French language TV program was the most outrageous
> -- for them it was 100 women being raped by 1000 Arabs.
>   And also on this list, the necessary mistrust against the bourgeois
> media is missing!
>   Now the Cologne police boss had to resign because he did not immedialy
> push for a sharp racial profiling in the official police report. The
> government and all bourgois forces call for more restrictions of democratic
> rights. Finally an optimal event to mobilise against the more than a
> million of refugees who came into Germany in 2015 (pop: >80 million), and
> to organize support for waging war against the Third World.
>   Actually there were two events:
>   Before continuing, open the Open Street Map of the place:
> > <http://www.openstreetmap.org/relation/4073656#map=18/50.94217/6.95813
> The organge bordered area is the socalled "Domplatte",  surrounding the
> Cologne cathedral . To the place in front of the railway station
> "Bahnhofsvorplatz" is a wide flights of stairs, covering a difference of
> height of one or two storeys of a house.
> > or on Google Maps (with Satellite imagery)
> https://www.google.de/maps/@50.9416908,6.9570583,17z/data=!3m1!1e3
>   Up there, and down on the Bahnhofsvorplatz was the New Years eve
> celebrations going on, with fireworks which were, so the police, in some
> cases used in a very irresponsable way, like shooting horizontally from the
> Domplatte to the Bahnhofsvorplatz. This mass of about 1000 people, so the
> police then had been dispersed with a certain amouth of police violence.
>   The groping happened, according to my information, on both sides of the
> only door left open to the train station. The Cologne central station is
> open 24/7, but in the night hours there remains only one door open.
> Unfortunately also in the News Years night. So huge crowds assembled inside
> and outside of that door, being pressed very densely. In that situation
> most groping happened.
>    The simple solution would have been to open all doors, to relieve the
> pressure.
>   But in the racist campaign no word of it.
>   Ich kann garnicht so viel essen wie ich kotzen möchte.
> Cheers,
> Lüko Willms
> Frankfurt/Main, Germany
> http://www.mlwerke.de
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- Amith

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