[Marxism] Cologne, and the racist hate campaign exploiting women

Lüko Willms willms at luekowillms.de
Tue Jan 12 08:45:43 MST 2016

on Montag, 11. Januar 2016 at 21:47, Ken Hiebert via Marxism wrote:

> That is to ask Lüko and others what they are doing on the ground to
> address this situation.  What are they saying to a broader audience in Germany?

The same as I say here all these days. 

The difference is that people in Germany KNOW the racist campaign, which is not new and which started not on the first day of this year, but is going on for longer time, with a fascist scum setting fire to peoples houses, murdering refugees and immigrants, and a bourgeois class and her parties and politicians setting the tone that foreigners and refugees are a PITA, and that refugees should be limited and best sent back "home" into the war zones of the imperialist "war on terror" and for regime changes. The large coalition is voting every three months a new law further restricting democratic rights. More than a million refugees came to Germany in the past year 2015. For the right wing, this is one million too much. They look for each and every means to kick these human beings back to Africa and Asia, best to be drowned in the Mediterranean Sea. The racist fake feminist Alice Schwarzer agitates continuously against those Arabs  as born rapists. 

The right wing of the governing party CDU/CSU even wants to overthrow their prime minister Ms. Angela Merkel for being too lenient towards that huge human mass of refugees  coming by the millions over the Meditreanean Sea and overcoming every obstacle, or finding a way around it. The don't understand that Merkel has experienced herself the mass mobilisation which overthrew the GDR government. Merkel does not want to give in to the CSU's demands for a fixed upper limit for refugees, which would turn out to be self-defeating for the bourgeoisie, since they would have to declare their failure with the first refugee finding a way over the border. 

And now they found new fodder for their anti-human campaings, the arson attacks, the murders, the humiliations, the prohibition to leave the city the refugee is assigend to stay. more repression, more attacks on working people's rights, more war against the Third World. 

Ohhh! A woman has been touched on her buttock! We always told you that those dirty Arabs are born rapists!  Look more of the racist scorn up in the Ku Kux Klan's or Mr. Trump's word books.  Lots of things are being invented. Mr. Amith Gupta invents gang rapes. TV5MONDE invents that 100 women had been raped by 1000 Arabs. 

The helpless indignated mayer of Cologne called on women to stay aloof of men, staying at least one armlength away from men (she obviously has never moved in public transit during rush hours), i.e.  women should leave it to men to determain where a women may stand or sit or move. The Cologne police chief was deposed for the lack of racial profiling, for not having emphasized the "North African or Arab" origin of the alleged criminals. The gutter press is running amok. BILD title page hurls on January 8: "DEPORTATION FRUST! [in 2 inch high letters] Why it is so difficult to deport criminals. After the sexual trespassing on New Years Eve an increasing number of polititians call for faster deportations".

  From the other side of the pond, Donald Trump joined in: "Germany is going through massive attacks to its people by the migrants allowed to enter the country. New Years Eve was a disaster. THINK!" he twittered on Jan. 6. Is that the company you are looking for? "Over the weekend, Mr. Trump added the sexual violence by immigrants in Cologne in Germany on the New Year eve to the list of reasons why Muslims should be barred. “What is happening in Germany is unbelievable….radical Islamic terrorism is a huge problem. And I took a lot of heat, all over the world. Now they are saying, what you have said is amazing. Now the whole world is talking about this,” Mr. Trump told a rally." reports 'The Hindu' on January 10, 2016 <http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/trump-rise-is-for-real/article8089184.ece >

 And you want now to tell the Arabs that the Ku Kux Klan, or its German counterpart, is there to beat them up in order to "protect women"? 

Have you lost your mind? Sorry Ken, I do not address you personally, but the public at large on this list. 

You want to tell us, that we should all join the fascist scum and attack those refugees from Arabia, Africa and other Asia, since they "rape our (white) women"?!?!

It is incredible. Outrageous. 

But maybe understandable considering that "humanitarian wars" by the US Empire find lots of support in the USA, even calling for US bombers to obliterate Syria for "regime change". 

That is the difference with the people I talk  to here in Germany. The anti-war and anti-racist sentiment seems to be much stronger here than in the United States of America. And people here seem to understand better that it is not by burning refugee's home's and not by curtailing everybody's democratic freedoms that one defends women's rights. 

Which side are you on? Are you with the working class, the women, the oppressed nations, the Third World suffering from imperialist exploitation, and today especially the Arab nation torn up like Germany in the 30 year war 500 years ago? 

Or are you with the imperialist "war on terror" and "war on drugs", the US governments official international assasination program? The fascist scum and the gutter press including Donald Trump? 

Which side are you on? 
There are no neutrals here. 
You're either with the union
or a thug for J.H. Blair

And remember: the Ku Kux Klan is not a womens liberation movement. Neither is Donald Trump. 

Lüko Willms
Frankfurt/Main, Germany

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