Well, personally, I don't shy away from Pandora's box, because in the end it still contains hope
. But yes, I agree with you, a study like that would probably be quite ugly. However, I disagree with you on the following points, or would like to clarify something beforehand:
- I'm not a friend of ACAB
- I've always wondered why ACAB used to be an issue, especially in violent groups, not only with left activists, but also with hooligans, autonomists and non-nationalist skinheads
- I think the 0.1% is completely inadequate in view of the investigative journalism of Valentin Gendrot, the dismantling of a complete company of the KSK and the exposure of racist WhatsApp groups by the police of North Rhine-Westphalia
- I consider racimus, or race theory in general, to be completely stupid, but believe in a single human species (there are dog breeds, but no human races)
Whenever it comes to the terminology of the difference between people and race, it sometimes turns my stomach around. However, I would like to point out that since the end of the Second World War there has been no clear scientific and/or social scientific research into this issue. At least not in Germany.
Precisely the post-war period until the reunification in 1990 showed that an ideological and political attitude (capitalism vs. communism) seems to be much more important than tackling the internal problems. And as long as there was an economic upswing, nobody seemed to be particularly interested. And the misconception that people will simply return to their homeland seems obvious to me not only since the problems of migrant workers in Germany. The only problem is that integration is not just a matter from below.
Without the willingness of the state and the authorities, full integration is, in my view, an impossibility. This does not mean that you have to accept any nonsense, but even the Romans were better at welcoming foreign cultures into their own ranks than any nation is willing to do nowadays. A gift of the 19th century, when the question of a nation state was seriously debated for the first time. Only we are still in this pattern of thinking. For me, a state is defined not only by the administration of its own indigenous population. Germany is neither the exception nor the rule here. This applies worldwide and has the sometimes most absurd consequences in the history of mankind.
But I don’t want to go too far. Let’s stick to the situation today, where an 18-year-old Muslim in France is beheading his teacher. And then he gets shot by the police. In my opinion, this is a prime example of the problems we face here in Europe today. For decades, we have failed to fully integrate Muslims and other peoples into our democratic community. Is there a form of European Islam? Nope. In view of the murders in Halle (Halle synagogue shooting) we were able to integrate the Jews into today’s Europe? Have we ever been able to make a difference between people, race and religion, or to convey our values credibly to others? When will we finally have to admit that we have a fundamental problem here in Europe to bring all parties together and to promote full, honest and enlightened integration?
We have not even been able to solve our internal problems since 1945. Not just us here in Germany. Worldwide, too. Instead, economic interests are still being pushed forward to divert attention from these sorts of problems. Because no government sees itself capable of tackling these problems from the very core. No, instead we limit ourselves to national resentments, according to the motto: our nation against the rest of the world. Without pointing out that nowadays no nation is able to address the economic, social and also medical problems alone (in view of Covid-19).
We are so entangled in our hateful thinking against others that we don’t even want to realize that the same blood is flowing in our veins. Of course, I am not a Messiah who now has the answers to all the questions of mankind. But the fact that we are constantly ignoring all the problems, instead of really tackling them, is a crime for me even in 2020.
As after 1945, we only want to believe that people do not inflict cruelty on other people, that there are no genocides (except that of the National Socialists on the Jews — and even that is still denied by many today), that all climate and war refugees are merely economic refugees who want to enrich themself at the expense of our prosperity, and that people of a different skin colour than white are first-class citizens, at least in Western democracies.
To put it in German: Ja, ne, is' klar.
And when it comes to Europe, I am well aware that not only does everyone hate Germany, but that there are also many resentments among themselves and also within the nations. So the French hate the Bretons, the Poles hate the Protestants and the Jews, and practically everyone hates or fears people with black or levantine skin. I am exaggerating here, of course, and on purpose. Still, there's a spark of truth left.
But hey, as long as the economy is running and those responsible continue to benefit, what does it matter to the states what the mob wants? As long as we tolerate rat- and garbage-filled refugee camps on our European external border, Europe will continue to be able to continue its divided existence. As long as we accept the troops of a foreign-continental superpower. It doesn't matter if they're Americans, Russians, Chinese. We wouldn't give a shit anyway. ;-)