Vera Lengsfeld

Vera Lengsfeld, born in East-Germany, was member of the German Bundestag, co-founder of the Citizen's Bureau for the Persecuted of the GDR Regime, winner of the 1990 Aachen Peace Prize.

Source: shutterstock German women want back the lightness of being

Women's march in Kandel:
We Will Crawl No Longer!

We have been robbed of the lightness of being.

Editor’s note: On January 28 2018, civil rights campaigner Vera Lengsfeld addressed a group of demonstrators in the small German town of Kandel, where on December 27 2017, a 15-year-old girl was stabbed to death in a supermarket by an Afghan refugee she had jilted. The point of the demonstrations taking place there since then is to demand a return to the level of public security enjoyed in Germany before the beginning of the refugee crisis in 2015.

This is what she said:

Dear Friends!

When Chancellor Merkel opened the borders to allow chaotic, uncontrolled immigration in September 2015, Katrin Göring-Eckardt, leader of the Green parliamentary group in the Bundestag, exclaimed: “Our country will change, and will change drastically. And I look forward to it!”

Well, our country has changed drastically. It’s now unrecognisable. Within only two years, the lightness of being, our natural unconcern, our confidence in the future, has been taken away from us. The police advise women not to go out alone but in groups, and no longer to jog alone. One politician advised sexually harassed women to keep an arm’s length away from the perpetrators.

The dramatic changes that Göring-Eckardt was looking forward to brought death to many people. Few of us know the names, for example of the stabbed pregnant Polish woman from Reutlingen, the stabbed refugee volunteer, the stabbed women of Halle and Bad Oeynhausen, the twelve dead from Berlin’s Breitscheidplatz. But it wasn’t only women who fell victim to the drastic changes: a murdered psychologist, a young man kicked to death in Bonn, one in Berlin. Only a few murders have become known nationally: the murder of Maria in Freiburg, of Mia here in Kandel and, last week, of Leon in Lünen.

These cases are just the tip of the iceberg. Gangs of ‘unaccompanied minor refugees’ terrorize numerous cities and communities: Hamburg, Mannheim, Cottbus, Bautzen, Jena. In Berlin, female police officers at the police academy are no longer safe. How many Islamic potential terrorists are already among us, whether hundreds or thousands, we do not know. In any case, things have already got so far that Islamists with firearms drive around on our motorways.

In all these cases, the murderers, killers, terrorists, thugs and rapists were young men who allegedly sought protection from us. That’s why we’re not supposed to talk about them. Those who do talk about them, however, because they fear for their sons and daughters, are branded ‘right-wing’ racists, because they allegedly insult all refugees. We’re not even supposed to be allowed to mourn, for that too has recently become ‘right-wing.’

Mass immigration, which continues to this day against all assurances of the media and according to current political will should continue unchecked, has destabilized our country and dismantled the rule of law. The Constitution and the law are arbitrarily suspended by politicians, first and foremost the Chancellor, if it seems expedient. We are already in a situation where the institutions are turning against the citizens: the police can no longer protect us, the army can no longer defend the country, we have a two-tier justice system, in which not everyone is equal before the law, but where sentences are passed with a cultural discount for new citizens. Shoplifting and fare dodging of ‘protection seekers’ are not pursued, but a cashier who keeps a forgotten deposit bottle refund ticket loses her job.

We have media that no longer fulfil their task of conveying news and who instead create news and spread propaganda. We have terrible educators who, like the headmaster in Lünen, express their sympathy to the family of a slaughtered boy in the same breath as to the perpetrator’s family. And we have young people who, led by a teacher, disturb the silent mourning for a butchered girl.

You’re here because you don’t want to tolerate these conditions any longer. You’re here because you don’t want to allow yourself to be paralyzed by your fears for this country’s future. You’re here because you’ve realised that neither understanding nor change is to be expected from politicians. You’re here because you don’t want to submit your fate to those who have brought us this misery, and who are still acting as though they have a monopoly on ethics and morals. You’re here because you no longer want to put up with this moral totalitarianism. You know that you have to help yourselves, because no one else will do it for you.

You’re here, even though you know you’ll be insulted and called ‘right-wing’ and ‘racist’ again. But you suspect that the fear of being denigrated as ‘right-wing’ is nothing compared to what lies ahead of us, if we don’t stand in the way of those responsible for the destabilisation of our country and the threat to our future.

Cottbus was the first, then Kandel followed, soon there will be demonstrations in Bottrop and Berlin.

I hope that the spark of Kandel creates a wildfire. In 1989 the citizens of the GDR succeeded in getting rid of a regime which was armed to the teeth. It should also be possible to bring a political-correctness- dictatorship to its senses. To quote our Chancellor for once, there is no alternative!

Our great poet and freedom lover Friedrich Schiller said: “The great cease to rule when the small cease to crawl.”

“We can do it!”

Translated from eigentümlich frei, where the original article was published on 5th April 2018.

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