The attack in Berlin on December 19, 2016 was predictable. German Chancellor Angela Merkel created the conditions that made it possible. She bears an overwhelming responsibility. Geert Wilders, a member of Parliament in the Netherlands and one of Europe's only clear-sighted political leaders, accused her of having blood on her hands. He is right.
When she decided to open the doors of Germany to hundreds of
thousands of Muslims from the Middle East and more distant countries,
she must have known that jihadists were hidden among the people flooding
in. She also must have known that the German police had no way of
controlling the mass that entered and would be quickly overwhelmed by
the number of people it would have to control. She did it anyway.
When hundreds of rapes and sexual assaults took place in Cologne and other cities in Germany on last year's New Year's Eve, she said
that the perpetrators should be punished "regardless of their origin",
but she did not change her policy. When attacks took place in Hanover,
Essen, Wurzburg, and Munich, she delayed comments, then pronounced sanitized sentences on the "need" to fight crime and terror. But she still did not change policy.
She only changed her position recently, it seems because she wants to
be a candidate again in 2017, and saw her popularity declining.
The comments she made immediately after the December 19 attacks were mind-numbing. She said
that "if the perpetrator is a refugee", it will be "very difficult to
bear" and it will be "particularly repugnant for all Germans who help
refugees on a daily basis."
Such remarks could be considered simply naïve if someone were not
informed, but Angela Merkel does not have that excuse. She could not
ignore warnings from German and U.S. intelligence services saying that Islamic State terrorists hiding among refugees were planning
to use trucks in Christmas-related attacks. The situation endured by
Germans has been extremely difficult to bear for more than a year. Crime
had "skyrocketed"; diseases extinct for decades have been brought in with no vaccines -- long since discontinued -- to treat them; second homes are seized by the government
without compensation to shelter migrants, and so on. It did not take
long to discover that the main suspect in the Berlin attack was an
asylum seeker living in a refugee shelter.
In another country, Merkel might have been shamed into resigning; in Germany, she is running for re-election.
The German population is aged and the birthrate is dangerously low: 1.38 children per woman. The immigrants are replacing
the German population, which has been disappearing little by little.
The Germans who pass away are the Christians or, more often,
non-religious secularists. As everywhere in Europe, Christianity is disappearing; the immigrants replacing the Germans are Muslim.
The German economy is still strong but running out of steam. Returns on invested capital are declining.
At a time when human capital is the main source of profits, German
human capital is collapsing: people from underdeveloped countries cannot
easily replace highly educated Germans. Most do not have marketable
skills; newcomers remain long unemployed and dependent. Of the 1.2 million migrants
who arrived in Germany in 2014 and 2015, only 34,000 found work. If the
unemployment rate is low, it is because there is a growing shortage of labor: today 61% Germans are between 20 and 64 years old. It is expected that by mid-century, the figure will fall to 41%.
Politically correct propaganda speeches that are inexhaustibly
broadcast in Germany -- as in the rest of Europe -- never speak of
demography. Instead, they refute any evidence that the German economy is
not doing well. They also say that Islam and Christianity are
equivalent; they are obstinately blind to the fact that Islam is more
than a religion: it is a political, economic, and moral system that
encompasses all aspects of life, and has never coexisted
long or peacefully in a culture different from it. These speeches
almost totally ignore the rise of radical Islam and jihadist terrorism;
instead, they argue that radical Islam is a marginal cult, and that
jihadist terrorism only recruits lone wolves or the mentally ill. Above
all, they constantly repeat that any criticism of migration or Islam is
ignominious and racist.
The German population is intimidated with fear, both by the
antisocial behavior of many migrants and by the speech police of their
own governments. Many Germans do not even dare to speak. Those who use
public transportation resign themselves to insults. They bend their head
and run for refuge to their homes. Attendance in restaurants and
theaters is falling sharply. Women have become resigned to wearing
"modest" outfits and are careful to not go out alone. Protests organized by Pegida
(Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamization of the West) have never
attracted more than a few thousand people after a photograph of its
founder was released in which he was styled as Hitler.
The Alternative for Germany
(AfD) party, which calls for a halt to Muslim immigration to Germany
and keeps on winning more votes, nevertheless remains a minority party.
The law that condemns incitement to hatred (Volksverhetzung),
presumably intended to prevent a return to Nazi ideas, is held like a
sword over whoever speaks too harshly of the growing Islamization of the
On December 20, Angela Merkel went to lay white roses at the scene of
the Christmas market attack. Thousands of Germans did the same. Many
brought candles and cried. But anger and the will to combat the threat
remained largely absent. After a few weeks, the page will be turned --
until next time.
Nothing better describes the present state of Germany than the sad fate of Maria Landenburger,
a nineteen-year-old girl, murdered at the beginning of December. Maria
Landenburger, a member of a refugee relief organization, was among those
who welcomed migrants in 2015. She was raped and murdered by one of the
people she was helping. Her family asked
anyone who wanted to pay tribute to their daughter to give money to
refugee associations, so that more refugees could come to Germany.
The great majority of the Germans do not want to see that Germany is
at war, because a merciless enemy has declared war on them. They do not
want to see that war has been declared on Western civilization.
They accept defeat and docilely do what jihadists want them to do: they submit.
In analyzing the December 19 attack on the Christmas market, German journalist Josef Joffe, editor of Die Zeit, explained Angela Merkel's decision
to welcome refugees as "an act of atonement" and a way to welcome a
threatened population, seven decades after the Holocaust. He also
explained the passivity of many Germans by a feeling of collective
If Joffe is right, if Angela Merkel does not see the difference
between Jews exterminated by the Nazis, and Muslims threatening to
exterminate Christians, Jews and other Muslims, she is even more
clueless than it seems.
If many Germans are filled with collective guilt to the point that
they want to compensate for what Germany did to the Jews by welcoming
hundreds of thousands of Muslims many of whom openly state that they want to replace Germany's Judeo-Christian culture with Islam, and who are replacing its Christian population
with a Muslim one -- that will include ruthless killers in its ranks --
it shows that Germans today either detest themselves so much that they
desire their own destruction, or that they have simply lost their will
to stand up for what they care about -- an act otherwise known as