June 7, 2010

QUOTE OF THE DAY: I BET YOU KNOW THIS ONE

I think the time has come to remove all Arabs from Knesset. They cannot possibly be true citizens of this Jewish State....they cannot sing Hatikvah or swear allegiance to the Jewish State, ..nor can they serve in the Army properly....so no arabs in Knesset is the only possibility. They should be given all rights except the voting rights and we shouldnt be afraid of the South Africa experience so long as the Arab minority is treated equally except for voting and kneeset. Its the only real and feasible consequence to being a Jewish State for the Jewish People with Jewish values. Lets remember that not every US citizen can be the US president. Every country has some limitations on you runs their country. Democracy yes - but not a pure democracy because we are first and foremost a Jewish State.
This quote is just one of many coming from Israelis, this one taken from somebody named Don Lary in Haaretz, regarding an article that deals with the revoking of Member of Parliament (Knesset) rights to an Arab-Israeli MK after she was part of the Gaza "Terrorist" flotilla. And now we are going to play a little game. It's easy enough. We'll just substitute certain words but without changing the meaning, eh?
I think the time has come to remove all [Jews] from the [Reichstag]. They cannot possibly be true citizens of this [German] State....they cannot sing [the national anthem] or swear allegiance to the [German] State, ..nor can they serve in the Army properly....so no [Jews] in [the Reichstag] is the only possibility. They should be given all rights except the voting rights and we shouldnt be afraid of the [Nazi Germany] experience so long as the [Jew] minority is treated equally except for voting and [the Reichstag]. Its the only real and feasible consequence to being a [German] State for the [German] People with [German] values. Let's remember that not every US citizen can be the US president. Every country has some limitations on who runs their country. Democracy yes - but not a pure democracy because we are first and foremost a [German] State. 
Ah. Only we couldn't! I'm not even talking about how the world would react, if we did this. NAZIS! NAZIS! NAZIS! THEY ARE GOING TO KILL JEWS AGAIN SOON!

No. I'm talking about a little thing called "Grundgesetz", which unfortunately translates to "Basic Law", but is what others call constitution. See, we had this... thing from 1933 to 1945 that... well, we don't want to talk about it too much, but long story short, well, we kind of put people into groups, and then we started to deny these groups one bsic human right after another, it started in 1934, in Nuremberg, oh well...

And so this is article 33 of the German constitution.
Article 33
[Equal citizenship – Public service]
(1) Every German shall have in every Land the same political rights and duties.
(2) Every German shall be equally eligible for any public office according to his aptitude, qualifications and professional achievements.
(3) Neither the enjoyment of civil and political rights, nor eligibility for public office, nor rights acquired in the public service shall be dependent upon religious affiliation. No one may be disadvantaged by reason of adherence or nonadherence to a particular religious denomination or philosophical creed.
See that? No one.  The leader of the Green Party, Cem Özdemir, is a Turkish German. The newly appointed minister for social and family affairs in Niedersachsen is a Turkish German woman (hey! Three in a row!). And that is just in public life. One of the best, if not the best political commentator in Germany is Michel Friedman, a Jewish German (I believe there is a bit of French in there, too).

And then there are people like me. I'm German. Russian. And British! Which – as I sometimes joke – forces me to make plans for world domination (British), fail absymally at executing those plans (German) and then drink myself into depression while dancing drunk in ways that is offensive to the human eye (Russian).

And no, it isn't easy. And no, it doesn't come overnight. And yes, there is still racial hatred here, anti-semitism and plain stupidity. But if you tell these people, who in many instances were either born here, have grown up here or made the conscious choice to be part of Germany, that they cannot have a say, that their voices are irrelevant to the public discourse, debate and discussion...

... you make them strangers in their own home. We did that once. I talked about it. Just a few posts back. Why, then, should they defend that of which you have clearly told them they are not a part of? Democracy... has no religion. It cannot afford to have one. Not even the one you personally prefer.

And if you don't like it? Start building the camps. For that is where you ultimately will have to put these people you have stolen their rights from. and this doesn't just go for Israel. It goes for Russia (come on, people. Muslims can be Russians, too, you know), this goes for Iran and Iraq and Saudi Arabia and Turkey (Christians can be citizens, too, you know. Or Armenians. Or Kurds). Build the camps now, because you are going to fill them. Maybe not tomorrow, maybe not next week...

... but some day, when you have already accepted that these "people" are not part of your country, not part of you, the next monster will come along. And the next monster will tell you that they shouldn't be there in the first place, and hell, then the next monster will give you a solution.

May even be a... final solution.

That is why there is a very good German proverb. "Wehret den Anfängen", or in English, start the fuck defending these people now. Or... build the camps. Your choice.