I am not here for braindead excuses for terrorists

Dear ladies and fellas

Last week another Arab stabbed random civilians, killing one of those civilians. This time it happend in the German city of Hamburg and the murderer was asylum seeker, whose application for asylum in Germany was rejected and he was about to getting deported. However before he could get deported he commited this horrendous crime. Now all kind of apologists creep out of their holes and try to excuse and defend the crime commited by the Arab stabber. The most common  braindead”excuse”, that I heard so far in the real world and online, was that the Arab was “desperate”, because his application got rejected and he was about to getting deported and therefore could not become a dentist in Germany.

I am not down for such braindead excuses, mainly because terrorists do not commit their horrendous crimes out of despair, but because they are radicalized, mostly because they are fed from an early age with an insane amount of propaganda. People do not commit crimes or engage in terrorism only because they are desperate. That`s not how it works. There are many people in the world, who are desperate for several very good reasons. I know that from my own experience and because I grew up in Georgia, a country in which many people had for years many valid reasons to be desperate, sad and angry. Among those reasons are for example the fact, that Georgia had to endure two wars in the last twentyfive years, one civil war in the nineties and later one war against Russia. Still, one does not see Georgians commit any terror-attacks on innocent civilians out of despair.

We also don`t see Romani- and Sinti- people commit horrendous terrorattacks on civilians, given the fact that Romani and Sinti people are the most oppresed ethnic groups in Europe. Neither we see acts of terrorism commited by Jews on European soil, despite the growing antisemitsm in Europe and therefore the increased danger for Jews in Europe.

I think it is highly offensive to people, who actually suffered to excuse terrorism with “despair” and “poverty”. Also it doesn`t fix the problem of terrorism itself, which is commited by radicalized thugs. Not desperate people.

WTF is happening in Poland?!?

Dear ladies and fellas

During the last weeks I had the pleasure to read some opinion pieces on the current Polish goverment and Poland overall, most of said opinion pieces tried hard to make a pun of the Polish national anthem and paint Poland the worst way possible.

I have to admit as somebody, who is a proud Jew, a woman and bisexual I wouldn`t have voted for PiS, the Polish “Law and Justice party”. However I am not down for the current doom mongering about the Polish state of law under the PiS-goverment. First and foremost because the PiS-party was already in charge from 2005 to 2007 and failed miserably because their ultra-conservative politics were too conservative even for a conservative and deeply catholic country like Poland. Even this time, with a huge majority in the Sejm, they fail to deliver, like they already did from 2005 to 2007. One example: In 2006 the PiS-goverment tried to introduce a law, that would prohibit the publishing of books and other media, that would cast a negative light on Poland and the Polish people. Espesciaslly had the PiS-goverment the work of the historian Jan Tomasz Gross in mind. The Polish supreme court however deemed said law incompatible with the Polish constitution and repealed the law. Now the PiS-goverment is not capable of abolishing abortion in Poland and push the Justice reform through, because Andrzej Duda, who used to be a member of PiS, refused to sign the document of the justice reform. President Duda who is so much more than a puppet of Jaroslaw Kaczynski refused to sign said justice reform because of the huge backlash from the Polish people. So unlike as in Turkey the Polish president actually cares what the Polish people really want and has no problem to act sovereign even in front of his own mentor. I am not really worried for Poland because of the strong civil society and politicians like Duda there. Because, unlike in Turkey, the Polish goverment doesn`t arrest journalists, who work for “Gazeta Wyborcza” by the dozens. The Polish people are willing and capable to stand up for their civil rights, they live in a democracy with a functioning state of law.