writes from Germany:
Re your entry on “Another black wilding-type murder,” some observations from Germany. We don’t have that kind of black violence here at all. Our (small) black population mostly resides in big cities and consists of African asylum seekers and illegals. They are notorious for drug dealing, albeit mostly cannabis (the business of hard drugs is controlled by Arabs or Eastern Europeans), and fathering and abandoning illegitimate children, but hardly for exceeding aggressiveness.
Since a couple of years now, we have, nonetheless, the exact same phenomenon with Muslim attackers of non-Muslims. Often a group of “youths” will knock a single, random victim to the ground and stomp him to death or injure him severely.
For fifty years now, we have had an ever growing presence of Muslims in our country, but I’d say that this kind of terror (and the ever increasing bullying, the stabbings, the outright antisocial behaviour) is not older than a couple of years.
Even more terrifying to me personally have been a few unbelievably brutal incidents (same pattern) with ethnic Germans as perpetrators. In all cases, so far, the attackers have been relatively young men.
What might be the explanation? It’s not my impression that race or even Islam plays the dominant role. It’s the exposure of our youth to liberal nihilism, the utter loss of any culture whatsoever, and the refusal of every single authority to act like an authority.
My guess is that the African minority in Germany is not yet long enough exposed to this destructive atmosphere and not even “integrated” enough to be affected. They keep generally close ties with their homelands and have a sense of who they are.
This sense, however, is robbed off the Germans by our multicultural, leftist elite and to a certain degree also off the third and fourth generation Muslim immigrants.
Pardon my poor English.
James W. writes:
Your commenter wrote:
Posted by Lawrence Auster at November 16, 2010 09:02 AM | Send
“My guess is that the African minority in Germany is not yet long enough exposed to this destructive atmosphere and not even “integrated” enough to be affected. They keep generally close ties with their homelands and have a sense of who they are.”
That guess does not work because the dominant condition of everyday human life in Africa is brutality. It may be that black immigrants in Germany are more unlikely to be brutal insofar as they are fleeing brutality, but we may be sure that once their numbers are sufficient, the brutality will spy a profit and follow them. If increased numbers do not do them in, the European decadence will. I can think of only three ethnic minorities that maintained themselves in all circumstances, and Africans are not on that list.