Today we celebrate the German reunification the started back in 1989. We were all happy about the peaceful way it happened. Looking back what happened since then something went totally right but there are also some things that make me angry. I still see the pictures from the early days of reunification when the mob marched upon the houses of contract workers in Hoyerswerda and Solingen burning down the houses and prey upon foreign people. We all thought that these days of the early 90's are gone forever. But it is too far out. Hatred is still alive especially in the eastern part of Germany. Main reason is the topic of the thousands of refugees coming to Europe to get a better life. People flocking together against these refugees is in the one hand - the other is vocabulary lot of people use. Many words I hear in buses, trains of pubs are used by the Nazis as well. Hatred, distrust and fear of loss of prosperity are the reason why right-leaded parties are successful these days. The ignorance of the popular parties to destroy fear and hatred is the other reason why fascists gets stronger day by day. History tells us that these are reasons democracy fails. Looking over the borders to Hungary and Poland were ultra right-wing politicians were on power makes me think about when we will have the same system. People like Marine Le Pen, Geert Wilders and Nigel Farage are the new populists and their only words are 'my country first'. I don't know how to stop this development but talking to people.
I won't treat you too much with political analysis but sometimes I think that these words should be spoken when it gets too much. Anyway, I will spent the day for a longer walk in the countryside and finally support my team at their home-match.
Have a good week people.
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