Written by: Johanna Schuster-Craig
Primary Source : New Europe – Europe and Migration, March 22, 2016
This morning, the following things happened in this order:
PEGIDA shared a post by Vera Lengsfeld, CDU politician, which implied that Merkel was responsible for the attacks in Brussels due to her open-door policy.
I shared this post, expressing concern for Lengsfeld’s Orbanization – i.e. the process by which those who were involved in the Peaceful Revolution in their youth seem to be turning towards nationalist populism in ways that – in retrospect – seem predictable, but are still both disorientating and demoralizing. (Both Orban and Lengsfeld were activists against Soviet socialist rule).
I wanted to know what had happened in Brussels, and was remarkably numb at the mention of another terrorist attack. After Istanbul, Ankara, Baidoa, Paris, Meme, Dikwa …
My shared post on Facebook disappeared. FB had temporarily closed Lengsfeld’s account. They won’t take down the posts of PEGIDA or Beatrix von Storch, but they took down a lukewarm racist post in seconds.
Then I read about the mass internments that are taking place in Greece, where refugees are being held before being deported.
Then, while I was composing this post, Donald Trump posted this.
There’s not really anything else to say.