From June 4th to June 20th, 2022, I will be in Europe for a rather short visit, as I can’t leave my cats alone for too long, especially my dear Max, who last year almost died of a severe depression.
In Berlin, my second oldest brother Andreas will celebrate his 60th birthday, while a good friend, whom I see as the younger brother I never had, will turn 50 on the same day and attend the former’s little garden party.
When I left Valencia at the end of May 2021, one of my buddies told me he would keep my stuff for one year, but not longer. So I will have to make up my mind about what to bring to Taiwan and what to discard forever.
Although I’m a convinced European, I have very mixed feelings about this trip, especially those four days that I will spend in the German capital, actually my hometown.
Public safety has deteriorated to the point that using public transportation after 6 PM, particularly the metro, has become a health hazard, with new cases of violence reported every week.
In December 2019, during my last stay there, I was kind of lucky, though I still had a rather unpleasant experience when taking the local version of the Tube around 10 PM.
A drugged young Arab, dressed all in white and wearing a long beard, looked more than ready to blow himself up at the wagon I was sitting in, with a lump in my throat.
Instead, he harassed two blond German girls twice by asking them if they wanted to accompany him to a party. Thank God both times they reacted very calmly and didn’t upset him, so he finally got off alone.
Suddenly, a man that reminded me of an Afghan sat down just opposite of me. He started staring at the Arab, and his look was full of hate. It wouldn’t have surprised me at all if this proud warrior would have jumped up to stab to death the person he so obviously disliked.
After the man with the head scarf had finally left, two young Turks got on in the central district, talking so loudly that everybody in the car was forced to listen.
I then made eye contact with some of the few German passengers around and could sense their fear, as they could feel how uncomfortable I felt late at night in that human zoo.
The tragic irony of the whole situation is that anyone with the guts to stand up and tell those Muslim boors to show some public spirit and shut up, would be accused of racism and Islamophobia.
Sometimes I can’t believe what all those Progressives that send their kids to private schools and live in posh neighborhoods with few foreigners have done to our countries, but the many benefits of multiculturalism are a sad reality in Western Europe.
Before and after the Champions League final in Paris on May 28th this year, when mostly Maghrebis and other Africans provoked unprecedented chaos at an important sporting event.
What happened is a clear indicator of who nowadays is in charge in large parts of the Old Continent. The catastrophic demographic trends will only accelerate this downward spiral.
In the 1980s, in the middle of the arms race between the United States and the Soviet Union, German band Geier Sturzflug recommended “to visit Europe while it was still standing”. It’s time to follow their advice!