Blocked for Comment Section on Newspaper Tagesspiegel

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It reads, “Login failed. User account ‘BenGoldstein’ was blocked.”

I cut out Islam, made no jokes (or only benign ones), did not comment on gender…didn’t help. The narrow-mindedness has become extreme. There is no way that my choice of words, the “tone”, could have been a problem. Others actually behave rudely. Most of my comments were on the topic of antisemitism.

I would lie if I said that I don’t find this whole development depressing. How can a culture fall so deeply so fast? Germans are specialists.

And the French are following. According to ZEIT the Supreme court ruled today that the principle of “fraternite” allows people to hide illegal immigrants and break the laws. This is the most ridiculous verdict I have ever heard. It is the abolishment of laws as such and their replacement with gut feelings.

And there is this glib cheering that the article conveyed. The commenters…

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One response to “Blocked for Comment Section on Newspaper Tagesspiegel

  1. I read somewhere that the story about lemmings committing a collective suicide by drowning is not true. Still it comes to mind when looking at Europe.