In my (professional) judgment the ZeroHedge
webzine is worth more than the rest of the financial media put together. Recently, ZeroHedge
has recently been turning its editorial sagacity to political issues
. Over the Christmas season they posted two items which deserve special mention:
Germans Scramble To Buy Weapons Amid Nationwide Spike In Migrant-Driven Crime 12/21/2015
Germans, facing an influx of more than one million asylum seekers from Africa, Asia and the Middle East, are rushing to arm themselves.All across Germany, a country with some of the most stringent gun-control laws in Europe, demand is skyrocketing for non-lethal self-defense weapons, including pepper sprays, gas pistols, flare guns, electroshock weapons and animal repellants. Germans are also applying for weapons permits in record numbers.The scramble to acquire weapons comes amid a migrant-driven surge in violent crimes — including rapes, robberies and aggravated assaults — in cities and towns throughout the country…In recent weeks, German newspapers have published dozens of stories with headlines such as: "Germany is Afraid — And Grabs for the Weapon," "Germans are Arming Themselves: The Demand for Weapons Explodes," "More and More People are Buying a Weapon," "Security: Hands Up!" "The Need for Security Increases," "Boom in Weapons Stores," and "Bavarians are Arming Themselves— Afraid of Refugees?"
- The scramble to acquire weapons comes amid an indisputable nationwide spike in migrant-driven crime, including rapes of German women and girls on a shocking scale, as well as physical assaults, stabbings, home invasions, robberies and burglaries — in cities and towns throughout the country.
- German authorities, however, are going to great lengths to argue that the German citizenry's sudden interest in self-defense has nothing whatsoever to do with mass migration into the country, despite ample evidence to the contrary.
- The spike in violent crimes committed by migrants has been corroborated by a leaked confidential police report, which reveals that a record-breaking 38,000 asylum seekers were accused of committing crimes in the country in 2014. Analysts believe this figure — which works out to more than 100 crimes a day — is only a fragment: many crimes are not reported.
- "Anyone who asks for the reasons for the surge in weapons purchases encounters silence." — Süddeutsche Zeitung
This story is sourced in a report by The Gatestone Institute Germans Stock Up on Weapons for Self-Defense
by Soeren Kern December 21, 2015. (Gatestone is frequently impugned as being anti-Muslim but as this piece demonstrates its assertions are invariably impeccably documented and factual.)
It should be realized that this response by the German public is literally driven by word of mouth. As The New Observer
noted in German Police Hide Invader Crime
December 31, 2015
According to the Bild newspaper, nonwhite invader “asylum seekers” have started “working” as drug dealers, traffickers, and petty thieves in almost all major German cities after arriving there this year.Furthermore, the Bild said, police have been ordered to cover up the extent of the nonwhite crime outbreak so as “not to fuel the ‘right-wing extremist debate.’”
Most of the German MSM
is as PC as the American and on top of that the Authorities are actively exploiting anti-free speech laws
to repress dissent. Chancellor Merkel was even stupidly caught on video asking Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg to impede comment on the Immivasion
Thanks to ZeroHedge
we learn the Germans are not likely to be alone: Swiss Army Chief Warns Of Social Unrest, Calls Upon Citizens To Arm Themselves
Swiss army chief André Blattmann warned, in a Swiss newspaper article on Sunday, the risks of social unrest in Europe are soaring. Recalling the experience of 1939/1945, Blattman fears the increasing aggression in public discourse is an explosively hazardous situation, and advises the Swiss people to arm themselves…Blattmann told the paper that despite a rise in security incidents over the past two years Switzerland’s means of defence were being reduced.
VDARE.com reports on how Merkel has so frightened her peaceable and law-abiding nation:Merkel Threatens Europe—And The WestMemo To Merkel: “Refugees” = Rape
I stand by my analysisMerkel: Gone Mad—Or Bribed? GOP Example Suggests The Latter