Dear Hollywood

It’s Christmas season so here’s my wish. I know your first and foremost priority is to bash everything time-honored and traditional about us (as in US). I understand and respect that (actually I don’t, that was just a figure of speech). But seeing what’s going on in the world at this moment I would really appreciate it if you could possibly consider bringing back one of your own time-honored genres: The wartime drama. You know, like Casablanca? You could refer to it as a wartime propaganda film if that makes you feel better about it, of course.


I would like this Casablanca to have a Muslim hero in it, however. A Muslim Rick, so-to-speak. The reason being that one of the obvious intentions of the ISIS attacks in France (coming to Germany soon!) is to incite hatred against the Muslims living here and to hopefully, from their point of view, have this hatred lead to some form of civil war in ze Europe.

This may have seemed far-fetched a short time ago but a thoughtful look at the current atmosphere in Germany, for instance, should convince you that this is well within the realm of the possible.

The Traumfabrik (dream factory) needs to give us a positive Muslim role model here, in other words. The “normal,” moderate Muslims living here need one erst recht (all the more). This Ric, too, will need to do the right thing and combat the evil that is terrorizing us all and explain to everyone how it doesn’t take much to see that the problems of three little people don’t amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world, of course.

I know you’re busy and all these days and I really hate to bother you (another figure of speech) but I’m just thinking out loud here.

PS: Scarlett Johansson would make a great Ingrid Bergman character. No head scarves or anything, though.

German Of The Day: The G-Word

Only it’s the v-word in our language. And if this is the lying press again they’ve sure been busy. It’s in all the headlines these days.


Several People Hurt: Violence Against Refugees

Crime: Violence Against Refugees Increasing

A Weekend of Violence Against Refugees

Violence Against Asylum Seekers Increasing

Violence Against Refugees Won’t Stop

Germany – Violence Against Asylum Seekers Reaches a New Height

Brandanschläge auf Unterkünfte, Überfälle mit Baseballschlägern: Fast täglich kommt es in Deutschland zu Gewalt gegen Flüchtlinge.

It’s A Dogg Eat Dogg World Out There

Yes it ISIS. Once jihad it, jihad it.


It’s like just a hip hop skip and a jump from rapping in Berlin to rapping on Heaven’s door. Denis over for good.

Now that’s what I call street credibility, folks.

So hat Denis Cuspert, auf seine eigene, barbarische Art, doch noch etwas zu Ende gebracht.

Lampertheim, Blankenfelde-Mahlow, Remseck…

Beautiful German arson attack(s) of the week.


Because somebody has to notice they’re happening.

Wie die Polizei mitteilte, sind Unbekannte am Sonntagabend in die Büroräume einer im Erdgeschoss des Gebäudes ansässigen Firma eingedrungen und haben Inventar in Brand gesteckt. Sie hätten auch Einrichtungsgegenstände herumgeworfen und vorgefundene Getränke ausgetrunken. Hinweise auf einen fremdenfeindlichen Hintergrund gebe es bislang keine.

It’s A Good Thing That The BKA Warned Us In Time

A confidential report by the Federal Criminal Office (BKA) that has been leaked to German media said the far-right scene had been spurred on by the continuing influx of refugees to Germany and experts believed that what it referred to as the group’s sense of “agitation” towards the government’s asylum policy was set to intensify. It warned that asylum seekers, volunteers and politicians were under particular threat.


Wow, what an unanticipated analysis. And so timely, too. But what these smart guys haven’t figured out yet, however, is that the HUNDREDS of arson attacks on refugee shelters that have been going on here for months are not being committed by right-wing extremists alone. The German man on the street is clearly involved here, too. And that’s the really sick part.

Ein BKA-Sprecher bestätigte Medienberichte über eine entsprechende vertrauliche Lagebewertung und sprach von einem “wirklich ernstzunehmenden Problem“.

Germany’s Anti-Social Network

Facebook should do more to crack down on German hate speech and xenophobia about refugees online? Sure, why not? But maybe Germans should do more to crack down on the Germans doing the hating, too. Just a thought.


Germany expects to see a record number of asylum seekers this year, most from war-torn countries like Syria and Afghanistan. The country expects to see 800,000 refugees through this year, and has pledged to accept more than any other European government, though its response has stoked some xenophobic riots. Last month, Germany’s ministry of justice criticized Facebook for not doing more to police hate speech, alleging that the social network reacts faster to remove sexual imagery than it does racist messages. German Justice Minister Heiko Maas announced the creation of the online task force after meeting with Facebook in Berlin on Monday.


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