Barbara Kay: Germany was determined to expunge dangerous anti-Semitism. Now it’s back

Merkel’s government and Germany’s liberal elites are desperate to maintain the fiction that integration of Muslim immigrants and migrants will proceed apace with time

Bad things that are tips of bad icebergs shouldn’t happen to good people. But if they must, it’s as well they happen to people with influence to command respectful attention.

Gordon Wasserman (since 2011 Baron Wasserman) grew up in Montreal, won a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford University, and joined the U.K. Home Office in 1967. He is presently a Conservative member of the House of Lords and Government Advisor on Policing and Criminal Justice. The “bad thing” happened to his grandson, “Oscar,” not his real name.

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  • JJ Hunsecker

    “Lord Wasserman’s daughter Gemma and her family live in Berlin. Gemma’s husband, Wenzel Michalski, head of the German division of Human Rights Watch”

    It’s unusual for one of these cretins to have to live with the consequences of their do-gooding.

    • Watchman

      It would be more heartening if they learnt from their experience, but unfortunately they seldom do.

      The person who coined the saying, “A conservative is a liberal who has been mugged” never met a the fanatical resistance to learning that most liberals have. Their inability to understand that communism will never work based on every example of where it has been tried is proof of that.

      • felis gracilis

        “They had learned nothing and forgotten nothing.”

        The quote is attributed to Talleyrand in speaking about the restored Bourbon dynasty after the abdication of Napoleon, but it seems to apply equally well to post modern liberals and their fellow travellers so I will use it.

  • simus1

    The Germans seem to have a long affliction for choosing bad leaders most of the time, not that the rest of us are much better. Where they really excel is ignoring and not pushing back when it becomes obvious they have made a huge mistake. If there is one thing creatures like merkel &Co would react to, it is large numbers of ordinary people marching through the streets demanding the ouster of herself and her craven worthless cronies.

    • Watchman

      I think a lot of this is due to their education system where German students have been taught since the 1800s to respect and trust their leaders and their governments. You are not allowed to home-school in Germany, and this is an indicator that the state doesn’t want competition on indoctrination of the young.

      Merkel says, “We have this covered” and they believe her, expecting that there is a good plan that will be gradually revealed over time that will resolve the current problems.

  • Shebel

    I do my best to be an anti-Semite and and to love Islam.
    The Media inundates me with examples of the ‘Peace and Love’ of Islam.
    Love the Blood and Gore.
    The Media inundates me with talk of the ‘Violence and Hate’ of the Jews—
    Hate the Peace and Quiet.

  • bargogx1

    What a despicable display of cowardice and hypocrisy. We all know exactly why every single thing described in that article occurred.
    The boy’s mother wonders why the school did not follow its own “anti-racism policies”? That’s because those policies were not designed for that particular combination of victim and victimizer. It doesn’t fit the narrative. The school officials seem outright offended at having such an inconvenient situation brought to their attention. So the boy becomes just another in a long list of expendables, something to be swept under the rug to protect the precious narrative.