The only way to solve a refugee problem is to stop generating refugees. Since arriving in Germany 3 months ago, I've made this point over and over. Most Germans, though, are only focused on the issue of accepting or rejecting refugees, not on the root cause of it, which is America and Israel's deliberate destabilization of much of the Middle East and parts of North Africa. Wrecking one Muslim country after another, this evil alliance is also sowing chaos in Europe. To save themselves, Europeans must decouple from these two rogue states.
Germany, though, merely does what it's told by Uncle Sam, and the German left is too busy attacking "fascists"--that is, everyone they disagree with--to even notice that it is the United States that's thrown their country into turmoil, but then again, being internationalist, most of these leftists don't even recognize the concept of nationhood. They're aiming for an uprising of a mythical international brotherhood.
There are thousands of tribes and hundreds of nations, with even people speaking the same language and sharing the same cultural heritage often disagreeing very violently with each other. Nations exist so nominally like-minded people can set up their society the way they see fit. Even an Austrian does not want to live a German, much less an Afghan. When people defend borders, then, they're fighting for their way of life, and though men everywhere have done this throughout history, progressives think this imperative can somehow be outgrown by everyone on this earth, all but the evil 1%.
"No man is illegal," chant progressives, and of course this is true, as well as meaningless. A man's crossing into another nation's territory without permission is equivalent to breaking into someone's home. Desperate enough, millions are doing just that, but even those who aren't will barge in if the doors are flung wide open, with welcome signs and streamers. A radical progressive might say, "I don't believe in private property either," but try to reach for his wallet and see if he's not a hypocrite.
Though you've no doubt read many commentaries on the sexual crimes on New Year's Eve in Cologne, I offer you further insights from a German friend in Frankfurt:
"The incidents have had a considerable impact on the German psyche. What happened in Cologne (and several other cities like Hamburg or Bielefeld) on New Year's Eve had a new character to them.
If, on the other hand, you see women as toys or infidel women as sluts, the behavior makes sense.
Yes, it is a big issue, but I suppose it will fade from focus soon. It will stay in the collective mind, however. As I write this, questions like 'how to buy a gun illegally' are flourishing on the German net as do the sale of pepper sprays and self-defense courses.
So the reaction of the German public is mostly disgust and anger, though the media and a large minority try to show these incidents as aberrations which should not be attached to the refugees. This, in turn, makes other Germans angry.
A funny side note: The official media and people who usually complain about women's rights here have a rather hard time avoiding racism by denouncing these crimes. Therefore, really absurd explanations have been floated, as in Cologne was nothing special or that some of the harassed women must have been racists who used these incidents to make false accusations against immigrants.
The head of the police in Cologne had to resign, but the Minister of the Interior for the Federal Region Nordrhein-Westfalen stays--and he is the one who is really responsible.
It has to be added that, as usually in such cases, the Cologne incidents have been used as an excuse by state officials to call for stricter laws and for more surveillance (as if we didn't have both already).
The official line could be still summed up as something like this: Immigration is good and necessary and criticism on migrants or refugees is a sign of hate and of being a Nazi. This is still the official mantra in the media. The media didn't report on Cologne for three days, but then they had to bring it up because it was causing such a storm in the alternative media. Nothing much will change--though I am sure, the state will increase its control mechanisms on the population.