A while ago I happened to hear a statement on TV, according to which in modern Germany there’re 4 Turks to 1 German on average. This data, regardless of how accurate the source might be, reflects a worrying trend in modern German demographics. The country seems to have gradually turned not only to a huge safe haven for asylum seekers but rather to an overwhelmingly Islamized (although not yet Islamic, for Muslims make up only a certain fraction of population, namely between 3 and 3.5 million people – euro-islam.info) society. Germany’s Islamization is, no doubt, a trend that might in foreseeable future shake the very foundations of the German state and one day raise the question of redefining the values on which this state used to be based for centuries (excluding the barbaric Nazi laws, which are not supposed to ever be considered as values).
The acute situation has finally come to be understood by general public, an understanding of which the PEGIDA(Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamization of the West) demonstrations are the most clear proof. It would be utterly unreasonable to label the movement’s organizers and participants as neo-Nazis’ collaborators, as Chancellor Merkel and those in the Bundestag have done. I would rather call them the champions for the awakening of German patriotism and self-awareness, the ones who are courageous enough to voice their concerns about the preservation of the German identity.
The actions of the German authorities does not actually look like an example of learning from the Nazi past but rather as a demonstration of total disrespect for Germany and its native citizens, who sometimes avoid visiting certain areas fearing possible harassment by Muslim immigrants(?). People, feeling lack of security in their homeland, would most certainly lean towards right-wing parties and movements. This might be a reasonable explanation for the successful, in its own way, performance of Alternative für Deutschland (Alternative for Germany) party which, although failing to enter the Bundestag, in 2013 gained a number of votes any right-wing political formation had been unable to reach in decades.
With the current government policy retained, such a sensation might become a commonplace and in some time German democracy might transform itself into something much less liberal and Euro – supportive. That makes me come to such a conclusion: PEGIDA does not pose a direct threat to political stability within Germany. It would be more proper to see the movement as a warning that, unless the necessary actions (especially in regard to the current state of immigration affairs) are taken, will be assessed by future generations as a herald of democracy’s fall.