WASHINGTON, April 25, 2016 – Back in 2008, Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama stood near the Siegessäule, or Victory Column, in the German capital, its golden angel staring down.
The shining celestial figure served as a backdrop and symbol of presidential candidate Sen. Obama’s powerful and transformative personality cult.
“They came from all over the world,” said Der Spiegel magazine, “to hear U.S. presidential candidate Barack Obama speak in Berlin Thursday evening. There were many – over 200,000 according to police estimates – and their expectations were high.”
The German throng believed Obama’s speech signaled “the beginning of a new relationship and healing process between Europe and the United States.”
“Will we welcome immigrants from different lands, and shun discrimination against those who don’t look like us or worship like we do, and keep the promise of equality and opportunity for all of our people?” asked Obama.
Eight years and several jihadist massacres later, Germans are furious with the Obama administration and their own government for participating in NATO’s 2011 military intervention in Libya, which along with the Syrian civil war has triggered a humanitarian crisis leading 850,000 Muslims to immigrate to Germany in 2015, which is second only to France in hosting Europe’s largest Muslim population.
The Bertelsmann Foundation finds that 57 percent of Germans see Islam as a threat to their society, with 61 percent viewing it as incompatible with Western values.
These attitudes likely intensified following a wave of sexual assaults that occurred across Europe last New Year’s Eve, perpetrated by Muslim refugees who fled atrocities inflicted by, well, fellow Muslims.
According to the Gatestone Institute International Policy Council, “The crimes are being downplayed by the authorities, apparently to avoid fueling anti-immigration sentiments… Jakob Augstein, an influential columnist for the magazine Der Spiegel, says that Germans worried about migrant crimes are motivated by racism. His views shed light on the worldview of German multiculturalism: Migrants who assault German women and children are simply rebelling against German power structures. Germans who criticize such assaults are racists.”
Time magazine, who named German Chancellor Angela Merkel its Person of the Year, praised her government for throwing “open Germany’s doors to a pressing throng of refugees and migrants… an audacious act that, in a single motion, threatened both to redeem Europe and endanger it.”
The German government made the mistake of taking the easy road to “redemption.” But redemption for triggering two world wars and the Jewish Holocaust will come only when that country sends its sons to die for the liberty of others, not by using the mechanism of mass migration to erase Germany and the rest of Europe from history by extinguishing its surviving vestiges of Western Civilization.
Currently on a state visit to Germany, Obama, with Chancellor Merkel standing nearby, told a press conference that her open-door immigration policy – which mirrors his own – puts the German chancellor “on the right side of history.”
Obama failed to say whose history that might be.
Last year, when German anti-immigration protesters marched around Cologne’s massive cathedral, the government switched off the lights in the colossal medieval Christian structure in protest of the protest.
It was a clear metaphor for multiculturalism’s redemptive, final solution — and President Obama’s only lasting legacy.