By Gunnar Schupelius
State Secretary Gomis sees the reasons for flight and migration today in the colonial era 140 years ago. Compensation should now finally be paid for this. This view of history is one-sided and the constant self-incrimination difficult to bear, says Gunnar Schupelius.
The State Secretary for Diversity and Anti-Discrimination in the Judiciary Senate, Saraya Gomis, took part in an international migration conference in Utrecht, Holland (“Integrating City Charter”) as Berlin’s ambassador.
There she explained that “the worldwide reasons for flight and migration” have “their roots in the colonial era”.
Berlin played a “central role as a colonial metropolis” during the Kaiserreich and was therefore responsible for “causes of migration” worldwide. We want to “take responsibility” for this today.
The Berlin Senate is therefore pleading for “reparations and damages for people who continue to be affected by colonial crimes”.
Ms. Gomis circulated this statement as a press release from the Judicial Administration on November 16. It is no longer just a personal assessment, but an official statement by the Senate. So you have to take them seriously.
The conclusions from German history that Ms. Gomis draws may be logical in themselves. It is certainly correct to take a critical look at the colonial period from 1880 to 1914.
But to derive guilt from the people now living here after more than a hundred years and to demand that their tax money be transferred to Africa and Asia as reparations is going a bit too far.
Apart from the fact that Berlin itself is in serious financial distress and is practically insolvent. Ms. Gomis may not have noticed that, the finance senator will be able to tell her.
But the Secretary of State goes even further. She claims that “European racism” continues to this day. “Non-white people” are perceived and discriminated against in this country “in racist images”.
She writes verbatim: “In Berlin, too, these people are criminalized by the right of residence and the security authorities.”
Instead, she wants to “focus on the reality of climate racism.” The former colonies are hit harder by climate change than the European countries that are to blame.
What kind of city is it that Saraya Gomis is describing? Berlin takes in more non-European migrants than any other EU capital. Since when is our biggest problem racism? In which world does this Secretary of State live? And who is she speaking for?
The demand for reparations for “colonial crimes” and “climate racism” testifies to a moral megalomania that is second to none.
This completely one-sided view of history, combined with constant and angry self-incrimination, is hard to take.
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