This past Saturday afternoon, Berlin stood as a sign of complete solidarity with Geert Wilders and for the defense of free speech, without which it is impossible for a democracy — as a government of the people — to function. Some 150 participants arrived for the the rally put on by the Citizen Initiative Pax Europa (BPE) in collaboration with the Berlin PI group.
Among the guests were a found delegation form the International Civil Liberties Alliance (ICLA) and the English Defence League (EDL) who was on the road from England to Berlin for a good 17 hours because of the volcanic ash hovering over Europe and the resulting cancellation of flights.
Joachim Swietlik headed up the main program as the current regional presiding officer for BPE Berlin. Marc Doll (photo left) and René Stadtkewitz made their appearance as the main speakers.
Both brought to mind the essence of democracy, which has no reason for existence without a free people, and how the politicians can claim just as little right for making decisions against to the will of the people, which happens over and over again in Germany and Brussels. Today, many international organizations like the UN Human Rights Council no longer stand true to their original principles and have distanced themselves from their true purposes. It is even more important for citizens as sovereigns in a democracy to assume responsibility for their citizens’ rights and not allow tyranny to take over their homeland as dictated by a Left-Green way of thought or as a totalitarian threat by the belief system of Islam.
Stefan Herre, founder of PI, gave a short greeting and encouraged the PI readers and the guests who travelled from afar that everyone is needed for the mutual battle for the preservation of democracy and freedom of speech, and even those who didn’t stand in front of the Dutch embassy but followed the event on Livestream. He appealed to the Dutch to end the trial against Geert Wilders and instead vote him in as Prime Minister in the upcoming parliamentary elections.
A very emotional speech was held by byzanz from the Munich PI group who brought the Scholl sisters to remembrance and mentioned the last survivor of the Scholl Sisters Alliance “White Rose,” Susanne Zeller-Hirzel, who places the fanaticism of Islam on a level with that of National Socialism. He also drew the circle of greatness around Charlie Chaplin, who presented Adolf Hitler as a dangerous tyrant in his film “The Great Dictator” and met with hostility in the USA because the German population in the USA would be snubbed by this film. And just as it happened back then with the White Rose and Charlie Chaplin, even now the same is happening today with Islam critics. One makes the blanket accusation of “incitement” against all “peace-loving Muslims,” without dealing with the facts. In this fashion, a dangerous ideology is being protected and trivialized today just as happened back then.
“Aeneas” (photo left) spoke as a representative for the ICLA and the EDL, and stressed how important international collaboration ist among the groups that are championing the cause for freedom of citizens, human rights, equal rights and democracy — united we stand, divided we fall. No surrender! The British brought up the idea of holding a moment of silence for the fallen soldiers in Afghanistan, which was then held.
Besides German and Dutch flags, there were numerous Israeli flags to be seen at the place. The EDL delegation also had little Israeli flags in their baggage. Antagonists didn’t seem to lose their way to the place, except only two do-gooder women from the Netherlands who, armed with black and white “chocolate kisses,” tried their luck at persuading those present that head covering was true liberation for the woman, and that Geert Wilders was a racist.
No representatives from the German media were to be found; for this a TV team from the Dutch network VPRO came to the event and held numerous interviews with the participants. We will inform our readers about the report. A separate video documentary of the demonstration with excerpts from speeches, interviews, and much more will follow shortly.
You can see further pictures from Saturday’s event here.