In 2020, fundamental rights and freedoms were taken away, after all, it all served the higher purpose of saving human lives. At least that was the narrative of those in power. In the meantime, countless false assumptions and claims about Covid-19 and SARS-CoV-2 have been scientifically refuted. More and more people are also refraining from the vaccination that was presented as the ultimate rescue: the risks are too high, the benefits too unclear.The divide between those who govern and those who are governed was probably what German government television wanted to illustrate last night.The broadcaster ZDF really made a big splash in front of the Brandenburg Gate at the annual New Year’s Eve countdown. Of course, there was no obligation for those attending to wear a mask – just as there was no audience, because the undeserving German citizen had to stay at home and refrain from celebrating. To ensure that no onlookers approached the party of the privileged instead of sitting in front of the TV at home, 500 police officers secured the venue.But it is probably not only politicians and their henchmen who will be exempt from such restrictions. As every year, the “event and party scene” was extremely active last night: while 500 police officers guarded the ZDF party in Berlin, migrant mobs marched through the streets of the Neukölln district, for example, chanting “Allahu akbar”.
Considering that the sale of sparklers and firecrackers was even banned in Berlin, the explosive power of the “firecrackers” in the video above makes one think. Shouldn’t the citizens do without their little firecrackers so that no one injured by firecrackers fills the hospitals? Where is the outcry from the authorities? Of course – there is none.