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Спасибо means thank you!

“This is one of the most beautiful days in my life” – Esther Bejarano

Just like for the time witness and Auschwitz survivor Esther Bejarano May 8th is for all those humans, who became victim of the destruction and conquest illusion of the Germans, a day of joy and liberation. The Nazis were defeated, german barbarism and the Holocaust had an end.

With the unconditional surrender of the German Wehrmacht on 8 May 1945 the civilization rapture was brought to an end and meant the liberation of several millions prisoners of the concentration camps, hard labourers, political opponents and prisoners of war. They survived the incomparable terror of the camps, the death marches, the exploitation in war economics, the euthanasia programs and the racist human attempts, while millions of people became victim of the collective destruction of the Germans – alone 27 million humans from the Soviet Union, among them 14 million civilians. Six million Jews and half a million Sinti and Roma were murdered in the concentration and extermination camps of the Nazis; hundred thousands died in captivity or in hard labour for German companies like IG Farben, Flick or Deutsche Bank. Those who didn’t meet the eugenic expectations and the civil sexual or work moral were murdered; just as communists, social democrats and all others who offered resistance against fascism.

May 8th – Liberation Day!

Thanks to partisans and resistance fighters and all who took part in the war of liberation. Thanks goes besides to the partisan federations under Tito or the French Maquisards, which followed the numerous partisan federations of the Résistance, likewise the fewer well-known partisan groups like the “Jewish Brigade” and the innumerable nameless survivors and the dead. We thank the Allies and not least the soldiers of the Red Army, who achieved the crucial contribution for the German defeat.

Am Israel Chai! The People of Israel are still alive!

After 2000 years of pursuit and pogroms, german National-Socialism “invented” in the last century the industrial murdering of the jews in the concentration camps, the aim was “simple” – to kill all the jews, worldwide. Fortunately the Germans were stopped – but they murdered 6 million jews in the 12 years lasting time of the regime, most of them from 1942 – 1945. After that barbarism the mankind was still unwilling to destroy once and for all the roots of antisemitism. But on May 14, 1948 (in the jewish calendar this year the date is on May 8th) David Ben-Gurion declared the creation of the State of Israel, in accordance with the 1947 UN Partition Plan. This plan would have partitioned the territory of Palestine into Jewish and Arab states, with the Greater Jerusalem area, including Bethlehem, coming under international control. Uhm yes, exactly what many peace activist nowadays demand, but the Arabs rejected the plan – instead Egypt, TransJordan, Syria, Lebanon and Iraq declared war on Israel only a few hours later. Saudi-Arabia and Yemen also sent forces to participate in the invasion.

Sadly antisemitism was on the rise in the arab population of Palestine since more than a decade (reanimated religious motivated Antijudaism from within the Islam was mixed with secular “modern” Antisemitism in the tradition of the Nazis) and antisemitic motivated terror started a lot of years before (!) the state of Israel was born. Even jewish communities which lived for hundred of years in Palestine were attacked and not only zionist immigrants. The reason is simple, they not only wanted to prevent an jewish state, they wanted to wipe all the jews out of the “holy land”. Since then almost nothing did change, antisemitic terrorists still try to kill as most jews as possible and to destroy Israel, but today political Islamism is more widespread under palestine people.

Ben Jehuda Street, Jerusalem. 52 died and 31 injured in a bomb attack by arab nationalists, February 2nd 1948

Never Again!

Thankfully Israel did win all wars, many started by different arab neighbour countries, others were enforced by terrorist activities. Until today Israel exists and the people of Israel are alive. Antisemits weren´t able to reach their goals, which would be again a nightmare for the emancipation of mankind. In a world were antisemitism is still alive and on the rise again, Israel is a necessity to secure the lives of the jews – today and in the future. With good reason urbanology supports a strong and secure Israel, because of Israel jews never again have to wait for salvation that never comes. Happy Birthday Israel!

May 8th, 2008 – 63rd years after the defeat of Nazi-Germany and 60th birthday of Israel, what a beautiful day.

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Ein Artikel aus der Jüdischen Zeitung von Gideon Ancel zum Phänomen Bushido, der zwar etwas daran leidet das er die Form des Battles im Hip Hop nicht zu erfassen vermag und dementsprechend auch keine Kritik an diesem entwickelt, sondern alles gesagte für bare Münze nimmt. Ganz so falsch liegt er aber auch nicht alles Geäußerte wörtlich zu nehmen, scheint doch darin auch die dahinterstehende Ideologie des Sprechers klar auf. Der Bad Blog berichtet hier über aktuelle Nationalsozialismus Bezüge im deutschen Rap und hat vor einiger Zeit sich auch schonmal des Gesabbels von Bushido angenommen (1,2). In seinem Urteil etwas voreilig und ungenau, sowie die nötige Trennschärfe bei Differenzen im deutschen Hip Hop nicht immer aufweisend, aber trotzdem lesenswert.

Mehr als Gesten der Gewalt
Im Internet oder beim Konzert: Klarer Hass in der deutschen Rapszene gegen Juden, Homosexuelle und sich selbst

Auf dem muskulösen Unterarm eines Typen im Einzelkämpfer-Look ist mit martialischen Buchstaben «Berlin» zu lesen. Das haushohe Werbebanner wirft seine Botschaft in den verkehrsreichen Straßenalltag der Stadt. Erst aus der Distanz wird deutlicher, wer der abgebildete Mann in unmittelbarer Nähe zum Berliner Bahnhof «Zoologischer Garten» ist. Das Konterfei des Musikers Bushido soll anscheinend eine Werbebotschaft für «Berlin» sein. Und für sich selbst und sein neues Hip-Hop-Album natürlich auch. Doch der Schein trügt gewaltig, als ginge es dem 28-jährigen Abgebildeten auch darum, den guten Geist der Tourismusbranche für die Stadt zu markieren.

Die massenwirksam aufgehübschte Gewaltgeste auf dem übermenschlich großen Werbetransparent steht imgrunde für eine Blaupause menschenverachtender Gewaltbereitschaft. Doch diese Geste – nämlich jederzeit bereit zu sein, zuzuschlagen und loszulegen gegen wen auch immer – ist im Kontext jener eindeutigen Hasstiraden, die Bushido in den letzten Wochen und Jahren insbesondere gegen Homosexuelle, gegen Juden, gegen Frauen und Rapper-Kollegen vom Stapel gelassen hat, längst erschreckende deutsche Wirklichkeit geworden. Es reicht in diesem Zusammenhang freilich nicht aus, einen einzelnen Rapper kritisch aufs Korn zu nehmen, wie es nach Bushidos jüngstem Open-Air-Auftritt vor Tausenden jugendlicher Fans am Brandenburger Tor in den Medien bundesweit geschah. Im Rahmen des Events «Schau nicht weg» gegen Gewalt an Schulen, war Bushido dort live aufgetreten.

Schon vor dem Auftritt und in der Nachberichterstattung hatte der rappende Deutsch-Tunesier von der Presse sein Fett wegbekommen. Er wird mittlerweile als rechter «Rüpel-Rapper» beschrieben. Wobei Bushido noch eine vergleichsweise «moderate» und kommerzgeschulte Vorgehensweise gegen die Objekte seiner Wut an den Tag legt. Die Hoffnung jedenfalls, dass er diesmal doch den gutherzigen Künstler, der für Frieden an der Schule sei, mimen sollte, wie es die Eventveranstalter vielleicht erhofft hatten, erwies sich, wie im Grunde zu erwarten, als Makulatur. Solange Rapper wie Bushido, Massiv, Azad oder Bözemann von erwachsenen Erziehungsberechtigten lediglich als «große, böse Kinder» abgeklatscht werden (so gehört beim «Schau nicht weg»-Event), solange muss man besorgt sein.

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In the 90ties of the last century german hip hop reached the national charts. Most of the artists had funny and/or serious lyrics, both presented in intelligent ways. Only a few acts were able to stay at the top of the international hiphop-standard, some of them release fine records until today. But since a few years german hiphop has changed, now mainly called rap by it artists and dominated from gangsta-macho-bullshit. The lyrics are full of sexism, homophobia, racism and glorify the life as a (wannabe-) gangsta. The “artists” preach violence against women and minorities, rapping about the tough life in german ghettos (of course there are no ghettos you might compare with the situation of some US-cities, when gangsta rap did rise at the beginning of the nineties in the USA). Well, business as usual???

Some of these rappers, children of immigrants, mix this gangsta attitude with their muslim identity. “Massiv” from Berlin is not only selling thousands of records, he also drops lines comparing himself with the Taliban. Okay, his lifestyle and his bling bling rap contradicts with the goals of the Taliban, but some sort of german rappers use the vocabulary of the Jihad and glorify antisemitic terrorists. Now “Bözemann” (The Bad Man) from Stuttgart, not as half as popular as “Massiv”, published a battlerap-track on youtube, disses “Massiv” in harsh ways. In the crappy and violent video he raps – of course – uncountable homophobic and violent lines. So once again: business as usual??

Even if you accept this as standard, the “Bözemann” track is not business as usual. At the end of the video he buried “Massive”, putting up a cross (but “criticizing” the rapper from Berlin to drag the Koran in the mud and saying he is not a real muslim) with his name and a Magen David. At his website “Bözemann” wrote:

Massive […] for sure you are not a muslim, you are a jew

(Du bist mit Sicherheit kein Moslem du bist mit Sicherheit Jude)

We are writing the year 2007 and jew again is an invective. And the jewish producer Ilan from Berlin was marked as a “geldgeilerJude” [a Jew, be dead keen on money]. Who did say this? Fler and Spencer, two also very popular german gangsta rapper.

60 years after the Holocaust, antisemitism is a problem of muslim immigrants in Germany? No, for sure not. Without the white, german suburban middleclass kids this kind of rap would never be that big. And the antisemitism from this “artists” is falling on fertile ground. Antisemitic “Neue Deutsche Welle”?

If you understand german, read this interesting interview on antisemitism in german rap.


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