Hateful people remain hateful forever

Speechless. It makes me speechless when things happen like the day before yesterday. An alleged right-wing extremist anti-Semite wants to cause a bloodbath in a synagogue and wants to kill people praying. He cannot open the door and shoots a woman in the street and a man in a kebab shop out of frustration and hatred. It makes me speechless that 80 years after the so-called Reichskristallnacht this deeply evil hatred towards Jews is still alive in Germany. It leaves me speechless when on the same day the Turkish president calls his war against the Kurds, which will cost thousands of lives, a “source of peace”. But it cannot stay with mine, with our speechlessness. Because justice has to be said about the murderer of Halle. Clearest, strictest law within the framework of our laws. And if possible, without hatred. Because hate only creates hate again. And war is war and not peace. That too has to be said. Clearly, publicly and without diplomatic packaging. Because it starts with the language. Anti-Semitic statements have demonstrably increased in recent years. Stupid, hateful people think they can talk like that again, more and more publicly like that. No, you can't, you can't! Because violence in language leads to real violence at some point. An American linguist has proven that. If a language that is still slightly violent is accepted socially, an even more violent one follows. And as with dominoes, the last stone that falls is when it comes to hitting, stabbing and killing. Resist the beginnings! That is why people of good will have to intervene when they experience hatred wrapped in language: on the bus, in the office, on the Internet, in the schoolyards or in parliament. Don't be left speechless. Don't accept the hatred. Raise your voice, speak against it. Because we are more. And that must be heard by those filled with hate and felt by the mourners in Halle ...

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