Imposed anxiety and anger
It really began to bother me yesterday when I looked on Facebook, Twitter and the news outlets all around.
Whoever set this up is really injecting anxiety and anger into the lifes of the people who are living in the so called „Gefahrengebiet“ in Hamburg. It could have been experienced like a mental prison they are trying to lock the people in. We are giving them the attention they want.
I admit I was infected by it and thought this track summed it up quite well:
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A true HipHop pioneer Eric I.Q. Gray, who had lived in these quarters for a long time, loaded his song „Fight Fascism“ up to his SoundCloud and posted it in the comments as a reaction to the happenings.
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In me grew a certain feeling, that fighting energy again. Going against something. That spirit caught me until this morning, when I realized that is exactly what would make „them“ win.
I caught myself yesterday making sure that I had my identity card with me, just in case I’ll be in a situation.
A strange feeling that crept up my back.
I can totally relate to the anger, the frustration, the outcry and the fear that this „special zone“ evoked in people. It hit me too as I explained.
But will my solution to deal with this meaning to go with the flow against this, demonstrating, feeling frustrated, slowly transitioning into a mad state of mind?
The question is rhetorically put. I have found my answer.
I have to concentrate on good stuff in my life and ignore this social real life game up to a certain extend.
We do have courts here, the justice system is still intact in Germany.
After all, those police man and women I see are being put there by their top ranking officers. They have no choice, it’s their job. They could only call in sick for the time being or do their job sloppily to avoid taking part in this.
I was thinking about the incident that sparked this all, after all it has been revealed through eye witnesses that this incident was probably fake, or happened differently than it was reported at first, or an incident was being used in the wrong context to set up this „danger zone“.
Isn’t this weird? The government seems to be so scared by the power of the people in these quarters, that they need to install this „danger zone“ to have a feeling of control and power, which of course is an illusion in itself. They are not in control of people and never will be.
Their job is to protect the people by law and at the same time they fear us, the people. I see a contradiction here.
They have to choose what their task is as a police officer, as a politician. Either they understand their constitutional right and place or they don’t. If they don’t I choose to ignore them unless they harass me personally or do something really crazy. I like to keep it peacefully and have faith.
We as people have the right to demonstrate for political goals, interests in this society in peace. And we have a constitutional right to live a life with free choices in peace.
And I execute my right of choice to decide how I want to walk the streets of my neighborhood.
I will keep it that way and act accordingly, because it feels better to me.
Just my 2cents.
Update: The „#Gefahrengebiet“ has been shrunk.
So the noise in the media and an on the streets in peace with a sense of humor worked out well.
Or maybe the sight of a court appeal brought the responsible people back to reason?