Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm often wrote about and portrayed the morbid nature of things, even in their tales that had a happy ending. The Grimm brothers grew up in an era of German Romanticism which involved loyal nationalism and a fascination with the Volk, or Germany peasantry. It was then they wrote “Nursery and Household Tales” first published in two volumes, in 1812 and 1815 and now generally known as the Grimm’s Fairy Tales.
The Grimm tales infused both the literary, such as princesses and princes, and the oral, traditions and culture that had been passed down through the generations by word of mouth. The original Grimm fairy tales were not intended for childrens bedtime stories but were instead aimed at adults who sat by the fireside each night sharing stories for entertainment. After disappointing sales, the brothers decided to clean up their tales and produced a second edition geared more toward children and their middle class families. Material unsuitable for the young such as mutilation, dismemberment, cannibalism and homicide were expunged, but various scenes of violence remained intact, and the evil mothers became wicked stepmothers to make for a more palatable story.
In the adult version of Hansel and Gretel written in 1812, an evil mother abandons her two children deep in a forest, twice. The second time, the children happen upon a house made of bread with a roof of cake, and windows of clear sugar and are greeted by a witch who proceeds to cage Hansel like a dog and force Gretel to feed her brother to fatten him up for dinner. After four weeks of abuse, the witch was ready to boil Hansel and have him for dinner. She then ordered Gretel to sit on a board that was used to pull hot bread out of the oven, intending to shove her into the oven and eat her as well, but God let Gretel know this, so Gretel asked the witch to show her first, and as the witch sat on the board, Gretel shoved her into the oven and closed the door, securing it with an iron bar. The old woman began to wail and burn, suffering a miserable death.
Unfortunately in 2016, new grim tales are emerging from Germany, stories of appalling abuse, tales of women and children being raped, beaten and being used as drug runners and sex slaves by migrant Muslims, young misogynist men who have been emboldened by a lack of political or police constraint, men who keep themselves entertained by playing rape games called Taharrush Gamea where hundreds of men isolate a woman and repeatedly gang rape her. Reports of AIDS, syphilis, open TB and other exotic diseases that doctors there do not know how to treat, add to their woes.
Germany’s nightmarish narrative unfolds each day with new tales of school girls being warned not to wear revealing clothes like shorts and to never walk alone for fear of rape, and of submissive children being directed to clean, cook and make beds for the refugees as part of their school project. It is a nauseating narrative that tells of ungrateful refugees living in free housing, dumping their trash and free handouts from balconies, and urinating and defecating on board the transportation systems.
The story continues to get worse, as European authorities with Merkel in the lead continue to be more committed to protecting Islam than they are their own citizens. European governments have now called for Facebook and other social media sites to take a more proactive role in response to growing “terrorist propaganda and xenophobic movements” by stifling and censoring news stories. Facebook has not only willingly complied, but has taken it one step further and pledged $1 million dollars toward the launch of a new campaign against hate speech called “Online Civil Courage Initiative.” Under German law, public comments inciting violence against a particular group on religious or ethnic grounds are punishable by up to three years in prison. Facebook has also hired a unit of the publisher Bertelsmann to monitor and delete racist posts on its German platform. Jewish Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg said, “the best remedy for hate is tolerance.” I would like to ask Ms. Sandberg if tolerance helped the Jews in Nazi Germany.
In post-Christian Germany, how is it possible that this grim tale will have a happy ending?
Instead of the brothers Grimm, cultural fantasy is now being underwritten by the odd couple, Chancellor Merkel and president Obama, co- authors of the modern day grim adult reality tales of stoning’s, dismemberment, beheadings and child rape. But are they truly an odd couple, or do they share some stunning common ground?
In the German book “The First Life of Angela M,” Angela was noted as being a propagandist for an East German youth group. The following photo shows then named Angela Kasner, aged 17, happily involved in a civil defense exercise under the gaze of an East german officer. Merkel, who entered politics at the age of 35 after the collapse of the Berlin Wall in 1990, has been reluctant to discuss her past and private life, but her biography stops just short of suggesting that her father worked for the Stasi, the notorious East German secret police. It is said that her pastor fathers pro-regime attitude helped Angela’s career – allowing her to study at an elite comprehensive school, and go on to university, at a time when the children of clergy were routinely refused.
If the same book had the title, “First Life of Barack O” we all know we would learn of Barack’s Marxist, Muslim beginnings, his benefactors that helped with his education and rise to political power, and his close ties to the CIA. Merkel and Obama both share dubious backgrounds that raise questions as to their allegiances and both have chosen to ignore their citizens by enforcing invasive immigration tactics that reek of New World Order directives, certainly not of benevolence.
America, once a homogenous society and a melting pot of assimilation, is now a struggling, simmering pot of clashing cultures and masterminded racism, a pot being prepared to boil over and consume our civil society and its culture, traditions and inherent freedoms.
Hansel and Gretel were saved from the boiling pot by God. America too can be saved by the grace of God, but there must be much prayer, fortitude, vigilance and courage. Our National Anthem says it best; “Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just, And this be our motto: “In God is our trust.”
So while Speaker Ryan worries about the color of his tie, and Obama plans his next golf game, Americans will not fall for the deceitful tales being spun and spewed by putrid, political pundits, but will instead work toward re-writing this dark chapter in our history and thus insure our children a happy, fairy tale ending with a bright future.
“We will not be fools… playing by their rules…for the winner takes it all… and the loser has to fall.”