No Christmas for Merkel
We distributed a Christmas postcard in the name of chancellor Merkel, citing her belief in Christian deportation and sent it to 2000 party members and conservative charity organisations.
The current global conflicts and global post-colonial dependencies are an obvious reason for many people to migrate. While Europeans are happily traveling around the world whenever they want, and information, finances and goods are not bound to national borders, the opportunity for people from the global south to come to Europe is limited to a tiny minority of upper class people. We are in 2014 and the discourse on refugees in Germany is facing one of the wildest racist backlashes since 1993, when Neo-Nazis raged in physical violence against asylum seekers from the Balkan war regions.
Against this backdrop, Germany’s Chancellor Merkel decided to take a stand on people trying to move to Germany. Clever as she tries to be, she asked if it wouldn’t actually be more Christian to throw them out, just to make sure that the right ones are coming to Germany. She knows about the right wing radicals gathering together in Germany. She knows that the more towards the social democrats she leans, the more she might lose in the polls. So she doesn’t decide to make politics, instead she goes for the old racist approach. A sure win with all those conservative voters! And how does she do it? She goes to church and tries to convince us that deportation is not against Christian values.
What would Jesus do?
Sorry Merkel, Germany is not full. In 1992/1993, over 400.000 refugees came here and the country is still the economic ruler of Europe. And let’s not forget that Germany is the world’s third biggest weapon exporter, supplying arms to those regimes which people coming to Germany are trying to seek refuge from.
So Peng decided to take action. We quickly put on our suits, grabbed an orange branded umbrella and took to the streets of Berlin as well-meaning representatives from the CDU distributing Christmas cards with a very special message to all their supporters.
We invited all our supporters to send this creepy postcard to all local Conservative party members, charity organisations, churches, and friends and families they wanted to be part of the game. By Christmas, 2000 postcards will have been posted.