When Arab gangs assaulted large numbers of women on New Year’s Eve in Cologne, the police, German media, and elected officials deliberately suppressed what had happened. Unruly migrant mobs spoil the feel-good spirit that European leaders demand about Mideastern newcomers, and they portend rising intercultural friction. The authorities’ failed cover-up enraged much of the country.
The European Union script, entitled “Noble Asylum Seeker,” has played Europe all year. Multiculturalists, universalists, world savers, and globalists have all had a hand in its plot line, but the story faces narrative collapse. “After about 1.1 million arrivals in 2015, a majority of German voters want a rapid reduction in numbers and support the reintroduction of border controls to reach this goal as soon as possible,” Politico reports.