This morning I was casually looking over some Spielwarenmesse video and sipping from a cup of cocoa-honey-milk when I spotted a rather obnoxious logo pop up in my face. The word ‘ToLeRaNz’ scraped my retina with forceful violence. I gasped and had to put down my cocoa drink for fear of spilling it all over the keyboard.
Oh, boy. I never thought I’d see this, but the toxic Multikulti agenda seems to have fully infiltrated the German board gaming culture as well. So I did a search to find out more. It appears that on the German version of spiel-des-jahres.com there’s a page dedicated to this ‘initiative.’ Here’s a translated bit:
“Playing connects, it does not disconnect. It is an expression of absolute equality and creates a framework for meeting one another, getting to know one another and following rules that apply to all. Fairness, respect, equality – without these principles no one has fun, and everyone loses.”
Absolute equality? – What on Earth are they talking about? It’s easy to see how they inserted this buzzword, and twice, artificially, into an otherwise commonsense statement. If we’re talking about poisoning the discussion, then the dosage has increased lately.
We know that Germany became a target for immigration since the end of the Second Brother War. The first immigrants came mostly from Poland. They relocated to Germany as part of Poland’s population homogenization program. Later immigration waves were justified by Germany’s labor shortage. Even then, nobody cared about increasing the birth rate, despite the tremendous loss of life during the war. The replacement immigrants were titled “guest workers.” In most part, these people came from European countries, like Greece and Yugoslavia, but also from Turkey, Morocco, and Tunisia.
Then we have this:
“Unfortunately, some people are not adhering to our convention on gaming behavior. What is meant here is not the small game table in your own living room, but the big game table of life. In our society, racism and xenophobia are widespread, quite openly or poorly concealed as “solicitude” and to the extent that we would have thought impossible in our so enlightened and modern times.”
So Germany has seen a fair share of population influx over the past sixty to seventy years. Yet, nobody cared about “racism” or “xenophobia” that much. That’s largely thanks to the result of state naturalization laws that were in effect most of the time, and also because policy filters ensured that the quality of the individuals that benefited from relocating to Germany was up to a certain standard. This all crumbled circa 2015 when mamma-Merkel opened Germany’s borders to hordes upon hordes of undesirables.
Tough luck. Now regular Germans have to pick-up the responsibility and turn these backward monsters into model citizens, somehow, by inviting them at their tables.
May I ask a rhetorical question? Tolerance for whom?
The main concern of this “Toleranz” program is to promote tabletop games that don’t require the player to know the German language. In general, language independent-games have the advantage of being easier to sell around the world. Instead of printing multiple versions of the same game, you merely include several rule booklets in the same game box. This is wonderful for the external market, but propping up this feature for the German consumer is absurd, and downright worrying. The word “tolerance,” when used in a societal context, is a sign of deep-seated problems within that society.
Imagine ‘refugee’ Abdul playing Azul with three Cologne natives. Abdul doesn’t know German. Are the other three players required to provide an illiterate Afghani with a rulebook in Farsi, and read it to him? Even if Abdul knows the rules, how is he going to interact with the group? Would that be a fun game? I don’t think so. In fact, they should probably get as far from Abdul as possible, especially if they’re girls. Absurd, I know. – Germany’s Migrant Rape Epidemic
What will happen though, is that German board gamers are going to see this meme on many of their game boxes and promotional material. It’s absolutely sickening, and a sign that this multicultural cancer is spreading, unfortunately.