Cologne police chief is out. But what about the mayor and Merkel?

In the aftermath of the violence that unfolded in Cologne over New Year’s Eve, the ineffective police response, and the police cover-up, the 60-year-old chief of police is out:

Cologne's police chief Wolfgang Albers, 60, was suspended from active duty in order to "restore public confidence" in the police force, said Ralf Jaeger, interior minister of North Rhine-Westphalia state.

Herr Jaeger should suspend himself next, for his ridiculous statement that I cited yesterday:

“What happens on the right-wing platforms and in chat rooms is at least as awful as the acts of those assaulting the women,” he said. “This is poisoning the climate of our society.”

While I think it’s appropriate for people in positions of authority to be held accountable for errors that endangered the public, I also think the end of the chief’s tenure is an example of how the West is playing tiddlywinks while the enemy is playing with all manner of violence.  And for keeps.

Urgent action is needed all the way up the chain of leadership (not only in Cologne, but Germany, throughout Europe, and in the United States).

The newly elected pro-immigrant mayor of Cologne should resign.  It was she who blamed women for being raped, and it she later suggested that women follow a “code of conduct” to avoid being raped.  This code includes such brilliant ideas as requiring (requiring!) women to remain “an arm’s length distance from strangers,” to stay with their own group, and to ask for help from bystanders or witnesses if they feel threatened, among other absolute pearls of wisdom.

This is of course a completely misguided approach, as it focuses on what women need to do to avoid being raped, as if it’s their fault if they are raped, because, hey, they failed to follow the “code of conduct.”

Here’s a thought, Frau Mayor: many people from Islamic lands have a code of conduct quite different from ours, and if we’d stop importing them, we wouldn’t need to start having behavioral rules for the civilized people, and we could all get on with life.  It is the conduct of barbarians that is problematic, not our own.

But of course the mayor has said nary a word about the barbarians (aka “migrants”) and their penchant for rape and mayhem.  In fact, she was a nearly lone voice standing out against reality, trying to peddle the idea that the perpetrators of the New Year’s Eve attacks were not “migrants.”

Though misguided at the core, I would like to briefly comment on the impracticality and imposition of the code of conduct the geniuses at the mayor’s office developed.

Stay at arm’s length: Try that in a crowded subway, for example, when 30-40 “migrant” men start groping you.  Anyone who’s lived in or visited a reasonably large city knows that it’s impossible to avoid close physical contact that, believe me, no normal person enjoys.  Ride on a bus or subway during rush hour in a city with your face up against someone’s armpit while some weirdo presses up against the back of you, and you realize that “arm’s length” is an impossible standard.

Stay with your own group: In other words, you are no longer free.  So if you want to go into a store while one or two of your friends want to get some coffee, you can’t do it.  You must stay together, like elementary school children on a field trip, holding hands and forming a human chain so as not to get split up.

Ask for help if you feel threatened: Duh.  Although these days, you have to hope and pray the person you ask isn’t some goon himself and trust that if you go to the police, they won’t turn you away (as happened to at least one female victim over New Year’s Eve).

The mayor is shameful on every single level.  She wants to import hordes of people who will destroy Germany.  She blames rape victims.  And she creates a “code of conduct” that not only is absurd, but causes one to wonder if it won’t somehow become grounds to dismiss women’s complaints of sexual assault and/or rape because they didn’t follow the code.  I know it sounds crazy, but we are living in crazy times.

The mayor needs to go.

And not just her.  Merkel should resign posthaste.  (Not that she will.)

So even if the police chief is out, and even if the mayor resigned, and even if Merkel resigned, the problem in Germany is the same problem that remains here: are there enough members of the electorate who grasp the nature of the threat and who understand how crucial it is to elect leaders who understand as well?  And even if they do, the next question is, are there leaders out there who understand, who are willing to speak the truth, and who will take any and all action necessary to protect and defend their nations against savages seeking to impose Islamic law?

The Cologne police chief may be gone, but we’ve a world of idiots to contend with.  Fixing that is no mean trick.

Hat tip: Atlas Shrugs and The Right Scoop