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Desillusionierter Deutscher: "Rechte Propaganda" über Flüchtlinge ist leider die Wahrheit!

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    It is so that I distanced myself from the topic refugees for some time.
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    My first thought was that we must help these people.
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    I'm a humanist and of the opinion that when someone is in need, he should be helped.
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    That's why my first reflex was to be pro-refugees and to say that we must help all and everyone of them.
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    I didn't reflect much on this, but at some point I had the need to see for myself how things are.
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    Then, I went to one of the refugee centers and joined a organization, in which I could do voluntary service.
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    This way, I took care of three refugees during the past 9 months.
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    I was supposed to help one of them with his school homework.
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    The second one needed a job.
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    The third one had just recently arrived from Syria and I was a kind of language coach for him.
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    But I also helped him with other things, like bringing his things in place, and trying to integrate him.
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    Like I said before, my position was fundamentally pro-refugees, before I started working with them.
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    Nowadays, after gaining personal experience with them, I'm very skeptical.
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    Of course I still believe we should help people in need, but the things I have experienced, unfortunately overlap with that being said by many
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    - and I'm trying to be apolitical here and objectively narrate the experience I have made without being judgmental or putting myself in either political corner -
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    also, at first I took care of a refugee that came from Afghanistan
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    he was still pretty young
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    and, I didn't work with him for long
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    he started an apprenticeship here in Germany
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    and needed help with his homework
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    I met him
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    and, offered him my help to do his homework periodically together
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    but he didn't commit himself to that
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    and didn't contact me anymore
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    That can happen. Perhaps he didn't like me, or had better things to do. It doesn't matter.
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    The second refugee
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    At this point I was a little bit disillusioned to be honest
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    He comes from Syria and is married with two kids.
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    He has been living here for ten years now. Also, he is no current refugee.
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    Apparently, he studied Mathematics back in Syria
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    He's a Mathematics Professor, but never really had a job in Germany
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    always some sort of non-skilled job, when he actually did something
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    I don't know it was this way.
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    Anyways, my task was to help him finding a job.
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    The first thing to attract my attention was that he doesn't speak any German.
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    After ten years in the country he still has lots of problems to formulate sentences.
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    I looked for jobs with him
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    and I was always confronted with resistance
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    he couldn't do this, he couldn't do that
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    he is a mathematics professor
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    I kind of understood that. He was a highly qualified man, at least on paper, so I can understand when he doesn't want to do a dirty job
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    I tried to explain to him that he has to learn German, he needs German, he must be able to speak German to get a job according to his qualifications
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    He must do something about it, attend language classes, private classes or whatever
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    He refused to all my proposals
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    German classes are too expensive, he cannot go to work because his wife is sick, or he can't do the job because he's overqualified.
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    I was always a struggle against his will
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    I found some language classes for him at the adult education center
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    that were very cheap
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    and with his social ID he would have paid even less
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    a course would have costed him 10 or 20€
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    and he could have done different levels
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    and achieved a good qualification
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    for a total cost of perhaps 150 or 200€
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    - complete, all the courses -
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    - they would have been 8 or 9 courses -
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    - offered by the adult education center -
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    I really did all the research for him
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    and put effort putting the information together
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    I looked for all the courses, the prices, what he would in fact pay with his social ID
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    I also looked for jobs for him, made the appointments, explained him when and how to apply for the positions
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    I told him I could correct the language of his application forms if he sent me them per email
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    Also, I did everything in my power to help him find a job
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    or to get a job
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    I would have attended the job interview with him
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    But he made every imaginable excuse
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    and at the end he stop contacting me
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    This was a experience in which I was a little disillusioned
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    I tried to rationalize it. It doesn't mean anything.
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    It was an isolated thing.
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    I also somewhat understood him.
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    His wife was sick and he had kids
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    It's not so easy
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    I can understand that in such situations people just don't want anything anymore. He was already in his 50s or so
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    I was disillusioned and perhaps also a little disappointed
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    But I wasn't a big deal
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    I granted myself some time off
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    and then I contacted this organization again
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    They appointed my to a third refugee
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    and the experience with this refugee
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    made me make this video
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    the range of feeling goes from fear, to rage and perplexity
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    It was so that this refugee, he comes from Syria
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    22 years old, I think, but I'm not sure anymore
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    In any case in his early 20s
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    The first impression was already a little... I thought to myself, well, perhaps he's traumatized or has been through a lot of shit.
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    We met a couple of times
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    He was... very disrespectful all the time
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    He was continuously on his mobile phone during our meetings, talking to people
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    or sending messages
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    and received friends
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    I felt like the 3rd wheel
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    He wanted my help, my support
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    but gave me to understand, that I have to follow him
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    It's difficult to explain
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    I wasn't in the center - I didn't ask for that either -
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    but if we have a meeting, and you spend time together in this context
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    then you expect the other person not to be continuously on the phone
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    and that his attentions is with the person that is offering his time to help
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    Anyways, with talked a lot, went hiking, he had a shot wound on his leg
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    and I thought, ok, this is exactly the kind of refugees we hear from in the media
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    one of those who really need help
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    At some point we started talking about religion
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    He was a Muslim
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    but he drank alcohol
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    and smokes
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    and, when I told him that I am an atheist and don't believe in a god
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    then
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    the mood changed
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    you could clearly see how he tried to pull himself together
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    and stay calm
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    but as the conversation progressed, he got more and more aggresive
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    I was having a totally normal conversation
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    and tried to explain to him
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    that in Germany
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    and generally in Europe
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    and all over the world
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    there are people that don't believe in god
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    and I tried to explain to him that I just don't believe in a god
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    and that there are very good reasons, in my opinion, in favor of atheism
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    He got aggressive and tried to convince me that there is a god
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    and specially the Muslim god, Allah
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    and asked how it could be that I'm alive when I don't belive in any god
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    He meant, that I haven't died in an accident, or because of misfortune, since there is no god to protect me
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    The situation turned very scary, he got aggressive and mean
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    I felt threatened
Title:
Desillusionierter Deutscher: "Rechte Propaganda" über Flüchtlinge ist leider die Wahrheit!
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