The institution has remained untouched until today (I refrain here from commenting whether for better or worse) and, not surprising, one of its pillars are the police.
Not surprising, too, that one of the main prerequisites for achieving Beamten-status is German citizenship.
Why am I telling you this? Well, not just to pontificate about German history, but to make my readers aware of a significant change that is currently happening, namely in the state of Northrhine-Westphalia, where non-Germans are accepted now as Beamte.
Why? Because German police is unable to cope with the ever-growing number of, to use politically correct babble, fellow townsmen with a migration background.
So they are hiring.
They are hiring, and, judging from this poster, targeting people without a command of German sufficient to read a job-advert.
The website of the regional TV-station WDR informs us how a young Turkish woman sees her job as a policewoman:
Fatma Yilmaz very often acts as a broker between the cultures: "If a suspect gets abusive or aggressive, I know the background", she says. "I am able to assess how Turks are taking specific things and how they will react to them, and then I explain that to my colleagues."Well, when a German gets "abusive or aggressive", no German policeman will be asking how he is taking specific things and why he is reacting in the was he does. They will sock it to him or do whatever else is necessary. (As an aside: The young policewoman prefers to remain anonymous. Why? She often has to deal with intimidation or threats. Is it possible that our fellow townsmen with a migration background are not as appreciative as they should of either, the German rule of law generally and the inordinate consideration they are receiving here?)
Scene change: The Brussels Journal reported recently the case of Rinie Mulder, a 54-year old, as Paul Belien is plucky enough to call it, indigenous Dutchman who was shot dead by a police officer when he tried to protect a pregnant woman who was being harassed by some of her fellow townsmen with a migration background. Belien continues:
According to our sources the police officer who killed Mulder is a woman of Moroccan origin.Northrhine Westphalia is my native state. I don't like it. I don't like it A BIT!