All sarcasm aside, I wanted to focus on one additional aspect of the article I linked in the previous post. I’ll interject a comment or two:
Migrants and locals got into a fight [note the passive voice here, as if someone didn’t actually start the fight, it just occurred as if by magic] in a restaurant in Bavaria on Sunday, resulting in a 50-year-old German man receiving serious head injuries.
The brawl, which began as an argument between a small group of migrants and local residents eating at a restaurant in the town of Velden, started [passive voice again] in the early hours of Sunday morning, according to Süddeutsche Zeitung.
The situation appeared to calm down when the migrants left, but they soon returned with reinforcements. [emphasis added]
So, ok. Brawls “begin” from time to time, and fights “break out.” Maybe not very often in Germany among Germans, but I’m sure the occurrence is slightly greater than zero. What happened here, though, is another animal altogether. The migrants appeared to leave, but then came back with reinforcements and resumed the fight. In other words, they intentionally escalated the conflict, taking it from the realm of flaring tempers right into premeditated vengeance.
Do Germans ever behave that way? (Well, not in recent history, for sure.) I can’t be the only person to notice this. Of course, people whose jobs or ideologies depend on not noticing will certainly not notice, probably not even if they themselves are on the receiving end of such an attack.