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There are plenty of reasons to despise this filth ridden city. What bothers you most?

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www.thelocal.de/20160607/teacher-takes-pupil-to-court-for-calling-him-retarded

This article is insane.

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Imagine working at a special ed's school as a teacher and still being the biggest retard in the room. This guy needs serious help if he's suing kids with down or fetal alcohol syndrome.

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Germans are really smug about "recycling" here. I use quotes because it's a fake scam. I cannot count the number of times I have heard a German make up some dialogue in which they corrected a Brit or American on throwing batteries in the regular trash. It's more environmental, they say. Look it up, and the real reason it's illegal to throw batteries in the trash here is that Restmüll gets burned in fires in Germany and like one type of archaic battery contains poison. In fact, most plastic "recyclables" are also burned in fires here (because recycling plastic is a fool's errand), and Germans consider it green because the heat is used to produce electricity. Then look it up and like 60% of batteries end up getting thrown in the trash anyway, because no one actually cares and it doesn't matter anyway. But if you get caught it's a 5k EUR fine. So you have to feel like you should be collecting yet another type of trash in your shoebox apartment and taking it back to the store, or forcing Amazon to send you a prepaid box to send it back to them for recycling, as if that is a net positive. Absolutely bonkers nation. And don't even look up how bad recycled plastic water bottles are for your health, especially these 3mm thick military grade Mehrwegflaschen that you can actually see have been shaved off due to overuse and cleaning with very hot water. Just hope Jürgen didn't decide to store some Benzin in the bottler before returning it to the store for his 25c deposit because, spoiler alert, absolutely no checks are don't on any of this crap. At least it's now been a decade since Germany replaced all lead pipes transporting tap water... Well, they changed the ones leading up until it's someone's property and never mandated owners replace anything. So in a lot of places in Berlin you have Fernwärme that goes through lead pipes and the result is basically every vacant-eyed Stefan from the GDR.

RIP

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www.berliner-zeitung.de/mensch-metropole/unfall-gaffer-in-berlin-was-schaulustige-antreibt-li.2215794

This is true and very strange. I've seen it with my own eyes. Once I was going shopping and I was walking down the street. I glance across the street to the left and see a group of about 30 people all standing in a half circle. I wonder what's going on and then I see it: dead body, I am guessing the guy jumped or fell out of a window. 30 psycho Germans standing around, many with their kids, doing what Germans do best: staring.

I often think about this. Normal people try to shield their children from things like this, but Germans dive right in. In fact, Germans seem to believe robbing children of their innocence at an early age is positive.

Disgusting country.

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Worth mentioning here is that the law which prohibits filming "helpless people" was passed as a direct response to German police confronting a naked (!) man IN Neptunbrunnen armed with a knife. Someone filmed the amateur cops dealing with the guy (spoiler: they shot and killed him).

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I talked to a standup comedian travelling through Berlin once and he told me Germans liked to interact with him while on stage and they almost inevitably would basically just say the opposite of the truth to any questions he asked and they think it's hilarious. You know typical standup crowd work like this:

Stand-up: what do you do?
German: I am librarian
Stand-up: wow cool, what's the most popular book at your library,
German: I am not actually librarian

I also notice this online but also in real life. I have a colleague that likes to say random crap, often kinds of things the AFD is known for, and follow it up with "sarcasm tag" and the Germans love it.

Is this really sarcasm? He's not uncovering any deep contradictions or flaws in logic. He'll just say "too many foreigners. SARCASM TAG" and it's basically ubiquitous on Reddit. Why do they do this?

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One theory I have is that this oppressive society makes it hard for people to admit their true feelings. A guy below mentioned Germans view vulnerable feelings as weakness, and that's an astute observation. Do they have to present things like this as jokes until one day it is socially acceptable and then they just drop the sarcasm Spiel? Or is it that holding your feelings inside creates massive tension so you need controlled releases periodically?

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German music/art/literature/comedy/movies/cuisine suck because Germans are unable to allow themselves to FEEL.

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Nation of low ambition tryhards. Everyone always pretending to be the smartest person in the room. How can you make art of you aren't vulnerable?

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I regularly read topics on r/germany/ (Reddit) and Germans seem to be very much out of touch with reality when It comes to their culture / country.

What bugs me most is that, they treat B2 level of language proficiency is something like no brainer. With B1 level proficiency, you can get German citizenship (= EU citizenship) by the way. Additionally, If we look at the people worldwide who do work in English, the overall proficiency is most likely B1. But of course in this holly land, you can't find job with B1 proficiency because "It is not good enough for Germans / Germany"

I don't understand what they expect from Ausländers. IT people come and work, they get slap on the wrist that they don't speak German. People do get B1 level of language and get citizenship and leave, then "The Ausländers come and go without contributing our country" Healthcare people do come here to work and of course they het critisized for their language level and they do ask so many questions... etc

The best thing you can do in Germany to care of yourself and your life only. It's impossible to satisfy Germans as "Ausländer". Just try to benefit from living in Germany utmost for yourself and decide what you want to do next with your life.


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Not that I defend Germans, but if you are a high skilled worker, maybe you should get a slap on the wrist… They need you, not viceversa. Should be easy and appealing…
If you have no skills or low skills and you want to live here…you want to be a citizen? Why? There’s a housing crisis, most don’t want to do lucrative jobs, everyone wants to be a career guru while wasting time on social welfare…
A lot of unemployed people in Berlin would rather leech off than work in a Bäckerei while finding their purpose… why adding more people that take and not contribute to your country “payroll”?
The different language threshold depends on your record and ngl, it should be like that…

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I'm not really following what the 2nd guy wrote, but I'll say this: if a country gives you a work visa and the only job you get is delivering Lieferando orders for minimum wage then why the hell would you learn German and, more importantly, why would you care about some dumb German's opinion? And if you're some AI engineer maverick with an illuminated poster of Jesus on your office wall, why the hell would you waste bandwidth on learning German? Constant German henpecking does one thing really well, namely reduces the effect of German henpecking to zero. You think I care when some Krautcunt "tsk tsk"s me at the supermarket? I smile and pack my bags extra slowly and pay in exact change. Also most reddit posters are fcking German government AI bots or retard shut-ins. Just sort by controversial in the threads to read sane comments.

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Time for two difficult confessions:
1. I've been in Berlin a long, long time. Pathetic is what it is.
2. I moved here from the U.S. when I was still a teenager, so I assumed I would assimilate in Germany like the many naturalized Americans I knew growing up had done in the U.S.. I learned German to C2, I went to university here, I worked in German companies, had German friends, ate German food. I even went on a few "all inclusive" German vacations. But after years of trying, I realized you can never "become" a German. Every conversation always ends up being about America in one way or another and it's usually because of some German asking loaded questions. It used to make me mad. Then it made me sad. In fact, it really affected my confidence for a long time and I seriously thought I was the problem. Eventually I stopped caring, I try to only spend time with other non-Germans now. QoL improved immeasurably. If you're like I was, please realize you are probably not the problem. Germans are just weird and tribal, which is strange given how much they hate themselves but that's the reality.

Funny thing is that once I really started to believe it, everything started to fall into place for me. Better job. Better relationships. Even the minor annoyances in stores or on the street, what I like to call the Hysterical German Phenomenon, they almost entirely stopped happening. Rarely do these nasty middle aged German women try to boss me around anymore and on the rare occasion they so I just laugh at them. In summary, don't even try to integrate here, it makes absolutely no sense.

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I'm polite and respectful with them (and everyone else, even the 13th-century Arab manlets) by default but if they act up and start being cunnnty I just laugh at them like the retarded autistic children so many of them are. But mostly they're respectful and polite too as long as they don't sense any weakness. If they do, the sadism comes out fast.

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Thanks for your honesty, OP. I've been here for 12 years! Arrived while still in love and full of hope for the future. I sometimes question why I'm still here. My working theory is that I have business relationships here and that I would have to overcome inertia to move back to my home country. Last month, I barely had enough energy to get out of bed in the morning. I mostly keep myself to myself as my work allows that.

My few German friends are intelligent enough to see through the self myths that others spew (I.e. efficiency, well organised, dour is more genuine than friendly etc etc). I was down voted to oblivion on r/askagerman for daring to suggest that a fellow Brit should use facts and reality to inform Germans about current British culture instead resorting to cheap tropes about British bread being terrible compared to the Yeasty Land of Amazing Deutsch Brot in order to curry favour with his German mates. Tbh, I couldn't stand this kind of "stuff in our country is best because it's from our country" attitude in Britain either. Morons are morons no matter what it says on the passport.

I sometimes wonder if there's a country/city/town/village/hovel that would suit my personality. Probably not. As long as I get to spend a lot of time on my own, anywhere reasonable would do.

I no longer hate Germans or Germany. My life is my responsibility and as soon as it's financially viable I'll be visiting other places to assess if I want to move there. Sorry, bit of an unfocused ramble. Needed to get a few things off my chest.

One thing I noticed is that some people in Berlin reacted with visceral disgust if I displayed emotional vulnerability. This was mostly in East Berlin. They must have utterly mind broken by the STASI. Bless their polyester adidas shorts.

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"I no longer hate Germans or Germany. My life is my responsibility and as soon as it's financially viable I'll be visiting other places to assess if I want to move there."

I have reached this mentality in pandemic and life became much easier for me.

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I don't know how you people can stand living in that sh1t country for so long. I spent 2 years in Berlin and that was enough.

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www.berliner-zeitung.de/mensch-metropole/exklusiv-straftaeter-kommen-frei-polizei-berlin-faehrt-nur-noch-zu-dringendsten-einsaetzen-li.2215302

No money for safety. Where is all the Tax Money going? So glad I dont live in idiot Berlin anymore what a hellhole it is. Germany is over.

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I hate Berlin and the shitscape reality this place is, but that article is just a lobbying piece painting out a scenario of exaggerations of what will happen if the budget cuts go through. It's public negotiation. I also agree that for the amount of tax you have to pay here (including income tax, mandatory contributions and then the ridiculous VAT basically everyone actually working pays more than 50% tax) is in no relation to public services. But this is one article that doesn't worry me. Even if the budget cuts are bad, surely even the braindead German bureaucrats would cut the "online insult task force" before the one surveiling terrorists. Also Germany is still building the world's largest secret police HQ in Berlin, and I am 100% sure there's a German version of FISA courts that just doesn't have any whistleblowers to talk about it in this spineless hole. Finally, extremely weird that the article leads with describing a fictitious scenario where they cannot convict a terrorist due to lack of evidence - the literal baseline of a "Rechtsstaat" Germany pretends to be.

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Contrary to popular belief, Zersetzung isn't an east German invention. It's an inherently German things passed down for millenia and deeply ingrained in the German. It's why you must never get close to these oafs.

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There was a popular German parenting manual that was available until the 1970s that was mostly a rehash of Nazi material. Included the advice that crying infants should not be picked up or comforted in order to breed self reliance. As soon as I heard about this I thought, "that explains the miserable faces."

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Which way, German man? On the left we have energy rationing, increasing taxes, insult laws, endless refugees and trannies as far as the eye can see. And on the right we'll soon have slavery. Time to leave bros.


www.zerohedge.com/political/shocking-headline-day-germany-re-introduce-slavery

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Imagine working for below market wages as a form of civic duty... IN GERMANY!!!

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Pardon my French, what what the F*CK kind of political party is the FDP if they support this? They fancy themselves the most palatable form of libertarianism possible in Europe and then they publicly support this, which by the way will 100% be enforced by imprisonment just like the Germans did up until about 10 years ago with forced military service for men. This is so tragic it isn't even funny.

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An "opportunity to serve the state"? Give me a fcking break! My 45% tax rate is more opportunity than I ever wanted. How fcking parasitic can a government be?

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On the plus side, since there aren't many young German Germans anymore, it'll force the Arabs to at least do something once in their lives to get their free flatscreen tvs and e-scooter vouchers

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Kind of a catch-22 for German authorities though, they aren't going to naturalize any of the post 2014-era refugees ever and they aren't going to apply these rules to foreigners either. Maybe they'll do like the US post 9/11 where they'll FasTrack your citizenship if you serve in the military, but I am pretty sure no one really cares about getting German citizenship. I work with a lot of people here in tech who are considering getting it but only for the EU free movement thing. Germany is like the retarded redneck Appalachia of Europe except with more incest and state sponsored pedophilia.

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"Service guarantees citizenship! Would you like to know more?"

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Why doesn't German media post any positive statistics? Like the growing apostasy rate among muslims? Seems it will or already has surpassed their birthrate. I thought Germany loves diversity, why no love for no love for ex-muslims?

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They only celebrate it when Christians leave in droves like they did when Germany started that retarded church tax thing that overnight made the country majority atheist (on paper).

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There's an iconic reddit post, it's probably 10 years old by now, where a guy rants about how Germany sucks. How everyone is an asshole. How no one can drive. The classics. But one genius insight he mentioned is that Germans are very aware of the German stereotype of being assholes, but they all think it doesn't apply to them. They all think they're magical unicorns that grew up exclusively in this abrasive society and somehow managed to be normal. It's just the OTHER Germans. What a joke.

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Imagine that, you are aware that your society sucks and you try to exlude yourself from your society.

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Peak German
www.reddit.com/r/Ratschlag/comments/1cq25ru/wie_entspannt_man_richtig/

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how the matherphuck one grows up to be like that??????

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If you're a parent of a baby or a toddler, you'll have spent some time in one of the several playgrounds scattered in this city. When you do, pay close attention to those toddlers names. It's either an Emil, or a Leon or a Matteo or a Noah. All of them. Thousands of Noah's, Emils, Elias at a push. All of them, rich poor black white yellow green, will be coming to the playground on their shiny new Woom bicycle, pink for the girls and orange or green for the boys. All of them. And you tell me this is a city of free thinkers and anticonformists?

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Most people probably just trying to make sure they pick a name that isn't BANNED.

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"Tag der Befreiung" is an absolutely bizarre holiday to have in Germany. It reeks of learned helplessness and avoidance of any accountability whatsoever. And from a German perspective, it wasn't liberation from anything, obviously, both because Germany was the aggressor in the War AND because the Russians were quite cruel occupiers once it was ended.

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Aggressor with majority of populations support. The Russians were actually too nice to them. They should have done what the germans would do had they won.

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TF is wrong with the tap water here that for public drinking fountains they have to run the water constantly for a month with big warning signs not to drink it while it's being "disinfected"? And then after all that they're so afraid of the water getting lukewarm that they don't even buy buttons for the fountains, so they are all on 24/7 for the six months of the year that temperatures are on average above freezing, which wastes so much water that they only install like 10 free drinking fountains across this whole 3.5M city? How braindead do you have to be to devise this plan? Are Germans really this retarded?

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