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

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  Anonymous wrote:


I was speaking to a Polish/Italian girl who was born & raised here. She is studying to be a lawyer and told me that in Germany, the higher positions in law, police, government, and so on, are all only for ethnic Germans. That for an immigrant it's almost impossible to be promoted to such positions, or to be given those opportunities. She said Germans want immigrants to just do low level jobs, and not aspire to be anything more than basically 2nd class citizens. She said that as a foreigner, someone without German citizenship and so on, I'm even 3rd class, and Germans will always see you that way. No matter how talented you are, no matter how smart you are, no matter how much you may want to "integrate", no matter what you have to offer to this country - it is not appreciated and in fact, they resent you for being better than them. This is the kind of thing you won't hear about from Germans, because they're either oblivious to it and/or in denial, and the silly western "expats" living their escapist fantasy lifestyle here are too stupid , unambitious and/or lack self-awareness to see it, the refugees and poor immigrants are too desperate to care, etc. So to have this kind of 'real' convo with someone-- you need to speak to someone born & raised here who isn't German and has a brain - they'll tell you the true colors of this city and country. Leaving this city in summer and I cannot wait to escape.

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  Anonymous wrote:

I have been living in Germany for almost a decade and I can confirm that what your acquaintance stated is true.
In typical passive-aggressive German fashion, they will let you immigrate and stay here, but they won't make it easy to become friends with them (unless you have something to offer, such as status increase or a nice place to stay at if they ever visit your country), nor allow you to get access to the better-paid jobs.
It takes a foreigner in the US less hard work to be succesful and for their children to belong to a better social status than in Germany. Germans like to talk about the "Bildungserfolg" (success in education) of Asians in Germany, yet I have NEVER seen an Asian person in a position of power or prestige. They usually work in their nail saloons or restaurants.

It's not about education either. You can have degrees from top universities from abroad or even from Germany and still, having the wrong name or the wrong looks will be detrimental to your wish of getting a good job.

This is not a country I'd want to raise children in, if I were a black or brown or Asian person. They'll be discriminated upon, mocked, laughed at and not because of how they behave, but because of their race. Even eastern Europeans have it hard, and they are "whiter" than Germans. Not to mention better-looking (especially the females).

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  Anonymous wrote:

That's not entirely true. There are also doctors, IT engineers, uni researchers, economists etc. with foreign background which don’t have a necessarily a voice. Unfortunately in the media you always get to hear about some auslander with low income, portrayed as second class citizens, because there are in the spotlight when some kind of bad things happen and also because the intention is to keep it that way. Someone said about law and government, I imagine it would be difficult in any country to get to have an important position where you don't have connections just your good diplomas.

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  Anonymous wrote:

Shut the hell up Fritz.

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  Anonymous wrote:

Th USA elected Obama as president, a biracial man with a Kenyan father - so no, you are wrong, that it's like this in every country. Typical German in denial.

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  Anonymous wrote:

The original post here is right on the money, absolutely rock solid observation.

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  Anonymous wrote:

This is the truth:

"No matter how talented you are, no matter how smart you are, no matter how much you may want to "integrate", no matter what you have to offer to this country - it is not appreciated and in fact, they resent you for being better than them"

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A friend of mine got hit by the door a parked car, while cycling on a street with no bike lanes. The driver ( german,old ) didn’t check if the road was clear, so it was obviously his fault. After he apologized, he asked for the nr. and adress of my friend, to get back to her after the hospital visit, to check if she’s ok. Luckily it was only some minor hand injury. After a couple of days, she didn’t receive any phone calls, but a letter, where the costs of the car damage were listed, that she was urged to pay in x days. The guy took an opportunity to suck money out of the victim, because she didn’t look german and capable to handle a legal situation. Not a nice episode.

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  Anonymous wrote:

Christ. Hope she didn't pay.

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  Anonymous wrote:

That's a horrible situation to get into. She needs to find an English speaking lawyer inexpensive lawyer to send him back a threatening legal letter.That's how you handle these soulless bureaucrats. Maybe she can start a go fund me and raise 100-200 euros to pay the lawyer.

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  Anonymous wrote:

No, she didn’t pay. Some acquaintance jumped in for help by sending a legal letter as a response pro bono. Unfortunately not everyone has acces to that. My point is that, of course, there are bad intentions everywhere, but people should please stop calling this city international!

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  Anonymous wrote:

Berlin..where smiling with a genuine reason..laughing from the heart,sharing true positive vibes that dont include a description about "you"...where being relaxed and carefree,all are forbidden qualities,which may result in you being hated,outcast,thrown aside,in a nutshell ,watch out when you feel happy ,relaxed,at ease here,for each of these crimes makes you an enemy of the state!!

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  Anonymous wrote:

I have been persecuted for this so often, it has nearly died in me.

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  Anonymous wrote:

The only people that smile here are tourists.

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  Anonymous wrote:

I love this site. It would be nice if we could post pictures of what we hate in Berlin as well.

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  Anonymous wrote:

If you want to send us the images, we will add them to the background.
Further develoments to come as we have time.

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  Anonymous wrote:

Let me tell you a story that sums up Berliners and their Ossie/Communist/monopolist way of thinking. This should have been a sign all those years ago to get the F out of here, but at least I didn't marry and/or get one of them pregnant. Here it is, word for word true. .

I went into an alternative video store and asked the guy how the system worked and he said "Pick a cover and bring it here and I'll get the movie for you". I went about my business and picked a movie cover, took it to him and he looked in a drawer and said it was rented out. I asked why he doesn't have a system that let's people know if the movie is out, like putting a card in the cover when it's put back on the shelf, he said "there's no need for that, this problem hardly ever arises". So I went back with another movie and guess what, that's right, it's already rented. I said, "that's two movies and you said that it rarely happens, can't you see that my system would save you time and also you customers", he said "You're the only one who has complained, the system works fine, I've been doing it this way for years". I of course was astonished.

I searched again and found another movie I wanted to see, went to the counter, and without a word of a lie, the same thing again. He didn't even look sheepish. I said "you're telling me that this occurrence is very rare and no one has ever complained before, are you joking", he said, the only reason I don't throw you out of the shop is because I want to practice my English, I thought, OK, that's a snappy answer, but guess what, I never went back there again, and warned everyone about this absolute moron, so If I averaged 1 movie per week, over 5 years, that's 250 rentals he missed out on for being stupid stubborn Berliner cnt..

I think communism affected their mental capabilities and they've passed it on to their children. F ing imbeciles.

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  Anonymous wrote:

haha what a retard.

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  Anonymous wrote:

This really seems like a minor problem to be honest.

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  Anonymous wrote:

in true german fashion, he was arrogantly sure that "he knows better". Good thing most of the world hates germany.

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  Anonymous wrote:

Maybe a minor problem but tell-tale of the same issues in every aspect of the society

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  Anonymous wrote:

They are very reluctant to change, even that would be an improvement. That is indeed a mixture of german (stuck to their rules) and communist mentality.

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  Anonymous wrote:

It might be classed under 'minor incident', but this is one in hundreds, every f'ing year with these imbeciles. Like the first time I went to the Auslanderbehorder to extend my tourist visa and there was no one who could or was willing to speak English.

The cafe who has a vegan option sometimes, but I can't tell you on what days, just when we decide to make it. So I stopped going there after two attempts that were the wrong days for me. I asked why they don't have a set day for having a vegan dish and was told, because we don't know which day we are going to make it. and on and o and on it goes. This is what they were used to in communist times and they don't think anything of it.

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  Anonymous wrote:

I'm getting tired of this website - no new ideas or good writing

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  Anonymous wrote:

You came to this website expecting to see posts worth of a Nobel in literature or a Pulitzer? african american really?

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  Anonymous wrote:

If you are so tired, then instead of complaining write something creative. You just wasted space loser. Go entertain your superior lazy self elsewhere. Here we female dog and moan strictly about Berlin.

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  Anonymous wrote:

Is it legal here for people on motorcycles to speed?

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  Anonymous wrote:

not really buy funnily enough motorcycles only have license plates on the back and speed cameras only take pictures of the front so I guess that is likr saying, "go ahead and speed if you like"

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  Anonymous wrote:

Resetting your debit card pin at Lloyds in the UK: 30 minutes
Resetting your debit card pin at Deutsche Bank in DE: 5-10 business days.

Does everything have to be so hard and slow?

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  Anonymous wrote:

Not to "rub it in", but here in the States it only takes about 3 minutes over the phone to reset a PIN. Honestly, I would suffer an emotional meltdown if I had to live in Germany.

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  Anonymous wrote:

Transfering money from account to account in the US, 10 seconds max... Germany, three to five days for an electronic transaction... slow computers or just nonsense?

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  Anonymous wrote:

To all the people on this site, and especially the founders, you are my f uckng heroes. You are the best i swear. Without you I would have killed someone or myself months ago. I am trying hard to escape from this pooping country. You are not alone.

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  Anonymous wrote:

Amen to that, brother. Hope you can get out of this place soon. I'm out in 2 months. At least the winter is over, it's easier to survive when this old bog gets some sunshine.

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  Anonymous wrote:

I hate it when you try to work at home while your loser unemployed neighbor girl laughs like a horse for hours. She later complains about you to the landlord for being too loud on the weekend. I cannot wait for her parents and government to stop funding her butt so she can move out already.

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  Anonymous wrote:

Don't worry, they have no marketable skills. They believe knowing obscure records and double dropping substances brewed in their vegan friend's bathtub is the epitome of the human existence.

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  Anonymous wrote:

The funding will never stop - she is of superior german stock, unlike you, lowly foreigner. Additionally, she knows her way around the bureaucratic maze and since she's unemployed, she has all the time in the world to ensure that your taxes go to her benefits and retirement accounts.

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  Anonymous wrote:

that's what so aggravating about Germans. They think that not working for them is alright but if a foreigner is unemployed, he is wasting Germany's precious social welfare. The people here can claim burn out from work and get 3-6 months fully paid vacation.

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  Fartkingdom wrote:

www.thelocal.de/20170228/fifth-woman-attacked-by-acid-throwing-cyclist-in-berlin

the "diverse" and "tolerant" berlin. This place is complete utter shit. They should have obliterated it after the fall of the wall.

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  Anonymous wrote:

likely given the MO the perp is a 'refugee' which will be swept under the rug disfigured women be damned, what excitement a female tourist in Berlin can look forward too!

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  Anonymous wrote:

I doubt it that it's a refugee. I think it's a hateful Berliner who could not get laid for years so now he is on a mission to make the women here look even uglier.

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Probably a miserable cuck like the nazi that peed on that girl last year.

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Refugees and non-Europeans in general aren't obsessed with saving the environment, like left-wing Germans are. When your own nation didn't lose two worldwars and didn't want to kill entire races of people you don't feel the need to be an idealist with a fake sense of superiority who only eats vegan stuff and drives to work on his bike.

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  Anonymous wrote:

Had an interesting observation about Berlin today. It's kind of an inverted Las Vegas, if you think about it. Las Vegas is a city forged in the desert (interpret the symbolism of that on your own), named "Sin City", where people go there to openly and boldly commit sin. It is the only place in the USA where prostitution is legal. It's fakeness, emptiness, cheesiness, gaudiness, corruption, decadence, sin... all of this is so in your face, that it's like a cartoon. Berlin is an "inverted' version of Las Vegas... where there is no gaudy tackiness, everything is grey and drab, concrete and glass. Yet there is this same exact emptiness, corruption and culture of decadent sin in Berlin, yet the difference is Berlin likes to moralize... to other countries, the rest of Germany, the rest of Europe, the UK, USA, Russia, Turks, other nationalities, other parts of the world. Constant hand wringing, moralizing, all of these fake political activists, this fake concern for refugees and for the 3rd world... just look at Berlin's homeless and ask yourselves how/why these people think they can solve the 3rd world's problems when they can't even take care of the mentally ill elderly homeless all over Berlin. So Berlin is like Las Vegas in that it’s an empty, shallow city build on decadence, sin, corruption except Las Vegas is honest about it, not hypocritical and you can have fun there and leave- whereas in Berlin, you get sucked into the lies about Berlin’s arts culture (the arts scene here is a joke), “freedom” (just the freedom to be a loser with no common sense or morals, really), it’s quality of life (yes it is still cheaper than other cities but the salaries are also bad), and so on. Go to Berlin if you want a longer European Las Vegas experience where you can escape from yourself and from life, but this ‘escape’ will not last forever, and one day you have to face truth. I see it everyday in Berlin. Washed up people, looking like ghosts more than people, walking around with this glazed over look in their eyes- they had their time “escaping” in Berlin and now they are walking around as zombies. Too afraid to kill themselves either, but having nothing to live for— no joy, no love, none of those things. That is why they have to drink cheap liquor at 9 in the morning on the U-Bahn, scowling, spitting onto the streets.

I live in Prenzlauer Berg and generally stay in this area because I can’t deal with NK, Kreuzberg or Mitte (all revolting to me in different ways), but PB is barely tolerable. So “family friendly”… not. Ask these people toting around babies and kids in bicycles if they’re married, come back 5 years later and ask if they’re still together. Germans nonchalant approach to divorce and breaking up families is disturbing to me- they think it has no consequences yet like 60-70% of Germans I meet have divorced or never married parents, and coincidentally about that same % are messed up. It’s like having kids is this new fashion so people have them and carry them around like dolls. There is no real sense of family values, or community values, or any of those things that children need to truly thrive. This is certainly no place where I would raise a child.

And as a woman I’m going to say nothing is more sad than the “alternative” Berlin women when they get older- made so many bad choices, selecting so many men completely inappropriate to be long-term partners, who knows how many STDs or abortions they’ve had over the years, had pointless open relationships and casual sex, ruining themselves mentally and emotionally. All of this stuff seems fun and consequence free when you are 23, but it catches up to you hard and fast as you enter your 30s. The men are hardly any less pathetic when they age- so many mentally, emotionally dysfunctional passive aggressive men with mommy issues, in their 30s, thinking they are still young when they are approaching middle age, drinking club mate and walking around with this fearful but angry look in their eyes.

In short - Berlin will give you a fear years of decadent fun, escapism, in exchange for a broken mind and broken soul. I think there are some exceptions, maybe some German people who live in the outskirts of Berlin are okay, but in general this is a place to stay away from.

Just my thoughts. And yes I am planning to leave by summer.
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  Anonymous wrote:

A man in his 30's is still young. Hell, I've seen men in their 40's who look great. Age is just a number.

But other than that, your comment is spot-on.

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  Anonymous wrote:

You nailed it.

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  Anonymous wrote:

OP here - I never said 30s was old. I said it's not the same thing as being in your early 20s. After a certain age, like maybe at 33, you should consider growing up/evolving a bit. Which many in Berlin don't do. And only a minority of men actually look great in their 40s, and even if they do, so what? They are still in their 40s and shouldn't be acting 25 years old. It just becomes pathetic.

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  Anonymous wrote:

Peter Thiel once wrote that Europe is a place that harbors the spirit of "indefinite pessimism". He described it as "The world is going to hell in a hand basket, so we might as well as drink and be merry", which he expands by writing "“Tech slowdown,” doesn’t even begin to describe the lack of major innovations coming out of Europe, because few Europeans view the world as a place to be made one’s own. This is reflected in the importance of constant vacation to Europeans, even those of more productive countries "

Having lived in the UK, Spain, and Poland, I found the above statements to be a bit drastic. Yes, life is slower in those place than in the US, people are not as found of progress or technology, but the difference is not that extreme.

Then I came to Berlin. Oh. My. God. It is Thiel's summary distilled into one place, a few million people, which could feel better if humanity crawled under a rock, drank some cheap lager, and died. Living here perfectly illustrates Thiel's points: people here don't think they can affect the world around, so hey, lets just drink, piss, and poop everywhere. Nobody works, if they do - it's minijobs. Everybody blames X for everything bad, where X is refugees, poles, americans, the french, etc.

Oh, and to the obvious local that asks "is it ok to hate Germans?" - no. And everyone that posted here will promptly stop doing so as soon as they leave this place. Except the locals, that will continue hating everyone else. I've heard Germans poop on my country (US) hundreds of times since I came here, all of them apparently being experts on US culture and politics because they spent 2 weeks in NYC a few years ago. The worst thing is when they speak German and just go all out on being rude and even mention how stupid Americans are because they can't understand German and how it is that they poop on America and that stupid American won't even understand. Then I tell them, in German, the I understand everything perfectly and they go white as a chalkboard and their "superior" brains are not able to think of anything to say.

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  Anonymous wrote:

Berlin is the epitome of everything that is wrong with postmodernism. Spend some time here and you'll come to hate people, hate cities and want to live in a cave somewhere. This city will show you the true ugliness of humanity, as ugliness here is not concealed. People in fact indulge and worship the ugliness, thinking it is "cool" or "edgy", to be a psychopath. The banal waste of postmodernism here is touted as "freedom", but it is not freedom- it is just vacuous hollowness.Berlin will show you everything that is wrong with the psyche of Western civilisation. There is a rot in Western civilisation, where people have no soul, and you can see and smell the rot most closely in Berlin.

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  Anonymous wrote:

Good post.The peak of everything that is wrong with postmodernism can be found in berliner universities, in the humanities departments. Some seminars look more like sects, where people quote foucault without having any consistent knowledge of history, and with no desire and curiosity to learn more about it. Dull faces approve each other and any different opinions are being labeled as right, spiessig, conformist. The part of the staff which doesn't encourage this views, is most of the time passive and does not speak up.

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  Anonymous wrote:

This was a really good post

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  Anonymous wrote:

Oh m god, you took the words right out of my mouth, thank you.

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  BowWowWow wrote:

Anyone thinking of marrying a sexist, bigoted feminist here, have a look at this first, and remember, in Sweden it's even worse, if that's possible: www.youtube.com/watch

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  Anonymous wrote:

Marriage is indeed prostitution. A man offers a woman access to his ressources and expects sex in return.
A lot of men, however, are stuck in a legally binding friendzone, in a sexless marriage while her wife is free to satisfy her needs with other men.

In general, most modern women have little going on for them apart from their vag*na. And no, your stupid degree doesn't mean a thing to us men. It's virtues such as feminine behaviour, charm, honesty and kindness what men of high caliber want. But wait! There is plenty of desperate men who'll gladly marry an used-up woman and feel proud of it.

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