Stadtluft macht frei

Stadtluft macht frei (city air makes you free) is a German saying describing a principle of law in the middle ages. If a serf managed to hide in a city for a year and a day he became free. He could no longer be reclaimed by his master and became bound to the city.

The feudalist of our time, the Nazi’s, made a famous mockery of the saying with their “Arbeit macht frei” which they used as a welcome greeting on their foreced labour  and extermination camps. The Nazi’s had no “hide to be free” rule to become a full fledged memember of the German Reich. On the contrary the demanded feudalist laws with expulsions and primary and secondary citizens in their program:

- Only members of the nation may be citizens of the State. Only those of German blood, whatever be their creed, may be members of the nation. Accordingly, no Jew may be a member of the nation.

- Non-citizens may live in Germany only as guests and must be subject to laws for aliens.

- The right to vote on the State’s government and legislation shall be enjoyed by the citizens of the State alone. We demand therefore that all official appointments, of whatever kind, whether in the Reich, in the states or in the smaller localities, shall be held by none but citizens.

-All non-German immigration must be prevented. We demand that all non-Germans who entered Germany after 2 August 1914 shall be required to leave the Reich forthwith.

The Nazi’s lost the war and the Germans left Norway. But did we get rid of the feudalist / Nazi (choose whatever suits you best) laws and principles? Apparently no: The Norwegians are making their country a feudalist / Nazi fortress requiring foreigners to apply for work permits thereby doing “social dumping” dumping foreigners from the norwegian market place.

It is fair to request a guest to leave if he does not behave. This means that a foreigner might rightfully  be forced to leave if caught in a serious crime. But what principles are behind requesting for permission to do honest working? What principles are behind using the apparatus of physical force and coercion denying people work? Well just start digging back in history via the Nazi’s to the darkest of the middle ages and you will find out.

Tips oss hvis dette innlegget er upassende

Filed under: on July 20, 2010 at 10:46 pm Comments Off

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.

Denne bloggen blir ikke forhåndsredigert av VG Nett. Bloggens eier står ansvarlig for alt innhold.
Ingenting varer evig og nå er vi dessverre ved veis ende. VGB er lagt ned og vil ikke komme tilbake.
VG Blogg var en tjeneste levert av VG Multimedia AS. Henvendelser rettes til: Magne Antonsen
Ansvarlig redaktør/Administrerende direktør: Torry Pedersen
Redaktør digitalt Espen Egil Hansen. Redaktør avis: Helje Solberg. Politisk redaktør Hanne Skartveit
Digital direktør: Jo Christian Oterhals. Sentralbord VG: 22 00 00 00