The situation in Russia is even talk of the town and has actually led to, that the World Championships in Athletics in Moscow Sports – even in media – is temporarily pushed into the background. That was hardly to be expected and enjoyable – taken alone, it does not have much.
Now it was not like the last great sporting event, which will take place in Russia. In less than 6 Months to find the XXII. Olympic Winter Games in Sochi place and it is sad, what to say to the IOC:
“As a sports organization, we can continue to work, that the discrimination against athletes without Games, Official, Spectators and media take place.” The IOC have “Commitments from the highest authorities in Russia, that this legislation will affect no one, who attended the games or taking part in”
What previously, or happened in Russia after the IOC does not matter, or what happens to those, the newly “only” live in Russia, and not coincidentally the play participates. Not matter to the IOC, however,, if a player has rainbow colored nails. I could imagine but already, that the IOC also has no problem, when a confused Russian pole-vaulter makes known their opinions to the public yet wirreren.
In my eyes, this reminds me a little of all of Berlin 1936 Hitler in Germany. And “And”, I know, that actually prohibits any comparison of a state with Hitler Germany, because no other state 6 Million people killed, but it had in Germany 36 and not.
But the time left aside are already similar characteristics to see.
There was a man in Germany, which could appoint himself under windy conditions democratic chancellor more or less, and a man of the left as windy by the President as head of government and then back. In both cases, had during the time of civil rights, To laugh at human rights and political oppositions little, and in both cases the law were degraded to second class citizens while these people qua. People, which subsequently have a certain bird-free status and its abuse are socially and legally recognized not really punished….
They may try in the sequence by means of the Olympic Games to the world stage as a great host and Cleaners in which to play the Olympics suddenly everything is okay – for at least this time. I make these things up to this point parallels fear. And I do not want, other parallels that emerge.
“No”, I am not directly affected, I'm not gay. But of course, I'm tranny, Drag, Queer. I also live in Germany, can visit CSD's and even raise rainbow flags without any reprisals and even wear. For all of this would be already arrested in Russia – and probably will. This is unacceptable for me, either, when meeting others and not me and even then not, if it happens in another country.
I think of the following sentences:
When they brought the Communists,
I did not say anything. I was not a communist.
When they brought the Social Democrats,
I did not say anything. I was not a social democrat.
When they brought the Jews,
I did not say anything. I was not a Jew.
When they brought me, there was no one who would be able to say something.
Russia clearly shows fascistic tendencies and I will not be at some point of, who said nothing.
So I'm doing on Saturday, the 31.08. my mouth, and check out the Enough is enough – Open your Mouth Demonstration on Kurfürstendamm to the Russian Embassy. However, in my rainbow outfit without the wings, for there is no CSD, It's not a party. It is a demonstration of! You MUST be colorful, one should see us and they MUST be loud but remarkably – and I mean no bass of trucks with advertising slogans but it, Lettering u.ä. And by the way, I believe and hope, they will.
I'm on 31.08. to 12:00 the Kurfürstendamm area Bleibtreu Strasse and I hope you, of you that just reads. Was also someone who has NOT said anything – whether it affects you or not just.
Btw. and just to be safe.
Of course I know, want that other countries even worse turn back the wheels of time and introduce even the death penalty. Russia, the largest country in the world, however, has a far greater “Role models” as it has for other countries, for example Uganda. Is both bad and I decided, to put more focus on Russia at the moment and NOT to say anything.