The #allesdichtmachen campaign made waves. It was consciously decided not to flank the videos with a “statement”, because then everyone would only have talked about the statement. But that doesn’t mean we have nothing to say. We also do not deny Corona or deny that the disease poses a risk and people die from it.
Rather, we are concerned with the corona policy, its communication and the public discourse that is currently being conducted. We criticize by means of satire and irony. If we are insulted and threatened for this in the most massive way, it is a sign that something has gotten out of balance here.
We also do not allow ourselves to be put in a corner with the right wing, conspiracy theorists and Reich citizens. The AfD also stands for everything we reject. If one does not dare to admonish things to be taken for granted because one is afraid of applause from the wrong side, then at best it shows that the discourse has got into a bad position.
Not everyone in this group is opposed to any kind of lockdown. Some do. but that is not the point. Nor do we claim that we know any better, nor that all measures are wrong. It’s not about viruses, numbers or curves. It’s about the way the state and citizens interact and the question of what kind of society we want to live in. The point is that criticism of the lockdown is a legitimate point of view that can be backed up with arguments and facts. It’s about looking at the damage that the Corona measures cause in many ways. The point is that children and young people are being cheated out of an important part of their lives. It’s about thinking outside the box. It is about a rhetoric of “we” and “togetherness” that is wrong for that reason alone, because obviously not “we all” are in it “together”, but to very different degrees: the gap between rich and poor is widening. In the end, it’s also about the well-known slogan: Leave no one behind.
We are with all those who have got caught between the fronts. The frightened, the insecure and intimidated and those who have fallen silent. We want to finally talk openly, respectfully and on an equal footing with one another.
This is not an official statement from all participants in the campaign. The group has no “head” and no common voice. The project was created collectively, the group is diverse, opinions also differ here. We can stand it and maintain civilized interaction. Anyone can speak in public, but only for themselves. Some of the group are shocked by the shit storm and have agreed on this statement. Others prefer to remain silent. Both are legitimate and okay.
By the way: If videos disappear from this site, it doesn’t necessarily mean that the people in question are distancing themselves. It can also mean that someone just feels unable to endure this shitstorm, or that family and children are threatened.