An In Depth Discussion of The Democracy Satisfaction Study of The Friedrich Ebert Foundation

I looked into the study “Trust in Democracy” by the authors Roberto Heinrich and Jürgen Hofrichter of the Friedrich Ehrhard Foundation, a party-proxy foundation of the Social Democrats, to see where people are actually hurting and why satisfaction with how our government is run is so poor.

Trust in the media is plummeting to American levels. Only one in five thinks our parties are trustworthy although our constitution, unlike democratic constitutions, is designed to make us completely dependent on them and their leaders. The study asks participants about their suggestions to the problems and how they rank the conflicts of our time.

Link to the study:
http://www.fes.de/cgi-bin/gbv.cgi?id=15621&ty=pdf

Blonde’s (Rebecca Hargreave) video on the Harvard Study about immigration and social cohesion.

The Stuttgart Sword Murder in The Middle of The Street

A Syrian refugee, oops, cough, a Palestinian from Jordan hacked a man to death in the middle of the street. Many witnesses, including children, were present. It comes with a downside. Photos and video footage are circling the internet causing headaches in newsrooms and the halls of power. Is the current legal situation able to punish citizens who show the negative effects of left-wing policies? Should new legislation be introduced? The Federal Department of Justice are already working on it. The Coalition Treaty has a stronger iron fist against unpretty images already scheduled.

sources:
NY Times
Washington Post
Tichy
Dushan Wegner
Tweet of the State Department in Baden-Württemberg
statement of Justice Minister of the state of Baden-Württemberg
Deutschlandfunk on why they don’t want to report