day 4 - one film that impresses you so much
Léon: The Professional and Pan's Labyrinth. Both movies made me cry really hard, they're unforgettable movies that move your heart. I've watched Léon like +5 times, can't get enough of it. And Pan's Labyrinth was deleted from the hard disk by my mother, thank you very much. I want to watch it again ;_;
Want to write about a video I've watched today. Özil got a Bambi Award for successfully integrating into the German Culture.
Actually, you can say: He got the award for being born in Germany, talking German NOT perfectly, and for playing in the German Football Team and scoring a goal against Turkey. That's it.
At the beginning of the video, that turkish girl, a news speaker for the shitty channel RTL II (and some other professions), talks about how she grew up as a turkish girl in a german community. It was really difficult for her to live between two cultures, because that poor girl was the only one in her class, who never got any chocolate in her shoes on St Nicholas Day (putting chocolate into kid's shoes on 6th December is normal here). And then her mom told her that Santa does not exist. That's so cruel, I'm almost starting to cry here.
But now, she's an integrated woman, who shows everyone her tits and gets chocolate in her stinky high heels. Everything is okay now, because she decided that Germany is her motherland.
Shall I tell you my story? I got chocolate every year, auntie was sneaking every night to our door to put them into our shoes. Sometimes it was mom's doing, despite being a muslim. I got Santa presents from neighbours, despite being a muslim, and we gathered in the attic with everyone of the 4 stories building and celebrated christmas. We, the little kids, despite being muslims, even acted some christmas stories or fairy tales by turning the stories into dialogues. It was a lot of fun, I will never ever forget this great time we had.
At Eastern, we painted eggs, rushed into the gardens to search for hidden sweets and went into the park to eat all them at a picnic. We're still Muslims, not integrated.
Of course people can't know about that, if we don't tell them that we once celebrated Christmas just for the lulz, but do we have to become celebrities until everyone noticed that we are indeed integrated? If Özil counts as that with so little effort (I don't count the football stuff), why can't we mark ourselves as integrated too?
Integration became a word that no one can explain now. Either your are integrated or you are not and it all depends on the viewer. And by integration, most people mix it up with assimilation, just like that bullshit talking turkish girl on the stage, which means that you completely give up your dignity and put on the cloak of the German cultural orientation, which is in fact just a shitton of mixed cultures from Italy, France, mostly USA, and god knows what.
What I'm trying to tell is: It's not the religion or the cultural background that takes away all the fun you can have in your childhood, it's just your parent's decision to not make a fool out of themselves by playing along with the crap every year. And it's certainly not a childhood trauma to not get any sweets when other kids do. AND...it shouldn't be one's goal to become "integrated" just to get some fucking chocolate. Maybe I'm taking her stupid speech to literally, but if she can't come up with something "serious" and I really doubt that she had any "serious" issues in her past, I'm not going to acknowledge anything she says.
I don't know why I'm getting so worked up over this. That woman just pisses me off.
I bet everyone in the hall didn't give a fuck about her lack of chocolates and shit. And what Özil said later on was more true, because he said: "Integration means to play a part in a greater whole, without losing your identity
. Intergration means respecting each other." and then follows a big grammar mistake in his speech. Becoming part of it without losing your identity is contradicting, because it just doesn't work here. Respect is what is most important and if people would respect each other's culture and tolerate it, something like intergration would become an unknown word.
aah, woman, don't fucking blow him kisses -.-