It might be coincident, but since Donald Trump’s victory, I noticed one alarming trend, people with extreme views are getting louder by day. Previously it was assumed that only Facebook is affected by this trend. Today, these people use LinkedIn as their platform to spread hatred.
One of the recent posts was published by Harrison Fries. According to his LinkedIn profile, Harrison represents Trump “Rapid Response Team” Task Force.
Usually, I experienced “communicating” only with the U.S. representatives who would share such extreme views.
But this time it was different. It looks like they are going international.
German laws are one of the toughest in the world in terms of hate speech. Volksverhetzung, in English “incitement of the masses”, “instigation of the people” (the official English translation of the German Criminal Code uses “incitement to hatred”), is a concept in German criminal law that refers to incitement to hatred against segments of the population and refers to calls for violent or arbitrary measures against them, including assaults against the human dignity of others by insulting, maliciously maligning, or defaming segments of the population.
However, it did not stop Volker to express his view in details. It might suggest that they feel it is safe for them to talk. I would think that if nothing is done, we have a good chance to repeat history.