Last week, I visited the Görlitzer Park (Berlin, Germany) to show you a small portion of the Berlin black market for cannabis. In this micro-documentation, you mainly hear me speaking about politics, corruption, and racism.
One thing I state is this:
"Ask whoever you want in this park, they’ll tell you that the big boss behind it all is a white man who has never been arrested because no one ever searched for him."
This, of course, is the kind of exaggeration that paints a picture about power and the way it's perceived at the last stop of society. In Berlin, we have two usual suspects when it comes to any kind of black market. The Abou-Chaker-clan and another family which name I was suggested to not write down for you, both Arabian families with huge power over all Berlin. Whatever way it may be, the main conclusion of almost everyone I spoke to in this park, that it's one white man who holds all the power in this game, is not that much of a stretch from the actual situation. I haven't done a polarizing short cut like that in a long time, in this case, however, I felt the passion to tell it exactly like those guys feel it is.
None of them was willing to talk in front of a camera. But I changed numbers with some of them and will meet some of them again to help them start their smoke.io blog. I would love to hear from their perspective and I am gonna go on annoying the crap out of them until their stories will be heard.
This clip is mentioned in my micro-documentary. "KIFFENDE BULLEN // SMOKING COPS" by Niksn.
with smoking cops, smoking cops
Every day was so relaxed,
seen the world through red eyes
a blunt in the hand
let those fuckers run, man"
In this micro documentary I show you the Görlitzer Park of Berlin, usually referred to as the Görli. It is one of Berlin’s hotspots for the Cannabis black market and it perfectly shows the problem with illegality and how the concept is used against us, the people. Almost everybody you’ll see in this short clip is illegal by status. They don’t even need to sell drugs to get arrested. Those people are what we call illegal immigrants. And they never really had a fair chance.
See this sculpture? Two years ago, rapper niksn hang this huge joint there as promotion for his song “kiffende Bullen” (smoking cops) I link it in my article on smoke.io.
Most men, and there are only men, selling at Görli come from North, East or West Africa. Additionally, there’s a small group of men from Arabian countries. The reason they are here is simply that they want to work and need money to survive, they are however not allowed to work in Germany. Most of them are trapped and selling something that is highly demanded – Marihuana. And it doesn’t stop. Sometimes police arrests some of the small dealers and sends them back to their home countries. That’s all. And why is that? Clap your hands for corruption! Ask whoever you want in this park, they’ll tell you that the big boss behind it all is a white man who has never been arrested because no one ever searched for him. Of course.
… Can I paint it that black and white, thou? Yes, I can. It’s actually that simple. I am white. I steal from black people. A lot of the resources we burn each day in the western part of the world, are actually theirs. The cobalt, the gold, the diamonds, the oil, you name it, they have it, we steal it. and as soon as they come here, trying to have a taste of what should be theirs, we immediately put a spell on them in terms of laws and call THEM illegal. It’s ridiculously bias and yes, it is that simple.
What you see in this park, is a farce, a stage play. People are being entertained by regular razzias where white police men chase black refugees, pick a few and punish them for trying to have only a taste of what we got from stealing from them. Nobody is ever going to really do something against the black market itself, neither can it easily be made legal. First, we need to find a solution for this one white guy whose money would be taken away, if Cannabis became legal. You have to be curious about this guy. Who could this powerful white dude possibly be?
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