In another sign of national identity being erased, the city of Cologne in Germany is set to remove the symbol of its iconic cathedral tower from official material because it is too “old-fashioned.”
Cologne Cathedral, a designated World Heritage Site, is Germany’s most visited landmark and is the largest Gothic cathedral in Northern Europe.
But that hasn’t protected it from the ravages of progressivism.
City officials paid a consultancy firm to commission a “market analysis” into the logo, which found it to be “old-fashioned, bulky and emotionless.”
The city argued that the old design “does not do justice to the character of a livable, highly attractive metropolis in comparison to other European metropolises.”
The decision to ditch the logo from official letterheads, work clothes and other official signage has prompted a substantial outcry.
#Koeln u Bürgermeisterin Eine-Armlänge-Abstand-Reker streicht Kölner Dom aus dem Stadt-Logo weil „altbacken“. Niemand erobert unser Land. Wir selbst sind es, die unsere Kultur freiwillig ausradieren. Wir produzieren ein Vakuum, das andere dann gerne füllen. 🇹🇷 🇸🇦 #Schande pic.twitter.com/ucuisKAcFF
— Beatrix von Storch (@Beatrix_vStorch) March 28, 2022
“The mayor removes the Cologne Cathedral from the city logo because it is ‘old-fashioned.’ Nobody conquers our country. It is we ourselves who voluntarily erase our culture. We create a vacuum that others are happy to fill,” tweeted Alternative for Germany’s Beatrix von Storch, the deputy parliamentary leader of the party.
The president of the German-Hungarian Society, Gerhard Papke, compared the erasure of the cathedral to the treatment of Muslims in Cologne, who were recently given permission to broadcast the call to prayer.
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