Schirmer vented that "almost daily the level of the polemic is being raised…Whether in Freital, Meissen, Freiberg, Hoyerswerda or Böhlen, in all these cities xenophobic attitudes have turned into violence. Out of the 202 attacks on shelters for refugees in the first half of 2015, 42 took place in Saxony. The state is, in the worst sense of the phrase, in a class of its own."
The journalist angrily noted that "the typical Saxonite of today is not a Kati Witt [Olympic figure skater], a Kurt Biedenkopf [a federal politician] or an Erich Kastner [author and poet]. He is represented by a pensioner, who hasn't reached retirement age, sipping bear in front of a tavern, and greeting passerby with the traditional Nazi salute."
"What's going on here?" Schirmer asks rhetorically. "This question was asked years ago, when the NPD [a far-right political party] managed to take 25 percent of the vote in Saxony's region of Switzerland. Or when Europe's largest neo-Nazi march took place in Dresden. And for months now, every Monday, the so-called 'Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamization of the West' (Pegida) continue to follow the calls of their convicted criminal fellow-Saxonite, who calls refugees nothing more than "stupid cows". Pegida continues to attract thousands. It is clear now that this movement is a Saxonite phenomenon in the first place."
In Schirmer's estimation, the pastor's "phrase sounded as if Rentzing was actually begging to separate from the rest of Germany, where people in their majority think very different [in regards to Pegida's activists]. Perhaps this is something that should been followed through with?"
The journalist noted that "then the many Saxonites who are ready to get along with the ideas of Pegida would no longer have to listen to moral reproaches from the rest of the country. Instead, 'true patriotism' could flourish between Bad Schandau and Niederwürschintz – that 'Saxony Pride', propagated for the last 25 years in local parliament by the long-reining Christian Democratic Union…And Premier Stanislaw Tillich could dismiss all accusations about his unwillingness to recognize the serious problem of right-wing extremism as an attempt to interfere in Saxony's internal affairs."
The journalist concluded by asking, rhetorically, whether a 'Säxit' would be unjust. "Shouldn't we recognize the merits of Saxony's people –the heroes of the peaceful revolution of 1989? Haven't they faced humiliation in the past 25 years? Perhaps they have. But when we met with arrogance, when humiliation turns to hatred, when the majority of decent people cannot reason with a heartless minority –which dominates the picture, then perhaps Saxony should just become its own country. I'm serious."