Sunday, October 17, 2010

The More Things Change...


"Germany's attempts to create a multi-cultural society in which people from various cultural backgrounds live together peacefully have failed, Chancellor Angela Merkel has said."

"'Multikulti', the concept that 'we are now living side by side and are happy about it," does not work, Merkel told a meeting of younger members of her conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party at Potsdam near Berlin."

Said Napoleon to his puppies. At least she's honest. I couldn't even begin to imagine a prominent American politician, celebrity, etc. saying something along these lines about the U.S. Mel Gibson notwithstanding.

And why does the Chancellor feel comfortable speaking thus? Some interesting poll numbers regarding German citizen sentiment from the same article...

"...more than one third (34.3 percent) of those surveyed believed Germany's 16 million immigrants or people with foreign origins came to the country for the social benefits."

"Around the same number (35.6 percent) think Germany is being 'over-run by foreigners' and more than one in 10 called for a 'Fuehrer' to run the country 'with a strong hand.'"

"More than half (58.4 percent) of the 2,411 people polled thought the around four million Muslims in Germany should have their religious practices 'significantly curbed.'"

Does this make anyone nervous? Yup...

"Jewish leaders in Germany meanwhile warned that German society and democracy were under threat from extremists."

They would know.


  1. Such are the multifarious perils of the welfare state.

    We are not immune.

  2. I could tell you stories about German born young people I met in Germany during my travels.

    They were able bodied and intelligent, but found it easier and more pleasant to live on welfare. Do you seriously think immigrants are immune to that temptation?

    The massive German welfare state will be their undoing (as will ours).

  3. Both the intelligence and susceptibility of the German people to extremist thought are well documented.

  4. What? Is this "susceptibility of the German people to extremist thought" an inherited characteristic?

    Are you channeling the ghost of Trofim Denisovich Lysenko and his theories regarding the inheritance of acquired characteristics?

    That said, does today's Euro-Socialism differ in any meaningful way from Nazi Socialism? All forms of Socialism lead to the same outcome and it is never pretty.

  5. Now you're just being silly.
    I enjoy observing and commenting on extremism in any form. I guess thats why I like you so much.

    oh, and "able-bodied?"

    thats just creepy.

  6. Silly? Not at all.

    Let's try this again...
    Does today's Euro-Socialism differ in any meaningful way from Nazi Socialism?

    I'm strictly referring to the macro-economic policies.

    When it comes to genocide, the USA advocates of abortion on demand are -- quantitatively speaking -- almost a full order of magnitude ahead of the Nazis. Qualitatively speaking, the unborn are even more innocent than the Jews.

    And no...
    None of these comparisons is intended in any way to attempt to diminish the horror of the Nazi holocaust.

    But, the so-called "Progressives" who started the American abortion on demand movement share a great deal in common the the Nazis (and, in their race based hatred, even found common cause with them).

  7. Lets try what again? The argument you're having with yourself?

    I found the Chancellor's comments and the poll results interesting and maybe a little concerning and there you go trying to shoehorn in your belief system. You really are a one trick pony.

  8. AJ,

    You hereby have a new nickname -- The In-artful Dodger.

    The problem you expose is not rooted in xenophobia (as your so-called "journalist" would have you believe). It is (obviously) rooted in the ills which are inherent in any welfare state.

    One reason the USA has historically better assimilated immigrants is our relative lack of a welfare state. Of course, as our own welfare state has grown, so too has the degree of assimilation diminished.

    The welfare state -- especially in Europe -- suckers immigrants into government dependency and -- quite deliberately -- creates ethnic ghettos.

    But, of course, you are far too well indoctrinated to even contemplate that POV.

  9. In-artful dodger. Thats rich. You are the corniest S.O.B., I love it. Thats right up there with "Lame Stream Media."

    I keep looking over my shoulder to see who you are talking too. But keep arguing with yourself though. It's entertaining.

    I know you are desperate to be heard, and I am glad I can provide a forum for you to continue to, what was it? Oh yeah, "waste your time."