Tuesday, October 19, 2010

So Germany finally is catching a clue....

Himself had a link to an article wherein German Chancellor Angela Merkel who says that multi-culturalism is a failure.  What are her problems with the immigrants into Germany? (they sound oddly familiar):  they don't speak the language of the country to which they emigrated; they don't adopt the social norms of the country to which they emigrated (ie, continuing practices such as forced marriage); they don't integrate into the social structure of their 'adopted' country, choosing instead to maintain their own enclaves (colonies) while taking advantage of the social system without adding anything to the economy of the country.

It's amazing that a German think tank also found out that these are not just a far-right attitudes but is also prevalent in the center of their society as well (they say to a 'worrying degree').  I think that it's interesting that the same immigration debate that has been going on for years, with many of the same issues, is finally being recognized in Europe (France has already taken action, Germany, it seems, is not far behind).  The main issue is what they are terming immigration without integration--the maintenance of parallel societies, like the muslim communities in France (where the French police dare not enter). 

I still call it colonization. 

If they re-contextualize their original paradigm, I think they will see that the term colonization is actually more accurate, especially in regards to muslim communities since a vast majority of muslims in various countries still would like to see Sharia law and possibly a worldwide caliphate (ht Andrew Bostom at Pajamas Media).  But muslim or not, any situation wherein a group refuses to assimilate will cause the same problems that the US, France, Germany (and like Britain is starting to experience) are having.  When you have colonies of outsiders setting up shop within your borders, sucking at the public teat, but giving nothing in return, there can be nothing but trouble, as other countries are starting to learn.

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