This is HUGE. The West is waking from it’s Leftwing multicultural slumber. Angela Merkel isn’t some obscure member of parliament from a small and insignificant European country speaking here. As prime minister of Germany, she is essentially leader of the European Union. We’ve been ahead of the curve by almost a decade on this one, gentle readers. We called it. And now the elites are beginning to come around, and for that I believe Geert Wilders takes the credit. But is it too late?
Merkel says German multicultural society has failed
Attempts to build a multicultural society in Germany have “utterly failed”, Chancellor Angela Merkel says. In a speech in Potsdam, she said the so-called “multikulti” concept – where people would “live side-by-side” happily – did not work. Mrs Merkel’s comments come amid recent outpourings of strong anti-immigrant feeling from mainstream politicians. A recent survey showed that more than 30% of Germans believed Germany was “overrun by foreigners”.
The study – by the Friedrich Ebert Foundation think-tank – also showed that roughly the same number thought that some 16 million of Germany’s immigrants or people with foreign origins had come to the country for the social benefits.
Mrs Merkel told a gathering of younger members of her conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party on Saturday that at “the beginning of the 60s our country called the foreign workers to come to Germany and now they live in our country… We kidded ourselves a while, we said: ‘They won’t stay, sometime they will be gone’, but this isn’t reality.
“And of course, the approach [to build] a multicultural [society] and to live side-by-side and to enjoy each other… has failed, utterly failed.” In her speech, the chancellor specifically referred to recent comments by German President Christian Wulff who said that Islam was “part of Germany” like Christianity and Judaism. While acknowledging that this was the case, Mrs Merkel stressed that immigrants living in Germany needed to do more to integrate, including learning to speak German. “Anyone who does not immediately speak German”, she said, “is not welcome”.
By speaking now, Mrs Merkel has now joined the increasingly hot debate on multiculturalism, coming down on the side of those who are uneasy about immigration, says the BBC’s correspondent in Berlin, Stephen Evans. Her comments come a week after she held talks with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in which the two leaders pledged to do more to improve the often poor integration record of Germany’s estimated 2.5 million-strong Turkish community.
Earlier this week, Horst Seehofer, the leader of the CDU’s Bavarian sister party, CSU, said about integration that it was “obvious that immigrants from different cultures like Turkey and Arab countries, all in all, find it harder”. “‘Multikulti’ is dead,” Mr Seehofer said.
Borders, language, culture (but not race). But is it too late? Can the inevitable be averted? Even if immigration from Muslim countries grinds to a standstill that would only slow the rate of Islamization because we still have Muslim fertility rates to deal with. What to do, what to do? The answer is integration and assimilation. No more apologizing for our traditions, culture and history. Embrace the familiar. No more multiculturalism. No more Leftist relativism. To immigrants– Westernize, or pack your bags and leave.