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Angela Merkel: German multiculturalism has 'utterly failed'

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German chancellor Angela Merkel addresses young members of Christian Democratic Union party.

Chancellor’s assertion that onus is on new arrivals to do more to integrate into German society stirs anti-immigration debate.

The German chancellor, Angela Merkel, has courted growing anti-immigrant opinion in Germany by claiming the country’s attempts to create a multicultural society have “utterly failed”.

Speaking to a meeting of young members of her Christian Democratic Union party, Merkel said the idea of people from different cultural backgrounds living happily “side by side” did not work.

She said the onus was on immigrants to do more to integrate into German society.

“This [multicultural] approach has failed, utterly failed,” Merkel told the meeting in Potsdam, west of Berlin, yesterday.

Her remarks will stir a debate about immigration in a country which is home to around 4 million Muslims.

Last week, Horst Seehofer, the premier of Bavaria and a member of the Christian Social Union – part of Merkel’s ruling coalition – called for a halt to Turkish and Arabic immigration.

In the past, Merkel has tried to straddle both sides of the argument by talking tough on integration but also calling for an acceptance of mosques.

But she faces pressure from within the CDU to take a harder line on immigrants who show resistance to being integrated into German society.

Yesterday’s speech is widely seen as a lurch to the right designed to placate that element in her party.

Merkel said too little had been required of immigrants in the past and repeated her argument that they should learn German in order to cope in school and take advantage of opportunities in the labour market.

The row over foreigners in Germany has shifted since former central banker Thilo Sarrazin published a highly-controversial book in which he accused Muslim immigrants of lowering the intelligence of German society.

Sarrazin was censured for his views and dismissed from the Bundesbank, but his book proved popular and polls showed Germans were sympathetic with the thrust of his arguments.

One recent poll showed one-third of Germans believed the country was “overrun by foreigners”.

It also found 55% of Germans believed that Arabs are “unpleasant people”, compared with the 44% who held the opinion seven years ago.

In her speech, Merkel said the education of unemployed Germans should take priority over recruiting workers from abroad, while noting that Germany could not get by without skilled foreign workers.

The chancellor’s remarks appear to confirm a suspicion that she has sympathy with Sarrazin’s anti-immigrant rhetoric. On Friday, he declared: “Multiculturalism is dead”.

Other members of Merkel’s government disagree. In a weekend newspaper interview, her labour minister, Ursula von der Leyen (CDU), raised the possibility of lowering barriers to entry for some foreign workers in order to fight the lack of skilled workers in Europe’s largest economy.

“For a few years, more people have been leaving our country than entering it,” she told the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung.

“Wherever it is possible, we must lower the entry hurdles for those who bring the country forward.”

The German Chamber of Industry and Commerce (DIHK) has said Germany lacks about 400,000 skilled workers.

• This article was amended on 20 October 2010. The original sited Potsdam south of Berlin. This has been corrected.


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10 Responses to " Angela Merkel: German multiculturalism has 'utterly failed' "

  1. Gypsy Koenig says:

    I’m still waiting for my free submarines,following tradition set by the Jews i can easily put words in her mouth,maybe a bit more.

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  2. Baron Gifilte says:

    It’s true,there is another inspired by Jewish banalism.

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  3. Gypsy Koenig says:

    It’s fraud as well.

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  4. Baron Gifilte says:

    It just highlights the sort of crap their schools churn out.

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  5. Gypsy Koenig says:

    Looks to me that this Merkel person went to school in Soviet times.

    I blame Ronald for being a dumb-ass,their schools churned out a bunch of them too.

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  6. Baron Gifilte says:

    The name itself is an indicator of the communists,christian democrats,i ask you.

    An Oxymoron.

    It’s true they probbly descended from apes,they do insist others stand beneath them.

    Not killed enough people to equal their obvious status.

    Really though she should be sentenced for embezzelment.

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  7. Lebensborn Without Apology

    Germany lacks 400,000 workers. The solution to this problem obviously lies in the replacement birth rate.

    Will Germany serve as a replacement valve in the future for the surplus 30 million Chinese men who cannot find wives in their own nation?

    Nations across Europe are dying, for they have failed to maintain the replacement birth levels of their respective populations.

    Germany foolishly imagines that it can incubate Turkish and Muslim hatchlings in the national nest, and that somehow these “gastarbeiters” will become loyal to Germany, in the face of global “jihad.”

    Such reasoning is the equivalent of imagining a silk purse may be fashioned from a sow’s ear.

    The survival of Germany and all other Western nations hinges on the concepts of “blood and soil” and “Lebensborn.”

    Let us not be squeamish or wishy-washy in discussing the survival of the white race.

    Alien cultures cannot be integrated into the host nation, as their prime function as itinerant gypsies, is the destruction of the nation-state concept. They serve as unwitting third world corporate shock troops, who come at the behest of the international bankers.

    In the Eastern Hemisphere the battle cry of these “guest workers” is “jihad” and here in the Western Hemisphere, it is called “La Reconquista.”

    The making of children by “immigrants” is the modern face of war and conquest.

    Germany can continue to celebrate the Trojan Horse of “diversity” under the “politically correct multiculturalism” of the Bolsheviks, or it can acknowledge that its most sacred duty is the flowering and survival of the German people as a distinct national entity.

    Germany must provide economic incentives for Germans to have more children, NOT allow the tiger of unlimited immigration, to continue to feast on the leg of Germany, until its fangs strike a vital artery.

    What holds true for Germany, is also the formula of survival for all Western national cultures. Lebensborn is the concept of survival of a distinct people. It is the continuation of the individual nation-state concept.

    The Lebensborn concept may be compared to the heroic Chinese man who faced down a line of tanks–blocking their advance–during the Tiananmen Square Revolt of 1989. The tanks in this case being the steam roller of one world government, which seeks to impose vassalage over the individual nation-state to overlordship by the United Nations.

    Nations must follow their own manifest destinies and “just say ‘no’” to the phony storefront of the international bankers; the United Nations.

    All nations become human petting zoos for serfs and a “tangle of squabbling nationalities” under this United Nations paradigm of so-called “diversity,” for the formula of diversity is predicated on integration, which NEVER occurs.

    Blood and soil is what holds a nation together for its posterity. The fine wine of national culture becomes diluted by sewer water from the Third World, under the multicultural model.

    “Multiculturalism” is indeed a dead concept, for the only promise it delivers, is the destruction of the host nation, which is foolish enough to allow the guest worker to breed and allegedly “integrate,” as he in fact absorbs the host as a parasite.

    Any nation which adopts such a naive concept of geopolitical weltanschauung, only ensures that it will continue to allow annexation and conquest of its territory by the interloper to flourish.

    Germany has now realized that the social engineering experiment of these bankers, which forced Germany to adopt the “bird-free diet” of Alley Cats Anonymous, under a “multicultural” paradigm, has now come to its final conclusion. It was given fair currency in the market place of ideas, but proved to be counterfeit currency, like the fiat money of the international bankers.

    The law of the sea is predator and prey. Those who fail to reproduce their own kind, cannot depend on the charity of an alien race for the perpetuation of their species:

    “Go back to Boston! Go back to Plymouth Rock, Pilgrims! Get out! We are the future. You are old and tired. Go on. We have beaten you. Leave like beaten rats. You old white people. It is your duty to die. .. Through love of having children, we are going to take over.” –Augustin Cebeda, Brown Berets.

    Today all Western nations can proclaim as President John F. Kennedy once did. “We are all Berliners now.”

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  8. Thor H. Asgardson says:

    Error Noted:

    “The law of the sea is predator and prey. Those who fail to reproduce their own kind, cannot depend on the charity of an alien race for the perpetuation of their species:”

    The passage should have read: “The law of the sea is predator and prey. Those who fail to reproduce their own kind, cannot depend on the charity of an alien race for the perpetuation of their family tree:”

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  9. Asgardson says:

    “Germans may be ready to shed the sackcloth and ashes they have worn for 65 years and start looking out for Deutschland uber alles.”
    Patrick J. Buchanan

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  10. Crowbar says:

    … Germany lacks about 400,000 skilled workers.

    … Muslim immigrants […] lowering the intelligence of German society

    … must lower the entry hurdles for those who bring the country forward.

    Is it just me or did someone misunderstand something fundamentally?

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