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Multiculturalism Has Failed In Germany? Time To Ditch The "Coexist" Bumper Sticker...

Permalink 10/17/10 13:28, by OGRE / (Jeff), Categories: Welcome, News, Background, In real life, On the web, Politics, Illegal Immigration, Financial Reform Legislation

It would seem, once again, that Europe is trying to give a signal of what's to come if America doesn't wise up.

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.

I have written about this before, of course not in reference to Germany, but the premise is the same.

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."

She added: "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."

Correspondents say Mrs Merkel faces pressure from within her CDU and its allies to take a tougher stance and require immigrants to do more to adapt to German society.

Earlier this week, Horst Seehofer, the leader of the CDU's Bavarian sister party, the CSU, said it was "obvious that immigrants from different cultures like Turkey and Arab countries, all in all, find it harder" to integrate.

"'Multikulti' is dead," Mr Seehofer said.

The entire premise of a "multicultural society" is flawed. Social structures, in order to function, require that the people comprising that structure have similar beliefs. A Society basically IS a culture. So, how can you have multiple cultures within one society? The answer is simple. Without one side caving to the other; you can't! This is what Germany is just now learning. The problem for Germany is that the German culture will soon be the minority culture, at which point things will change drastically.

The only way that some cultures can exist is by limited exposure to other dissimilar cultures. This is accomplished with borders. Borders are social constructs where two cultures (at some point) agree to keep their groups separate.

True Muslims can't assimilate in Germany, nor do they want to. For a Muslim to assimilate would be blasphemy. Living in Germany does not make one a German. Germany is finding this out a little too late.

Those who proclaim, "Can't we all just get along" obviously have no grasp on reality.

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Comment from: Hollie [Visitor]
HollieMerkel and Seehofer see a failure because they expected each culture to totally retain its unique identity. That would be nearly impossible as they now see. Once a physical border is crossed, the culture changes a little on the receiving side for both parties. It's not "multikulti" but more of a blending of the cultures into new hybrid cultures. The immigrants who come here may not exhibit that blend so much, but their offspring often do. People characterize the USA as a "melting pot" for this very reason.
10/19/10 @ 00:02
Comment from: OGRE / (Jeff) [Member] Email
Me and My Giant Dollar Store GlassesHollie:

You are missing the point.

The Germans know that there are going to be changes to the culture on both sides. The problem is that the Muslim immigrants are refusing to "melt" into the German culture. If the German culture continues to bend towards the Muslim culture; the traditional German culture will seize to exist.

The U.S. is less of a melting pot than you think. How do you think we have come to loose so many freedoms. As the traditional U.S. culture is "diluted" you begin to see the problems (failed ideas) from other cultures brought here.

The more people misunderstand the founding of this country, the worse it gets.

Germany is seeing the same problems, only at a much more accelerated rate.
10/22/10 @ 21:36
Comment from: Pip [Visitor] Email
The majority of Muslims are ignorant of the foundation of Islam and they would never know about it, unless they could learn about it! They will get that chance when they are told about it by Christian Apologists, like David Wood.It will take about 70 years for the old ignorant Muslims to die out and be replaced with educated Muslims. Just look at Afghanistan! The one thing they dread is EDUCATION and they want to keep their people ignorant!
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Check it out!
12/23/22 @ 11:56

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