German Chancellor Merkel says 'Multiculturalism has failed utterly'

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  1. maguire

    maguire LE Book Reviewer

    BBC News - Merkel says German multicultural society has failed

    ' "...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".'

    hmm...I'm not sure I would say Islam is 'part of Germany' any more than it's part of england. not historically, certainly, and only since quite recently if at all. wonder if our politicos will stick their head above the parapet in this way?
  2. Always Liked Frau Merkel.

  3. The Telegraph reports that 3 of our multicultural Members of The ords face suspension over expenses.Whoops.
  4. maguire

    maguire LE Book Reviewer

    two of them Labour and one cross-bencher. I am surprised. £125,000 in 'wrongfully claimed' expenses. I suppose you could make a mistake over an eighth of a million pounds like that. couldnt you?
  5. Strong words from Angela, but she being a politician makes me wonder what she's really saying. Could it be she believes this (I doubt it), is she falling in with public opinion (not highly recommended given the past record of public opinion in that country), is it a little arm wrestle with the President over who's the boss, or could it be yet another bashing of the current 'in crowd', the muslims? Methinks it's the latter she's engaging in. Given Germany's past record of bashing a minority, and lets face it they have been rather efficient at it (6 million if I recall), I would if I were Ms Merkel be careful about engaging brain before opening gob.

    Personally speaking I feel it wrong to blame multiculturalism for every ill in society. I understand and support Merkel's point on learning the language of the country you migrate too, but still, a far greater issue are the LL&N problems faced by the born and bred population. Now, I am not sure of the stats on literacy levels in Germany, but I can tell you that the figues in Australia are nothing to shout about, they should be a point of national shame, the main offenders, not migrants but white Australians! Ouch! Can multiculturalism be blamed for that....NO it can't.
  6. A multicultural society is a contradiction in terms; a society is not a collection of people who happen to live in the same place, it is a group of people working towards one or more common ends, those ends are its culture.

    Granted you can have sub cultures within the universal culture, however, everybody within a group has to agree on at least one thing to make that group a society.
  7. I agree. People speak of multiculturalism as if it is the new enlightenment. Firstly it is unlawful in UK. Secondly it is absurd. It is the belief and practice (Imposition) of a theory that all cultures within one land are of equal merit.

    Multiculturalists then break their own faith by supporting "Our way or no way" religions but condemning the BNP. Rationally if one culture (say that of the BNP) is excluded from the belief it has equal merit then multiculturalism has self evidently failed. Even though it was social engineering madness and unlawful from its odious outset.

    The Stephen Lawrence Inquiry has become like a holy scripture. Yet the truth is nearer that it was a racist murdered than it was a racist murder. Baroness Ros Howells (Advisor to Doreen Lawrence of Socialist Worker Party ?) is now a Labour peer rewarded for her work towards community cohesion (and for keeping quiet that the Lawrence INquiry police were cross case compromised and somehow avoiding investigating a number of pertinent lines of inquiry).

    For all those who quote the Lawrence Inquiry as if it had something rational to say. Would they prefer justice for Stephen Lawrence at a trial which reveals the motiove was not racist ? Or would they prefer the status quo in which he is denied justice so the myth of "Institutionalized Racism" can remain a handy whip for the multicultural experimentalists.
  8. "German Chancellor Merkel says 'Multiculturalism has failed utterly' .... Bears, shite, woods. .......... Pope, balcony ..... etc.,
  9. Fine saying it's failed, what does she do now, sign out the cattle trucks?
  10. You are clearly part of the problem with subversive and non-right-on views like that.
  11. multiculturalism was never going to work in germany, especially after the wall came down,all the guest workers recruited from ,turkey ,italy and greece, in the 60,s and 70,s, are now 3rd generation german citizens, prepared to work any where anytime,work that germans wouldnt touch in the 70,s was completed by foreign workers, now the foreigners have the jobs and the german people are pissed off, and now with all the immigrants from poland and other eastern european countries are just pulling the german economy down, 1 example Minden used to be a great little town on the weser, now it is over run with immigrants legal and illegal, with half the town a no go area after dark, germany is in a worse state than UK.
  12. Step one has got to be to prevent the problem from becoming any worse by imposing language requirements on new immigrants.

    By the way, we are currently looking for ways to save money. How much does providing for people who are living here but do not speak or write English cost us?
  13. Multiculturalism doesn't in Germany. Angela Merkel has said that migrants should do more to integrate including learning German and 30% of the German population think there are too many immigrants.
    The French have ditched the whole idea of multiculturalism.
    Kevin Rudd the ex Aussie PM said that immigrants were welcome in Oz provided they learned the language, integrated and respected the Australian culture.
    Here in England the majority of the English population (including many non-British who have integrated) think we're overrun with foreigners.

    Do I see a trend here? :frustrated:
  14. BiscuitsAB

    BiscuitsAB LE Moderator

    Fire up the Panzers turn south east at Austria and straight on to the Holy Lands.!

  15. The thing is we haven't got Multiculturalism, where by we take the best of all cultures and while celebrating their "diversity" (i hate that word)

    What we have is PolyCulturalism, whereby we allow different cultures to merely trasnplant themselves from their original homelands, into a western city with no intention of integration. We now have a society dictated to by minority intrests, that we have to bow down to in the name of Multiculturalism.

    The ony thing Multiculturalism has served to do is ghettoise the country, and this may be controversial but that was exactly what Enoch Powell was warning against in his "Rivers of blood" speach, a speach that was rooted in bitter experience during the partition of India
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