FLASHBACK – Angela Merkel: German multiculturalism has ‘utterly failed’

Matthew Weaver – The Guardian Oct 17, 2010

Angela Merkel: the face of a psychopath? Click to enlarge

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 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.


9 responses to “FLASHBACK – Angela Merkel: German multiculturalism has ‘utterly failed’”

  1. Angela Merkel is an east german jewess, numpties claim she is hitlers daughter
    this is bullshit, same as the claims that hitler livng in Chile Argentine and Scotland.
    AS such Merkel must obey the jewbankers, anyone who tells the truth such as the 88 year old lady Ursula Haverbeck get locked up
    ( please google her )

  2. Orwellian Merkel: How Evil Twists Common Sense

    Thanks to George Orwell in his book 1984, we have these famous words:

    War Is Peace,
    Freedom Is Slavery,
    Ignorance Is Strength.

    And now thanks to Angela Merkel we can now add onto that list:

    Monoculturalism Is Multiculturalism.

    Ah yes, Orwellian Merkel’s definition of multiculturalism is for the “others” to become Germanized. So Merkel’s definition of multiculturalism is really about integrating, no, assimilating, other people with a different culture, language and social habits to become German!

    I think I have heard this before:

    “We are the Borg. Lower your shields and surrender your ships.
    We will add your biological and technological distinctiveness to our own. Your culture will adapt to service us.

    Resistance is futile.”

    or should I say as far as Merkel is concerned:

    “We are the Germans. Lower your beliefs and surrender your souls.
    We will add your biological and inferior distinctiveness to our own.
    Your culture will adapt to service us.

    Resistance is futile.”

    That’s right for Merkel, multiculturalism is all about German assimilation. So these proud and great Germans are not good enough to win over people to their culture with honest and wholesome deeds and “inclusiveness”. But Germans with all their proselytizing is all about finding really new slaves or should I say a new lower class of workers that will serve the elite German classes.

    Understand this every one!

    Multiculturalism is about more than ONE culture being included in society. IT IS NOT ABOUT ONE CULTURE ASSIMILATING ANOTHER! Germans have to change too! But Orwellian Merkel doesn’t see it that way.

    Hey Angela Merkel you want Germany to stay German. Then stop supporting the Americans creating mass movement of people. Or is it that you Germans are really looking for a more obedient class of slave labor to work in your factories while the rest of Germans can drink bier! [bier=beer in german]

    Hey any Germans out there? I always respected Germany and Germans a lot. Actually admired how you people did things 100 years ago. You made modern physics! Invented automobiles! You had the best schools in the world! What went wrong? You’ve become too much like Americans; ignorant, full of false pride, and shallow.


  3. Merkel opened the borders for third world immigrants violating german law and gets away with it.
    Germans having been brainwashed over the last 75 years are scared to be called Nazis when all they want is to uphold the law.Third world immigration after a while will create havoc and tons of crime in Germany. The clean and neat Germany will become a sewer resembling places in Africa and the Middle Eats.

  4. Germany is a classic case they shipped out all the jews and put the zio-criminals in the work camps, this stopped all insider dealing international currency raiding and theft stock and bond swindles and scheisting and guess what ? germany became wealthy
    but after the war the jews gota grip again, and the USA and UK only have to look at Germany, to see what the jews have in store for us, have we no church leaders community activists or politicians who will speak out ?
    all we had was jez turner and the bastards locked him up

  5. The general rule is: if you are not bribable and/or not to be blackmailed you are not allowed to have this kind of position like Mrs. Merkel has in Germany.

    Methinks, Mrs. Merkel has been bribed and blackmailed in the past by The Khazarian Mafia.

  6. @Hans Schneider

    I understand why you say what you do, but the rot in German really started many years ago, before this tidal wave of immigrants. I remember when I was little boy my grandfather used to tell me how thorough and competent the Germans were. A little story you will be interested in hearing, this is a true story.

    My grandfather was transferred to Dachau during the War when Italy changed sides. He escaped but was betrayed by a German and was caught by the SS and brought back to Dachau, and tortured. Weeks later (its really a long story but I will keep it short), he escaped again! I have never heard anyone escaping twice from Dachau, but he did and he walked all the way (only during the nights, some 600 kilometers!) including through the Alps back to what was back then Istria, Italy (now Croatia). He stole everything he needed, food, clothes everything, its an incredible story (a film should be made of it!). The Gestapo were waiting for him, but he hid in the rough bush lands around our ancestral home (now only a pile of rubble). He eventually waited them out.

    And you know what? My grandfather always said, even after how he was betrayed and tortured by the Germans, he said they were the MOST HONORABLE people in Europe! Can you believe that! I am telling you the God’s honest truth. I swear it. My grandfather for the rest of his life always told me that we Italians should learn all we can from the Germans, he would say, “I tedeschi sono forte, molto forte, e sono onorati non come i nostri maladetti politici” [clean translation: the Germans are great, very great, and honorable, not like our ***** politicians”.

    But as the years rolled on, my grandfather noticed a change in your people. He saw them as more sniveling and obsequious to the Americans. He would say that these are not the same Germans today like they were before the War. They are now followers when before the war they were leaders! My grandfather, even though having gone through everything he did with the Germans treating him so badly, RESPECTED them. But the old Germany not the one after the war. The Germany after the war is the Germany I see today, it just pontificates, the Chancellor of Germany acts and talks like a Pope.

    Germany’s problems Hans is not just about the immigrants. The German people have lost their pride! The German people have lost their honor! The German people have lost their self-belief in their ability to do great things. This is something that the Americans do to all Western nations, keeping them weak.

    I understand your anger Hans. But I disagree, respectfully, with your conclusions. For the degradation of Germany started with the end of Word War 2. My grandfather and all his generation would say the same thing about the Germans, they were the envy of many Italians. But not today. Nobody respects the Germans today, and not for all the years since the war.

    I don’t know how it is with you Hans, but I really do believe Europe has become weak and powerless all because we let the Americans control us. We need to become strong again! I want to see the Germany of old! I want to see the Italy of the Renaissance!

    I have never forgotten these words by my grandfather. I thought I’d share them with you.

  7. Is it so strange for Germans to expect assimilation into German culture while in Germany?
    Don’t all nations require some amount of assimilation, even if for mundane activities like driving and shopping. Muslim nations require a LOT of assimilation.
    Many Muslims in Europe have said loud and clear their goal is to turn Europe Islamic, through political parties, creeping sharia, funding from House of Saud (and maybe Soros!), rape, etc. Islam is far more monocultural than any nation in Europe.
    Note how now critical discussion of Islam is illegal in the UK (and elsewhere), but Muslims in and out of the mosque are allowed to promote Islamic supremacy, jihad, Islamic “schools”, and primitive sharia. The Euroglobalists want to destroy Euro culture to turn the EU into an amorphous mass, easier to control.

  8. @rogerroy

    Yes you are correct Roger (I hope that is ok)! But name one country in the world were they are the same as they were say 100 years ago, that had immigration all that time and didn’t change?

    You see, the problem is this. Take my country for example, Italy. Italy has had very little immigration, and now recently when we have immigrants like the Chinese, they are hated. Why? Well take a look at this video from some years back, Chinese Riot Milano 2012. Many people got hurt, but do you know why they were rioting? Because the Chinese were working more and earning more than the Italians. You see here in Italy, we still have an old culture where many stores close down during the afternoon. The Chinese like everywhere else in the world, they stay open. They also need the sidewalks (footpaths if your English) to move their wares from trucks to the store, and here in Italy that is a bit of a problem with 19th century urban designed cities. For these reasons and many others, the Chinese were vilified, and so some “enterprising” Italians went to the town councils to have this stopped. Anyway as you can see for these reasons, and for many others, the tension that was built up over the years exploded. As you can see in that video.

    Conclusion: Italians didn’t want to change. They have been static like the Germans for too many years, and they don’t like being outdone by the these “interlopers”.

    Germans are the same. They don’t want to except the immigrants that come to their country and their cultural ways.

    Another example here in Torino. If you go to watch a football game with Juventus (this is the number 1 team in Serie A football) you will find some enterprising Egyptians near the stadium selling falafels out of trucks. These trucks are not allowed to sell during business day hours, only during the night time, from about 7pm to 5am! And boy do they get business, even from me! But here is the catch, they are not allowed to sell during business day hours, why? Because the Italians around the stadium can’t compete with them. All of Italy has laws like this. These are racist laws! We have so many many problems here in Italy, but the biggest is the hypocrisy and economic shackling of our business laws. Competition doesn’t exist. That’s why Italy is slowly dying economically.

    So back to my point. Germany like Italy is very racist, they talk about being inclusive but are not. We in Italy, and the Germans have to change. We can’t just invite people into our country and then tell them, to not work the way they want, and that they have to be “like the rest of Italy or Germany”, hence my reference to the Borg!

    I am not denying that we in Europe too have a lot to blame for our own economic demise. I admit that. But to change, we first need to unshackle our economies.

    As for immigrants themselves, in the case of Italy, I think we have to say no more. We don’t even have jobs for ordinary Italians, and its time to stop immigration, and to start fixing Italy, like the Germans with Germany, within ourselves. I am not against immigrants, I am only against stupidity and economic dishonesty by our elites whom are too stupid, too corrupt and too selfish to fix the problems we have which I do believe are fixable.

    As I inferred in my earlier post, when you invite people into your country you have to also allow them to change you too! If you don’t like that, then don’t invite them. The Germans, and Italians, and French and Spanish, and most of Europe think they can stay the way they are and everyone that comes here has to take up the European way. Well if that is the case then, how where Italians created, or the French, or the Spanish? They were not around during the Roman Era! So you see, you can’t just say to people “change to our way”, you have to yield too. Otherwise there will never be growth, and you get what we have now. Stagnation.

    Yes, I know what you are thinking. I said earlier no more immigrants. Isn’t that ultimate stagnation? No. Because we can’t grow anymore in Italy. We have too many people. And its time to shrink our country. With automation and smart robotics, you don’t need as many people as before. We need better educated people, we need more economic activity but the last thing we need is more mouths to feed when we don’t have the financial and even economic resources to support the unemployed we have now.

    Merkel in reality only wanted a cheap unskilled labor force. Now she has them, but these people don’t want to be “Germanized”, like the Chinese in Italy don’t want to work like an Italian, they want to “earn money, to do business”! And so Merkel, like many Italians cast a bad word about the immigrants. Do some immigrants cause problems? Yes. But how many immigrants do you think are in the Italian Mafia?

    You get the point now!

  9. Blame the victims who are being forced from their homes instead of looking at the root cause. France, UK and the Americans are ethnically cleansing the middle east at the behest of Israel and sending them your way. Trillions are not enough they want to destroy your culture as well.

    75 years later and your women are still being raped. Utter the wrong word and go to jail. Once a proud nation has lost it’s testicles. Bottom line is do something about it or shut the F up.