Thursday, May 5, 2016

The Return of the Reich

What a nightmare!

Also see Italy Goes Socialist for all things related and up-to-date:

"After welcoming a million refugees, Germany has second thoughts" by Rick Noack Washington Post  May 04, 2016

BERLIN — Less than a year ago, Germany opened its doors to refugees and seemed to shake off its image as a cold-hearted nation. 

More imagery and illusions, and jwhose imagery is being advanced there? 

Who is prejudiced against the German people anyway?

But calling it one of the most go-to places on Earth may have been a bit premature.

Recent polling suggests that Germans are now more opposed to immigrants and want their government to focus on their own problems.

How dare they?!!?

A GlobeScan poll, commissioned by the BBC, found that Germans are less likely to consider themselves ‘‘global citizens,’’ compared with people in other large countries. The survey examined 21 nations and unlike in Germany, more people in other countries identified themselves as global citizens than ever before.

And the pro-globalist, agenda-pushing pre$$ can't stand that!

Only one surveyed country was more inwardly focused than Germany: Russia.

(Poll of U.S. population not included)

When thousands of refugees arrived each day at Munich central station last summer, hundreds of Germans applauded the newcomers. Such extraordinary scenes, broadcast around the world, may have hidden another reality: A significant proportion of Germans never really warmed up to the idea of having become one of the main destinations for refugees.

Oh, the images broadcast by ma$$ media were distortions? 

Politicians were outraged when thousands of Germans started to protest their government’s pro-refugee policy. Many protesters said they didn’t believe their problems were being taken seriously enough by Germany’s chancellor, Angela Merkel. At first, such marches were widely condemned as right-wing extremist protests. But more recent surveys suggest that many Germans would agree with at least some of the criticisms being brought forward by the demonstrators.

About half of Germans do not approve of welcoming Syrian refugees, according to the most recent GlobeScan poll. In other European countries, such as Britain, which took in far fewer migrants, approval is much higher.

I can't imagine why they would feel that way.

Germans were also disproportionately opposed to intermarriage between different races or ethnicities. Only 34 percent of respondents totally approved of such marriages — whereas most other Western countries that were polled had approval rates above 80 percent.

What is interesting is Jews have a problem with that, too.

In many regards, German attitudes toward immigration, refugees, and intermarriage were most similar to those prevalent in Russia. It is a finding that may shock German politicians, who often criticize Russian attitudes and accuse its government of restricting civil rights.

This is called killing two birds with one stone to establish future enemies and grounds for rallying a war against 'em. It's Molotov–Ribbentrop all over again!

Multiple studies have found that it is mainly older and economically disadvantaged Germans who oppose more immigration and disapprove of welcoming refugees. Although another recent poll found that young Germans were mostly willing to support refugees in the country, the authors also noted they were much less rebellious than their parents.

Their parents searched for adventures, but young Germans are now much more interested in stability in life — presumably a consequence of the current chaos in the Middle East and elsewhere, the researchers said.

The numbers reflect an underlying struggle that has defined German politics for decades, but was rarely discussed amid the recent refugee influx: Many Germans think their country should act particularly humanitarian, given its war-time history. However, the country is often also obsessed with preserving its Christian roots and its current identity.

That's code for, you know.

Historically, Western Germany has pursued a different approach toward immigration than the United States, for instance. When Germans invited Turks as ‘‘guest workers’’ amid a labor shortage in the 1960s, few expected the migrants to stay. When it became apparent they would, Christian Democratic politicians, in particular, favored assimilation over multiculturalism. Refugees or migrants were expected to adopt the German way of living rather than being allowed to import their lifestyles.

That's a problem for a certain chosen people that feel they must remain separate.

The territory of the former East Germany, where most of the violence against refugees has recently been recorded, had nearly no Muslims during Soviet times. Few foreigners arrived in the two decades following the fall of the Berlin Wall: Many feared xenophobia or were scared by the lack of diversity in the region and opted to stay in the country’s west.

When Merkel allowed more than a million refugees to enter Germany last year, she may have failed to consider a crucial factor: Germans were less prepared for such an influx than it was often suggested.

Print ended there, and it looks like the German people were mislead by another regime.

She may have persuaded her party to embrace pro-refugee policies, but she lost the support of many voters, who turned toward more radical parties.

Less than a year later, one of the world’s seemingly most immigrant-friendly nations has become one of the most skeptical.


Related: Mein Kampf Money

What a racket.

"Central European countries resist new EU refugee quota proposal" by James McAuley Washington Post   May 05, 2016

PARIS — The European Union announced a plan Wednesday to deal with a flood of asylum seekers, requiring member states to accept certain numbers of them under a quota system and imposing steep fines if the countries do not. 

The Union is already fracturing over this issue and they are going to drive a $pike through it?

The much-anticipated plan is aimed at revamping Europe’s controversial regulations on handling the continent’s migrant crisis as nations struggle to cope with the largest number of displaced people since World War II.

Actually, there are more migrants worldwide now than then. It's a slight distortion that leaves you with the impression that things were worse then. Slight lesson in perception management is all.

European leaders have been desperately seeking a solution for months. In 2015 alone, more than 1 million people poured into the continent, most fleeing war and poverty in the Middle East and Africa.

Many of them are stranded in makeshift border camps, seeking to enter countries that are unlikely to admit them anytime soon. In northern Greece, more than 10,000 migrants and refugees are stranded at Idomeni, trying to enter the Balkans. In northern France, thousands are similarly stuck in a ramshackle camp called the “Jungle” on the English Channel, from where many make illicit attempts to reach Britain however they can.

Under the plan announced Wednesday, a quota system would require most of the European Union’s 28 member states to accept a certain number of migrants from Mediterranean front-line countries such as Greece and Italy, which were overwhelmed with migrant landfalls last year.

Unlike previous efforts, this proposal has teeth: Failure to comply with resettlement requirements triggers a penalty of about $287,000 per migrant.

Who will enforce it, how will they collect, and why aren't the patrols working?

For months, the idea of a quota system — scaled to a member state’s population and wealth — has divided Europe. It is favored by the European Commission, the EU executive body in Brussels, and Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany. But it is vehemently opposed by Central European leaders, many of whom have recently embraced anti-immigrant, and especially anti-Muslim, platforms.

And by most populations caught in economic downturns and sluggishness.

Wednesday’s threat of such high penalties has only served to fan the flames of these leaders’ opposition.

“I am somewhat unpleasantly surprised that the commission is returning to play a proposal upon which there is no agreement,” Lubomir Zaoralek, the Czech foreign minister, told reporters Wednesday afternoon.

“It sounds like an idea announced during April Fools’ Day,” Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski of Poland said.

“Regarding the fines proposed by the European Commission, it is blackmailing,” said Peter Szijjarto, Hungary’s foreign minister. “The quota concept is a dead-end street, and I would like to ask the commission not to run into this dead-end street anymore.”

Like the, you know, end of the rail line, camps.

As part of the announcement Wednesday in Brussels, European leaders also proposed visa-free travel for Turkish citizens in Europe, a controversial provision meant to reward Turkey for its assistance in accepting migrants sent back from Europe and, in general, in stabilizing a chaotic situation in the Mediterranean.

But many European leaders see the provision as appeasement of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey, whose government has come under fire for human rights abuses in recent months.

They were oddly neutral in WWII and unmentioned in my history texts.

For leaders in that camp, the EU has been too willing to sacrifice its humanitarian values for the sake of solving its domestic problems. Turkey seeks admittance to the bloc, and they worry that its assistance in the migrant crisis might allow the country to bypass certain standards.

In any case, Wednesday’s proposals are a long way from being enacted. The quota system, for instance, will require approval from the EU’s assembly and constituent capitals, which is likely to take months.

That's where the print ended, and one can only ask why the agenda-pushing spin and announcement with horns blaring for something that should have been a brief?

By then, the composition of the European Union itself could well look different. A British referendum on whether to remain in the union is scheduled for June 23, and, despite recent public intervention by President Obama, two polls this week suggest that the “leave” campaign could prevail.

I suspect not; they rigged the vote for Scottish independence, and if that couldn't pass....


Oh, we have tent cities, too, Americans!

Also see:

The Faces of Fascism in AmeriKa
The Second Face of Fascism in AmeriKa

Time for a cigarette.


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