Merkel says German multicultural society has failed

Attempts to build a multicultural society in Germany have “utterly failed”, Chancellor Angela Merkel says.

The German Chancellor, Angela Merkel: “lmmigrants should learn to speak German”

She said the so-called “multikulti” concept – where people would “live side-by-side” happily – did not work, and immigrants needed to do more to integrate – including learning German.

The comments come amid rising anti-immigration feeling in Germany.

A recent survey suggested more than 30% of people believed the country 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 its social benefits.

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Commentary By Jim Mc

The great Dr. Thomas Sowell offers his thoughts on German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s belated recognition, that in addition to being a prescription for social chaos; Multiculturalism is nothing but a devaluing, and a debasing of the indigenous culture. Why in the world shouldn’t the resident culture including its language and customs maintain a superior position to that of the emigres? For whatever reasons, they have abandoned their native land. So why hasn’t this act been construed to be an endorsement, rather than as a rejection of the culture of their hosts. Surely that endorsement was always understood, when America was identified as a mighty, “nation of immigrants”.

The bi-product of this multi-cultural fetishism is the diversity scam. The false thesis that cultural variance is intrinsically valuable.That different is somehow better. The bizarre notion that an organization which looks like the General Assembly of the U.N. is automatically better than one which, through the “assembly” of the most qualified, may end up looking more like the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. The only logical questions on the matter should be: Was the “organization” open to all applicants who met the fundamental requirements? Were the “members” chosen strictly on the basis of merit and their ability to adapt most effectively to the tasks to be placed before them? Yes, it is the “members” who should adapt to the “organization” as opposed to it adapting to them, often on bended knee.

The rules should be the same whether it involves assembling a work-force, a sports team, a goal-driven civic enterprise, or expanding the populace of a nation through immigration.

In the end Multiculturalism and its diversity off-shoot are nothing more than another systematic power grab by the Left. As such, and like all of their other efforts to seize power; it is distinctly anti-American. The America of our Founders, or forefathers or foremothers, and our Constitution cannot survive under these assaults,,,, and that’s precisely their goal: “To fundamentally transform America”. This as boldly threatened by the arrogant, “empty-suit” they chose as President.

The Cult of Multiculturalism by Thomas Sowell

This modern obsession has created problems so obvious that only the intelligentsia could fail to see them.

This modern obsession has created problems so obvious that only the intelligentsia could fail to see them.

Somebody eventually had to say it — and German chancellor Angela Merkel deserves credit for being the one who had the courage to say it out loud. Multiculturalism has “utterly failed.”

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