‘Germany is going down’

From a German citizen, (via Irish Savant and commenter Flanders) read how the ‘refugee’ situation is worse than many people realize. Most of us know of the dire situation in Europe, especially Germany, but I believe many may still be unaware of the seriousness of the situation. And while this blog is obscure and the piece won’t likely get many views from this posting, someone just may re-post where it will garner more attention.

Please read it and re-post where possible.

The thought that came to my mind is that in a sense we are in greater danger of ignoring the problem, which is also present here: the influx of ‘refugees’ and others, about which we are given no say whatsoever, and the attempts to stifle and silence all dissent or criticism. How far are we from that scenario here? Europe is being subjected to a sudden shock with a great influx, in a smaller geographical area. That tends to get people’s attention. We, however, have been lulled into a sense of complacency; our country is so large, and we have become inured through long experience with immigration to having aliens introduced into our midst. Many Americans have been inoculated, you might say, against any sense of apprehension about it: after all, this was always a nation of immigrants, and we’ve always assimilated the newcomers. Give them time, and they’ll fit right in, and be as American as apple pie. We’ve heard others say that ‘oh, I have Moslem co-workers and they’re nice people’ or ‘My new Hindu neighbors are friendly’ or ‘Mexicans have lived here for centuries; they’re not as bad as people say’. We’re entirely too smug or too resigned, in some cases.

Maybe the sudden shock to Europe may produce a quicker reaction, as we here lull ourselves and each other to sleep. But let’s hope we also wake up.

4 thoughts on “‘Germany is going down’

  1. White Americans are rendered defenseless by their desire to think the best of everyone. I sometimes fall prey to this, myself.

    On the one hand, because I live in the DC Metro area, I run into a number of Muslims and find some of them to be quite pleasant. I recall sitting next to a young woman on a Metro train. She was wearing one of those awful rags on her head. The Metro was having one of its usual delays and I was running late for a live radio interview, so I was fidgeting and looking compulsively at my watch. She asked if I was all right, and I explained my problem. She then asked if I was “famous,” and we went on to have a perfectly nice talk. (I am not at all famous, by the way, but I have an obscure expertise that the media sometimes need someone to explain.) I was struck by her obvious compassion and her willingness to speak to a strange man, which cuts against the stereotype.

    However, I also run into Muslims who are obviously radicalized. I rode once with a cab driver who was engaged in animated conversation on his phone about a local imam to whom the cabbie was devoted. He said that the imam had survived nine shootings (!) and was a man to watch in the progress of jihad. The cabbie was just excited enough to have let his guard down in the presence of an infidel, which doesn’t often happen. I suspect that the number of more circumspect would-be terrorists around here is quite large.

    Most Americans, if they had encountered only a Muslim like the young lady on the train, would have taken this as proof that Muslims are normal folks who can be counted on to assimilate. This is what whites want to believe, even in the face of frequent outrages in San Bernardino and elsewhere. It’s excruciatingly hard to convince them that a substantial percentage of these nice folks want us dead. As you say, our country is just vast enough to support these illusions until it’s too late to do anything about our dispossession.

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    • CharlieK – Yes, sometimes just one good experience with some of the problem groups is enough to counteract many bad experiences, or even a terrorist attack. I think you’re right that we seem to want very much to think the best of people, and in saner times that could be a good trait. Not now, however; too much is at stake.
      It also seems to me that people now are more sentimental, that is I mean that they base their conceptions of people on emotional reactions: whether people smile or seem pleasant outwardly, rather than taking a more dispassionate approach to assessing people, individually or as a group. It seems our elders (think of WWII era) were not as prone to trust people so easily, or they were just more realistic.


  2. I find it strange that as these problems become ever more clear – even around the time of Brexit and now with the US election around the corner – there’s been no serious terror attack in the States or Europe to my knowledge, even though these so-called refugees continue to arrive throughout Europe and anti white sentiment is so prevalent in the West. Just a year ago it seemed like we couldn’t make it a month without a non white shooting or bombing a public place. Now, all is silent so it seems. Strange…

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  3. Nick – That is odd; I’ve noticed that too. Now as it seems that some big ‘events’ were warned of beforehand and the warnings ignored by those with power to stop them (think of the Tsarnaev family, or the Fort Hood psychiatrist Major Hasan) then maybe they are sort of forestalling any possible events until the election is over? I dislike being so cynical, but…?


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