The German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, stated over the weekend that multiculturalism in Germany has failed. The comments come amid rising anti-immigration feeling in Germany.
She told a group of young members of the CDU, of which she is a member, that “… of course, the approach [to build] a multicultural [society] and to live side-by-side and to enjoy each other… has failed, utterly failed.”
She stated that integration is a must and that immigrants need to learn to speak German.
Interesting that Germany seems to have seen the writing on the wall that unbridled immigration and failure to become a part of the country on the part of immigrants can lead disastrous results for the country.
Too bad America can’t see the writing on the wall… or border fence.
It is always nice to see the press corps, especially the “revered” golden news-collectors, can get away with pretty much saying anything they want. I doubt their views on world politics ever cloud their reporting so it is non-biased.
I recently had the pleasure of travelling last week to Europe on a business trip. Though it was a whirlwind tour of France and Germany over the course of a week to obtain new distributors for one of the products we manufacture (made in the USA!) I had a chance to take notice of several things.
One thing is the powerful influence of the American culture in France and Germany. Both in the cities of Lyon, France and Stuttgart Germany I noticed that American music has a strong influence outside the borders of the USA. Continue reading People are People Around the World