Friday, September 03, 2010

German Tea

By Capt. Fogg

"All Jews share a particular gene, Basques share a certain gene that sets them apart,"

said Thilo Sarrazin, a board member at The Bundesbank, Germany's central bank, and a former finance minister of the city state of Berlin. It's remarkable how, after all this time and all this science, Right Wingers just can't get genetics and evolution right.

It's not the first time Sarrzin has put his shiny black hobnail Stiefel in his mouth or gave geneticists cause to groan. His book, Deutschland schafft sich ab, (Germany destroys itself) which just came out, contains many gems like:
"In every European country, due to their low participation in the labour market and high claim on state welfare benefits, Muslim migrants cost the state more than they generate in added economic value. In terms of culture and civilisation, their notions of society and values are a step backwards."

Sounds familiar to me, but perhaps that's only my special Jew gene talking. You know, the gene for remembering. Is he only stating the truth despite "political correctness" or is he just another one the Inglorious Basterds missed? Depends on how much tea you drink, I guess. Of course he doesn't exist in a vacuum and there are Germans who applaud his audacity, if you can call it that. There are even Thilo T-shirts available on line.

"I don't want my grandchildren and great-grandchildren to live in a mostly Muslim country where Turkish and Arabic are widely spoken, women wear headscarves and the day's rhythm is determined by the call of the muezzin."

I guess he won't be resettling in Detroit or the Borough of Queens, but even there, it's a long way from where we are to sullying the ethnic/religious purity of the Vaterland or good old USA either.
Germany of course was once a place where Jews once made great strides toward blending in socially, professionally and even religiously and we see where that got them. Its conceivable that Muslims might make the same effort to become echt Deutsch, but will they see it as being worth it with Schmutz Taschen ( if you'll pardon my calque) like Sarrazin roaming about the beer halls and board rooms? Perhaps certain Muslims of my acquaintance will re-examine their strongly held assertion that Germany wouldn't have done what they did when they did it, when the thought arises that they might be next. I doubt it though.

Of course it's not going to come to that. Germany learned a lesson Americans are still refusing even to do the homework for and Sarrazin will have to find other employment: politics, possibly. I wonder how good his English is.

(cross posted from The Swash Zone)

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  • I don't think Sarrazin is racist, I think he is stating the facts, at least on Muslim behavior. It's not only Germany that has a problem with this crowd, France, and the UK have had, and continue to have problems with these people because of their reluctance to assimilate. Even in the US we have had young men who were born in this country turn to this faith and become radicalized. Then of course when someone like Sarrazin points this out we worry more about offending the adherents of this intolerant faith than preserving the culture that existed before. Just as Jews have a right to exist in Israel, so to do the Germans in Germany, the French, the English, and the Americans without immigrants who neither respect nor desire to become a part of their new host country - developing their own backwards society alongside. If they don't like the West, they can go back from where they came.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:59 AM  

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