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    Merkel says German multiculturalism has failed

    Germany's attempt to create a multicultural society has "utterly failed," Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday, adding fuel to a debate over immigration and Islam polarizing her conservative camp.

    Speaking to a meeting of young members of her Christian Democrats (CDU), Merkel said allowing people of different cultural backgrounds to live side by side without integrating had not worked in a country that is home to some four million Muslims.
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    Re: Merkel says German multiculturalism has failed

    Once again my hatred for Europe and Europeans is justified, Europe created their own problems because they thought that people who immigrated from the East were just going be cheap laborers who would do the simple jobs and then leave. Turns out when the immigrated country is alot better than the nation the said immigrant came from, they tend to stick around. Unfortunately for the immigrant, European societies will always regard them as the other. It also shows that the US as a whole is alot more immigrant friendly than people realize.
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    Re: Merkel says German multiculturalism has failed

    multiculturalism is a bad doctrine i hate the name for a start as it makes you sound like some kind of racist if you criticise it.The truth is the opposite is true your defining everyone from a certain contry or certain race religion whatever as all being the same.Culture isnt something set in stone it changes and adapts.Americans use to burn witches they dont anymore have they betrayed their culture?
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    Re: Merkel says German multiculturalism has failed

    Quote Originally Posted by chevydriver1123 View Post
    Once again my hatred for Europe and Europeans is justified, Europe created their own problems because they thought that people who immigrated from the East were just going be cheap laborers who would do the simple jobs and then leave. Turns out when the immigrated country is alot better than the nation the said immigrant came from, they tend to stick around. Unfortunately for the immigrant, European societies will always regard them as the other. It also shows that the US as a whole is alot more immigrant friendly than people realize.

    I don't see how Merkel's scare tactic to help her keep power in an ever-liberalising Germany is an offense worthy of hatred of all Europeans.

    In fact, I can't really think of anything that warrants hatred of all Europeans.

    That just sounds like base bigotry to me.

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    Re: Merkel says German multiculturalism has failed

    Quote Originally Posted by chevydriver1123 View Post
    Once again my hatred for Europe and Europeans is justified, Europe created their own problems because they thought that people who immigrated from the East were just going be cheap laborers who would do the simple jobs and then leave. Turns out when the immigrated country is alot better than the nation the said immigrant came from, they tend to stick around. Unfortunately for the immigrant, European societies will always regard them as the other. It also shows that the US as a whole is alot more immigrant friendly than people realize.
    I dont think anything you have put is untrue however to just hate all europeans is unfair.
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    Re: Merkel says German multiculturalism has failed

    Quote Originally Posted by Le Marteau View Post
    I don't see how Merkel's scare tactic to help her keep power in an ever-liberalising Germany is an offense worthy of hatred of all Europeans.

    In fact, I can't really think of anything that warrants hatred of all Europeans.

    That just sounds like base bigotry to me.
    The amount of bitching Europeans do about their immigration problems that THEY created is only one of many things that warrents my hatred towards them.
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    Re: Merkel says German multiculturalism has failed

    Quote Originally Posted by chevydriver1123 View Post
    The amount of bitching Europeans do about their immigration problems that THEY created is only one of many things that warrents my hatred towards them.
    But the immigration problem that America created for itself and then consitently whines about is of no consequence to you?

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    Re: Merkel says German multiculturalism has failed

    Quote Originally Posted by Le Marteau View Post
    But the immigration problem that America created for itself and then consitently whines about is of no consequence to you?
    Ours arent as black and white, Europe treats their immigrants as "the other" and the US (for the most part) does not. Immigration shouldve been at forefront after 9/11 but it was largely ignored until 2006 when the Republicans were going to loose power then it became the wedge issue and has been going back and forth since. Even today the entire issue isnt even addressed, its all just about kicking them out. You rarely hear anti-illegal immigration/legal immigration people mention the issues of the entitlement systems which are unconstitutional. Its just "We dont need more welfare leechs" when in fact the welfare system itself is to blame.
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    Re: Merkel says German multiculturalism has failed

    You can't *create* multiculturalism . . . it's not something you can *write* - it is something that happens on it's own - and you either foster it and encourage it to happen more or you make decisions that flush it away.

    But I can't really form an opinion, though - because the article goes into such little depth on the entire situation. It mentions what she said but doesn't do much more than that. After reading I'm still knowledgeless on what her actual opinion is - what do they think they've done to try to foster 'multiculturalism' - and how much do they really believe it's important?

    According to this:
    Merkel faces pressure from within her CDU to take a tougher line on immigrants who don't show a willingness to adapt to German society and her comments appeared intended to pacify her critics. . . . The debate over foreigners in Germany has shifted since former central banker Thilo Sarrazin published a book accusing Muslim immigrants of lowering the intelligence of German society.
    it seems that a lot of people don't *want* multiculturalism which leads to it being discouraged and flushed away rather than fostered and encouraged to grow.
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    Re: Merkel says German multiculturalism has failed

    The German chick is right.
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