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Germany: ‘bad, very bad.’ Trump tweet.

France’s brainy new president, Emmanuel Macron, said it was too bad that Donald Trump was not part of the Enlightenment. Few Americans would have understood what he meant but Europeans certainly did.

The Enlightenment was the glorious epoch in the mid 1700 and 1800’s that gave birth to modern science, philosophy, reason, and literature. Among its notables were Voltaire, Rousseau, Kant, Diderot, Hume, and Adam Smith and Benjamin Franklin.

This was by far the most delicate criticism of Trump that one hears in Europe, where he is widely regarded with contempt and revulsion. As for Trump’s business-heavy cabinet, one immediately thinks of Oscar Wilde’s acid line about men who know the price of everything and the value of nothing.

Europe is in a rage over Trump’s rejection of the Paris Climate Accord, an act that also caused worldwide shock and dismay. It will please American coal miners, religious fundamentalists and those who share Trump’s view that it’s all a Red Chinese hoax.

Meanwhile, Trump’s adversarial relations with Europe have shaken the NATO alliance and changed Germany’s view of transatlantic relations. After last week’s testy NATO summit and Trump’s tweeted attacks on Germany, Chancellor Angela Merkel lashed out, ‘“The times in which we could completely depend on others are, to a certain extent, over.”

Merkel is a cautious, ultra-bland technocrat whose speeches are usually sleep-inducing. For her to drop such a bombshell shows how poor US-German relations have become. This fracture between Berlin and Washington has been a long time in coming but is still startling. Germans are fed up with being treated like vassals and, let us not forget, still semi-occupied by US armed forces.

Adding to the tensions, Trump has been hammering Europe’s NATO members over their skimpy contributions to the alliance and its arms programs. But here is another example of Trump’s poor understanding of world affairs.

NATO is not a business partnership. The alliance, founded in 1949, was designed to shore up war-battered Europe and form a united front against the very real threat of Soviet invasion. Today, the very successful NATO alliance, 70% funded by the US, remains the most concrete expression of America’s geopolitical domination of western Europe.

As the recently deceased thinker Zbigniew Brezezinski aptly put it to me, Europe provides strategic ‘stepping-stones’ to the expansion of US influence into Eurasia through NATO. The alliance is not an equal partnership, it’s the primary tool for enforcing US power in Europe.

Now that the Soviet Union is gone, there is no real military threat to Europe. A majority of Europe’s tax-payers don’t want to pay more to reinforce NATO. Or worse, see it become a sort of foreign legion for the US to use in its imperial ventures in the Mideast, Africa and West Asia.

Germany was dragooned by the US into sending troops to Afghanistan, but over the protests of most of its citizens and other Europeans. Canada faces a similar problem. As the late German defense minister, Franz Josef Strauss so colorfully put it, ‘we won’t be spear carriers for America’s atomic knights.’

I’ve witnessed a powerful up swell of nationalism in Germany, including growing pride in Germany’s soldiers during World War II. But every sign of pride in Germany is met by a torrent of media frenzy about the Nazis and their crimes. In this way, Germany is kept on the defensive and quiescent. But this may now be changing as Trump & Co lambastes Germany and Germans. It’s very dangerous, as history shows, to strong-arm Germans.

Trump even blasts German cars. He would better reserve his wrath for the manufacturers of America’s mediocre quality cars.

What really galls Trump about Europe is that it has too many Muslims. He actually accused Angel Merkel of ‘wrecking’ Europe because she allowed in Syrian refugees in a praiseworthy humanitarian act. Trump and his alt-right advisors are unlikely to know that 11% of Syrians are Christians of various sorts.

Neither Trump nor his advisors have much interest in or knowledge of Europe. America’s nativist religious voters, 80% of whom support with Trump, see Europe as a wicked, degenerate place filled with drinkers, sexual perverts and pacifists. Europeans laugh at church-going fundamentalist Americans as backwards, superstitious rustics.

Trump is wildly popular in Pittsburgh, as he noted last week, but to much of the rest of the planet he remains a symbol of flat-earth consciousness and the unlovely face of America.

(Republished from EricMargolis.com by permission of author or representative)
 
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  1. Germans are fed up with being treated like vassals and, let us not forget, still semi-occupied by US armed forces.

    Merkel has no problem with Germany being a US vassal, back in 2003 she wrote a grovelling letter to Bush II, apologizing for Schröder’s anti-American stance, and she would have supported the Iraq war if she had been in power back then. She isn’t a patriot, she merely opposes Trump because of his vaguely “nationalist” positions that threaten the globalist consensus. She’s totally fine with selling out German interests (that’s pretty much her main “achievement” anyway).

    I’ve witnessed a powerful up swell of nationalism in Germany, including growing pride in Germany’s soldiers during World War II.

    That’s only happening in your imagination.

    He actually accused Angel Merkel of ‘wrecking’ Europe because she allowed in Syrian refugees in a praiseworthy humanitarian act.

    You don’t have a clue about what’s going on in Germany. Merkel has signed Germany’s death warrant with her insane open borders policy (which continues to this day…and once she has won reelection in September, the floodgates will be opened for “family reunification”).

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    • Replies: @bossel
    Well, you don't seem to have much of "a clue about what’s going on in Germany", either. Borders are not that open & if what's going on in Germany is a death warrant, then it must be quite a weak society. There are currently some 17 m people with a migration background, a large majority of which (~ 12 m) from other European countries. If those 64 m Germans without a (more recent) migration background are overwhelmed by this, their culture can't be very strong.
    , @Diversity Heretic
    If Trump's actions can help wake Germans up and get them out of their perpetual Third Reich guilt wallowing, I hope he does something similar this week. There is absolutely no reason for Germany to have U.S. troops in any number on its territory. Germany should reconsider the entire "Atlantic orientation" and look to the East, including Russia, to improve its economy and geostrategic position.

    Oh, yes, and shut its gates to any further Muslim/African immivasion and find ways to start sending the immivaders back where they came from.

    Sadly, I don't see either course of action being pursued seriously.
    , @hyperbola
    Remember that Angela Merkel was a protoge of the arch Brit-zionist Lord Weidenfeld. She is a puppet that has been foisted off on Germans by racist, foreign sects. Germany is also being undermined by sect-controlled media (e.g. Axel Springer Verlag). Macron is more of the same foisted off on the French. Lets hope you are mistaken and Germans have the good sense to dump Merkel. Zionist puppets in both Germany and France is a guarantee for a disaster.
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  2. in Europe, where he is widely regarded with contempt and revulsion.

    Only by some in Europe. Globalist European elites and their supporters. Viktor Orban, for example, loves Trump. In general, I imagine, European right, the fastest growing segment there, has no problem with Trump.

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  3. Perhaps the most egregious mistake in this foolish essay is the insinuation that Macron, Merkel and their ilk are defenders of The Enlightenment. It’s leaders like Trump – not them – who protect modern life and the social structure so necessary for the preservation and continuation of the enlightenment’s progress and rewards.

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    • Replies: @bossel
    "More coal jobs"-Trump protecting modern life? Good one.
  4. France’s brainy new president, Emmanuel Macron, said it was too bad that Donald Trump was not part of the Enlightenment.

    Is he brainy because he wants to destroy the French working classes and replace them with shiftless and violent Muslims? Macron is a globalist whore and everyone except Margolis seems to see that.

    This was by far the most delicate criticism of Trump that one hears in Europe, where he is widely regarded with contempt and revulsion.

    I think the feeling’s mutual especially when it’s liberal losers like Theresa May, Macron and the disgusting Germanophobic pig Angela Merkel. All traitors to their race and nations. If they weren’t revolted by Trump then he’s doing something wrong.

    Trump and his alt-right advisors are unlikely to know that 11% of Syrians are Christians of various sorts.

    You mean advisors like Manhattan uber liberals Ivanka Trump, (((Jared Kushner))) and Goldman Sachs (((Gary Kohn)))? Steve Bannon, the only person who comes close to being alt-right, has seemingly fallen out of favor with Mr. MAGA and has been relegated to a minor role now that the election is over and Trump no longer needs Bannon for optics purposes.

    And the last I checked Germany isn’t letting in Christians fleeing ISIS; only Muslim hobgoblins to atone for their grievous error of being nationalistic during WWII and acting in their own interest to protect Germany and Europe from the Jewish Bolshevik scourge which has now shape shifted into globalist democracy and multiculturalism for thee (the white, Western world) but not for me (Israel). The Germans just need to decide how many women and young boys they will allow to be molested and raped by incoming religion of peace members until their debt has been paid up.

    But they now know that they must seek approval from the U.S and Jewish oligarchs before they get any funny ideas. We, the exceptional U.S. nation, acting on orders from AIPAC, ultimately decide how much sovereignty each nation is permitted*.
    *This does not apply to Israel whose actions or right to exist can never be questioned.

    I’ve witnessed a powerful up swell of nationalism in Germany, including growing pride in Germany’s soldiers during World War II. But every sign of pride in Germany is met by a torrent of media frenzy about the Nazis and their crimes.

    Uh-oh. A certain race of (((people))) might not like that. It time warps them back to 1933 and their bowels empty. If Germany ever breaks free of the guilt tripping and brainwashing we’ll be treated to lurid stories about “the German threat” and “the new Nazism” by our erstwhile mainstream journos. And it will give the U.S. another nations to endlessly scold and threaten with war and nuclear annihilation.

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    • Replies: @Avery
    {...replace them with shiftless and violent Muslims? Macron is a globalist whore and everyone except Margolis seems to see that.}

    Margolis is an ardent, unapologetic Islamophile.
    Understandable: his late wife was a Muslim.

    So everything Margolis writes has to be looked at through an Islamist prism.
    He knows and sees who and what the alleged 'brainy' new puppet is.
    But since the anti-French traitor is a globalist and an advocate for continued mass (Muslim) immigration into France, Mr. Margolis likes him.

    Nevertheless, French voters had an excellent chance to vote for a French patriot, Le Pen, but chose - 2 to 1 - to commit national suicide by electing a Globalist clone, freshly manufactured just for the occasion.

    Quel dommage.

    , @gustafus
    BINGO.... It's the guilt tripping and forced re education on Germans that caused the welcome arms for the enemy of their arch enemy.... JEWS.

    Jews still control the economy, banking and education of Germans.

    Germans thought they could enlist cheap help, over throw their masters ... regain public pride in their generous welfare towards the "needy".... and beat the Jews at their own game.

    this isn't just a theory.... GO THERE.... talk to Germans and Austrians... Hungarians... they all get it... they all understand the geo political game... and the stakes.

    Americans can't discuss this because FIRST we must address the ongoing punishment of all things Aryan... and the total occupation of that country by JEWS.

    IT's the JEWS>>>>> YES< it IS the Jews, Stupid
  5. @German_reader

    Germans are fed up with being treated like vassals and, let us not forget, still semi-occupied by US armed forces.
     
    Merkel has no problem with Germany being a US vassal, back in 2003 she wrote a grovelling letter to Bush II, apologizing for Schröder's anti-American stance, and she would have supported the Iraq war if she had been in power back then. She isn't a patriot, she merely opposes Trump because of his vaguely "nationalist" positions that threaten the globalist consensus. She's totally fine with selling out German interests (that's pretty much her main "achievement" anyway).

    I’ve witnessed a powerful up swell of nationalism in Germany, including growing pride in Germany’s soldiers during World War II.
     
    That's only happening in your imagination.

    He actually accused Angel Merkel of ‘wrecking’ Europe because she allowed in Syrian refugees in a praiseworthy humanitarian act.
     
    You don't have a clue about what's going on in Germany. Merkel has signed Germany's death warrant with her insane open borders policy (which continues to this day...and once she has won reelection in September, the floodgates will be opened for "family reunification").

    Well, you don’t seem to have much of “a clue about what’s going on in Germany”, either. Borders are not that open & if what’s going on in Germany is a death warrant, then it must be quite a weak society. There are currently some 17 m people with a migration background, a large majority of which (~ 12 m) from other European countries. If those 64 m Germans without a (more recent) migration background are overwhelmed by this, their culture can’t be very strong.

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    • Replies: @German_reader

    If those 64 m Germans without a (more recent) migration background are overwhelmed by this, their culture can’t be very strong.
     
    You're either an idiot or deliberately lying...the "Oh, how could 80 million be threatened by a million refugees?" argument is of course total nonsense because it omits the crucial fact that most of the invaders are young men, whereas the German population is greying and has one of the lowest birthrates in the world.
    And borders are still de facto open, the situation has only somewhat relaxed because Austria and several Balkans states closed the route through the Balkans...which Merkel opposed! And even under those conditions, 200 000 to 300 000 "refugees" a year are still coming. Meanwhile the numbers of "refugees" landing in Italy are already much higher than at the same time last year.
    It's also clear that under present conditions anybody who makes it to Germany can stay. Number of deportations of rejected asylum seekers this year (until end of April) was about 9000. That's nothing.
    Also, "family reunification" is set to escalate after the elections in September...even mainstream media report that several hundred thousand Syrians/Iraqis already have the "right" to bring their relatives to Germany or will be allowed to do so in 2018 when a temporary halt to this ends.
    , @cylindrical crown
    It is not the total number of Germans vs the total number of migrants that count. It is the total number of male Germans of military age vs the total number of male migrants of military age. Enlighten us with those numbers.
  6. @john cronk
    Perhaps the most egregious mistake in this foolish essay is the insinuation that Macron, Merkel and their ilk are defenders of The Enlightenment. It's leaders like Trump - not them - who protect modern life and the social structure so necessary for the preservation and continuation of the enlightenment's progress and rewards.

    “More coal jobs”-Trump protecting modern life? Good one.

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  7. @bossel
    Well, you don't seem to have much of "a clue about what’s going on in Germany", either. Borders are not that open & if what's going on in Germany is a death warrant, then it must be quite a weak society. There are currently some 17 m people with a migration background, a large majority of which (~ 12 m) from other European countries. If those 64 m Germans without a (more recent) migration background are overwhelmed by this, their culture can't be very strong.

    If those 64 m Germans without a (more recent) migration background are overwhelmed by this, their culture can’t be very strong.

    You’re either an idiot or deliberately lying…the “Oh, how could 80 million be threatened by a million refugees?” argument is of course total nonsense because it omits the crucial fact that most of the invaders are young men, whereas the German population is greying and has one of the lowest birthrates in the world.
    And borders are still de facto open, the situation has only somewhat relaxed because Austria and several Balkans states closed the route through the Balkans…which Merkel opposed! And even under those conditions, 200 000 to 300 000 “refugees” a year are still coming. Meanwhile the numbers of “refugees” landing in Italy are already much higher than at the same time last year.
    It’s also clear that under present conditions anybody who makes it to Germany can stay. Number of deportations of rejected asylum seekers this year (until end of April) was about 9000. That’s nothing.
    Also, “family reunification” is set to escalate after the elections in September…even mainstream media report that several hundred thousand Syrians/Iraqis already have the “right” to bring their relatives to Germany or will be allowed to do so in 2018 when a temporary halt to this ends.

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    • Replies: @Mao Cheng Ji

    You’re either an idiot or deliberately lying…the “Oh, how could 80 million be threatened by a million refugees?” argument is of course total nonsense because it omits the crucial fact that most of the invaders are young men, whereas the German population is greying and has one of the lowest birthrates in the world.
     
    This sounds like the pro-migrant sort of rhetoric to me.

    I thought bossel had a good point. They might be young (is it true that most of them are men?), but they are probably the least powerful segment of the population. All you need to do is to assimilate them. Just like Turks before them. That might require a significant effort, but it seems doable. Now, the concern seems to be that instead they will assimilate the Boches, but that's not really the likely outcome, is it?

    , @KenH
    And many of these "relatives" won't be blood relatives at all. You'll have lots of Muslims becoming entrepreneurial and charging their fellow Muslims who wish to enter Germany a certain price to vouch as a family member. Already fake identification papers are a serious problem and in many cases the German and authorities of other nations have no idea who most of these people really are.

    Say hello to thousands of ISIS fighters and more terrorist attacks in Germany. And the Germans will keep voting for leaders like Merkel who seem hell bent on destroying her own country and forcing Germans to live as hated, despised and persecuted dhimmi.

  8. In summation:

    1) Americans are bad and stupid for noticing that Europe has become a degenerate and deracinated cesspool of lowlife lefties and brown barbarians.

    2) Europeans laugh at us dumb hick Christians for resisting the same fate, and we are twice as awful for not giving a shite what Europeans think of us.

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    • Replies: @Felix Krull

    Europeans laugh at us dumb hick Christians for resisting the same fate.
     
    No, we despair of you for NOT resisting. America is 63% white, Europe +90%.

    Few Americans know anything about Europe, except a bit about Britain. These days, it's Americans that are soft on barbarian invasions, and Trump isn't doing anything to stop it. If Marine le Pen fails it is a setback, but the Front National will carry the baton onwards. Same thing in every other European country.

    If Trump turns out to be a stealth globalist, what's plan B for America?

  9. @German_reader

    Germans are fed up with being treated like vassals and, let us not forget, still semi-occupied by US armed forces.
     
    Merkel has no problem with Germany being a US vassal, back in 2003 she wrote a grovelling letter to Bush II, apologizing for Schröder's anti-American stance, and she would have supported the Iraq war if she had been in power back then. She isn't a patriot, she merely opposes Trump because of his vaguely "nationalist" positions that threaten the globalist consensus. She's totally fine with selling out German interests (that's pretty much her main "achievement" anyway).

    I’ve witnessed a powerful up swell of nationalism in Germany, including growing pride in Germany’s soldiers during World War II.
     
    That's only happening in your imagination.

    He actually accused Angel Merkel of ‘wrecking’ Europe because she allowed in Syrian refugees in a praiseworthy humanitarian act.
     
    You don't have a clue about what's going on in Germany. Merkel has signed Germany's death warrant with her insane open borders policy (which continues to this day...and once she has won reelection in September, the floodgates will be opened for "family reunification").

    If Trump’s actions can help wake Germans up and get them out of their perpetual Third Reich guilt wallowing, I hope he does something similar this week. There is absolutely no reason for Germany to have U.S. troops in any number on its territory. Germany should reconsider the entire “Atlantic orientation” and look to the East, including Russia, to improve its economy and geostrategic position.

    Oh, yes, and shut its gates to any further Muslim/African immivasion and find ways to start sending the immivaders back where they came from.

    Sadly, I don’t see either course of action being pursued seriously.

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    • Replies: @German_reader

    If Trump’s actions can help wake Germans up and get them out of their perpetual Third Reich guilt wallowing, I hope he does something similar this week.
     
    I'm afraid it will have the opposite effect and actually strengthen Merkel's position. All that talk by the mainstream media about Merkel now being the "real" leader of the free world is of course utterly delusional...but a lot of people might unfortunately believe it.
    I agree with your other points, but sadly I don't have much hope for positive change.
  10. Accuses Trump of lacking knowledge in international affairs, suggests NATO is good for USA. I enjoy smoking weed. I would like a hit of this authors stash.

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  11. @Diversity Heretic
    If Trump's actions can help wake Germans up and get them out of their perpetual Third Reich guilt wallowing, I hope he does something similar this week. There is absolutely no reason for Germany to have U.S. troops in any number on its territory. Germany should reconsider the entire "Atlantic orientation" and look to the East, including Russia, to improve its economy and geostrategic position.

    Oh, yes, and shut its gates to any further Muslim/African immivasion and find ways to start sending the immivaders back where they came from.

    Sadly, I don't see either course of action being pursued seriously.

    If Trump’s actions can help wake Germans up and get them out of their perpetual Third Reich guilt wallowing, I hope he does something similar this week.

    I’m afraid it will have the opposite effect and actually strengthen Merkel’s position. All that talk by the mainstream media about Merkel now being the “real” leader of the free world is of course utterly delusional…but a lot of people might unfortunately believe it.
    I agree with your other points, but sadly I don’t have much hope for positive change.

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  12. @German_reader

    If those 64 m Germans without a (more recent) migration background are overwhelmed by this, their culture can’t be very strong.
     
    You're either an idiot or deliberately lying...the "Oh, how could 80 million be threatened by a million refugees?" argument is of course total nonsense because it omits the crucial fact that most of the invaders are young men, whereas the German population is greying and has one of the lowest birthrates in the world.
    And borders are still de facto open, the situation has only somewhat relaxed because Austria and several Balkans states closed the route through the Balkans...which Merkel opposed! And even under those conditions, 200 000 to 300 000 "refugees" a year are still coming. Meanwhile the numbers of "refugees" landing in Italy are already much higher than at the same time last year.
    It's also clear that under present conditions anybody who makes it to Germany can stay. Number of deportations of rejected asylum seekers this year (until end of April) was about 9000. That's nothing.
    Also, "family reunification" is set to escalate after the elections in September...even mainstream media report that several hundred thousand Syrians/Iraqis already have the "right" to bring their relatives to Germany or will be allowed to do so in 2018 when a temporary halt to this ends.

    You’re either an idiot or deliberately lying…the “Oh, how could 80 million be threatened by a million refugees?” argument is of course total nonsense because it omits the crucial fact that most of the invaders are young men, whereas the German population is greying and has one of the lowest birthrates in the world.

    This sounds like the pro-migrant sort of rhetoric to me.

    I thought bossel had a good point. They might be young (is it true that most of them are men?), but they are probably the least powerful segment of the population. All you need to do is to assimilate them. Just like Turks before them. That might require a significant effort, but it seems doable. Now, the concern seems to be that instead they will assimilate the Boches, but that’s not really the likely outcome, is it?

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    • Replies: @German_reader

    All you need to do is to assimilate them. Just like Turks before them.
     
    That's an illusion, because:
    a) Turks aren't that well assimilated on the whole. It's not a total disaster, but a non-trivial part of them (including many with German citizenship) are living in a sort of parallel society and hold Turkish nationalist and/or somewhat Islamist views. Erdogan got 450 000 votes from Turks in Germany for his constitutional changes in the recent referendum (and that was after Erdogan had expressed deep contempt and hostility towards Germany several times). Education levels, rates of welfare dependency etc. are significantly worse on average for Turks than for ethnic Germans.
    b) The recent arrivals aren't comparable to Turks. For all its faults Turkey was at least a semi-modern society in the mid-20th century, in many ways much preferable to Arab countries, let alone places like Somalia or Afghanistan. Even today hardcore Islamist views are much rarer in Turkey than in many other parts of the Islamic world (e.g. iirc about 5% of Turks believe "apostates" deserve death - that's the majority view in Afghanistan/Pakistan! Also much higher support for such views among Sunni Arabs).
    The migrants Merkel let in (without any controls at all, so inevitably many criminals came) come from societies much more backwards than Turkey and so would be much harder to assimilate even under the best conditions. Most of them also lack any valuable skills...in fact a non-trivial part of them are more or less illiterates (and even if they are literate, they're not literate in the Latin alphabet, unlike Turks). There are no decent jobs for those people, a life of permanent welfare dependency (which, given the massive scale, will cripple Germany's welfare system) and crime is inevitable for many of them.

    And no, the danger isn't that they'll assimilate us...the danger is that Germany will end up like some greater version of Lebanon.

    , @anon
    "All you need to do is assimilate them".

    You are breathtakingly naïve. Muslims can NOT be "assimilated" in any meaningful sense, into any Western culture country. The Turks were never assimilated either. They exist in a parallel society to Germans in Germany.
  13. @Mao Cheng Ji

    You’re either an idiot or deliberately lying…the “Oh, how could 80 million be threatened by a million refugees?” argument is of course total nonsense because it omits the crucial fact that most of the invaders are young men, whereas the German population is greying and has one of the lowest birthrates in the world.
     
    This sounds like the pro-migrant sort of rhetoric to me.

    I thought bossel had a good point. They might be young (is it true that most of them are men?), but they are probably the least powerful segment of the population. All you need to do is to assimilate them. Just like Turks before them. That might require a significant effort, but it seems doable. Now, the concern seems to be that instead they will assimilate the Boches, but that's not really the likely outcome, is it?

    All you need to do is to assimilate them. Just like Turks before them.

    That’s an illusion, because:
    a) Turks aren’t that well assimilated on the whole. It’s not a total disaster, but a non-trivial part of them (including many with German citizenship) are living in a sort of parallel society and hold Turkish nationalist and/or somewhat Islamist views. Erdogan got 450 000 votes from Turks in Germany for his constitutional changes in the recent referendum (and that was after Erdogan had expressed deep contempt and hostility towards Germany several times). Education levels, rates of welfare dependency etc. are significantly worse on average for Turks than for ethnic Germans.
    b) The recent arrivals aren’t comparable to Turks. For all its faults Turkey was at least a semi-modern society in the mid-20th century, in many ways much preferable to Arab countries, let alone places like Somalia or Afghanistan. Even today hardcore Islamist views are much rarer in Turkey than in many other parts of the Islamic world (e.g. iirc about 5% of Turks believe “apostates” deserve death – that’s the majority view in Afghanistan/Pakistan! Also much higher support for such views among Sunni Arabs).
    The migrants Merkel let in (without any controls at all, so inevitably many criminals came) come from societies much more backwards than Turkey and so would be much harder to assimilate even under the best conditions. Most of them also lack any valuable skills…in fact a non-trivial part of them are more or less illiterates (and even if they are literate, they’re not literate in the Latin alphabet, unlike Turks). There are no decent jobs for those people, a life of permanent welfare dependency (which, given the massive scale, will cripple Germany’s welfare system) and crime is inevitable for many of them.

    And no, the danger isn’t that they’ll assimilate us…the danger is that Germany will end up like some greater version of Lebanon.

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    • Replies: @Fredrik
    I agree with you on most of this but I disagree with the Anglo view that Germany is worse off than certain other countries.

    I mean, visit the UK anytime and it's flooded by Africans and South Asians. The US is even fuller of Africans.
  14. @German_reader

    If those 64 m Germans without a (more recent) migration background are overwhelmed by this, their culture can’t be very strong.
     
    You're either an idiot or deliberately lying...the "Oh, how could 80 million be threatened by a million refugees?" argument is of course total nonsense because it omits the crucial fact that most of the invaders are young men, whereas the German population is greying and has one of the lowest birthrates in the world.
    And borders are still de facto open, the situation has only somewhat relaxed because Austria and several Balkans states closed the route through the Balkans...which Merkel opposed! And even under those conditions, 200 000 to 300 000 "refugees" a year are still coming. Meanwhile the numbers of "refugees" landing in Italy are already much higher than at the same time last year.
    It's also clear that under present conditions anybody who makes it to Germany can stay. Number of deportations of rejected asylum seekers this year (until end of April) was about 9000. That's nothing.
    Also, "family reunification" is set to escalate after the elections in September...even mainstream media report that several hundred thousand Syrians/Iraqis already have the "right" to bring their relatives to Germany or will be allowed to do so in 2018 when a temporary halt to this ends.

    And many of these “relatives” won’t be blood relatives at all. You’ll have lots of Muslims becoming entrepreneurial and charging their fellow Muslims who wish to enter Germany a certain price to vouch as a family member. Already fake identification papers are a serious problem and in many cases the German and authorities of other nations have no idea who most of these people really are.

    Say hello to thousands of ISIS fighters and more terrorist attacks in Germany. And the Germans will keep voting for leaders like Merkel who seem hell bent on destroying her own country and forcing Germans to live as hated, despised and persecuted dhimmi.

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    • Replies: @German_reader

    Already fake identification papers are a serious problem and in many cases the German and authorities of other nations have no idea who most of these people really are.
     
    Of course, at some point early in 2016 it was reported that about 70% of those arriving then came without identification papers (which in most cases means they had deliberately thrown them away).
    , @Miro23

    You’ll have lots of Muslims becoming entrepreneurial and charging their fellow Muslims who wish to enter Germany a certain price to vouch as a family member. Already fake identification papers are a serious problem and in many cases the German and authorities of other nations have no idea who most of these people really are.
     
    Similarly in Spain. Last week in S/E Spain (Murcia/Alicante) 100's of rental agents and town hall employees were arrested for issuing/accepting fake rental agreements to Moroccans giving them the right to become local residents (Empadronado) and invite family members from Morocco to join them in their fictitious apartments. Going rate for a fake rental agreement €300 per week.
  15. “Trump is wildly popular in Pittsburgh, as he noted last week, but to much of the rest of the planet he remains a symbol of flat-earth consciousness and the unlovely face of America.”

    Go Penguins!

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  16. @KenH
    And many of these "relatives" won't be blood relatives at all. You'll have lots of Muslims becoming entrepreneurial and charging their fellow Muslims who wish to enter Germany a certain price to vouch as a family member. Already fake identification papers are a serious problem and in many cases the German and authorities of other nations have no idea who most of these people really are.

    Say hello to thousands of ISIS fighters and more terrorist attacks in Germany. And the Germans will keep voting for leaders like Merkel who seem hell bent on destroying her own country and forcing Germans to live as hated, despised and persecuted dhimmi.

    Already fake identification papers are a serious problem and in many cases the German and authorities of other nations have no idea who most of these people really are.

    Of course, at some point early in 2016 it was reported that about 70% of those arriving then came without identification papers (which in most cases means they had deliberately thrown them away).

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  17. I get really tired of this “provincial, rustic American” slur. The US is close to 3 times as large as the EU-15 Just to pick cities on opposite sides of Europe, it is 1400 miles from Warsaw to Madrid. Los Angles to New York is 2400 miles. Miami FL to Portland Oregon is 3200 miles. We don’t need to travel to other nations. A day’s drive will bring different cultures and accents.

    As for the Germans, let them go their own way. The US and Germany have no historic ties. We would have been better off if no Germans had ever immigrated to the US. We should have let the Russians have all of Germany after the war.

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    ur truly starved for attention, Chris Mallory.
    the kid who thinks pulling boogers out of his nose to elicit the tittered disgust of his playmates = making friends.
    er sumthin' .

    get help.

    plus--

    if Protestants in USA were so terrific that they didn't need anybody else, why is their world such a devolved mess? why are white male Prots in USA such a load of emasculated bloated-belly shiny-pated knuckleheads?

  18. Yet more evidence that today’s Germany is quasi- totalitarian: http://diversitymachtfrei.blogspot.co.uk/2017/06/in-open-letter-wife-of-afd-member.html

    Mr President,

    With a beating heart and unspeakable rage I read in the Allgemeinen Zeitung this weekend that you branded Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) “really dangerous”. As a member of a democratic party and wife of AfD regional head Uwe Junge, I can no longer remain silent.

    I have had enough of being insulted by you and the likes of you because I am an AfD member. Citizens who want to visit AfD events are shoved and hit; AfD politicians are beaten up, their cars and houses are sprayed with paint, windows are smashed, their houses are even set on fire. The private addresses of AfD members are published and their children are isolated in school, intimidated and harassed. Publicans who make their premises available for AfD events are threatened and their property is damaged. It is not the AfD that is dangerous, but people like you, Mr. Hering. People who approve of or support such conduct, among them high representatives of the church and officials of the SPD [Socialist Party], the Greens, the Left and the trade unions.

    AfD members and voters do not set fire to cars, do not break jaws and do not damage property. We talk about what bothers us and what we want to do better. But there is never any violence from us.

    The arson attack on my car and our house as well as the attack on my husband only elicited a tired telephone call from you and your colleagues. What about taking a public position or discussing it in parliament? Nothing. The obligatory flowers sent to the hospital with well-wishes for my husband – none.

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    @Chris Mallory
    I get really tired of this "provincial, rustic American" slur. The US is close to 3 times as large as the EU-15 Just to pick cities on opposite sides of Europe, it is 1400 miles from Warsaw to Madrid. Los Angles to New York is 2400 miles. Miami FL to Portland Oregon is 3200 miles. We don't need to travel to other nations. A day's drive will bring different cultures and accents.

    As for the Germans, let them go their own way. The US and Germany have no historic ties. We would have been better off if no Germans had ever immigrated to the US. We should have let the Russians have all of Germany after the war.

    ur truly starved for attention, Chris Mallory.
    the kid who thinks pulling boogers out of his nose to elicit the tittered disgust of his playmates = making friends.
    er sumthin’ .

    get help.

    plus–

    if Protestants in USA were so terrific that they didn’t need anybody else, why is their world such a devolved mess? why are white male Prots in USA such a load of emasculated bloated-belly shiny-pated knuckleheads?

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    • Replies: @Chris Mallory
    Yawn. You really need to get a refund from your ESL instructor. Now run along, your mom is warming up your knock off Hot Pockets.
  20. I think I am not alone in wishing that the Germans would regain their national pride. What they have is not a healthy freedom from nationalist delusions; it’s just a sort of inverted nationalism, where, if they can’t be the best people in the world, they feel very strongly that they must be acknowledged as the worst and the most conscientious and repentant. That’s twisted and leads to all sorts of national pathologies, and the longer it goes on the bigger the explosion will be when this can no longer be contained.

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    What explosion? Wish you were right, but it is a laughable prospect.

    Neither Muslims nor anyone else needs to worry about the Germans. They do not have children, so the population of actual Germans will decline drastically and irreparably, even without further murder of Germans by Muslims.

    In other words, there won't be enough non-elderly Germans to supply troops for a meaningful military, or simply to fight in the streets and neighborhoods against the younger, more confident, more aggressive, and eventually more numerous muslims.

    One of my ancestral nations will be gone forever. It is inconceivable.
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    I hope Margolis is not trying to suggest that most of the Arabs from Syria let into Germany are Christians, because that is not true at all. By the way, there were three new Muslim terror attacks in England today. So yes, Trump is right. Europe DOES have too many Muslims.

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    @Mao Cheng Ji

    You’re either an idiot or deliberately lying…the “Oh, how could 80 million be threatened by a million refugees?” argument is of course total nonsense because it omits the crucial fact that most of the invaders are young men, whereas the German population is greying and has one of the lowest birthrates in the world.
     
    This sounds like the pro-migrant sort of rhetoric to me.

    I thought bossel had a good point. They might be young (is it true that most of them are men?), but they are probably the least powerful segment of the population. All you need to do is to assimilate them. Just like Turks before them. That might require a significant effort, but it seems doable. Now, the concern seems to be that instead they will assimilate the Boches, but that's not really the likely outcome, is it?

    “All you need to do is assimilate them”.

    You are breathtakingly naïve. Muslims can NOT be “assimilated” in any meaningful sense, into any Western culture country. The Turks were never assimilated either. They exist in a parallel society to Germans in Germany.

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    Muslims can NOT be “assimilated” in any meaningful sense, into any Western culture country.
     
    There are probably millions of well assimilated muslims (vaguely muslim currently, or with muslim background). I know some of them personally, French guys with muslim names. Not to mention a bunch of perfectly western Bosniaks. This disproves your thesis.
  23. It so happens Trump wanted favor the persecuted of the persecuted, Syrian Christians, but the left was outraged and so unelected leftist state judges overruled the President.

    Trump was America’s last, worst hope. With him gone, we’ve no hope at all.

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  24. This started out as a somewhat reasonable article until I saw:

    “What really galls Trump about Europe is that it has too many Muslims. He actually accused Angel Merkel of ‘wrecking’ Europe because she allowed in Syrian refugees in a praiseworthy humanitarian act.”

    As I’ve noted before…

    ERIC MARGOLIS’ MOTHER IS A MOHAMMEDAN! HE IS LITERALLY SPAWNED OF THE ENEMY!

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  25. @Gleimhart
    In summation:

    1) Americans are bad and stupid for noticing that Europe has become a degenerate and deracinated cesspool of lowlife lefties and brown barbarians.

    2) Europeans laugh at us dumb hick Christians for resisting the same fate, and we are twice as awful for not giving a shite what Europeans think of us.

    Europeans laugh at us dumb hick Christians for resisting the same fate.

    No, we despair of you for NOT resisting. America is 63% white, Europe +90%.

    Few Americans know anything about Europe, except a bit about Britain. These days, it’s Americans that are soft on barbarian invasions, and Trump isn’t doing anything to stop it. If Marine le Pen fails it is a setback, but the Front National will carry the baton onwards. Same thing in every other European country.

    If Trump turns out to be a stealth globalist, what’s plan B for America?

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  26. @KenH

    France’s brainy new president, Emmanuel Macron, said it was too bad that Donald Trump was not part of the Enlightenment.
     
    Is he brainy because he wants to destroy the French working classes and replace them with shiftless and violent Muslims? Macron is a globalist whore and everyone except Margolis seems to see that.

    This was by far the most delicate criticism of Trump that one hears in Europe, where he is widely regarded with contempt and revulsion.
     
    I think the feeling's mutual especially when it's liberal losers like Theresa May, Macron and the disgusting Germanophobic pig Angela Merkel. All traitors to their race and nations. If they weren't revolted by Trump then he's doing something wrong.

    Trump and his alt-right advisors are unlikely to know that 11% of Syrians are Christians of various sorts.
     
    You mean advisors like Manhattan uber liberals Ivanka Trump, (((Jared Kushner))) and Goldman Sachs (((Gary Kohn)))? Steve Bannon, the only person who comes close to being alt-right, has seemingly fallen out of favor with Mr. MAGA and has been relegated to a minor role now that the election is over and Trump no longer needs Bannon for optics purposes.

    And the last I checked Germany isn't letting in Christians fleeing ISIS; only Muslim hobgoblins to atone for their grievous error of being nationalistic during WWII and acting in their own interest to protect Germany and Europe from the Jewish Bolshevik scourge which has now shape shifted into globalist democracy and multiculturalism for thee (the white, Western world) but not for me (Israel). The Germans just need to decide how many women and young boys they will allow to be molested and raped by incoming religion of peace members until their debt has been paid up.

    But they now know that they must seek approval from the U.S and Jewish oligarchs before they get any funny ideas. We, the exceptional U.S. nation, acting on orders from AIPAC, ultimately decide how much sovereignty each nation is permitted*.
    *This does not apply to Israel whose actions or right to exist can never be questioned.


    I’ve witnessed a powerful up swell of nationalism in Germany, including growing pride in Germany’s soldiers during World War II. But every sign of pride in Germany is met by a torrent of media frenzy about the Nazis and their crimes.
     
    Uh-oh. A certain race of (((people))) might not like that. It time warps them back to 1933 and their bowels empty. If Germany ever breaks free of the guilt tripping and brainwashing we'll be treated to lurid stories about "the German threat" and "the new Nazism" by our erstwhile mainstream journos. And it will give the U.S. another nations to endlessly scold and threaten with war and nuclear annihilation.

    {…replace them with shiftless and violent Muslims? Macron is a globalist whore and everyone except Margolis seems to see that.}

    Margolis is an ardent, unapologetic Islamophile.
    Understandable: his late wife was a Muslim.

    So everything Margolis writes has to be looked at through an Islamist prism.
    He knows and sees who and what the alleged ‘brainy’ new puppet is.
    But since the anti-French traitor is a globalist and an advocate for continued mass (Muslim) immigration into France, Mr. Margolis likes him.

    Nevertheless, French voters had an excellent chance to vote for a French patriot, Le Pen, but chose – 2 to 1 – to commit national suicide by electing a Globalist clone, freshly manufactured just for the occasion.

    Quel dommage.

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  27. The sooner NATO, the EU and the mono-polar world orbiting the U.S. ends the sooner American can draw back from empire. Nothing could be better for the planet than this.

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  28. Merkel is far more interesting and dangerous than a “bland technocrat”.

    She is part red-diaper and part stooge (and allegedly female). The Globalist gang of Soros and Pals has clearly shifted to Germany (and now Macron in France, too– whom it seems to me likely stole the French election with their aid) to be their primary doers of Globalist dirty-work, and will serve as an occupied government in exile as long as Trumpism rules the United States.

    Merkel is also the most destructive world leader in the history of Earth. With Hillary the danger was an American war with Russia. Now the danger is an EU war with Russia, and perhaps in the not-so-distant future even an American one with France and Germany.

    From the presses of their permanent oddworld, where understanding is inverted for the purposes of propaganda and designed for destruction of national sovereignty and all things good and decent, Merkel is now praised as the “Leader of the Free World”. Merkel and Macron now will openly attack Trump at their encouragement in the hyperbolic, slanderous personal way in which these folks operate, and they will do whatever they can to stymie Trump along with attempts by any government that hopes to free itself from their aspiring Globalist tyranny.

    The nascent EU Army ultimately will be used to enforce European ethnic displacement on dissenters like Poland and Hungary and agitate the necessary war with Russia.

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  29. Germany is the most neurotic, crazed place on this planet, period.

    A country which has a street in every town or city of size named after Karl Marx : Karl Marx Strasse, fully aware that the teachings of this lunatic catalysted the murders of millions of innocent people.

    A country in which every single citizen, in compliance with the so-called “Meldepflicht”, must report their address upon moving to the local “Meldeamt” : Big Brother non-plus-ultra.

    A country in almost half of all children are born out of wedlock, and yet the fathers of these kids have no rights whatsoever, not even visitation, and these hapless men must pay child support for a child they may never see.

    A country in which a summons/court-order being served to someone who is unavailable, vacation, illness, whatever, is held at the local post office for thirty days, and then is considered by the issuing court to have been served, even though it has not been served.

    One could go on and on with the list of insane abberations of common sense and fairness in Germany.

    Last but not least Germany is now, as a result of the election of DT, on the verge of collapse into total pandemonia.

    Their hatred for him is beyond words, and their love and devotion of BO and MO defies depiction.

    Authenticjazzman “Mensa” society member since 1973, airborne qualified USArmy vet, and pro jazz artist.

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  30. The ” growing pride in German’s soldiers during World War 11 ” is news to me. I could only see it as a police entrapment scheme. Don’t forget that the youth and ‘up and comers’ in every nation are all attention deficit I Pad addicts. Don’t expect any renaissance from them.

    I buy the National Post from Eric’s hometown on weekends for my mother. It should really be called the Jerusalem Post. I leafed through it briefly a couple of weeks ago and there was a picture of Germany’s foreign or defense minister (of course a woman) and the article stated that she discovered that a certain military barracks had painted murals depicting WW2 German soldiers and aircraft with the dreaded swastika on them.

    Of course she dispatched the modern Stasi down there to whitewash the walls and apologized to everyone including their distant cousins.

    Understand the effect of creeping propaganda and it’s evil twin mind-fuck. In 1961 General Kurt (Panzer) Meyer had his funeral. 15,000 showed up to pay their respects and telegrams were sent from Adenauer and other dignitaries. This was only 16 years after WW11 and in the wake of de-nazification! Now 72 years later, a street prostitute who reached the pinnacle of harlotry, namely politics is painting over a historical themed military mural
    at a military barracks where morale is life-blood!

    This is how they plant worms in brains.

    Cheers-

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  31. @Daniil Adamov
    I think I am not alone in wishing that the Germans would regain their national pride. What they have is not a healthy freedom from nationalist delusions; it's just a sort of inverted nationalism, where, if they can't be the best people in the world, they feel very strongly that they must be acknowledged as the worst and the most conscientious and repentant. That's twisted and leads to all sorts of national pathologies, and the longer it goes on the bigger the explosion will be when this can no longer be contained.

    What explosion? Wish you were right, but it is a laughable prospect.

    Neither Muslims nor anyone else needs to worry about the Germans. They do not have children, so the population of actual Germans will decline drastically and irreparably, even without further murder of Germans by Muslims.

    In other words, there won’t be enough non-elderly Germans to supply troops for a meaningful military, or simply to fight in the streets and neighborhoods against the younger, more confident, more aggressive, and eventually more numerous muslims.

    One of my ancestral nations will be gone forever. It is inconceivable.

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  32. @KenH
    And many of these "relatives" won't be blood relatives at all. You'll have lots of Muslims becoming entrepreneurial and charging their fellow Muslims who wish to enter Germany a certain price to vouch as a family member. Already fake identification papers are a serious problem and in many cases the German and authorities of other nations have no idea who most of these people really are.

    Say hello to thousands of ISIS fighters and more terrorist attacks in Germany. And the Germans will keep voting for leaders like Merkel who seem hell bent on destroying her own country and forcing Germans to live as hated, despised and persecuted dhimmi.

    You’ll have lots of Muslims becoming entrepreneurial and charging their fellow Muslims who wish to enter Germany a certain price to vouch as a family member. Already fake identification papers are a serious problem and in many cases the German and authorities of other nations have no idea who most of these people really are.

    Similarly in Spain. Last week in S/E Spain (Murcia/Alicante) 100′s of rental agents and town hall employees were arrested for issuing/accepting fake rental agreements to Moroccans giving them the right to become local residents (Empadronado) and invite family members from Morocco to join them in their fictitious apartments. Going rate for a fake rental agreement €300 per week.

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    If anyone reads this I meant €300 per month.
  33. @Miro23

    You’ll have lots of Muslims becoming entrepreneurial and charging their fellow Muslims who wish to enter Germany a certain price to vouch as a family member. Already fake identification papers are a serious problem and in many cases the German and authorities of other nations have no idea who most of these people really are.
     
    Similarly in Spain. Last week in S/E Spain (Murcia/Alicante) 100's of rental agents and town hall employees were arrested for issuing/accepting fake rental agreements to Moroccans giving them the right to become local residents (Empadronado) and invite family members from Morocco to join them in their fictitious apartments. Going rate for a fake rental agreement €300 per week.

    If anyone reads this I meant €300 per month.

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    A lot of otherwise moribund hotels in other, more prosperous parts of the EU have found a new lease on life by taking in what they call refugees. It's a big business.
  34. “Merkel is a cautious, ultra-bland technocrat whose speeches are usually sleep-inducing.

    Wow, that’s being generous. I won’t go as far as some above, but many of her actions and policies have been so destructive to the nation and the culture that is is hard not to entertain the notion that she might be an Ossie doomsday machine whose effects are only beginning to be felt in force a quarter century after the reunification.

    “I’ve witnessed a powerful up swell of nationalism in Germany, including growing pride in Germany’s soldiers during World War II.”

    This statement is delusional. If anything, Germans by and large have shut up and bottled any feelings of nationalism in the past few years. They have essentially had any such feelings beaten out of them by the press. I experiened a lot more German nationalism in 1999 than recent days as I walk around Germany. I see more idolisation of the WW-2 German forces on American and British TV. I know members of the German armed forces and most of their professed heros are American military commanders. The only German out of thousands who I have met who ever mentioned German WW-2 forces dropped the name Rommel, but only to ask if I knew who he was, so he could tell me the story of getting captured while in the Afrika Korps and being brought to Texas and how much he liked being a POW in America; not one word about the glory days.

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    That's strange. Back in 1991 or 1992 I had an Afrika Korps veteran in the Bensheim area tell me the same thing, although he used Rommel's nickname: Wuste Fuchs, when I asked him whether he served under Rommel's or von Arnim's command (I think that he had surrendered in Tunisia). He said that he was in a POW camp in the Corpus Christi area and thoroughly enjoyed the experience; said they got paid and got cigarettes. I didn't quiz him about his Afrika Korps service, the occasion didn't call for it. Can't be too many more Afrika Korps veterans still around--the youngest would be in his nineties.
  35. @Miro23
    If anyone reads this I meant €300 per month.

    A lot of otherwise moribund hotels in other, more prosperous parts of the EU have found a new lease on life by taking in what they call refugees. It’s a big business.

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  36. @German_reader

    Germans are fed up with being treated like vassals and, let us not forget, still semi-occupied by US armed forces.
     
    Merkel has no problem with Germany being a US vassal, back in 2003 she wrote a grovelling letter to Bush II, apologizing for Schröder's anti-American stance, and she would have supported the Iraq war if she had been in power back then. She isn't a patriot, she merely opposes Trump because of his vaguely "nationalist" positions that threaten the globalist consensus. She's totally fine with selling out German interests (that's pretty much her main "achievement" anyway).

    I’ve witnessed a powerful up swell of nationalism in Germany, including growing pride in Germany’s soldiers during World War II.
     
    That's only happening in your imagination.

    He actually accused Angel Merkel of ‘wrecking’ Europe because she allowed in Syrian refugees in a praiseworthy humanitarian act.
     
    You don't have a clue about what's going on in Germany. Merkel has signed Germany's death warrant with her insane open borders policy (which continues to this day...and once she has won reelection in September, the floodgates will be opened for "family reunification").

    Remember that Angela Merkel was a protoge of the arch Brit-zionist Lord Weidenfeld. She is a puppet that has been foisted off on Germans by racist, foreign sects. Germany is also being undermined by sect-controlled media (e.g. Axel Springer Verlag). Macron is more of the same foisted off on the French. Lets hope you are mistaken and Germans have the good sense to dump Merkel. Zionist puppets in both Germany and France is a guarantee for a disaster.

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  37. @anon
    "All you need to do is assimilate them".

    You are breathtakingly naïve. Muslims can NOT be "assimilated" in any meaningful sense, into any Western culture country. The Turks were never assimilated either. They exist in a parallel society to Germans in Germany.

    Muslims can NOT be “assimilated” in any meaningful sense, into any Western culture country.

    There are probably millions of well assimilated muslims (vaguely muslim currently, or with muslim background). I know some of them personally, French guys with muslim names. Not to mention a bunch of perfectly western Bosniaks. This disproves your thesis.

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    "There are probably millions of well assimilated Muslims."

    No there are not. I also note you cite no sources to buttress this.

    "I know some of them personally"....

    Good for you sport.

    "French guys with Muslim names".

    They are NOT "French".

    "Not to mention a bunch of perfectly western Bosniaks."

    Bosnia is not a part of the west. Ex-Yugoslavia parts that would merit that inclusion are Slovenia and Croatia. The Muslims of Bosnia while largely indigenous Europeans, are not westerners at all.

    "This disproves your thesis".

    NO IT DOESN'T. Europe was a million times better off without Muslims, especially those from North Africa, the Mideast and Pakistan. Even if there was ZERO terrorism, Muslims are a low-IQ group with an alien culture and 'religion' and bring virtually nothing of benefit to any of the countries throughout Europe they invite themselves to.
  38. @anonymous
    ur truly starved for attention, Chris Mallory.
    the kid who thinks pulling boogers out of his nose to elicit the tittered disgust of his playmates = making friends.
    er sumthin' .

    get help.

    plus--

    if Protestants in USA were so terrific that they didn't need anybody else, why is their world such a devolved mess? why are white male Prots in USA such a load of emasculated bloated-belly shiny-pated knuckleheads?

    Yawn. You really need to get a refund from your ESL instructor. Now run along, your mom is warming up your knock off Hot Pockets.

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  39. An amazing and perplexing phenomena being the relentless demanding of the German media that the US alter it’s constitution so as to implement law forbidding the private ownership of guns.

    One cannot avoid the observation that Germans somehow see themselves as world rulers, and that they should be allowed to set the tone in all political matters of other sovereign nations: WC’s “boots or throat” axiom coming to mind.

    “Am deutschen Wesen soll die Welt genesen” : “German mentality/being shall heal the world”

    The German media has, since the election, been waging a consistant campaign against the American voting system, namely the electoral college, and they are lamenting 24/7 that HC was cheated out of the WH due to this “Unfair”, “undemocratic” voting system.

    It doesn’t matter to them that this system has been in place for over two hundred years, and that there are distinct and logical reasons therefore, and that if the situation were to be reversed , with HC now in the WH, they would have no problems with this system.

    Plus their incessant critique of the DT voters and their usage of the expressions : “Redneck” and “white trash”, regarding DT’s voters, is beyond digusting.

    Authenticjazzman “Mensa” society member since 1973, airborne qualified uS Army vet, and pro jazz musician.

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  40. I am neither a nativist American nor a religious individual.

    Yet I agree with the notion that “Europe is a wicked, degenerate place filled with drinkers, sexual perverts”, AND, I would add, eunuchs.

    Pacifists they are not. They are bombing the Middle East and Africa and they are supporting the helot coup in Oestland, excuse me, Ukraine.

    Vicky Newland: We need your comments. Where are you?

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    Margolis is an example of the semi-educated people turned out by the "educational" system. "The Enlightenment" was good good good! It ushered in democracy and modern science! Thanks to modern science, a jihadi can get on an airplane in Istanbul and arrive in Paris in a matter of hours! Think of the efficiency of C-4 and AK-47s! How glorious!

    The reason for the popularity of Lord of the Rings-type literature and films is that people are getting sick of being forced to live in the philosophe's man-made world of "reason". What could possibly be better than sitting on our Le Corbusier-designed chairs in our sterile apartment (don't forget to lower your gaze in submission to the Arab/North African youths in the hallway first) in a banlieu of Paris, watching futbol on our TeeVees? And: You get to vote every five years! How about sitting near the fire in the lord's castle, surrounded by fellow warriors, hearing a bard sing of Roland's noble deeds? Lao-Tze said: "Exterminate learning, discard the wise, and the people will benefit a hundredfold." That's a very bitter red pill, indeed. Man could eat all he wanted from the Tree of Life; he chose to eat of the Tree of Knowledge. How do you like the taste?

    How sick can modern Europe get? "France celebrated a necrophiliac 'marriage' of a cadaver to his same-sex (if dead man have sex) partner in the presence of former French President Francois Hollande. Such a pagan travesty of the natural human order would become normal all over the world, but for Trump." What's the next chapter in the kakotopian novel that the elites are writing for us?

    www.unz.com/ishamir/trumps-pilgrimage/

  41. @The Alarmist

    "Merkel is a cautious, ultra-bland technocrat whose speeches are usually sleep-inducing.
     
    Wow, that's being generous. I won't go as far as some above, but many of her actions and policies have been so destructive to the nation and the culture that is is hard not to entertain the notion that she might be an Ossie doomsday machine whose effects are only beginning to be felt in force a quarter century after the reunification.

    "I’ve witnessed a powerful up swell of nationalism in Germany, including growing pride in Germany’s soldiers during World War II."
     
    This statement is delusional. If anything, Germans by and large have shut up and bottled any feelings of nationalism in the past few years. They have essentially had any such feelings beaten out of them by the press. I experiened a lot more German nationalism in 1999 than recent days as I walk around Germany. I see more idolisation of the WW-2 German forces on American and British TV. I know members of the German armed forces and most of their professed heros are American military commanders. The only German out of thousands who I have met who ever mentioned German WW-2 forces dropped the name Rommel, but only to ask if I knew who he was, so he could tell me the story of getting captured while in the Afrika Korps and being brought to Texas and how much he liked being a POW in America; not one word about the glory days.

    That’s strange. Back in 1991 or 1992 I had an Afrika Korps veteran in the Bensheim area tell me the same thing, although he used Rommel’s nickname: Wuste Fuchs, when I asked him whether he served under Rommel’s or von Arnim’s command (I think that he had surrendered in Tunisia). He said that he was in a POW camp in the Corpus Christi area and thoroughly enjoyed the experience; said they got paid and got cigarettes. I didn’t quiz him about his Afrika Korps service, the occasion didn’t call for it. Can’t be too many more Afrika Korps veterans still around–the youngest would be in his nineties.

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    Probably not the same guy. The one I met in 2000 lived outside of Hamburg. He passed a few years ago. What a story, though. He said they wouldn't let him stay in the US at the end of the war; that he had to go back to Germany first, but could the apply to immigrate. Before he could put in the papers, he met his wife (really nice German lady) and never really looked into it from that point on. What with the Wirtschaftswunder, there was plenty of opportunity to be had in West Germany.
  42. Mz. Jerkel, excuse me, Merkel, Obama’s waitress, is upset the NSA is ignoring her: I mean, they are not listening to her phone calls any more.

    Maybe, the degenerates of Norway will award her the Nobel Piss Prize.

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  43. @Diversity Heretic
    That's strange. Back in 1991 or 1992 I had an Afrika Korps veteran in the Bensheim area tell me the same thing, although he used Rommel's nickname: Wuste Fuchs, when I asked him whether he served under Rommel's or von Arnim's command (I think that he had surrendered in Tunisia). He said that he was in a POW camp in the Corpus Christi area and thoroughly enjoyed the experience; said they got paid and got cigarettes. I didn't quiz him about his Afrika Korps service, the occasion didn't call for it. Can't be too many more Afrika Korps veterans still around--the youngest would be in his nineties.

    Probably not the same guy. The one I met in 2000 lived outside of Hamburg. He passed a few years ago. What a story, though. He said they wouldn’t let him stay in the US at the end of the war; that he had to go back to Germany first, but could the apply to immigrate. Before he could put in the papers, he met his wife (really nice German lady) and never really looked into it from that point on. What with the Wirtschaftswunder, there was plenty of opportunity to be had in West Germany.

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  44. I don’t much care what the European elites think of Trump or the US. If they don’t want to pay their share for NATO, then wrap NATO up.

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  45. Just one more globalist dipshit determined to destroy the finest civilization the world has ever produced.

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  46. anon says:     Show CommentNext New Comment
    @Mao Cheng Ji

    Muslims can NOT be “assimilated” in any meaningful sense, into any Western culture country.
     
    There are probably millions of well assimilated muslims (vaguely muslim currently, or with muslim background). I know some of them personally, French guys with muslim names. Not to mention a bunch of perfectly western Bosniaks. This disproves your thesis.

    “There are probably millions of well assimilated Muslims.”

    No there are not. I also note you cite no sources to buttress this.

    “I know some of them personally”….

    Good for you sport.

    “French guys with Muslim names”.

    They are NOT “French”.

    “Not to mention a bunch of perfectly western Bosniaks.”

    Bosnia is not a part of the west. Ex-Yugoslavia parts that would merit that inclusion are Slovenia and Croatia. The Muslims of Bosnia while largely indigenous Europeans, are not westerners at all.

    “This disproves your thesis”.

    NO IT DOESN’T. Europe was a million times better off without Muslims, especially those from North Africa, the Mideast and Pakistan. Even if there was ZERO terrorism, Muslims are a low-IQ group with an alien culture and ‘religion’ and bring virtually nothing of benefit to any of the countries throughout Europe they invite themselves to.

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    Sure. It's perfectly fine to rant and rave all you want here. I hope it's therapeutic.
    , @Corvinus
    "No there are not. I also note you cite no sources to buttress this."

    Here you go, dear.

    https://www.cato.org/blog/muslim-assimilation-demographic-education-income-opinions-violence

    The most comprehensive literature survey of Muslim assimilation displays how little quantitative research has actually been conducted on this crucial question, especially in the United States. Since the U.S. Census does not collect data on religion, private surveys and polls are the sources for information on American Muslims. This post will examine some aspects of Muslim American assimilation while a follow-up post will look at religious beliefs.

    According to Pew’s 2011 survey, Muslim Americans are about as likely to live in a household with an income of $100,000 a year or above as the general public but also more likely to live in a poorer household with $30,000 in income or less. Foreign-born Muslims are both more likely to be in the $100,000 or above category and the bottom category. Income increases with age, thus explaining why Muslims are more likely to be poorer than the general population. In Pew, a massive 59 percent of U.S. Muslims are between the ages of 18 and 39 compared to just 39 percent of the general public in the same age bracket. The percentage of the generation population that is 55 years old or higher is almost three times as great as U.S. Muslims. Gallup found that 73 percent of Muslim Americans are between the ages of 18 and 44.

    More than a quarter of Muslims have a college or above education, very similar to the general population but still greater than natives. A quarter of U.S. Muslims are enrolled in college compared to just 13 percent of the general public and 27 percent of the native born. Similarly, Gallup finds that 31 percent of Muslims are full-time students, a more than three-fold difference above the U.S. general population.

    Pew found that, compared to the general public, Muslims are a little less likely to be employed full-time, more likely to be employed part-time, and about as likely to not to be employed although more of them are looking for work. This survey also found that 20 percent of Muslims are self-employed or small business owners compared to 17 percent of the general public and 21 percent of all immigrants. Gallup finds that 70 percent of Muslims have a job, the highest of any religious group surveyed and above the 64 percent reported for the general population. A full 30 percent of those employed are in the professions, 4 percentage point ahead of the U.S. general population but 12 percentage points behind the most professional religious demographic. The breakdown of Muslims in full, part time, and unpaid work is very similar to the rest of the population but 24 percent of them are self-employed – the highest of any religious group and 7 percentage points above the general population.

    "They are NOT “French”."

    Of course Muslims who have lived in France for generations and are citizens are French.

    You do realize that, historically, the French people descended from Celtic people (Gauls, Bretons), Basques, and Aquitanians. Then, they mixed with one another and were replaced by Latin people (Romans, Occitans, Ligurians), and later on incorprated the Franks, Burgundians, Alemans, and Vikings. In other words, a tremendous amount if intermixing and intermarriage among different groups of people.

    France has a patchwork of local customs and regional differences, with languages like Norman, Occitan, Catalan, Auvergnat, Corsican, Basque, French Flemish, Franconian, Alsatian and Breton still spoken in some regions.

    "NO IT DOESN’T. Europe was a million times better off without Muslims, especially those from North Africa, the Mideast and Pakistan. Even if there was ZERO terrorism, Muslims are a low-IQ group with an alien culture and ‘religion’ and bring virtually nothing of benefit to any of the countries throughout Europe they invite themselves to."

    Management appreciates your opinion.

    You do realize that the Latin peoples felt in a similar fashion about the Celts. Both groups were radically different in appearance and customs. Greek geographer and historian Strabo (63 BC - 21 AD) characterized the Celts as "The whole race is fanatically fond of warfare. They are vociferous and act on impulse. When they are upset, they immediately gather together in groups in the open, to urge on to warfare, without the slightest preparation or reflection. They are therefore quite easily deceived and overpowered."

    YET, these disparate groups eventually assimilated. How do you account for this event knowing they were different in a number of aspects. Are you intellectually equipped to respond in a "calm and reasonable manner"? Remember, no name calling!
  47. The USA should leave NATO. The Europeans are arrogant ungrateful freeloaders. What are the benefits of the Islamization of Europe ?

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  48. @anon
    "There are probably millions of well assimilated Muslims."

    No there are not. I also note you cite no sources to buttress this.

    "I know some of them personally"....

    Good for you sport.

    "French guys with Muslim names".

    They are NOT "French".

    "Not to mention a bunch of perfectly western Bosniaks."

    Bosnia is not a part of the west. Ex-Yugoslavia parts that would merit that inclusion are Slovenia and Croatia. The Muslims of Bosnia while largely indigenous Europeans, are not westerners at all.

    "This disproves your thesis".

    NO IT DOESN'T. Europe was a million times better off without Muslims, especially those from North Africa, the Mideast and Pakistan. Even if there was ZERO terrorism, Muslims are a low-IQ group with an alien culture and 'religion' and bring virtually nothing of benefit to any of the countries throughout Europe they invite themselves to.

    Sure. It’s perfectly fine to rant and rave all you want here. I hope it’s therapeutic.

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    You might want to consider the insight of Rudyard Kipling if you think that you are dealing with well assimilated Arabs/Muslims/Africans. Here's a portion of his poem, The Stranger Within My Gates.

    The Stranger within my gate,
    He may be true or kind,
    But he does not talk my talk--
    I cannot feel his mind.
    I see the face and the eyes and the mouth,
    But not the soul behind.

    The Stranger within my gates,
    He may be evil or good,
    But I cannot tell what powers control--
    What reasons sway his mood;
    Nor when the Gods of his far-off land
    Shall repossess his blood.

    The assimilation you think you see is purely superficial. The old attitudes are still there, waiting to reemerge.
    , @anon
    I'm not "ranting and raving" here sir. I am presenting calm and reasoned arguments. Your comments are juvenile and uncalled for. I hope you get the therapeutic help you are projecting on me.

    Btw, try citing actual SOURCES to buttress your arguments if you want to be taken seriously and stop the juvenile name-calling.
    , @Anon
    I prefer ranting and roving (the original version) myself.
  49. @Mao Cheng Ji
    Sure. It's perfectly fine to rant and rave all you want here. I hope it's therapeutic.

    You might want to consider the insight of Rudyard Kipling if you think that you are dealing with well assimilated Arabs/Muslims/Africans. Here’s a portion of his poem, The Stranger Within My Gates.

    The Stranger within my gate,
    He may be true or kind,
    But he does not talk my talk–
    I cannot feel his mind.
    I see the face and the eyes and the mouth,
    But not the soul behind.

    The Stranger within my gates,
    He may be evil or good,
    But I cannot tell what powers control–
    What reasons sway his mood;
    Nor when the Gods of his far-off land
    Shall repossess his blood.

    The assimilation you think you see is purely superficial. The old attitudes are still there, waiting to reemerge.

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    The assimilation you think you see is purely superficial. The old attitudes are still there, waiting to reemerge.
     
    Should I disbelieve my lying eyes on account of your strong gut-feeling?

    May I ask you this: think of American rednecks, hillbillies, white trash, Appalachian inbred freaks from a horror movie. Do you believe they're capable of assimilating and turning - second or third generation - into full-fledged species of office plankton?
    , @Fredrik
    There is some assimilation. Both in terms of immigrants partially assimilate(so they at least appear 'normal' to natives) and some immigrants assimilate totally. The latter is mostly happening when the immigrant has been isolated from its parent community so with more and more immigration this will be rarer and rarer.

    It isn't much though and assimilation is mostly a failure for these people.
  50. Americans are familiar with the “enlightenment”. Perhaps not the lazy scum coming out of the schools today but I learned about it in High School in the 90′s. Not all Americans are ignorant of world history. Great article otherwise!

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    We appreciate the enlightenment. But we also remember that France lopped off the head of Lavoisier, a major contributor to the enlightenment and to the theory and practice of chemistry.

    Which France did Macron have in mind.
  51. As the recently deceased thinker Zbigniew Brezezinski aptly put it to me, Europe provides strategic ‘stepping-stones’ to the expansion of US influence into Eurasia through NATO. The alliance is not an equal partnership, it’s the primary tool for enforcing US power in Europe.

    http://www.martin-van-creveld.com/guest-article-trump-not-trump/

    Trump’s aggressive statements and erratic behavior will most likely strengthen America’s web of alliances. Trump’s aggressive communications strategy and his “America First” approach to international negotiations have already frightened allies into doing something his predecessors could not: increase defense spending. The question in allied capitals is no longer whether defense spending should increase, but how much. In Europe allies are now scrambling to produce concrete plans for how they will increase defense spending in time for President Trump’s first visit to NATO in late May 2017. His perceived unpredictability is also making military provocations and risk-taking by America’s adversaries less likely

    John Mearsheimer, Barry Posen, and Stephen Walt have long recommended that the United States withdraw most of its forces from Asia and Europe because the costs of the existing onshore presence dwarf the benefits. In their view, the existing security guarantees amount to “welfare for the rich” and increase the risk of entrapment in wars that do not involve American national interests. They believe that the United States would be much better off by copying the offshore balancing strategy that the British Empire employed in Europe before World War II. [...]

    The United States has benefitted tremendously from the onshore balancing strategy it adopted after World War II in Asia and Europe to deter Communist aggression. Its permanent military presence, coupled with the allies’ military dependence, enabled Washington to shape developments to align with U.S. interests. Washington repeatedly gave their allies Mafia-style offers they could not refuse. U.S. economic assistance programs provided to allies in the wake of World War II came with conditions that forced the recipients to buy American goods and liberalize their markets in ways that were highly beneficial to American firms. Washington forced Great Britain and France to withdraw their troops from Egypt during the Suez Crisis (1956), coerced Germany to support U.S. monetary policy (1966-1969),In this perspective, Trump’s statements and seemingly erratic behavior make a lot of sense as a negotiation tactic aimed at pressuring U.S. allies to increase their defense spending. [...] .

    President Trump’s unpredictability will also put America’s opponents on the defensive. President Obama’s reluctance to threaten and use force likely emboldened China and Russia to take greater military risks in Eastern Ukraine, Syria, and in the East and South China Seas. While Beijing and Moscow could be fairly confident that Obama would not take military counter-measures, they have no way of calculating what President Trump might do. It is easy to imagine him giving the order to down a Chinese or Russian plane to demonstrate that “America is great again.”

    Paradoxically, Trump’s tweets and theatrics are good news for world peace. They create unpredictability and anxiety that the United States can use to obtain greater concessions from friends and foes. The likely result is strengthened U.S. alliances and U.S. opponents that will favor negotiation over provocation in their efforts to settle differences with the United States and its allies.

    Margolis’s Wiki has this quote

    Buchanan’s heretical view, and mine, is that the Western democracies should have let Hitler expand his Reich eastward until it inevitably went to war with the even more dangerous Soviet Union. Once these despotisms had exhausted themselves, the Western democracies would have been left dominating Europe. The lives of millions of Western civilians and soldiers would have been spared.[26]

    The US is always trying to become global hegemon, but Nazi Germany with access to Russia’s space and resources wouldn’t have?

    “Of the gods we believe, and of men we know, that by a law of their nature wherever they can rule they will, This law was not made by us, and we are not the first who have acted upon it; we did but inherit it, and shall bequeath it to all time, and we know that you and all mankind, if you were as strong as we are, would do as we do” The Melian Dialogue
    [Excerpted from Thucydides, Benjamin Jowett, tr. A. P. Peabody, ed. (Boston: D. Lothrop & Co., 1883), bk. 5] https://www.shsu.edu/~his_ncp/Melian.html

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  52. @TallSarge
    Americans are familiar with the "enlightenment". Perhaps not the lazy scum coming out of the schools today but I learned about it in High School in the 90's. Not all Americans are ignorant of world history. Great article otherwise!

    We appreciate the enlightenment. But we also remember that France lopped off the head of Lavoisier, a major contributor to the enlightenment and to the theory and practice of chemistry.

    Which France did Macron have in mind.

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  53. I am neither a religious fundamentalist, coal miner nor believer in the “Red Chinese hoax” theory about the Paris Climate Accord. I do believe that the “Accord”, a non-enforceable, non-ratified, over-the-top political grandstand to encourage the U.S. to transfer billions of dollars to third world, undeveloped countries was a farce. Perhaps that is why President Obama never sought to have the Senate ratify it. But to Mr. Margolis’ main point: NATO is similarly a farce. He correctly points out it was to defend Europe against a threat that no longer exists. It’s first serious use of force was to bomb the Serbians into withdrawing from a historically significant portion of their land because of current political fad. Chancellor Merkel’s “praiseworthy humanitarian act” has further depressed the German’s standard of living and is destroying German culture. All in all, Mr. Margolis used a lot of electronic ink to say nothing.

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  54. @KenH

    France’s brainy new president, Emmanuel Macron, said it was too bad that Donald Trump was not part of the Enlightenment.
     
    Is he brainy because he wants to destroy the French working classes and replace them with shiftless and violent Muslims? Macron is a globalist whore and everyone except Margolis seems to see that.

    This was by far the most delicate criticism of Trump that one hears in Europe, where he is widely regarded with contempt and revulsion.
     
    I think the feeling's mutual especially when it's liberal losers like Theresa May, Macron and the disgusting Germanophobic pig Angela Merkel. All traitors to their race and nations. If they weren't revolted by Trump then he's doing something wrong.

    Trump and his alt-right advisors are unlikely to know that 11% of Syrians are Christians of various sorts.
     
    You mean advisors like Manhattan uber liberals Ivanka Trump, (((Jared Kushner))) and Goldman Sachs (((Gary Kohn)))? Steve Bannon, the only person who comes close to being alt-right, has seemingly fallen out of favor with Mr. MAGA and has been relegated to a minor role now that the election is over and Trump no longer needs Bannon for optics purposes.

    And the last I checked Germany isn't letting in Christians fleeing ISIS; only Muslim hobgoblins to atone for their grievous error of being nationalistic during WWII and acting in their own interest to protect Germany and Europe from the Jewish Bolshevik scourge which has now shape shifted into globalist democracy and multiculturalism for thee (the white, Western world) but not for me (Israel). The Germans just need to decide how many women and young boys they will allow to be molested and raped by incoming religion of peace members until their debt has been paid up.

    But they now know that they must seek approval from the U.S and Jewish oligarchs before they get any funny ideas. We, the exceptional U.S. nation, acting on orders from AIPAC, ultimately decide how much sovereignty each nation is permitted*.
    *This does not apply to Israel whose actions or right to exist can never be questioned.


    I’ve witnessed a powerful up swell of nationalism in Germany, including growing pride in Germany’s soldiers during World War II. But every sign of pride in Germany is met by a torrent of media frenzy about the Nazis and their crimes.
     
    Uh-oh. A certain race of (((people))) might not like that. It time warps them back to 1933 and their bowels empty. If Germany ever breaks free of the guilt tripping and brainwashing we'll be treated to lurid stories about "the German threat" and "the new Nazism" by our erstwhile mainstream journos. And it will give the U.S. another nations to endlessly scold and threaten with war and nuclear annihilation.

    BINGO…. It’s the guilt tripping and forced re education on Germans that caused the welcome arms for the enemy of their arch enemy…. JEWS.

    Jews still control the economy, banking and education of Germans.

    Germans thought they could enlist cheap help, over throw their masters … regain public pride in their generous welfare towards the “needy”…. and beat the Jews at their own game.

    this isn’t just a theory…. GO THERE…. talk to Germans and Austrians… Hungarians… they all get it… they all understand the geo political game… and the stakes.

    Americans can’t discuss this because FIRST we must address the ongoing punishment of all things Aryan… and the total occupation of that country by JEWS.

    IT’s the JEWS>>>>> YES< it IS the Jews, Stupid

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  55. @ Gustafus,

    Methinks that thou art a fink. Deep cover troll as it were. Disjointed illiterate rants are what tier 11 trolls do to discredit legitimate discourse. If I am wrong, bug off in any event. You are doing nobody any good.

    Cheers-

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  56. Anon says:     Show CommentNext New Comment

    Eh, Macron at least knows where his thought springs from. For my part, I think if every Enlightenment philosophe had been dragged off to H–l without the troublesome business of first being born, and Donald Trump alone given us in exchange, the trade would be worth it.

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  57. @Diversity Heretic
    You might want to consider the insight of Rudyard Kipling if you think that you are dealing with well assimilated Arabs/Muslims/Africans. Here's a portion of his poem, The Stranger Within My Gates.

    The Stranger within my gate,
    He may be true or kind,
    But he does not talk my talk--
    I cannot feel his mind.
    I see the face and the eyes and the mouth,
    But not the soul behind.

    The Stranger within my gates,
    He may be evil or good,
    But I cannot tell what powers control--
    What reasons sway his mood;
    Nor when the Gods of his far-off land
    Shall repossess his blood.

    The assimilation you think you see is purely superficial. The old attitudes are still there, waiting to reemerge.

    The assimilation you think you see is purely superficial. The old attitudes are still there, waiting to reemerge.

    Should I disbelieve my lying eyes on account of your strong gut-feeling?

    May I ask you this: think of American rednecks, hillbillies, white trash, Appalachian inbred freaks from a horror movie. Do you believe they’re capable of assimilating and turning – second or third generation – into full-fledged species of office plankton?

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    Why the hell would anyone want to assimilate into office plankton? (Maybe that's what Chinamen aspire to be--thousands of years of planting and cultivating rice, and all the genetic changes and cultural orientation that entails.)

    The hillbillies may be unlovely, but they're us (well me, at least). In the end I can trust them to be what they are. (Lots of Medal of Honor winners from these people.) The fact that they don't want to be office plankton is a feature, not a bug. I can also trust Chinamen to be loyal to their fellow Chinese.

    Kipling also had some words for the hillbillies:

    The men of my own stock,
    They may do ill or well,
    But they tell the lies I am wanted to,
    They are used to the lies I tell;
    And we do not need interpreters
    When we go to buy or sell.

    The men of my own stock,
    Bitter bad they may be,
    But, at least, they hear the things I hear,
    And see the things I see;
    And whatever I think of them and their likes
    They think of the likes of me.

    I prefer the [people] of my own stock, however "bitter bad" they may be. You, judging from your handle, I can do without. Go back and assimmilate with your fellow office plankton. I'm sure you'll be very happy! Well, at least until a whale eats you.

  58. @Thales the Milesian
    I am neither a nativist American nor a religious individual.

    Yet I agree with the notion that "Europe is a wicked, degenerate place filled with drinkers, sexual perverts", AND, I would add, eunuchs.

    Pacifists they are not. They are bombing the Middle East and Africa and they are supporting the helot coup in Oestland, excuse me, Ukraine.

    Vicky Newland: We need your comments. Where are you?

    Margolis is an example of the semi-educated people turned out by the “educational” system. “The Enlightenment” was good good good! It ushered in democracy and modern science! Thanks to modern science, a jihadi can get on an airplane in Istanbul and arrive in Paris in a matter of hours! Think of the efficiency of C-4 and AK-47s! How glorious!

    The reason for the popularity of Lord of the Rings-type literature and films is that people are getting sick of being forced to live in the philosophe’s man-made world of “reason”. What could possibly be better than sitting on our Le Corbusier-designed chairs in our sterile apartment (don’t forget to lower your gaze in submission to the Arab/North African youths in the hallway first) in a banlieu of Paris, watching futbol on our TeeVees? And: You get to vote every five years! How about sitting near the fire in the lord’s castle, surrounded by fellow warriors, hearing a bard sing of Roland’s noble deeds? Lao-Tze said: “Exterminate learning, discard the wise, and the people will benefit a hundredfold.” That’s a very bitter red pill, indeed. Man could eat all he wanted from the Tree of Life; he chose to eat of the Tree of Knowledge. How do you like the taste?

    How sick can modern Europe get? “France celebrated a necrophiliac ‘marriage’ of a cadaver to his same-sex (if dead man have sex) partner in the presence of former French President Francois Hollande. Such a pagan travesty of the natural human order would become normal all over the world, but for Trump.” What’s the next chapter in the kakotopian novel that the elites are writing for us?

    http://www.unz.com/ishamir/trumps-pilgrimage/

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  59. anon says:     Show CommentNext New Comment
    @Mao Cheng Ji
    Sure. It's perfectly fine to rant and rave all you want here. I hope it's therapeutic.

    I’m not “ranting and raving” here sir. I am presenting calm and reasoned arguments. Your comments are juvenile and uncalled for. I hope you get the therapeutic help you are projecting on me.

    Btw, try citing actual SOURCES to buttress your arguments if you want to be taken seriously and stop the juvenile name-calling.

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    Right, I'm crushed by all-caps-typing anon not taking me seriously. As for 'SOURCES', I already described mine: my personal experience. I must've missed yours. Please provide a credible source for your (utterly idiotic and fundamentalist) thesis: that no one with Muslim background can ever become an ordinary western citizen.
  60. Anon says:     Show CommentNext New Comment
    @Mao Cheng Ji
    Sure. It's perfectly fine to rant and rave all you want here. I hope it's therapeutic.

    I prefer ranting and roving (the original version) myself.

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  61. @Mao Cheng Ji

    The assimilation you think you see is purely superficial. The old attitudes are still there, waiting to reemerge.
     
    Should I disbelieve my lying eyes on account of your strong gut-feeling?

    May I ask you this: think of American rednecks, hillbillies, white trash, Appalachian inbred freaks from a horror movie. Do you believe they're capable of assimilating and turning - second or third generation - into full-fledged species of office plankton?

    Why the hell would anyone want to assimilate into office plankton? (Maybe that’s what Chinamen aspire to be–thousands of years of planting and cultivating rice, and all the genetic changes and cultural orientation that entails.)

    The hillbillies may be unlovely, but they’re us (well me, at least). In the end I can trust them to be what they are. (Lots of Medal of Honor winners from these people.) The fact that they don’t want to be office plankton is a feature, not a bug. I can also trust Chinamen to be loyal to their fellow Chinese.

    Kipling also had some words for the hillbillies:

    The men of my own stock,
    They may do ill or well,
    But they tell the lies I am wanted to,
    They are used to the lies I tell;
    And we do not need interpreters
    When we go to buy or sell.

    The men of my own stock,
    Bitter bad they may be,
    But, at least, they hear the things I hear,
    And see the things I see;
    And whatever I think of them and their likes
    They think of the likes of me.

    I prefer the [people] of my own stock, however “bitter bad” they may be. You, judging from your handle, I can do without. Go back and assimmilate with your fellow office plankton. I’m sure you’ll be very happy! Well, at least until a whale eats you.

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    Why the hell would anyone want to assimilate into office plankton?
     
    Why, that's what typical westerners are, and that's what assimilation means, in this context. A 9 to 5 office job, 40 minute commute home, order pizza, drink beer, watch TV. Do this for a few decades, then retire, then die. And what do you do - something heroic, I'm sure?
  62. @anon
    I'm not "ranting and raving" here sir. I am presenting calm and reasoned arguments. Your comments are juvenile and uncalled for. I hope you get the therapeutic help you are projecting on me.

    Btw, try citing actual SOURCES to buttress your arguments if you want to be taken seriously and stop the juvenile name-calling.

    Right, I’m crushed by all-caps-typing anon not taking me seriously. As for ‘SOURCES’, I already described mine: my personal experience. I must’ve missed yours. Please provide a credible source for your (utterly idiotic and fundamentalist) thesis: that no one with Muslim background can ever become an ordinary western citizen.

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  63. @Diversity Heretic
    Why the hell would anyone want to assimilate into office plankton? (Maybe that's what Chinamen aspire to be--thousands of years of planting and cultivating rice, and all the genetic changes and cultural orientation that entails.)

    The hillbillies may be unlovely, but they're us (well me, at least). In the end I can trust them to be what they are. (Lots of Medal of Honor winners from these people.) The fact that they don't want to be office plankton is a feature, not a bug. I can also trust Chinamen to be loyal to their fellow Chinese.

    Kipling also had some words for the hillbillies:

    The men of my own stock,
    They may do ill or well,
    But they tell the lies I am wanted to,
    They are used to the lies I tell;
    And we do not need interpreters
    When we go to buy or sell.

    The men of my own stock,
    Bitter bad they may be,
    But, at least, they hear the things I hear,
    And see the things I see;
    And whatever I think of them and their likes
    They think of the likes of me.

    I prefer the [people] of my own stock, however "bitter bad" they may be. You, judging from your handle, I can do without. Go back and assimmilate with your fellow office plankton. I'm sure you'll be very happy! Well, at least until a whale eats you.

    Why the hell would anyone want to assimilate into office plankton?

    Why, that’s what typical westerners are, and that’s what assimilation means, in this context. A 9 to 5 office job, 40 minute commute home, order pizza, drink beer, watch TV. Do this for a few decades, then retire, then die. And what do you do – something heroic, I’m sure?

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  64. @anon
    "There are probably millions of well assimilated Muslims."

    No there are not. I also note you cite no sources to buttress this.

    "I know some of them personally"....

    Good for you sport.

    "French guys with Muslim names".

    They are NOT "French".

    "Not to mention a bunch of perfectly western Bosniaks."

    Bosnia is not a part of the west. Ex-Yugoslavia parts that would merit that inclusion are Slovenia and Croatia. The Muslims of Bosnia while largely indigenous Europeans, are not westerners at all.

    "This disproves your thesis".

    NO IT DOESN'T. Europe was a million times better off without Muslims, especially those from North Africa, the Mideast and Pakistan. Even if there was ZERO terrorism, Muslims are a low-IQ group with an alien culture and 'religion' and bring virtually nothing of benefit to any of the countries throughout Europe they invite themselves to.

    “No there are not. I also note you cite no sources to buttress this.”

    Here you go, dear.

    https://www.cato.org/blog/muslim-assimilation-demographic-education-income-opinions-violence

    The most comprehensive literature survey of Muslim assimilation displays how little quantitative research has actually been conducted on this crucial question, especially in the United States. Since the U.S. Census does not collect data on religion, private surveys and polls are the sources for information on American Muslims. This post will examine some aspects of Muslim American assimilation while a follow-up post will look at religious beliefs.

    According to Pew’s 2011 survey, Muslim Americans are about as likely to live in a household with an income of $100,000 a year or above as the general public but also more likely to live in a poorer household with $30,000 in income or less. Foreign-born Muslims are both more likely to be in the $100,000 or above category and the bottom category. Income increases with age, thus explaining why Muslims are more likely to be poorer than the general population. In Pew, a massive 59 percent of U.S. Muslims are between the ages of 18 and 39 compared to just 39 percent of the general public in the same age bracket. The percentage of the generation population that is 55 years old or higher is almost three times as great as U.S. Muslims. Gallup found that 73 percent of Muslim Americans are between the ages of 18 and 44.

    More than a quarter of Muslims have a college or above education, very similar to the general population but still greater than natives. A quarter of U.S. Muslims are enrolled in college compared to just 13 percent of the general public and 27 percent of the native born. Similarly, Gallup finds that 31 percent of Muslims are full-time students, a more than three-fold difference above the U.S. general population.

    Pew found that, compared to the general public, Muslims are a little less likely to be employed full-time, more likely to be employed part-time, and about as likely to not to be employed although more of them are looking for work. This survey also found that 20 percent of Muslims are self-employed or small business owners compared to 17 percent of the general public and 21 percent of all immigrants. Gallup finds that 70 percent of Muslims have a job, the highest of any religious group surveyed and above the 64 percent reported for the general population. A full 30 percent of those employed are in the professions, 4 percentage point ahead of the U.S. general population but 12 percentage points behind the most professional religious demographic. The breakdown of Muslims in full, part time, and unpaid work is very similar to the rest of the population but 24 percent of them are self-employed – the highest of any religious group and 7 percentage points above the general population.

    “They are NOT “French”.”

    Of course Muslims who have lived in France for generations and are citizens are French.

    You do realize that, historically, the French people descended from Celtic people (Gauls, Bretons), Basques, and Aquitanians. Then, they mixed with one another and were replaced by Latin people (Romans, Occitans, Ligurians), and later on incorprated the Franks, Burgundians, Alemans, and Vikings. In other words, a tremendous amount if intermixing and intermarriage among different groups of people.

    France has a patchwork of local customs and regional differences, with languages like Norman, Occitan, Catalan, Auvergnat, Corsican, Basque, French Flemish, Franconian, Alsatian and Breton still spoken in some regions.

    “NO IT DOESN’T. Europe was a million times better off without Muslims, especially those from North Africa, the Mideast and Pakistan. Even if there was ZERO terrorism, Muslims are a low-IQ group with an alien culture and ‘religion’ and bring virtually nothing of benefit to any of the countries throughout Europe they invite themselves to.”

    Management appreciates your opinion.

    You do realize that the Latin peoples felt in a similar fashion about the Celts. Both groups were radically different in appearance and customs. Greek geographer and historian Strabo (63 BC – 21 AD) characterized the Celts as “The whole race is fanatically fond of warfare. They are vociferous and act on impulse. When they are upset, they immediately gather together in groups in the open, to urge on to warfare, without the slightest preparation or reflection. They are therefore quite easily deceived and overpowered.”

    YET, these disparate groups eventually assimilated. How do you account for this event knowing they were different in a number of aspects. Are you intellectually equipped to respond in a “calm and reasonable manner”? Remember, no name calling!

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  65. @bossel
    Well, you don't seem to have much of "a clue about what’s going on in Germany", either. Borders are not that open & if what's going on in Germany is a death warrant, then it must be quite a weak society. There are currently some 17 m people with a migration background, a large majority of which (~ 12 m) from other European countries. If those 64 m Germans without a (more recent) migration background are overwhelmed by this, their culture can't be very strong.

    It is not the total number of Germans vs the total number of migrants that count. It is the total number of male Germans of military age vs the total number of male migrants of military age. Enlighten us with those numbers.

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    These immigrants would be sorted in one evening if the government just turned their heads away.

    Many, many are short and skinny and don't forget they already fled at the thought of actual fighting.

    The problem is that the goverments can be, and are, ruthlessly effective in punishing any attempt from the natives to organize themselves to sort this out.
  66. @German_reader

    All you need to do is to assimilate them. Just like Turks before them.
     
    That's an illusion, because:
    a) Turks aren't that well assimilated on the whole. It's not a total disaster, but a non-trivial part of them (including many with German citizenship) are living in a sort of parallel society and hold Turkish nationalist and/or somewhat Islamist views. Erdogan got 450 000 votes from Turks in Germany for his constitutional changes in the recent referendum (and that was after Erdogan had expressed deep contempt and hostility towards Germany several times). Education levels, rates of welfare dependency etc. are significantly worse on average for Turks than for ethnic Germans.
    b) The recent arrivals aren't comparable to Turks. For all its faults Turkey was at least a semi-modern society in the mid-20th century, in many ways much preferable to Arab countries, let alone places like Somalia or Afghanistan. Even today hardcore Islamist views are much rarer in Turkey than in many other parts of the Islamic world (e.g. iirc about 5% of Turks believe "apostates" deserve death - that's the majority view in Afghanistan/Pakistan! Also much higher support for such views among Sunni Arabs).
    The migrants Merkel let in (without any controls at all, so inevitably many criminals came) come from societies much more backwards than Turkey and so would be much harder to assimilate even under the best conditions. Most of them also lack any valuable skills...in fact a non-trivial part of them are more or less illiterates (and even if they are literate, they're not literate in the Latin alphabet, unlike Turks). There are no decent jobs for those people, a life of permanent welfare dependency (which, given the massive scale, will cripple Germany's welfare system) and crime is inevitable for many of them.

    And no, the danger isn't that they'll assimilate us...the danger is that Germany will end up like some greater version of Lebanon.

    I agree with you on most of this but I disagree with the Anglo view that Germany is worse off than certain other countries.

    I mean, visit the UK anytime and it’s flooded by Africans and South Asians. The US is even fuller of Africans.

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    but I disagree with the Anglo view that Germany is worse off than certain other countries.
     
    True, I'd actually say Germany used to have less immigration-related problems than the UK or France. But that's changing now; basically Germany is now in the same process of transformation Britain went through during the Blair years.
  67. @Diversity Heretic
    You might want to consider the insight of Rudyard Kipling if you think that you are dealing with well assimilated Arabs/Muslims/Africans. Here's a portion of his poem, The Stranger Within My Gates.

    The Stranger within my gate,
    He may be true or kind,
    But he does not talk my talk--
    I cannot feel his mind.
    I see the face and the eyes and the mouth,
    But not the soul behind.

    The Stranger within my gates,
    He may be evil or good,
    But I cannot tell what powers control--
    What reasons sway his mood;
    Nor when the Gods of his far-off land
    Shall repossess his blood.

    The assimilation you think you see is purely superficial. The old attitudes are still there, waiting to reemerge.

    There is some assimilation. Both in terms of immigrants partially assimilate(so they at least appear ‘normal’ to natives) and some immigrants assimilate totally. The latter is mostly happening when the immigrant has been isolated from its parent community so with more and more immigration this will be rarer and rarer.

    It isn’t much though and assimilation is mostly a failure for these people.

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  68. @cylindrical crown
    It is not the total number of Germans vs the total number of migrants that count. It is the total number of male Germans of military age vs the total number of male migrants of military age. Enlighten us with those numbers.

    These immigrants would be sorted in one evening if the government just turned their heads away.

    Many, many are short and skinny and don’t forget they already fled at the thought of actual fighting.

    The problem is that the goverments can be, and are, ruthlessly effective in punishing any attempt from the natives to organize themselves to sort this out.

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  69. @Fredrik
    I agree with you on most of this but I disagree with the Anglo view that Germany is worse off than certain other countries.

    I mean, visit the UK anytime and it's flooded by Africans and South Asians. The US is even fuller of Africans.

    but I disagree with the Anglo view that Germany is worse off than certain other countries.

    True, I’d actually say Germany used to have less immigration-related problems than the UK or France. But that’s changing now; basically Germany is now in the same process of transformation Britain went through during the Blair years.

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