Ironically, the anti-German argument for why Germany must take in millions of Muslims only makes sense using racialist logic:
– Either the German people are tainted by hereditary blood guilt for their ancestors’ crimes for which they must pay reparations to random Muslims; *
– Or Germans are so genetically fearsome that the threat they pose to the rest of the world must be diluted by mass migration;
– Or the innate destiny of we Germans is to rule Europe (and perhaps the world), so letting in the million Muslim mob is our brilliant PR feint to cover up the emerging New Order.
If you don’t actually believe that today’s Germans possess either hereditary guilt or hereditary superiority, then it’s hard to logically justify the Merkel government’s whim.
* One possible way to make sense out of the seeming randomness of this is that Germans believe that the civil war in Syria is the fault of Israel, while the existence of Israel is the fault of Germans, so therefore the civil war in Syria today is the fault of Germans in 1933-1945, so thus contemporary Germans inherited blood guilt. (Or something.)
I’ve never actually heard anybody say this, but you could imagine why this notion wouldn’t come up much in casual conversation.