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From the Washington Post:

Collapse of German coalition talks deals Merkel blow, raises prospect of new elections

By Griff Witte November 20 at 3:37 AM

BERLIN — The sudden collapse of talks to form a coalition government left German politics in turmoil on Monday, with Angela Merkel reckoning with one of the worst crises of her 12-year chancellorship.

The breakdown of the talks ends the possibility that Europe’s largest economy will be governed by a never-before tried coalition among Merkel’s conservatives, the pro-business Free Democrats and the environmentalist Greens. The country is now facing the prospect of new elections.

That awkward alliance — dubbed the “Jamaica coalition,” because of the parties’ colors — was considered the only viable path to a stable government following inconclusive September elections.

But after weeks of contentious negotiations over asylum, tax and environmental policies, the Free Democrats unexpectedly pulled out just before midnight Sunday, leaving Merkel with few options — none of them attractive. …

The possibility of a new election that could open the way to further gains for the far-right Alternative for Democracy Party (AfD) — and further unsettle the politics of a country that has been Europe’s rock of stability — sent the euro sliding in early trading. …

Although the parties were considered far apart on key issues, most observers had predicted that they would put aside differences to avoid another election that could enhance support for the anti-immigrant AfD, which won seats in Parliament for the first time this year after gaining nearly 13 percent of the vote. …

But asylum rules and the country’s reliance on coal proved to be the sticking points.

The Greens had insisted that refugees who have won asylum in Germany be allowed to bring their families to join them.

What could be better for the German environment than millions more Muslims?

By the way, since I’m basically a cognitive critic interested in how and why people think in some ruts but not in others, I’m struck by how this lengthy article in the Washington Post never mentions Dr. Merkel’s decision in late summer 2015 to let a million Muslims march on Germany.

One reason this momentous event is disappearing down the memory hole in the U.S., it strikes me, is that at least in English we don’t have a simple term to express that momentous event, the way that “Brexit” makes it easy to remember and discuss the subsequent reaction in Britain.

So what should we call it? I like Merkel’s Mistake, but that probably won’t be allowed into the Washington Post.

 
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  1. How about The Final Solution to the German Question?

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    • Replies: @Neoconned
    I'm weirded out by this.

    I attempted and failed to write a screenplay when I was 20ish about a white guy who gives up on the rat race & moves yo Jamaica to open a coconut stand on the beach where he married a Jamaican woman.

    The title of my script and no I am not joking....."Jamaica or Bust".....
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  2. CDU/CSU is just despicable, first reactions by them in the night were how much they would have liked to enter into a coalition with the Greens and how irresponsible the FDP liberals are by not agreeing to that.
    Greens lauded Merkel for her efforts to bring about a coalition.
    Given how the Greens are total open borders fanatics and presented generous “family reunification” for “refugees” as a key demand (because the “children in Aleppo” can’t be separated from their dads), it’s telling that they’re now pretty much the Christian Democrats’ favored coalition partner.
    Even the Bavarian CSU is a joke…their leader Seehofer merely demanding an upper limit of 200 000 (!) “refugees” a year…which is already too much for CDU and Greens.
    But it’s good those coalition talks failed. Might at least finally lead to Merkel’s removal.

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    • Replies: @eah
    Given how the Greens are total open borders fanatics

    Mein lieblings Beispiel dafür -- das Twitter-konto von Simone Peter -- there is no evidence she cares at all about Germans -- note the extremely dishonest foto of two very young girls, when 80% of the Flüchtlinge were military age men -- this kind of nonsense turbocharged use of "Lügenpresse" back in 2015.
    , @Nico
    The main problem with the CSU is its alliance with the CDU. The backbone of the Bavarian party is however still salvageable, but as Martin Hutchinson pointed out, breaking that alliance and joining them with the AfD is probably still a couple electoral cycles off, barring a massive surprise.
    , @Diversity Heretic
    Always enjoy and find your comments well-informed and interesting. Any thoughts on what the prospects for AfD might be in new elections? If they get to 18% or 20% (possible CDU/CSU voters disgusted with the leadership) might the other parties have to deal with them?
    , @Beckow
    We should never underestimate the fanaticism of 'we are in-charge' liberals. They are on the inside, they control the process, in their minds they might as well be chosen by God. They will go on until they completely over-reach.

    For most rational people the 2015 migrant trek was that catastrophic over-reach. But for them it is just an annoyance, they think people should shut up and 'move on'. The blissful arrogance of hyper-powerful, they don't even put much serious thought into it anymore.

    Merkel is a very ordinary woman, probably well-suited to be an assistant school principal. She is naturally obedient, process-oriented, un-flashy, with no deep thoughts. One cannot blame her - she is what she is. But how about the 90% of CDU lemmings who regularly line up to support her? What happened to them?

    , @AnotherDad

    CDU/CSU is just despicable, first reactions by them in the night were how much they would have liked to enter into a coalition with the Greens and how irresponsible the FDP liberals are by not agreeing to that.
     
    This coalition failure looks--from the outside--to be a great opportunity.

    If there is *any* life--Christian or Democratic--left in the CDU, this would seem to be the golden opportunity for that strand to rise up and take down Merkel.

    It doesn't even require any strong "alt-right" or "nationalist" element. It's a ridiculously easy pitch:

    "We're in this predicament because of Merkel's *rash* decision on refugees, which was against German and EU law and was done without consultation with the CDU, the German people or our EU partners. It was a decision that has created great strains in the fabric of the German nation and the larger EU community. Rash and dictatorial."

    Isn't rash and dictatorial attributes that German leaders are not supposed to show post war? Isn't the idea sensible, moderate policy? Seems like a ridiculously easy pitch to me. Hard to believe there's isn't some ambitious younger CDU leader willing to seize this opportunity? And a lot of CDU members who would like to jettison Merkel?

    The CDU promising "never again" and promising to clean up Merkel's mess, would seem to put them in a great spot to pick up seats and gain a governing majority.
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  3. ethelred says:

    Your own “Merkel’s Boner” was memorable and precise…

    It turned out she feared the adverse publicity of turning them away – and she was proved right, unfortunately. Here she is, still in power…

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    • Replies: @the one they call Desanex
    Old-timers and baseball fans might get the reference to “Merkle’s Boner”.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merkle%27s_Boner
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  4. Anon says: • Disclaimer

    ‘far right’ = patriotic

    ‘anti-immigration’ = anti-invasion & anti-colonization

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  5. Thomas says:

    “Merkel’s Million Muslim March?”

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  6. Funny how this very opposite of ‘Populism’ is a smoke-filled room that can’t even deliver a deal that no one in Germany actually voted for anyway? ‘Angela’s ashes’? Oh, been done.

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  7. “Muck-up”?

    or

    “Merk-up”, as in “the great Merk-up of ’15″.

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  8. Merkel’s Mistake? Hardly.

    Merkel’s Dolchstoß.

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    • Replies: @Almost Missouri
    Lol.

    While that's accurate, it won't be used for the same reason that it is verbally arresting: its redolence.

    Especially since it is debatable whether the first use of "Dolchstoß" was accurate, while your use pretty clearly is accurate, as Merkel pretty clearly laid a huge problem on the people who elected her to prevent problems. So the current use inadvertently devalues the term by association with a famously less clear use.

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  9. > The Greens had insisted that refugees who have won asylum in
    > Germany be allowed to bring their families to join them.

    Factually wrong, anyone who has won asylum is entitled to family reunification, it’s been like that for decades. However, in 2016 only 0.5% of applicants where granted asylum, but ~98% of all illegals aliens who apply for asylum without getting it get some sort of “subsidiary protection” as per EU/German law, not law of nations. The Greens and the CDU agreed to allow those people family reunification, too, which came into effect in spring 2015. The Greens are present in the governments of 10 of the 16 German Lands and can therefore block many new legislation, so Merkel conceded this, though eagerly willing as I’d guess.

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    • Replies: @Anonymous
    Of course, if the Germans are foolish enough not to renege and revoke this despicable 'right' to 'family unification', then assuredly and eventually, you can bet your boots that the entirety of the population of Syria - and a few other places beside - will wind up in Germany over the course of the next few generations.
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  10. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    “Wir schaffen das” seemed to have a hold at some point… back when they needed a positive connotation for it.

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  11. eah says:
    @German_reader
    CDU/CSU is just despicable, first reactions by them in the night were how much they would have liked to enter into a coalition with the Greens and how irresponsible the FDP liberals are by not agreeing to that.
    Greens lauded Merkel for her efforts to bring about a coalition.
    Given how the Greens are total open borders fanatics and presented generous "family reunification" for "refugees" as a key demand (because the "children in Aleppo" can't be separated from their dads), it's telling that they're now pretty much the Christian Democrats' favored coalition partner.
    Even the Bavarian CSU is a joke...their leader Seehofer merely demanding an upper limit of 200 000 (!) "refugees" a year...which is already too much for CDU and Greens.
    But it's good those coalition talks failed. Might at least finally lead to Merkel's removal.

    Given how the Greens are total open borders fanatics

    Mein lieblings Beispiel dafür — das Twitter-konto von Simone Peter — there is no evidence she cares at all about Germans — note the extremely dishonest foto of two very young girls, when 80% of the Flüchtlinge were military age men — this kind of nonsense turbocharged use of “Lügenpresse” back in 2015.

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    • Replies: @It's All Ball Bearings
    The German nationalists should argue that these millions of anti-Semites that they let in will be mobilized in the near future to complete Hitler's plans. Let them chew on that for awhile.
    , @unpc downunder
    The West's various green parties aren't necessarily any more pro-immigration than the average western centre-right party. What they are is bleeding heart pro-refugee.

    The liberal right loves economic immigration and the liberal left loves refugee immigration.

    This is why the only solution to the immigration problem in the West is some sort of a la carte democracy where the majority gets to vote directly on immigration policy. Immigration policy is too important to be decided by political parties.

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  12. Ed says:

    I don’t know much about German politics but based on this blurb, Merkel did the right thing holding firm. The Green Party sounds like a bunch of loons. Going to the mat so refugees can bring their families is insane. Germany would be 1/5 to 1/4 Muslim within a generation if this was allowed.

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    • Replies: @Sm Sung
    Sounds like Red Angie caved and it was the FPD that "stayed firm".
    , @RadicalCenter
    Check the numbers, man, Germany will be at least one quarter Muslim in a generation without any new arrivals at all. GERMANS DO NOT HAVE CHILDREN, PERIOD.
    , @German_reader

    I don’t know much about German politics but based on this blurb, Merkel did the right thing holding firm.
     
    Merkel didn't hold firm at all, she would have liked to enter a coalition with the Greens, would have been a dream come true for her, and she would have given them everything they want. But the FDP liberals pulled out, probably because they realized entering such a coalition would be very bad for them. They didn't manage to enter the Bundestag in the 2013 election and already looked moribund...their comeback was due not least to voters who are dissatisfied with Merkel's policies, but think the AfD is too extreme or not pro-business enough. If the FDP had joined a government where the Greens push through all their insane projects (with Merkel's support), it might have permanently destroyed them as a viable party.
    , @neutral

    Germany would be 1/5 to 1/4 Muslim within a generation if this was allowed.
     
    The huge migration that Merkel created consisted of young Muslims, so that 1/5 Muslim is already the case. There is no fundamental difference in ideology between Greens and the CDU, they are both leftist parties that support open borders, environmentalism, multiculturalism, globalism, the surveillance state and heavy censorship, the only real difference is that the Greens want to bring about their vision of the future much faster than the CDU, but the end goals of both parties are basically identical.
    , @Travis
    already muslims are 20% of the Youth population in Germany (those between the ages of 15-25)

    Since muslim fertility is triple the level of Christian Germans, we will see Germany become 25% muslim as the boomers pass away, even if no additional muslims are granted asylum...
    , @Old Palo Altan
    Merkel did not hold firm, the FDP did.
    My hope is new elections and the destruction of the Greens, coupled with a doubled vote for the FDP and the AfD.
    The formerly Christian parties need to be humiliated, and Merkel needs to be defenestrated.
    , @eah
    I don’t know much about German politics

    You're right, you don't -- because all along Merkel (CDU) has repeatedly flatly refused to even set an annual upper limit on the number of migrants -- this caused friction with the CSU (Bayern), traditional allies of the CDU -- but the CSU is a bunch of cucks, so this friction did not really seem to create many political problems for Merkel vis-a-vis the CSU -- probably the major effect was to drive more voters to the AfD -- all indications are it was the FDP that held out against the loony demands of the Greens for unrestricted 'family reunification' (Familennachzug) -- Merkel would probably have been ready to accommodate the Greens -- it would be great to see the Greens fall under 5% and disappear from the Bundestag -- also to see Merkel kicked to the curb.

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  13. “… in English we don’t have a simple term to express that momentous event ….”

    How about “Invasion?”

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  14. gfhandel says:

    Brenter
    probably would not be any more palatable to the Post, either.

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  15. Nico says:

    What could be better for the German environment than millions more Muslims?

    Green parties in general are notorious for the irony that they are at present the biggest threat to the environment on Earth, insofar as most of them deliberately divert the energies of actual environmentalism and conservationist efforts to a bizarre sort of left-wing stoogism unable to come to grips with its own set of inconvenient truths.

    “Merkel’s Mistake” does seem tasty to the ears but you are correct to predict that such an acknowledgment would by definition not be allowed in a medium tanked up on the Zeroth Amendment.

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    Green parties in general are notorious for the irony that they are at present the biggest threat to the environment on Earth, insofar as most of them deliberately divert the energies of actual environmentalism and conservationist efforts to a bizarre sort of left-wing stoogism unable to come to grips with its own set of inconvenient truths.

    There's a reason the Greens are called Watermelons - green on the outside, red on the inside. Their supposed environmentalism is nothing more than a fig leaf - a way to pretend to have a noble purpose while the real agenda is something else entirely. When their focus is on regulating big business they can at least often pretend it's because it's good for the environment. But when they can't even bring themselves to stop utterly insane amounts of immigration in order to stop overpopulation and sprawl then the scam becomes truly obvious.
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  16. Jake says:

    ‘Merkel’s Mistake’ is erroneous. She meant to do it. Merkel was ‘electing a new people.’

    Remember, her father was a Leftist Lutheran pastor living in the west of Germany who moved the family into East Germany. Merkel’s family wanted Communism. Merkel was always a special charge of the East German system of education.

    I think Angela Merkel was molded to be a time bomb in the West and exploded the first bomb when the chance arose.

    Merkel wants all vestiges of pre-Modern Germany exterminated, and that requires the death of much of the DNA, replaced by something that is at its core permanently, genocidally, anti-Western Christian Civilization.

    Moslems meet that criteria.

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    • Agree: RadicalCenter
    • Replies: @BenKenobi
    Merkel is a perfect example of "the banality of evil."
    , @Verymuchalive
    Many people regard Merkel as Honecker's Revenge. Except, of course, East Germany did not permit any sort of mass immigration, never mind mass 3rd World immigration.
    Why Kohl promoted her seemed odd at the time. Now that Merkel's close connections to Communist youth organisations and the like ( and through them Stasi ) have been revealed, it looks like she was able to use material collected by the Stasi to blackmail Kohl and other CDU leaders.
    The fact that it has taken well into the 21st Century to reveal Merkel's past Communist associations indicates a conspiracy to suppress her past. Merkel is not a one-woman attempt to destroy Germany, she is part of a much wider conspiracy.
    , @Thea
    I think my reply was lost in cyberspace so I apologize if this is a duplicate:

    I wonder how much of our current malaise is a result of beyond-the-grave soviet propaganda? SJW talking points mimic what they wrote half a century ago. It's like a headless chicken running around wreaking havoc.
    , @Malcolm X-Lax
    "Mistake" is too benign. After all, mistakes are what erasers are for! Merkel's Chernobyl would be more apt, although Chernobyl falls short of what a catastrophe she (and the German left) has been for Western Civilization.
    , @ben tillman
    Yeah, maybe it should be "Merkel's Treason" for the decision and "Merkel's Million(s)" for the invaders.
    , @Daniel H
    >>I think Angela Merkel was molded to be a time bomb in the West and exploded the first bomb when the chance arose.

    I think that there is something Kurt Waldheim-esque about Merkel. I believe, somebody is holding potent info about her formative and young adult years, before the fall of the wall, and she is bent to do their bidding. But I have been getting a little paranoid lately, so don't pay attention to what I think.
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  17. Nico says:
    @German_reader
    CDU/CSU is just despicable, first reactions by them in the night were how much they would have liked to enter into a coalition with the Greens and how irresponsible the FDP liberals are by not agreeing to that.
    Greens lauded Merkel for her efforts to bring about a coalition.
    Given how the Greens are total open borders fanatics and presented generous "family reunification" for "refugees" as a key demand (because the "children in Aleppo" can't be separated from their dads), it's telling that they're now pretty much the Christian Democrats' favored coalition partner.
    Even the Bavarian CSU is a joke...their leader Seehofer merely demanding an upper limit of 200 000 (!) "refugees" a year...which is already too much for CDU and Greens.
    But it's good those coalition talks failed. Might at least finally lead to Merkel's removal.

    The main problem with the CSU is its alliance with the CDU. The backbone of the Bavarian party is however still salvageable, but as Martin Hutchinson pointed out, breaking that alliance and joining them with the AfD is probably still a couple electoral cycles off, barring a massive surprise.

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    Sound analysis.

    But joining the AfD with the more sensible part of the CSU won’t be enough anymore. We will need Bavaria to leave Germany, then Bavaria, Austria, Poland, Hungary, Czech Repub, and Slovakia to leave the EU and Remove and exclude all Muslims and Africans, period.

    Survival and freedom are more important than media or US or EU opinion. The EU will be nothing but an aging, thoroughly brainwashed group of terrified, confused, self hating Germans and French being mocked, threatened, taxed, groped, raped, harassed, killed, and dictated to by ever more numerous and more confident vicious Muslims.

    Leaving the EU will be not a loss but the only chance at survival.

    PS May I suggest to everyone Elena C’s book “The Mosque of Norte Dame.” A Russian version of the successful French novel Submission, written a bit earlier than Submission and, unlike Submission, from a very Catholic point of view. Worthwhile whether one is catholic or not.

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  18. BenKenobi says:
    @Jake
    'Merkel's Mistake' is erroneous. She meant to do it. Merkel was 'electing a new people.'

    Remember, her father was a Leftist Lutheran pastor living in the west of Germany who moved the family into East Germany. Merkel's family wanted Communism. Merkel was always a special charge of the East German system of education.

    I think Angela Merkel was molded to be a time bomb in the West and exploded the first bomb when the chance arose.

    Merkel wants all vestiges of pre-Modern Germany exterminated, and that requires the death of much of the DNA, replaced by something that is at its core permanently, genocidally, anti-Western Christian Civilization.

    Moslems meet that criteria.

    Merkel is a perfect example of “the banality of evil.”

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    Merkel is a perfect example of “the banality of evil.”

    More like banality of virtue.

    Virtue in politics is always defined by who controls the Current Year.

    Virtue under Nazism was different from Virtue under East German Communism from Virtue under Globalism.

    We live in a world of ever-shifting fashions. Even identity and values are susceptible to fashion.
    , @Anonymous
    Good point. I don't know if she's "perfect", but there seems a genuine unwillingness to think things through. I definitely think that some with "bad thought" tendencies could benefit from greater engagement with Arendt.

    (They probably shouldn't have put an East German in charge of the country.)
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  19. eD says:

    To follow on Nico’s comment above, one of the striking thing about politics these days is how Green parties have primarily become open borders advocacy parties, with the environmental stuff soft pedaled if not abandoned all together. I don’t follow Green parties closely enough to see if they still advocate measures to protect the environment, which mass migration flows definitely do not.

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    • Replies: @Jake
    That shift you note is startling and does seem to be contradictory. But at the core, there is no contradiction whatsoever.

    Green parties are not born of historic Western Christendom Agrarianism. Green parties are born out of the maelstrom of Leftist anti-Western Christendom politics and culture. They are attempts to replace historic Christendom Agrarian concepts and emphases with agnostic secular versions. Thus, they are at their core anti-Christ and anti-Christendom, which means they necessarily must be anti-white European peoples, at least when they are faced with choosing between whites and non-whites.

    Green parties are part and parcel of the suicidal nature of the Liberal post-Christian West. Green parties will always sacrifice most, probably virtually all, of their original common sense focus on saving natural spaces from needless 'development' if that is what they must do to promote non-white peoples and non-Christian religions at the expense of the descendants of the people who forged and ran Christendom.
    , @Nico
    I hear more "world citizens" complain about global warming than almost anyone else. Of course these are also the people who log the highest number of frequent flyer miles per year. Most of the cognitively dissonant aren't aware of the dissonance: if they were they'd probably have changed their minds on a few important points by now.
    , @ben tillman

    To follow on Nico’s comment above, one of the striking thing about politics these days is how Green parties have primarily become open borders advocacy parties, with the environmental stuff soft pedaled if not abandoned all together.
     
    The environment is like workers and women -- a pretext for a Leftist power grab.
    , @Samuel Skinner
    All politics is who, whom. In this case 'how can we screw over poor coethnics' is the primary purpose of the world's green parties. For reference the Greens poll at 0.07% in Israel- makes one proud to be a Jew.
    , @Anonymous
    They are merely just Marxists undergoing a rebranding.
    , @nebulafox
    Indeed. It's enough to make the dying remnants of the traditional Left keel over in agony. SJWs are many a plutocrats best friend, especially on the matter of borders.

    Seriously, it just gets stranger. They openly champion emigrants from cultures that are invariably anti-Semitic and treat women like property. Economic oligarchs are now their heroes, and their attempts at grabbing more control over the life of working people considered a good thing. This would be unrecognizable to previous generations of liberals. What is the end game in any of this?

    , @CJ

    ... Green parties have primarily become open borders advocacy parties, with the environmental stuff soft pedaled if not abandoned all together.
     
    Yes, and socialist parties have become globalists focusing on green-gay-trans with the standing-up-for-the-working-class stuff soft pedaled if not abandoned altogether.
    , @dfordoom

    one of the striking thing about politics these days is how Green parties have primarily become open borders advocacy parties, with the environmental stuff soft pedaled if not abandoned all together.
     
    By the 80s communism was seriously out of fashion. The Green parties were essentially a rebranding of the old hard left groups like the Trotskyists. They were fanatically anti-capitalist. In general they never did have any interest in the environment except as a stick with which to beat capitalism. They were nutters but at least they believed in something.

    That's all ancient history now. The Green parties sold out to the globalists. They no longer believe in world revolution. Nowadays they believe in money. Money for themselves. The entire environmentalist movement is about money and cushy jobs.

    There's still a tiny handful of old school Trotskyists in most Green parties but they have no influence and they're dying out rapidly.
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  20. eD says:

    I checked the election results to look at the coalition math for Germany. This is the first time since World War 2 the pols have had this much difficulty in forming the federal government.

    CDU-CSU/ FDP/ AfD is perfectly viable and failure to go that route has to be a deliberate decision of the CDU leadership.

    Everyone but the CDU, CSU, and AfD has only a 5 vote margin and requires the FDP to go along, aside from the main components of the coalition clearly being rejected by the voters. That is not going to happen.

    The SPD leader re-iterated that the party is not going back into government or helping the CDU help, and pointed out that the two parties combined got their worst result since the formation of the federal republic and that the public obviously doesn’t want a grand coalition. The SPD needs to be in opposition to have a chance of survival.

    CDU-CSU/ Greens/ Die Linke is mathematically possible around an open borders agenda, but it would blow up the CDU-CSU and pretty much be a suicide pact for the parties involved. A quick internet search revealed nothing about Die Linke’s immigration policies.

    Early new elections are expected to produce more gains for the AfD, so they might as well just include them in the government.

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    There is a serious chance that a CDU-CSU/ FDP/ AfD coalition could turn into Germany's version of the Trump administration, dropping the closing the borders agenda to focus on tax cuts for the wealthy and deregulation.

    Something like that would also bring the SPD back to life, though the CDU probably prefers to have the SPD as the main electoral alternative to themselves so that could be a plus for them.
    , @The Alarmist
    Bundespraesident Horst Seehofer will sooner appoint a total nobody as Chancellor before allowing new elections that might yield more seats to AfD. You heard it here first.
    , @Jack D
    Of course it is deliberate. This is the modern version of "better dead than Red". Better down than brown? This would be like cuckservatives in the US (cough cough John McCain) agreeing with Trump - it's just not in their DNA. They could never bring themselves to do it. If you understand Germany to have 2 leftist parties, one far left and one (CDU) slightly less far left (the same as the current situation in the US Congress) , then it makes sense that they would never ally with those icky rightists. What accounts for their unwillingness to ally with Die Linke? The narcissism of small differences.

    BTW, how long before John McCain has a deathbed conversion and switches parties? The ghost of Arlen Specter is whispering in his ear.

    , @German_reader

    A quick internet search revealed nothing about Die Linke’s immigration policies.
     
    There's a bit of a power struggle in Die Linke between two factions...one faction (around Sarah Wagenknecht and her husband Oskar Lafontaine who was once big in the SPD) is somewhat skeptical about open borderism, regarding it as incompatible with the welfare state, workers' rights etc. The other faction around Katja Kipping consists of pure pro-mass immigration fanatics who agitate in favour of "global freedom of movement" and are great proponents of state-enforced "antifascism". Basically it's a conflict between the world view of working class proles and cosmopolitan urban lefties of a bourgeois background. Remains to be seen who will win.
    , @Anonymous
    The AfD are the UKIP of Germany.

    Formed for similar reasons - and having similar political effects, ie , acting as the 'spoiler' in a cosy political class immigrationist stitch-up.

    Eschewing all that silly jack-booted goosestepping fuckery for sensible politics and sensible people, the AfD have done the unthinkable and have brought nationalism back to the high table of German politics.
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  21. Steve, weren’t you earlier referring to this as the ‘Merkel Youth’? I kind of liked that.

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  22. @eah
    Given how the Greens are total open borders fanatics

    Mein lieblings Beispiel dafür -- das Twitter-konto von Simone Peter -- there is no evidence she cares at all about Germans -- note the extremely dishonest foto of two very young girls, when 80% of the Flüchtlinge were military age men -- this kind of nonsense turbocharged use of "Lügenpresse" back in 2015.

    The German nationalists should argue that these millions of anti-Semites that they let in will be mobilized in the near future to complete Hitler’s plans. Let them chew on that for awhile.

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    Lol AND Agree!
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  23. eD says:
    @eD
    I checked the election results to look at the coalition math for Germany. This is the first time since World War 2 the pols have had this much difficulty in forming the federal government.

    CDU-CSU/ FDP/ AfD is perfectly viable and failure to go that route has to be a deliberate decision of the CDU leadership.

    Everyone but the CDU, CSU, and AfD has only a 5 vote margin and requires the FDP to go along, aside from the main components of the coalition clearly being rejected by the voters. That is not going to happen.

    The SPD leader re-iterated that the party is not going back into government or helping the CDU help, and pointed out that the two parties combined got their worst result since the formation of the federal republic and that the public obviously doesn't want a grand coalition. The SPD needs to be in opposition to have a chance of survival.

    CDU-CSU/ Greens/ Die Linke is mathematically possible around an open borders agenda, but it would blow up the CDU-CSU and pretty much be a suicide pact for the parties involved. A quick internet search revealed nothing about Die Linke's immigration policies.

    Early new elections are expected to produce more gains for the AfD, so they might as well just include them in the government.

    There is a serious chance that a CDU-CSU/ FDP/ AfD coalition could turn into Germany’s version of the Trump administration, dropping the closing the borders agenda to focus on tax cuts for the wealthy and deregulation.

    Something like that would also bring the SPD back to life, though the CDU probably prefers to have the SPD as the main electoral alternative to themselves so that could be a plus for them.

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    Yes.

    A CDU/AfD coalition would make far more sense than trying to accommodate the 'Greens' (Marxists in Disguise).
    Of course, Merkel's head must be demanded as a price of that coalition.
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  24. Bankers run the American Empire; the American Empire runs Germany; Germany runs the European Union; the European Union is funded by the monetary extremism of the European Central Bank.

    Angela Merkel’s political difficulties are good for the Alternative for Deutschland(AfD) political party. Merkel’s treasonous plot to destroy German cultural cohesion by means of importing a million or more non-European Third Worlders is a problem that can be solved. The German people know that the young and energetic AfD is the only political party with the strength and power to begin the necessary mass deportations of Merkel’s million interloper invasionary army.

    Merkel is a Communist baby boomer rat who must be removed from power. Germany must acquire a nuclear deterrent and remove the American Empire from Germany. A departure ceremony can be held at Ramstein Air Force base to celebrate the American Empire leaving Germany.

    The Turks and Merkel’s million interloper invasionary army must be removed from Germany in order to restore full sovereignty to the great German nation.

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    Bankers run the American Empire; the American Empire runs Germany; Germany runs the European Union; the European Union is funded by the monetary extremism of the European Central Bank.

    This is why GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS is so instructive as a microcosm of how the world really works.

    We live in a democracy, so we are told we have equal access to everything. Books are published every year purporting to tell us what really happened. And stuff like Haldeman's Diaries are published, along with other political stuff. The inside knowledge for every man.

    Now, it's true that you get more access to information in a democracy than in a totalitarian nation. I mean what could anyone really know in Stalin's USSR or Mao's China?

    But even in a democracy, there is privileged knowledge, like those of big bankers who really run the American Empire. They have the 'leads', the inside scoop, the signals picked up only by those with radar. This is true in investment, intelligence, and institutions.

    The top 'leads' are for the winners, the insiders, the connected.

    To gain access to those leads, we have to become winners, but it's difficult to become winners with generic leads. And those who do get ahead with generic leads tend to be con-men. To access gold, you have to prove you can sell shi*. So, we have bullshi**ers guarding the gold.

    While it's true that even an average American can read much about American politics and learn quite a lot, the fact is there are still many secrets that have not been released. Only those in the inside of the inside have access to those 'leads'. And even they can only discuss these things with others on the inside.

    Granted, leads alone aren't the answer. Even if one gets the best leads, if one doesn't know what to do with them, the leads are worthless. Incompetence cannot handle value. It's like blacks can be provided with the best technology, but they'll just loot and smash it all. What happens to all those computers in Baltimore schools? They end up broken or stolen.
    Give the secret book on how to make atomic bombs to an African nation, and they'll use it for toilet paper.
    But for those who do know what to do, having the right 'leads' makes all the difference. It is the codebreaker that solves the riddle or picks locks open. Rosenbergs and Pollard stole and slipped the leads.

    Even when it comes to academic knowledge, what is banned for the masses is allowed for the inner circle. I suspect James Watson got in hot water not so much because of what he said but whom he said it to. It's one thing to discuss race differences within the inner sanctum. But you do NOT discuss this secret with people on the outside. Those 'leads' are not for the world. The facade of racial equality is useful for maintaining the empire.

    Merkel seems to me a dupe. She's not a real insider. This may sound odd since she's been the leader of one of the major nations. But she really seems clueless. And besides, I don't think insider-insider become leaders. It's safer to pull the strings. She's a salesman, like Bush II and Obama. She'll win a Cadillac for her services, but she's expendable.

    Who had the leads, and what's in those leads? And how come we have no access to that knowledge of what's really going on and who's really pulling the strings?
    And of course, educated fools are like suckers who fell for the scam.
    PC sold them lies, and it's only a matter of time before they realize they've been sold utterly worthless property. But then, the damage will have been done, and it may be too late. The West was sold on Diversity, Negromania, and Homomania. This combo is supposed to lead to a glorious future. Really?

    Maybe we should be like the Nyborgs. Pretend to buy the stuff by pay with bogus checks.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DO3hk9NR0V8

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  25. Altai says:

    I always thought ‘million migrant march’ would work better, reminding people how insane the whole situation was that 1 million people were just allowed to walk through several national borders and the highly threatening image of those men walking in huge columns with police protection.

    It’s also a result of them having made a clear bee-line for Germany/Sweden for the most part. Except for those places that they crossed through, the rest of Europe wasn’t directly effected.

    The Greens in France, Benelux, Germany, the Netherlands and Sweden became full-on post-modernist open-borders supporters with little interest in environmental concerns (Except for the anti-nuclear campaigns in France/Germany.) many decades ago. The Green parties in the rest of Europe are to varying degrees more focused on environmental issues. (Some would also blame the high rates of female leadership leading to less ability to say no to migrants and the increasing obsession with feminism and LGBTism) I blame it on the merging of those movements with post-modernism and the worst remnants of the hippie movements. This association is also why so many on the right take a weird tribal political antagonism towards environmental issues.

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    how insane the whole situation was that 1 million people were just allowed to walk through several national borders and the highly threatening image of those men walking in huge columns with police protection
     
    https://twitter.com/deplorableish/status/929484901396643845
    , @CJ

    I blame it on the merging of those movements with post-modernism and the worst remnants of the hippie movements. This association is also why so many on the right take a weird tribal political antagonism towards environmental issues.
     
    (Raising hand) Guilty as charged!
    , @Bill Jones
    "I always thought ‘million migrant march’ would work better, "

    More accurately it would be: The moron's million migrants.
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  26. @Jake
    'Merkel's Mistake' is erroneous. She meant to do it. Merkel was 'electing a new people.'

    Remember, her father was a Leftist Lutheran pastor living in the west of Germany who moved the family into East Germany. Merkel's family wanted Communism. Merkel was always a special charge of the East German system of education.

    I think Angela Merkel was molded to be a time bomb in the West and exploded the first bomb when the chance arose.

    Merkel wants all vestiges of pre-Modern Germany exterminated, and that requires the death of much of the DNA, replaced by something that is at its core permanently, genocidally, anti-Western Christian Civilization.

    Moslems meet that criteria.

    Many people regard Merkel as Honecker’s Revenge. Except, of course, East Germany did not permit any sort of mass immigration, never mind mass 3rd World immigration.
    Why Kohl promoted her seemed odd at the time. Now that Merkel’s close connections to Communist youth organisations and the like ( and through them Stasi ) have been revealed, it looks like she was able to use material collected by the Stasi to blackmail Kohl and other CDU leaders.
    The fact that it has taken well into the 21st Century to reveal Merkel’s past Communist associations indicates a conspiracy to suppress her past. Merkel is not a one-woman attempt to destroy Germany, she is part of a much wider conspiracy.

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  27. Jake says:
    @eD
    To follow on Nico's comment above, one of the striking thing about politics these days is how Green parties have primarily become open borders advocacy parties, with the environmental stuff soft pedaled if not abandoned all together. I don't follow Green parties closely enough to see if they still advocate measures to protect the environment, which mass migration flows definitely do not.

    That shift you note is startling and does seem to be contradictory. But at the core, there is no contradiction whatsoever.

    Green parties are not born of historic Western Christendom Agrarianism. Green parties are born out of the maelstrom of Leftist anti-Western Christendom politics and culture. They are attempts to replace historic Christendom Agrarian concepts and emphases with agnostic secular versions. Thus, they are at their core anti-Christ and anti-Christendom, which means they necessarily must be anti-white European peoples, at least when they are faced with choosing between whites and non-whites.

    Green parties are part and parcel of the suicidal nature of the Liberal post-Christian West. Green parties will always sacrifice most, probably virtually all, of their original common sense focus on saving natural spaces from needless ‘development’ if that is what they must do to promote non-white peoples and non-Christian religions at the expense of the descendants of the people who forged and ran Christendom.

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  28. @eD
    I checked the election results to look at the coalition math for Germany. This is the first time since World War 2 the pols have had this much difficulty in forming the federal government.

    CDU-CSU/ FDP/ AfD is perfectly viable and failure to go that route has to be a deliberate decision of the CDU leadership.

    Everyone but the CDU, CSU, and AfD has only a 5 vote margin and requires the FDP to go along, aside from the main components of the coalition clearly being rejected by the voters. That is not going to happen.

    The SPD leader re-iterated that the party is not going back into government or helping the CDU help, and pointed out that the two parties combined got their worst result since the formation of the federal republic and that the public obviously doesn't want a grand coalition. The SPD needs to be in opposition to have a chance of survival.

    CDU-CSU/ Greens/ Die Linke is mathematically possible around an open borders agenda, but it would blow up the CDU-CSU and pretty much be a suicide pact for the parties involved. A quick internet search revealed nothing about Die Linke's immigration policies.

    Early new elections are expected to produce more gains for the AfD, so they might as well just include them in the government.

    Bundespraesident Horst Seehofer will sooner appoint a total nobody as Chancellor before allowing new elections that might yield more seats to AfD. You heard it here first.

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    My bad! Bundespraesident is Frank-Walter Steinmeier.

    Seehofer is head of CSU ... don't know why I had him on the Brain.

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  29. Merkeljugendsaga. Maybe sounds better in German?

    The Nibelungen saga is the story of Vandals that settled in Germany. The Merkel jugend saga is the story of the vandal youths that settled in Germany.

    When some future Wagner makes the story into an opera, Das Gene der Merkeljugend cycle can be started by Das Rheingene. From future Wikipedia:

    Plot Synopsis

    The curtain rises to show, at the bottom of the Rhine, the three Rhine maidens playing together. Al-Berich Mohammed, a Merkel youth, appears from a culture of cousin marriage and tries to woo them. Struck by Al-Berich’s ugliness, the Rhine maidens mock his advances, and he grows angry. He chases them and tries to catch them in his arms, but they elude, tease and humiliate him. As the sun begins to rise, the maidens praise the golden hair atop a nearby head; Al-Berich asks what it is. The Rhine maidens tell him about the Rhine gene, which their father has ordered them to guard: it can enable its bearer to rule the world…

    Of course, we all know the end of the cycle… Deutscherdämmerung

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  30. Sm Sung says:
    @Ed
    I don’t know much about German politics but based on this blurb, Merkel did the right thing holding firm. The Green Party sounds like a bunch of loons. Going to the mat so refugees can bring their families is insane. Germany would be 1/5 to 1/4 Muslim within a generation if this was allowed.

    Sounds like Red Angie caved and it was the FPD that “stayed firm”.

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  31. Sm Sung says:

    Muttidämmerung?

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  32. “the far-right Alternative for Democracy Party (AfD)”

    No, “AfD” does not stand for “Alternative for Democracy”; it stands for “Alternative für Deutschland”, says https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alternative_for_Germany

    Doesn’t the reporter Griff Witte know this? Doesn’t the Washington Post have knowledgeable editors?

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    No, “AfD” does not stand for “Alternative for Democracy”; it stands for “Alternative für Deutschland”, says https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alternative_for_Germany

    Doesn’t the reporter Griff Witte know this? Doesn’t the Washington Post have knowledgeable editors?
     
    Yes. A strange and bad mistake. Obsessed with the notion of AfD being an "alternative to democracy"?
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  33. @The Alarmist
    Bundespraesident Horst Seehofer will sooner appoint a total nobody as Chancellor before allowing new elections that might yield more seats to AfD. You heard it here first.

    My bad! Bundespraesident is Frank-Walter Steinmeier.

    Seehofer is head of CSU … don’t know why I had him on the Brain.

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  34. @Auntie Analogue
    Merkel's Mistake? Hardly.

    Merkel's Dolchstoß.

    Lol.

    While that’s accurate, it won’t be used for the same reason that it is verbally arresting: its redolence.

    Especially since it is debatable whether the first use of “Dolchstoß” was accurate, while your use pretty clearly is accurate, as Merkel pretty clearly laid a huge problem on the people who elected her to prevent problems. So the current use inadvertently devalues the term by association with a famously less clear use.

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  35. bjdubbs says:

    The real turning point was when Merkel made this Palestinian girl cry at a public event in July 2015 by telling her that Germany could not accept everyone. In August she announced the open door policy. .

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    Merkel made this Palestinian girl cry at a public event in July 2015
     
    Staged? Seems highly likely with hindsight.
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  36. Merkelanche

    Merknami

    Merkmersion

    Merksurge

    Merktide

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    Merkelanche has some potential.
    , @FactsAreImportant
    Most of the names suggested have been pejorative (including mine).

    But, if you want something the MSM might adopt, you want something more neutral, but something that reflects the enormity of what is going on.

    So how about:

    GM21 (Great Migration, 21st century).

    "Great Migration" is good for many reasons. It captures the enormity. It is already in use with regard to the US's post WW2 great migration from the south to the north. Since GM already has positive connotations to the MSM, the MSM might willingly adopt GM21. It is flexible: it applies to the Merkelanche, immigration to the US, and any other large-scale immigrations. It can be general or specific. It can be easily modified to reflect other migrations.

    GM21 (all large population movements)

    GM21E (Europe)

    GM21US (United States)

    GM20US (what is currently called the "Great Migration" in the US)
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  37. @Ed
    I don’t know much about German politics but based on this blurb, Merkel did the right thing holding firm. The Green Party sounds like a bunch of loons. Going to the mat so refugees can bring their families is insane. Germany would be 1/5 to 1/4 Muslim within a generation if this was allowed.

    Check the numbers, man, Germany will be at least one quarter Muslim in a generation without any new arrivals at all. GERMANS DO NOT HAVE CHILDREN, PERIOD.

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    GERMANS DO NOT HAVE CHILDREN, PERIOD.
     
    Given that Germans do not want Germany to survive, why exactly should we care? A Muslim Germany will cause all sorts of problems for the globalists. That might be a good thing. At the very least it will be amusing.

    Thirty years from now when the globalists have to deal with a Muslim Germany, a Muslim Britain and a Muslim France they might wonder if they were so clever after all.

    The West has been a suicide cult since 1914.
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  38. @Nico
    The main problem with the CSU is its alliance with the CDU. The backbone of the Bavarian party is however still salvageable, but as Martin Hutchinson pointed out, breaking that alliance and joining them with the AfD is probably still a couple electoral cycles off, barring a massive surprise.

    Sound analysis.

    But joining the AfD with the more sensible part of the CSU won’t be enough anymore. We will need Bavaria to leave Germany, then Bavaria, Austria, Poland, Hungary, Czech Repub, and Slovakia to leave the EU and Remove and exclude all Muslims and Africans, period.

    Survival and freedom are more important than media or US or EU opinion. The EU will be nothing but an aging, thoroughly brainwashed group of terrified, confused, self hating Germans and French being mocked, threatened, taxed, groped, raped, harassed, killed, and dictated to by ever more numerous and more confident vicious Muslims.

    Leaving the EU will be not a loss but the only chance at survival.

    PS May I suggest to everyone Elena C’s book “The Mosque of Norte Dame.” A Russian version of the successful French novel Submission, written a bit earlier than Submission and, unlike Submission, from a very Catholic point of view. Worthwhile whether one is catholic or not.

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  39. george says:

    Only a ‘dark horse’ candidate can save Germany.

    From http://www.tatjanafesterling.de/
    Thilo Sarrazin: Kanzler für Deutschland
    Thilo Sarrazin: Chancellor for Germany

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  40. Neoconned says:
    @OilcanFloyd
    How about The Final Solution to the German Question?

    I’m weirded out by this.

    I attempted and failed to write a screenplay when I was 20ish about a white guy who gives up on the rat race & moves yo Jamaica to open a coconut stand on the beach where he married a Jamaican woman.

    The title of my script and no I am not joking…..”Jamaica or Bust”…..

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    Disgusting.
    , @Anonymous
    I want to write a novel about a man's quest to sire the world's fastest man. He would to go to Trelawny Parish (pop. 75,000) (birthplace of several track and field athletes: world record holder, 2008 Olympic Gold Medallist and 2009 World Champion in the 100 metres and in the 200 metres Usain Bolt, Voletta Wallace (mother of rapper Biggie Smalls), Veronica Campbell-Brown, Marvin Anderson, Ricardo Chambers, Omar Brown, Michael Frater, Lerone Clarke, Dane Hyatt, Rosemarie Whyte, Michael Greene, Inez Turner, Debbie-Ann Parris, Sanya Richards, Ben Johnson and Warren Weir.) and impregnate many women.
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  41. Thea says:
    @Jake
    'Merkel's Mistake' is erroneous. She meant to do it. Merkel was 'electing a new people.'

    Remember, her father was a Leftist Lutheran pastor living in the west of Germany who moved the family into East Germany. Merkel's family wanted Communism. Merkel was always a special charge of the East German system of education.

    I think Angela Merkel was molded to be a time bomb in the West and exploded the first bomb when the chance arose.

    Merkel wants all vestiges of pre-Modern Germany exterminated, and that requires the death of much of the DNA, replaced by something that is at its core permanently, genocidally, anti-Western Christian Civilization.

    Moslems meet that criteria.

    I think my reply was lost in cyberspace so I apologize if this is a duplicate:

    I wonder how much of our current malaise is a result of beyond-the-grave soviet propaganda? SJW talking points mimic what they wrote half a century ago. It’s like a headless chicken running around wreaking havoc.

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    I've had the same thought. And it fits with Irony being History's most Iron Law.

    The Communists (old style) all succumbed around 1989, yet their civilization-busting projects had already been launched and we're still watching their slow motion impact today.

    A bit like the German Army high command in 1917 releasing the Bolshevik "bacillus" in the form of Lenin into the decrepit Russian Empire. It did sorta work for them by taking Russia out of the War, but the blowback over the next decades was a bitch.

    By the way, it is not just your idea and my idea. A KGB defector, Yuri Bezmenov, more or less said that this was indeed the case.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3qkf3bajd4

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  42. @ethelred
    Your own "Merkel's Boner" was memorable and precise...

    It turned out she feared the adverse publicity of turning them away - and she was proved right, unfortunately. Here she is, still in power...

    Old-timers and baseball fans might get the reference to “Merkle’s Boner”.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merkle%27s_Boner

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  43. Nico says:
    @eD
    To follow on Nico's comment above, one of the striking thing about politics these days is how Green parties have primarily become open borders advocacy parties, with the environmental stuff soft pedaled if not abandoned all together. I don't follow Green parties closely enough to see if they still advocate measures to protect the environment, which mass migration flows definitely do not.

    I hear more “world citizens” complain about global warming than almost anyone else. Of course these are also the people who log the highest number of frequent flyer miles per year. Most of the cognitively dissonant aren’t aware of the dissonance: if they were they’d probably have changed their minds on a few important points by now.

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  44. Jack D says:
    @eD
    I checked the election results to look at the coalition math for Germany. This is the first time since World War 2 the pols have had this much difficulty in forming the federal government.

    CDU-CSU/ FDP/ AfD is perfectly viable and failure to go that route has to be a deliberate decision of the CDU leadership.

    Everyone but the CDU, CSU, and AfD has only a 5 vote margin and requires the FDP to go along, aside from the main components of the coalition clearly being rejected by the voters. That is not going to happen.

    The SPD leader re-iterated that the party is not going back into government or helping the CDU help, and pointed out that the two parties combined got their worst result since the formation of the federal republic and that the public obviously doesn't want a grand coalition. The SPD needs to be in opposition to have a chance of survival.

    CDU-CSU/ Greens/ Die Linke is mathematically possible around an open borders agenda, but it would blow up the CDU-CSU and pretty much be a suicide pact for the parties involved. A quick internet search revealed nothing about Die Linke's immigration policies.

    Early new elections are expected to produce more gains for the AfD, so they might as well just include them in the government.

    Of course it is deliberate. This is the modern version of “better dead than Red”. Better down than brown? This would be like cuckservatives in the US (cough cough John McCain) agreeing with Trump – it’s just not in their DNA. They could never bring themselves to do it. If you understand Germany to have 2 leftist parties, one far left and one (CDU) slightly less far left (the same as the current situation in the US Congress) , then it makes sense that they would never ally with those icky rightists. What accounts for their unwillingness to ally with Die Linke? The narcissism of small differences.

    BTW, how long before John McCain has a deathbed conversion and switches parties? The ghost of Arlen Specter is whispering in his ear.

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    The ghost of Arlen Specter is whispering in his ear.
     
    Heh.
    At first glance, it read as ''The ghost of Arlen Specter is whispering in his ass.''
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  45. rogue-one says:

    Merkel Youth! für neues Deutschland !

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  46. @Ed
    I don’t know much about German politics but based on this blurb, Merkel did the right thing holding firm. The Green Party sounds like a bunch of loons. Going to the mat so refugees can bring their families is insane. Germany would be 1/5 to 1/4 Muslim within a generation if this was allowed.

    I don’t know much about German politics but based on this blurb, Merkel did the right thing holding firm.

    Merkel didn’t hold firm at all, she would have liked to enter a coalition with the Greens, would have been a dream come true for her, and she would have given them everything they want. But the FDP liberals pulled out, probably because they realized entering such a coalition would be very bad for them. They didn’t manage to enter the Bundestag in the 2013 election and already looked moribund…their comeback was due not least to voters who are dissatisfied with Merkel’s policies, but think the AfD is too extreme or not pro-business enough. If the FDP had joined a government where the Greens push through all their insane projects (with Merkel’s support), it might have permanently destroyed them as a viable party.

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    What is the deal with the Germans?

    I mean we have our own f----up white liberal ethnomasochists who are essentially mindless fools but you guys take the cake in terms of blindness towards reality.

    Too many Germans appear to be willing to sacrifice everything, and I mean everything, on the altar of egalitarianism.

    What has happened to the German people?

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  47. Ginflux

    Ingermination

    EurIn

    OderNoBorder

    Allinmania

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    Slightly o/t, but Cabaret doesn't really fit the contemporary narrative re NS Germany, does it?
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  48. @eD
    I checked the election results to look at the coalition math for Germany. This is the first time since World War 2 the pols have had this much difficulty in forming the federal government.

    CDU-CSU/ FDP/ AfD is perfectly viable and failure to go that route has to be a deliberate decision of the CDU leadership.

    Everyone but the CDU, CSU, and AfD has only a 5 vote margin and requires the FDP to go along, aside from the main components of the coalition clearly being rejected by the voters. That is not going to happen.

    The SPD leader re-iterated that the party is not going back into government or helping the CDU help, and pointed out that the two parties combined got their worst result since the formation of the federal republic and that the public obviously doesn't want a grand coalition. The SPD needs to be in opposition to have a chance of survival.

    CDU-CSU/ Greens/ Die Linke is mathematically possible around an open borders agenda, but it would blow up the CDU-CSU and pretty much be a suicide pact for the parties involved. A quick internet search revealed nothing about Die Linke's immigration policies.

    Early new elections are expected to produce more gains for the AfD, so they might as well just include them in the government.

    A quick internet search revealed nothing about Die Linke’s immigration policies.

    There’s a bit of a power struggle in Die Linke between two factions…one faction (around Sarah Wagenknecht and her husband Oskar Lafontaine who was once big in the SPD) is somewhat skeptical about open borderism, regarding it as incompatible with the welfare state, workers’ rights etc. The other faction around Katja Kipping consists of pure pro-mass immigration fanatics who agitate in favour of “global freedom of movement” and are great proponents of state-enforced “antifascism”. Basically it’s a conflict between the world view of working class proles and cosmopolitan urban lefties of a bourgeois background. Remains to be seen who will win.

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  49. TG says:

    Merkel’s decision to open Germany to massive numbers of muslim immigrants is disappearing down the memory hole for a very simple reason: because the rich and powerful want it down the memory hole. Period.

    Perhaps the single most important factor affecting economics is demographics. Which is why talking about that is verboten: because the rich want unfettered aspect to manipulate populations for their own selfish benefit.

    Consider what happened in Syria: the government deliberately created a population explosion, criminalizing the sale and possession of contraceptives, and spouting endless propaganda that it was every woman’s patriotic duty to have six kid each – and never mind whether you can support them. The population doubled, and then doubled again – and then the aquifers were drained dry, and things fell apart. But this obvious fact is completely censored by the mainstream media – because if the poverty created by Syria’s deliberate policy of maximizing population growth were to be discussed, it would call into question the policies of maximizing population growth in many other countries, which might perhaps lead to those policies being stopped, which would mean that the rich might have to pay more for labor, and that, of course, would be racist.

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    Contraception has wreaked havoc on Western culture. That can't be the cause of Syria's woes.
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  50. @Jake
    'Merkel's Mistake' is erroneous. She meant to do it. Merkel was 'electing a new people.'

    Remember, her father was a Leftist Lutheran pastor living in the west of Germany who moved the family into East Germany. Merkel's family wanted Communism. Merkel was always a special charge of the East German system of education.

    I think Angela Merkel was molded to be a time bomb in the West and exploded the first bomb when the chance arose.

    Merkel wants all vestiges of pre-Modern Germany exterminated, and that requires the death of much of the DNA, replaced by something that is at its core permanently, genocidally, anti-Western Christian Civilization.

    Moslems meet that criteria.

    “Mistake” is too benign. After all, mistakes are what erasers are for! Merkel’s Chernobyl would be more apt, although Chernobyl falls short of what a catastrophe she (and the German left) has been for Western Civilization.

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  51. neutral says:
    @Ed
    I don’t know much about German politics but based on this blurb, Merkel did the right thing holding firm. The Green Party sounds like a bunch of loons. Going to the mat so refugees can bring their families is insane. Germany would be 1/5 to 1/4 Muslim within a generation if this was allowed.

    Germany would be 1/5 to 1/4 Muslim within a generation if this was allowed.

    The huge migration that Merkel created consisted of young Muslims, so that 1/5 Muslim is already the case. There is no fundamental difference in ideology between Greens and the CDU, they are both leftist parties that support open borders, environmentalism, multiculturalism, globalism, the surveillance state and heavy censorship, the only real difference is that the Greens want to bring about their vision of the future much faster than the CDU, but the end goals of both parties are basically identical.

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  52. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    A German word that Americans would recognize would be good. Merkel’s Wiener, instead of Merkel’s Boner. Or Merkel’s Kampf or Merkel’s Blitzkrieg.

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  53. AndrewR says:

    Merkel’s Million Military-aged Muslim Male Migration

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  54. @Jake
    'Merkel's Mistake' is erroneous. She meant to do it. Merkel was 'electing a new people.'

    Remember, her father was a Leftist Lutheran pastor living in the west of Germany who moved the family into East Germany. Merkel's family wanted Communism. Merkel was always a special charge of the East German system of education.

    I think Angela Merkel was molded to be a time bomb in the West and exploded the first bomb when the chance arose.

    Merkel wants all vestiges of pre-Modern Germany exterminated, and that requires the death of much of the DNA, replaced by something that is at its core permanently, genocidally, anti-Western Christian Civilization.

    Moslems meet that criteria.

    Yeah, maybe it should be “Merkel’s Treason” for the decision and “Merkel’s Million(s)” for the invaders.

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    Yeah, maybe it should be “Merkel’s Treason” for the decision and “Merkel’s Million(s)” for the invaders.
     
    Muttis Moochers
    , @Expletive Deleted
    Why doesn't she just resort to the classic threat "Millionen stehen hinter mir"?
    Because quantity has a quality all its own.
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  55. Die Endlösung der Deutschenfrage

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  56. @eD
    To follow on Nico's comment above, one of the striking thing about politics these days is how Green parties have primarily become open borders advocacy parties, with the environmental stuff soft pedaled if not abandoned all together. I don't follow Green parties closely enough to see if they still advocate measures to protect the environment, which mass migration flows definitely do not.

    To follow on Nico’s comment above, one of the striking thing about politics these days is how Green parties have primarily become open borders advocacy parties, with the environmental stuff soft pedaled if not abandoned all together.

    The environment is like workers and women — a pretext for a Leftist power grab.

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  57. @eD
    To follow on Nico's comment above, one of the striking thing about politics these days is how Green parties have primarily become open borders advocacy parties, with the environmental stuff soft pedaled if not abandoned all together. I don't follow Green parties closely enough to see if they still advocate measures to protect the environment, which mass migration flows definitely do not.

    All politics is who, whom. In this case ‘how can we screw over poor coethnics’ is the primary purpose of the world’s green parties. For reference the Greens poll at 0.07% in Israel- makes one proud to be a Jew.

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  58. Off topic…but most relevant:

    Subaru’s New commercial for the National Park Service…..A young Hindu American Women dressed as a American Colonial era young woman…..

    Have a look Steve…make a post about it….

    What next:Sihk Gettysburg re-enactors?

    There are those days when the mendacity of Civic Nationalism really hits you in the face….

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  59. Anon says: • Disclaimer

    Hey, now that the war is Syria is over, all these ‘refugees’ can go back. No reason to protect them from dangers in their homeland any more. Has any of these dimwitted German pols even thought of this?

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  60. Travis says:
    @Ed
    I don’t know much about German politics but based on this blurb, Merkel did the right thing holding firm. The Green Party sounds like a bunch of loons. Going to the mat so refugees can bring their families is insane. Germany would be 1/5 to 1/4 Muslim within a generation if this was allowed.

    already muslims are 20% of the Youth population in Germany (those between the ages of 15-25)

    Since muslim fertility is triple the level of Christian Germans, we will see Germany become 25% muslim as the boomers pass away, even if no additional muslims are granted asylum…

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  61. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    Borrowing your words, Steve, how about Merkel’s Muslim March, or something like that?

    Update: I just read Merkel’s Million Muslim March, suggested by another commenter. That’s probably a better idea.

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    "Merkel's Muslim Mayhem"?
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  62. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer
    @Anonymous
    Borrowing your words, Steve, how about Merkel's Muslim March, or something like that?

    Update: I just read Merkel's Million Muslim March, suggested by another commenter. That's probably a better idea.

    “Merkel’s Muslim Mayhem”?

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    “Merkel’s Muslim Mayhem”?
     
    Merkel’s Mangy Mufti Merkin
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  63. fish says:
    @ben tillman
    Yeah, maybe it should be "Merkel's Treason" for the decision and "Merkel's Million(s)" for the invaders.

    Yeah, maybe it should be “Merkel’s Treason” for the decision and “Merkel’s Million(s)” for the invaders.

    Muttis Moochers

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  64. Lurker says:

    Merkel’s Treason?

    Update: which I now see is already in play.

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  65. Solution to the problem. Have the Muslim refugees go to Canada. Wash them through Canada’s immigration system, Trudeau loves refugees, and then have the Muslims transferred to Germany. I mean who doesn’t like Canadians?

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  66. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    I like that good ol’ fashioned early 20th century Americanism ‘Bumrush’ as in the ‘Great Bum-Rushing of Germany’ as the most appropriate phrase to describe Merkel’s appalling lack of leadership in the Fall of 2015.

    The verb ‘to bumrush’, of course, refers to Depression era and pre depression era America. The phrase conveys the literal meaning of rather aggressive undesirable and definitely unwanted and unwelcome vagrants (‘bums’) lining up to form a small platoon or even army, and thus by sheer force of numbers alone ‘mob-hand’ the ‘security’ or gate-post, ticket-counter etc etc of some paid-for event, attraction or other source of goodies.

    Isn’t this the precise description of what happened in Germany back in 2015?

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  67. Merkel’s Folly for the act, or to be as unsubtle as possible

    Merkel’s Munich Moment (trying to by peace through submission to invaders)

    the Merkeljugend (or maybe Merkel Youth for those invited in)

    You could also talk about the Drang Nach Norden of the migrants,

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  68. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer
    @eD
    There is a serious chance that a CDU-CSU/ FDP/ AfD coalition could turn into Germany's version of the Trump administration, dropping the closing the borders agenda to focus on tax cuts for the wealthy and deregulation.

    Something like that would also bring the SPD back to life, though the CDU probably prefers to have the SPD as the main electoral alternative to themselves so that could be a plus for them.

    Yes.

    A CDU/AfD coalition would make far more sense than trying to accommodate the ‘Greens’ (Marxists in Disguise).
    Of course, Merkel’s head must be demanded as a price of that coalition.

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  69. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer
    @theo the kraut
    > The Greens had insisted that refugees who have won asylum in
    > Germany be allowed to bring their families to join them.

    Factually wrong, anyone who has won asylum is entitled to family reunification, it's been like that for decades. However, in 2016 only 0.5% of applicants where granted asylum, but ~98% of all illegals aliens who apply for asylum without getting it get some sort of "subsidiary protection" as per EU/German law, not law of nations. The Greens and the CDU agreed to allow those people family reunification, too, which came into effect in spring 2015. The Greens are present in the governments of 10 of the 16 German Lands and can therefore block many new legislation, so Merkel conceded this, though eagerly willing as I'd guess.

    Of course, if the Germans are foolish enough not to renege and revoke this despicable ‘right’ to ‘family unification’, then assuredly and eventually, you can bet your boots that the entirety of the population of Syria – and a few other places beside – will wind up in Germany over the course of the next few generations.

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    With neverending tirades from SJWs (in and outside of Germany) on how their continued failure to thrive (learn German, adapt to civil society, become educated, become employable etc etc etc) will be blamed on ethnic Germans' inherent racism.

    No good deed goes unpunished in the current cultural and political climate.
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  70. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer
    @eD
    To follow on Nico's comment above, one of the striking thing about politics these days is how Green parties have primarily become open borders advocacy parties, with the environmental stuff soft pedaled if not abandoned all together. I don't follow Green parties closely enough to see if they still advocate measures to protect the environment, which mass migration flows definitely do not.

    They are merely just Marxists undergoing a rebranding.

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    Greens are pretty much Reds these days. It's symbol should be the watermelon, green on the outside red on the inside.
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  71. @German_reader
    CDU/CSU is just despicable, first reactions by them in the night were how much they would have liked to enter into a coalition with the Greens and how irresponsible the FDP liberals are by not agreeing to that.
    Greens lauded Merkel for her efforts to bring about a coalition.
    Given how the Greens are total open borders fanatics and presented generous "family reunification" for "refugees" as a key demand (because the "children in Aleppo" can't be separated from their dads), it's telling that they're now pretty much the Christian Democrats' favored coalition partner.
    Even the Bavarian CSU is a joke...their leader Seehofer merely demanding an upper limit of 200 000 (!) "refugees" a year...which is already too much for CDU and Greens.
    But it's good those coalition talks failed. Might at least finally lead to Merkel's removal.

    Always enjoy and find your comments well-informed and interesting. Any thoughts on what the prospects for AfD might be in new elections? If they get to 18% or 20% (possible CDU/CSU voters disgusted with the leadership) might the other parties have to deal with them?

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    Any thoughts on what the prospects for AfD might be in new elections?
     
    Absolutely no idea, sorry. I guess they might do even better in Bavaria given Seehofer's absolutely despicable behaviour regarding the coalition talks...his first reaction after their failure was to whine how irresponsible the FDP was, how close they were to an agreement with the Greens, and how much he wanted to thank Angela Merkel for her efforts. Just bizarre given what the Greens and the CSU (supposedly) stand for. It's clear he would have sold out on the asylum and family reunification issue, and his demand for an "upper limit" of 200 000 "refugees" a year (probably plus family reunification for those already here) was a bad joke anyway. Unless the CSU gets rid of him and drastically changes course, they will definitely pay a heavy price for it, people in Bavaria won't stand for this.
    But impossible to see how this will work out for AfD...unfortunately the AfD's personnel isn't that competent, and they do have some nutcases in their ranks. And then there's the relentless demonization of them by the media and the establishment parties. AfD has even offered tolerating a minority government of Christian Democrats and FDP - if Merkel is removed and if there's accomodation of their positions on the asylum issue. But I can't see the CDU leadership accepting something like that.
    So the situation right now is pretty open...new elections, or again a CDU/CSU-SPD coalition, maybe even a CDU/CSU-Greens minority government...all seems possible.
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  72. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer
    @eD
    I checked the election results to look at the coalition math for Germany. This is the first time since World War 2 the pols have had this much difficulty in forming the federal government.

    CDU-CSU/ FDP/ AfD is perfectly viable and failure to go that route has to be a deliberate decision of the CDU leadership.

    Everyone but the CDU, CSU, and AfD has only a 5 vote margin and requires the FDP to go along, aside from the main components of the coalition clearly being rejected by the voters. That is not going to happen.

    The SPD leader re-iterated that the party is not going back into government or helping the CDU help, and pointed out that the two parties combined got their worst result since the formation of the federal republic and that the public obviously doesn't want a grand coalition. The SPD needs to be in opposition to have a chance of survival.

    CDU-CSU/ Greens/ Die Linke is mathematically possible around an open borders agenda, but it would blow up the CDU-CSU and pretty much be a suicide pact for the parties involved. A quick internet search revealed nothing about Die Linke's immigration policies.

    Early new elections are expected to produce more gains for the AfD, so they might as well just include them in the government.

    The AfD are the UKIP of Germany.

    Formed for similar reasons – and having similar political effects, ie , acting as the ‘spoiler’ in a cosy political class immigrationist stitch-up.

    Eschewing all that silly jack-booted goosestepping fuckery for sensible politics and sensible people, the AfD have done the unthinkable and have brought nationalism back to the high table of German politics.

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  73. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    Frau Frump, the sour-faced prune.

    A woman for whom the term ‘frump’ could have been invented for.

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  74. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    Brexit was hubris for Tony Blair’s lunatic and reckless policy of massive uncontrolled immigration (Economist TM).

    The AfD – and all that will eventually flow from it, particularly regarding the EU, – is the hubris for Merkel’s Bumrush.

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  75. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    Whenever I see a photo of Angela Merkel, I’m always struck by those two, unique, deeply engraved lines that encircle the area between her lower lip and her chin.

    They’ve always reminded me of the ‘moveable mouthparts’ of a certain type of wooden string-pulled marionette.

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    Seen here:

    https://twitter.com/Hail__To_You/status/932716772859498500
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  76. Joe Sweet says:

    So what should we call it?

    If we borrow from the Palestinian’s Nakba we get Katastrophe.

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  77. @Ed
    I don’t know much about German politics but based on this blurb, Merkel did the right thing holding firm. The Green Party sounds like a bunch of loons. Going to the mat so refugees can bring their families is insane. Germany would be 1/5 to 1/4 Muslim within a generation if this was allowed.

    Merkel did not hold firm, the FDP did.
    My hope is new elections and the destruction of the Greens, coupled with a doubled vote for the FDP and the AfD.
    The formerly Christian parties need to be humiliated, and Merkel needs to be defenestrated.

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    Merkel did not hold firm, the FDP did.
     
    The FDP under its new leader, Lindner (head of the party since Dec. 2013 following its worst-ever election result in 2013), has quietly positioned itself firmly on the Right on the refugee/Islam/immigration questions, at least rhetorically. Today's FDP is a kind of sleeker, Ron Paul FDP (freemarket but hardline on borders/immigration); but as an establishment party it is not subject to the kind of media attacks that the U.S. Ron Paul Movement of the mid 2000s to 2012 was.

    ____________________________

    There was a series of 'second tier' televised debates in September 2017 before the election (the first tier was CDU Merkel vs. SPD Schulz). At podiums, left to right, were the lead candidates for each party: in theory these were Chancellor candidates, and if their party won the most seats any of these could form a government:

    - leftmost podium - (Linke Party) An angry feminist of vaguely foreign appearance, fast-talking and sometimes tending towards hysterics. This is Sahra Wagenknecht (b. 1969), father an Iranian student in East-Berlin, mother an East German communist: 'Germany's Barack Obama'? She demands her name be spelled 'Sahra' because supposedly this is the spelling in Persian.

    - next podium - (Green Party) A foreign man, tall and lanky, soft spoken and of pleasant demeanor, perhaps passable for some kind of exotic, distant European but not German. This is Cem Ozdemir (b. 1965, father a Gastarbeiter arriving in first wave, '61).

    - next podium - (FDP) A regular German, blond, sharply dressed and well groomed, confident and calm of speech. This is Christian Lindner (b. 1979).

    - rightmost podium - (AfD) A plain German woman, blonde, bespectacled with Harry-Potter-esque glasses, tendency towards a slight sneer in her speech; probably seen by many interlocutors as condescending. This is Alice Weidel (b. 1979). Most would be unsurprised to learn that she is a lesbian who is in a domestic partnership with a Sri Lankan woman.

    ________________________

    Some observations:
    - The 'optics': 1.5/2 of the leftists have very recent non-European ancestry while both the rightists are of fully Northern European ancestry; the visual metaphor jumped out any time the camera panned to a group shot.

    - Lindner of the FDP looked the most presentable, and went as far as a mainstream candidate can go in calling for immigration controls. (Note that it is his party that has refused the Green demands of open borders and withdrawn from the coalition talks as of mid-November 2017).

    - Weidel went further than Lindner and into legally-potentially-problematic nationalistic political territory, but tempered this and pre-empted attacks from the left by also being pro-Gay and so on: She used the often-left-on-the-table ISteve argument of "Muslims hate Gays; We love Gays! We need to stop Muslims from coming in to protect Gays." She was condemned hysterically by the Persian Marxist Frau Wagenknecht, and head-shakingly disapproved of by Ozdemir. Lindner generally said nothing.

    - Cem Ozdemir, in those debates and elsewhere, can be characterized as a pusher of hard-left and post-(white)European ethnopolitics, but a palatable one devoid of neoMarxist hysterics. His party co-head, a woman (the German Green Party's constitution demands a female party co-head) is a Whie German but a recognizable SJW type. Cem himself probably attracts Nonwhite votes, splits some of the ethnomasochist SJW votes with Linke, and gets some non-ethnomasochist White SJW votes as well by his non-threatening presentableness.

    - Sahra Wagenknecht's demeanor may have concealed her lifelong doctrinaire Marxism (her MA thesis in 1996 was some kind of ode to Karl Marx), but less able to conceal was her essentially anti-(white)German posture.

    - Counter to stereotype, The two actual ethnic German candidates (b. 1979) were both a lot younger than the two Post-White-ethnopolitics-pushers who have, as Germans say, 'migration backgrounds' (b. 1965 and 1969).

    , @Anon
    The CDU would get rid of a lot of problems if it just got rid of Merkel as its head. They would be free to normalize without her. She needs to be ousted by her own party.
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  78. nebulafox says:

    We’re probably going to start seeing a French-style situation in Germany in future decades: every “mainstream” party unites with the Left to block the hard-right. Wonder if the author of “Submission” has commented on this yet.

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    every “mainstream” party unites with the Left to block the hard-right
     
    ...which is the equivalent of mild liberals of previous generations...
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  79. nebulafox says:
    @eD
    To follow on Nico's comment above, one of the striking thing about politics these days is how Green parties have primarily become open borders advocacy parties, with the environmental stuff soft pedaled if not abandoned all together. I don't follow Green parties closely enough to see if they still advocate measures to protect the environment, which mass migration flows definitely do not.

    Indeed. It’s enough to make the dying remnants of the traditional Left keel over in agony. SJWs are many a plutocrats best friend, especially on the matter of borders.

    Seriously, it just gets stranger. They openly champion emigrants from cultures that are invariably anti-Semitic and treat women like property. Economic oligarchs are now their heroes, and their attempts at grabbing more control over the life of working people considered a good thing. This would be unrecognizable to previous generations of liberals. What is the end game in any of this?

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    White people gone.
    , @Samuel Skinner
    Liquidation of the kulaks is the end game. Equality by murdering everyone exceptional.
    , @Daniel Chieh
    Expecting logic from them can be a bit much, but the overall argument is something like this: it doesn't matter how reactionary that Muslims might be, in a generation or two, the atomized and individualistic culture of materialism will replace their faith and prohibitions with "Western universal values."

    There's some evidence of this, I recall, with second-generation Muslims showing something like 60% support for same-sex marriage. The liberal confidence is akin to their confidence against conservatives who have a higher birth rate: it doesn't matter which babies you have, we will take your babies and turn them into our foot soldiers.
    , @ben tillman

    Indeed. It’s enough to make the dying remnants of the traditional Left keel over in agony. SJWs are many a plutocrats best friend....
     
    Plutocrats are the traditional Left.
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  80. anon says: • Disclaimer
    @Jack D
    Of course it is deliberate. This is the modern version of "better dead than Red". Better down than brown? This would be like cuckservatives in the US (cough cough John McCain) agreeing with Trump - it's just not in their DNA. They could never bring themselves to do it. If you understand Germany to have 2 leftist parties, one far left and one (CDU) slightly less far left (the same as the current situation in the US Congress) , then it makes sense that they would never ally with those icky rightists. What accounts for their unwillingness to ally with Die Linke? The narcissism of small differences.

    BTW, how long before John McCain has a deathbed conversion and switches parties? The ghost of Arlen Specter is whispering in his ear.

    The ghost of Arlen Specter is whispering in his ear.

    Heh.
    At first glance, it read as ”The ghost of Arlen Specter is whispering in his ass.”

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  81. CJ says:
    @eD
    To follow on Nico's comment above, one of the striking thing about politics these days is how Green parties have primarily become open borders advocacy parties, with the environmental stuff soft pedaled if not abandoned all together. I don't follow Green parties closely enough to see if they still advocate measures to protect the environment, which mass migration flows definitely do not.

    … Green parties have primarily become open borders advocacy parties, with the environmental stuff soft pedaled if not abandoned all together.

    Yes, and socialist parties have become globalists focusing on green-gay-trans with the standing-up-for-the-working-class stuff soft pedaled if not abandoned altogether.

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    The "stand up for the working class" was always BS - they were always just the means to an end, the end being power for the Left. If there is a better route to power (e.g. the Coalition of the Fringes) then they will call the working class deplorable and drop them like a hot potato. Real working class voters were always kind of icky to them anyway - they liked them better as poster boys than as people they would actually want to hang out with.
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  82. @nebulafox
    We're probably going to start seeing a French-style situation in Germany in future decades: every "mainstream" party unites with the Left to block the hard-right. Wonder if the author of "Submission" has commented on this yet.

    every “mainstream” party unites with the Left to block the hard-right

    …which is the equivalent of mild liberals of previous generations…

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  83. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer
    @nebulafox
    Indeed. It's enough to make the dying remnants of the traditional Left keel over in agony. SJWs are many a plutocrats best friend, especially on the matter of borders.

    Seriously, it just gets stranger. They openly champion emigrants from cultures that are invariably anti-Semitic and treat women like property. Economic oligarchs are now their heroes, and their attempts at grabbing more control over the life of working people considered a good thing. This would be unrecognizable to previous generations of liberals. What is the end game in any of this?

    White people gone.

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  84. @nebulafox
    Indeed. It's enough to make the dying remnants of the traditional Left keel over in agony. SJWs are many a plutocrats best friend, especially on the matter of borders.

    Seriously, it just gets stranger. They openly champion emigrants from cultures that are invariably anti-Semitic and treat women like property. Economic oligarchs are now their heroes, and their attempts at grabbing more control over the life of working people considered a good thing. This would be unrecognizable to previous generations of liberals. What is the end game in any of this?

    Liquidation of the kulaks is the end game. Equality by murdering everyone exceptional.

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  85. @nebulafox
    Indeed. It's enough to make the dying remnants of the traditional Left keel over in agony. SJWs are many a plutocrats best friend, especially on the matter of borders.

    Seriously, it just gets stranger. They openly champion emigrants from cultures that are invariably anti-Semitic and treat women like property. Economic oligarchs are now their heroes, and their attempts at grabbing more control over the life of working people considered a good thing. This would be unrecognizable to previous generations of liberals. What is the end game in any of this?

    Expecting logic from them can be a bit much, but the overall argument is something like this: it doesn’t matter how reactionary that Muslims might be, in a generation or two, the atomized and individualistic culture of materialism will replace their faith and prohibitions with “Western universal values.”

    There’s some evidence of this, I recall, with second-generation Muslims showing something like 60% support for same-sex marriage. The liberal confidence is akin to their confidence against conservatives who have a higher birth rate: it doesn’t matter which babies you have, we will take your babies and turn them into our foot soldiers.

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    we will take your babies and turn them into our foot soldiers
     
    It's not working for white babies, especially white male babies - look up the voting of young white males for Trump vs. Clinton. Thus the Democrat's desperation to elect a new people.

    Nor do they really "take" black babies - these kids are born voting D and will vote that way for as long as the food stamps and Section 8 rent check keeps arriving.

    , @Nico

    There’s some evidence of this, I recall, with second-generation Muslims showing something like 60% support for same-sex marriage.
     
    What country are you talking about? If anything the younger generations in France and even Britain are even more religiously fanatical than their parents.

    Regardless, that the offspring of Muslim and Hindu invaders in the formerly Christian West would support socially destructive policies with regards to the latter hardly indicates any truly assimilated liberalism or Westernization upon them. Out-groups in society are usually indifferent at best to the agonies and preoccupations of in-groups, which explains why Hindus and Jews in the United States vote overwhelmingly Democratic in spite of their massive wealth. (Conversely, a lot of Christians in India apparently support the Congress Party but vote Republican if they emigrate to the U.S..) Not their people; not their problem.

    , @nebulafox
    Interesting-as I did comment earlier, one should never overestimate the ability of ideologues to think a thought through while retaining an attachment to reality.

    As Nico said, in the USA, that's working. Not so much in Europe. If anything, the second and third generation Muslims are much less secular than their elders.
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  86. Jack D says:
    @Daniel Chieh
    Expecting logic from them can be a bit much, but the overall argument is something like this: it doesn't matter how reactionary that Muslims might be, in a generation or two, the atomized and individualistic culture of materialism will replace their faith and prohibitions with "Western universal values."

    There's some evidence of this, I recall, with second-generation Muslims showing something like 60% support for same-sex marriage. The liberal confidence is akin to their confidence against conservatives who have a higher birth rate: it doesn't matter which babies you have, we will take your babies and turn them into our foot soldiers.

    we will take your babies and turn them into our foot soldiers

    It’s not working for white babies, especially white male babies – look up the voting of young white males for Trump vs. Clinton. Thus the Democrat’s desperation to elect a new people.

    Nor do they really “take” black babies – these kids are born voting D and will vote that way for as long as the food stamps and Section 8 rent check keeps arriving.

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    Rather than a liking of Trump specifically (though there was some of that, too), I think a lot of that had to do with Hillary Clinton's singular lack of appeal: the woman screams "nagging vice principal/HR bureaucrat" in both looks and personality, the type that gets some meaning out of her pathetic life by constantly exercising whatever authority she can over you, however petty. Not shocking that many young males weren't feeling that.

    That being said, no denying that alt-right beliefs, especially the more economically populist variants that have little time for the Gospel of Wealth beliefs of the modern GOP, are taking off among younger white males (and to a lesser extent, Asian males). To the shock of nobody who understands basic human nature, literally pouring out daily articles insisting that white men *need* to do something while simultaneously bashing them, mocking them, and reveling in demographic replacement results in the aforementioned men... contemptuously doing the exact opposite of what was demanded. Generation Z is shaping up to be the backlash to the militant neo-Boomer idealism of the Millennials.

    , @Art Deco
    Nor do they really “take” black babies – these kids are born voting D and will vote that way for as long as the food stamps and Section 8 rent check keeps arriving.

    About 35% of all black households are enrolled in SNAP (v. 15% of other households) and 10% receive housing vouchers (v. 3% of other households). Even if the response to receipt of one or the other was deterministic, it's not going to account for more than about 1/4 of the difference in preferences (between blacks and others). (BTW, the 10-to-1 ratios by which blacks favor the Democratic Party appeared around about 1964, before Food Stamps or housing vouchers existed).

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  87. As Sailer or someone here once proposed, even better than a proper noun like “Brexit”, it should come to pass that “to merkel something” is to make it foobar while in the grip of late stage Western liberalism; a form of stupidity tainted by false virtue (Cf Baizou).

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  88. @Anonymous
    Of course, if the Germans are foolish enough not to renege and revoke this despicable 'right' to 'family unification', then assuredly and eventually, you can bet your boots that the entirety of the population of Syria - and a few other places beside - will wind up in Germany over the course of the next few generations.

    With neverending tirades from SJWs (in and outside of Germany) on how their continued failure to thrive (learn German, adapt to civil society, become educated, become employable etc etc etc) will be blamed on ethnic Germans’ inherent racism.

    No good deed goes unpunished in the current cultural and political climate.

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  89. @Diversity Heretic
    Always enjoy and find your comments well-informed and interesting. Any thoughts on what the prospects for AfD might be in new elections? If they get to 18% or 20% (possible CDU/CSU voters disgusted with the leadership) might the other parties have to deal with them?

    Any thoughts on what the prospects for AfD might be in new elections?

    Absolutely no idea, sorry. I guess they might do even better in Bavaria given Seehofer’s absolutely despicable behaviour regarding the coalition talks…his first reaction after their failure was to whine how irresponsible the FDP was, how close they were to an agreement with the Greens, and how much he wanted to thank Angela Merkel for her efforts. Just bizarre given what the Greens and the CSU (supposedly) stand for. It’s clear he would have sold out on the asylum and family reunification issue, and his demand for an “upper limit” of 200 000 “refugees” a year (probably plus family reunification for those already here) was a bad joke anyway. Unless the CSU gets rid of him and drastically changes course, they will definitely pay a heavy price for it, people in Bavaria won’t stand for this.
    But impossible to see how this will work out for AfD…unfortunately the AfD’s personnel isn’t that competent, and they do have some nutcases in their ranks. And then there’s the relentless demonization of them by the media and the establishment parties. AfD has even offered tolerating a minority government of Christian Democrats and FDP – if Merkel is removed and if there’s accomodation of their positions on the asylum issue. But I can’t see the CDU leadership accepting something like that.
    So the situation right now is pretty open…new elections, or again a CDU/CSU-SPD coalition, maybe even a CDU/CSU-Greens minority government…all seems possible.

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    It's also possible of course that this might work to the benefit of the FDP which might be seen as the "respectable" opposition to Merkel (that already helped them a lot before the last election)...this might even hurt AfD. I hope this won't happen, because pressure by AfD is absolutely necessary to effect any positive change regarding asylum/migration, but it's a possibility that can't be excluded.
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  90. Jack D says:
    @CJ

    ... Green parties have primarily become open borders advocacy parties, with the environmental stuff soft pedaled if not abandoned all together.
     
    Yes, and socialist parties have become globalists focusing on green-gay-trans with the standing-up-for-the-working-class stuff soft pedaled if not abandoned altogether.

    The “stand up for the working class” was always BS – they were always just the means to an end, the end being power for the Left. If there is a better route to power (e.g. the Coalition of the Fringes) then they will call the working class deplorable and drop them like a hot potato. Real working class voters were always kind of icky to them anyway – they liked them better as poster boys than as people they would actually want to hang out with.

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  91. Hail says: • Website
    @Old Palo Altan
    Merkel did not hold firm, the FDP did.
    My hope is new elections and the destruction of the Greens, coupled with a doubled vote for the FDP and the AfD.
    The formerly Christian parties need to be humiliated, and Merkel needs to be defenestrated.

    Merkel did not hold firm, the FDP did.

    The FDP under its new leader, Lindner (head of the party since Dec. 2013 following its worst-ever election result in 2013), has quietly positioned itself firmly on the Right on the refugee/Islam/immigration questions, at least rhetorically. Today’s FDP is a kind of sleeker, Ron Paul FDP (freemarket but hardline on borders/immigration); but as an establishment party it is not subject to the kind of media attacks that the U.S. Ron Paul Movement of the mid 2000s to 2012 was.

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    There was a series of ‘second tier’ televised debates in September 2017 before the election (the first tier was CDU Merkel vs. SPD Schulz). At podiums, left to right, were the lead candidates for each party: in theory these were Chancellor candidates, and if their party won the most seats any of these could form a government:

    - leftmost podium – (Linke Party) An angry feminist of vaguely foreign appearance, fast-talking and sometimes tending towards hysterics. This is Sahra Wagenknecht (b. 1969), father an Iranian student in East-Berlin, mother an East German communist: ‘Germany’s Barack Obama’? She demands her name be spelled ‘Sahra’ because supposedly this is the spelling in Persian.

    - next podium – (Green Party) A foreign man, tall and lanky, soft spoken and of pleasant demeanor, perhaps passable for some kind of exotic, distant European but not German. This is Cem Ozdemir (b. 1965, father a Gastarbeiter arriving in first wave, ’61).

    - next podium – (FDP) A regular German, blond, sharply dressed and well groomed, confident and calm of speech. This is Christian Lindner (b. 1979).

    - rightmost podium – (AfD) A plain German woman, blonde, bespectacled with Harry-Potter-esque glasses, tendency towards a slight sneer in her speech; probably seen by many interlocutors as condescending. This is Alice Weidel (b. 1979). Most would be unsurprised to learn that she is a lesbian who is in a domestic partnership with a Sri Lankan woman.

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    Some observations:
    - The ‘optics’: 1.5/2 of the leftists have very recent non-European ancestry while both the rightists are of fully Northern European ancestry; the visual metaphor jumped out any time the camera panned to a group shot.

    - Lindner of the FDP looked the most presentable, and went as far as a mainstream candidate can go in calling for immigration controls. (Note that it is his party that has refused the Green demands of open borders and withdrawn from the coalition talks as of mid-November 2017).

    - Weidel went further than Lindner and into legally-potentially-problematic nationalistic political territory, but tempered this and pre-empted attacks from the left by also being pro-Gay and so on: She used the often-left-on-the-table ISteve argument of “Muslims hate Gays; We love Gays! We need to stop Muslims from coming in to protect Gays.” She was condemned hysterically by the Persian Marxist Frau Wagenknecht, and head-shakingly disapproved of by Ozdemir. Lindner generally said nothing.

    - Cem Ozdemir, in those debates and elsewhere, can be characterized as a pusher of hard-left and post-(white)European ethnopolitics, but a palatable one devoid of neoMarxist hysterics. His party co-head, a woman (the German Green Party’s constitution demands a female party co-head) is a Whie German but a recognizable SJW type. Cem himself probably attracts Nonwhite votes, splits some of the ethnomasochist SJW votes with Linke, and gets some non-ethnomasochist White SJW votes as well by his non-threatening presentableness.

    - Sahra Wagenknecht’s demeanor may have concealed her lifelong doctrinaire Marxism (her MA thesis in 1996 was some kind of ode to Karl Marx), but less able to conceal was her essentially anti-(white)German posture.

    - Counter to stereotype, The two actual ethnic German candidates (b. 1979) were both a lot younger than the two Post-White-ethnopolitics-pushers who have, as Germans say, ‘migration backgrounds’ (b. 1965 and 1969).

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    Seems unduly harsh about Sarah Wagenknecht imo. I generally find the kind of politics she stands for abhorrent, but regarding the migration issue she actually isn't that extreme and has even been attacked by "antifascists" for supposed xenophobia and "national social" tendencies. I also don't think she can really be regarded as "foreign", her mother is German, and she hardly knew her Iranian father (who left when she was a very young child and whose later fate is unknown).
    Özdemir ist just scum though.
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  92. Daniel H says:
    @Jake
    'Merkel's Mistake' is erroneous. She meant to do it. Merkel was 'electing a new people.'

    Remember, her father was a Leftist Lutheran pastor living in the west of Germany who moved the family into East Germany. Merkel's family wanted Communism. Merkel was always a special charge of the East German system of education.

    I think Angela Merkel was molded to be a time bomb in the West and exploded the first bomb when the chance arose.

    Merkel wants all vestiges of pre-Modern Germany exterminated, and that requires the death of much of the DNA, replaced by something that is at its core permanently, genocidally, anti-Western Christian Civilization.

    Moslems meet that criteria.

    >>I think Angela Merkel was molded to be a time bomb in the West and exploded the first bomb when the chance arose.

    I think that there is something Kurt Waldheim-esque about Merkel. I believe, somebody is holding potent info about her formative and young adult years, before the fall of the wall, and she is bent to do their bidding. But I have been getting a little paranoid lately, so don’t pay attention to what I think.

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  93. Hail says: • Website
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    Whenever I see a photo of Angela Merkel, I'm always struck by those two, unique, deeply engraved lines that encircle the area between her lower lip and her chin.

    They've always reminded me of the 'moveable mouthparts' of a certain type of wooden string-pulled marionette.
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  94. @German_reader

    Any thoughts on what the prospects for AfD might be in new elections?
     
    Absolutely no idea, sorry. I guess they might do even better in Bavaria given Seehofer's absolutely despicable behaviour regarding the coalition talks...his first reaction after their failure was to whine how irresponsible the FDP was, how close they were to an agreement with the Greens, and how much he wanted to thank Angela Merkel for her efforts. Just bizarre given what the Greens and the CSU (supposedly) stand for. It's clear he would have sold out on the asylum and family reunification issue, and his demand for an "upper limit" of 200 000 "refugees" a year (probably plus family reunification for those already here) was a bad joke anyway. Unless the CSU gets rid of him and drastically changes course, they will definitely pay a heavy price for it, people in Bavaria won't stand for this.
    But impossible to see how this will work out for AfD...unfortunately the AfD's personnel isn't that competent, and they do have some nutcases in their ranks. And then there's the relentless demonization of them by the media and the establishment parties. AfD has even offered tolerating a minority government of Christian Democrats and FDP - if Merkel is removed and if there's accomodation of their positions on the asylum issue. But I can't see the CDU leadership accepting something like that.
    So the situation right now is pretty open...new elections, or again a CDU/CSU-SPD coalition, maybe even a CDU/CSU-Greens minority government...all seems possible.

    It’s also possible of course that this might work to the benefit of the FDP which might be seen as the “respectable” opposition to Merkel (that already helped them a lot before the last election)…this might even hurt AfD. I hope this won’t happen, because pressure by AfD is absolutely necessary to effect any positive change regarding asylum/migration, but it’s a possibility that can’t be excluded.

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    The other danger of course is that the AfD gets into a coalition and fails to put pressure on the government to effect positive change. Fidesz in Hungary and Law and Justice in Poland are decent enough but even the Law and Justice president of Poland has caved to pressure to make weak-kneed public declarations (a dangerous harbinger of future developments) and at the end of the day resisting pressure to open up the country to the Islamic wave is intuitively much easier, both politically and logistically, than reducing their numbers once they are already in. This is why the situation in the West is so dire, and why even Denmark and Austria seem to have so much inertia on the existentials despite each being at the beginning or in the middle of their SECOND iterations of DPP/FPÖ cooperations.
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  95. Wilkey says:

    “The Greens had insisted that refugees who have won asylum in Germany be allowed to bring their families to join them.”

    Well duh. It was always pretty obvious that the million-plus arrivals, most of whom were men, would very quickly be demanding that Germany admit their wives, girlfriends, parents, siblings, children, arranged brides (aka first cousins), and so on.

    As with immigration to America, the first immigrant is just the beginning of a long chain of immigration. Germany’s population is about 80 million. It probably has about 10 million men of childbearing age (say 20-40 years old). The “refugees” admitted into Germany in the space of a single year now comprise maybe 8% of men living in Germany of childbearing age.

    Then they bring all their family, and one million turns into four million (minimum) – 5% of the population. Then those relatives who aren’t allowed to immigrate via family reunification will come “just to visit” and never leave, and suddenly Germany has an illegal immigration problem. Then all those Muslim immigrants start breeding at rates far faster than native Germans, and by Generation 2 they are 10% of the population. Then their children, rather than marrying fellow Muslims already living in Germany, make arranged marriages with brides and grooms from the old country, effectively doubling the size of each generation before they’ve even started breeding. The next generation does the same. By Generation 4 – A.D. 2100 or so – Muslims will comprise about half of the German population, including most of the young men (i.e., people of fighting age). It could very easily happen, and it probably will.

    One very simple solution to the problem doesnt even require deporting the “refugees,” though that wouldn’t hurt. Simply don’t let them bring in family members, not even to visit. If they cannot marry or live in Germany with their wives many or most of them will eventually return home. A few will marry German women, but most of the rest will die childless.

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    umm, no...

    https://www.bayerische-staatszeitung.de/staatszeitung/kommunales/detailansicht-kommunales/artikel/dramatischer-appell.html

    Bavaria estimates 20 million muslims within 5 years.

    http://www.breitbart.com/london/2016/09/21/germany-40-percent-migrant-background/

    4 in 10 german children under age 5 are foreigners... (which probably means 4+ of 10 are non European ethnically).

    you also forget that muslims in the EU do not marry other muslims in the EU. They tend to marry spouses from their home countries.

    Some german professor performed an estimate of the number of fighting aged german men vs fighting aged muslim men. He gave 4 years as the date of equivalency. Oddly enough, I cannot find his paper through Google.... almost like it has disappeared from search results.
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  96. Nico says:
    @Daniel Chieh
    Expecting logic from them can be a bit much, but the overall argument is something like this: it doesn't matter how reactionary that Muslims might be, in a generation or two, the atomized and individualistic culture of materialism will replace their faith and prohibitions with "Western universal values."

    There's some evidence of this, I recall, with second-generation Muslims showing something like 60% support for same-sex marriage. The liberal confidence is akin to their confidence against conservatives who have a higher birth rate: it doesn't matter which babies you have, we will take your babies and turn them into our foot soldiers.

    There’s some evidence of this, I recall, with second-generation Muslims showing something like 60% support for same-sex marriage.

    What country are you talking about? If anything the younger generations in France and even Britain are even more religiously fanatical than their parents.

    Regardless, that the offspring of Muslim and Hindu invaders in the formerly Christian West would support socially destructive policies with regards to the latter hardly indicates any truly assimilated liberalism or Westernization upon them. Out-groups in society are usually indifferent at best to the agonies and preoccupations of in-groups, which explains why Hindus and Jews in the United States vote overwhelmingly Democratic in spite of their massive wealth. (Conversely, a lot of Christians in India apparently support the Congress Party but vote Republican if they emigrate to the U.S..) Not their people; not their problem.

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    What liberals consider as "Western", you have to understand, has very little to do with what is traditionally considered as Western. They broadly support policies that generally represent larger government, suppression of traditional Christian identities, and a commitment to individualized "freedom" and of course, a generalized sense of anger against the in-groups.
    , @kaganovitch
    "Out-groups in society are usually indifferent at best to the agonies and preoccupations of in-groups, which explains why Hindus and Jews in the United States vote overwhelmingly Democratic in spite of their massive wealth. "

    The most out group among Jews,the Orthodox Jews, vote overwhelmingly GOP.
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  97. @Hail

    Merkel did not hold firm, the FDP did.
     
    The FDP under its new leader, Lindner (head of the party since Dec. 2013 following its worst-ever election result in 2013), has quietly positioned itself firmly on the Right on the refugee/Islam/immigration questions, at least rhetorically. Today's FDP is a kind of sleeker, Ron Paul FDP (freemarket but hardline on borders/immigration); but as an establishment party it is not subject to the kind of media attacks that the U.S. Ron Paul Movement of the mid 2000s to 2012 was.

    ____________________________

    There was a series of 'second tier' televised debates in September 2017 before the election (the first tier was CDU Merkel vs. SPD Schulz). At podiums, left to right, were the lead candidates for each party: in theory these were Chancellor candidates, and if their party won the most seats any of these could form a government:

    - leftmost podium - (Linke Party) An angry feminist of vaguely foreign appearance, fast-talking and sometimes tending towards hysterics. This is Sahra Wagenknecht (b. 1969), father an Iranian student in East-Berlin, mother an East German communist: 'Germany's Barack Obama'? She demands her name be spelled 'Sahra' because supposedly this is the spelling in Persian.

    - next podium - (Green Party) A foreign man, tall and lanky, soft spoken and of pleasant demeanor, perhaps passable for some kind of exotic, distant European but not German. This is Cem Ozdemir (b. 1965, father a Gastarbeiter arriving in first wave, '61).

    - next podium - (FDP) A regular German, blond, sharply dressed and well groomed, confident and calm of speech. This is Christian Lindner (b. 1979).

    - rightmost podium - (AfD) A plain German woman, blonde, bespectacled with Harry-Potter-esque glasses, tendency towards a slight sneer in her speech; probably seen by many interlocutors as condescending. This is Alice Weidel (b. 1979). Most would be unsurprised to learn that she is a lesbian who is in a domestic partnership with a Sri Lankan woman.

    ________________________

    Some observations:
    - The 'optics': 1.5/2 of the leftists have very recent non-European ancestry while both the rightists are of fully Northern European ancestry; the visual metaphor jumped out any time the camera panned to a group shot.

    - Lindner of the FDP looked the most presentable, and went as far as a mainstream candidate can go in calling for immigration controls. (Note that it is his party that has refused the Green demands of open borders and withdrawn from the coalition talks as of mid-November 2017).

    - Weidel went further than Lindner and into legally-potentially-problematic nationalistic political territory, but tempered this and pre-empted attacks from the left by also being pro-Gay and so on: She used the often-left-on-the-table ISteve argument of "Muslims hate Gays; We love Gays! We need to stop Muslims from coming in to protect Gays." She was condemned hysterically by the Persian Marxist Frau Wagenknecht, and head-shakingly disapproved of by Ozdemir. Lindner generally said nothing.

    - Cem Ozdemir, in those debates and elsewhere, can be characterized as a pusher of hard-left and post-(white)European ethnopolitics, but a palatable one devoid of neoMarxist hysterics. His party co-head, a woman (the German Green Party's constitution demands a female party co-head) is a Whie German but a recognizable SJW type. Cem himself probably attracts Nonwhite votes, splits some of the ethnomasochist SJW votes with Linke, and gets some non-ethnomasochist White SJW votes as well by his non-threatening presentableness.

    - Sahra Wagenknecht's demeanor may have concealed her lifelong doctrinaire Marxism (her MA thesis in 1996 was some kind of ode to Karl Marx), but less able to conceal was her essentially anti-(white)German posture.

    - Counter to stereotype, The two actual ethnic German candidates (b. 1979) were both a lot younger than the two Post-White-ethnopolitics-pushers who have, as Germans say, 'migration backgrounds' (b. 1965 and 1969).

    Seems unduly harsh about Sarah Wagenknecht imo. I generally find the kind of politics she stands for abhorrent, but regarding the migration issue she actually isn’t that extreme and has even been attacked by “antifascists” for supposed xenophobia and “national social” tendencies. I also don’t think she can really be regarded as “foreign”, her mother is German, and she hardly knew her Iranian father (who left when she was a very young child and whose later fate is unknown).
    Özdemir ist just scum though.

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  98. Merkel must go

    Merkel is finished

    Merkel’s Invasionary Third World Army Must Be Removed From Germany

    I miss Frauke Petry. She is a smart German pixie with a shapely figure. She is also short. But she has 5 kids to tend to and she walked out on the leadership of the AfD.

    The new broad the AfD got is a tall lesbian who ain’t got the zing that Frauke Petry has. But the lesbian in the leadership of AfD says Merkel is finished so that is good. I hope AfD gets 25 percent in the possible snap election.

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  99. Anon says: • Disclaimer
    @Old Palo Altan
    Merkel did not hold firm, the FDP did.
    My hope is new elections and the destruction of the Greens, coupled with a doubled vote for the FDP and the AfD.
    The formerly Christian parties need to be humiliated, and Merkel needs to be defenestrated.

    The CDU would get rid of a lot of problems if it just got rid of Merkel as its head. They would be free to normalize without her. She needs to be ousted by her own party.

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  100. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer
    @Altai
    I always thought 'million migrant march' would work better, reminding people how insane the whole situation was that 1 million people were just allowed to walk through several national borders and the highly threatening image of those men walking in huge columns with police protection.

    It's also a result of them having made a clear bee-line for Germany/Sweden for the most part. Except for those places that they crossed through, the rest of Europe wasn't directly effected.

    The Greens in France, Benelux, Germany, the Netherlands and Sweden became full-on post-modernist open-borders supporters with little interest in environmental concerns (Except for the anti-nuclear campaigns in France/Germany.) many decades ago. The Green parties in the rest of Europe are to varying degrees more focused on environmental issues. (Some would also blame the high rates of female leadership leading to less ability to say no to migrants and the increasing obsession with feminism and LGBTism) I blame it on the merging of those movements with post-modernism and the worst remnants of the hippie movements. This association is also why so many on the right take a weird tribal political antagonism towards environmental issues.

    how insane the whole situation was that 1 million people were just allowed to walk through several national borders and the highly threatening image of those men walking in huge columns with police protection

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  101. Travis says:

    More than a decade ago historian Bernard Lewis warned that if current migration trends continue, Europe will be Islamic by the end of the 21st century. Germany’s political elites are at the vanguard of making that prediction come true. Already 9% of those living in Germany are Muslim…but among young males 20-30 there are as many Muslims as Christians today. With the higher fertility rate of Muslims we should expect the Muslim population to continue to grow, even without anymore immigration. If the Muslims cannot bring over their cousins as wives, they will often find a local German female to marry and raise muslim children..

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    Heaven help those German women who get involved with Muslim men and have any reason to 'disobey' or 'disrespect' them. And, by "heaven" I don't mean that portion of the cosmos inhabited by the sky fairy called "Allah!" He's all in favor of a major beatdown for the female who doesn't know her place in Islam.
    , @Wilkey
    If the Muslims cannot bring over their cousins as wives, they will often find a local German female to marry and raise muslim children...

    We aren't exactly talking about a population so small it has to worry about inbreeding, are we? If Muslims are 9% of Germans then there are over 7 million German Muslims. If your SOP is arranged marriage, anyway, then WTF does it matter whether your bride comes from Germany or Turkey, so long as she is Muslim? It's not like you can argue that the local population is so small that you have to be concerned about inbreeding.

    Sure, some of the refugee men will find German women to marry them. A larger share of them, if they can't find a bride in Germany or another EU country, will simply go home.
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  102. lavoisier says: • Website
    @German_reader

    I don’t know much about German politics but based on this blurb, Merkel did the right thing holding firm.
     
    Merkel didn't hold firm at all, she would have liked to enter a coalition with the Greens, would have been a dream come true for her, and she would have given them everything they want. But the FDP liberals pulled out, probably because they realized entering such a coalition would be very bad for them. They didn't manage to enter the Bundestag in the 2013 election and already looked moribund...their comeback was due not least to voters who are dissatisfied with Merkel's policies, but think the AfD is too extreme or not pro-business enough. If the FDP had joined a government where the Greens push through all their insane projects (with Merkel's support), it might have permanently destroyed them as a viable party.

    What is the deal with the Germans?

    I mean we have our own f—-up white liberal ethnomasochists who are essentially mindless fools but you guys take the cake in terms of blindness towards reality.

    Too many Germans appear to be willing to sacrifice everything, and I mean everything, on the altar of egalitarianism.

    What has happened to the German people?

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    What is the deal with the Germans?

    I mean we have our own f—-up white liberal ethnomasochists who are essentially mindless fools but you guys take the cake in terms of blindness towards reality.

    Too many Germans appear to be willing to sacrifice everything, and I mean everything, on the altar of egalitarianism.

    What has happened to the German people?
     
    Indoctrination and intimidation by foreign occupiers. It's not complicated.
    , @dfordoom

    What has happened to the German people?
     
    The same thing that has happened to the entire West. Destroyed by a tidal wave of American trash culture. American popular culture is poison. There's a reason it's called the culture war. Every country stupid enough to open itself up to American culture will die.

    Any country that wants to survive has one viable choice. Ban all American cultural influences. Ban all American pop music, movies, TV, social media, the lot.

    If the Chinese figure that out in time they might survive. It's probably too late for eastern Europe. It may be too late for Russia.

    Reagan was right about the existence of an evil empire. He just didn't realise that the US was the evil empire.
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  103. So what should we call it?

    Can’t help you there, but I can offer some better terms for birthright citizenship and family reunification: automatic and semiautomatic immigration.

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  104. @eah
    Given how the Greens are total open borders fanatics

    Mein lieblings Beispiel dafür -- das Twitter-konto von Simone Peter -- there is no evidence she cares at all about Germans -- note the extremely dishonest foto of two very young girls, when 80% of the Flüchtlinge were military age men -- this kind of nonsense turbocharged use of "Lügenpresse" back in 2015.

    The West’s various green parties aren’t necessarily any more pro-immigration than the average western centre-right party. What they are is bleeding heart pro-refugee.

    The liberal right loves economic immigration and the liberal left loves refugee immigration.

    This is why the only solution to the immigration problem in the West is some sort of a la carte democracy where the majority gets to vote directly on immigration policy. Immigration policy is too important to be decided by political parties.

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  105. El Dato says:

    Off-Topic: French Police works under stressful conditions, hence suicides or murder-suicides:

    https://www.rt.com/news/410449-french-police-suicide-surge/

    But dozens of other police officers have succumbed to the extreme pressures they face. This month, the French Interior Ministry revealed figures on police suicides, saying 2017 alone has seen 46 officers and 16 members of the gendarmerie take their lives. Last weekend, another officer committed suicide after going on a killing rampage.

    Sounds bad, man.

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  106. CJ says:
    @Altai
    I always thought 'million migrant march' would work better, reminding people how insane the whole situation was that 1 million people were just allowed to walk through several national borders and the highly threatening image of those men walking in huge columns with police protection.

    It's also a result of them having made a clear bee-line for Germany/Sweden for the most part. Except for those places that they crossed through, the rest of Europe wasn't directly effected.

    The Greens in France, Benelux, Germany, the Netherlands and Sweden became full-on post-modernist open-borders supporters with little interest in environmental concerns (Except for the anti-nuclear campaigns in France/Germany.) many decades ago. The Green parties in the rest of Europe are to varying degrees more focused on environmental issues. (Some would also blame the high rates of female leadership leading to less ability to say no to migrants and the increasing obsession with feminism and LGBTism) I blame it on the merging of those movements with post-modernism and the worst remnants of the hippie movements. This association is also why so many on the right take a weird tribal political antagonism towards environmental issues.

    I blame it on the merging of those movements with post-modernism and the worst remnants of the hippie movements. This association is also why so many on the right take a weird tribal political antagonism towards environmental issues.

    (Raising hand) Guilty as charged!

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  107. @FactsAreImportant
    Merkelanche

    Merknami

    Merkmersion

    Merksurge

    Merktide

    Merkelanche has some potential.

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  108. You could call it Stalin’s Revenge.

    As a Loyal citizen and active politician of the DDR , Frau Merkel was dedicated to the destruction of the West.

    Nothing has changed.

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    To fight stereotypes, the Simpsons should have made Apu an NFL cornerback.
    , @fish

    The comic, a New York-born son of Indian immigrants, lists Apu's hurtful qualities with a rueful precision: Goofy. Servile. Devious.
     
    Servile? He's shitting us! Goofy and devious…..sure……just like the rest of the cast!


    Southeast asians……gettin in on the racial spoils game before the blacks use em all up!
    , @Almost Missouri
    Saw the maker of this movie on PBS recently. He is that peculiarly modern breed: the humorless, scolding "comedian" who says nothing funny, but whines incessantly. In this case he was whining to the Indian-looking PBS anchor that there are no positive role models for Indians in America.

    1) Isn't he dissing the anchor by excluding him from "positive" models?
    2) Does he understand satire, that he is looking on The Simpsons for a positive role model?
    3) If it's such a problem, why is he here? We wouldn't miss him, and India wouldn't resist his return.

    He has to go back.
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  110. Anon says: • Disclaimer

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paris_syndrome

    It’s like the ending of the original novel of PLANET OF THE APES.

    The returned astronaut finds a very different Paris.

    No need for psycho mumb-jumbo.

    Paris has been Afro-Islamized. Much of it is no longer European.

    People think they are visiting Europe but it feels more like Algeria or Cameroon.

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  111. @Mike Zwick
    In other news, Apu is racist. https://www.wbez.org/shows/code-switch/a-new-documentary-calls-into-question-the-simpsons-apu/fe68de5b-2049-46a6-93e4-156572f4b599

    To fight stereotypes, the Simpsons should have made Apu an NFL cornerback.

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    If Apu is 'racist' then so is Moe the barkeep. He's obviously Jewish, based on mannerisms and facial features. Clearly this idiot has completely forgotten that comedy is based on STEREOTYPES and isn't to be taken seriously. We're poking fun at various characters. You see Indians and Paki's running convenience stores all over. Does that mean every one is a 7-11 clerk or franchise owner? No. Does it mean that those people have a right to feel offended? Maybe. Should I care? Nope!
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  112. @Altai
    I always thought 'million migrant march' would work better, reminding people how insane the whole situation was that 1 million people were just allowed to walk through several national borders and the highly threatening image of those men walking in huge columns with police protection.

    It's also a result of them having made a clear bee-line for Germany/Sweden for the most part. Except for those places that they crossed through, the rest of Europe wasn't directly effected.

    The Greens in France, Benelux, Germany, the Netherlands and Sweden became full-on post-modernist open-borders supporters with little interest in environmental concerns (Except for the anti-nuclear campaigns in France/Germany.) many decades ago. The Green parties in the rest of Europe are to varying degrees more focused on environmental issues. (Some would also blame the high rates of female leadership leading to less ability to say no to migrants and the increasing obsession with feminism and LGBTism) I blame it on the merging of those movements with post-modernism and the worst remnants of the hippie movements. This association is also why so many on the right take a weird tribal political antagonism towards environmental issues.

    “I always thought ‘million migrant march’ would work better, ”

    More accurately it would be: The moron’s million migrants.

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  113. VivaLaMigra says: • Website

    So, Frau Merkel at least had the brains to steer clear of total Open Borders moonbats, who wanted, in all likelihood, to quadruple the Muslim influx? How many WIVES do they propose to allow for every Mohammed and Akmed? With a harem of baby factories, the Muslims would be out-populating the German natives in just a few generations.

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  114. VivaLaMigra says: • Website
    @Steve Sailer
    To fight stereotypes, the Simpsons should have made Apu an NFL cornerback.

    If Apu is ‘racist’ then so is Moe the barkeep. He’s obviously Jewish, based on mannerisms and facial features. Clearly this idiot has completely forgotten that comedy is based on STEREOTYPES and isn’t to be taken seriously. We’re poking fun at various characters. You see Indians and Paki’s running convenience stores all over. Does that mean every one is a 7-11 clerk or franchise owner? No. Does it mean that those people have a right to feel offended? Maybe. Should I care? Nope!

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    I thought Moe was based on Robert Blake, who started life named Gubitosi?
    , @guest
    Moe's voice is based on Al Pacino, so your ethnic assumption may be off. But there are plenty of other stereotypes on the Simpsons. Cletus the Slack-Jawed Yokel is without question doubt the grossest stereotype of all, but no one cares because hillbilly.

    This Apu guff is special pleading. Blacks try to stop other races from making fun of blacks, which is why blackface is tantamount to heresy in our society. Indians want to get in on that game. Asians have been trying to push up their victim profile for a while.

    , @Anonymous
    You should care, but sometimes, exceptionaly, maybe not.

    Also everyone can assume my identity, so just read the message, not the messenger.

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  115. nebulafox says:
    @Jack D

    we will take your babies and turn them into our foot soldiers
     
    It's not working for white babies, especially white male babies - look up the voting of young white males for Trump vs. Clinton. Thus the Democrat's desperation to elect a new people.

    Nor do they really "take" black babies - these kids are born voting D and will vote that way for as long as the food stamps and Section 8 rent check keeps arriving.

    Rather than a liking of Trump specifically (though there was some of that, too), I think a lot of that had to do with Hillary Clinton’s singular lack of appeal: the woman screams “nagging vice principal/HR bureaucrat” in both looks and personality, the type that gets some meaning out of her pathetic life by constantly exercising whatever authority she can over you, however petty. Not shocking that many young males weren’t feeling that.

    That being said, no denying that alt-right beliefs, especially the more economically populist variants that have little time for the Gospel of Wealth beliefs of the modern GOP, are taking off among younger white males (and to a lesser extent, Asian males). To the shock of nobody who understands basic human nature, literally pouring out daily articles insisting that white men *need* to do something while simultaneously bashing them, mocking them, and reveling in demographic replacement results in the aforementioned men… contemptuously doing the exact opposite of what was demanded. Generation Z is shaping up to be the backlash to the militant neo-Boomer idealism of the Millennials.

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  116. VivaLaMigra says: • Website
    @Travis
    More than a decade ago historian Bernard Lewis warned that if current migration trends continue, Europe will be Islamic by the end of the 21st century. Germany's political elites are at the vanguard of making that prediction come true. Already 9% of those living in Germany are Muslim...but among young males 20-30 there are as many Muslims as Christians today. With the higher fertility rate of Muslims we should expect the Muslim population to continue to grow, even without anymore immigration. If the Muslims cannot bring over their cousins as wives, they will often find a local German female to marry and raise muslim children..

    Heaven help those German women who get involved with Muslim men and have any reason to ‘disobey’ or ‘disrespect’ them. And, by “heaven” I don’t mean that portion of the cosmos inhabited by the sky fairy called “Allah!” He’s all in favor of a major beatdown for the female who doesn’t know her place in Islam.

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    They’ll get what they deserve. It’s the German males that lose out so that Mohammed can have his trophy blonde that deserve your sympathy.
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  117. Mentrance?

    “Merkel’s Boner” is more accurate, but even in our supposedly liberated age, such language is strengst verboten.

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  118. nebulafox says:
    @Daniel Chieh
    Expecting logic from them can be a bit much, but the overall argument is something like this: it doesn't matter how reactionary that Muslims might be, in a generation or two, the atomized and individualistic culture of materialism will replace their faith and prohibitions with "Western universal values."

    There's some evidence of this, I recall, with second-generation Muslims showing something like 60% support for same-sex marriage. The liberal confidence is akin to their confidence against conservatives who have a higher birth rate: it doesn't matter which babies you have, we will take your babies and turn them into our foot soldiers.

    Interesting-as I did comment earlier, one should never overestimate the ability of ideologues to think a thought through while retaining an attachment to reality.

    As Nico said, in the USA, that’s working. Not so much in Europe. If anything, the second and third generation Muslims are much less secular than their elders.

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  119. fish says:
    @Mike Zwick
    In other news, Apu is racist. https://www.wbez.org/shows/code-switch/a-new-documentary-calls-into-question-the-simpsons-apu/fe68de5b-2049-46a6-93e4-156572f4b599

    The comic, a New York-born son of Indian immigrants, lists Apu’s hurtful qualities with a rueful precision: Goofy. Servile. Devious.

    Servile? He’s shitting us! Goofy and devious…..sure……just like the rest of the cast!

    Southeast asians……gettin in on the racial spoils game before the blacks use em all up!

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  120. @VivaLaMigra
    If Apu is 'racist' then so is Moe the barkeep. He's obviously Jewish, based on mannerisms and facial features. Clearly this idiot has completely forgotten that comedy is based on STEREOTYPES and isn't to be taken seriously. We're poking fun at various characters. You see Indians and Paki's running convenience stores all over. Does that mean every one is a 7-11 clerk or franchise owner? No. Does it mean that those people have a right to feel offended? Maybe. Should I care? Nope!

    I thought Moe was based on Robert Blake, who started life named Gubitosi?

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    Morris "Moe" Szyslak (pronounced "siz-lack"), born Mohammar Szyslak-Yeti, also known as Moe the Bartender (born November 24, 1952), is the proprietor and bartender of "Moe's Tavern", a Springfield bar frequented by Homer and his friends. He has once stated that he moved to Springfield from the Netherlands.
     
    The Netherlands you say……..
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  121. fish says:
    @Steve Sailer
    I thought Moe was based on Robert Blake, who started life named Gubitosi?

    Morris “Moe” Szyslak (pronounced “siz-lack”), born Mohammar Szyslak-Yeti, also known as Moe the Bartender (born November 24, 1952), is the proprietor and bartender of “Moe’s Tavern”, a Springfield bar frequented by Homer and his friends. He has once stated that he moved to Springfield from the Netherlands.

    The Netherlands you say……..

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    Also from his bio: Moe has been implied to be an illegal immigrant at least twice in the series. When asked to listen to his inner child at a self-help seminar hosted by Brad Goodman, a younger Moe appears, telling older Moe, “what’s-a matter, Moe? You no longer speak in your accent no more” in an Italian accent and to this realization Moe proclaims “mamma mia!” in his accent.
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  122. Art Deco says:
    @Jack D

    we will take your babies and turn them into our foot soldiers
     
    It's not working for white babies, especially white male babies - look up the voting of young white males for Trump vs. Clinton. Thus the Democrat's desperation to elect a new people.

    Nor do they really "take" black babies - these kids are born voting D and will vote that way for as long as the food stamps and Section 8 rent check keeps arriving.

    Nor do they really “take” black babies – these kids are born voting D and will vote that way for as long as the food stamps and Section 8 rent check keeps arriving.

    About 35% of all black households are enrolled in SNAP (v. 15% of other households) and 10% receive housing vouchers (v. 3% of other households). Even if the response to receipt of one or the other was deterministic, it’s not going to account for more than about 1/4 of the difference in preferences (between blacks and others). (BTW, the 10-to-1 ratios by which blacks favor the Democratic Party appeared around about 1964, before Food Stamps or housing vouchers existed).

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    So blacks are welfare dependent at "only" 3x the rate of other races. I feel so much better now.
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  123. @FactsAreImportant
    Merkelanche

    Merknami

    Merkmersion

    Merksurge

    Merktide

    Most of the names suggested have been pejorative (including mine).

    But, if you want something the MSM might adopt, you want something more neutral, but something that reflects the enormity of what is going on.

    So how about:

    GM21 (Great Migration, 21st century).

    “Great Migration” is good for many reasons. It captures the enormity. It is already in use with regard to the US’s post WW2 great migration from the south to the north. Since GM already has positive connotations to the MSM, the MSM might willingly adopt GM21. It is flexible: it applies to the Merkelanche, immigration to the US, and any other large-scale immigrations. It can be general or specific. It can be easily modified to reflect other migrations.

    GM21 (all large population movements)

    GM21E (Europe)

    GM21US (United States)

    GM20US (what is currently called the “Great Migration” in the US)

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    Re: Great Migration

    I like your ideas. Here are some others.

    The 2015 Great Migration

    Maybe Merkel's Great Migration, which can be modified sometimes, such as Merkel's Great Muslim Migration.

    The phrase Merkel's Migrants can also be used.

    I also like Steve's Merkel's Mistake. It's simple and has a catchy sound to it, with the K's and the S's.

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  124. Alternative for Deutschland(AfD) Babes Begin Celebrations of Merkel’s Departure.

    Beer-swilling babes love the scrappy German patriots in AfD!

    AfD will re-traditionalize German demography, and then they’ll drain some kegs!

    Got to love those Krauts!

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eN9eXzoYBw8
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  125. @ben tillman
    Yeah, maybe it should be "Merkel's Treason" for the decision and "Merkel's Million(s)" for the invaders.

    Why doesn’t she just resort to the classic threat “Millionen stehen hinter mir”?
    Because quantity has a quality all its own.

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  126. newrouter says:

    ot perhaps of interest

    Communism, Zionism, and the Jews: A Brief Romance

    https://mosaicmagazine.com/response/2017/11/communism-zionism-and-the-jews-a-brief-romance/

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  127. guest says:
    @VivaLaMigra
    If Apu is 'racist' then so is Moe the barkeep. He's obviously Jewish, based on mannerisms and facial features. Clearly this idiot has completely forgotten that comedy is based on STEREOTYPES and isn't to be taken seriously. We're poking fun at various characters. You see Indians and Paki's running convenience stores all over. Does that mean every one is a 7-11 clerk or franchise owner? No. Does it mean that those people have a right to feel offended? Maybe. Should I care? Nope!

    Moe’s voice is based on Al Pacino, so your ethnic assumption may be off. But there are plenty of other stereotypes on the Simpsons. Cletus the Slack-Jawed Yokel is without question doubt the grossest stereotype of all, but no one cares because hillbilly.

    This Apu guff is special pleading. Blacks try to stop other races from making fun of blacks, which is why blackface is tantamount to heresy in our society. Indians want to get in on that game. Asians have been trying to push up their victim profile for a while.

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  128. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer
    @VivaLaMigra
    If Apu is 'racist' then so is Moe the barkeep. He's obviously Jewish, based on mannerisms and facial features. Clearly this idiot has completely forgotten that comedy is based on STEREOTYPES and isn't to be taken seriously. We're poking fun at various characters. You see Indians and Paki's running convenience stores all over. Does that mean every one is a 7-11 clerk or franchise owner? No. Does it mean that those people have a right to feel offended? Maybe. Should I care? Nope!

    You should care, but sometimes, exceptionaly, maybe not.

    Also everyone can assume my identity, so just read the message, not the messenger.

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  129. L Woods says:
    @VivaLaMigra
    Heaven help those German women who get involved with Muslim men and have any reason to 'disobey' or 'disrespect' them. And, by "heaven" I don't mean that portion of the cosmos inhabited by the sky fairy called "Allah!" He's all in favor of a major beatdown for the female who doesn't know her place in Islam.

    They’ll get what they deserve. It’s the German males that lose out so that Mohammed can have his trophy blonde that deserve your sympathy.

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  130. Anon says: • Disclaimer
    @BenKenobi
    Merkel is a perfect example of "the banality of evil."

    Merkel is a perfect example of “the banality of evil.”

    More like banality of virtue.

    Virtue in politics is always defined by who controls the Current Year.

    Virtue under Nazism was different from Virtue under East German Communism from Virtue under Globalism.

    We live in a world of ever-shifting fashions. Even identity and values are susceptible to fashion.

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  131. Veracitor says:

    Merkel’s sneering fait accompli should be called the Merkelschluss.

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    Winner!
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  132. @European-American
    Ginflux

    Ingermination

    EurIn

    OderNoBorder

    Allinmania

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ry_fR5H1GYw

    Slightly o/t, but Cabaret doesn’t really fit the contemporary narrative re NS Germany, does it?

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  133. Anon says: • Disclaimer
    @Charles Pewitt
    Bankers run the American Empire; the American Empire runs Germany; Germany runs the European Union; the European Union is funded by the monetary extremism of the European Central Bank.

    Angela Merkel's political difficulties are good for the Alternative for Deutschland(AfD) political party. Merkel's treasonous plot to destroy German cultural cohesion by means of importing a million or more non-European Third Worlders is a problem that can be solved. The German people know that the young and energetic AfD is the only political party with the strength and power to begin the necessary mass deportations of Merkel's million interloper invasionary army.

    Merkel is a Communist baby boomer rat who must be removed from power. Germany must acquire a nuclear deterrent and remove the American Empire from Germany. A departure ceremony can be held at Ramstein Air Force base to celebrate the American Empire leaving Germany.

    The Turks and Merkel's million interloper invasionary army must be removed from Germany in order to restore full sovereignty to the great German nation.

    Bankers run the American Empire; the American Empire runs Germany; Germany runs the European Union; the European Union is funded by the monetary extremism of the European Central Bank.

    This is why GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS is so instructive as a microcosm of how the world really works.

    We live in a democracy, so we are told we have equal access to everything. Books are published every year purporting to tell us what really happened. And stuff like Haldeman’s Diaries are published, along with other political stuff. The inside knowledge for every man.

    Now, it’s true that you get more access to information in a democracy than in a totalitarian nation. I mean what could anyone really know in Stalin’s USSR or Mao’s China?

    But even in a democracy, there is privileged knowledge, like those of big bankers who really run the American Empire. They have the ‘leads’, the inside scoop, the signals picked up only by those with radar. This is true in investment, intelligence, and institutions.

    The top ‘leads’ are for the winners, the insiders, the connected.

    To gain access to those leads, we have to become winners, but it’s difficult to become winners with generic leads. And those who do get ahead with generic leads tend to be con-men. To access gold, you have to prove you can sell shi*. So, we have bullshi**ers guarding the gold.

    While it’s true that even an average American can read much about American politics and learn quite a lot, the fact is there are still many secrets that have not been released. Only those in the inside of the inside have access to those ‘leads’. And even they can only discuss these things with others on the inside.

    Granted, leads alone aren’t the answer. Even if one gets the best leads, if one doesn’t know what to do with them, the leads are worthless. Incompetence cannot handle value. It’s like blacks can be provided with the best technology, but they’ll just loot and smash it all. What happens to all those computers in Baltimore schools? They end up broken or stolen.
    Give the secret book on how to make atomic bombs to an African nation, and they’ll use it for toilet paper.
    But for those who do know what to do, having the right ‘leads’ makes all the difference. It is the codebreaker that solves the riddle or picks locks open. Rosenbergs and Pollard stole and slipped the leads.

    Even when it comes to academic knowledge, what is banned for the masses is allowed for the inner circle. I suspect James Watson got in hot water not so much because of what he said but whom he said it to. It’s one thing to discuss race differences within the inner sanctum. But you do NOT discuss this secret with people on the outside. Those ‘leads’ are not for the world. The facade of racial equality is useful for maintaining the empire.

    Merkel seems to me a dupe. She’s not a real insider. This may sound odd since she’s been the leader of one of the major nations. But she really seems clueless. And besides, I don’t think insider-insider become leaders. It’s safer to pull the strings. She’s a salesman, like Bush II and Obama. She’ll win a Cadillac for her services, but she’s expendable.

    Who had the leads, and what’s in those leads? And how come we have no access to that knowledge of what’s really going on and who’s really pulling the strings?
    And of course, educated fools are like suckers who fell for the scam.
    PC sold them lies, and it’s only a matter of time before they realize they’ve been sold utterly worthless property. But then, the damage will have been done, and it may be too late. The West was sold on Diversity, Negromania, and Homomania. This combo is supposed to lead to a glorious future. Really?

    Maybe we should be like the Nyborgs. Pretend to buy the stuff by pay with bogus checks.

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    Merkel seems to me a dupe. She’s not a real insider. This may sound odd since she’s been the leader of one of the major nations. But she really seems clueless.

    On some level yes. But there is the German deep state on which she depends. Does the German deep state is on the board of the neoliberal new world order? The answer is not as obvious as one may think. One must answer the question who was behind the 2015 refugee invasion of Europe which mainly targeted Germany. Merkel was acting in duress and possibly by opening borders in September 2015 she was diffusing much worse scenario. With this decision she scored a lot of brownie points and impregnated Germany form many attacks coming from the left. Germany became the leader of human rights. So these are the benefits. The main question is whether the German deep state has a plan B?
    , @guest
    Maybe we could be cheap like a "Patel."
    , @guest
    Doesn't seem odd. Who thinks politicians actually run democracies? Not counting civics textbooks.
    , @Art Deco
    This is why GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS is so instructive as a microcosm of how the world really works.

    No, it's actually a bizarre fever dream about real estate sales, which, most places, is an occupation dominated by congenial women. Critics of Hollywood have suggested that the depiction of American business by screenwriters is crucially influenced by their dealings with studios, which, unlike ordinary businesses, actually are horribly corrupt places.
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  134. @Nico

    There’s some evidence of this, I recall, with second-generation Muslims showing something like 60% support for same-sex marriage.
     
    What country are you talking about? If anything the younger generations in France and even Britain are even more religiously fanatical than their parents.

    Regardless, that the offspring of Muslim and Hindu invaders in the formerly Christian West would support socially destructive policies with regards to the latter hardly indicates any truly assimilated liberalism or Westernization upon them. Out-groups in society are usually indifferent at best to the agonies and preoccupations of in-groups, which explains why Hindus and Jews in the United States vote overwhelmingly Democratic in spite of their massive wealth. (Conversely, a lot of Christians in India apparently support the Congress Party but vote Republican if they emigrate to the U.S..) Not their people; not their problem.

    What liberals consider as “Western”, you have to understand, has very little to do with what is traditionally considered as Western. They broadly support policies that generally represent larger government, suppression of traditional Christian identities, and a commitment to individualized “freedom” and of course, a generalized sense of anger against the in-groups.

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  135. Thea says:
    @TG
    Merkel's decision to open Germany to massive numbers of muslim immigrants is disappearing down the memory hole for a very simple reason: because the rich and powerful want it down the memory hole. Period.

    Perhaps the single most important factor affecting economics is demographics. Which is why talking about that is verboten: because the rich want unfettered aspect to manipulate populations for their own selfish benefit.

    Consider what happened in Syria: the government deliberately created a population explosion, criminalizing the sale and possession of contraceptives, and spouting endless propaganda that it was every woman's patriotic duty to have six kid each - and never mind whether you can support them. The population doubled, and then doubled again - and then the aquifers were drained dry, and things fell apart. But this obvious fact is completely censored by the mainstream media - because if the poverty created by Syria's deliberate policy of maximizing population growth were to be discussed, it would call into question the policies of maximizing population growth in many other countries, which might perhaps lead to those policies being stopped, which would mean that the rich might have to pay more for labor, and that, of course, would be racist.

    Contraception has wreaked havoc on Western culture. That can’t be the cause of Syria’s woes.

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  136. @Veracitor
    Merkel's sneering fait accompli should be called the Merkelschluss.

    Winner!

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  137. Wilkey says:
    @Travis
    More than a decade ago historian Bernard Lewis warned that if current migration trends continue, Europe will be Islamic by the end of the 21st century. Germany's political elites are at the vanguard of making that prediction come true. Already 9% of those living in Germany are Muslim...but among young males 20-30 there are as many Muslims as Christians today. With the higher fertility rate of Muslims we should expect the Muslim population to continue to grow, even without anymore immigration. If the Muslims cannot bring over their cousins as wives, they will often find a local German female to marry and raise muslim children..

    If the Muslims cannot bring over their cousins as wives, they will often find a local German female to marry and raise muslim children…

    We aren’t exactly talking about a population so small it has to worry about inbreeding, are we? If Muslims are 9% of Germans then there are over 7 million German Muslims. If your SOP is arranged marriage, anyway, then WTF does it matter whether your bride comes from Germany or Turkey, so long as she is Muslim? It’s not like you can argue that the local population is so small that you have to be concerned about inbreeding.

    Sure, some of the refugee men will find German women to marry them. A larger share of them, if they can’t find a bride in Germany or another EU country, will simply go home.

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  138. @Nico

    There’s some evidence of this, I recall, with second-generation Muslims showing something like 60% support for same-sex marriage.
     
    What country are you talking about? If anything the younger generations in France and even Britain are even more religiously fanatical than their parents.

    Regardless, that the offspring of Muslim and Hindu invaders in the formerly Christian West would support socially destructive policies with regards to the latter hardly indicates any truly assimilated liberalism or Westernization upon them. Out-groups in society are usually indifferent at best to the agonies and preoccupations of in-groups, which explains why Hindus and Jews in the United States vote overwhelmingly Democratic in spite of their massive wealth. (Conversely, a lot of Christians in India apparently support the Congress Party but vote Republican if they emigrate to the U.S..) Not their people; not their problem.

    “Out-groups in society are usually indifferent at best to the agonies and preoccupations of in-groups, which explains why Hindus and Jews in the United States vote overwhelmingly Democratic in spite of their massive wealth. ”

    The most out group among Jews,the Orthodox Jews, vote overwhelmingly GOP.

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    The most out group among Jews,the Orthodox Jews, vote overwhelmingly GOP.
     
    I pointed out a very broad general trend. You make a good point which illustrates that there are always blips, and why out-grouping should be relativized. Orthodox Jews actively choose to be out-groups with respect to European Christians: the "out-group" status which they "feel" the most in their daily lives is with respect to more liberal or secular Jews, many of whom loathe and despise the Orthodox as a backwards, moralizing ethnic embarrassment. Meanwhile in a country in which a Christian baker is thrown under the bus by the system his ancestors founded because he doesn't want to bake a "wedding" cake that will be decorated with... let's just say a DIFFERENT sort of chocolate-and-meringue feels like kind of an oddball among his own and he and the Orthodox Jew can come around to an unlikely sort of affinity on such grounds.

    There are other convergent cases. I have heard Sikhs tend to be Republican - maybe anti-Hindu? The Vietnamese, Filipino and Cuban émigré populations were historically very Republican for various reasons, though this has changed somewhat for Filipinos especially.

    One of the most dramatically effervescent blips was the Muslims. In 2000 they broke overwhelmingly for Bush: Clinton was seen as having been too reflexively pro-Israel. All U.S. presidents of course proclaim support for Israel but many didn't imagine that the Bush administration would be the ultimate fusion of Christian Zionism and neocon wet-dreaming. Muslims in 2004? Kerry Town, baby.
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  139. nebulafox says:
    @Charles Pewitt
    Alternative for Deutschland(AfD) Babes Begin Celebrations of Merkel's Departure.

    Beer-swilling babes love the scrappy German patriots in AfD!

    AfD will re-traditionalize German demography, and then they'll drain some kegs!

    Got to love those Krauts!

    https://twitter.com/Holbornlolz/status/932386155911315457

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  140. @nebulafox
    Indeed. It's enough to make the dying remnants of the traditional Left keel over in agony. SJWs are many a plutocrats best friend, especially on the matter of borders.

    Seriously, it just gets stranger. They openly champion emigrants from cultures that are invariably anti-Semitic and treat women like property. Economic oligarchs are now their heroes, and their attempts at grabbing more control over the life of working people considered a good thing. This would be unrecognizable to previous generations of liberals. What is the end game in any of this?

    Indeed. It’s enough to make the dying remnants of the traditional Left keel over in agony. SJWs are many a plutocrats best friend….

    Plutocrats are the traditional Left.

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  141. @lavoisier
    What is the deal with the Germans?

    I mean we have our own f----up white liberal ethnomasochists who are essentially mindless fools but you guys take the cake in terms of blindness towards reality.

    Too many Germans appear to be willing to sacrifice everything, and I mean everything, on the altar of egalitarianism.

    What has happened to the German people?

    What is the deal with the Germans?

    I mean we have our own f—-up white liberal ethnomasochists who are essentially mindless fools but you guys take the cake in terms of blindness towards reality.

    Too many Germans appear to be willing to sacrifice everything, and I mean everything, on the altar of egalitarianism.

    What has happened to the German people?

    Indoctrination and intimidation by foreign occupiers. It’s not complicated.

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    It’s YOUR fault, pussy, not foreign occupiers.

    Just like it is our fault here in the USA that we are giving away our land, culture, earnings, and political, social, and economic power to hordes of Mexican and Third World peoples. Not someone else’s fault. Our fault.

    , @dfordoom

    Indoctrination and intimidation by foreign occupiers. It’s not complicated.
     
    Yep.

    Of course you didn't actually have to be on the losing side in WW2 to suffer US military occupation. Ask Australia.
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  142. @Anonymous
    "Merkel's Muslim Mayhem"?

    “Merkel’s Muslim Mayhem”?

    Merkel’s Mangy Mufti Merkin

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  143. Hail says: • Website

    An AfD Member of the Bundestag is circulating this image, showing where the 2015-2016 ‘refugees’ fit in the German population pyramid:

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    It looks like Twitter has already disappeared the AfD tweet you referenced.
    , @Eagle Eye
    Image has gone poof off Twitter. Probably not Narrative-compliant.
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  144. Wilkey says:
    @Nico

    What could be better for the German environment than millions more Muslims?
     
    Green parties in general are notorious for the irony that they are at present the biggest threat to the environment on Earth, insofar as most of them deliberately divert the energies of actual environmentalism and conservationist efforts to a bizarre sort of left-wing stoogism unable to come to grips with its own set of inconvenient truths.

    "Merkel's Mistake" does seem tasty to the ears but you are correct to predict that such an acknowledgment would by definition not be allowed in a medium tanked up on the Zeroth Amendment.

    Green parties in general are notorious for the irony that they are at present the biggest threat to the environment on Earth, insofar as most of them deliberately divert the energies of actual environmentalism and conservationist efforts to a bizarre sort of left-wing stoogism unable to come to grips with its own set of inconvenient truths.

    There’s a reason the Greens are called Watermelons – green on the outside, red on the inside. Their supposed environmentalism is nothing more than a fig leaf – a way to pretend to have a noble purpose while the real agenda is something else entirely. When their focus is on regulating big business they can at least often pretend it’s because it’s good for the environment. But when they can’t even bring themselves to stop utterly insane amounts of immigration in order to stop overpopulation and sprawl then the scam becomes truly obvious.

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  145. @Neoconned
    I'm weirded out by this.

    I attempted and failed to write a screenplay when I was 20ish about a white guy who gives up on the rat race & moves yo Jamaica to open a coconut stand on the beach where he married a Jamaican woman.

    The title of my script and no I am not joking....."Jamaica or Bust".....

    Disgusting.

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    Well it failed for a reason....
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  146. @ben tillman

    What is the deal with the Germans?

    I mean we have our own f—-up white liberal ethnomasochists who are essentially mindless fools but you guys take the cake in terms of blindness towards reality.

    Too many Germans appear to be willing to sacrifice everything, and I mean everything, on the altar of egalitarianism.

    What has happened to the German people?
     
    Indoctrination and intimidation by foreign occupiers. It's not complicated.

    It’s YOUR fault, pussy, not foreign occupiers.

    Just like it is our fault here in the USA that we are giving away our land, culture, earnings, and political, social, and economic power to hordes of Mexican and Third World peoples. Not someone else’s fault. Our fault.

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    Sure, it's always the victim's fault. Nice attitude.
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  147. Jack D says:
    @Art Deco
    Nor do they really “take” black babies – these kids are born voting D and will vote that way for as long as the food stamps and Section 8 rent check keeps arriving.

    About 35% of all black households are enrolled in SNAP (v. 15% of other households) and 10% receive housing vouchers (v. 3% of other households). Even if the response to receipt of one or the other was deterministic, it's not going to account for more than about 1/4 of the difference in preferences (between blacks and others). (BTW, the 10-to-1 ratios by which blacks favor the Democratic Party appeared around about 1964, before Food Stamps or housing vouchers existed).

    So blacks are welfare dependent at “only” 3x the rate of other races. I feel so much better now.

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  148. utu says:
    @Anon
    Bankers run the American Empire; the American Empire runs Germany; Germany runs the European Union; the European Union is funded by the monetary extremism of the European Central Bank.

    This is why GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS is so instructive as a microcosm of how the world really works.

    We live in a democracy, so we are told we have equal access to everything. Books are published every year purporting to tell us what really happened. And stuff like Haldeman's Diaries are published, along with other political stuff. The inside knowledge for every man.

    Now, it's true that you get more access to information in a democracy than in a totalitarian nation. I mean what could anyone really know in Stalin's USSR or Mao's China?

    But even in a democracy, there is privileged knowledge, like those of big bankers who really run the American Empire. They have the 'leads', the inside scoop, the signals picked up only by those with radar. This is true in investment, intelligence, and institutions.

    The top 'leads' are for the winners, the insiders, the connected.

    To gain access to those leads, we have to become winners, but it's difficult to become winners with generic leads. And those who do get ahead with generic leads tend to be con-men. To access gold, you have to prove you can sell shi*. So, we have bullshi**ers guarding the gold.

    While it's true that even an average American can read much about American politics and learn quite a lot, the fact is there are still many secrets that have not been released. Only those in the inside of the inside have access to those 'leads'. And even they can only discuss these things with others on the inside.

    Granted, leads alone aren't the answer. Even if one gets the best leads, if one doesn't know what to do with them, the leads are worthless. Incompetence cannot handle value. It's like blacks can be provided with the best technology, but they'll just loot and smash it all. What happens to all those computers in Baltimore schools? They end up broken or stolen.
    Give the secret book on how to make atomic bombs to an African nation, and they'll use it for toilet paper.
    But for those who do know what to do, having the right 'leads' makes all the difference. It is the codebreaker that solves the riddle or picks locks open. Rosenbergs and Pollard stole and slipped the leads.

    Even when it comes to academic knowledge, what is banned for the masses is allowed for the inner circle. I suspect James Watson got in hot water not so much because of what he said but whom he said it to. It's one thing to discuss race differences within the inner sanctum. But you do NOT discuss this secret with people on the outside. Those 'leads' are not for the world. The facade of racial equality is useful for maintaining the empire.

    Merkel seems to me a dupe. She's not a real insider. This may sound odd since she's been the leader of one of the major nations. But she really seems clueless. And besides, I don't think insider-insider become leaders. It's safer to pull the strings. She's a salesman, like Bush II and Obama. She'll win a Cadillac for her services, but she's expendable.

    Who had the leads, and what's in those leads? And how come we have no access to that knowledge of what's really going on and who's really pulling the strings?
    And of course, educated fools are like suckers who fell for the scam.
    PC sold them lies, and it's only a matter of time before they realize they've been sold utterly worthless property. But then, the damage will have been done, and it may be too late. The West was sold on Diversity, Negromania, and Homomania. This combo is supposed to lead to a glorious future. Really?

    Maybe we should be like the Nyborgs. Pretend to buy the stuff by pay with bogus checks.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DO3hk9NR0V8

    Merkel seems to me a dupe. She’s not a real insider. This may sound odd since she’s been the leader of one of the major nations. But she really seems clueless.

    On some level yes. But there is the German deep state on which she depends. Does the German deep state is on the board of the neoliberal new world order? The answer is not as obvious as one may think. One must answer the question who was behind the 2015 refugee invasion of Europe which mainly targeted Germany. Merkel was acting in duress and possibly by opening borders in September 2015 she was diffusing much worse scenario. With this decision she scored a lot of brownie points and impregnated Germany form many attacks coming from the left. Germany became the leader of human rights. So these are the benefits. The main question is whether the German deep state has a plan B?

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    Now, you may have a 'lead' that most of us don't know about.
    , @Nico
    Merkel is a rather mysterious figure, actually. She may have been raised in a socialist Church by basically socialist parents but she never seems to have had deep communist sympathies. Her defection to the right came almost immediately after the fall of the wall. I'd say her conversion was most probably "genuine" so far as it went, though not exactly "courageous." She remains a professing Christian in a day and a country when formal apostasy would not be looked upon "badly," though her Church is not known for moral or cultural traditionalism: the degree of heartfeltness of her commitment to the original definition of matrimony is I suppose debatable.

    Merkel herself is probably the only one to truly know her motivations, and while I'd be interested to know what was going through her mind at various key moments in her life and at various important decisions she has made on behalf of her countrymen, I doubt the world would be all the more impoverished if she took the secret to her grave. In the end it matters little: nothing she did even full repentance would in all likelihood suffice to stem or reverse the consequences of what she unleashed in 2015. One can rarely clean up after oneself in the wake of errors of such magnitude.
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  149. Anon says: • Disclaimer
    @utu
    Merkel seems to me a dupe. She’s not a real insider. This may sound odd since she’s been the leader of one of the major nations. But she really seems clueless.

    On some level yes. But there is the German deep state on which she depends. Does the German deep state is on the board of the neoliberal new world order? The answer is not as obvious as one may think. One must answer the question who was behind the 2015 refugee invasion of Europe which mainly targeted Germany. Merkel was acting in duress and possibly by opening borders in September 2015 she was diffusing much worse scenario. With this decision she scored a lot of brownie points and impregnated Germany form many attacks coming from the left. Germany became the leader of human rights. So these are the benefits. The main question is whether the German deep state has a plan B?

    Now, you may have a ‘lead’ that most of us don’t know about.

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  150. Neoconned says:
    @RadicalCenter
    Disgusting.

    Well it failed for a reason….

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  151. bossel says:

    The Greens had insisted that refugees who have won asylum in Germany be allowed to bring their families to join them.

    What could be better for the German environment than millions more Muslims?

    You really like to show that you have no idea of what you’re talking about. The “refugees who have won asylum” part is the important one. Those who actually get asylum are only a few tens of thousands. So, additional immigrants are estimated at up to (!) 200,000 overall, spread over several years, IIRC. Which means that even the Greens are limiting their pro-immigration approach. Which would have been mitigated further by the demands of might-have-been coalition partners, esp. CSU.

    never mentions Dr. Merkel’s decision in late summer 2015 to let a million Muslims

    Because we have 2017? & they are not as obsessed with “a million Muslims” as you are. & these immigrants were not the reason for the talks to fail.

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    these immigrants were not the reason for the talks to fail.

    The Greens and the Free Democrats might disagree with you there.

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    The Greens had insisted that refugees who have won asylum in Germany be allowed to bring their families to join them.
     
    What could be better for the German environment than millions more Muslims?
     
    You really like to show that you have no idea of what you're talking about. The "refugees who have won asylum" part is the important one. Those who actually get asylum are only a few tens of thousands. So, additional immigrants are estimated at up to (!) 200,000 overall, spread over several years, IIRC. Which means that even the Greens are limiting their pro-immigration approach. Which would have been mitigated further by the demands of might-have-been coalition partners, esp. CSU.

    never mentions Dr. Merkel’s decision in late summer 2015 to let a million Muslims
     
    Because we have 2017? & they are not as obsessed with "a million Muslims" as you are. & these immigrants were not the reason for the talks to fail.

    these immigrants were not the reason for the talks to fail.

    The Greens and the Free Democrats might disagree with you there.

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  153. Its funny how they keep saying they struggle to build a coalition. 355 seats are apparently needed out of 709(!). CDU/CSU have 246, which means 109 more are needed. SPD said no, which is good. FDP already agreed, and have 80. That means 29 more. Where could they get that from with a ready made party that overlaps almost perfectly with the other two? Why the AfD of course, but nobody wants to talk about this. It would be easy to stave off a snap election right there.

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  154. Where did Brexit originate anyway? And arent the Germans masters at creating words for everything? How about Merkelnacht? Oh wait, that would offend a lot of my brethren who have no identity outside the Holocaust.

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  155. Anon says: • Disclaimer

    Inschluss

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    "Inschluss"
     
    I think this is the winner. Whereas "Dolchstoss" was true but unpalatable due to appearing to flatter Hitler, this is true and palatable due to appearing to disparage Hitler. It immediately conjures the enormity of the mistake and also evokes the next World War that the mistake makes imminent.

    And it is recognizable in both meaning and connotations to both German and (educated) English speakers.

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  156. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer
    @BenKenobi
    Merkel is a perfect example of "the banality of evil."

    Good point. I don’t know if she’s “perfect”, but there seems a genuine unwillingness to think things through. I definitely think that some with “bad thought” tendencies could benefit from greater engagement with Arendt.

    (They probably shouldn’t have put an East German in charge of the country.)

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  157. guest says:
    @Anon
    Bankers run the American Empire; the American Empire runs Germany; Germany runs the European Union; the European Union is funded by the monetary extremism of the European Central Bank.

    This is why GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS is so instructive as a microcosm of how the world really works.

    We live in a democracy, so we are told we have equal access to everything. Books are published every year purporting to tell us what really happened. And stuff like Haldeman's Diaries are published, along with other political stuff. The inside knowledge for every man.

    Now, it's true that you get more access to information in a democracy than in a totalitarian nation. I mean what could anyone really know in Stalin's USSR or Mao's China?

    But even in a democracy, there is privileged knowledge, like those of big bankers who really run the American Empire. They have the 'leads', the inside scoop, the signals picked up only by those with radar. This is true in investment, intelligence, and institutions.

    The top 'leads' are for the winners, the insiders, the connected.

    To gain access to those leads, we have to become winners, but it's difficult to become winners with generic leads. And those who do get ahead with generic leads tend to be con-men. To access gold, you have to prove you can sell shi*. So, we have bullshi**ers guarding the gold.

    While it's true that even an average American can read much about American politics and learn quite a lot, the fact is there are still many secrets that have not been released. Only those in the inside of the inside have access to those 'leads'. And even they can only discuss these things with others on the inside.

    Granted, leads alone aren't the answer. Even if one gets the best leads, if one doesn't know what to do with them, the leads are worthless. Incompetence cannot handle value. It's like blacks can be provided with the best technology, but they'll just loot and smash it all. What happens to all those computers in Baltimore schools? They end up broken or stolen.
    Give the secret book on how to make atomic bombs to an African nation, and they'll use it for toilet paper.
    But for those who do know what to do, having the right 'leads' makes all the difference. It is the codebreaker that solves the riddle or picks locks open. Rosenbergs and Pollard stole and slipped the leads.

    Even when it comes to academic knowledge, what is banned for the masses is allowed for the inner circle. I suspect James Watson got in hot water not so much because of what he said but whom he said it to. It's one thing to discuss race differences within the inner sanctum. But you do NOT discuss this secret with people on the outside. Those 'leads' are not for the world. The facade of racial equality is useful for maintaining the empire.

    Merkel seems to me a dupe. She's not a real insider. This may sound odd since she's been the leader of one of the major nations. But she really seems clueless. And besides, I don't think insider-insider become leaders. It's safer to pull the strings. She's a salesman, like Bush II and Obama. She'll win a Cadillac for her services, but she's expendable.

    Who had the leads, and what's in those leads? And how come we have no access to that knowledge of what's really going on and who's really pulling the strings?
    And of course, educated fools are like suckers who fell for the scam.
    PC sold them lies, and it's only a matter of time before they realize they've been sold utterly worthless property. But then, the damage will have been done, and it may be too late. The West was sold on Diversity, Negromania, and Homomania. This combo is supposed to lead to a glorious future. Really?

    Maybe we should be like the Nyborgs. Pretend to buy the stuff by pay with bogus checks.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DO3hk9NR0V8

    Maybe we could be cheap like a “Patel.”

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  158. guest says:
    @Anon
    Bankers run the American Empire; the American Empire runs Germany; Germany runs the European Union; the European Union is funded by the monetary extremism of the European Central Bank.

    This is why GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS is so instructive as a microcosm of how the world really works.

    We live in a democracy, so we are told we have equal access to everything. Books are published every year purporting to tell us what really happened. And stuff like Haldeman's Diaries are published, along with other political stuff. The inside knowledge for every man.

    Now, it's true that you get more access to information in a democracy than in a totalitarian nation. I mean what could anyone really know in Stalin's USSR or Mao's China?

    But even in a democracy, there is privileged knowledge, like those of big bankers who really run the American Empire. They have the 'leads', the inside scoop, the signals picked up only by those with radar. This is true in investment, intelligence, and institutions.

    The top 'leads' are for the winners, the insiders, the connected.

    To gain access to those leads, we have to become winners, but it's difficult to become winners with generic leads. And those who do get ahead with generic leads tend to be con-men. To access gold, you have to prove you can sell shi*. So, we have bullshi**ers guarding the gold.

    While it's true that even an average American can read much about American politics and learn quite a lot, the fact is there are still many secrets that have not been released. Only those in the inside of the inside have access to those 'leads'. And even they can only discuss these things with others on the inside.

    Granted, leads alone aren't the answer. Even if one gets the best leads, if one doesn't know what to do with them, the leads are worthless. Incompetence cannot handle value. It's like blacks can be provided with the best technology, but they'll just loot and smash it all. What happens to all those computers in Baltimore schools? They end up broken or stolen.
    Give the secret book on how to make atomic bombs to an African nation, and they'll use it for toilet paper.
    But for those who do know what to do, having the right 'leads' makes all the difference. It is the codebreaker that solves the riddle or picks locks open. Rosenbergs and Pollard stole and slipped the leads.

    Even when it comes to academic knowledge, what is banned for the masses is allowed for the inner circle. I suspect James Watson got in hot water not so much because of what he said but whom he said it to. It's one thing to discuss race differences within the inner sanctum. But you do NOT discuss this secret with people on the outside. Those 'leads' are not for the world. The facade of racial equality is useful for maintaining the empire.

    Merkel seems to me a dupe. She's not a real insider. This may sound odd since she's been the leader of one of the major nations. But she really seems clueless. And besides, I don't think insider-insider become leaders. It's safer to pull the strings. She's a salesman, like Bush II and Obama. She'll win a Cadillac for her services, but she's expendable.

    Who had the leads, and what's in those leads? And how come we have no access to that knowledge of what's really going on and who's really pulling the strings?
    And of course, educated fools are like suckers who fell for the scam.
    PC sold them lies, and it's only a matter of time before they realize they've been sold utterly worthless property. But then, the damage will have been done, and it may be too late. The West was sold on Diversity, Negromania, and Homomania. This combo is supposed to lead to a glorious future. Really?

    Maybe we should be like the Nyborgs. Pretend to buy the stuff by pay with bogus checks.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DO3hk9NR0V8

    Doesn’t seem odd. Who thinks politicians actually run democracies? Not counting civics textbooks.

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  159. eah says:

    the only viable path

    Only because all other parties conspired against/agreed not to consider the AfD as part of any future coalition.

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    Meaning Merkel's CDU (black) could have tried to form a coalition with the FDP (yellow) and the AfD -- the election results were: CDU 32.9, AfD 12.6, FDP 10.7, Greens 8.9 (SPD 20.5) -- that would have made a LOT more sense than trying make common ground with the nutty Greens -- this shows the anti-democratic moralizing that rules German politics, which is extremely dysfunctional, eg for years the Germans have lived under what is essentially a one party dictatorship called the Große Koalition, composed of the CDU + the SDP, the two largest parties -- one or the other should always be in opposition -- few Germans recognize this.
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  160. Eagle Eye says:
    @bjdubbs
    The real turning point was when Merkel made this Palestinian girl cry at a public event in July 2015 by telling her that Germany could not accept everyone. In August she announced the open door policy. .

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZoFDzUfjNys

    Merkel made this Palestinian girl cry at a public event in July 2015

    Staged? Seems highly likely with hindsight.

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  161. @Wilkey
    "The Greens had insisted that refugees who have won asylum in Germany be allowed to bring their families to join them."

    Well duh. It was always pretty obvious that the million-plus arrivals, most of whom were men, would very quickly be demanding that Germany admit their wives, girlfriends, parents, siblings, children, arranged brides (aka first cousins), and so on.

    As with immigration to America, the first immigrant is just the beginning of a long chain of immigration. Germany's population is about 80 million. It probably has about 10 million men of childbearing age (say 20-40 years old). The "refugees" admitted into Germany in the space of a single year now comprise maybe 8% of men living in Germany of childbearing age.

    Then they bring all their family, and one million turns into four million (minimum) - 5% of the population. Then those relatives who aren't allowed to immigrate via family reunification will come "just to visit" and never leave, and suddenly Germany has an illegal immigration problem. Then all those Muslim immigrants start breeding at rates far faster than native Germans, and by Generation 2 they are 10% of the population. Then their children, rather than marrying fellow Muslims already living in Germany, make arranged marriages with brides and grooms from the old country, effectively doubling the size of each generation before they've even started breeding. The next generation does the same. By Generation 4 - A.D. 2100 or so - Muslims will comprise about half of the German population, including most of the young men (i.e., people of fighting age). It could very easily happen, and it probably will.

    One very simple solution to the problem doesnt even require deporting the "refugees," though that wouldn't hurt. Simply don't let them bring in family members, not even to visit. If they cannot marry or live in Germany with their wives many or most of them will eventually return home. A few will marry German women, but most of the rest will die childless.

    umm, no…

    https://www.bayerische-staatszeitung.de/staatszeitung/kommunales/detailansicht-kommunales/artikel/dramatischer-appell.html

    Bavaria estimates 20 million muslims within 5 years.

    http://www.breitbart.com/london/2016/09/21/germany-40-percent-migrant-background/

    4 in 10 german children under age 5 are foreigners… (which probably means 4+ of 10 are non European ethnically).

    you also forget that muslims in the EU do not marry other muslims in the EU. They tend to marry spouses from their home countries.

    Some german professor performed an estimate of the number of fighting aged german men vs fighting aged muslim men. He gave 4 years as the date of equivalency. Oddly enough, I cannot find his paper through Google…. almost like it has disappeared from search results.

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  162. NickG says:

    So what should we call it?

    Merkel’s Muslim Massiv.

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  163. Bill B. says:
    @Mark Spahn (West Seneca, NY)
    "the far-right Alternative for Democracy Party (AfD)"

    No, "AfD" does not stand for "Alternative for Democracy"; it stands for "Alternative für Deutschland", says https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alternative_for_Germany

    Doesn't the reporter Griff Witte know this? Doesn't the Washington Post have knowledgeable editors?

    No, “AfD” does not stand for “Alternative for Democracy”; it stands for “Alternative für Deutschland”, says https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alternative_for_Germany

    Doesn’t the reporter Griff Witte know this? Doesn’t the Washington Post have knowledgeable editors?

    Yes. A strange and bad mistake. Obsessed with the notion of AfD being an “alternative to democracy”?

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  164. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer
    @Neoconned
    I'm weirded out by this.

    I attempted and failed to write a screenplay when I was 20ish about a white guy who gives up on the rat race & moves yo Jamaica to open a coconut stand on the beach where he married a Jamaican woman.

    The title of my script and no I am not joking....."Jamaica or Bust".....

    I want to write a novel about a man’s quest to sire the world’s fastest man. He would to go to Trelawny Parish (pop. 75,000) (birthplace of several track and field athletes: world record holder, 2008 Olympic Gold Medallist and 2009 World Champion in the 100 metres and in the 200 metres Usain Bolt, Voletta Wallace (mother of rapper Biggie Smalls), Veronica Campbell-Brown, Marvin Anderson, Ricardo Chambers, Omar Brown, Michael Frater, Lerone Clarke, Dane Hyatt, Rosemarie Whyte, Michael Greene, Inez Turner, Debbie-Ann Parris, Sanya Richards, Ben Johnson and Warren Weir.) and impregnate many women.

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    Jamaica had the weird luck of being a benign English colony.

    And then of having a bunch of nerdy white kids in Europe and N. America like their strange music.

    I was kinda surprised to learn reggae is still really popular among the hippie weirdos in North California.....but when I think about it I'm not so surprised.

    But Jamaica has an odd number of celebrities because of their Anglophone cultural roots.
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  165. eah says:
    @eah
    the only viable path

    Only because all other parties conspired against/agreed not to consider the AfD as part of any future coalition.

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DPIB0zuVoAAl6F-.jpg

    Meaning Merkel’s CDU (black) could have tried to form a coalition with the FDP (yellow) and the AfD — the election results were: CDU 32.9, AfD 12.6, FDP 10.7, Greens 8.9 (SPD 20.5) — that would have made a LOT more sense than trying make common ground with the nutty Greens — this shows the anti-democratic moralizing that rules German politics, which is extremely dysfunctional, eg for years the Germans have lived under what is essentially a one party dictatorship called the Große Koalition, composed of the CDU + the SDP, the two largest parties — one or the other should always be in opposition — few Germans recognize this.

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  166. Nico says:
    @kaganovitch
    "Out-groups in society are usually indifferent at best to the agonies and preoccupations of in-groups, which explains why Hindus and Jews in the United States vote overwhelmingly Democratic in spite of their massive wealth. "

    The most out group among Jews,the Orthodox Jews, vote overwhelmingly GOP.

    The most out group among Jews,the Orthodox Jews, vote overwhelmingly GOP.

    I pointed out a very broad general trend. You make a good point which illustrates that there are always blips, and why out-grouping should be relativized. Orthodox Jews actively choose to be out-groups with respect to European Christians: the “out-group” status which they “feel” the most in their daily lives is with respect to more liberal or secular Jews, many of whom loathe and despise the Orthodox as a backwards, moralizing ethnic embarrassment. Meanwhile in a country in which a Christian baker is thrown under the bus by the system his ancestors founded because he doesn’t want to bake a “wedding” cake that will be decorated with… let’s just say a DIFFERENT sort of chocolate-and-meringue feels like kind of an oddball among his own and he and the Orthodox Jew can come around to an unlikely sort of affinity on such grounds.

    There are other convergent cases. I have heard Sikhs tend to be Republican – maybe anti-Hindu? The Vietnamese, Filipino and Cuban émigré populations were historically very Republican for various reasons, though this has changed somewhat for Filipinos especially.

    One of the most dramatically effervescent blips was the Muslims. In 2000 they broke overwhelmingly for Bush: Clinton was seen as having been too reflexively pro-Israel. All U.S. presidents of course proclaim support for Israel but many didn’t imagine that the Bush administration would be the ultimate fusion of Christian Zionism and neocon wet-dreaming. Muslims in 2004? Kerry Town, baby.

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    Sikhs would be republican likely in part because they perceive the republicans as potentially antimuslim. Republicans aren’t antiHindu or particularly perceived as antiHindu, and that plays no part in the Sikhs’ thinking.

    In addition, to the extent that Punjabis are disproportionately properyowners /businesspeople, Sikhs might favor the republicans because they are perceived as less hostile to business and more likely to reduce their taxes overall. (Almost all Sikhs are racially Punjabis.)
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  167. Art Deco says:
    @Anon
    Bankers run the American Empire; the American Empire runs Germany; Germany runs the European Union; the European Union is funded by the monetary extremism of the European Central Bank.

    This is why GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS is so instructive as a microcosm of how the world really works.

    We live in a democracy, so we are told we have equal access to everything. Books are published every year purporting to tell us what really happened. And stuff like Haldeman's Diaries are published, along with other political stuff. The inside knowledge for every man.

    Now, it's true that you get more access to information in a democracy than in a totalitarian nation. I mean what could anyone really know in Stalin's USSR or Mao's China?

    But even in a democracy, there is privileged knowledge, like those of big bankers who really run the American Empire. They have the 'leads', the inside scoop, the signals picked up only by those with radar. This is true in investment, intelligence, and institutions.

    The top 'leads' are for the winners, the insiders, the connected.

    To gain access to those leads, we have to become winners, but it's difficult to become winners with generic leads. And those who do get ahead with generic leads tend to be con-men. To access gold, you have to prove you can sell shi*. So, we have bullshi**ers guarding the gold.

    While it's true that even an average American can read much about American politics and learn quite a lot, the fact is there are still many secrets that have not been released. Only those in the inside of the inside have access to those 'leads'. And even they can only discuss these things with others on the inside.

    Granted, leads alone aren't the answer. Even if one gets the best leads, if one doesn't know what to do with them, the leads are worthless. Incompetence cannot handle value. It's like blacks can be provided with the best technology, but they'll just loot and smash it all. What happens to all those computers in Baltimore schools? They end up broken or stolen.
    Give the secret book on how to make atomic bombs to an African nation, and they'll use it for toilet paper.
    But for those who do know what to do, having the right 'leads' makes all the difference. It is the codebreaker that solves the riddle or picks locks open. Rosenbergs and Pollard stole and slipped the leads.

    Even when it comes to academic knowledge, what is banned for the masses is allowed for the inner circle. I suspect James Watson got in hot water not so much because of what he said but whom he said it to. It's one thing to discuss race differences within the inner sanctum. But you do NOT discuss this secret with people on the outside. Those 'leads' are not for the world. The facade of racial equality is useful for maintaining the empire.

    Merkel seems to me a dupe. She's not a real insider. This may sound odd since she's been the leader of one of the major nations. But she really seems clueless. And besides, I don't think insider-insider become leaders. It's safer to pull the strings. She's a salesman, like Bush II and Obama. She'll win a Cadillac for her services, but she's expendable.

    Who had the leads, and what's in those leads? And how come we have no access to that knowledge of what's really going on and who's really pulling the strings?
    And of course, educated fools are like suckers who fell for the scam.
    PC sold them lies, and it's only a matter of time before they realize they've been sold utterly worthless property. But then, the damage will have been done, and it may be too late. The West was sold on Diversity, Negromania, and Homomania. This combo is supposed to lead to a glorious future. Really?

    Maybe we should be like the Nyborgs. Pretend to buy the stuff by pay with bogus checks.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DO3hk9NR0V8

    This is why GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS is so instructive as a microcosm of how the world really works.

    No, it’s actually a bizarre fever dream about real estate sales, which, most places, is an occupation dominated by congenial women. Critics of Hollywood have suggested that the depiction of American business by screenwriters is crucially influenced by their dealings with studios, which, unlike ordinary businesses, actually are horribly corrupt places.

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    But at least they aren't the music industry.
    , @Anonymous
    Speaking of the movie industry as a horribly corrupt place, have you ever seen the movie Swimming with Sharks, in which Kevin Spacey stars as an abusive movie producer? Here's a clip of swell guy Spacey berating his assistant.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=iQcXKZ93cUw

    , @Anon
    No, it's actually a bizarre fever dream about real estate sales, which, most places, is an occupation dominated by congenial women.

    No, the movie is not about real estate business in general, much of which is legit and honest.

    It's about a scam operation trying to sell worthless properties to the unsuspecting. These guys are hustlers. More like used car salesmen. They operate the crooks in WOLF OF WALL STREET, albeit not so brazenly fraudulent.

    The irony of the movie is a crime has been committed -- leads were stolen -- , but a crime is always taking place at that location. But, by law, some unethical practices are tolerated or even sanctioned while other acts are deemed criminal. Consider the scene where the cop is waiting for Roma to submit to questioning. Right under the cop's nose, Roma is fuming about how Spacey's character messed up his hustle on a guy. But the cop has no interest in that even though Roma too is a thief working for thieves and con-men who are just operate barely legally.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rW7WlT6OJxE

    But then, so much of our world is like that. It rigged one way or another. Who gets to call what 'fake news'? Who gets call what 'hate speech'? How come media are not held accountable for fanning violence that got many killed? How come the economic rapists of Russia still have high positions? How come Obama and Hillary are not charged for aiding terrorists in Libya/Syria and Neo-Nazis in Ukraine? What is a crime and what isn't? What gets investigated and what doesn't? Why all this BS about 'Russia hacking' but little about Democratic corruption? Why is RT forced to register as a foreign agent while so much of Zionist controlled news is not?

    To understand that, we need the 'leads' on who has the power and what their real agenda is. But those 'leads' are hidden. Instead, we are handed the same old (mis)leads to go hunting for 'white supremacy' and 'white privilege'. We need the Glob-garry Leads to understand the real power.

    A new media company should call itself the Leads.

    Most of media give us lots of middling interesting info. It's like most people get decent financial news from Bloomberg. But they don't get the golden leads like Buffet and Soros who use their edge to get richer and richer. And Google acts like it plays fair but really works with deep state insiders to rig the system and search results.
    And a show like Charlie Rose gives us the general take on things without ever discussing the power behind the power... which is impossible since Rose is a salesman funded by the power behind the power. We get no golden leads on his program.
    There's a limit to how far you can go. It's like what Kurosawa said of BAD SLEEP WELL. He could show corporate corruption but it would have been too risky to connect corporate corruption with deep state corruption.. so the film ends with the baddie speaking on the phone to a man we don't see.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9lrqByzdwo

    Critics of Hollywood have suggested that the depiction of American business by screenwriters is crucially influenced by their dealings with studios, which, unlike ordinary businesses, actually are horribly corrupt places.

    I think there is some truth to this. But the power dynamics in one area are similar to those in other areas. It's about contest of egos, wits, greed, vanity, etc.
    Watching FARGO, I was struck by how similar the machinations in that movie are like Hollywood tricks with accounting. Macy's character fakes serial numbers to get a loan to finance another project. His plan is pulled out from under him by his father-in-law. Happens all the time in Hollywood. Someone has a project and others try to steal it from him. Writers esp become bitter.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWwJxY40Nk4

    And even though SERIOUS MAN is about a physics professor, we see more of him negotiating like a salesman in his office than teaching in the classroom. He is forced to do 'business' to get by. He can't just be into Physics as pure Talmudic studies. It has to be negotiated in terms of tenure, defamation lawsuits, etc. Also, matters outside school affairs also invade the office. Like the Macy guy pulled a dirty trick behind his father-in-law, the professor's son secretly signed up to Columbia records. The scholar is forced to play the role of merchant.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tfI9tTzlI0
    , @Johann Ricke

    No, it’s actually a bizarre fever dream about real estate sales, which, most places, is an occupation dominated by congenial women. Critics of Hollywood have suggested that the depiction of American business by screenwriters is crucially influenced by their dealings with studios, which, unlike ordinary businesses, actually are horribly corrupt places.
     
    I was thinking car dealerships.
    , @Johann Ricke

    No, it’s actually a bizarre fever dream about real estate sales, which, most places, is an occupation dominated by congenial women. Critics of Hollywood have suggested that the depiction of American business by screenwriters is crucially influenced by their dealings with studios, which, unlike ordinary businesses, actually are horribly corrupt places.
     
    They're not selling houses. They're selling land in nowheresville. The way some of these scams work, the lots being sold may be accessible only by air or may be underwater.
    , @Johann Ricke

    No, it’s actually a bizarre fever dream about real estate sales, which, most places, is an occupation dominated by congenial women. Critics of Hollywood have suggested that the depiction of American business by screenwriters is crucially influenced by their dealings with studios, which, unlike ordinary businesses, actually are horribly corrupt places.
     
    The resemblance is actually to land sales in Rio Rancho, NM:

    IN THE early to mid-70's, residents of New York and other cities were flooded with invitations to free dinners, courtesy of the Amrep Corporation. Those who went were treated to something else as well: a high-pressure sales pitch about the natural beauty and investment potential of land in Rio Rancho Estates, a sprawling new subdivision that Amrep was developing 15 miles northwest of Albuquerque, N.M.

    Thousands bought homesites, paying up to $11,800 an acre. Some construction began right away, but many unhappy buyers soon went to Federal and state authorities. They had signed the long-term payment contracts too quickly, they complained, Rio Rancho was no more than a barren stretch of desert and there was no resale market for the lots. In a much-publicized trial in Federal District Court in Manhattan, four top-ranking Amrep officials were convicted of mail and land fraud charges in 1977 and were sentenced to six months in jail. The company was fined $45,000.

     

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  168. @Art Deco
    This is why GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS is so instructive as a microcosm of how the world really works.

    No, it's actually a bizarre fever dream about real estate sales, which, most places, is an occupation dominated by congenial women. Critics of Hollywood have suggested that the depiction of American business by screenwriters is crucially influenced by their dealings with studios, which, unlike ordinary businesses, actually are horribly corrupt places.

    But at least they aren’t the music industry.

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  169. Beckow says:
    @German_reader
    CDU/CSU is just despicable, first reactions by them in the night were how much they would have liked to enter into a coalition with the Greens and how irresponsible the FDP liberals are by not agreeing to that.
    Greens lauded Merkel for her efforts to bring about a coalition.
    Given how the Greens are total open borders fanatics and presented generous "family reunification" for "refugees" as a key demand (because the "children in Aleppo" can't be separated from their dads), it's telling that they're now pretty much the Christian Democrats' favored coalition partner.
    Even the Bavarian CSU is a joke...their leader Seehofer merely demanding an upper limit of 200 000 (!) "refugees" a year...which is already too much for CDU and Greens.
    But it's good those coalition talks failed. Might at least finally lead to Merkel's removal.

    We should never underestimate the fanaticism of ‘we are in-charge‘ liberals. They are on the inside, they control the process, in their minds they might as well be chosen by God. They will go on until they completely over-reach.

    For most rational people the 2015 migrant trek was that catastrophic over-reach. But for them it is just an annoyance, they think people should shut up and ‘move on‘. The blissful arrogance of hyper-powerful, they don’t even put much serious thought into it anymore.

    Merkel is a very ordinary woman, probably well-suited to be an assistant school principal. She is naturally obedient, process-oriented, un-flashy, with no deep thoughts. One cannot blame her – she is what she is. But how about the 90% of CDU lemmings who regularly line up to support her? What happened to them?

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  170. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer
    @FactsAreImportant
    Most of the names suggested have been pejorative (including mine).

    But, if you want something the MSM might adopt, you want something more neutral, but something that reflects the enormity of what is going on.

    So how about:

    GM21 (Great Migration, 21st century).

    "Great Migration" is good for many reasons. It captures the enormity. It is already in use with regard to the US's post WW2 great migration from the south to the north. Since GM already has positive connotations to the MSM, the MSM might willingly adopt GM21. It is flexible: it applies to the Merkelanche, immigration to the US, and any other large-scale immigrations. It can be general or specific. It can be easily modified to reflect other migrations.

    GM21 (all large population movements)

    GM21E (Europe)

    GM21US (United States)

    GM20US (what is currently called the "Great Migration" in the US)

    Re: Great Migration

    I like your ideas. Here are some others.

    The 2015 Great Migration

    Maybe Merkel’s Great Migration, which can be modified sometimes, such as Merkel’s Great Muslim Migration.

    The phrase Merkel’s Migrants can also be used.

    I also like Steve’s Merkel’s Mistake. It’s simple and has a catchy sound to it, with the K’s and the S’s.

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    Also, Merkel's Mistake makes me think of "Oops!", and just suggests utter incompetence.
    , @Anonymous
    Merkel's Hijrah.
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  171. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer
    @Art Deco
    This is why GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS is so instructive as a microcosm of how the world really works.

    No, it's actually a bizarre fever dream about real estate sales, which, most places, is an occupation dominated by congenial women. Critics of Hollywood have suggested that the depiction of American business by screenwriters is crucially influenced by their dealings with studios, which, unlike ordinary businesses, actually are horribly corrupt places.

    Speaking of the movie industry as a horribly corrupt place, have you ever seen the movie Swimming with Sharks, in which Kevin Spacey stars as an abusive movie producer? Here’s a clip of swell guy Spacey berating his assistant.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=iQcXKZ93cUw

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  172. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer
    @Anonymous
    Re: Great Migration

    I like your ideas. Here are some others.

    The 2015 Great Migration

    Maybe Merkel's Great Migration, which can be modified sometimes, such as Merkel's Great Muslim Migration.

    The phrase Merkel's Migrants can also be used.

    I also like Steve's Merkel's Mistake. It's simple and has a catchy sound to it, with the K's and the S's.

    Also, Merkel’s Mistake makes me think of “Oops!”, and just suggests utter incompetence.

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  173. @Nico

    The most out group among Jews,the Orthodox Jews, vote overwhelmingly GOP.
     
    I pointed out a very broad general trend. You make a good point which illustrates that there are always blips, and why out-grouping should be relativized. Orthodox Jews actively choose to be out-groups with respect to European Christians: the "out-group" status which they "feel" the most in their daily lives is with respect to more liberal or secular Jews, many of whom loathe and despise the Orthodox as a backwards, moralizing ethnic embarrassment. Meanwhile in a country in which a Christian baker is thrown under the bus by the system his ancestors founded because he doesn't want to bake a "wedding" cake that will be decorated with... let's just say a DIFFERENT sort of chocolate-and-meringue feels like kind of an oddball among his own and he and the Orthodox Jew can come around to an unlikely sort of affinity on such grounds.

    There are other convergent cases. I have heard Sikhs tend to be Republican - maybe anti-Hindu? The Vietnamese, Filipino and Cuban émigré populations were historically very Republican for various reasons, though this has changed somewhat for Filipinos especially.

    One of the most dramatically effervescent blips was the Muslims. In 2000 they broke overwhelmingly for Bush: Clinton was seen as having been too reflexively pro-Israel. All U.S. presidents of course proclaim support for Israel but many didn't imagine that the Bush administration would be the ultimate fusion of Christian Zionism and neocon wet-dreaming. Muslims in 2004? Kerry Town, baby.

    Sikhs would be republican likely in part because they perceive the republicans as potentially antimuslim. Republicans aren’t antiHindu or particularly perceived as antiHindu, and that plays no part in the Sikhs’ thinking.

    In addition, to the extent that Punjabis are disproportionately properyowners /businesspeople, Sikhs might favor the republicans because they are perceived as less hostile to business and more likely to reduce their taxes overall. (Almost all Sikhs are racially Punjabis.)

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    Sikhs would be republican likely in part because they perceive the republicans as potentially antimuslim.
     
    The funny thing is that in 2000 something like 80% of Muslims voted for George W. Bush. I had said Bill Clinton's perceived "pro-Israel" stance had something to do with it but I suppose Bush's decision to put morality and "family values" in front after a decade of increasingly lewd pop culture and Clinton's antics also made Gore a huge turn-off. Ultimately the 11 September 2001 attacks established Islam as fundamentally incompatible with Western society as we have known it. This was (and is) not acknowledged everywhere and at all times, but that was definitely that catalyst that brought this reality home to roost. Ever since, the divide has continued and will continue to crystalize, until some critical mass is reached or some dramatic decision is made.
    , @Matra
    Sikhs are an important minority in Canada, much more so than in the US. They vote, and always have voted, overwhelmingly for the Liberal Party - currently led by Justin Trudeau. With the recent leadership victory of a turbaned Sikh for the leftist New Democratic Party maybe Sikhs will move even more to the left in the next election.
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  174. Anon says: • Disclaimer
    @Art Deco
    This is why GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS is so instructive as a microcosm of how the world really works.

    No, it's actually a bizarre fever dream about real estate sales, which, most places, is an occupation dominated by congenial women. Critics of Hollywood have suggested that the depiction of American business by screenwriters is crucially influenced by their dealings with studios, which, unlike ordinary businesses, actually are horribly corrupt places.

    No, it’s actually a bizarre fever dream about real estate sales, which, most places, is an occupation dominated by congenial women.

    No, the movie is not about real estate business in general, much of which is legit and honest.

    It’s about a scam operation trying to sell worthless properties to the unsuspecting. These guys are hustlers. More like used car salesmen. They operate the crooks in WOLF OF WALL STREET, albeit not so brazenly fraudulent.

    The irony of the movie is a crime has been committed — leads were stolen — , but a crime is always taking place at that location. But, by law, some unethical practices are tolerated or even sanctioned while other acts are deemed criminal. Consider the scene where the cop is waiting for Roma to submit to questioning. Right under the cop’s nose, Roma is fuming about how Spacey’s character messed up his hustle on a guy. But the cop has no interest in that even though Roma too is a thief working for thieves and con-men who are just operate barely legally.

    But then, so much of our world is like that. It rigged one way or another. Who gets to call what ‘fake news’? Who gets call what ‘hate speech’? How come media are not held accountable for fanning violence that got many killed? How come the economic rapists of Russia still have high positions? How come Obama and Hillary are not charged for aiding terrorists in Libya/Syria and Neo-Nazis in Ukraine? What is a crime and what isn’t? What gets investigated and what doesn’t? Why all this BS about ‘Russia hacking’ but little about Democratic corruption? Why is RT forced to register as a foreign agent while so much of Zionist controlled news is not?

    [MORE]

    To understand that, we need the ‘leads’ on who has the power and what their real agenda is. But those ‘leads’ are hidden. Instead, we are handed the same old (mis)leads to go hunting for ‘white supremacy’ and ‘white privilege’. We need the Glob-garry Leads to understand the real power.

    A new media company should call itself the Leads.

    Most of media give us lots of middling interesting info. It’s like most people get decent financial news from Bloomberg. But they don’t get the golden leads like Buffet and Soros who use their edge to get richer and richer. And Google acts like it plays fair but really works with deep state insiders to rig the system and search results.
    And a show like Charlie Rose gives us the general take on things without ever discussing the power behind the power… which is impossible since Rose is a salesman funded by the power behind the power. We get no golden leads on his program.
    There’s a limit to how far you can go. It’s like what Kurosawa said of BAD SLEEP WELL. He could show corporate corruption but it would have been too risky to connect corporate corruption with deep state corruption.. so the film ends with the baddie speaking on the phone to a man we don’t see.

    Critics of Hollywood have suggested that the depiction of American business by screenwriters is crucially influenced by their dealings with studios, which, unlike ordinary businesses, actually are horribly corrupt places.

    I think there is some truth to this. But the power dynamics in one area are similar to those in other areas. It’s about contest of egos, wits, greed, vanity, etc.
    Watching FARGO, I was struck by how similar the machinations in that movie are like Hollywood tricks with accounting. Macy’s character fakes serial numbers to get a loan to finance another project. His plan is pulled out from under him by his father-in-law. Happens all the time in Hollywood. Someone has a project and others try to steal it from him. Writers esp become bitter.

    And even though SERIOUS MAN is about a physics professor, we see more of him negotiating like a salesman in his office than teaching in the classroom. He is forced to do ‘business’ to get by. He can’t just be into Physics as pure Talmudic studies. It has to be negotiated in terms of tenure, defamation lawsuits, etc. Also, matters outside school affairs also invade the office. Like the Macy guy pulled a dirty trick behind his father-in-law, the professor’s son secretly signed up to Columbia records. The scholar is forced to play the role of merchant.

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    Try to imagine movies or novels if they were written by guys like Art Deco. It was done before but as pastiche in pastel colors. This is a favorite color palette of Art Deco. I am familiar with his comments.
    , @Art Deco
    It’s about a scam operation trying to sell worthless properties to the unsuspecting. These guys are hustlers. More like used car salesmen.


    1. We buy used cars in our house. It's always worked out satisfactorily.

    2. The notion you can make a career of selling private citizens worthless raw land is David Mamet's fantasy.

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  175. @fish

    Morris "Moe" Szyslak (pronounced "siz-lack"), born Mohammar Szyslak-Yeti, also known as Moe the Bartender (born November 24, 1952), is the proprietor and bartender of "Moe's Tavern", a Springfield bar frequented by Homer and his friends. He has once stated that he moved to Springfield from the Netherlands.
     
    The Netherlands you say……..

    Also from his bio: Moe has been implied to be an illegal immigrant at least twice in the series. When asked to listen to his inner child at a self-help seminar hosted by Brad Goodman, a younger Moe appears, telling older Moe, “what’s-a matter, Moe? You no longer speak in your accent no more” in an Italian accent and to this realization Moe proclaims “mamma mia!” in his accent.

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  176. @Art Deco
    This is why GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS is so instructive as a microcosm of how the world really works.

    No, it's actually a bizarre fever dream about real estate sales, which, most places, is an occupation dominated by congenial women. Critics of Hollywood have suggested that the depiction of American business by screenwriters is crucially influenced by their dealings with studios, which, unlike ordinary businesses, actually are horribly corrupt places.

    No, it’s actually a bizarre fever dream about real estate sales, which, most places, is an occupation dominated by congenial women. Critics of Hollywood have suggested that the depiction of American business by screenwriters is crucially influenced by their dealings with studios, which, unlike ordinary businesses, actually are horribly corrupt places.

    I was thinking car dealerships.

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  177. Nico says:
    @utu
    Merkel seems to me a dupe. She’s not a real insider. This may sound odd since she’s been the leader of one of the major nations. But she really seems clueless.

    On some level yes. But there is the German deep state on which she depends. Does the German deep state is on the board of the neoliberal new world order? The answer is not as obvious as one may think. One must answer the question who was behind the 2015 refugee invasion of Europe which mainly targeted Germany. Merkel was acting in duress and possibly by opening borders in September 2015 she was diffusing much worse scenario. With this decision she scored a lot of brownie points and impregnated Germany form many attacks coming from the left. Germany became the leader of human rights. So these are the benefits. The main question is whether the German deep state has a plan B?

    Merkel is a rather mysterious figure, actually. She may have been raised in a socialist Church by basically socialist parents but she never seems to have had deep communist sympathies. Her defection to the right came almost immediately after the fall of the wall. I’d say her conversion was most probably “genuine” so far as it went, though not exactly “courageous.” She remains a professing Christian in a day and a country when formal apostasy would not be looked upon “badly,” though her Church is not known for moral or cultural traditionalism: the degree of heartfeltness of her commitment to the original definition of matrimony is I suppose debatable.

    Merkel herself is probably the only one to truly know her motivations, and while I’d be interested to know what was going through her mind at various key moments in her life and at various important decisions she has made on behalf of her countrymen, I doubt the world would be all the more impoverished if she took the secret to her grave. In the end it matters little: nothing she did even full repentance would in all likelihood suffice to stem or reverse the consequences of what she unleashed in 2015. One can rarely clean up after oneself in the wake of errors of such magnitude.

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    She remains a professing Christian
     
    That may be a large part of the problem. Nice white Christian ladies have done an immense amount of harm to the West.
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  178. @Art Deco
    This is why GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS is so instructive as a microcosm of how the world really works.

    No, it's actually a bizarre fever dream about real estate sales, which, most places, is an occupation dominated by congenial women. Critics of Hollywood have suggested that the depiction of American business by screenwriters is crucially influenced by their dealings with studios, which, unlike ordinary businesses, actually are horribly corrupt places.

    No, it’s actually a bizarre fever dream about real estate sales, which, most places, is an occupation dominated by congenial women. Critics of Hollywood have suggested that the depiction of American business by screenwriters is crucially influenced by their dealings with studios, which, unlike ordinary businesses, actually are horribly corrupt places.

    They’re not selling houses. They’re selling land in nowheresville. The way some of these scams work, the lots being sold may be accessible only by air or may be underwater.

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    They’re selling land in nowheresville. The way some of these scams work, the lots being sold may be accessible only by air or may be underwater.

    About 90% of all residential real estate sales are of existing homes. The other 10% are of newly constructed homes. Sales of raw land to anyone but farmers and commercial developers is highly unusual.

    It's a big country, so I imagine you can find a private buyer for raw land the buyer's never visited. It's doubtful too many people can make a career out of doing this, so, no, that's not 'how the world works'.
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  179. @Art Deco
    This is why GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS is so instructive as a microcosm of how the world really works.

    No, it's actually a bizarre fever dream about real estate sales, which, most places, is an occupation dominated by congenial women. Critics of Hollywood have suggested that the depiction of American business by screenwriters is crucially influenced by their dealings with studios, which, unlike ordinary businesses, actually are horribly corrupt places.

    No, it’s actually a bizarre fever dream about real estate sales, which, most places, is an occupation dominated by congenial women. Critics of Hollywood have suggested that the depiction of American business by screenwriters is crucially influenced by their dealings with studios, which, unlike ordinary businesses, actually are horribly corrupt places.

    The resemblance is actually to land sales in Rio Rancho, NM:

    IN THE early to mid-70′s, residents of New York and other cities were flooded with invitations to free dinners, courtesy of the Amrep Corporation. Those who went were treated to something else as well: a high-pressure sales pitch about the natural beauty and investment potential of land in Rio Rancho Estates, a sprawling new subdivision that Amrep was developing 15 miles northwest of Albuquerque, N.M.

    Thousands bought homesites, paying up to $11,800 an acre. Some construction began right away, but many unhappy buyers soon went to Federal and state authorities. They had signed the long-term payment contracts too quickly, they complained, Rio Rancho was no more than a barren stretch of desert and there was no resale market for the lots. In a much-publicized trial in Federal District Court in Manhattan, four top-ranking Amrep officials were convicted of mail and land fraud charges in 1977 and were sentenced to six months in jail. The company was fined $45,000.

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    You've reached back in time 45 years to locate that example.

    The place is question is now an incorporated suburb of Albuquerque with 90,000 residents. The settled population of the area increased 10-fold during the 1970s. The land wasn't worthless. The problem was that the property couldn't be flipped and had been sold as an investment for the elderly.

    Jack Lemmon was 65 years old when that film was released. He was playing an old man. Al Pacino was 52 at the time, so wasn't playing a neophyte. Somehow, they'd managed to do this sort of work for 20 or 30 odd years without getting their license revoked, without their employer having its license revoked, and without time in prison. Is that 'how the world really works'?
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  180. Nico says:
    @RadicalCenter
    Sikhs would be republican likely in part because they perceive the republicans as potentially antimuslim. Republicans aren’t antiHindu or particularly perceived as antiHindu, and that plays no part in the Sikhs’ thinking.

    In addition, to the extent that Punjabis are disproportionately properyowners /businesspeople, Sikhs might favor the republicans because they are perceived as less hostile to business and more likely to reduce their taxes overall. (Almost all Sikhs are racially Punjabis.)

    Sikhs would be republican likely in part because they perceive the republicans as potentially antimuslim.

    The funny thing is that in 2000 something like 80% of Muslims voted for George W. Bush. I had said Bill Clinton’s perceived “pro-Israel” stance had something to do with it but I suppose Bush’s decision to put morality and “family values” in front after a decade of increasingly lewd pop culture and Clinton’s antics also made Gore a huge turn-off. Ultimately the 11 September 2001 attacks established Islam as fundamentally incompatible with Western society as we have known it. This was (and is) not acknowledged everywhere and at all times, but that was definitely that catalyst that brought this reality home to roost. Ever since, the divide has continued and will continue to crystalize, until some critical mass is reached or some dramatic decision is made.

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  181. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer
    @Anonymous
    Re: Great Migration

    I like your ideas. Here are some others.

    The 2015 Great Migration

    Maybe Merkel's Great Migration, which can be modified sometimes, such as Merkel's Great Muslim Migration.

    The phrase Merkel's Migrants can also be used.

    I also like Steve's Merkel's Mistake. It's simple and has a catchy sound to it, with the K's and the S's.

    Merkel’s Hijrah.

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  182. utu says:
    @Anon
    No, it's actually a bizarre fever dream about real estate sales, which, most places, is an occupation dominated by congenial women.

    No, the movie is not about real estate business in general, much of which is legit and honest.

    It's about a scam operation trying to sell worthless properties to the unsuspecting. These guys are hustlers. More like used car salesmen. They operate the crooks in WOLF OF WALL STREET, albeit not so brazenly fraudulent.

    The irony of the movie is a crime has been committed -- leads were stolen -- , but a crime is always taking place at that location. But, by law, some unethical practices are tolerated or even sanctioned while other acts are deemed criminal. Consider the scene where the cop is waiting for Roma to submit to questioning. Right under the cop's nose, Roma is fuming about how Spacey's character messed up his hustle on a guy. But the cop has no interest in that even though Roma too is a thief working for thieves and con-men who are just operate barely legally.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rW7WlT6OJxE

    But then, so much of our world is like that. It rigged one way or another. Who gets to call what 'fake news'? Who gets call what 'hate speech'? How come media are not held accountable for fanning violence that got many killed? How come the economic rapists of Russia still have high positions? How come Obama and Hillary are not charged for aiding terrorists in Libya/Syria and Neo-Nazis in Ukraine? What is a crime and what isn't? What gets investigated and what doesn't? Why all this BS about 'Russia hacking' but little about Democratic corruption? Why is RT forced to register as a foreign agent while so much of Zionist controlled news is not?

    To understand that, we need the 'leads' on who has the power and what their real agenda is. But those 'leads' are hidden. Instead, we are handed the same old (mis)leads to go hunting for 'white supremacy' and 'white privilege'. We need the Glob-garry Leads to understand the real power.

    A new media company should call itself the Leads.

    Most of media give us lots of middling interesting info. It's like most people get decent financial news from Bloomberg. But they don't get the golden leads like Buffet and Soros who use their edge to get richer and richer. And Google acts like it plays fair but really works with deep state insiders to rig the system and search results.
    And a show like Charlie Rose gives us the general take on things without ever discussing the power behind the power... which is impossible since Rose is a salesman funded by the power behind the power. We get no golden leads on his program.
    There's a limit to how far you can go. It's like what Kurosawa said of BAD SLEEP WELL. He could show corporate corruption but it would have been too risky to connect corporate corruption with deep state corruption.. so the film ends with the baddie speaking on the phone to a man we don't see.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9lrqByzdwo

    Critics of Hollywood have suggested that the depiction of American business by screenwriters is crucially influenced by their dealings with studios, which, unlike ordinary businesses, actually are horribly corrupt places.

    I think there is some truth to this. But the power dynamics in one area are similar to those in other areas. It's about contest of egos, wits, greed, vanity, etc.
    Watching FARGO, I was struck by how similar the machinations in that movie are like Hollywood tricks with accounting. Macy's character fakes serial numbers to get a loan to finance another project. His plan is pulled out from under him by his father-in-law. Happens all the time in Hollywood. Someone has a project and others try to steal it from him. Writers esp become bitter.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWwJxY40Nk4

    And even though SERIOUS MAN is about a physics professor, we see more of him negotiating like a salesman in his office than teaching in the classroom. He is forced to do 'business' to get by. He can't just be into Physics as pure Talmudic studies. It has to be negotiated in terms of tenure, defamation lawsuits, etc. Also, matters outside school affairs also invade the office. Like the Macy guy pulled a dirty trick behind his father-in-law, the professor's son secretly signed up to Columbia records. The scholar is forced to play the role of merchant.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tfI9tTzlI0

    Try to imagine movies or novels if they were written by guys like Art Deco. It was done before but as pastiche in pastel colors. This is a favorite color palette of Art Deco. I am familiar with his comments.

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  183. Art Deco says:
    @Johann Ricke

    No, it’s actually a bizarre fever dream about real estate sales, which, most places, is an occupation dominated by congenial women. Critics of Hollywood have suggested that the depiction of American business by screenwriters is crucially influenced by their dealings with studios, which, unlike ordinary businesses, actually are horribly corrupt places.
     
    They're not selling houses. They're selling land in nowheresville. The way some of these scams work, the lots being sold may be accessible only by air or may be underwater.

    They’re selling land in nowheresville. The way some of these scams work, the lots being sold may be accessible only by air or may be underwater.

    About 90% of all residential real estate sales are of existing homes. The other 10% are of newly constructed homes. Sales of raw land to anyone but farmers and commercial developers is highly unusual.

    It’s a big country, so I imagine you can find a private buyer for raw land the buyer’s never visited. It’s doubtful too many people can make a career out of doing this, so, no, that’s not ‘how the world works’.

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    The other 10% are of newly constructed homes.
     
    If they're "newly constructed", i.e., still unoccupied, they're not "homes", they're "houses".

    Home is where the heart is. House is where the hearth is.
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  184. eah says:
    @Ed
    I don’t know much about German politics but based on this blurb, Merkel did the right thing holding firm. The Green Party sounds like a bunch of loons. Going to the mat so refugees can bring their families is insane. Germany would be 1/5 to 1/4 Muslim within a generation if this was allowed.

    I don’t know much about German politics

    You’re right, you don’t — because all along Merkel (CDU) has repeatedly flatly refused to even set an annual upper limit on the number of migrants — this caused friction with the CSU (Bayern), traditional allies of the CDU — but the CSU is a bunch of cucks, so this friction did not really seem to create many political problems for Merkel vis-a-vis the CSU — probably the major effect was to drive more voters to the AfD — all indications are it was the FDP that held out against the loony demands of the Greens for unrestricted ‘family reunification’ (Familennachzug) — Merkel would probably have been ready to accommodate the Greens — it would be great to see the Greens fall under 5% and disappear from the Bundestag — also to see Merkel kicked to the curb.

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  185. Art Deco says:
    @Anon
    No, it's actually a bizarre fever dream about real estate sales, which, most places, is an occupation dominated by congenial women.

    No, the movie is not about real estate business in general, much of which is legit and honest.

    It's about a scam operation trying to sell worthless properties to the unsuspecting. These guys are hustlers. More like used car salesmen. They operate the crooks in WOLF OF WALL STREET, albeit not so brazenly fraudulent.

    The irony of the movie is a crime has been committed -- leads were stolen -- , but a crime is always taking place at that location. But, by law, some unethical practices are tolerated or even sanctioned while other acts are deemed criminal. Consider the scene where the cop is waiting for Roma to submit to questioning. Right under the cop's nose, Roma is fuming about how Spacey's character messed up his hustle on a guy. But the cop has no interest in that even though Roma too is a thief working for thieves and con-men who are just operate barely legally.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rW7WlT6OJxE

    But then, so much of our world is like that. It rigged one way or another. Who gets to call what 'fake news'? Who gets call what 'hate speech'? How come media are not held accountable for fanning violence that got many killed? How come the economic rapists of Russia still have high positions? How come Obama and Hillary are not charged for aiding terrorists in Libya/Syria and Neo-Nazis in Ukraine? What is a crime and what isn't? What gets investigated and what doesn't? Why all this BS about 'Russia hacking' but little about Democratic corruption? Why is RT forced to register as a foreign agent while so much of Zionist controlled news is not?

    To understand that, we need the 'leads' on who has the power and what their real agenda is. But those 'leads' are hidden. Instead, we are handed the same old (mis)leads to go hunting for 'white supremacy' and 'white privilege'. We need the Glob-garry Leads to understand the real power.

    A new media company should call itself the Leads.

    Most of media give us lots of middling interesting info. It's like most people get decent financial news from Bloomberg. But they don't get the golden leads like Buffet and Soros who use their edge to get richer and richer. And Google acts like it plays fair but really works with deep state insiders to rig the system and search results.
    And a show like Charlie Rose gives us the general take on things without ever discussing the power behind the power... which is impossible since Rose is a salesman funded by the power behind the power. We get no golden leads on his program.
    There's a limit to how far you can go. It's like what Kurosawa said of BAD SLEEP WELL. He could show corporate corruption but it would have been too risky to connect corporate corruption with deep state corruption.. so the film ends with the baddie speaking on the phone to a man we don't see.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9lrqByzdwo

    Critics of Hollywood have suggested that the depiction of American business by screenwriters is crucially influenced by their dealings with studios, which, unlike ordinary businesses, actually are horribly corrupt places.

    I think there is some truth to this. But the power dynamics in one area are similar to those in other areas. It's about contest of egos, wits, greed, vanity, etc.
    Watching FARGO, I was struck by how similar the machinations in that movie are like Hollywood tricks with accounting. Macy's character fakes serial numbers to get a loan to finance another project. His plan is pulled out from under him by his father-in-law. Happens all the time in Hollywood. Someone has a project and others try to steal it from him. Writers esp become bitter.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWwJxY40Nk4

    And even though SERIOUS MAN is about a physics professor, we see more of him negotiating like a salesman in his office than teaching in the classroom. He is forced to do 'business' to get by. He can't just be into Physics as pure Talmudic studies. It has to be negotiated in terms of tenure, defamation lawsuits, etc. Also, matters outside school affairs also invade the office. Like the Macy guy pulled a dirty trick behind his father-in-law, the professor's son secretly signed up to Columbia records. The scholar is forced to play the role of merchant.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tfI9tTzlI0

    It’s about a scam operation trying to sell worthless properties to the unsuspecting. These guys are hustlers. More like used car salesmen.

    1. We buy used cars in our house. It’s always worked out satisfactorily.

    2. The notion you can make a career of selling private citizens worthless raw land is David Mamet’s fantasy.

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    1. We buy used cars in our house. It’s always worked out satisfactorily.

    This depends. Even car dealers sell used cars, and companies like Carmax are dependable.
    And then there are USED CAR Salesmen, and with these guys, you're taking a huge risk. The reason I never got a used car is because I heard so many stories from friends about problems with used cars. The only thing I'll buy used is computers because I only use them for basic stuff like internet. No sense paying big bucks to do fancy stuff or video games that I never do.

    The notion you can make a career of selling private citizens worthless raw land is David Mamet’s fantasy.

    It doesn't have to be RAW land. In the 80s, there was this real estate boom building malls, complexes, golf courses, and etc all over. It was speculation, and a lot of people lost money.
    And this kind of crook mentality can bore itself into the upper echelons of power... leading to something like housing bubble under Bush based on selling worthless 'derivatives' to the global market.
    And in the 90s, what had began with promise turned into a giant scam with dot.com stuff.
    Wall Street was putting money down first and then pumping up these new 'hot' firms and when their values went sky high, the guys who put in the money first pulled out first.

    This is no fantasy.

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  186. Nico says:
    @German_reader
    It's also possible of course that this might work to the benefit of the FDP which might be seen as the "respectable" opposition to Merkel (that already helped them a lot before the last election)...this might even hurt AfD. I hope this won't happen, because pressure by AfD is absolutely necessary to effect any positive change regarding asylum/migration, but it's a possibility that can't be excluded.

    The other danger of course is that the AfD gets into a coalition and fails to put pressure on the government to effect positive change. Fidesz in Hungary and Law and Justice in Poland are decent enough but even the Law and Justice president of Poland has caved to pressure to make weak-kneed public declarations (a dangerous harbinger of future developments) and at the end of the day resisting pressure to open up the country to the Islamic wave is intuitively much easier, both politically and logistically, than reducing their numbers once they are already in. This is why the situation in the West is so dire, and why even Denmark and Austria seem to have so much inertia on the existentials despite each being at the beginning or in the middle of their SECOND iterations of DPP/FPÖ cooperations.

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    The other danger of course is that the AfD gets into a coalition and fails to put pressure on the government to effect positive change.

    I think this will not be a problem -- Alice Weidel used her first speech to hammer Merkel und Co über die 'Euro-rettung' usw (nicht die Flüchtlingskrise):

    https://twitter.com/AfD/status/933024448134959104
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  187. …Dr. Merkel’s decision in late summer 2015 to let a million Muslims march on Germany.

    I believe the proper spelling is mooch.

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  188. Anon says: • Disclaimer
    @Art Deco
    It’s about a scam operation trying to sell worthless properties to the unsuspecting. These guys are hustlers. More like used car salesmen.


    1. We buy used cars in our house. It's always worked out satisfactorily.

    2. The notion you can make a career of selling private citizens worthless raw land is David Mamet's fantasy.

    1. We buy used cars in our house. It’s always worked out satisfactorily.

    This depends. Even car dealers sell used cars, and companies like Carmax are dependable.
    And then there are USED CAR Salesmen, and with these guys, you’re taking a huge risk. The reason I never got a used car is because I heard so many stories from friends about problems with used cars. The only thing I’ll buy used is computers because I only use them for basic stuff like internet. No sense paying big bucks to do fancy stuff or video games that I never do.

    The notion you can make a career of selling private citizens worthless raw land is David Mamet’s fantasy.

    It doesn’t have to be RAW land. In the 80s, there was this real estate boom building malls, complexes, golf courses, and etc all over. It was speculation, and a lot of people lost money.
    And this kind of crook mentality can bore itself into the upper echelons of power… leading to something like housing bubble under Bush based on selling worthless ‘derivatives’ to the global market.
    And in the 90s, what had began with promise turned into a giant scam with dot.com stuff.
    Wall Street was putting money down first and then pumping up these new ‘hot’ firms and when their values went sky high, the guys who put in the money first pulled out first.

    This is no fantasy.

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    Some investments lose money. That includes investments in commercial real estate.

    Glengarry Glen Ross was composed as entertainment. Midsomer Murders is also entertainment; it is entertaining while being completely uninformed by the sociology of crime in the Home Counties and West Country of England. You should treat Glengarry Glen Ross the same way.
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  189. 1. We buy used cars in our house. It’s always worked out satisfactorily.

    Most of us buy them off the lot. It’s easier on the carpet.

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  190. @Art Deco
    They’re selling land in nowheresville. The way some of these scams work, the lots being sold may be accessible only by air or may be underwater.

    About 90% of all residential real estate sales are of existing homes. The other 10% are of newly constructed homes. Sales of raw land to anyone but farmers and commercial developers is highly unusual.

    It's a big country, so I imagine you can find a private buyer for raw land the buyer's never visited. It's doubtful too many people can make a career out of doing this, so, no, that's not 'how the world works'.

    The other 10% are of newly constructed homes.

    If they’re “newly constructed”, i.e., still unoccupied, they’re not “homes”, they’re “houses”.

    Home is where the heart is. House is where the hearth is.

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  191. Matra says:
    @RadicalCenter
    Sikhs would be republican likely in part because they perceive the republicans as potentially antimuslim. Republicans aren’t antiHindu or particularly perceived as antiHindu, and that plays no part in the Sikhs’ thinking.

    In addition, to the extent that Punjabis are disproportionately properyowners /businesspeople, Sikhs might favor the republicans because they are perceived as less hostile to business and more likely to reduce their taxes overall. (Almost all Sikhs are racially Punjabis.)

    Sikhs are an important minority in Canada, much more so than in the US. They vote, and always have voted, overwhelmingly for the Liberal Party – currently led by Justin Trudeau. With the recent leadership victory of a turbaned Sikh for the leftist New Democratic Party maybe Sikhs will move even more to the left in the next election.

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  192. @It's All Ball Bearings
    The German nationalists should argue that these millions of anti-Semites that they let in will be mobilized in the near future to complete Hitler's plans. Let them chew on that for awhile.

    Lol AND Agree!

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  193. @Anonymous
    They are merely just Marxists undergoing a rebranding.

    Greens are pretty much Reds these days. It’s symbol should be the watermelon, green on the outside red on the inside.

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  194. @Thea
    I think my reply was lost in cyberspace so I apologize if this is a duplicate:

    I wonder how much of our current malaise is a result of beyond-the-grave soviet propaganda? SJW talking points mimic what they wrote half a century ago. It's like a headless chicken running around wreaking havoc.

    I’ve had the same thought. And it fits with Irony being History’s most Iron Law.

    The Communists (old style) all succumbed around 1989, yet their civilization-busting projects had already been launched and we’re still watching their slow motion impact today.

    A bit like the German Army high command in 1917 releasing the Bolshevik “bacillus” in the form of Lenin into the decrepit Russian Empire. It did sorta work for them by taking Russia out of the War, but the blowback over the next decades was a bitch.

    By the way, it is not just your idea and my idea. A KGB defector, Yuri Bezmenov, more or less said that this was indeed the case.

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    It certainly gives a very odd legitimacy to the notion our problems are Russia's fault.
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  195. @Hail
    An AfD Member of the Bundestag is circulating this image, showing where the 2015-2016 'refugees' fit in the German population pyramid:

    https://twitter.com/M_Reichardt_AfD/status/932709779792949248

    It looks like Twitter has already disappeared the AfD tweet you referenced.

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  196. @Mike Zwick
    In other news, Apu is racist. https://www.wbez.org/shows/code-switch/a-new-documentary-calls-into-question-the-simpsons-apu/fe68de5b-2049-46a6-93e4-156572f4b599

    Saw the maker of this movie on PBS recently. He is that peculiarly modern breed: the humorless, scolding “comedian” who says nothing funny, but whines incessantly. In this case he was whining to the Indian-looking PBS anchor that there are no positive role models for Indians in America.

    1) Isn’t he dissing the anchor by excluding him from “positive” models?
    2) Does he understand satire, that he is looking on The Simpsons for a positive role model?
    3) If it’s such a problem, why is he here? We wouldn’t miss him, and India wouldn’t resist his return.

    He has to go back.

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  197. dfordoom says: • Website
    @eD
    To follow on Nico's comment above, one of the striking thing about politics these days is how Green parties have primarily become open borders advocacy parties, with the environmental stuff soft pedaled if not abandoned all together. I don't follow Green parties closely enough to see if they still advocate measures to protect the environment, which mass migration flows definitely do not.

    one of the striking thing about politics these days is how Green parties have primarily become open borders advocacy parties, with the environmental stuff soft pedaled if not abandoned all together.

    By the 80s communism was seriously out of fashion. The Green parties were essentially a rebranding of the old hard left groups like the Trotskyists. They were fanatically anti-capitalist. In general they never did have any interest in the environment except as a stick with which to beat capitalism. They were nutters but at least they believed in something.

    That’s all ancient history now. The Green parties sold out to the globalists. They no longer believe in world revolution. Nowadays they believe in money. Money for themselves. The entire environmentalist movement is about money and cushy jobs.

    There’s still a tiny handful of old school Trotskyists in most Green parties but they have no influence and they’re dying out rapidly.

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  198. dfordoom says: • Website
    @RadicalCenter
    Check the numbers, man, Germany will be at least one quarter Muslim in a generation without any new arrivals at all. GERMANS DO NOT HAVE CHILDREN, PERIOD.

    GERMANS DO NOT HAVE CHILDREN, PERIOD.

    Given that Germans do not want Germany to survive, why exactly should we care? A Muslim Germany will cause all sorts of problems for the globalists. That might be a good thing. At the very least it will be amusing.

    Thirty years from now when the globalists have to deal with a Muslim Germany, a Muslim Britain and a Muslim France they might wonder if they were so clever after all.

    The West has been a suicide cult since 1914.

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  199. dfordoom says: • Website
    @lavoisier
    What is the deal with the Germans?

    I mean we have our own f----up white liberal ethnomasochists who are essentially mindless fools but you guys take the cake in terms of blindness towards reality.

    Too many Germans appear to be willing to sacrifice everything, and I mean everything, on the altar of egalitarianism.

    What has happened to the German people?

    What has happened to the German people?

    The same thing that has happened to the entire West. Destroyed by a tidal wave of American trash culture. American popular culture is poison. There’s a reason it’s called the culture war. Every country stupid enough to open itself up to American culture will die.

    Any country that wants to survive has one viable choice. Ban all American cultural influences. Ban all American pop music, movies, TV, social media, the lot.

    If the Chinese figure that out in time they might survive. It’s probably too late for eastern Europe. It may be too late for Russia.

    Reagan was right about the existence of an evil empire. He just didn’t realise that the US was the evil empire.

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  200. dfordoom says: • Website
    @ben tillman

    What is the deal with the Germans?

    I mean we have our own f—-up white liberal ethnomasochists who are essentially mindless fools but you guys take the cake in terms of blindness towards reality.

    Too many Germans appear to be willing to sacrifice everything, and I mean everything, on the altar of egalitarianism.

    What has happened to the German people?
     
    Indoctrination and intimidation by foreign occupiers. It's not complicated.

    Indoctrination and intimidation by foreign occupiers. It’s not complicated.

    Yep.

    Of course you didn’t actually have to be on the losing side in WW2 to suffer US military occupation. Ask Australia.

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  201. dfordoom says: • Website
    @Nico
    Merkel is a rather mysterious figure, actually. She may have been raised in a socialist Church by basically socialist parents but she never seems to have had deep communist sympathies. Her defection to the right came almost immediately after the fall of the wall. I'd say her conversion was most probably "genuine" so far as it went, though not exactly "courageous." She remains a professing Christian in a day and a country when formal apostasy would not be looked upon "badly," though her Church is not known for moral or cultural traditionalism: the degree of heartfeltness of her commitment to the original definition of matrimony is I suppose debatable.

    Merkel herself is probably the only one to truly know her motivations, and while I'd be interested to know what was going through her mind at various key moments in her life and at various important decisions she has made on behalf of her countrymen, I doubt the world would be all the more impoverished if she took the secret to her grave. In the end it matters little: nothing she did even full repentance would in all likelihood suffice to stem or reverse the consequences of what she unleashed in 2015. One can rarely clean up after oneself in the wake of errors of such magnitude.

    She remains a professing Christian

    That may be a large part of the problem. Nice white Christian ladies have done an immense amount of harm to the West.

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  202. Neoconned says:
    @Anonymous
    I want to write a novel about a man's quest to sire the world's fastest man. He would to go to Trelawny Parish (pop. 75,000) (birthplace of several track and field athletes: world record holder, 2008 Olympic Gold Medallist and 2009 World Champion in the 100 metres and in the 200 metres Usain Bolt, Voletta Wallace (mother of rapper Biggie Smalls), Veronica Campbell-Brown, Marvin Anderson, Ricardo Chambers, Omar Brown, Michael Frater, Lerone Clarke, Dane Hyatt, Rosemarie Whyte, Michael Greene, Inez Turner, Debbie-Ann Parris, Sanya Richards, Ben Johnson and Warren Weir.) and impregnate many women.

    Jamaica had the weird luck of being a benign English colony.

    And then of having a bunch of nerdy white kids in Europe and N. America like their strange music.

    I was kinda surprised to learn reggae is still really popular among the hippie weirdos in North California…..but when I think about it I’m not so surprised.

    But Jamaica has an odd number of celebrities because of their Anglophone cultural roots.

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  203. @Anon
    Inschluss

    Inschluss

    I think this is the winner. Whereas “Dolchstoss” was true but unpalatable due to appearing to flatter Hitler, this is true and palatable due to appearing to disparage Hitler. It immediately conjures the enormity of the mistake and also evokes the next World War that the mistake makes imminent.

    And it is recognizable in both meaning and connotations to both German and (educated) English speakers.

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  204. @German_reader
    CDU/CSU is just despicable, first reactions by them in the night were how much they would have liked to enter into a coalition with the Greens and how irresponsible the FDP liberals are by not agreeing to that.
    Greens lauded Merkel for her efforts to bring about a coalition.
    Given how the Greens are total open borders fanatics and presented generous "family reunification" for "refugees" as a key demand (because the "children in Aleppo" can't be separated from their dads), it's telling that they're now pretty much the Christian Democrats' favored coalition partner.
    Even the Bavarian CSU is a joke...their leader Seehofer merely demanding an upper limit of 200 000 (!) "refugees" a year...which is already too much for CDU and Greens.
    But it's good those coalition talks failed. Might at least finally lead to Merkel's removal.

    CDU/CSU is just despicable, first reactions by them in the night were how much they would have liked to enter into a coalition with the Greens and how irresponsible the FDP liberals are by not agreeing to that.

    This coalition failure looks–from the outside–to be a great opportunity.

    If there is *any* life–Christian or Democratic–left in the CDU, this would seem to be the golden opportunity for that strand to rise up and take down Merkel.

    It doesn’t even require any strong “alt-right” or “nationalist” element. It’s a ridiculously easy pitch:

    “We’re in this predicament because of Merkel’s *rash* decision on refugees, which was against German and EU law and was done without consultation with the CDU, the German people or our EU partners. It was a decision that has created great strains in the fabric of the German nation and the larger EU community. Rash and dictatorial.”

    Isn’t rash and dictatorial attributes that German leaders are not supposed to show post war? Isn’t the idea sensible, moderate policy? Seems like a ridiculously easy pitch to me. Hard to believe there’s isn’t some ambitious younger CDU leader willing to seize this opportunity? And a lot of CDU members who would like to jettison Merkel?

    The CDU promising “never again” and promising to clean up Merkel’s mess, would seem to put them in a great spot to pick up seats and gain a governing majority.

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    Problem is there's hardly anybody left in the CDU who could replace Merkel, the party is dominated by her people who have created a bizarre personality cult around her and in any case are just as horrible as Merkel herself on most issues. There were scenes at the CDU party congress in late 2015 that were reminiscent of Eastern bloc socialist dictatorships...ten minutes of uninterrupted standing ovations for Merkel! And even today criticism of her is a no-go for most CDU people. Personally I think that party just deserves to die like the Christian Democrats in Italy did, but unfortunately they still have too many voters for that to happen (though it should be noted: the CDU result in the last election was the worst ever in the federal republic - the CDU itself got merely about 26%, the rest of the about 33% for the Christian Democrats being due to the Bavarian CSU).
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  205. eah says:
    @Nico
    The other danger of course is that the AfD gets into a coalition and fails to put pressure on the government to effect positive change. Fidesz in Hungary and Law and Justice in Poland are decent enough but even the Law and Justice president of Poland has caved to pressure to make weak-kneed public declarations (a dangerous harbinger of future developments) and at the end of the day resisting pressure to open up the country to the Islamic wave is intuitively much easier, both politically and logistically, than reducing their numbers once they are already in. This is why the situation in the West is so dire, and why even Denmark and Austria seem to have so much inertia on the existentials despite each being at the beginning or in the middle of their SECOND iterations of DPP/FPÖ cooperations.

    The other danger of course is that the AfD gets into a coalition and fails to put pressure on the government to effect positive change.

    I think this will not be a problem — Alice Weidel used her first speech to hammer Merkel und Co über die ‘Euro-rettung’ usw (nicht die Flüchtlingskrise):

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  206. Eagle Eye says:
    @Hail
    An AfD Member of the Bundestag is circulating this image, showing where the 2015-2016 'refugees' fit in the German population pyramid:

    https://twitter.com/M_Reichardt_AfD/status/932709779792949248

    Image has gone poof off Twitter. Probably not Narrative-compliant.

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    This was the image:

    https://twitter.com/Hail__To_You/status/933484303811571712
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  207. heretic says:

    Merkelplan for the new Iron Koran
    Merkhalifah’s mohammedan kinder (or “Mo kinder” for short)
    Grand Mufti Merkel’s miracle mohammedans
    Mo menschen
    A Merkellian nightmare
    Merkel’s million musulman miracle
    Minarets over Munich
    Merkhalifah’s betrayal
    Merkel: mein musulman kampf
    Deutsch-slam!
    Crescent on the Rhine
    Merkel’s Neu-Mecca
    Merkel’s Musulkommando
    Mad Merkel’s Musulmania 2015
    No Mohammedan left behind
    Merkel’s Crescent Kommandos
    Wir sind nicht das Volk (we are not the people)
    Have civiliational enmity, will travel!
    The great mujahidwanderung

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    Mad Merkel’s Musulmania 2015:
    "Wir sind nicht das Volk!" (we are not the people)
     
    Title and subtitle.
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  208. Bill B. says:

    This from the current BBC report on whatever happened to “reliable” Merkel:

    There’s talk here of “Merkeldaemmerung”, literally ‘the Merkel twilight’, meaning the petering out of the Merkel era…

    Note that the BBC thinks Merkel’s and thus the EU’s problems are inexplicable. It is simply not logical, thinks the BBC, for so many Germans to have not heeded the comforting reassurances of their betters:

    Things had seemed to be swinging the EU’s way with a stronger euro, less support for populist nationalists, plus plans for reforming the Eurozone, asylum policy and new cross country co-operation in defence.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-42075006

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  209. Art Deco says:
    @Johann Ricke

    No, it’s actually a bizarre fever dream about real estate sales, which, most places, is an occupation dominated by congenial women. Critics of Hollywood have suggested that the depiction of American business by screenwriters is crucially influenced by their dealings with studios, which, unlike ordinary businesses, actually are horribly corrupt places.
     
    The resemblance is actually to land sales in Rio Rancho, NM:

    IN THE early to mid-70's, residents of New York and other cities were flooded with invitations to free dinners, courtesy of the Amrep Corporation. Those who went were treated to something else as well: a high-pressure sales pitch about the natural beauty and investment potential of land in Rio Rancho Estates, a sprawling new subdivision that Amrep was developing 15 miles northwest of Albuquerque, N.M.

    Thousands bought homesites, paying up to $11,800 an acre. Some construction began right away, but many unhappy buyers soon went to Federal and state authorities. They had signed the long-term payment contracts too quickly, they complained, Rio Rancho was no more than a barren stretch of desert and there was no resale market for the lots. In a much-publicized trial in Federal District Court in Manhattan, four top-ranking Amrep officials were convicted of mail and land fraud charges in 1977 and were sentenced to six months in jail. The company was fined $45,000.

     

    You’ve reached back in time 45 years to locate that example.

    The place is question is now an incorporated suburb of Albuquerque with 90,000 residents. The settled population of the area increased 10-fold during the 1970s. The land wasn’t worthless. The problem was that the property couldn’t be flipped and had been sold as an investment for the elderly.

    Jack Lemmon was 65 years old when that film was released. He was playing an old man. Al Pacino was 52 at the time, so wasn’t playing a neophyte. Somehow, they’d managed to do this sort of work for 20 or 30 odd years without getting their license revoked, without their employer having its license revoked, and without time in prison. Is that ‘how the world really works’?

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    You’ve reached back in time 45 years to locate that example.
     
    David Mamet wrote his play in 84. The land sales occurred in the 1970's. That's not much of a reach. There is such a thing as artistic license. And swampland in Florida has been drained, and roads built. It's just that buyers are sold on the idea that that the "eventually" in "eventually they will get rich" is a few years down the road, not decades. And the people who bought in Rio Rancho broke even at best, after property taxes, because development occurred in other directions. Besides $12K for an acre in the 70's in Rio Rancho NM was exorbitant. Heck, it's exorbitant today. An acquaintance has land he bought near a fast-growing major city in the Southwest (i.e. not in NM) for $3K just after the turn of the century. Rio Rancho has land being sold for around $2K an acre today. This passage is instructive:

    But the Federal Trade Commission, which filed the civil suit in June in Federal Court in New York, contends that its case against Amrep involves one of the largest land fraud schemes in the nation's history - regardless of all the growth.

    ''They misrepresented the investment value of the land, the resale market and the amount of development that would occur,'' said Richard Donohue, a lawyer with the F.T.C. in Washington.

    The problem is that there are really two Rio Ranchos. The city of Rio Rancho, which was incorporated in 1981, contains about 3,500 acres of developed property, a small fraction of the subdivision that Amrep originally offered to investors. ''Our main concern is with people who bought in the other 85,000 acres, where there's no development and little or no resale market,'' said Mr. Donohue. ''These people were guaranteed an excellent short-term investment and it just didn't happen.''

    Richard Wiles, a retired workers' compensation judge from Nebraska, owns property in both Rio Ranchos. He lives in a home in the city proper that he purchased from Amrep in 1978 for $55,000. It has since appreciated in value by about 50 percent, Mr. Wiles said. But he was also one of the first to purchase land from Amrep in the outlying area, buying an acre through the mail in 1962 for $2,500. ''It was $25 down and $25 a month,'' he said, ''and I think that it's worth about the same today as it was then.''

    In fact, according to the F.T.C., Mr. Wiles and others who invested in lots far removed from the development site would be hard-pressed to find a buyer at any price. ''Each year,'' said Mr. Donohue, ''hundreds of landowners walk away from their land there to avoid paying property taxes.''
     

    Art Deco: Somehow, they’d managed to do this sort of work for 20 or 30 odd years without getting their license revoked, without their employer having its license revoked, and without time in prison. Is that ‘how the world really works’?
     
    Salespeople go through multiple jobs in their careers. Most stay right on the boundary of the law. It's the ones who cross that boundary, wittingly or otherwise, that we hear about in the papers.
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  210. Art Deco says:
    @Anon
    1. We buy used cars in our house. It’s always worked out satisfactorily.

    This depends. Even car dealers sell used cars, and companies like Carmax are dependable.
    And then there are USED CAR Salesmen, and with these guys, you're taking a huge risk. The reason I never got a used car is because I heard so many stories from friends about problems with used cars. The only thing I'll buy used is computers because I only use them for basic stuff like internet. No sense paying big bucks to do fancy stuff or video games that I never do.

    The notion you can make a career of selling private citizens worthless raw land is David Mamet’s fantasy.

    It doesn't have to be RAW land. In the 80s, there was this real estate boom building malls, complexes, golf courses, and etc all over. It was speculation, and a lot of people lost money.
    And this kind of crook mentality can bore itself into the upper echelons of power... leading to something like housing bubble under Bush based on selling worthless 'derivatives' to the global market.
    And in the 90s, what had began with promise turned into a giant scam with dot.com stuff.
    Wall Street was putting money down first and then pumping up these new 'hot' firms and when their values went sky high, the guys who put in the money first pulled out first.

    This is no fantasy.

    Some investments lose money. That includes investments in commercial real estate.

    Glengarry Glen Ross was composed as entertainment. Midsomer Murders is also entertainment; it is entertaining while being completely uninformed by the sociology of crime in the Home Counties and West Country of England. You should treat Glengarry Glen Ross the same way.

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  211. @AnotherDad

    CDU/CSU is just despicable, first reactions by them in the night were how much they would have liked to enter into a coalition with the Greens and how irresponsible the FDP liberals are by not agreeing to that.
     
    This coalition failure looks--from the outside--to be a great opportunity.

    If there is *any* life--Christian or Democratic--left in the CDU, this would seem to be the golden opportunity for that strand to rise up and take down Merkel.

    It doesn't even require any strong "alt-right" or "nationalist" element. It's a ridiculously easy pitch:

    "We're in this predicament because of Merkel's *rash* decision on refugees, which was against German and EU law and was done without consultation with the CDU, the German people or our EU partners. It was a decision that has created great strains in the fabric of the German nation and the larger EU community. Rash and dictatorial."

    Isn't rash and dictatorial attributes that German leaders are not supposed to show post war? Isn't the idea sensible, moderate policy? Seems like a ridiculously easy pitch to me. Hard to believe there's isn't some ambitious younger CDU leader willing to seize this opportunity? And a lot of CDU members who would like to jettison Merkel?

    The CDU promising "never again" and promising to clean up Merkel's mess, would seem to put them in a great spot to pick up seats and gain a governing majority.

    Problem is there’s hardly anybody left in the CDU who could replace Merkel, the party is dominated by her people who have created a bizarre personality cult around her and in any case are just as horrible as Merkel herself on most issues. There were scenes at the CDU party congress in late 2015 that were reminiscent of Eastern bloc socialist dictatorships…ten minutes of uninterrupted standing ovations for Merkel! And even today criticism of her is a no-go for most CDU people. Personally I think that party just deserves to die like the Christian Democrats in Italy did, but unfortunately they still have too many voters for that to happen (though it should be noted: the CDU result in the last election was the worst ever in the federal republic – the CDU itself got merely about 26%, the rest of the about 33% for the Christian Democrats being due to the Bavarian CSU).

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    Apparently, today, one branch of the CDU Youth Group officially called for her to resign.

    Note that these youth groups are not necessarily for teenagers: Gerhard Schroeder, for one, became the head of the Young Socialists SPD youth group the year he turned 34 (1978). and held that position till age 36 (1980), when he was brought into the Bundestag under the SPD Helmut Schmidt government.

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  212. Thea says:
    @Almost Missouri
    I've had the same thought. And it fits with Irony being History's most Iron Law.

    The Communists (old style) all succumbed around 1989, yet their civilization-busting projects had already been launched and we're still watching their slow motion impact today.

    A bit like the German Army high command in 1917 releasing the Bolshevik "bacillus" in the form of Lenin into the decrepit Russian Empire. It did sorta work for them by taking Russia out of the War, but the blowback over the next decades was a bitch.

    By the way, it is not just your idea and my idea. A KGB defector, Yuri Bezmenov, more or less said that this was indeed the case.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3qkf3bajd4

    It certainly gives a very odd legitimacy to the notion our problems are Russia’s fault.

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    I often say that liberals are actually about half right, just not in the way that they think.
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  213. @Art Deco
    You've reached back in time 45 years to locate that example.

    The place is question is now an incorporated suburb of Albuquerque with 90,000 residents. The settled population of the area increased 10-fold during the 1970s. The land wasn't worthless. The problem was that the property couldn't be flipped and had been sold as an investment for the elderly.

    Jack Lemmon was 65 years old when that film was released. He was playing an old man. Al Pacino was 52 at the time, so wasn't playing a neophyte. Somehow, they'd managed to do this sort of work for 20 or 30 odd years without getting their license revoked, without their employer having its license revoked, and without time in prison. Is that 'how the world really works'?

    You’ve reached back in time 45 years to locate that example.

    David Mamet wrote his play in 84. The land sales occurred in the 1970′s. That’s not much of a reach. There is such a thing as artistic license. And swampland in Florida has been drained, and roads built. It’s just that buyers are sold on the idea that that the “eventually” in “eventually they will get rich” is a few years down the road, not decades. And the people who bought in Rio Rancho broke even at best, after property taxes, because development occurred in other directions. Besides $12K for an acre in the 70′s in Rio Rancho NM was exorbitant. Heck, it’s exorbitant today. An acquaintance has land he bought near a fast-growing major city in the Southwest (i.e. not in NM) for $3K just after the turn of the century. Rio Rancho has land being sold for around $2K an acre today. This passage is instructive:

    But the Federal Trade Commission, which filed the civil suit in June in Federal Court in New York, contends that its case against Amrep involves one of the largest land fraud schemes in the nation’s history – regardless of all the growth.

    ”They misrepresented the investment value of the land, the resale market and the amount of development that would occur,” said Richard Donohue, a lawyer with the F.T.C. in Washington.

    The problem is that there are really two Rio Ranchos. The city of Rio Rancho, which was incorporated in 1981, contains about 3,500 acres of developed property, a small fraction of the subdivision that Amrep originally offered to investors. ”Our main concern is with people who bought in the other 85,000 acres, where there’s no development and little or no resale market,” said Mr. Donohue. ”These people were guaranteed an excellent short-term investment and it just didn’t happen.”

    Richard Wiles, a retired workers’ compensation judge from Nebraska, owns property in both Rio Ranchos. He lives in a home in the city proper that he purchased from Amrep in 1978 for $55,000. It has since appreciated in value by about 50 percent, Mr. Wiles said. But he was also one of the first to purchase land from Amrep in the outlying area, buying an acre through the mail in 1962 for $2,500. ”It was $25 down and $25 a month,” he said, ”and I think that it’s worth about the same today as it was then.”

    In fact, according to the F.T.C., Mr. Wiles and others who invested in lots far removed from the development site would be hard-pressed to find a buyer at any price. ”Each year,” said Mr. Donohue, ”hundreds of landowners walk away from their land there to avoid paying property taxes.”

    Art Deco: Somehow, they’d managed to do this sort of work for 20 or 30 odd years without getting their license revoked, without their employer having its license revoked, and without time in prison. Is that ‘how the world really works’?

    Salespeople go through multiple jobs in their careers. Most stay right on the boundary of the law. It’s the ones who cross that boundary, wittingly or otherwise, that we hear about in the papers.

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  214. @Thea
    It certainly gives a very odd legitimacy to the notion our problems are Russia's fault.

    I often say that liberals are actually about half right, just not in the way that they think.

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  215. Hail says: • Website
    @Eagle Eye
    Image has gone poof off Twitter. Probably not Narrative-compliant.
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    Wow.

    Had read about the gender imbalance of invaders, never quite saw it in relation to the native population. No wonder Twitter was told to delete the image.

    Cui bono? (Or should the question be asked in the plural form: Quibus bono?)

    , @Steve Sailer
    It looks too high for the 1 million or so of 2015. Perhaps it's a graph of what would happen if the influx kept up until 2020?
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  216. Hail says: • Website
    @German_reader
    Problem is there's hardly anybody left in the CDU who could replace Merkel, the party is dominated by her people who have created a bizarre personality cult around her and in any case are just as horrible as Merkel herself on most issues. There were scenes at the CDU party congress in late 2015 that were reminiscent of Eastern bloc socialist dictatorships...ten minutes of uninterrupted standing ovations for Merkel! And even today criticism of her is a no-go for most CDU people. Personally I think that party just deserves to die like the Christian Democrats in Italy did, but unfortunately they still have too many voters for that to happen (though it should be noted: the CDU result in the last election was the worst ever in the federal republic - the CDU itself got merely about 26%, the rest of the about 33% for the Christian Democrats being due to the Bavarian CSU).

    And even today criticism of her is a no-go for most CDU people

    Apparently, today, one branch of the CDU Youth Group officially called for her to resign.

    Note that these youth groups are not necessarily for teenagers: Gerhard Schroeder, for one, became the head of the Young Socialists SPD youth group the year he turned 34 (1978). and held that position till age 36 (1980), when he was brought into the Bundestag under the SPD Helmut Schmidt government.

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    Do you have a link for that?
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  217. Hail says: • Website
    @heretic
    Merkelplan for the new Iron Koran
    Merkhalifah’s mohammedan kinder (or “Mo kinder” for short)
    Grand Mufti Merkel’s miracle mohammedans
    Mo menschen
    A Merkellian nightmare
    Merkel’s million musulman miracle
    Minarets over Munich
    Merkhalifah’s betrayal
    Merkel: mein musulman kampf
    Deutsch-slam!
    Crescent on the Rhine
    Merkel’s Neu-Mecca
    Merkel’s Musulkommando
    Mad Merkel’s Musulmania 2015
    No Mohammedan left behind
    Merkel’s Crescent Kommandos
    Wir sind nicht das Volk (we are not the people)
    Have civiliational enmity, will travel!
    The great mujahidwanderung

    Mad Merkel’s Musulmania 2015:
    “Wir sind nicht das Volk!” (we are not the people)

    Title and subtitle.

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  218. Eagle Eye says:
    @Hail
    This was the image:

    https://twitter.com/Hail__To_You/status/933484303811571712

    Wow.

    Had read about the gender imbalance of invaders, never quite saw it in relation to the native population. No wonder Twitter was told to delete the image.

    Cui bono? (Or should the question be asked in the plural form: Quibus bono?)

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    No wonder Twitter was told to delete the image.
     
    I do not know the fate of this particular Tweet. It is just as possible that the AfD's legal team advised him to delete it to steer away from the dismal waters of Volksverhetzung territory; there is nothing more the Establishment would love more than to convict a sitting AfD Member of the Bundestag with hate crimes. Does posting that population pyramid constitute a hate crime? In his Tweet-commentary on the image, he says the situation constitutes a "powder keg." (Of course, he's right.)

    Undermining this theory is the content of his most recent Tweet (Nov. 19) now that the above is gone. The same sitting AfD Member of the Bundestag highlights a mainstream press story which reports gangs of African migrants engaged in "coordinated attacks" on the Spanish coastline (this term comes from Spanish authorities). The AfD Member of the Bundestag Tweet-commented to the effecet that "Hey, call it what it is: An invasion!" He then suggests that the military ought to be deployed to block the "coordinated attacking" migrants. This could also be interpreted by a German Constitutional-Protection Court as incitement to genocide, or something...
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  219. @Hail

    And even today criticism of her is a no-go for most CDU people
     
    Apparently, today, one branch of the CDU Youth Group officially called for her to resign.

    Note that these youth groups are not necessarily for teenagers: Gerhard Schroeder, for one, became the head of the Young Socialists SPD youth group the year he turned 34 (1978). and held that position till age 36 (1980), when he was brought into the Bundestag under the SPD Helmut Schmidt government.

    Do you have a link for that?

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    JU Düsseldorf fordert „sofortigen Rücktritt“ Merkels
    22. November 2017

    Die Junge Union (JU) in Düsseldorf hat den Rücktritt von Angela Merkel als CDU-Bundesvorsitzende gefordert. Merkel habe das für die Union seit 1949 schlechteste Ergebnis bei einer Bundestagswahl maßgeblich mitzuverantworten, sagte der JU-Kreisvorsitzende Ulrich Wensel in Düsseldorf. „Wir haben den Eindruck, dass sie daraus aber keine Konsequenzen ziehen will.“

    Im Falle einer Neuwahl soll Merkel auch nicht erneut als Kanzlerkandidatin antreten. Einen solchen Antrag habe der JU-Kreisvorstand mehrheitlich am Dienstag beschlossen – mit sieben Ja-Stimmen, zwei Nein-Voten und einer Enthaltung. Die „Bild“-Zeitung hatte zuerst berichtet.

    Ihr Statement machte die Düsseldorfer JU auch in einem Facebook-Post öffentlich. Darin heißt es, die Junge Union wolle dem „Niedergang der stolzen Volkspartei CDU“ entgegenwirken.

    Wensel kritisierte, die gescheiterten Jamaika-Sondierungen hätten gezeigt, dass Merkel eher „Grünen-Ideologien“ zugeneigt gewesen sei als Positionen der FDP. In der Nachwuchsorganisation der CDU in Düsseldorf habe das „irritiert“. Die Bundes-CDU müsse sich wieder stärker „der Mitte und dem bürgerlichen Spektrum zuwenden“.

    Bereits kurz nach der Bundestagswahl war die Nachwuchsorganisation der CDU hart mit der Kanzlerin ins Gericht gegangen. In der „Dresdner Erklärung“ listete die Junge Union Anfang Oktober Forderungen an die kommende Regierung auf. Darin rechnete sie zwischen den Zeilen mit den Fehlern der vergangenen Jahre ab, bemängelte etwa ein Glaubwürdigkeitsproblem der Partei. Ein „Weiter so“ dürfe es nicht geben, hieß es damals. Nach der Wahl in Österreich hatte sich JU-Chef Paul Ziemiak wohlwollend über die Politik des ÖVP-Chefs Sebastian Kurz geäußert, der in Migrationsfragen einen strengen Kurs vertritt. Zu den jetzigen Rücktrittsforderungen hat sich die Bundes-JU noch nicht offiziell geäußert.
     

    JU (Young Union) [CDU Youth Group] Düsseldorf Branch Calls for Merkel's "Immediate Resignation"

    22 November 2017

    The Young Union (JU, by its German acronym) in Düsseldorf has demanded the resignation of Angela Merkel as the head of the national CDU. Merkel led the Union [CDU/CSU] to its worst-ever federal election result since 1949, and for that Merkel bears significant responsibility, said JU local chairman Ulrich Wensel in Düsseldorf. "We get the feeling she does not want to face up to the consequences."

    In case there is a new election, furthermore, the group says Merkel should not run as a candidate. A motion to this effect was passed by the board of the local JU branch on Tuesday, with seven 'Yes' votes, two 'No' votes and one abstention, as first reported by Bild.

    The statement was also released by the Düsseldorf JU on Facebook. In its post, the JU says it wants to counteract the "decline of the CDU as a proud party of the common person [Volkspartei]."

    Wendel critically says that the failed 'Jamaica' negotiations show that Merkel would rather side with "Green ideologies" she has become infatuated with over positions of the FDP. This is said to have "irritated" the youth organization of the CDU in Düsseldorf . The national CDU must "turn back towards the political center and the middle-class spectrum."

    Already immediately after the election, the CDU's youth organization came down hard on Merkel. In the "Dresden Declaration" made in early October, the Young Union listed demands for the incoming government. Reading between the lines of that document, it deals with the failures of the party in recent years and goes after the party's credibility problem. Continuing on as before must not be allowed, it said at the time. After the election in Austria, national JU head Paul Ziemiak expressed himself favorably on the policies of Sebastian Kurz, who has taken a hard line on the migration issue.

    The national-level JU is yet to give any official response to the resignation demand.
     
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  220. Hail says: • Website
    @Steve Sailer
    Do you have a link for that?

    JU Düsseldorf fordert „sofortigen Rücktritt“ Merkels
    22. November 2017

    Die Junge Union (JU) in Düsseldorf hat den Rücktritt von Angela Merkel als CDU-Bundesvorsitzende gefordert. Merkel habe das für die Union seit 1949 schlechteste Ergebnis bei einer Bundestagswahl maßgeblich mitzuverantworten, sagte der JU-Kreisvorsitzende Ulrich Wensel in Düsseldorf. „Wir haben den Eindruck, dass sie daraus aber keine Konsequenzen ziehen will.“

    Im Falle einer Neuwahl soll Merkel auch nicht erneut als Kanzlerkandidatin antreten. Einen solchen Antrag habe der JU-Kreisvorstand mehrheitlich am Dienstag beschlossen – mit sieben Ja-Stimmen, zwei Nein-Voten und einer Enthaltung. Die „Bild“-Zeitung hatte zuerst berichtet.

    Ihr Statement machte die Düsseldorfer JU auch in einem Facebook-Post öffentlich. Darin heißt es, die Junge Union wolle dem „Niedergang der stolzen Volkspartei CDU“ entgegenwirken.

    Wensel kritisierte, die gescheiterten Jamaika-Sondierungen hätten gezeigt, dass Merkel eher „Grünen-Ideologien“ zugeneigt gewesen sei als Positionen der FDP. In der Nachwuchsorganisation der CDU in Düsseldorf habe das „irritiert“. Die Bundes-CDU müsse sich wieder stärker „der Mitte und dem bürgerlichen Spektrum zuwenden“.

    Bereits kurz nach der Bundestagswahl war die Nachwuchsorganisation der CDU hart mit der Kanzlerin ins Gericht gegangen. In der „Dresdner Erklärung“ listete die Junge Union Anfang Oktober Forderungen an die kommende Regierung auf. Darin rechnete sie zwischen den Zeilen mit den Fehlern der vergangenen Jahre ab, bemängelte etwa ein Glaubwürdigkeitsproblem der Partei. Ein „Weiter so“ dürfe es nicht geben, hieß es damals. Nach der Wahl in Österreich hatte sich JU-Chef Paul Ziemiak wohlwollend über die Politik des ÖVP-Chefs Sebastian Kurz geäußert, der in Migrationsfragen einen strengen Kurs vertritt. Zu den jetzigen Rücktrittsforderungen hat sich die Bundes-JU noch nicht offiziell geäußert.

    JU (Young Union) [CDU Youth Group] Düsseldorf Branch Calls for Merkel’s “Immediate Resignation”

    22 November 2017

    The Young Union (JU, by its German acronym) in Düsseldorf has demanded the resignation of Angela Merkel as the head of the national CDU. Merkel led the Union [CDU/CSU] to its worst-ever federal election result since 1949, and for that Merkel bears significant responsibility, said JU local chairman Ulrich Wensel in Düsseldorf. “We get the feeling she does not want to face up to the consequences.”

    In case there is a new election, furthermore, the group says Merkel should not run as a candidate. A motion to this effect was passed by the board of the local JU branch on Tuesday, with seven ‘Yes’ votes, two ‘No’ votes and one abstention, as first reported by Bild.

    The statement was also released by the Düsseldorf JU on Facebook. In its post, the JU says it wants to counteract the “decline of the CDU as a proud party of the common person [Volkspartei].”

    Wendel critically says that the failed ‘Jamaica’ negotiations show that Merkel would rather side with “Green ideologies” she has become infatuated with over positions of the FDP. This is said to have “irritated” the youth organization of the CDU in Düsseldorf . The national CDU must “turn back towards the political center and the middle-class spectrum.”

    Already immediately after the election, the CDU’s youth organization came down hard on Merkel. In the “Dresden Declaration” made in early October, the Young Union listed demands for the incoming government. Reading between the lines of that document, it deals with the failures of the party in recent years and goes after the party’s credibility problem. Continuing on as before must not be allowed, it said at the time. After the election in Austria, national JU head Paul Ziemiak expressed himself favorably on the policies of Sebastian Kurz, who has taken a hard line on the migration issue.

    The national-level JU is yet to give any official response to the resignation demand.

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  221. Hail says: • Website
    @Eagle Eye
    Wow.

    Had read about the gender imbalance of invaders, never quite saw it in relation to the native population. No wonder Twitter was told to delete the image.

    Cui bono? (Or should the question be asked in the plural form: Quibus bono?)

    No wonder Twitter was told to delete the image.

    I do not know the fate of this particular Tweet. It is just as possible that the AfD’s legal team advised him to delete it to steer away from the dismal waters of Volksverhetzung territory; there is nothing more the Establishment would love more than to convict a sitting AfD Member of the Bundestag with hate crimes. Does posting that population pyramid constitute a hate crime? In his Tweet-commentary on the image, he says the situation constitutes a “powder keg.” (Of course, he’s right.)

    Undermining this theory is the content of his most recent Tweet (Nov. 19) now that the above is gone. The same sitting AfD Member of the Bundestag highlights a mainstream press story which reports gangs of African migrants engaged in “coordinated attacks” on the Spanish coastline (this term comes from Spanish authorities). The AfD Member of the Bundestag Tweet-commented to the effecet that “Hey, call it what it is: An invasion!” He then suggests that the military ought to be deployed to block the “coordinated attacking” migrants. This could also be interpreted by a German Constitutional-Protection Court as incitement to genocide, or something…

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    German Constitutional-Protection Court
     
    Normal countries have a "supreme court."
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  222. Eagle Eye says:
    @Hail

    No wonder Twitter was told to delete the image.
     
    I do not know the fate of this particular Tweet. It is just as possible that the AfD's legal team advised him to delete it to steer away from the dismal waters of Volksverhetzung territory; there is nothing more the Establishment would love more than to convict a sitting AfD Member of the Bundestag with hate crimes. Does posting that population pyramid constitute a hate crime? In his Tweet-commentary on the image, he says the situation constitutes a "powder keg." (Of course, he's right.)

    Undermining this theory is the content of his most recent Tweet (Nov. 19) now that the above is gone. The same sitting AfD Member of the Bundestag highlights a mainstream press story which reports gangs of African migrants engaged in "coordinated attacks" on the Spanish coastline (this term comes from Spanish authorities). The AfD Member of the Bundestag Tweet-commented to the effecet that "Hey, call it what it is: An invasion!" He then suggests that the military ought to be deployed to block the "coordinated attacking" migrants. This could also be interpreted by a German Constitutional-Protection Court as incitement to genocide, or something...

    German Constitutional-Protection Court

    Normal countries have a “supreme court.”

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  223. @Hail
    This was the image:

    https://twitter.com/Hail__To_You/status/933484303811571712

    It looks too high for the 1 million or so of 2015. Perhaps it’s a graph of what would happen if the influx kept up until 2020?

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    You're right. The earliest Tweet I can find of this graph is from July 2016, though it likely predates that as it quotes a February 2016 news article on the German government's own prediction on continuing refugee flow through 2020.

    So the graph is based on the government's own predicted numbers, before the clamp-down came and Mad Merkel was brought under a degree of control.
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    It looks too high for the 1 million or so of 2015. Perhaps it's a graph of what would happen if the influx kept up until 2020?

    You’re right. The earliest Tweet I can find of this graph is from July 2016, though it likely predates that as it quotes a February 2016 news article on the German government’s own prediction on continuing refugee flow through 2020.

    So the graph is based on the government’s own predicted numbers, before the clamp-down came and Mad Merkel was brought under a degree of control.

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    There is now also a strong movement emerging to get rid of CSU [Bavaria] head Horst Seehofer and rumors abound in the press.

    Political cartoon
    [Merkel addressing crowd of Muslims, Africans]: “Come on in. He won’t do anything!”
    [Horsti, a dog tied up in front]: “Woof, woof!”

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  226. @RadicalCenter
    It’s YOUR fault, pussy, not foreign occupiers.

    Just like it is our fault here in the USA that we are giving away our land, culture, earnings, and political, social, and economic power to hordes of Mexican and Third World peoples. Not someone else’s fault. Our fault.

    Sure, it’s always the victim’s fault. Nice attitude.

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