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  •  The Roma issue is another thing to dig deeper (6+ / 0-)

    into. It is touched on in the articles.

    Much of life is knowing what to Google
    (and blogging at BPI Campus)

    by JanF on Tue Oct 19, 2010 at 06:11:24 AM PDT

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    •  I was speaking of the Germans (7+ / 0-)

      Merkel was channeling her Inner Sarah yesterday, deriding multiculturalism as a failure.

      One of her ministers wrote a German version of the Turner Diaries a few weeks ago that sold out in days.

      Perhaps the Germans did not recover completely from their mid-20th century insanity after all.

      •  Europeans in general are very (5+ / 0-)

        insular.  They don't welcome others.  Spain got trounced by the rest of the EU for allowing so many Algerians to emigrate, because once the Algerians started working in Spain, and got EU passports, they could go anywhere within the EU.

        And of course let us not forget the ugly racism that broke out in Spanish soccer.

        So where do our attitudes here come from?  We have only to look across the pond to our forebears who are still struggling with the same thing: white man's privilege.

        No man is my enemy/my own hands imprison me/Love rescue me--Love Rescue me, U2
        (Also writing at BPI Campus)

        by winterbanyan on Tue Oct 19, 2010 at 07:05:43 AM PDT

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        •  Which is to say the Germans get singled out (4+ / 0-)
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          Jim W, addisnana, Otteray Scribe, sjterrid

          for things the rest of Europe did - Spain's history comes to mind right away, ditto France's.

          The comment I got about Thilo Sarrazin's new book is: "He is daring to say things many people believe but are afraid to say because doing so gets you called a Nazi. Much of it is BS but some of it is true. And at least someone is brave enough to say that we are losing our identity as a country in our rush to show everyone we are 'good Germans'."

          Given the commenter is half-Turkish... I doubt the opinion here is especially reactionary. One imagines it's barely scraping the surface of decades of resentment by younger generations of Germans who feel that the crimes of people their grandparents' and great-grandparents' age have nothing to do with them.

          Of course it does not change the fact that the author of the book comes from the post-war generation and really should know better than to stir this particular pot.. except it could help the CD win elections by pandering to reaction.

          Ah, the beloved culture wars. How they just go on and on...

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