What do Germany and the United States have in common? Besides driving on the correct side of the road and our love of super cars? If you guessed streusel, wipe your mouth and guess again. Try immigration, or what was once called “invasion.”
The divisions among member states “are growing unsustainable,” Mr. Heisbourg said, with Germany taking about 40 percent of new asylum seekers, while France is taking only 8 percent and Britain, 4 percent.
Of course the media is in full force to term these invaders “asylum seekers” or “refugees,” or “migrant refugees,” making it that much harder for naturalized citizens to protest the invasion. How can you be against people who want to flee their countries? But if you dare mention the T-word (shhhh, terrorism) or raise concerns that the non-assimilating, migration invasion might change the culture of your country, you’re deemed “far right, or “nazi,” a term that some of the protesters have sadly embraced. To be fair… this is Germany.
The rioting in Heidenau has been among the biggest protests so far in Germany with more than 30 police officers wounded, but it is not exceptional. Europe is dealing with the biggest influx of refugees since World War II, and Germany accepts more of them than any of its neighbors. The government made it easier for people from Syria to stay in the country and promised additional financial help for states and municipalities dealing with refugees.
Ah, there it is. Hidden in all these articles about Europe’s immigration boom are the countries of origin: they’re mainly Muslim. Surprised? Then you’re an idiot. There’s such a flood of these “asylum seekers” that they’re pitching up tents. So do these “far right” and “nazi” protestors have any room to protest the invasion of their country? Because if you dare bring up the idea that the migrants could turn Germany into the next Sweden (hint: it really really sucks), or interfere with actual citizens of the country, you’re automatically a xenophobe. How dare you, you white supremacistististist! Though again… we are talking about Germany.
A study conducted since 2002 by the Leipzig University has found more support in the east for the National Democratic Party and expressions of xenophobic statements like “When there are not enough jobs, we have to send foreigners back to their home countries.”
I cannot wrap my head around how the above statement is xenophobic, can you? Then again, words don’t mean a whole heck of a lot anymore. Their definitions can change to whatever you want them to be. They’re “definition-fluid” if you will. “Xenophobic” these days just means you want your country to stay your country, or else insist that immigrants, like, totally assimilate into the culture they’ve entered. You bastard (and/or bitch).
What’s the macro issue here? Stories about immigration, in the USA or elsewhere, are focusing on the supposed “racist” or “hateful” reactions from the native citizens who want their countries to have borders or immigration laws enforced; the focus is not on the sorts of people who are flooding in and whether they should be stopped. Do we know who these invaders are? No, we cannot possibly know because they’re coming in such massive numbers without signing the damn guest-book. Are they rapists, serial killers, terrorists? Well won’t know until we’ve possibly been raped, killed or terrorized.
But don’t you dare voice that concern, you right-wing racist. A country’s borders are ever-changing. They’re “border-fluid” if you will.