German Political News & Discussion Thread

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  1. Arkain2K

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    I guess Sherdoggers wouldn't be staying up to watch the votes rolling in for this one, like we did for previous votes in the U.S/U.K/Canada/France.
     
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    NY Times Op/Ed:
    The German Election Season Is Quiet. Too Quiet.

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    https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/08/24/opinion/angela-merkel-german-elections.html?referer=
     
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    This was cringeworthy.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news...point-about-tolerance/?utm_term=.a589b33dcf97



    Sven,

    Glaubst du an die demokratischen Grundsätze der Trennung von Staat und Religion, der Volkssouveränität, der religiösen und sexuellen Selbstbestimmung, und Gleichstellung der Geschlechter? Ja?

    Talk about a serious lack of critical thinking. What these self-loathers don't seem to understand is that it isn't necessarily about having racial or ethnic homogeneity, it's far more distinctly tied to culture and a set of values. When we talk about German (or British, or any European) culture, there's of course references to the profound history of contributions made to fields like philosophy, mathematics, science, engineering, technology, architecture, art, literature, music, cinema and so on, but it's also - even more importantly in this instance - a set of modern day democratic principles to abide by.

    Anyone, regardless of their racial or ethnic background can be 'German' or 'British' in terms of nationality so long as there's a real willingness and desire to integrate and embrace the country's customs, language, laws of the land and general way of life, actually strive to become productive members of that society. It isn't "racist" to believe that's something worth preserving, but the opposite is completely irrational if not borderline suicidal.
     
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    People at SPD "campaign" events have been told to not ask the supposed candidate Martin Schulz about Immigration topics.

    German Media is keeping quiet about it as the current polls show a preferred outcome.

    current polls:

    CDU (christian Democrats) 38-40%
    SPD (Social Democrats) 22-24%
    AfD (Conservative/Nationalist mish mash) 9-10%
    FDP (Liberal Party) 8-9%
    Die Linke (Socialists/Communists) 8-9%
    Green Party 7-8%
     
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    wait a minute, Merkel is expected to WIN a re-election? How the hell can that be possible.
     
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    same way that trump was able to win in US - politics went to shit and majority of people in it are douchebags who care only about their own well being (so you can say basically anything you want and still win cause the opposition is even more retarded)
    + people care about the economy more than about 1mil immigrants in a country of 83mil, and economy has been real good under Merkel
     
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    Not the first time they've followed a terrible leader that brought destruction upon them.
     
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    That's kind of natural though tbh. As mentioned in the "Are Muslims A More Common Sight in Europe" thread, Germany is and has always been an absolute global powerhouse where both scientific r&d and technological innovation are concerned. A great number of the 'positive stereotypes' are true in terms of organization, efficiency, craftsmanship and the populace is highly educated, skilled and productive. The massive trade surplus it runs is even greater than China's in absolute terms, although this is almost problematic and a good bit of it down to frugality as well.

    This'll all be true until the Muslims finally take over and destroy the country (jokes). Speaking of them, the crime report released by the Federal Ministry of Interior earlier this year doesn't look too positive. There were 174,438 crimes committed by migrants in 2016, up from the 114,238 accounted for in 2015.

    https://www.bka.de/SharedDocs/Kurzmeldungen/DE/Kurzmeldungen/170424_VeroeffentlichungPKS2017.html
     
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    No crime reports of European countries which explicitly name the nationality of offenders look 'too positive'.
    It's basically the same story everywhere: Either there is no data or migrants and refugees are grossly overrepresented.
     
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    Germany is trying to become a 4th Reich. They have an eternal leader who sweeps every election, and they seek to control all of Europe.
     
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    We all know by now that fuehrer Merkel will be reelected or else it will be night of the long knives part 2
     
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    That's either poorly researched or a misinterpretation of the data. The official number of refugees in 2015 was ~900k plus ~290k in 2016. Yes, that's roughly a million but it's roughly a million _refugees_ (there are two subcategories, actual asylum seekers and something like 'entitled to protection'), not 'refugees and migrants'.
    Of course there's migration and immigration (and emigration) independent from the two categories of migrants who are typically called 'refugees'. It's not only factually wrong, it's also relevant because the demographic change and future socioeconomic challenges in Central/Western/Northern Europe aren't limited to "refugees".
     
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    Made me think of this

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    Even if Merkel somehow lost I'm pretty sure the result would either be fixed or ignored.
     
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    Yeah, and of course it's taken straight out of an actual United Nations promo clip. It's a very simple question: What tangible benefits does this provide German culture and society? What sort of plus is it economically when there is already a €100 billion price tag to cater and accommodate these folks through 2020 and only a quarter of them realistically figure to have menial jobs by then? What good does it do in the long run when they've no skills and no desire to integrate, particularly when compounded with ever increasing numbers? That drops the likelihood of the former significantly and is why thousands of straight up Salafists have been allowed to walk right into the country. Kill that brain dead, zombified virtue signaling bullshit. You get the impression some of these people would literally offer themselves up as human sandbags.
     
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    And its not like the other parties have a realistic plan on how to fix Germany's issues.
     

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