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August 30, 2010



My unscientific bet is that more people would prefer Japan here ;)

Seriously, Sarrazin's book has stormed to No. 1 book selling on its first day (http://www.amazon.de/gp/bestsellers/books/302-7608003-7646454).

That book is going to be the necessary afterburner for this debate for some time. And more immigrants is hardly a likely outcome.


Yes, the book puts the government on the defensive and makes immigration reform unlikely. That is not good for Germany.

But it could be good news for the US, since maybe we will benefit from the human capital shut out of Germany.


"Won't these immigrants bring their own culture? My answer: so what? Only a society that embraces change will survive."

Sounds kind of like the old Vietnam saying "We had to destroy the village to save it." Thilo Sarrazin is simply trying to save his own country from oblivion.


sarazzin complains about the immigration of poorly educated people. being a descendant of immigrants himself he knows about the importance of immigration.

Edward Senesac

I am writing from Japan. It's better to have peace and unity within than the chaos of modern Germany and Canada with spikes in violent crime due to massive immigration of impoverished immigrants from the poorest nations on earth. Why can we not choose on the type of immigration instead of always getting the bottom of the barrel? This is the main reason for the failure of the West: blind acceptance of anyone who wants to settle. Who pays? The taxpayer. Why can we not use our brains and insist on accepting only those who prove worth and can provide for themselves? Why are citizens forced against their will to accept full support of those who have learned to play the system? How come this alternative view is not tolerated with vehement bigotry? Why can there be no discussion in a free economy?

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