"Multikulti", the concept that "we are now living side by side and are happy about it," does not work, Merkel told a meeting of younger members of her conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party at Potsdam near Berlin.If there's one thing that pisses me off, its leaders who arrogantly assume that because a large ethos of the population adheres to the Christian faith, that automatically grants them leeway to state that "It's our faith, love it or leave it!" How many times must rational people - believers and non alike - must remind them that not everyone believes what they believe, and that they should not force anyone of a different faith (or none whatsoever) to subject themselves to thier religion?
"This approach has failed, totally," she said, adding that immigrants should integrate and adopt Germany's culture and values.
"We feel tied to Christian values. Those who don't accept them don't have a place here," said the chancellor.
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Proud to be an American
At least no leader here in this country has the stones to say what the German Chancellor said on a live, international conference.