Thank you MissPiggy for this one. Two actually.
An original translation by Fjara with much thanks
The former German Central Bank chairman and SPD senator of Berlin, Thilo Sarrazin, is back with a new book.
In “Wishful Thinking. Europe, Currency, Education, Immigration – why politics fail so often” (to be published on April 25) he deals with the refugee politics of chancellor Merkel – and takes the same line as in his controversial first book “Germany abolishes itself”.
According to “Bild” newspaper, who prints excerpts from the book, Sarrazin again argues that people of certain provenance have lower “cognitive competences”.
In the pre-publication, Sarrazin accuses the chancellor that with her “We can do it”, she distracts from the important questions in the refugee crisis. According to him, “the question whether the daily influx of refugees can be quickly registered, housed, fed, and medically cared for”, is not at the core, but questions about the perspective of integration of them.
And in that respect, Sarrazin appears skeptical, and argues similar to in “Germany Abolishes Itself”: the refugees “come from countries with a low educational achievement. Their cultural and cognitive profile is similar to those Muslim Immigrants from these countries, who are already in Europe. Therefore it is fair to assume that regarding educational performance, obtaining of social security benefits, criminality and susceptibility for fundamentalist ideas, would develop accordingly.”
Besides, the author calculates that each yearly cohort of refugees will, by family reunion and own children, multiply by five within two decades. He infers, “The retrieval of control over our borders, be it Germany’s or Schengen’s, is a matter of life and death for our culture, and for the survival of our society.”
Further, Sarrazin writes: “German politics neglects their executive function, to show the direction of what is imperative, and the scope of what is responsible.” The internationalist view of Merkel “might have in mind the well-being of the world in general, but scarcely the interests of Europe, and certainly not the Germans’ concern for the future of their own nation, the protection of their living environment, and of their cultural identity”.
[The Translator has added the following information on German media’s treatment of Thilo:
Thank you BB for the hard work in doing this translation.
I am not too happy with this version of the video. I have spent a couple of days trying to embed the subtitles properly and have had a lot of help from many great volunteers.
KitmanTV is now attempting to re-do this video for us with the titles all there and all of it visible. This means that the video will be offline for about 90 minutes once I re-upload the new version while it processes.
Meanwhile, check out this interview on BBC from a year ago nearly exactly with Thilo Sarrazin: