We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Christians flee the Middle East. The last Jews flee Europe.
Islam is changing the demographics of the west. As fracking makes Middle-eastern oil less and less valuable, what will happen with/to a billion people who have contributed nothing to the world for five centuries but maintain a perpetual grievance that they are the wounded party?
A few are deeply pathological. Some are relatively dangerous. Most look away and claim it is not of their doing.
Assistant Village Idiot
I suppose it's partly due to not being allowed to complain about Muslims.
I suspect many of us (Christians and Jews) will be fleeing Europe soon enough if these numbers don't stop. Thank goodness Hungary and Austria have drawn a line, secured their borders and said enough is enough.
Actually, the Jews started leaving France last year. I think over 15,000 left France early in 2015 before the attacks. This trend and the number of Jews has been ongoing and increasing in direct proportion to the number of Muslims the EU brings into Europe.
You will notice how Merkel will quickly points out German national groups like the neo-Nazi's (who are primarily from East Germany) before she calls out the Muslims. This is typical of her methods and the mentality of the leftist-feminists who did nothing about the events in Köln except blame women for being there because that's the cowards way.
Karl Horst (Germany)
A lot of stuff seems to get past Merkel.
As for the population bomb consider what adding a million or two of young male immigrants of reproductive age does to the 15-24 yr old demographic. What are the consequences for Germany and for Germany's aging population?
From IndexMundi 2014:
15-24 years: 10.6% (male 4,367,713/female 4,188,566)
25-54 years: 41.7% (male 17,116,346/female 16,664,995)