Germany Going “Under Water”

Gee, who could have seen this coming

The road to the reception camp in Hesepe has become something of a refugees’ avenue. Small groups of young men wander along the sidewalk. A family from Syria schleps a clutch of shopping bags towards the gate. A Sudanese man snakes along the road on his bicycle. Most people don’t speak a word of German, just a little fragmentary English, but when they see locals, they offer a friendly wave and call out, “Hello!”

The main road “is like a pedestrian shopping zone,” says one resident, “except without the stores.” Red-brick houses with pretty gardens line both sides of the street, and Kathrin and Ralf Meyer are standing outside theirs. “It’s gotten a bit too much for us,” says the 31-year-old mother of three. “Too much noise, too many refugees, too much garbage.”
Now the Meyers are planning to move out in November. They’re sick of seeing asylum-seekers sit on their garden wall or rummage through their garbage cans for anything they can use. Though “you do feel sorry for them,” says Ralf, who’s handed out some clothes that his children have grown out of. “But there are just too many of them here now.”

Hesepe, a village of 2,500 that comprises one district of the small town of Bramsche in the state of Lower Saxony, is now hosting some 4,000 asylum-seekers, making it a symbol of Germany’s refugee crisis.

…But what Germany lacks more than anything is a plan to make Merkel’s two most-pronounced statements on the crisis — “We can do it” and “We cannot close our borders” — fit together.

Read the whole thing, and remember this is not in Gateway Pundit or Infowars but Der Spiegel.

10 Responses to “Germany Going “Under Water””

  1. JeffS says:

    Yep, Deustchland is hosed. I expect that the EU is not far behind.

  2. Greg Newsom says:

    It’s the death of Western Civilization. The USA is not far behind. The Trans Pacific Partnership will bypass all our laws. The Rudolph Hess lookalike, Paul Ryan, will make sure of that. It’s hopeless my dear friends. Hopeless “The Dream is Over.”

  3. Greg Newsom says:

    It’s as if a person has a rash on his foot. He goes to the doctor, gets medicine. He then calls all his relatives and tells them of his plight. But, he fails to tell them that he’s got brain cancer and has 30 days to live. The USA id dying of brain cancer, but everyone talks about foot fungus…

  4. Syd B. says:

    This should be good for Germany’s employment numbers…if being a criminal is considered a job. What do you think these people will do when their government allowance runs out and they don’t have quite enough for that new BMW?

  5. Mr. Bingley says:

    Add in what happens if VW lays off 100,000 people…

  6. Kathy Kinsley says:

    Am I evil for hoping the Germans rediscover their martial history?

  7. NJSue says:

    Germans; as Churchill said, either at your throat or at your feet. No, you don’t want them to rediscover their martial history! The German problem IMHO is excessive Romantic idealism untempered by pragmatism. They always go for the big gesture in the service of some “higher” ideal, which is what makes them admirable but also terrible. It is their fatal flaw (in the tragic sense). They have chosen national suicide to expunge their sense of postwar guilt over a rational selective immigration policy that would pragmatically benefit the country.

    I cannot see how the German welfare state can possibly survive immigration at these levels. If I were a cynic I would say this is a deliberate strategy on the part of the German elite to dismantle the welfare state for the sake of global competitiveness.

  8. Syd B. says:

    NJSue, your analysis could be absolutely on the mark, however, I think there’s a far less complicated explanation that is at least worthy of consideration. Its not a secret that Angela Merkel has her eye on being the head of the UN in the future. Her open heart and sudden interest in the poor souls of Syria may well be the downpayment.

  9. JeffS says:

    The Germans seem to remain interested in ruling the world, eh, Syd? Instead of a reborn Wehrmacht, it’ll be the UN General Assembly.

    Which is mostly comprised of fascists, so that makes sense.

  10. Syd B. says:

    Jeff, couldn’t agree more about the makeup of the U.N. I travelled for a month through Europe last summer ( Chek Republic, Germany, Austria, Hungary) and in talking to the locals, I was taken back by how much the people despise Communism and even Socialism. It struck me how their views seemed to fly in the face of their elected governments. Maybe it was just buyer’s remorse. I guarantee you that in a year, you’ll be hard pressed to find a Canadian who will admit to voting Liberal last Monday.

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