Interesting how several politicians have jumped on Christine Anderson making it wrongthink to even have a conversation with her. Used to be that if you disagreed with someone you could have a polite conversation to assess the issues. I have never been so secure in my own political knowledge to think that I have the best or even the right answers. Used to be I would ask questions and listen carefully to figure out why they thought the way they did and whether I should amend my own thoughts.
As far as I can gather Christine Anderson is being cancelled because she wants to limit immigration because it has caused economic and cultural hardships. It looks like she is relying on actual data regarding a cultural clash caused by the large immigration of Muslims. The clash seems to be between idealistic and pragmatic views. The idealistic no borders, equality, equity views versus the pragmatic protect our citizens, our wealth our culture views. Real grasshopper and ant stuff, we created our wealth and civilization and now we are expected to share it even if it destroys us. Are we supposed to close our minds to evaluating problems because some possible solutions are not politically correct? To do so means that policies can only proceed to the left without any of the constraints that provide balance.
The great unfairness at birth is that you are born wealthy or poor, German or Somalian. I can understand the guilt that others are not as well off and the relief that I was born to educated parents in a wealthy nation. It seems to me that policies to distribute the wealth will eventually lead to a vast majority of poor ruled by an uber wealthy elite. The best policies would export infrastructure, technology and education to the have-not nations so that they can continue to build their own wealth.
Scott Adams, creator of Dilbert, has also run into cancel culture with his comment that whites should get as far away from blacks as possible and his own move to a majority white neighbourhood. Even though his comment appears racist and repellant, my own response is to listen to why he has this opinion. From earlier podcasts, he always appeared to be an intelligent, reasonable, knowledgeable man, so what caused this seeming aberration. Here is the video:
What is the best solution? Immediately defame the man for an opinion that clashes with your own values or ideals? Or listen to his rationale and see if you can understand how a man who has tried to be egalitarian has been frustrated into pragmatic survival?
I’ve spent a lot of time in Germany (West and East) over the decades – I like Germany
This story from New Year’s Eve 2015-16 is why the people of Germany (and France) are against immigration from North Africa.
I met with Christin Anderson one week ago – she is certainly not racist – just common sense – and a lot smarter than Pierre Poilievre or his buddy Trudeau.
2015–16 New Year’s Eve sexual assaults in Germany
2015–16 New Year’s Eve sexual assaults in Germany – Wikipedia
Over 1,200 women were reportedly sexually assaulted during the 2015–16 public New Year’s Eve’s celebrations in Germany. Multiple women reported being raped. In many of the incidents, women in public places had been surrounded and assaulted by groups of men. The Bundeskriminalamt (German Federal Criminal Police) confirmed in July 2016 that 1,200 women had been sexually assaulted on that New Year’s night.
By 4 January 2016, the German national media reported that in Cologne, the sexual assaulters had mostly been described as “North African“, “Arab“, “dark-skinned” and “foreign.
By April 2016, statistics recorded by authorities indicated that out of the identified 153 suspects in Cologne who were convicted of sexual offenses and other crimes during New Year’s Eve 2015–16, two-thirds were originally from Morocco or Algeria, 44% were asylum seekers, another 12% were likely to have been in Germany illegally, and 3% were underaged unaccompanied refugees. By July 2016, the police stated that half of the 120 identified suspects of sexual offences on New Year’s Eve had arrived in Germany during the year 2015, most of those 120 had come from North Africa, and four suspects nationwide had been convicted. By November 2016, around 200 suspects of the sexual assaults had been identified nationwide.
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