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TIME Magazine Person of the Year admits multiculturalism is a grand delusion


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(NaturalNews) Time magazine chose German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, as their "Person of the Year," in part for her wide acceptance of hundreds of thousands of Syrian and other Middle Eastern refugees and migrants over the past months, even to the point of creating angst among many Germans.

As reported by Agence France Presse:

The venerable American magazine lauded Merkel as the indispensable player in managing the prospect of Greek bankruptcy threatening the Eurozone, and the migrant and refugee crisis.

"For asking more of her country than most politicians would dare, for standing firm against tyranny as well as expedience and for providing steadfast moral leadership in a world where it is in short supply, Angela Merkel is Time's Person of the Year," wrote Time editor, Nancy Gibbs, in explaining the magazine's decision to choose Merkel over runners-up Donald Trump, the billionaire businessman and leading GOP presidential contender, and the head of the Islamic State, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

Merkel the humanitarian [not]

"The prospect of Greek bankruptcy threatened the very existence of the euro zone. The migrant and refugee crisis challenged the principle of open borders. And finally, the carnage in Paris revived the reflex to slam doors, build walls and trust no one," Gibbs continued.

"Each time Merkel stepped in. Germany would bail Greece out, on her strict terms. It would welcome refugees as casualties of radical Islamist savagery, not carriers of it," she added.

Glowing commentary, no doubt. But some are calling it naive at best, or a dramatic misinterpretation at worst, for in a speech she gave after the Time accolades, Merkel said that the concept of multiculturalism is really just a "grand illusion."

"Those who seek refuge with us also have to respect our laws and traditions, and learn to speak German," she told a gathering of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), her political party.

"Multiculturalism leads to parallel societies, and therefore multiculturalism remains a grand delusion," she added.

Say what? Then why create the problem in the first place? Maybe the accolades are really what Merkel cares about.

In September, when she made the decision to admit scores of Middle Eastern migrants, she was praised the world over as a forward-thinking liberal leader who really cares about the downtrodden. Since then, some 1 million migrants and refugees have arrived in Germany.

Eurozone citizens arming up

Merkel's view of accepting the migrants changed over time, Breitbart News reported, in large part due to the political and social realities of her decision:

Over time, Merkel's tone has shifted from a refusal to set any limits on migration to her private statements to party members in November that she would support limiting immigration. Her remarks [recently], that she intended to "reduce the number of refugees noticeably," were her strongest statements so far that Germany's ability to handle the influx does have limits.

For its part, Merkel's CDU party is solidly behind her plan; at one point, the speech got a nine-minute ovation, which ended only when she waved it off. But the speech was not the first time Merkel critiqued the concept of multiculturalism. In 2010, noted Breitbart, she made national headlines when, during another speech at a CDU gathering, she said, "Of course the multicultural approach, living side by side and being happy with one another, this approach has failed utterly." She went on to press that "above all," migrants ought to be made to speak German in order to properly integrate into German society.

Other European nations are also struggling with an influx of Middle Eastern migrants and refugees. In Sweden, for example, liberal immigration policy has resulted in hundreds of thousands of refugees pouring in, and that is causing major social issues and concerns, with many residents arming up to protect themselves.

Sources:

Breitbart.com

News.Yahoo.com

WND.com

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