I saw the comment in italics below written by Silverfiddle at his blog and I thought this was largely true, too (it really isn’t), so I sent it to my German stepson in Munich for his take:
From Silverfiddle: But then, honest people in the press are saying Merkel is inviting all these people in because they need fresh workers to keep the old age pension ponzi scheme going, since Germany has flatlined demographically.
Here is my stepson’s response: That is one of the fairy tales that we have been indoctrinated in for years, it is all propaganda. The traitors and the press keep on lying that we (Germany) have and will have a big lack of skilled workers and that all the invaders are needed to pay our pension in the future.
True is: the birth rate of ethnic Germans is too low but even if we had only 60 million people the state would still work perfectly (without immigrants, respectively). None of the invaders are skilled in any way to fill a gap (that isn’t there), they will never earn money sufficiently to cover future pension. Even foreigners in 3rd generation mostly live on welfare and don’t contribute at all.
So Merkel is following the orders of the companies: they want cheap labor, either low skilled or educated ones who will work for half the money the companies would have to pay for German people coming from university.
There are many engineers who don’t get a job because they are too expensive.
There is another problem: the education (school and apprenticeship) which used to be very good has been and will further on drastically be demolished. That’s the big plan by the lefties – make everything equal and leave no one behind which results in a dramatic drop of education.
BTW, the state is doing everything possible to make it hard for German people to reproduce. All thinkable disadvantages are implemented for Germans while immigrant families get everything for free: apartment, heating, health care, all kinds of benefits that Germans have to work and pay for. And you know that if Germans can’t afford something they will let it be. This is the perfect way of the big plan to continue the repopulation.
About 100 000 well educated Germans leave every year. They don’t want to work hard and in return will have lost between 70-80% of the money to the state at the end of each month, getting disadvantages all the time and also see their homeland going down the drain on purpose, so they rightfully go.
BTW, there are no honest people in the German press. The repeat what Mutti (Mother Merkel) is saying without criticism.
I hope it answers some of your questions.
I have been to the O-Fest (Oktoberfest) yesterday and today and could see a lot of immigrant young boys hanging out there. Big groups of 5-10 people hassling the cute girls walking by, it’s bizarre. They are all invaders, it’s terrible. Not so much in the beer tents but outside. And there less people on the O-Fest, at least I believe so. (Z: People have feared going because of terror threats).
Z: SO…..that’s the story from Germany. The country will never be the same. Yet, the Germans must welcome more of this or be called racist and bigots as they pay over 70% in taxes to support the immigrants. I loved Germany and am outraged, as we all should be.
Silverfiddle….thanks for asking that because I thought that was the case, too. I don’t think your (and what I’d thought, too, and what media supposedly think) hypothesis is 100% wrong but my stepson’s info is compelling……..