media sensationalism again...
it's another story spun by the media to generate views and profit. we've seen this time and time again. stoking fear and then what?
so a question i have is why "all at once"? this happens everyday in regular life as background noise in our societies (robbery, groping, rape, etc) and isn't reported and occurs in low level amounts at a time. then we get one massive event that just seems too coordinated and timed but for what purpose? To get media attention in order to breed anti-refugee/Islam sentiment? To whip up fear, rage, anger to drag westerners down to their level for their desire of some geopolitical boxing match to end all matches? Does the media want this to happen to get more views and profit by getting full coverage? What's the message for reported non-German & non-English speakers assaulting, robbing women during the holidays en masse? Or is this some Arabic New Year's eve tradition we never heard of? (the various nationalities makes this more confusing)
I'm surprised no one has mentioned Turkish integration (i guess ancient history for some) to argue why we should accept all refugees yet. No one watches football? Though you can't compare the 2 just like wwii japan and today. Different experimental conditions will give different results. Changing parameters changes the outcome.
The tone shifted a bit in this thread. Maybe people who thought love and kindness conquers all will have some doubts about accepting hundreds of thousands of unfiltered people coming from a background that let's be honest, many aren't too happy about Western culture, don't play by the same rules, and only moved to Germany for welfare benefits. If anyone watched, they made specific demands about Germany, not Hungary, or Austria, Germany. They didn't like Turkey, but Germany, Sweden etc. Right/wrong, smart/dumb, it's going to be very difficult to integrate all of them and there's going to be a lot of future conflict, tensions and long-term change in German culture/demographics. A lot of supporters are making this issue sound so easy and simple to do, but there's nothing risk-free about this. Refugee supporters overestimated this and ignored the challenges and consequences. If you're not okay w/accepting the real consequences and going through the difficulties of integration, don't accept them. If you are okay and willing to accept the risks, then you can.
I feel sorry for some Germans. Having to deal w/ Americans telling Europeans what to do saying "you're a racist if you don't accept refugees, you should learn to live w/them, adopt their customs, be PC to their culture, and you better accept these people that we Americans forced from their homes (ultimately)" while we sit back and drop bombs and wage war on their homeland. Oh and you're paying for it out of your own wallet, not ours. Pretty easy for Americans to say. Classy.
Recently I worked with a guy who was a Catholic. He was a great guy. I liked him. But he kept complaining that he didn't like that the work cafeteria served meat on Fridays. We all asked him, "Why don't you just eat from the salad bar if you don't want meat?" But apparently the salad bar wasn't enough for him. He wanted everybody else to not eat meat as well.
well technically new dietary guidelines say less meat, and americans imo do eat too much meat in general. just compare to other cultures' cuisines. even outside a religious perspective, less meat is better, cheaper, and more Mustachian. but i agree w/you.