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German multicultural society "has failed" -- Chancellor Merkel

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Babbler, Oct 16, 2010.

  1. Dachs

    Dachs Intelligence Officer

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    We could go along with that narrative if you want to go along with the one that involves the creation of the English, Welsh, and Scottish national identities and modern Britishness through mass genocide during the so-called Dark Ages, since that one's about as accurate. If you're going to be wrong, you might as well be wrong about everything.
     
  2. Xanikk999

    Xanikk999 History junkie

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    There are idiots everywhere including your country. You have the BNP do you not?

    New York City is probably one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the world, I don't know what to tell you there.
     
  3. Cheetah

    Cheetah Chieftain

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    Genocide is how things work. Might makes right and all that stuff.

    Of course, after we invented agriculture it wasn't so much genocides as slavery and later the conquered people being a "lower class" than the conquerors.
     
  4. Theige

    Theige American Baron

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    It is the most ethnically diverse large city in the world, and it's not close.
     
  5. Traitorfish

    Traitorfish The Tighnahulish Kid

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    Touched a nerve there, eh? :p

    Yes, but I never claimed that the UK represents a mulicultural wonderland. It is self-evidently not. :p

    That would've been a tad more cutting if I lived in a Gaelic-speaking country, don't you think? :mischief:

    Not very, though. It was a pretty random come-back in the first place. :crazyeye:
     
  6. Xanikk999

    Xanikk999 History junkie

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    Well your tag there says U.K so i assumed you were a brit. I dont know what part of Britain but it is your country right? Maybe you should update your tag.

    My assumption was based on your tag i have no clue about Gaelic.
     
  7. Dachs

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    I could as easily say the same about your post. ;)
     
  8. holy king

    holy king Chieftain

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    "mulitculturalism has failed" has been a common warcry amongst the right for a decade or two now.

    nothing to see here.
     
  9. Traitorfish

    Traitorfish The Tighnahulish Kid

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    Oh, I'm am a Brit. That doesn't make me an Anglo-Saxon. :p

    Aw, well, no harm done. Kiss and make-up? ;)
     
  10. GinandTonic

    GinandTonic Saphire w/ Schweps + Lime

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    More languages spoken in London :p
     
  11. Dachs

    Dachs Intelligence Officer

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    You know I love it when you talk like that :yumyum:
     
  12. Traitorfish

    Traitorfish The Tighnahulish Kid

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    Seven thousand unintelligible strains of Cockney don't count as "languages", I'm afraid. ;)
     
  13. GinandTonic

    GinandTonic Saphire w/ Schweps + Lime

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    You trying to mack me off like a two bob? Could be words china.
     
  14. Yared

    Yared That Guy

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    To all you Germans:

    Do you have these "immigrant-clusters" in your cities? That is, apartment blocks that are mostly (if not almost completely) populated by immigrants?
     
  15. Joecoolyo

    Joecoolyo 99% Lightspeed

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    The second most ethnically diverse large city in the world is Chicago, 3rd is Los Angeles, fourth is Houston...

    USA #1 :smug:
     
  16. madviking

    madviking north american scum

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    Northern Virginia is pretty diverse too.
     
  17. Xanikk999

    Xanikk999 History junkie

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    If you mean swarms of hispanics and koreans with a light sprinkle of ethopians, arabs and a touch up of other assorted nationalities I guess so.
     
  18. GinandTonic

    GinandTonic Saphire w/ Schweps + Lime

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    I dont know what your definition is, but there will be more languages spoken over dinner tonight in London than any other city on earth. London no 1 baby.
     
  19. Lillefix

    Lillefix I'm serious. You can.

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    Considering America was built on immigration from all corners of the globe, it's not exactly an achievment. It's more like a statement of fact.
     
  20. Dachs

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    You're in Fairfax and you forgot our Viet community? They'll make sure you remember them come February 3.
     

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