From MercatorNet: The mass rapes were predictable.
Not only are migrants to Europe overwhelmingly male, but they are also much younger than the societies that they are entering. Although migrants are often touted as the answer to Germany’s demographic decline (and attendant economic issues) the problems that introducing such a large, young and male group are many, and following the Cologne attacks, readily apparent. In Douthat’s words:
“If you believe that an aging, secularized, heretofore-mostly-homogeneous society is likely to peacefully absorb a migration of that size and scale of cultural difference, then you have a bright future as a spokesman for the current German government.
You’re also a fool.”
‘Crats maybe fools, but non-‘crats are fodder.
From Daily Caller:
Germany finally cracked down on a large gathering of people authorities believe are a threat to the public peace. Unfortunately, that crowd of folks was a demonstration against Cologne’s rape gangs — not against an actual rape gang.
The German nationalist group Pegida (Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamisation of the West) hosted a rally in Cologne on Saturday which drew more than 1,700 people. Things at one point got a little too rowdy for the riot squads patrolling the event and the police turned water cannons on the crowd.
The fact that water cannons and fully-militarized police were used against people protesting the rapes while the authorities did nothing to stop Arab and North African men from wreaking havoc on New Year’s Eve is emblematic of the political system’s priorities.
Reality check: Non-‘crats have no business complaining about being expendable if they vote for ‘crat government in any form.
As Mark Steyn put it,
So the state lacks sufficient manpower to be able to detain those whom they arrest in the commission of a crime …but they have sufficient manpower to be able to prosecute you for pointing that out.
Anthony Faiola says the German government needs to do this because, what with the country’s dark past, a sinister totalitarian streak is never far below the surface. But, when you import a million-man army into your country and then tell your citizens they can’t discuss the subject, you’re the totalitarian. The events of the last week make plain that the institutions of the German state are as corrupted by this century’s official ideology (multiculturalism) as they were by last century’s (you know what). The only reason we have even a glimpse of what really happened on New Year’s Eve is because a multitude of Twitter, Facebook and YouTube accounts revealed what the German police, political class and media would not. So now Angela Merkel has determined to bring them into line, too.
Best guess: It’ll work. Germans’ll just shut up, accept their allotted handouts and lick their wounds.
See also: From Salvo: ISIS as a religion for criminals — but in a socialist state,the criminal is as good business for the government as anyone else.