Angela Merkel says PEGIDA are Racists, Here’s Why She’s Wrong

Angela Merkel has stepped up the rhetoric against Pegida, a political movement against the Islamisation of Europe, accusing its supporters of being motivated by “prejudice” and “hate”, demonstrating her to be blind to the fact that if Pegida’s message is ignored by Europe’s elite, the continent’s liberalism and tolerance will be forever lost.

Progressive Europe, which has sought to protect minorities, has seen in recent years Sharia zones where people are handed fliers warning that homosexuality will not be tolerated, women attacked for wearing un-Islamic dress, and people physically assaulted for drinking alcohol.

  • Raymond Hietapakka

    She just doesn’t want to irk the Turk.

    • Frau Katze

      They’re a big voting bloc.

  • Norman_In_New_York
    • Frau Katze

      Good one!

  • Frau Katze

    I just finished reading a whole book (fascinating too) on pathological altruism.

    Pathological altruism has been defined by psychologists to describe those whose good intentions, acting on others’ behalf, end up harming themselves and others. Descriptions of pathological altruism often sound eerily like left wingers, explaining Germany and Sweden’s willingness to take huge numbers of refugees from Muslim countries – they “falsely believe that they have the means to relieve people’s suffering,” they have an “unhealthy focus on others to the detriment of one’s own needs” and that pathological altruism usually manifests in “impulsive and ineffective efforts to level the playing field.”

    I believe they are correct. We’ve got a major case of it in the West. It might even destroy us.