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Uh oh. Another German Chancellor feels superior

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20101017/wl_afp/germanymuslimreligionimmigration

Germans still haven’t fully fleshed out the prickly issues related to cultural identity, political ideology, and class issues.  And make no mistake about it: the issues are prickly.  I don’t have answers to any country’s immigration/assimilation debate and am in no way suggesting that solutions are clear or simple.

That said, I am more than a little concerned that Chancellor Angela Merkel is making speeches where she proclaims that multiculturalism has failed and that Christian values need to be institutionalized. It is very disturbing coming from a leader who inhabits the same political title that was once held by Hitler.

It is always worrisome when a world leader upsets the fragile balance of power related to class, race, and religion. Can you imagine Obama inciting an already fragile populace with venomous ideas such as the of the superiority of Christianity — suggesting that multiculturalism has failed? Yikes. I shutter to think of it.

I hope that peace and reason wafts over her and calms Chancellor Merkel, so that she may calmly lead her countrymen toward a better future.

 


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