In this summer’s migrant crisis — as with the unfinished debt crisis in Greece and the confrontation with Russia over Ukraine — Germany once again finds itself at the center of a European drama, compelled or condemned to lead by its wealth and size and by the lack of leadership from Brussels and other states in the European Union.It should be noted that at least in the case of the Greek issue that it is largely a crisis of German manufacture.
But Germany is feeling the strain, because it turns out that (a) everyone else in Europe doesn't have the same characteristics as Germans, and (b) no one else in Europe cares for having their internal policies dictated by Germany. The immigration crisis is the best example of this. Germany is trying to tell countries like Hungary what they need to do about the immigrants coming to their lands. The Germans and the French have declared that they will take everyone. (How they're going to fit all of the Middle East and Africa into those two countries I have no idea.) This has the immigrants rushing through other countries, such as Hungary, Greece and Macedonia, to get there. These other nations DO NOT LIKE THIS. They don't want their own systems of social welfare and governance overwhelmed by a bunch of crazy-assed Muslims who couldn't get along with other crazy-assed Muslims, nor by a bunch of Africans seeking to live somewhere without other Africans.
I'm not sure what kind of point I can make here, other than that things are likely to get much worse before they get better. Germany is expecting to take in 800,000 asylum seekers this year. That's four times more than last year. If it just doubles next year that would be 1,600,000, meaning an increase of Germany's population by 2.6 million people in three years time. Germany had 80 million inhabitants in 2013, so that's a 3.25% increase in population ABSENT any other immigration, net of births & deaths.
That's huge, and it's just the start. The latest forecasts from the UN population growth charts suggests that Africa will go from having one billion people today to having 4 billion in 2100. Meanwhile, Europe's population is projected to fall from the approximate 750 million people it has now.
But back to the NOW. Germany is going to increase it's population by at least 3% over three years, and none of those people have family, connections, property, a place to stay, or food with them. They don't have jobs. Many will lack in any kind of skills useful to a modern society. Most won't speak German.
How in the name of God or reason can anyone think this is going to be anything but a disaster of monumental proportions?