Monday, November 20, 2017

The Backlash Against Multiculturalism, Sweden: Crime Hits All Time Highs, Germany: Spike In Stabbings, French Postal Service Refuses To Deliver To Certain Areas, Talks Collapse In Germany

The Backlash Against European Multiculturalism

Multiculturalism, the “religion” of the European Union (EU) elites, enforced by many EU states through “diversity” programs, has begun to lose its luster.   The recent elections in Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, and Sicily, points to growing support for far-right, and nationalist parties.  The growing trend of such parties as the Alternative for Germany, Austria’s People’s Party, and the Czech ANO Party, winning elections in recent months is fueled by the arrival of more than a million unassimilable migrants and refugees from the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia. 

 It has contributed to a huge jump in terrorist attacks, crime, and an economic burden on the host European states.  The slow economic growth in most EU countries has put the squeeze on the native population.  They are now compelled to compete for limited jobs and resources with migrants and refugees. 

In the Czech Republic, Andrej Babis, a billionaire media mogul, who people like to compare to Donald Trump, has triumphed in the October 21, 2017 elections.  He is against absorbing Middle Eastern migrants into the Czech Republic, and is opposed to multiculturalism, much like many European leaders who have admitted that multiculturalism in Europe has failed.

Babis’ anti-establishment, and anti-EU, ANO party won 29.64% of the vote, (projected to have 78 seats) replacing as the top party the center-left Czech Social-Democratic party that garnered only 7.27% of the parliamentary vote.  

In Austria, where legislative elections were held on October 15, 2017, Sebastian Kurz, leader of the Austrian People’s Party (OVP) and the youngest government leader in Europe, garnered 31.6% of the vote.  A confirmed Eurosceptic, he won the election and will become its next Chancellor of Austria.  U.K.’s Sunday Expressheadline on October 16, 2017 was, “Eurosceptic Sebastian Kurz declares Victory in Nightmare for EU.”  

Kurz and his party are tough on immigration and easy on taxes.  As part of the previous government, Kurz backed a recent law that imposed a ban on Muslim women wearing Burkas.  He also pledged to do away with welfare payments to refugees.

The National Council of the Austrian Parliament’s 183 seats is projected to have 61 representatives from the OVP (People’s Party), a gain of 14 from the previous elections.  The FPO (Freedom Party) will be represented by 51 members, a gain of 11, and the SPO (Social Democrats) has lost 3 seats and will have 49 seats in the new national Council according to OE24 polling.  

According to the Sunday Express “The stunning result will come as a crushing blow to the EU and essentially a strong vote against liberal politics pedaled by France and Germany.”

In September, 2017, Germany’s anti-Islamic immigrants party, Alternatives fur Deutschland (AfD) received 13% of the vote in the federal elections to the Bundestag.  It was a clear rebuke of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s immigration policies.  In Sicily earlier this month, another right-of-center party won the regional elections.  The New York Times reported that, “Berlusconi’s candidate, Nello Musumeci, the candidate of a coalition of center-right parties for governor of Sicily, won with 39% of the vote, while the Five Star Movement’s Giancarlo Cancelleri, took nearly 35%. The anti-establishment movement ran on its own, becoming the island’s leading party.”

France and Germany, along with other Western European and Scandinavian EU members, have pushed the multiculturalist line. The pattern throughout central Europe however, is in the reverse, with the parties of the left losing ground to anti-immigration, Eurosceptic, and anti-multiculturalist parties.  Poland and Hungary too, have elected parties that are vehemently opposed to immigration from Muslim countries as well as multiculturalism.

Native European citizens, leaders, and intellectuals from the entire political spectrum are now demanding that their governments seek the assimilation of Muslim migrants into European culture.  The concern is not only over the newly arrived millions that flooded Europe as the result of Middle East conflicts, but also the children and grandchildren of Muslim immigrants who have lived in Europe for a long time.
Countries such as Sweden, Belgium, and the Netherlands, which have granted immigrants easy access to equal rights, but did not provide strong incentives for immigrants to acquire the native language, created little contact between the immigrants and the native population.  The same countries provided generous welfare to the immigrant population, which has produced low level participation in the labor market, high levels of segregation, and overrepresentation of immigrants in criminal behavior.
The anti-immigrant parties in central Europe and beyond reflect a rising tide of European citizens who reject multiculturalism, and the immigration of non-Europeans.  There is a feeling among these European natives that they are losing their culture and their country.  It is now just a matter of time before Western European political and social elites face the rage of their people.

It appears President Trump, having warned that Sweden's huge intake of refugees would lead to "problems like they never thought possible," has been vindicated.

And now nine months later, Trump's worst fears - and the lies of Swedish authorities - have been confirmed.

Bloomberg reports that the number of Swedes who were victims of crimes such as fraud and sexual offenses jumped to the highest level on record last year.
A survey by the Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention showed that 15.6 percent of people suffered one or more offences against the person (defined in the survey as assault, threats, sexual offences, robbery, fraud or harassment) last year. That’s up from 13.3 percent in 2015 and the highest number recorded since the annual Swedish Crime Survey started in 2006.

A survey by the Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention showed that 15.6 percent of people suffered one or more offences against the person (defined in the survey as assault, threats, sexual offences, robbery, fraud or harassment) last year. That’s up from 13.3 percent in 2015 and the highest number recorded since the annual Swedish Crime Survey started in 2006.

The number of offences against individuals “was at a relatively stable level 2005 to 2014, at 11.3 percent to 13.1 percent, but the last two years show an increase,” the council said in the report published this week.
Now... what changed in the last two years in Europe? ...
The crimes “that have had the clearest development in the past few years are harassment, fraud and sexual offences,” the agency said.
Of the six types of offences against the person, five of six rose to their highest level on record last year. The number of assault cases reached its second-highest level.

  • Chancellor Angela Merkel's open-door migration policies have set in motion a self-reinforcing cycle of violence in which more and more people are carrying knives in public - including for self-defense.
  • A 40-year-old man stabbed to death his 31-year-old wife and mother of their three children. Police said the man was angry that his wife was using social media.
  • A "dark-skinned" man (dunklem Teint) drew a knife on a 54-year-old female train conductor when she asked him for his ticket.

A recent surge in stabbings and knife-related violence across Germany is drawing renewed attention to the deteriorating security situation there since Chancellor Angela Merkel's 2015 decision to allow in more than a million migrants from Africa, Asia and the Middle East.
In recent months, people armed with knives, axes and machetes have brought devastation to all of Germany's 16 federal states. Knives have been used not only not only to carry out jihadist attacks, but also to commit homicides, robberies, home invasions, sexual assaults, honor killings and many other types of violent crime.

Knife-related crimes have occurred in amusement parks, bicycle trails, hotels, parks, public squares, public transportation, restaurants, schools, supermarkets and train stations. Many Germans have the sense that danger lurks everywhere; public safety, nowhere.
Police admit they are outnumbered and overwhelmed and increasingly unable to maintain public order — both day and night.
Statistics that are reliable on knife violence in Germany - where police been accused of failing to report many crimes, apparently in an effort "not to unsettle" the public - do not exist.
A search of German police blotters, however, indicates that 2017 is on track to become a record year for stabbings and knife crimes: Police reported more than 3,500 knife-related crimes between January and October 2017, compared to around 4,000 reported crimes during all of 2016 - and only 300 in 2007. Overall, during the past ten years, knife-related crimes in Germany have increased by more than 1,200%.

French courier Chronopost has announced that it will not deliver any packages to the heavily migrant-populated Seine-Saint-Denis suburb on the outskirts of Paris because the area is too dangerous.

The company announced the measures last week saying that residents of the Paris suburb will have to travel to pick up locations to get their packages. They said that the danger to their delivery drivers was simply too high in the area which has been described as a no-go zone, radio broadcaster France Info reports.
Though Chronopost has refused to deliver to certain neighbourhoods it has deemed to be too dangerous since last year, this is the first time an entire district has been designated as off-limits.
Last year, 51 of its delivery drivers were attacked while doing their rounds. The number of violent robberies in the Île-de-France region, where Seine-Saint-Denis is located, has risen by 40 per cent in the last two years alone. Across France, the number has increased by 60 per cent.

Things are challenging for Angela Merkel in Germany, and amid the reality we see just how entrenched the globalists are in their ideological demands for ‘open borders‘.
The issue of unfettered immigration has collapsed any hope for German Chancellor Angela Merkel to be able to form a government. Merkel’s Christian Democrat Union (CDU) party had hoped to form a coalition with the center-left Social Democrat (SPD) party and the pro-business Free Democrats (FDP) party.  However, the primary issues surrounding immigration, spending and climate change are so deeply divided no coalition is possible.
BERLIN (Reuters) – Chancellor Angela Merkel’s efforts to form a three-way coalition government that would secure herself a fourth term hit a major setback after a would-be coalition partner unexpectedly pulled out of talks, thrusting Germany into a political crisis.
Merkel, whose conservatives were weakened after an election they won with a reduced number of seats, said on Monday shortly after the pro-business Free Democrats (FDP) withdrew from the negotiations that she would inform the German president that she could not form a coalition.
The development left Germany with two unprecedented options in the post-World War Two era: Merkel forms a minority government with the Greens, or the president calls a new election after parties fail to form a government. (read more)
It is widely believed Angela Merkel would not want another election out of fear the AfD could gain even more strength.   However, absent of a coalition, that only leaves the alternative option of trying to govern from a minority position.  If attempted, this would make Merkel the weakest governing authority in decades, and any policy advancement would be subject to blockage by the opposing parties.

Any attempt to govern from the minority position makes business investment into Germany subject to high volatility on any given issue.  Compounding the problem is Brexit, and the U.K. pulling out of the EU meaning Germany needs to fill the financial gap.
Top that off with Germany’s expressed goals to remain atop the climate change agenda, and Germany’s economic companies will find themselves at a competitive disadvantage from non-Paris Treaty manufacturing nations.
Perhaps lots of horrible, terrible, trouble ahead…

After Sunday night's shocking failure by Merkel to from a government (triggered by the Free Democrats walking out due to irreconcilable differences on refugee policy, energy policy and tax policy) the FT was quick to conclude that "Merkel faces worst political crisis of her career." And while Merkel is certainly in hot water, a more appropriate question is what's next for Germany.

According to UBS - which has a clear interest in preserving the calm - there are four possible scenarios:
  • First, Chancellor Merkel could try to re-engage with the FDP and bring it back to the table and start coalition talks. 
  • Second, the CDU/CSU could try to approach the SPD to form a grand coalition, which would have an absolute majority. However, the SPD has repeatedly mentioned (again last night) that it is not willing to go for this option and prefers to be in opposition. 
  • If these two options do not work (which would be the first time in post-war Germany), either a minority government (Chancellor Merkel dismissed this option on election night) or new elections could follow.

Meanwhile, as things heat up, there has been a bararge of headlines, among which: 

These headline confirm that one of the 4 options highlighted by UBS has been ruled out for Merkel. The SPD’s Martin Schulz, who performed poorly at the last election, has rejected the idea of re-forming the Grand Coalition by lending his party’s support to Merkel’s government. He has also said that he assumes that there will indeed be a new election, as Citi adds.
Another option seemed to be ruled out too, as FDP leader Lindner suggested as recently as a few minutes ago that common ground cannot be found – so the Jamaica coaltion government still looks off the cards, although Merkel will no doubt be hoping to form some sort of minority government.
At the moment, this all does seem to be pointing towards new elections for Germany. 

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