June 11, 2010

The Creeping De-Legitimisation of a Nation

In the federal state of Northrhine-Westphalia, policemen are not allowed to sport German flags at their cars during the Football World Cup because it might be provocative to supporters of other teams. The same applies to the city state of Berlin, where the ban was already applied four years ago. In the federal state of Sachsen-Anhalt, for example, there is no such ban. Is it possible that we have a demographic problem here?

Source: Statistik-Portal.
This chart shows the percentage of the German population with a "migration background" (including naturalised Germans) subdivided into federal states resp. city states. "Neue Länder" refers to the federal states which were created after reunification and of which Sachsen-Anhalt is one.

Meanwhile, two days ago, during the statutory meeting of the parliament of Northrhine-Westphalia following the elections im May, the newly elected member Arif Ünal (Greens) made his presence felt already by demanding that the adjuration ought to be changed from "for the good of the German people" to "for the good of the population of Northrhine-Westphalia".

Never underestimate demographics.

Hat tip: Politically Incorrect, here and here.