Interesting short documentary about the heroic Thilo Sarrazin and his book "Deutschland schafft sich ab" currently making PC pinheads explode across Germany.
The bravery of Henryk Broder, Kirsten Heisig and Thilo Sarrazin is proving itself a 2010 triumphvirate! Putting an end to left-wing "feast and shame" tactics on taboo subjects, atleast for the time being.
Gates of vienna made an introductory post on Thilo Sarrazin to accompany the above film. I have quoted his post below
Thilo Sarrazin is a member of the board of the Bundesbank in Germany, although possibly not for much longer. The German elites have taken against him, and he may soon be excommunicated from the establishment.
As I mentioned on Tuesday, Mr. Sarrazin’s outspoken opinions about immigrants have caused controversy for several years, but the real trouble began with the recent publication of his new book, “Deutschland schafft sich ab — Wie wir unser Land aufs Spiel setzen” (“Abolishing Germany — How we’re putting our country in jeopardy”).
The video below from German television takes a look at the furor caused by Thilo Sarrazin. It allows the author to make his points clearly in his own words. However, like the Australian TV program about Geert Wilders, the progressive media people who produced this documentary are at pains to prove that Mr. Sarrazin is a dangerous bigot and racist. As you will see, he causes a major outbreak of the Screaming Nazi Heeber-Jeebers among the refined and enlightened guardians of German culture. Polite German society has closed ranks against him.
Frank Henkel, leader of the Berlin Christian Democrats, tells viewers that
There are problems and aberrations in the area of integration and immigration in our city, and it is true that the real problems must not be whitewashed by politics. Anyone, like Sarrazin, however, who, say, bases problems in, say, education on hereditary factors and disadvantages among immigrants, well, he is beyond help… It needs to be condemned clearly here and now.
What would “whitewashing” consist of, if not preemptive condemnation of a hypothesis without the process of research, examination, and logical deduction necessary to prove it wrong?
Did Mr. Henkel do his homework on population genetics and the statistical correlation of social behaviors with genetic factors? Did he immerse himself in twin studies, or longitudinal statistical investigations of families over several generations?
Not at all! No homework is required: “It needs to be condemned clearly here and now.”
Investigation into this topic has been closed. Simply to discuss it is to be just like a Nazi. Anyone who talks about it should be shunned, and maybe even imprisoned.
A “whitewash” would be a big improvement.
Many thanks to the Counterjihad Collective for transcribing the video and creating the subtitle file, to JLH for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling: