Last year a guy from Eastern Europe emailed me, asking whether I think moving to Germany was a good idea. Long story short, the wrote he was an electrical engineer, two degrees, some job experience, and even knew some German. My short answer was a "no, most certainly not". Note that this was before those utterly brain-dead decisions regarding unrestrained mass immigration were made by the German political elite in 2015. These days, the answer would be more along the lines of "Are you fucking crazy?"
Let's paint in broad strokes: I think coming to Germany is only an attractive proposition if you lack any perspective back home, lack education and ambition, and want to live a life at subsistence level paid by the German taxpayer, possibly supplemented by some income from dealing drugs. In Berlin, politicians don't even bat an eye shelling out a few million Euros so that illegal immigrants can squat buildings. If your ambitions are that low, you would be in fantastic company because there are millions of you around already. The vast majority of the left likewise lives off handouts, so in that case, you really are all the same. Germany is going down the toilet faster than Sweden, but it will probably be another 20 to 30 years until it has reached shit hole levels.
On the other hand, if you have marketable skills, try your luck elsewhere. As a general hint, any country that does not let anybody in is a good bet. For starters, think of USA, Canada or post-Brexit UK; for the more daring, consider Hong Kong or Singapore. Germany has let in over a million people last year alone. You could show up, claim you were from Syria, and --- boom! --- got housing, food, health care, and some money for entertainment purposes just like that. On top, you get free cab rides, free train rides, and if there is something you wanted but couldn't afford, you could just steal it without any consequences (all links to German sources). German women don't want you? No problem, dude, just get some buddies together pull off a little taharrush, rape some women, and laugh it off in the unlikely case that the police catches you because the most you can reasonably expect is a suspended sentence. Now, the idiotic left loves to cry racism and claim that violence against women is a male problem. Well, there have been thousands of reported incidences of sexual violence, murders, robberies, burglaries, what have you, in Germany in the last few months that were committed by immigrants. Actual incidences are likely to be a multiple of that.
It is utterly insane what is going on. Who would have thought that opening your borders and letting absolutely everyone in was such a bad idea? Didn't Marx say we could create paradise on Earth? Let's recap a few events:
- Cologne NYE: 2,000 mostly immigrant men sexually attack 1,200 women. Some women got pregnant as a consequence of being raped in public. But that's apparently nothing to worry about because there were no Nazis around that caused any problems.
- Cologne made international news, but taharrush of a smaller scale also happened in cities like Hamburg, Stuttgart, and others.
- Of course, after NYE immigrants from a particular cultural background didn't suddenly learn to behave appropriately. There has been an absolutely staggering number of instances of sexual harassment, including rape ever since the flood gates of uncontrolled mass immigration opened (again, refer to this map).
- Now you may think that you are a guy and sexual assault won't be a problem as it won't happen to you. Well, it could happen to your wife, mother, girlfriend, or your children. On top, it's not as if there were no cases of physical assault (again, check the map).
- While leftist morons still celebrate "diversity", keep in mind that violent terror has become a commonplace phenomenon. In the last ten days we had a Muslim critically wounding 5 with an axe, four of which were visitors from Hong Kong (can't see how that would affect international relations) and the last one a German woman who got an axe in her face twice. Then there was a Muslim who killed 9 (and himself), and injured over 30. Earlier today, there was a Muslim who killed a woman with a machete (!) in broad daylight, and injured two more.
All the violence engulfing Germany is bad enough. What is worse is that Germany is governed by a clueless elite that is out of touch with reality. It is still widely proclaimed that all those events had nothing to do with Islam. There are politicians like Renate Kunast who were upset that the police killed a Muslim who went on a rampage with an axe. Terrorist attacks are now apparently the new normal, which is what one could conclude when you consider that Muslim machete murderers only make it into regional news in some German newspapers, even though they make headlines on some international sites.
But what has all of this to do with you, dear ambitious educated wannabe-migrant? Well, the problem is simply that quality of life has been affected rather negatively. In particular, there is very little sense of security left. When I first moved to Berlin, a little over 10 years ago, it was the case that you knew somebody who knew somebody who had had negative experiences with immigrants, be it sexual harassment, attempted rape, violent attacks, theft, or muggings. About five years later, progress was made as it was quite common to know at least one person who made such an experience. However, in the last year great progress has been made by the progressive left to ensure that everybody is able to enjoy cultural enrichment. Hurray for egalitarianism! (Full disclosure: two weeks ago a non-white immigrant attempted to rob me in broad daylight.)
Okay, now you say that you can handle that. Sorry, dude, but you will enjoy one of the highest levels of taxation in the world. Health care is deteriorating, schools are becoming a joke (lowering of standards in in order to make more idiots pass their classes), universities are as ideological as in the USA. A brain drain from Germany is well underway. Germany is losing tends of thousands of its most educated every year, but according to leftist ideology everybody is the same, so it's surely a bargain if we get a million of uneducated people in exchange, right? Right? Obviously, things don't work according to ideologies. So, ask yourself whether you would want to board a sinking ship or rather seek your luck elsewhere.
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