Well, the Progressive Socialists on the Left have finally gone and done it. Open the doors wide and let the Sun Shine In Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image! So, Germany is expected to see a flood of up to 1.5 million refugee migrants this year. That's interesting to say the least - one could even suggest: Wow. Wow - I mean, that's sort of insane IHMO. As in, completely insane. To make a very unfair comparison, Japan is expected to take 14 refugees this year. Fourteen. Those will most likely arrive from East Asia, probably North Korea. Personally, I thank the Shinto Gawds the Japanese Oligarchy has enough common sense not to go in for population replacement as a means of temporarily boosting economic activity. It's very nice to be able to walk around anywhere in Japan and feel 110% totally safe. Nearly no crime. Last time I was in Japan I made a movie of a woman, in the middle of the city, selling me chicken with a mountain of money sitting on the counter. This would NEVER happen in any other country I've visited. Anyone could have reached in and grabbed a thousand dollars and no one would have known. I see this sort of thing all the time in Japan. As I've said in the past, Japanese sit their $1200 smart phone on a table to hold it while they go wait in line at the Cafe'. Meanwhile over in Sweden, I was listening to a story from an old Swedish man who was sort of shocked and sad that there were parts of the city he couldn't visit any longer. He'd never experienced that before. It shocked him. That's interesting to me. I'm thinking? Are you an idiot? Didn't you think that, oh, I don't know - maybe letting in a large number of foreigners in a short amount of time, without a slow chance to adapt to and become "Swedish", might, maybe, possibly lead to some problems?! I sort of felt sad for him. He seemed well meaning. And truly confused. IMO this is a case of Magic Thinking taken to the extreme. I see this sort of thinking in Japan all the time. It's just that the Japanese Oligarchy aren't in the mood for cultural replacement. Sure, an idiot pops up once in awhile. Only to be ignored and voted out. This isn't to say Japan is 'culturally pure'. There's plenty of people like me - just a small enough number to ensure time to integrate and become Japanese. If you can't become Japanese, you're not going to like living in Japan. Which, suggests, you probably shouldn't live in Japan. Pretty simple reasoning actually. Anyway, so Germany. I really wonder just WHAT exactly the German EU Bureaucratic-Oligarchy have in mind? Okay Okay, Merkel will get the Nobel Peace Prize no doubt. I guess she can hangout with Obama. I also read this morning that the Germany State will be forced to spend and/or direct 10,000,000,000 Euros (this year alone) paying for housing and food etc... and this is good for the Germany Economy (Pfffff...... LOL) as it will pop German's GDP up as much as 0.5% GDP. Really? Are people THIS STUPID? Yes, yes they are. Sure, the very very very generous German welfare State has led to (or at least is correlated with) one of the fastest imploding populations in the world (more so than even socialistic Japan where Gray is the new Black) and if Germans want to maintain their Socialist Paradise either they're going to have 1. to massively increase their productivity to unrealistic levels (which isn't possible) or 2. they'll need to increase migration to increase their tax base (of course, they could just 3. cut back on the social freebies, but hey FREE sells well in Magic Thinking Land). Germany is (perhaps was is the more appropriate auxiliary verb) a highly technical economy - one could say they are one of the most 'advanced' economies on the planet. Thus, German Industry requires some of the most advanced skills available on the market. High-end engineers, physicists, mathematicians, computer programmers, medical researchers, pharmaceutical researchers, and on and on the list goes. The exact opposite of what they're going to get. A lot of pissed off young men, from very violent backgrounds (not their fault, but reality none-the-less) socially ostracized into ghettos or a sort of forced assimilation where Germans will be told (not asked) to make way. Let's see how it works out. Maybe this is the end of Germany as a social welfare State or maybe just the beginning. We'll see. It'll be fascinating to watch. I personally think Germany will end up looking exactly like the USA. Maybe a bit worse for wear. But, once the dust settles, Germany will probably look like the USA - they'll have all the problems we have (in terms of crime and racism and etc...), they'll probably tackle those problems in exactly the same way we have (police State). They'll get used to ghettos where the police cannot go. Locking their doors. And etc.... No, not the end of the world, but also not the Progressive Social Welfare State Germans thought they could have. No, I don't think that's going to happen. They ran out of kids to prop it up and refugees will be taking - not giving, taking. That's kind of how it works. So, Germany will probably end up little like a US-style welfare State. Maybe even they'll get back into the business of War? Let's see how the next 20 years unfold.... Immigration Crisis OR Economic Opportunity.