Skip to comments.'Immigrants are making our country dumber': Anger as board member of Germany's central bank
Posted on 06/11/2010 10:04:21 AM PDT by traumer
A controversial board member of Bundesbank has come under fire for claiming immigrants are making Germany dumber in a simple way.
Thilo Sarrazin told a business group in Frankfurt that people arriving in the country from Turkey, the Middle East and Africa are less educated than those from other nations.
The 65-year-old added: Theres a difference in the reproduction of population groups with varying intelligence.
In his speech this week, Mr Sarrazin, a former finance minister, cited what he called ample statistics for proof.
He said the fact that immigrants tend to have more children than Germans - who have the lowest birthrate in Europe - meant this caused a different propagation of population groups with different intelligence because parents pass their intelligence on to their children.
Susanne Kreutzer, a spokesman for Bundesbank, said the comments are the personal views of Mr. Sarrazin and declined to comment further.
But there is speculation now that his views may make his position on the banks board untenable.
Mr Sarrazin, who joined the Bundesbank in May 2009 after seven years as Berlins finance minister, came under pressure to resign in October 2009 after he described Muslim children as underclass citizens.
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I thought that 20 kids and low IQ was the way to prosperity, Obama told me so.
....immigrants are making Germany dumber in a simple way.
Liberal voting base......
Tell us about it.
I remember one time years ago when we were picnicking in a secluded beach cove in SoCal. One of the picnickers was an anthropologist. When he noticed the arrival of another group of people on the other side of the picnic grounds, he noted, “Well, it looks like the average IQ level of this beach just dropped.” When the group got close enough to be identified as Asians, he corrected himself, “Actually the average IQ just went up!”
Of course, most of these ignorant law wage slaves think company benefits mean a 5 minute break....The greedy SOB employers that hire them love it.
Of course, most of these ignorant LOW wage slaves think company benefits mean a 5 minute break....The greedy SOB employers that hire them love it.
Its your own policies that are dumbing down the country, Mr. Salazin.
You encourage the lowest members of foreign societies to come to your country when you offer them free housing, welfare, and health-care. You double the effect when you offer this to N. African and Mid-east citizens who have high illiteracy rates
Seems to me the key question is whether anyone has put forth data contradicting his statements.
Wouldn’t the correct phrase be, “more dumb”?
Only too true. Fact is that IQ has to be a result of family background. Genes have to dominate, as twins studies tell us, but “values” also play a big role.
Teh country is broke and the illegal need to go home. American seniors and baby boomers are going to be so screwed because of illegals.
The Germans have had a long love affair with islamic countries. The Germans actively promoted massive immigration to Germany for many Turks.They, the krauts, are merely reaping what they have sown. Germans and Islamic nations (i.e. Turkey)each respectively, share a shameful history of genocide.
He had the guts to say what we all know.
You just cannot import third world poverty. Now a days, even the teachers are cheating on the their comp tests...
When your nation embraces socialism, it's difficult to see how and where it could possibly get "dumber".
Sarrazin means “Sarracen” in German.
That’s a name German knights returning from the Crusades would take/receive.
Maybe Mr Thilo is just keeping up a family tradition
Unfortunately Germany killed off their immigrants that actually were creative, and contributed to the country.
Studies have shown consistently that IQ test scores are about 70% genetically determined and 30% environmentally determined. The best book I've seen on IQ and what it means is Murray and Herrnstein's The Bell Curve, which cased quite a stir when it came out over a decade ago.
If you are referring to those German Jews killed in the Holocaust, the vast majority of them were not immigrants, but had lived in (what became) Germany for generations.
True, but had Germany not killed off the Jews of Europe, I’m convinced Europe would not have imported so many Muslims to take their place after the war.