Skip to comments.A Nationís Attempt to Survive Isnít ĎRacismí
Posted on 03/28/2014 5:43:08 PM PDT by Altura Ct.
It may surprise some to learn that almost one-quarter of the people living in Switzerland are foreigners. Even so, just over 50 percent voted last month to cap immigration, which, unchecked, could leave indigenous Swiss a minority in 50 years. Newsweeks headline over the story was typical: Switzerlands Sudden Fear of Immigrants.
Fear. Immigrants. The German publication Spiegel Online wrote also about scaremongering. The enlightened readers thought-bubble is now supposed to register the word racism. But was it really fear of immigrants read: racism that drove sufficient numbers of Swiss to the polls to check their own demographic extinction as a recognizable culture and nation-state? Or was it a nearly anachronistic instinct to survive as a recognizable culture and nation-state?
I see it as the instinct to survive and applaud the Swiss for deciding to limit the influx of Europeans, Muslims, Africans and others, whose demographic waves are otherwise sure to transform indigenous Swiss culture into a global multiculture. I also envy them for mustering this basic vital sign, this narrow-edged popular will to control their own borders. It is something that has all but flat-lined in America, where capping immigration let alone halting it to attempt some measure of assimilation and economic resuscitation is not even a part of the political debate.
...Take California, a state where waves of mainly Mexican arrivals have turned the population 38 percent Hispanic/Latino. In LA County, the figure jumps to 48 percent. The next largest ethnic group is non-Hispanic white: 27 percent almost down to one in four. In 1960, not long before I was born in L.A., non-Hispanic whites were 82 percent of the county. What we are looking at is population replacement and it has taken place well inside the span of one lifetime.
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Diversity is the base metal that the melting pot
refines, a single language is the flux that causes
the diversity to purify, racism is the dross that is skimmed off the top to avoid contamination.Tet68 tm.
There aren't enough Swiss to fill the jobs so they outsource, but unlike the USA and other countries, the SWISS keep their people SWISS and don't let ANYONE else be Swiss citizens.
It's THEIR country and they CAN do what they like.
So, the “fundamental transformation” of the country had been occurring long before Obama was even heard of. But, Obama has accelerated the process, and we’ll never, ever, be the same as “we” were a few generations ago.
They will, but only for the right amount of dough.
Tina Turner comes to mind ... she became a Swiss citizen in 2012 if I’m not mistaken.
“So, the fundamental transformation of the country had been occurring long before Obama was even heard of. But, Obama has accelerated the process, and well never, ever, be the same as we were a few generations ago.”
That’s exactly right; Biden’s recent comment about considering illegals “American” shows how the concept of a “nation” is itself viewed as racist. In Europe, most nations surrendered their “nation” status to the EU; Biden was just admitting that we surrendered ours to NAFTA.
My money is on the Swiss.
They didn't cave in the 60's and there was INTENSE pressure to do so. They don't need to cave. They have their requisite 1.5 children to keep the numbers of Swiss normal.
I was friends with an Englishwoman who married a Swiss man and they had TWO children, both girls. They did their Swiss duty and brought in a bit of new blood, ENGISH blood.
My friend was a blue-eyed (dark blue) blonde, very pretty, smart and VERY, VERY nice.
Small word change.
Diversity is the base metals that the melting pot refines,
a single language is the flux that causes
the diversity to combine into one metal,
racism is the dross that is skimmed off the top
to avoid contamination. Tet68 tm.
American Ingots, pure throughout.
Tina Turner: Why Is She Relinquishing Her U.S. Citizenship?
Tina Turner is cutting her ties with the U.S.
The R&B belter and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, who was born Anna Mae Bullock in Nutbush, Tennesee, went to the U.S. embassy in Bern, Switzerland, on Oct. 24 to sign a so-called "Statement of Voluntary Relinquishment of U.S. Citizenship under Section 349 (a)(1) of the INA [Immigration and Naturalization Act]," the Washington Post reports.
Turner, who turns 74 on Nov. 26, has lived in Switzerland for almost 20 years. In July, she married Erwin Bach, a German music producer she began dating in 1986.
Turner told German newspaper Blick that she considers Switzerland home. "I'm very happy in Switzerland and I feel at home here I cannot imagine a better place to live," she said.
According to the U.S. embassy in Bern's activity report, Turner said she did not have plans to live in the U.S. in the future and her family was her only strong tie to her native country.
Turner is not renouncing her U.S. citizenship, though, the Post clarifies. The "relinquishment" statement means that she received the "Swiss citizenship with the intent to lose her U.S. citizenship."
What's love got to do with it? Sound like pretty much everything. Auf Wiedersehen, Tina
Well, there ya go...the $wiss gave her citizen$hip.
$he mu$t have all her money there. $he $ure wouldn't get any of it if it were $till here.
$he was NO DOUBT $eriou$ly in arrear$ on her $tate/federal income taxe$. $he HA$ to be worth a fortune.
*******A$ an American citizen $he is $UPPO$ED to pay income taxe$ on ALL her earning$, no matter where they come from or how long she lives OUT of the U.S.A. THAT I know.
THANK goodness I made PITTANCE when I worked in Mexico City. Never had to pay taxes on the pittance I earned.
DIFFERENT $tory for Tina!
$he is not RENOUNCING her citizen$hip?
Yes, $he is PA$$IVELY doing do and did so when $he accepted Swiss citizenship. I THINK there is still a U.S. law against dual citizenship.
I wonder if she had to cough up any money for that privilege.
I wish her the best.
I wonder if her husband is related to J.S.?
She's 74!?!? Hard to believe.
NOTE: that Swiss citizenship made world headlines. That should emphasize how RARE an occasion that is. :o)
Doesn’t matter how rare or under what circumstances ... nullifies your post.
One of the things I have learned in my years on FR, never, never say something is absolute unless you are 100% sure. Otherwise someone will prove you wrong. I have been burnt on more than one occasion. LOL!
“They have their requisite 1.5 children to keep the numbers of Swiss normal.”
1.5? The replacement rate is above 2. A fertility rate of 1.5 is a demographic death spiral.
Small word change again.
Diversity is the base metals that the melting pot refines.
A single language is the flux that causes
the diversity to combine into one alloy with the
strengths and atributes of all.
Racism is the dross that is skimmed off the top
to avoid contamination. Tet68 tm.
It IS the instinct to survive.
The Western White Man is at risk racially and culturally.