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Why young Germans are feeling gloomy about their country
BBC ^ | 27 Sep 2018 | Emily Schultheis

Posted on 10/07/2018 5:56:41 PM PDT by CondoleezzaProtege

The German economy is booming. Unemployment is at a near-record low. In Europe and around the world, the country is seen as a beacon of wealth and efficiency.

So why are these prosperous young Germans so doggedly pessimistic about their future?

Peter Matuschek, chief political analyst at the German polling institute Forsa, says that while Germans tend to be content with their own lives, they feel less at ease with the direction the country is taking.

And while the assumption may be that this is a phenomenon among older Germans, it’s also very much affecting the younger generation. Mirroring the post-Brexit vote UK, the data shows that young people feel they’ve been saddled with the problems of their parents and grandparents.

To be fair, it has been a tumultuous summer for Germans. A high-profile showdown over migration nearly brought down the government. Mesut Özil, a member of Germany’s national football team who is of Turkish descent, quit this summer after alleging racism from team members and fans. The incident forced broader discussions about the prevalence of everyday racism in Germany.

And in late August, video footage of far-right sympathisers rioting and chasing foreigners through the streets of Chemnitz, a town in the East German state of Saxony, shook the country and reopened questions about the extent to which Germany has learned from its past.

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.com ...


TOPICS: History; Local News; Society
KEYWORDS: angelamerkel; eurabia; europeanunion; eussr; fourthreich; germany; immigrants; islamofascism; nato; neonazis; petermatuschek; rop; wheresberlinefreeper; yoots
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1 posted on 10/07/2018 5:56:41 PM PDT by CondoleezzaProtege
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

” Why young Germans are feeling gloomy about their country “

How about older Germans?


2 posted on 10/07/2018 6:00:30 PM PDT by Bonemaker (invictus maneo)
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

They should drag that fat sow out of the Prime Minister’s office and replace her with a real patriotic German.


3 posted on 10/07/2018 6:00:37 PM PDT by ZULU (MAGA)
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

So the article concludes they are gloomy because of the AfD.

They couldn’t possibly be gloomy because Merkel’s government is hell bent on changing the demographics of their country? Or could they?


4 posted on 10/07/2018 6:02:39 PM PDT by rbg81 (Truth is stranger than fiction)
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

Germans have ALWAYS been gloomy about something.


5 posted on 10/07/2018 6:07:01 PM PDT by MuttTheHoople (GOP- 65 House and 12 Senate seat pickups in November)
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To: CondoleezzaProtege
reopened questions about the extent to which Germany has learned from its past<>/i>

There are lessons to be learned from Germany's past, but their leaders are pretending to have learned the wrong lessons. [I hope Merkel is not so stupid that she really believes importing people who do not wish to assimilate is doing the right thing.]

6 posted on 10/07/2018 6:07:24 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed")
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

“Learned from the past”?

Try the siege of Vienna.


7 posted on 10/07/2018 6:07:40 PM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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Yeah, ya know INVASIONS can kinda get a guy down, ya know..?

Wow, they’re soooooo fussy...!

Whining about GENOCIDE, what a pain..!


8 posted on 10/07/2018 6:07:46 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

Lessay you could go back in time to a landing craft with an iPad and footage of what passes for normal in Germany:

How many of our guys would run up Omaha Beach and scale those cliffs..?


9 posted on 10/07/2018 6:09:24 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: rbg81

Gloomy because of the rise of the far Right ?

What a crock. Who writes this schiss let alone believes it ?


10 posted on 10/07/2018 6:13:21 PM PDT by jcon40 (The other post before yours really nails it for me. I have been a DOithS / PC guy forever and alway)
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Are the German werewolves rising up?


11 posted on 10/07/2018 6:14:04 PM PDT by Deaf Smith (When a Texan takes his chances, chances will be taken that's fore sure)
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To: rbg81

What’s AfD?


12 posted on 10/07/2018 6:14:35 PM PDT by samtheman (On to victory in November)
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To: jcon40

The last time they felt good about themselves led to a big time war.


13 posted on 10/07/2018 6:14:44 PM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

Why would Germans be gloomy because their country is being taken over by Turks?

#RefugeesWelcome, am I right?


14 posted on 10/07/2018 6:14:52 PM PDT by Shadow44
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

I got about 2/3 of the way through what I mistakenly thought
would be a serious analysis of German’s mood these days until lights started flashing in my head that this was just a hit piece by some lefty.

We too (freepers) are routinely considered “far right” by The Left. My bet is that the Germans rioting about immigration aren’t “far” right at all they are just sick and tired of their mothers, wives, sisters and daughters being raped and felt up on the streets of germany by room temp IQ little brown men practicing a centuries old cult.


15 posted on 10/07/2018 6:17:49 PM PDT by Cen-Tejas
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To: Shadow44

In germany, males young and old just realized they have no balls.


16 posted on 10/07/2018 6:18:12 PM PDT by inchworm
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To: Shadow44

In germany, males young and old just realized they have no balls.


17 posted on 10/07/2018 6:18:12 PM PDT by inchworm
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To: jcon40

A crock is right. I think it’s more likely that they don’t like seeing the country overrun by murdering savages.


18 posted on 10/07/2018 6:20:39 PM PDT by gibsonguy
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To: samtheman
Alternative for Deutschland
19 posted on 10/07/2018 6:22:33 PM PDT by Chode ( We’re America, Bitch!)
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To: CondoleezzaProtege
If you think they're feeling gloomy now, wait until Sharia law kicks in and beer is outlawed.


20 posted on 10/07/2018 6:24:19 PM PDT by Leaning Right (I have already previewed or do not wish to preview this composition.)
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