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måndag, juli 29, 2013

Thilo Sarrazin: What I learned from telling the truth

Lyssna till Thilo Sarrazins mycket tänkvärda föredrag under temat "What I learned from telling the truth". Föredraget (på engelska) varar ca en halvtimme, men är väl värt varenda minut! Med humor och ett skarpt intellekt beskriver han bl.a. vad "political correctness" innebär. Hans "List of political correctness" kan du se här nedan. Vad som gäller för PK i Tyskland tycks också gälla i Sverige.

Thilo Sarrazin
 Thilo Sarrazin är en tysk ekonom, författare och socialdemokratisk politiker, och tidigare finansminister i delstatsregeringen i Berlin och senare styrelsemedlem för Deutsche Bundesbank, Tysklands centralbank.

När han publicerade sin bok Deutschland schafft sich ab (Tyskland avskaffar sig själv), löpte PK-pöbeln amok och han fann det bäst att lämna styrelsen i Bundesbank. Mer om detta i hans föredrag (se ovan).

A list of political correctness in Germany 

"Here is the list of political correctness in Germany. I think the list describes the truth but it takes some irony or humor to understand it fully. The problem lies not in any single item on this list but in their combination and rigid application to political thinking":

1. Inequality is bad, equality is good.

2. Secondary virtues like industriousness, precision and punctuality are of no particular value. Competition is morally questionable (except in sports) because it promotes inequality.

3. The rich should feel guilty. Exception: Rich people who have earned their money as athletes or pop stars.

4. Different conditions of life have nothing to do with people’s choices but with the circumstances they are in.

5. All cultures are of equal rank and value. Especially the values and ways of life of the Christian and Western industrialized nations should not enjoy any preference. Those who think differently are provincial and xenophobic.

6. Islam is a religion of peace. Those who see any problems with immigration from Islamic countries are guilty of islamophobia. This is nearly as bad as antisemitism.

7. Western industrialized nations carry the main responsibility for poverty and backwardness in other parts of the world.

8. Men and women have no natural differences, except for the physical signs of their sex.

9. Human abilities depend mainly on training and educations; inherited differences play hardly any role.

10. There are no differences between peoples and races, except for their physical appearance.

11. The nation state is an outdated model. National identities and peculiarities have no particular value. The national element as such is rather bad; it is at any rate not worth preserving. The future belongs to the world society.

12. All people in the world do not only have equal rights. They are in fact equal. They should at least all be eligible for the benefits of the German welfare state.

13. Children are an entirely private affair. Immigration takes care of the labor market and of any other demographic problems."

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