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"Pentagon's New Map" and "Blueprint for Action" coming out in German/Germany this November

The ad:

 

The links:

 

 

Will enjoy this translation in particular, as I can still read German from my PhD work.

In Changsha, China right now for some meetings/discussions with Hunan Academy of Social Sciences, but publisher asked me to post right away.

For all of you who asked why no German versions? all these years, apparently it took the flood of refugees/migrants from the Gap for the ideas to receive some direct attention in Germany. Yes, I realize that most of the media coverage concerning me has been inaccurate - to say the least. But now readers can decide for themselves.

Looking back on my arguments about Europe having to take in far larger numbers of immigrants to avoid a too-rapidly-aging demographic profile: I run into Europeans all the time who say, "That's easy for you to say but we have to deal with these people! And pay for it all!"

Well . . . having run that very experiment in my own family (three biological kids later augmented by one Asian and two Africans) . . . yeah, I do know a thing or two about the complications, costs, challenges, etc.

And I still make the same arguments. In this world, you go diverse or you're going down.

Fortunately, despite the nativist white blacklash here in the States, that's how the vast majority of Americans feel too, according to this Economist-published polling:

 

More than half of Americans answered "better" (dark blue) and more than 90% said "better/no difference" (latter being light blue) while less than 10% said "worse" (pink).

The numbers from European countries (larger pink "worse" blocs) are far more "drawbridges up" - as the Economist put it.

Thank God we have always been a synthetic country/citizenry/identity. 

 Yes, I also realize the titles are a bit jacked-up in translation. First think you learn as a writer: you don't get to title your articles/books.

 

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    This is reality that all the world is not flexible for all the religions.even the most developed countries are also criticizes the other religious.But the Pakistan is one leading country which is providing the peace o all religions.There are many religious living in Pakistan with love and peace.
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Having spent a lot of time in US friendly countries in Europe, the Americas, Africa and the Asia/Pacific region, it's clear to me that, with limited exceptions, the "old world" IS NOT flexible with different cultures.

Germany and England and Scandinavia are by far the most flexible European places, but they are all showing signs of cultural acceptance fatigue. Spain, Italy and Greece are far more accepting of other European cultures with financial resources than they are of non-European cultures.

But, with the current hostility of Wahhabist Islam to the freedoms of the West, practitioners of the most conservative denominations of Islam are melting away their welcome around the world. It was a bad development when the West's long-time ally Pakistan found itself veering sharply toward Wahhabism and sharia-based governance under General Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq in the 1980s, and the ally is now teetering toward chaos as the wahhabbists of the ISI and regional governments undermine Western attempts to promote "enduring freedom" throughout Central Asia. In the US, Britain and other EU countries, Wahhabist clerics spread the theology of jihad and the superiority of Sharia to pluralistic democracy. Is it a wonder that the welcom mat is wearing thin?

In order to re-open the welcome sign, nations are going to have to be convinced that new comers aspire to adopt the culture and values of the new home nation that is taking them in. Assimilation was the key to intercultural acceptance in the New World. In order to succeed in the Old World, the newcomers will have to demonstrate an appreciative sense of gratitude and a willingness to assimilate rather than a haughty rejection of their host cultures.

However, given the population collapse of the Old World that is upon us, the immigration scenario is likely to feel more like an invasion than a rescue operation. (IMHO)

August 29, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterGWK

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