Germans and sausage go together like ham and cheese. I’ve had some authentic German sausage myself on occasion and it’s damn good. But it looks like the new influx of refugees into their country is causing shop owners and public schools to cut back on the product, along with a whole host of other pork treats.
An increasing number of public canteens, child daycare centres and schools have stopped serving sausages, bacon and ham over religious considerations. Now members of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s CDU party are fighting to keep pork on the menu, insisting the consumption of pork is part of German culture. Daniel Günther, party representative, claimed that pork products were being taken off the menu in schools, nurseries and canteens across the country.
He said: “The protection of minorities – including for religious reasons – must not mean that the majority is overruled in their free decision by ill-conceived consideration…
He argued that those who didn’t want to eat pork didn’t have to, adding: ”The consumption of pork belongs to our culture. “No one should be obliged to do so. But we also don’t want the majority having to refrain from pork.”
Unlike some, I’m not against immigration, even by Muslims. What I am against is massive, unfettered immigration that changes the character of a nation. If you’re moving to a Western country you should be looking to assimilate. Expecting your host country to change in order to fit your own culture is ridiculous. If you liked the way it was in your old country, perhaps you should have stayed there? It really is that simple.
That’s not to say you can’t bring parts of your culture with you. I don’t have a problem with that. But if you’re looking to import the aspects that are incompatible with the West, then that’s where we run into a problem. Unfortunately, too many of these refugees and new immigrants are looking to do just that. The even sadder part is, they’re being aided by cowardly and compliant politicians, like we see in this case. Eventually, the people who are from the “home” culture will rebel against this sort of thing and that’s when you start to have open violence and civil conflict. I wouldn’t be surprised if Germany starts to see more of that in the not-so-distance future.
(SITE NOTE: Some of you voiced support for switching back to Disqus. It looks like that’s not going to be so simple, if I decide to do it. I’ll keep looking into that and we’ll see what happens.)