German Of The Day: Leitkultur

That means the dominant, leading culture. In this case, the one with dominant German values.

Leitkultur

This is of course a bad word because it incorrectly implies that Germany should be more like Germany and less like, I dunno, Pakistan or something. That kind of thinking is anti-multikulti and therefore racist not to say Nazi (which will be said soon enough) so when the German interior minister suggests a 10-point plan to help establish these dominant German values – in the hope of actually helping immigrants to integrate – massive waves of righteous moral outrage are virtually guaranteed.*

“Wer sich seiner Leitkultur sicher ist, ist stark.”

* Election time is approaching fast, folks. If this suggestion would have been made by the AfD, by the way,  this moral outrage would have been expressed by the very government that just made the suggestion.

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2 responses

  1. Germany is NOT a multicultural society. It’s a bi-cultural society. It’s divided by the socially constructive and cooperative, and asocial barbarians. The distinctions between people within those two categories is irrelevant, and stops being culturally enriching 10 minutes after you meet them.

  2. That’s is the irony here, Joe. Germans, many Germans, half of Germans if you want (the medial/PC Germans at any rate), want to believe that they are living in a welcoming, multicultural society. They are not. It’s nothing to be ashamed of but they are not. Frustration guaranteed. And that’s where we are now. It’s the two extremes thang all over again, yet another symptom of this strange social (cultural, historical, political, philosophical, technical, tell me when to stop…) schizophrenia that reigns here.

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