As an Einwanderungsland, [a country of immigration] Germany has to compete with the US, Australia, and nations in Latin America.
The desperate need for migrants, means no border controls, Kramer, president of the Confederation of German Employers’ Associations (BDA) said. “Germany is an immigration country. And Germany has to be made aware of this situation.” He urged politicians “to quickly realise that the country needs immigration”.
According to the German Press Agency, Kramer said six million more migrants of working age should make Germany their home before 2030. The Bremerhaven-born entrepreneur decried “some unease about migration — at least on the right of the political spectrum, because of the refugee crisis”.
He also called for expanding child-caring facilities to ensure that women work at maximum capacity. “Only then will women be able to fully exploit all the opportunities open to them in their careers,” Kramer said.
The journalist Robin Alexander has documented for his book “Die Getriebenen. Merkel und die Flüchtlingspolitik: Report aus dem Innern der Macht” the sheer helplessness of German top politicians dealing with the refugee crisis and the eagerness with which they avoided responsibility.
While exhibitions such as the naive “Immer bunter! Einwanderungsland Deutschland“ [More colourful! Immigration destination Germany] in the Landesmuseum, in Hannover, capital city of the state of Lower Saxony, aims to persuade Germans that they have nothing to fear from migrants, voters might be starting to fear inept politicians instead.
A document developed by more than fifty migrant organisations, and unveiled in November last year by Commissioner for Immigration, Refugees and Integration, Aydan Özoğuz, declared that the constitution of Germany should mirror “a diverse country of immigration”.
German historian Klaus-Rüdiger Mai however warned that the document would bankrupt businesses, pensions, and the country, and would make native Germans second class citizens in their own homeland, as affirmative action would lead to open discrimination.
The term Einwanderungsland was first suggested by publisher of weekly Die Zeit, Josef Joffe, who said: “Germany, like the countries of English settlement, is turning into an Einwanderungsland, a country of immigration, accepting different colors, faiths and origins.”
In 2015, he described Chancellor Angela Merkel’s decision to open the borders as “a miracle”. Joffe said: “So Germany is evolving into a kind of America, where you need not be born as American, but can become one. It is a mental and emotional revolution.”
Germans who dare to ask critical questions about mass immigration, are visciously and relentlessly attacked in the media. A former General Secretary of the SPD, Yasmin Fahimi, spoke of “mad Fascists” as if fascists were not bad enough, they had to be “insane” to question open borders.
The Governing Mayor of Berlin, Michael Müller, openly derided those who pointed out that with open borders “refugees” could also mean terrorists.