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    Ex-Finance Senator Says Berlin is Too Dumb to Become a Great City

    Berlin’s former finance senator Thilo Sarrazin has said the denizens of the German capital don't have the intellect to make it a great city, daily Bild reported on Wednesday.

    Sarrazin, now a board member of Germany’s central bank, the Bundesbank, told the most recent edition of magazine Lettre International that Berlin could “never be saved by Berliners,” the paper said.

    Instead, the intellectual wherewithal required for the city’s regeneration should be “imported like in New York in the 1950s,” he said.

    The lack of talent derives from two factors, the tradition of the left-wing German student movement in the 1960s and “typical West Berliner slovenliness,” he told the magazine, which did not publish the interview online.

    Meanwhile Berlin’s politics are “not elitist, instead in their attitude more plebeian and bourgeois,” he said.

    Another problem is that “40 percent of all births take place in the lower class,” which doesn’t take part in the normal economy.

    “We must completely change family policy: away from cash benefits, above all in the lower class,” he told the magazine.

    Sarrazin, who began his Bundesbank post in May, also said that the Hauptstadt needs to change its approach towards economic development. “The media is oriented toward social problems, but Turkish homeless shelters won’t bring the city forward,” he said.

    “I would aim for a completely different tone and say: Each person who can do something and strives for something with us is welcome. The rest should go somewhere else,” the 63-year-old said.
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    So there is much lowclass, many of which are immigrants, but we must import greatness from elsewhere?

    This city used to be great before loads of aliens were brought in. It's not going to be fixed by bringing in "elite" aliens of other kinds of social classes.

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    Berlin sure looked great in 1936. Seems to me with a little leadership adjustment and some minor personnel changes it could be right back on top

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    Instead, the intellectual wherewithal required for the city’s regeneration should be “imported like in New York in the 1950s,” he said.
    Germany itself probaly has plenty of inteligent enough people for such a regeneration to eliminate the need to import it from abroad.

    The lack of talent derives from two factors, the tradition of the left-wing German student movement in the 1960s and “typical West Berliner slovenliness,” he told the magazine, which did not publish the interview online.
    That student movement probaly had a destructive effect in every country in the socalled West. He has excluded an other reason, which was mentioned in that other tread about him, namely the high number of low-IQ immigrants. First stopping the rise of their numbers and then encouraging them to go back to their home countries would be a good for a start.

    Meanwhile Berlin’s politics are “not elitist, instead in their attitude more plebeian and bourgeois,” he said.
    Elitist is a dirty word anyway in modern democracies where the avarge is the norm. And both liberals and communists/socialists (and schools of thought deriving from them) have abondend the idea of lifting up the masses long ago. So it should come as no suprise that the leaders of the plebeians and the bourgeois do not promote elitist policies anymore.

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