There is, Dalrymple points out (from 1:09),
a particular historical situation in Germany which the Germans have been trying to overcome, unsuccessfully, for the last 70 years.
Taking in a million economic migrants
was an opportunity for the Germans to be better than everyone else.
The Scandinavians, he says, are the same.
will take in another million migrants in a hurry.
He examines the argument that Merkel took this catastrophic step
because Germany’s population is declining, so they need workers, they need immigrants. But in that case, why not take in the unemployed of Spain or of Greece? Why not recruit there?
they still feel tremendous guilt, and are trying to demonstrate they they are not as they were before.