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Let's go two steps further in your prediction. After the backlash you expect and the attempt to "close the door" that would follow, what reaction do you expect to the inevitable failure to stop the migration wave?

Myself, being pessimistic, I won't exclude apocalyptic scenarios. On the other hand, I can also see another kind of backlash: all these "not racist" "Germany can't take all refugees in the world" people getting a dose of reality, and falling silent not because they lost their concerns or suddenly began to like foreigners but because they recognise forces greater than they can control.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Sun Sep 6th, 2015 at 12:46:08 PM EST
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We'll go through all the motions (without the highly-armed border patrol vigilantes like in the Southwest of the US). When the backlash has played itself out hopefully the refugee stream will have reduced itself to a trickle like in the US 2007. Otherwise, the border protection regime will grow harsher, a sizable segment in central European society will keep harping about illegal immigrants maybe not enough to win elections but enough pull things to the right. Like in the Euro crisis the simmering resentment will be most dangerous. And Schengen...

Schengen is toast!
by epochepoque on Sun Sep 6th, 2015 at 01:15:28 PM EST
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