A glimpse into the future is provided by the lovely town of Pforzheim (the ‘P’ is silent), in South West Germany. With about 160,000 people, its percentage of migrants is now roughly 60%. It is now a city in Germany but it is no longer a German city.
In the last local elections, the conservative AfD reached 26%, which is very uncommon in western Germany. Though similar to American Republicans, the AfD is constantly accused of Nazism and racism by the media, with the effect that many Germans are convinced these evil Nazis must be stopped.
In Berthold Brecht’s Galileo Galilei, Galilei is threatened with torture for his heresy, so recants his observation that the sun is the center of the universe, and not the earth, which prompts a disappointed follower to blurt out, “Pity the country that has no heroes!”
The frail Galilei famously corrects him, “No, pity the country that needs heroes.”
That explains why Donald Trump is president.