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Do not confuse tourism to emigration. Integration and assimilation - in what a difference? Part 1

“Tam well, there dairy rivers and land of milk and honey. Why you take with yourself this junk - this rags is nevermore required. There will help, will support, will give everything - housing, a thing, money, sausage. There everything will be - for just like that. And it is not necessary to work“. “Tam is necessary to

much and it is difficult to work, grow into the new world, nobody will help, will support, will encourage. There are heartless, stale and greedy people, everyone for themselves, there you are necessary to nobody where you go?“

Such here polar opinions. Truth, as always, somewhere in the middle.

And here it is necessary to explain at once - there are an emigration and emigration. Different, absolutely different types of emigration, with essentially different purposes - and it is unimportant how you arrived here - as the late immigrant, the refugee from hot spots, the Jewish contingent.

That is it is important only for you personally. It practically does not influence objective success of emigration. But only you define the purposes which you wanted to achieve, emigriruya. If your purpose - rest, isolation, sausage and a freebie - that, having received all this, you, Main the domain und herren, you can personally consider the emigration successful and live quietly and with calm. But actually successful emigration is absolutely - absolutely another, and has not a direct bearing on free sausage.

And here at once we will agree about terms. Successful emigration can be considered when already the first generation of emigrants manages to be integrated, “be built in“ society of the country of reception as active, useful people, to absorb culture of the country of reception and “to build in“ this society of the children as worthy citizens. The success of the first generation of emigrants is integration .

Well, with children at the age of years to 10 more and more or less simply - the children`s mentality is flexible, and “embedding“ happens, as a rule, naturally and without anguish. Kindergarten, school, gymnasium...

With teenagers of 13-20 years everything is much more difficult, and often they are both for parents, and for the host country a big problem and a long headache.

Numerous social programs of integration are focused on them, with them rush as with a hand-written feed bag, just not on own back import them, drag, push into society - only want. Actually, these words “only want“ are also guarantee of successful integration. But not everyone wants.

In understanding of many and many compatriots emigration, for example, to Germany is much “freebies, the sir“. Actually, the freebie - also is for them the emigration purpose. The only, gained, vymechtanny purpose. And the more freebies manage to be had - the better. As far as such point of view is lawful, judge, dear reader.

Is many elderly people, disabled people - this dear category absolutely special, both honor and praise of Germany for social protection of these people whom could not or their own country did not want to protect socially, for pensions and grants which pay them, for health insurances here, for the help with the house - and is a lot of - much everything still.

But we will return to the declared subject. So, integration . She is that is called “physical“ and “moral“. When both unite together - it means that the emigrant of the first generation very much also is very successful, gallantly.

Germany in respect of emigration - the paradoxical country. From the point of view of the social benefits - paradise for the emigrant, from the point of view of various integration programs - too. And here from the point of view of activity and real integration it is the country quite difficult.

There is no concept of “a melting copper“ as in America - initially emigrant country, does not have rapid, explosive growth, as in Israel. In Germany integration goes absolutely other rates. Much more slowly. What to do - Europe is more conservative and more careful. She alerted. Europe has priorities in which emigrants are not devoted.

Here it is necessary to stipulate at once - integration not assumes full accession to society of the country of reception, does not assume dissolution in this society. Only more or less successful “embedding in system“, no more.

Dissolution, a full identification of with the country, the feeling of its integral particle is called assimilation , and, alas, as if we wanted, in the first generation of emigrants in Europe it is impossible , and it is good if it occurs in the second.

For assimilation it is necessary or to be born here, or to be imported here at very tender age and to have more or less successfully integrated parents. It is necessary to have this , completely local mentality. And it is possible to find it only since the childhood. It is good to realize it at once, to remove pink glasses and not to amuse itself with any illusions.

It is possible to call itself differently - true Germans in the hundred twenty first generation, the real Europeans and Europeans - the main point it does not change. Especially it is peculiar to our many wives of indigenous people, and practically at once after a marriage and resettlement from, say, Zamukhortovsk to, say, Bonn.

All at once become “the real Europeans“ about what it is proud and loudly declare, quite often alternating these statements not quite acceptable Russian words. It looks very much and very funny, especially if “the real European“ needs to use at the same time a fork and a knife at restaurant in the face of the dear public.

It is possible to call himself absolute Berliners or Bavarians - contents does not change it as the mentality of the adult who grew up in the former Soviet Union does not change. And existence of the German passport does not rescue a situation.

Nice, modest and our clever ladies, perfectly understanding all irony of a situation, will never declare themselves as about “true Europeans“, often being completely acquainted with the European culture and education.