Awkward patriotism. Debate on patriotism and immigration law at the beginning of the 21st century in Germany
In the discussion that has been going on since the end of the WW II in Germany and which concerns German patriotism, CDU and CSU parties have taken over the role of its regulator by the extortion of taking the offensive from the SPD. At the beginning of the 21st century the debate on the patriotism in Germany was mainly focused on the value system that was supposed to be the foundation of an agreement and social activity by uniting all the social strengths for the good of the common country. The debate, carried out under the banner of ‘Leitkultur’, though socially important, was only a smoke-screen beyond which the manipulation of the immigration law had taken place. In the end, the immigration law bill was passed in a form that did not satisfy any of the co-originator parties. At the same time the act of citizenship was changed. The effectiveness of its solutions, as a means of social integration, is disputable.