What gets you in trouble is when you point out that the emperor has no clothes. As Fox and Tiger pointed out, Hans Christian Anderson was all wrong: the crowd wouldn't start to laugh at the naked emperor, they'd get really, really mad at the little boy who said what they all knew.
From the Daily Mail:
'Immigrants are making our country dumber':
Anger as board member of Germany's central bank cites 'ample statistics'
By Allan Hall
A controversial board member of Bundesbank has come under fire for claiming immigrants are making Germany ‘dumber in a simple way’.
Thilo Sarrazin told a business group in Frankfurt that people arriving in the country from Turkey, the Middle East and Africa are less educated than those from other nations.
The 65-year-old added: ‘There’s a difference in the reproduction of population groups with varying intelligence.’
In his speech this week, Mr Sarrazin, a former finance minister, cited what he called ‘ample statistics’ for proof.
He said the fact that immigrants tend to have more children than Germans - who have the lowest birthrate in Europe - meant this caused ‘a different propagation of population groups with different intelligence because parents pass their intelligence on to their children’. ...
A spokesman for a Muslim group in Berlin said; ‘He is a tired old white Christian male full of prejudice and few ideas.’