Monday, May 23, 2016
What Were They Thinking?
By now the disastrous effects of unrestrained "Syrian Refugee" immigration into Europe -- especially Germany -- are common knowledge. All those military-age and rarely Syrian young men, who were supposed to thicken Europe's shrinking population of taxpaying workers, have turned out to be demanding welfare bums, shameless rapists -- of women, young (as young as 6) girls and young boys -- thoughtless trashers and rioters. Perhaps the icing on the cake has been volunteer Muslim Morality police going around to German bars and ordering them shut down on threat of smashing their windows, and worse. The "refugees" have made it clear (there are several accounts, including documentary footage on YouTube) that they're in Germany to take over. Their misbehavior, and the Merkel government's placating acceptance thereof, has fueled civilian outrage and caused the rapid rise of right-wing political parties, and the former administration is unquestionably on its way to being voted out. This pattern is repeating all over Europe, to a greater or lesser degree. Growing numbers of the populations are actively grumbling for withdrawal from the European Union.
Governments in general are not notable for high intelligence, but couldn't the European governments have foreseen that this would happen? Didn't they learn anything from, say, the example of Dearborn, Michigan? ...Well, remember that the governments of Europe learned nothing about the grim possibilities of modern warfare from the example of the American Civil War, but still, didn't their own history teach them anything? Both before and well after the Crusades, Muslim countries made persistent attempts to conquer Europe -- efforts that ended as recently as World War One. They might have ignored the Muslim countries' persistent attacks on Israel -- after all, those were only aimed at Jews, you know -- but did they forget the enthusiastic Arab support of Hitler in World War Two? They might have felt sympathy for the Muslim victims of leftover-Nazi "ethnic cleansing" in Albania, but didn't they remember the way the Muslim members of Hitler's SS behaved in Hungary and the Balkans? Surely not everyone in the assorted governments of Europe were ignorant of the past, or couldn't calculate what would happen!
So why did they do it? Why did they take in any, let alone so many, of those not-so-Syrian-but-definitely-Muslim "refugees"? Merkel's claims -- that they needed new workers (preferably low-wage), or that they needed to prove how "liberal", "global", and "tolerant" they were -- just don't hold water. Even oil-blackmail by the Saudis doesn't explain it; Europe could have bought oil from Russia, Venezuela, or the United States; they could also have made even greater efforts than they already have to shift to non-fossil fuels. Not even pressure from the UN can explain it; all the countries of Europe (and their economic clout) can swing enough weight in the UN to outclass all the Muslim countries put together. Not even thundering stupidity can explain it! So why in hell did the governments of Europe invite this disaster on their heads?
The only answer I can think of verges on the fringes of way-out conspiracy theory: that the assorted governments of Europe, particularly Germany and Sweden, had grown very tired of the European Union -- and even the United Nations -- and of the Liberal policy of placating the demands and excesses of the Muslim countries, and decided on a radical policy to shed all of them. This is hard to believe, since it would require political self-sacrifice on the part of a lot of politicians (who are not known to be a self-sacrificing lot). Still, what else would give them excuse to break the European Union, deport all the Muslim immigrants who have been infiltrating their countries over the past few decades, and throw out the whole "globalist"/"multicultural" ideal for the next generation or two? What else could reverse the effect of half a century of cunning Arab propaganda besides actual experience with a lot of not-so-subtle Muslim invaders?
So the question is, have the various governments of Europe been incredibly stupid, or amazingly cunning?
I can't think of any middle ground between the two. Can you?
--Leslie <;)))>< Fish