…while the other refuses to see–much less respond to–the ever-clearer pattern:
Far more troubling than the mounting body count and ever-more-frequent attacks is the flaccid response of Western “leaders.” French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has said his countrymen must “learn to live” with terror attacks. Germany’s Interior Minister warns his nation should expect more “lone wolf attacks,” while studiously avoiding the subject of how so many of those lone wolves are recent arrivals under a disastrously lax and greatly abused refugee policy.
Nor are these attitudes — or attacks — confined to the eastern side of the Atlantic. Several years ago President Obama touted the ability of the U.S. to “absorb” another 9/11-scale attack. In the time since, one could argue he’s made the likelihood of one much higher by importing hundreds of thousands of people from the war-torn Middle East. Certainly we’ve seen the fruit of these attitudes in San Bernardino, Orlando, Boston and elsewhere. So much for the idea of “fighting them over there.”
These “leaders” don’t care about the deaths of priests, doctors, or children out for a stroll on a national holiday. All they care about is promoting their globalist aspirations and personal virtue-signalling, no matter the expense to their own people. Globalists and multiculturalists are by definition traitors to their nation, and given the apparent consequences of their policies should be treated as such.
For the heart-on-the-sleeve hand-wringers out there who reflexively oppose any suggestion that immigration needs a time out, I have a few questions:
- How is it “compassionate” to support a policy that clearly results in the random deaths of your own countrymen?
- How is it “compassionate” to support a policy that results in seething resentment toward a group of aliens who are encouraged to migrate without assimilating, and live on the public dole? This is no way to build bridges between peoples!
- How is it “compassionate” to allow such a large number of immigrants that your own nation’s cultural norms are threatened in the name of multiculturalism and tolerance?
- Is your compassion strong enough to lead you overseas to help, or only something you’re willing to satisfy at the expense of your own community by bringing the problems here?
I’m not immune to recognizing the suffering that goes on in other parts of the world — I’ve seen some of it first hand. Which is why I’m not a fan of utopian “we are the world” policies that are far more likely to import such suffering here than they are to do anything else.
If our “leaders” want to show their humanitarian side, let them do it by personally going to the suffering areas of the world and working to alleviate and resolve the issues. But let’s stop pretending the solution to all the world’s ills is to erase all the borders on the globe. That’s clearly making the world even more of a mess.
Unless we find the backbone to shrug off juvenile name-calling as we do what needs doing to protect our own society, the war drums will only get louder as the Fifth Column gets larger. If you think what Trump has to say on security and immigration looks scary, just let the trend depicted above continue for another election cycle or two. His proposals will look downright cuddly compared to his political successor — and the public will be demanding even more hard lines.
There’s NOTHING “compassionate” about taking that path. We’ve allowed the problems to fester for too long already — there are no easy, painless solutions. And the longer we wait, the more pain will be involved.
Secure the borders – NOW!
Deport known criminals (including illegal immigrants) – NOW!
Throw the globalist traitors out of office – NOW!