Failure to assimilate

Turkey’s recent election, which further enhanced the Islamist totalitarian powers of Recep Erdogan, shows how far that nation has come from the secular society Kemal Ataturk intended.

The votes by Turks living abroad are even more telling, and should be noted:

About 1.4 million expatriate Turks voted in Turkey’s referendum to grant President Erdogan near-dictatorial powers, with three quarters of them residing in Austria, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, and France. These Turkish voters, living in some of Europe’s most liberal countries, overwhelming cast their ballots for Erdogan’s illiberal reforms of Turkish society…

Life in liberal Europe is not having the impact people hoped—Turks in Europe are not any less nationalistic, less authoritarian or less Islamist than their compatriots at home—rather they are more of all these things..

If assimilation is failing with long established Turks in affluent, full employment Germany, what can we expect with other communities in less prosperous European countries?

The measure squeaked by at home, with just over 51% saying “yes.”  For the Turks living abroad, “Yes” had anywhere from 15 to 25% more support!  That would tend to confirm the thesis that the massive wave of ‘refugees’ in the past couple of years represents an ideological vanguard of Islamism that intends to make Europe submit to it, not the other way around.

The author of the quoted piece seems puzzled that good economic conditions in Germany haven’t produced assimilation.  That’s because assimilation is a primarily a cultural issue, not an economic one.  In the past, Western European nations and the Anglosphere (U.K., U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, etc) fully expected newcomers to adopt their language, follow their laws, and to give their undivided loyalty to their new nation.

Immigrants today don’t have to cut the cord with the “old country” the way past generations did.  With global communication, the ability to travel and the tendency to settle into specific ethnic enclaves in their new land, immigrants today have far less motivation to assimilate.  Let’s face it: for Mexicans in the U.S., “home” is next door, you live in barrios with people like yourself, you can watch Spanish-language TV such as Univision, and even wave the Mexican flag while watching the U.S. play that country in soccer.  These are not Mexican-Americans.  They are Mexicans living in America.  The same is true of the Turks in Europe.  Even at the height of the Cold War, with Turkey a key partner in NATO, Europeans were strongly divided over whether or not to consider Turkey “European.”  Its current regression to pining for the days of the Ottoman Empire should answer that question.

The West has basically allowed a substantial fifth column to develop in their midst — a development our traitorous leadership class has encouraged.  While the resulting attacks rarely amount to more than a single actor at a time right now, I suspect that won’t remain the case much longer.  Even the “lone wolves” usually have ideological and communication ties with the Islamist movement.  At this stage of the game, Turks should be carefully watched, not welcomed in with no restrictions.  It’s time to shut the doors for a while and deal with what we’ve already admitted, rather than keep the welcome mat out for anyone with a pulse.

A question

A little over 14 years ago, Islamic fanatics flew aircraft into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.

We have been at war ever since, and while the cast of characters have changed over time, our opponents have tended to have one thing in common:

They, too, are Islamic fanatics.

So when I watch the video below, I’m left scratching my head.  What has the last decade and a half of violence been about, if we just plan to throw out the welcome mat and bring this problem to our shores?  What happened to “fighting them over there so we don’t have to fight them here?”  What, exactly, were our veterans ‘defending?’

And I thought things were bad this time last year

Are you paying attention, people?  Are you prepared for what our “leaders” have in store for us?  Make no mistake: this isn’t just a problem “over there.”

Ouch! (But the truth hurts)

Britain’s Express newspaper has this to say about German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her enabling of the Islamic tidal wave swamping Europe:

She may have thought that the open-door policy would provide a counter to Germany’s appalling record of aggression since the 1860s but in reality by wrecking Europe’s social fabric she has added to the long catalogue of Teutonic crimes.

As a student of history well familiar with the rise and fall of Prussia/Germany, let me just say “that’s saying something.”

And one other thing: “they’re right.”

(HT: Vox)

The West is not dead yet

Poland’s “Solidarity” movement was a leader of the resistance to communism in the 1980s.  It appears that kind of spirit is still alive.  Let’s hope this kind of public expression catches on… and that it pressures our ‘leaders’ to listen:

Polish football (soccer) fans unveiled an enormous anti mass migration banner at Sunday’s Silesian Wrocław match against Poznań. Images from the match last night show a giant crusader defending Europe from invading jihadists in boats labelled USS Hussein, USS Bin Laden and USS ISIS.

Just a week after Poland voted to kick out every left-wing member of it’s national parliament, ordinary Poles have again shown the spirit which led them to elect the nationalist conservative Law and Justice party, with football fans unveiling an over-sized anti-migration banner at Sunday’s match.

The hand-painted sheet, which is estimated to have been at least 50 feet tall and 75 feet wide depicts boatloads of migrants preparing to land on the southern shore of Europe. Many of the boat’s crews make the one fingered ‘ISIS salute’. …

Underneath, another 100 foot wide banner hangs from the stalls behind the goal and reads, in a traditional Polish script: “Let Us Stand In Defence Of Christianity”.

For those who’ve forgotten — or fallen victim to revisionist history that always paints the West as the only bad guys, the original Crusades grew out of a response to several hundred years of militant Islamic expansion after 632 AD.  While I agree there were excesses that should not be repeated, the basic idea — defending Christendom from Mohammed’s misguided minions — is one worth reviving.

Let those who want the supposed advantages of multiculturalism migrate somewhere else and see how that works out for them…

Defend Christianity

What invasion looks like, part 2

Want to know why the demand for firearms in Austria is currently exceeding supply?  Why some Europeans are now lamenting their lack of a Second Amendment?

This might have something to do with it. (Must-see animation at the link)

To crib from a favorite leftist phrase, “visualize enforced borders!”  With those, you MIGHT maintain peace.  What you see in the visualization at the link above is a recipe for violence, possibly on a scale not seen since 1945.  After all, the moving graphics were created using United Nations data, which I would not be surprised to find underestimates the problem.

Remember the leaders and activists responsible for enabling it, too.  They should not escape history’s judgment — nor their own peoples’.  The word ‘treason’ should not be used lightly.  But if it doesn’t apply here, I don’t know where it would.

If anyone finds a similar animation for the flow of immigrants into the United States, please let me know.  Sometimes pictures are indeed worth thousands of words.

Maybe Europe isn’t ready to die yet

As I was reading, this juxtaposition occurred to me.  Let’s hope it’s the direction things actually go.

Hundreds of thousands of failed asylum seekers will be deported from Europe within weeks under secret plans leaked to The Times.

Brussels will threaten to withdraw aid, trade deals and visa arrangements if countries such as Niger and Eritrea refuse to take back their economic migrants. The proposals also envisage EU states detaining thousands of migrants to prevent them from absconding to avoid deportation.

More than 400,000 people who entered the EU in the first half of this year are expected to have their asylum claims rejected, posing a humanitarian and political challenge to EU leaders.

This is the proper response to that “challenge,” and they all need to stand together on it:

“I bid you stand, men of the West!”

 

Europe is being invaded and occupied

When you hear the sob stories about “refugees” fleeing violence, bear in mind the reality doesn’t match the emotional appeal.  Most of the waves of migrants crashing into Europe are young men who, from the looks of it, have no intention of assimilating.  And while there are some arriving from Syria and Libya, it appears most of this mass crush of migrants are originating in Albania and the Muslim parts of Southeastern Europe.  The motivation is economic, not existential.  This more resembles the third wave of attempted Islamic expansion into what used to be called Christendom.

When Europe went by that name, it found the strength twice to resist this invasion.  Will the third time be the charm for Mohammed’s heirs?  If our spineless, politically correct leaders are not pressured to call this what it is–invasion and occupation–and respond accordingly, it would seem so.