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Monday, September 21, 2015

Manufactured Humanitarian Crisis

--Germany and Refugees,
Arend van Dam

Sufficient to have stood,
though free to fall    
--Paradise Lost, John Milton 

This isn't right.
It's not even wrong.
--Wolfgang Pauli

 Subtitle: Duckspeak on the Prolefeed.

Ranger and I are growing tired of the Duckspeak on the Prolefeed (thank you, Mr. Orwell), specifically surrounding the latest immigration crisis. The wailing, the babies, the fences. We should all shed crocodile tears and open up the borders, yes? No, not really.

Why has the number of refugees the U.S has agreed to accept tripled in the ten days since 10 September? And why  is the United States so enthusiastically encouraging the Europeans to open the floodgates?

The majority of these people are not political refugees fleeing for their lives. They are instead, Discretionary Émigrés seeking to illegally force their entree into cowed Western nations for economic and educational benefit. Discretionary emigrés following a discretionary war.

The photographs in the news show well-fed and well-dressed people vociferously demanding entrance, circumventing the legal protocol which all previous asylum-seekers have had to pursue. We would not honor this mass exodus to those from persecuted African nations; in fact, Greece, Italy and the others ship them back.

So why the carte blanche to the Syrians, the Iraqis, et al.? Could it have something to do with the fact that their skin color is more in line with ours?

Sure, the U.S. has had a major hand in fomenting this madness by unleashing the roiling secularism which strongmen like Iraq's Saddam Hussein and Libya's Muammer Qadaffi had held under wraps, but that does not mean it or any other nation is responsible for setting these nations aright and instilling 21st century modes of behavior. Yes it was fatuous to imagine a garden of democracy would spring up in the desert wasteland, but our job, poorly-executed as it may have been, is done.

Perhaps the only people leaving their home countries who deserve the title "refugee" would be the Syrian and Iraqi Christians. Much as Syria obliterated its Jewish population in the decades before, so now is it attempting to purge this next group of undesirables. 

The remaining refugees are largely Sunni or Shiite Muslims, and their internecine warfare is their own gift that keeps on giving. The U.S. removed the strongmen of the Middle East (Assad is still hanging on) as a gift to the peoples of those nations (said with some sarcasm), with the thought was that the residents would now carve out their new heaven. That is what a people must do in their homeland, so why are these people leaving, and why is it our responsibility to house them?

No case has yet been made that the Islamic State (IS) is composed of dead-enders who are out of step with the population, and we straddle the fence. Either the populations of these countries don't like this form of "radical" Islam, or they are fine with it. If it is the former, they do not seem able or willing to step up to the plate (with massive U.S. aid) to confront their "nemesis".

Do we now recognize the IS as a new nation, a caliphate? If so, who will be defined as undesirables in that state? This is the undefined moment for those who will not fight to exploit the guilt-laden Western nations, so the non-fighters are bolting -- and maybe some of the fighters, too.

Notice the appearance of most refugees: Besides being well-fed and dressed, and the women all wear the Hijab, Niqab or burkha. These are not people renouncing their ways or clamoring for Western-style humanitarianism; if it were so, they would have had it at home.

But they all want to get beyond the Eastern European hard-scrabble lives which would await them in Serbia, Croatia and Hungary -- nations who do not want them, anyway -- to get to Germany and Scandinavia. They're not fools.

Are the emigres majority Sunni? Are they Shiite? Will they carry their long-standing racial and ethnic animus in to their new lands? For those who settle in the U.S., will they carry their resentments against the Great Satan? This is surely some kind of insane Mobius strip which, as we endeavor to rout out radical Islam in our midst, folds back upon itself and opens the floodgates to unvetted Muslims.

It's a nice day for Middle Easterners hedging their bets, and for having your cake and eating it, too.

[cross-posted @ milpub]

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I do not understand. We have an epidemic of people sleeping in the streets in cities like LA; people without jobs especially in the rust belt and coal mining states. And we are going to be taking in 10s of thousands of these refuges; some proportion of which represents a security threat.

Our elites are out of touch with reality.


Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at 7:57:00 AM GMT-5  
Blogger Lisa said...

Yup, we have them right here in River City, fair Tallahassee.

That is why I wrote this. Because I am tired of the nonsensical fantasy land shoved down our collective throats every time we flip on the media. No one protests either the social media propaganda or, worse, the actuality of promoting this madness.

It is the Acsh social conformity test:

If everyone else is doing it / listening to it, it must be right -- right? Despite my mind and body's revulsion against the story I am being fed. Cattle all, Democrat and Republican alike.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at 8:52:00 AM GMT-5  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lisa, I only began seriously paying attention to politics in my mid 40s; which is to say 6 or 7 years ago. So maybe I was just missing it previously, but it appears to me that the nation is in the grip of idealism like never before.

True in the 60s - at least as I read the history - there was a lot of idealism around civil rights and the VN war. I think this was a realistic form of idealism that addressed, and improved, actual problems *in our country*. Now it seems like our idealism is divorced from reality. It's kind of an empty believing in unicorns sort of movement and anyone who suggests that unicorns aren't real is attacked by the believers. It's really weird.


Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at 9:28:00 AM GMT-5  
Blogger Lisa said...

Oh, I don't see it as idealism at all. It is a brutal crackdown on thought, on stepping out of line. It is agitprop in the vein of the best that any fascist group offers.

It is lazy and sloppy, and goes hand-in-hand with what quick media can provide. It is strictly partisan, and aimed at cleaving one side from the other. There seems to be no thought for a cohesive position or plan on what might be most beneficial for our nation. It's international Social Work 101 which ignores the fact that we should be administering triage to our own nation, first.

Oh, but that would be hard to do, no? Best watch another zombie movie so we can feel a little better, in our manufactured fright.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at 2:10:00 PM GMT-5  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"It is a brutal crackdown on thought" masquerading as idealism via cheap slogans, IMO.


Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at 10:18:00 PM GMT-5  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh, and we have met the zombies and they are us.


Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at 10:20:00 PM GMT-5  
Blogger Underground Carpenter said...


A man oughta be able to move anywhere on this planet he thinks will better his situation. On his own dime.


Friday, September 25, 2015 at 4:19:00 AM GMT-5  
Blogger Lisa said...


"oughta" and can being separate concepts ;)

Sadly we've lost the "own dime" idea along the way. ven those who would revile Socialism want their government to pick up the tab and subsidize them and their activities.

Friday, September 25, 2015 at 8:50:00 AM GMT-5  

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