I must have seen, in the last few weeks, about three hundred articles and blog posts about the current "European" refugee problem. As far as I can remember, they were all about the supposed heartlessness of Europeans, and Americans too, for not being ready to take in these two million people. What none of these articles seems to consider is why these refugees exist in the first place, and what needs to be done to stop the production of millions more of them.
I'm not suggesting that I have a full answer here, but I do want to say that anyone who only deals with the symptoms of the problem and not the problem itself is just creating a mechanism for the production of tens of millions more of these people, a situation that will really overwhelm Europe.
The Western toleration for, and often encouragement of governments that make this kind of disaster almost inevitable must stop. The three countries which are now producing this disaster, Syria, Iraq and Libya, have spent so long under vicious dictatorships, often propped up by Western countries, that they have no internal apparatus to lead a meaningful civilian government. And supposed friends of the West, like Saudi Arabia, continue to exploit the insecurity for their own lunatic sectarian reasons. Finally, let us remember that, in large part, this chaos is allowed to perpetuate itself for a single reason- the world's desperation for oil.
Without dealing with these issues, the current refugees will be just the vanguard of a migration that has the potential to wipe out European civilization. Imagine what it will be like when the people that are currently destroying Palmyra reach Paris or Rome, and reduce them to rubble. This human plague could be inevitable if we do not deal with the causes of the current disaster. And of course it is by now apparent that no one in power in Europe or the United States wants to do that. Just too much trouble, I guess.