A Brief Comment on the Refugees

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.


Sam 240 said…
Green Eagle,

As this post proves, you are a world-class anti-Arab bigot. I wonder if you think all those Cambodian refugees who were fleeing Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge were a "human plague," too.

"the current refugees will be just the vanguard of a migration that has the potential to wipe out European civilization." -- That's just like what all those anti-Semites were saying in the 1930s and 1940s. We can't let a few hundred Jews into America. Otherwise, it will be the vanguard of a migration that could destroy America.

Listen, birdbrain. The refugees are not the people destroying Palmyra. They are the victims of the people destroying Palmyra. To describe those victims as a "human plague," as you do, is the rankest anti-Arab hate.

Furthermore, given that Kurdish irregulars were recently able to drive ISIS out of the town of Tel Abyed and away from the Turkish-Syrian border, the chances that the destroyers of Palmyra will be able to overcome NATO and make it through Turkey, Bulgaria, Serbia, Hungary, Austria, and Germany to reach Italy (Rome) and France (Paris) is most likely less than epsilon. Telling us to imagine their takeover of Paris and Rome is an overreaction on the level of imagining the Southeast Asian takeover of San Francisco in the aftermath of the Vietnam War.

Imagining that the ISIS victims would assist ISIS in this destruction, merely because they are Arabs, is the sort of pure bigotry we get from the likes of Pamela Geller, who approved of the worst terrorist attack in Europe during the past decade (that would be Breivik's Oslo bombing and youth camp massacre).

I wouldn't be surprised if Green Eagle's response here used the same "I can't be bigoted because I worked with Arabs" line that he's used so consistently in the past.
Green Eagle said…
My response is that you have totally lied about what I said. In fact, you have been reading my blog for some time now, and you constantly lie about what I say and what I believe.
joseph said…

Lying is such a harsh word. Maybe she's just a dumbass who can't read.
Green Eagle said…
Well, there is that possibility. However, like a stopped clock, dumbasses are right twice a day (or once a day if you are Sarah Palin) but Sam is never right.
Green Eagle said…
And by the way, just to be clear, all I am saying is that these refugees are not coming out of nowhere. Judging from the press coverage of this story, no one wants to deal with the causes of this tragedy; and until we do, there is no hope of an end to this sort of thing.

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