In the next week or so, the Council of the European Union will meet to discuss how well its ongoing commitment to provide for the millions of Middle Eastern, Asian and African adult males and other migrants fleeing the likes of Syria has been going.
But let's just cut to the chase. The bureaucrats in charge are going to conclude A) the European Union needs to do more and B) the United States needs to do more. What's not going to be determined, however, is the need for any sort of first-person attachment to those conclusions.
Germany's Angela Merkel may double down on her national embrace of the migrants, rapists and all. But Germany's Angela Merkel is never going to open her massively spacious Bundeskanzleramt-based apartment to taking in a few of these refugees herself.
Nope. That Price is Right "come on down" attitude has a boundary – and it weaves nicely along the border of Not In My Yard.
Politicians being politicians, nobody's really surprised at their hypocrisy. Where it really nags, however, is in the religious realm. And where it's really personified is in this continuing migrant crisis is in the pope, his church, and Vatican City.
Migrants are our brothers and sisters, in search of better lives, Pope Francis told the world, during a January address on Vatican Radio.
"Do unto others as you would have them do unto you," he told the United States, during a September 2015 address on Capitol Hill.
"Behind these statistics are people, each of them with a name, a face, a story, an inalienable dignity which is theirs as a child of God," he said in a November 2015 speech from Vatican City marking the 35th anniversary of the Jesuit Refugee Service, just days after a series of terror attacks rocked Paris and threatened to slow the flow of migrants into the area.
Noticeably absent during these speeches? Faces and photographs of the dozens of refugee families welcomed into Vatican City, the headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church and the home of the pope. The sovereign city-state sits on a 100-acre parcel of well-guarded, partly walled land by the Tiber River, and is home to some of the world's most notable treasures, from art work to gold, as well as to the highly secretive – and highly profitable – Vatican Bank with untold amounts of assets and investments. Plenty of money to spend on provisions for these children of God, it would seem.
The world saw a glimmer of goodwill from the cloistered city when the pontiff, in a widely reported September 2015 address, called on every parish, monastery and religious community in Europe to take in a refugee family or two – and backed that call by vowing to house two such families in the Vatican. But weeks later, and the segregated city had only found one family worthy of welcome – and curiously enough, given the high Muslim population of the refugees, a Christian family belonging to the Melkite Catholic Church, at that. Within months, many of the Catholic Churches called by Pope Francis to do their moral duty and open doors to refugees abandoned the idea in seemingly similar fashion.
It's bad enough listening to politicians prattle on from tax-paid venues about the need to provide for the world's suffering, before being escorted by armed officers to their chauffeured vehicles and dropped within the gates of their high-security homes. But having a religious leader wag moral fingers at the rest of us, from behind gilded screens and amid some of the world's most precious of metals and treasures – from behind walls that protect this wealth from the riffraff of society – is just too much. It's unChristian, and it's everything people hate about organized religion. But Jesus said it best, speaking to the money-lovers of the time: "Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites!"
But what motivation did the U.K. (and other European nations, I would later learn) have for importing vast numbers of unskilled people from the Third World into their major urban areas?
At this point, I have to ask: Would you intentionally take millions of parasitic organisms into your body?
Recently, police in Scotland arrested a man,charging him with “offensive” Facebook posts about Syrian “refugees” in Britain. The individual is being held under Britain’s Communications Act, which conveniently criminalized politically incorrect public statements and publications some years back.
Those who have addressed the debate over America’s lax immigration policies and calls to admit untold numbers of mostly Muslim “refugees” into the country with contentions that entry into the U.S. is a “basic human right” need a serious debriefing on the constitutional roles of our federal elected officials and the concept of what constitutes a nation in the first place. I’m not going to identify any of these parties specifically, because my favored disposition where they are concerned is unprintable, so we know what that’s likely to get me.
There’s a key difference between Europe and America in this case, however: Europeans did not have the benefit of witnessing the rapid societal decline and loss of personal liberties socialist policies brought with them in nations other than their own. Despite ongoing denials on the part of European governments that Muslims had anything to do with the hundreds of rapes that took place in Cologne, Germany, and other cities this past New Year’s Eve, the reports of these occurrences – as well as countless other recent examples of socialist-fostered rot – are readily available for all Americans to see.
I seriously doubt that I could goad many readers into ingesting slow poison, arguing that failing to do so would demonstrate a horrid lack of compassion on their part for some obscure minority group. Speaking figuratively, this is precisely what international socialists accomplished with populations in Europe, and are attempting in America.
Nearly two years since the ousting of former Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych, Daniel McAdams of the Ron Paul Institute speaks with Radio Sputnik’s Brian Becker about the current state of the country.
Following Yanukovych’s ousting, the US State Department hand-selected Arseniy Yatsenyuk to become the new prime minister.
"It was like [US Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria] Nuland had the potential leaders of Ukraine in her hand like a pack of cards," he says. "They went through a few people and decided that 'Yats is our guy.'
"I’m starting to wonder if maybe the [US] goal is to just foment chaos, this kind of chaos theory to set the world ablaze and come out on top," McAdams says. "If that’s not the case then the people running Washington’s foreign policy are quite literally the stupidest people on Earth, and good God, why are they still in there running things?"
The destabilization of Ukraine is emblematic of NATO’s increasing push eastward, and it’s easy to imagine the United States’ reaction if the tables were reversed.
"Can you imagine if the Chinese and the Iranians had engineered a coup against the Mexican government and had overturned and put their own forces in power…What would the United States do?
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