Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Vatican Seeks To 'Change The Narrative' On Immigration By Highlighting 'Positive Stories'

Vatican Seeks To “Change The Narrative” On Immigration: “We Need Positive Stories”

Yes, we need positive stories.  That will fix everything.
If people will just stop reporting about Muslim migrant crimes and rapes, and jihad terror attacks, and all the rest, then those racist, xenophobic, Islamophobic Europeans will stop worrying and love the Muslim migrant influx, and all will be well and all manner of thing will be well.
Except for one thing.
Those crimes and rapes and jihad terror attacks will keep on happening, and Europeans will be in full surrender mode, because any resistance is stigmatized as racist and “Islamophobic.”
“Leave them; they are blind guides. And if a blind man leads a blind man, both will fall into a pit.” (Matthew 15:14)
“Vatican Seeks to ‘Change the Narrative’ on Immigration by Emphasizing the Positive,” by Thomas D. Williams, Breitbart, March 11, 2018 (thanks to David):

The Vatican is looking to change people’s perspective on mass migration by highlighting positive stories to replace the negative accounts that dominate the media.
Jesuit Father Michael Czerny, the co-secretary of the Vatican’s department for migrants and refugees, said that the Church needs to “change the narrative” on immigration, because “the public view is negative” in an address to members of the International Catholic Migration Commission on March 7.
“We need positive stories,” Czerny said, in order to help people appreciate the benefits of migration instead of always focusing on its problems.

The pro-immigration, George Soros-funded lobby group Carta di Roma lamented that the word “migrant” appeared 2,455 times in headlines, stoking people’s fears of immigration when they should be embracing it. The group also inadvertently noted that the crime rate has fallen off significantly as the number of immigrant arrivals has dropped.

Speaking with the Catholic News Agency this week, Father Czerny said that there is a natural tendency to “scapegoat” migrants and people who are different from us, especially when we are suffering political, social and economic unrest.
The prevalent negative narrative on the migration issue has nothing to do with migrants and refugees, who have “enormously enriched” modern societies, Czerny contends, but reflects “a misplaced disappointment with our leaders.”
Migrants and refugees “are being scapegoated,” he said. “So, I think by telling the truth and by telling positive stories, that’s how I hope we can reverse that narrative.”…

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