SODOM & GOMORRAH: As usual, the friends of democracy were wrong and the oppressive tyrant was right.
This week, France and Italy had a dispute over “illegal migrants.” The western press is portraying this as an immigration problem. The politicians involved are happy to oblige.
The French seek to curtail legal immigration in order to address the challenges of illegal migration. Mr. Claude Gueant lumped the two as sub-sets of the broader immigration category both with the policy and with his reasoning behind it, saying that the French government needs to “fight against illegal migration and to regulate legal migration.” This came after a dispute with Italy, who when faced with waves of illegal migrants decided to ship them to France. According to the report, Italy has arrested more than 25,000 illegal migrants since January.
The previous article hinted that these migrants left Tunisia to escape unrest and poor economic conditions. Other articles have been even less generous. Reuters reports that most of the migrants are from “sub-Saharan Africa” but left from Libya. The ones leaving Tunisia are simply “young men seeking to work in France” which naturally explains why they left North Africa for Italy instead of France. This article makes a loose connection between the unrest and the migration issues. However, it implies that the waves Europe is seeing now are identical to the waves it would have seen if North African governments didn’t fence people in.
The problem here, in the eyes of the press, is Europe. Governments aren’t stepping up to accept migrants. They simply want a better life, to work, and so forth. Marine Le Pen is the problem.
We may tentatively say that the problem is Europe. European governments sponsor revolutions to promote “democracy” or something. As these revolutions spin out of control, they tell people fleeing the destruction that they have to go home. They’ve now gone as far as to start patrolling the coast to prevent migrants from leaving their homes.
Should western countries accept migrants who potentially harbor anti-western sentiments? Yes. It’s not like they weren’t told this would happen last month.