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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

More Mass Immigration for Europe

For John, BLUFThe issue isn't immigration, it is assimilation.  Nothing to see here; just move along.

The source is Bloomberg, so we can assume it is accurate.  "Davos Boss Warns Refugee Crisis Could Be Precursor to Something Much Bigger".

Here is the lede plus one:

As the crash in commodities prices spreads economic woe across the developing world, Europe could face a wave of migration that will eclipse today’s refugee crisis, says Klaus Schwab, executive chairman of the World Economic Forum.

“Look how many countries in Africa, for example, depend on the income from oil exports,” Schwab said in an interview ahead of the WEF’s 46th annual meeting, in the Swiss resort of Davos.  “Now imagine 1 billion inhabitants, imagine they all move north.”

Africa is actually 1.1 Billion inhabitants, but I can't envision them all moving North.  That would empty the Continent and make it available for other peoples to move in.  But, it does sound like a Camp of the Saints scenario.

While Dr Klaus Schwab may be exaggerating in his assessment, we should appreciate his assessment that the mass migrations out of Africa [and the Middle East] are not over.

But, the migrations aren't the problem.  The fact is that what makes the United States attractive to immigrants (economically or politically or both) comes out of our culture.  Lose the culture, lose the benefits.

There are actually two problems.

The first is that we are having a culture clash, as migrants from different cultures move into the West and fail to assimilate.  In the United States we have space for small groups who follow a different culture.  But, in small numbers and tucked away in special places (e.g., the Amish, communities like Kiryas Joel), not demanding the larger culture conform to their needs.

The second is the problem that Islam has not yet come to terms with its own internal contradictions, particularly as it pertains to Daesh, but also al Qaeda.  In its more "orthodox" forms it doesn't deal well with Western or Modern views of women or sexual orientation or economics or the freedom to be different.  And it appears not to care.

Hat tip to the Drudge Report.

Regards  —  Cliff

  Ask yourself why the US, Canada and Australia are doing better, human rights wise and economically, than Sudan or Iran or the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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