“THE ZEN PHILOSOPHER BASHO ONCE WROTE, A FLUTE WITH NO HOLES IS NOT A FLUTE. AND A DOUGHNUT WITH NO HOLE… IS A DANISH.” ~ Ty Webb, Caddyshack
It wasn’t long ago when Donald Trump Jr., on Twitter, used a skittles reference to highlight the problems that mass refugee/migrant programs could bring – of course it didn’t take long for the liberal media and progressives on the social media sites to go bonkers over the analogy. Some went as far as showing children who were victims of a bombing in Syria with the caption: ” These aren’t skittles.” Really…? Thanks for the lesson in basic anatomy. The problem, however, is that the majority of the migrants seeking(and getting) asylum are military aged males, not wounded innocent toddlers – and they are wreaking havoc across Europe.
Not to be outdone, Singer, John Legend tweeted: There’s a tiny chance that anyone could be a murderer. Get rid of everyone now!!!” – Keith Olbermann replied to Donald Jr. by writing: “seek professional help for your paranoia.” I sure hope the folks who were run over by a giant truck while shopping at a Christmas market in Berlin last night, weren’t paranoid – that would be a terrible thing and they would need to seek help for that, according to Keith. It’s remains unclear which flavor skittle was driving the vehicle.
Finally, the madness wouldn’t have been complete without a comment from the maker of the delicious little treats themselves, Wrigley corp. Via The New York Times: “Skittles are candy. Refugees are people. We don’t feel it’s an appropriate analogy. We will respectfully refrain from further commentary as anything we say could be misinterpreted as marketing,” the company said in a statement that was emailed on Tuesday by a spokeswoman and that initially appeared in The Hollywood Reporter. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/21/us/politics/donald-trump-jr-faces-backlash-after-comparing-syrian-refugees-to-skittles-that-can-kill.html
NOTE: There were no skittles or toddlers held as suspects in yesterday’s terror attacks.
“If you want to get measles, hang out with people who have measles.”
Things have gotten so out of hand that politicians are being forced to do the unthinkable -to tell the truth. Via Fox News: Angela Merkel has admitted that she effectively invited terrorists into Germany, in a pretty stunning indictment of her own policy. The German Chancellor told a group of supporters from her Christian Democrats party that extremists had taken their chance to slip into her country. http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/07/11/merkel-admits-her-refugee-policy-helped-bring-terrorists-to-germany.html
What really perplexes me is blatant disregard for empirical evidence and common sense by Western leaders when instituting policy that directly affects their culture and well being of their society. With respect to my opening quotation; harvesting citizens from terror laden countries with values, beliefs, ethics and religious views antithetical to your own country’s, is a recipe for disaster.
THE ASSIMILATION ISSUE
According to The Center For Immigration Studies, Muslim assimilation has failed in France and deeper problems are not being discussed: Leave aside the refugees themselves. What has been missing from the discussion is the Muslim second generation. Even if background checks on refugees were flawless, importing a substantial Muslim population to the United States risks the growth of the same kind of unassimilated, radicalized segment of the Muslim community with which Europe is now struggling.
Consider how many of the Paris attackers were born and raised in Western Europe. Here is a summary of what the Financial Times could tell us after the attack:
- Abdelhamid Abaaoud: ringleader, born in Belgium
- Ibrahim Abdeslam: born in France
- Salah Abdeslam: brother of Ibrahim, “French national”
- Omar Ismael Mostefai: “French of Algerian origin”
- Sami Amimour: “French national from the Paris suburb of Drancy”
- Bilal Hadfi: “French, but living in Belgium”
Also, it is worth noting that the Charlie Hebdo shooters were both born and raised in France. – http://cis.org/cis/muslim-assimilation-failed-france-it-failing-here-too
(VIDEO) PARIS, FRANCE
How many more deadly attacks and how much more destruction must we witness before Western leaders acknowledge their errors and implement policies to protect their citizens, their culture and their homeland? The old and trusted adage “When in Rome, do as the Romans do,” has been replaced with – “When in Rome, do as you please.”
It’s high time for the countries which have been breeding hate and ignorance to change their own culture from within, it’s not the responsibility of civilized nations to adopt the mess!