Sunday, August 17, 2014

Strong Borders

I have copied in full Peter Hitchens article on immigrants makes a sensible read.

Although I have sympathy for those who were smuggled in the Country in Containers, the idea that they were innocents is ridiculous. They are criminals they knew that what they were doing was illegal. They should be fed and watered, then sent back to Belgium as example to others. Will this happen NO the weak minded lefty liberals will get them homes and get benefits for them all at the expense of the British Tax Payer

Strong borders save the world
Of course Sir John Major is right that immigrants generally come here to better themselves.
I have always admired the courage and determination of people who travel thousands  of often dangerous miles in search of a better life for themselves and their families.
But so what? The case against mass migration has nothing to do with the personal qualities  of migrants. It has to do with our desire to preserve our own culture, laws and language.  It also has something to do with our wish not to have wages forced down by a huge pool of cheap, easily exploited labour.
It’s also worth considering that the countries from which these people come suffer from the loss of their bravest and most enterprising young men and women.
Globalisation is all about wealth. It knows the price of everything and the value of nothing. Without borders the world will become – is visibly becoming – a howling desert of traffic fumes, plastic and concrete, where nowhere is home and the only language is money.
Didn’t we once say we had brought democracy to Iraq? Yet this week we combined with the Islamic Republic of Iran to support a silent coup against Nouri al-Maliki, that country’s democratically elected premier. The ‘democratic West’ also backed the overthrow by a mob  putsch of Ukraine’s elected President Yanukovych, and by a military coup (ssshh, we mustn’t call it that!) of Egypt’s elected President Morsi.
Meanwhile, Western media and politicians are full of praise for Turkey’s new and menacing President Erdogan, who is more repressive than Russia’s Putin and memorably once said: ‘Democracy is like a tram. You ride it until you arrive at your destination, then you step off.’ I think he’s nearly there.
I also think our rulers don’t really care about democracy, there or here. They just say they do.

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