The so-called "refugee" crisis in Europe is more than alarming. It, of course, is much more than a "refugee" crisis. All across the Old Continent we are seeing massive flouting of law and order as thousands, tens-of-thousands, maybe more, of so-called refugees flood into Europe and then slosh about from one country to another looking for the best deal. The UK has become a particular target as "refugees" try to make their way to Britain's generous public benefits. Recall that in a fit of Euro madness the leadership of the UK, traditionally the sole repository of common sense and hard-eyed realism in Europe, agreed enthusiastically with the construction of the absurd Chunnel, putting thereby an end to one of the country's historic defenses, the sea. What would Drake and Nelson have to say about that?
That Chunnel has become, as one very non-PC English friend told me some years ago in a bar in Sri Lanka, "France's garbage disposal." The issue, however, goes beyond the Chunnel. The "refugees" or "migrants" arrive by the thousands every day at Heathrow and quickly claim their benefits--all in line with deranged leftist Labour's deliberate plan to change the nation's demographic composition. As almost anybody who has visited London recently can tell you, that most wonderful of cities is now not so wonderful, and has lost its Englishness.
As noted, not just the UK is under threat, but the whole continent. One of the few European voices of sanity comes from Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban (here, here) He has identified the issue with clarity, so, therefore and of course, he is being called right-wing, nationalist, and--wait for it--fascist. Orban has written that,
We must acknowledge that the European Union’s misguided immigration policy is responsible for this situation. . . . We shouldn’t forget that the people who are coming here grew up in a different religion and represent a completely different culture. Most are not Christian, but Muslim... That is an important question, because Europe and European culture have Christian roots . . .Of course, the progressives are in a fit over Orban. One "expert" cited in the Washington Post, notes that Orban is a hypocrite in his concern over the Christian roots of Europe because,
It is ironic that the man who wants to save Europe's Christian identity used to have no Christian identity himself. "Once an atheist, he now upholds religion as the nation’s backbone," Hungary expert Charles Gati observed in an op-ed last year. Hungary used to belong the Soviet bloc before the fall of the Berlin Wall: Its communist regime tried to restrict all religious tendencies and to create an atheistic society. So, like many of his countrymen, Orban was educated as an atheist.What an idiotic thing to say. What choice did young Orban have as to his education in progressive Communist Hungary? He, subsequently, has discovered perhaps that the old Commies might have been wrong? How about dealing with the real issue, to wit, the threat to Western civilization posed by a massive influx of people holding an ideology, i.e., totalitarian Islam, that hates Western civilization? Not hard to grasp.