A Dutch version of our widespread blindness to an immigration disaster?
Reader comment on: Statement of Geert Wilders during His Interrogation by the State Police
Submitted by Mike Conlon, Dec 9, 2014 21:26
The Dutch have a hero in Wilders, who sacrifices an upper middle class life in a first world nation to live in police protection. He sacrifices a family life full of pleasant opportunities in his and other Euro countries because - as part of the leadership against a Dutch variant of our immigration disaster - he lives under violent threats of death. Between our "diversity lottery" system and "bring in every relative you can think of" system, and our (effectively) open southern border, we certainly have both a legal and illegal immigration problem. I consider the many Dems and Repubs who don't see the American immigration problem I see as comparable to Europe's immigration problem (apparently all Euro country leaders think its a good idea to import more Moslems).
Europeans have the opportunity to learn from their own histories, to see an historical context we lack. They also have the same internet access we have to the historic and modern record of Islam. I call it blindness, but I know that I am indulging in a political view that means seeing "the other" as blind. The ones who support the continued Euro Moslem immigration are like those here who excuse riots as justified "lessons to the country" and "worthwhile teaching moments"-as they explain the rioting by misrepresenting how criminals die. In both cases, a school of thought Geert and I would both call very dysfunctional is held by many in leadership in both hemispheres.
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