They’ve got a point

Well the much heralded Euro-summit held last night to address the migration crisis didn’t offer up very much did it. A couple of bob to the aid agencies and a promise to think a bit more on what to do next. No surprise when all said and done but disappointing that so little was achieved.

Allatsea is a tadge confused as to Germany’s ‘all are welcome’ approach.  The following is a snip from a commentator on  a Grauniad  forum. It may have hit several nails on the head.

“Except that densely populated European countries with a high price of living are not the most efficient places to help refugees: places with cheap housing and cheap food are.

While some refugees have a case for resettlement in the West due to cultural differences (e.g. Assyrian Christians and Druze minorities) the drive to welcome all over here has three primary motivating factors:
1) White guilt – an unproductive emotion based on a poor understanding of history

2) Neoliberalism – the capitalist desire to drive down our wages to increase their profits.

3) The desire for infinite growth – the levelling off of European population to manageable standards frightens those who cannot imagine a world where the rich do not continuously get richer. It’s an attitude that is destroying the planet along with every welfare state in the West and we need to move beyond it if we are to thrive as a species. Shrinking an oversized population during an automation revolution is not a bad thing.”

1967. First year at big school. Sadly it a was a Roman Catholic school hence serious and enduring corrupted values and character defects.

1967. First year at big school. Sadly it a was a Roman Catholic school hence serious and enduring corrupted values and character defects.

About allatsea

Sixty year old master-mariner. Absolutely gorgeous. Well wedged.....when compared to a Nairobi street urchin. Sorted, in that I haven't been in court recently. Hopelessly optimistic, terminally disappointed. Good with cats and other fluffy things. No musical talent. Generous to a fault provided it's someone else's round. Political centreist with far right and left viewpoints. A green activist from the hydrocarbon position with nuclear leanings. Averse to avarice but always happy to receive lottery wins, gifts, windfalls, legacies, prizes and wet sloppy kisses.
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