A news story/editorial (aren’t they all?) in the September 12 New York Times pouts: “Even though the former Communist countries of Central and Eastern Europe have been asked to accept just a tiny fraction of the refugees that Germany and other nations are taking, their fierce resistance now stand as the main impediment to a unified European response.” Poland, Slovakia and Hungary are rebuked for selfishly refusing to do their humanitarian duty.
Memo to The New York Times: It’s called a survival instinct. Unlike Western Europeans, who’ve largely given up on national identity and get a morally superior glow as they sink into a multicultural morass, those in the East resist dissolution. It’s difficult to imagine a group less likely to assimilate, whose worldview is more inimical to human rights and democracy, and who are more prone to violence than Muslims.
The media rarely miss an opportunity to agonize over the “humanitarian crisis” of Syrian refugees in Europe – 340,000 arrived recently, fleeing the chaos in their homeland. Germany (which marches into that good night in an orderly, Germanic fashion) is prepared to resettle 800,000 asylum-seekers this year.
Elsewhere on the national suicide front, the White House says we’ll take in at least 10,000 Syrians.
Rep. Peter King who chairs the House Homeland Security Committee’s Subcommittee on Counterintelligence and Terrorism, cautions: “Today’s announcement by the White House that the U.S. will admit at least 10,000 Syrian refugees next year will put American lives at risk. The decision is in direct contrast to opinion of leading law enforcement and intelligence officials in this administration.”
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