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Thursday, February 2, 2017

Europe Is Deceiving Itself


By Vincent van den Born

During a European Parliament session on migration and Trump’s executive order, Federica Mogherini, the EU’s foreign minister, once again made an audacious statement to justify the EU’s migration policy (01:28):
If we had to live without migrants, in all our societies and all our economies, we would suffer a lot of negative consequences.”
What would the negative consequences for our societies be? Does she mean, like the German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble stated, that without migrants Europe would “degenerate to inbreeding“? And what economic disasters would await us? Surely none Europe is not able to solve by importing labour from other EU countries with soaring unemployment rates, without needing immigrants from Muslim-majority countries, right?
And how about the negative consequence of having mass migration? Europeans who are threatenedrapedrobbedgropedmurdered, shot up in discotheques or run over by trucks as they visit Christmas markets?
In other footage, Mogherini says that:
the US Department of State has clarified yesterday that the citizens of the European Union will not be affected by the ban. Even if they hold dual-citizenship in one of the seven countries listed in the executive order. We welcome this clarification, let me be absolutely clear this does not change our overall assessment about (sic) the executive order.”
Great. It’s not about EU citizens. Therefore, it doesn’t concern the EC. Mogherini can assess all she wants; she can moralise all she wants. At the end of the day, it’s not her concern. What ís her concern, or what should be her concern, is the safety of European citizens. And while Trump has been very, very clear on what the main roots of terrorism are, and European leaders that care about their constituencies are too, and even Europol is, she is not. That could very well be caused, by her being an unelected demi-despot for whom there will always be a nice, high paying position as a lobbyist.