For the last few decades, the western world has been extolling the virtues of multiculturalism. Inevitably, there’s a reaction to this and we now see it on both sides of the Atlantic.
In Germany, Angela Merkel has been facing a serious challenge over her migrant policy. Her Bavarian coalition partners are not happy with her letting in over one million refugees into the country. Other European countries are scrambling to avoid taking in more migrants, defying EU rules that try to even the distribution of the refugees. Italy plans on deporting over half a million back to Africa.
EU leaders are meeting in Brussels to try to resolve the migrant crisis. Germany’s Chancellor Merkel, before leaving for Brussels, said that the summit could decide “Europe’s fate.” “Europe has many challenges but migration could end up determining Europe’s destiny,” she told German lawmakers. (the local.de; 28th June)
The British Spectator magazine had this to say the morning of the summit:
“There was a time when Angela Merkel pretty much decided what went on in EU summits. But she comes to Brussels today as a charity case, says Fredrik Erixon, desperate for Germany’s neighbors to accommodate some of the 1.4 million refugees the country has taken in since 2015. Her grip over Europe has ended and a new post-Merkel consensus is emerging.” (Fraser Nelson. An accompanying article was titled: “Angela’s Ashes.”)
In the United States, new migrants arrive at the border on an hourly basis. Some of them have paid up to $9,000 to be smuggled into the country. Some of the new arrivals in recent years have joined ethnic gangs that are extremely violent, highlighted this week by the gruesome murder of a teen by a gang from central America.
It’s very difficult for the president to do anything as the media is constantly portraying families broken up by immigration officials. The blatant hypocrisy of people like Elizabeth Warren is astounding – they scream about young children being separated from their parents, while consistently supporting the murder of countless numbers of babies through abortion!
What is taking place in the US, Canada and other western nations is population replacement. While white people are encouraged to abort their babies and limit the size of their families, non-whites are encouraged to immigrate. Gradually, slowly, the original inhabitants of the West are being replaced by others of a different ethnic background.
In a small way, this was illustrated by the primary held this week in New York’s 14th Congressional district, where an older white male incumbent lost to a 28-year-old Latina female socialist, in a district heavily populated by immigrants. Ideals may play a role with some people, but ethnicity is a greater predictor when it comes to voting. It’s already the case that Democrats have the support of most ethnic groups, while Republicans get their main support from the diminishing number of whites. This will worsen over time and determine the outcome of future elections.
But a reaction is clearly visible. Populist movements are gaining in popularity in many of the affected countries and are resisting EU directives. The Visegrad Group in eastern Europe are opposed to EU policy. Germany is divided on the issue. In the US, President Trump is trying to stem the tide of Islamic and Hispanic immigration.
Jesus Christ predicted that ethnic conflict would be a major problem in this age. Asked about the signs of His coming, He responded with: “Nation shall rise against nation” (Matthew 24:7). The word “nation” comes from the Greek word “ethnos,” meaning that ethnic conflict will be a big factor in end-time events.
From German Foreign Policy.com (29th June)
“The US-led RIMPAC 2018, the world’s largest naval maneuver, began yesterday with German soldiers participating. According to the US Navy, the naval exercise will also include operations in the Western Pacific. The region of the Southwest Pacific islands will thus come into focus, which — even though largely ignored by the European public — has been gaining significant global influence. On the one hand, the influence of Western countries has shrunk recently, while that of their strategic rivals, such as Russia and China, has significantly grown. Some Pacific island nations have since then been seeking to pursue a foreign policy independent from the West. On the other hand, the Southwest Pacific has become even more important also for Australia and the Unites States: as the political economic backyard for Australia and “gateway to the Indo-Pacific” for the U.S.A. Germany is also attempting to increase its activities in the region.”
“Germany is participating in a new European military formation that was launched yesterday. Originally a French proposal, the European Intervention Initiative (EII) will be open to EU and Non-EU member countries to join. Expanding the existing EU military cooperation (“PESCO”) with a new operational component, the EII should facilitate rapid decisions on joint military interventions. A first meeting of military commanders from the hitherto nine participant states is set for September. The EII includes Great Britain, which plans to continue its military cooperation with the continent, even after Brexit, as well as Denmark. Since the coordination of military interventions is now officially set outside of the EU framework, Denmark can sidestep the opt-out from EU military policy, it had once granted its population. Referred to by experts as a European “coalition of the willing,” it goes hand in hand with the EU Commission’s militarization plans worth billions and the high-cost German-French arms projects.” (German Foreign Policy.com 6/28)
QUEEN SIGNS BREXIT INTO LAW
“The past week has seen big, and potentially confusing, events in Great Britain’s struggle to Brexit—to regain its national independence from the European Union.
The decisive vote came on Wednesday, 319-303. There is now no doubt: Britain will be exiting the European Union.
“Britain has had the courage to vote for change, to abide by the results of that vote, and to get out of the EU. I’d call it democracy. Happy second birthday, Brexit.” (Theodore Bromund, 6/22)
From the FT, Brussels Briefing, 6/27
The Netherlands has joined Denmark, Austria, France, Belgium and Bulgaria in banning the Muslim face veil. The Dutch law was finally passed yesterday 13 years after it was first proposed by anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders (FT).
EU/US TRADE CONFLICT
Juncker in DC : Donald Trump has extended an invitation to Jean Claude Juncker to visit the White House and discuss trade (Politico).
PERSECUTION OF CHRISTIANS CONTINUES ACROSS MIDEAST
“[A]re the world Christian bodies denouncing the Islamic forces for the ethnic cleansing, genocide and historic demographic-religious revolution their brethren are suffering? No. Christians these days are busy targeting the Israeli Jews.” — Giulio Meotti, Italian journalist.
EGYPTIAN PERSECUTION CONTINUES
“From attacks by Muslim mobs to closures by Muslim authorities, the lamentable plight of Coptic Christian churches in Egypt always follows a pattern, one that is unwaveringly only too typical.
Thus, last April 14, a Muslim mob—predictably riled by the previous day’s Friday mosque sermons—attacked the church of the Holy Virgin and Pope Kyrillos in Beni Meinin, Beni Suef. According to Watani, as with 3,500 other Egyptian churches, after patently waiting for decades to receive a permit, the church “had been used for worship for some 10 years now… T]he building authority committee had recently [earlier that day] visited the church in preparation for legalising its status, and the attack was waged in retaliation.”
Local authorities’ response was even more typical: Twenty people were arrested after the attack—eleven Muslims (attackers) and nine Copts (defenders). At least five of the arrested Christians, whose “crime” was to try to put out fires Muslims started, were illegally incarcerated for over a month. One lost his job due to this prolonged absence (police refused to admit holding him to his employer).
Thereafter, on May 22, followed the usual “reconciliation” meeting between local Christian and Muslim elders, whereby victims forego their legal rights in an out of court settlement. In order to release their innocents the Copts had to agree to close the church—no more mass, wedding or funeral services on grounds that it is a “security risk”—and agree that the eleven Muslims who led the violent attack also be acquitted.” (Middle East Forum, 6/16)
The Shadow Treasurer of Australia (Chris Bowen) actually said these words:-
“The PBO (Parliamentary Budget Office) has clearly shown that the unfair Turnbull Government tax cuts offer no benefit to those who don’t pay tax.
This is plainly unfair that people should not get a tax cut just because they don’t pay tax.”
Australians needs serious help if they inherit this level of logic.