We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Furthermore, the latest immigration wave may roll and build as the instability in MENA continues and will probably get much worse before it gets better.
So will Europe remain European? Dunno. The ruling masters seem intent on ending European civilization as we know it, but years ago in a column, Ralph Peters says not to worry. Europeans will rise up and drive the invaders out and it will be ugly.
" Don’t let Europe’s current round of playing pacifist dress-up fool you: This is the continent that perfected genocide and ethnic cleansing, the happy-go-lucky slice of humanity that brought us such recent hits as the Holocaust and Srebrenica.
THE historical patterns are clear: When Europeans feel sufficiently threatened – even when the threat’s concocted nonsense – they don’t just react, they over-react with stunning ferocity. One of their more-humane (and frequently employed) techniques has been ethnic cleansing.
Europe hasn’t broken free of its historical addictions – we’re going to see Europe’s history reprised on meth.
From the French expulsion of the Huguenots right down to the last century’s massive ethnic cleansings, Europeans have never been shy about showing “foreigners and subversives” the door.
Have the Europeans become too soft for that sort of thing? Has narcotic socialism destroyed their ability to hate? Is their atheism a prelude to total surrender to faith-intoxicated Muslim jihadis?
The answer to all of the above questions is a booming “No!”
All the copy-cat predictions of a Muslim takeover of Europe not only ignore history and Europe’s ineradicable viciousness, but do a serious disservice by exacerbating fear and hatred. And when it comes to hatred, trust me: The Europeans don’t need our help. "
The word is now getting out that most/many of these people are not "refugees" from the Syrian war. Many of those who came from Syria have already been given asylum in Turkey or another Middle East country. Many other "refugees are from non-war countries. What these "refugees" are is not clear. Many, too many, are young men who are suspiciously military age. Many are not dirt poor with nothing as a war refugee might be but have designer clothes and expensive cell phones. Many have no identification at all (like many of our voters) BUT a lot of identity papers are being discarded at the borders and disembarkment locations. Something is rotten in Denmark.
it's blatantly obvious to anyone except the press and politicians: they're jihadi combatants from IS and AQ (and their subsidiaries like Boko Haram).
IS has in fact bragged about injecting thousands of fighters into the flood. Anyone not actively part of them is no doubt either a silent supporter or otherwise receptive to their ideology.