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.
the meeting "was an excellent initiative taken in a spirit of appeasement."
Indeed. These European struggles are not about racism. They are about nations desiring to preserve their cultural identities and traditions and values, codes of behavior, and ways of life - to preserve their societies - and about those in those nations who are happy to see those things disappear. The charge of racism is a phony, designed to put people on the defensive and to shut them up. It usually is.
Yes, as we have said and as Buddy said today in a comment, the long-time strategy of the Left is to undermine the foundations of a society, with the fantasy that a utopia - run by them - will ensue. It is nihilistic; it is heartless, and it is a form of grandiose insanity.
Well, I just sent an email to the Swedish Embassy and a few other Swedish organizations here in the USA asking if anyone in their country had a backbone tougher than a chocolate eclair...I was as diplomatic chocolate eclair spine I was referrring to..