a reply to: crazyewok
I believe that it is not appropriate to turn refugees away, given that it is not private money that paid for the destruction of their homeland, but
OUR money, taxpayers money. It was our votes that elected the cretins who propagate war in our name, our apathy which has prevented us even now, from
ousting ANY war peddlers from our governments, from putting the boot of the people on the neck of the MIC, in order that every action taken by our
armed forces has the ratification and agreement of the people who pay for it.
These things are our collective fault, because we failed to act on information we had and have had for years, that being that our governments are not
owned by, subservient to, or the issue of the people, but largely selected and manhandled by corporate interests which have bound up all the world in
service to greed, rather than to morality and ethics, or to the people of the countries they allege to represent.
As to the standard of living of native persons, or at least actual citizens of a given nation, no, they should not accept a standard of living drop.
They should however, force their governments to provide support to refugees, both in and out of country, out of money that would otherwise be spent on
military and intelligence actions, many of which must straight up CEASE, since the vast majority of them at the moment, are designed to prolong a
senseless war for profit, without any moral or ethical justification what so ever. I assure you that Britain, and without a doubt America, could
adequately fund support efforts, by simply dedicating the portion of the defence budget that would have gone into another failed war front, to
improving the lot of survivors of our corporate backed violence.
Also, regarding the increase in crime in Germany and Sweden, yes, there have been increases in criminal activity, which you would expect with any
increase in population, regardless of the origins of the recent additions to the total.
Also, yes, ideally the political establishments which have created these circumstances, ought to be the ones to pay for all the corrective and
supportive measures that we take, to aid the victims of OUR apathy. However, that would require that we actually had revolutions, arrested all current
and former government members from the past seventy plus years (any who remain alive that is), all current and former owners of PMC companies, all
current and former investors, shareholders, executives and bagmen for the MIC, the entire fabric of the secret services of both America, the UK, and
most of the contributing nations to the Five Eyes intelligence network, followed by the liquidation of all their assets, and the distribution of those
assets amongst the victims at home and abroad, of their callous disregard for human life, peace on this planet, not to mention the honour of the
citizens they allege to represent.
I am all for that, but I doubt that enough of our countrymen would agree with me to make it work here in the UK, and I am similarly doubtful of the
US in that regard. Simply put, its too much work, requires too much compassion, and far too much risk. It is however, the right thing to do, and
therefore the only thing to do.