posted on Aug, 14 2010 @ 04:05 PM
I do wonder if the scale of the migration and/or the timing of the migration that is causing the issues!
A similar cycle can be seen in my part of the England in the 1830s following what is said to be the largest wave of migrants in Britians history.
While the spiraling under-employment led my part of England to go into open rebellion, which in turn led to 1000+ riots in the space of a year,
thousands of arrests, hundreds sentanced to death, and the largest deportation of those convicted of a single crime in Britains history.
Fortunatly the finger of blame (IMHO the root cause) was pointed at the rich/greedy not the migrants.. but given the media manipulation I do wonder if
today we might end up blaming the migrant instead of the real culprits who have allowed this to happen.
A good recent example in the UK had the Labour Gov (Mr Wollas) promising to protect minorities (at an Muslim conference) from the worst ravages of
this recession/depression (no actual help was given) but the words themselves created a division, created hatred and resentment that need not exist,
and in that case, the cause of the resentment can only be put at the feet of the Gov.
So if I was to blame anyone, it is those who have been manipulating things, and I feel, like the 1830s this will bite them on the behind.