reply to post by Auricom
(Not really directed at you specifically, more all people who think we can stop immigration, it's just what you were saying about the immigrants being
cowards got my mind working so I clicked reply)
I have worked with immigrants and EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM has lived on the bread line in this country and sent nearly everything they earned back
home. The people coming over here (often at risk of their lives) to provide for their families and ensure a better life for their children are not
cowards, not in the slightest. If you don't even understand that disparity of wages (and a lack of skilled/willing labor in the west) is the cause of
most migration I'm really wondering why you think people come over?
Now thats not to say that every immigrant is a hard working boon to society, we live in the real world, they're people, and some people are dicks -
but those who come here to work are a credit to their country and ours.
We're rich and successful in the west because we industrialized first, stripped the mineral wealth of poorer countries and enslaved their inhabitants
- no problem there, that's life, luckily you and I lucked out and were born in the west. But to get all upset when they want to live and work here
(whilst at the same time meddling in their sovereign affairs and claiming we live in a global free market economy) is childish in the extreme.
Globalisation (and western nations reaping the benefits thereof) means that immigration is a fact of life, we're moving toward a global culture - and
that means everyone has to change not just the immigrants.
If you don't like it, there's a couple of places holding out, I hear North Korea is nice this time of year.
If we want to solve the problem of Mass Immigration and stop senseless deaths we need to legitimise it!
No more vast profits for the people smugglers, safer for those making the trip - and we could control where they come in. Trying to stop mass
immigration is what doesn't work - as clearly shown by this incident, attempting to stop it will never work so long as its so massively in peoples
interests to come here.
Australia turns boats of immigrants back or leaves them to sink off its coast and die - doesn't help them in the slightest. By contrast the USA had
wide open immigration in its hayday and was much stronger for it, or more recently post war Britain was saved by workers from the common wealth coming
to work here.
We need to face it is a fact of life and act accordingly, if we do that we would have FAR MORE control over who comes in and where they end up -
especially if it were done across the EU.
edit on 5-10-2013 by MaxSteiner because: (no reason given)