Europe and the migrants: What is to be done?
DR. ALAN NED SABROSKY
Europe is at war, and it is not the usual kind of war.
Perhaps the only historical precedent is the migration westward of various peoples fleeing the depredations of the Huns in the 4th and 5th centuries A.D. That did not end well for then-Roman Europe, ushering in centuries accurately termed the Dark Ages. But there is a difference now. Today many governments welcomed the migrants (at least at first) and did not really try to repel them; but this time, if Europe fails to recover its balance and expel the migrants, there will not be any Renaissance to recover from the New Dark Ages that will inevitably ensue.
THE MIGRANT CRISIS
The broad details of the migrant crisis are well enough known. The initial response from the politicrats of the EU has been strongly supportive of opening borders and welcoming migrants and refugees, but the responses of national governments and political parties have varied widely. Yet it quickly became apparent that however welcoming governments might be, the arrival of growing numbers of migrants – perhaps as many as 75% of whom are single males of military age – did not exactly usher in a period of peace and tranquility anywhere that accepted them. Many professed a desire for a better life, but many visibly wanted welfare and women (not necessarily in that order) and brought with them epidemics of crime – including riot and rape, the establishment of what are euphemistically called “no-go zones” which even police enter at their peril, urban decay, and a clash of cultures that will increasingly compromise the indigenous European cultures. Indeed, few migrants have any common cultural traditions with modern Europe – concepts such as participatory democracy and women’s rights are simply alien to them.
WHAT IS TO BE DONE?
The multi-racial, multicultural agenda being pressed by EU politicrats is a prescription for disaster. What possible advantages accrue to any European country from admitting and giving residence to growing numbers of largely indigent, uneducated and violent migrants and refugees, or empowering existing minorities, whose mostly backward cultures are largely hostile to the values of Western civilization? What is not so clear is why the political Left in Europe is pushing an agenda that can only undermine the existing cultures there, without which those countries fail – unless that is their ultimate goal.
So what ought to be the proper response to the flood of migrants coming into or toward Europe? There are four principal aspects:
- Either remake the EU directorship, disregard its dictates on these matters, or leave the EU. Understand that the EU as it is currently constituted is a major part of the migrant problem and no part at all of any practical solution to it.
- Redefine the migrant issue as a security issue and not an immigration problem, and its resolution as a military matter and not a police or social matter. Close borders to migrants and intercept any vessels attempting to land migrants in any European country, sinking those vessels if necessary.
- Deport – voluntarily if possible, forcibly if not – existing migrants from all European countries, including the elimination of current migrant enclaves and the “no-go” zones, using national armed forces – including special operations groups – as needed in support of the national police forces.
- Remove from office any European government that supports or even tolerates open borders and the continued influx of migrants, and/or refuses to deport those migrants already in place, by any and all means necessary.
Are my prescriptions ruthless? Yes. Are they necessary? Yes, IF Europe in general and Germany in particular wish to avoid an otherwise inevitable descent into chaos and the concurrent gutting of their civilization and culture. Europe collectively and especially Germany can be ruthless now and recover what they had before the migrant invasion occurred, or they can be restrained now and ruined forever. Choose wisely.
Dr. Alan Ned Sabrosky (PhD, University of Michigan) is a ten-year Marine Corps veteran. He served two tours in Vietnam with the 1st Marine Division and is a graduate of the US Army War College. He can be contacted at [email protected]