Europe. There’s real psychic injury in watching one’s ancient native homeland destroy itself. In seeing what great men sacrificed for over centuries being cavalierly discarded. And for only the brief intoxication of a cheap moral preen.
I love the people and places of Europe. The proud heritage and true diversity from place to place. The living blood of millennia. The existence of actual organic nation-states, rather than some propositional GMO monstrosity. It is a place of continuity, where the lives of parents can be shared by their grandchildren. Where even a man alone stands in the company of his forefathers. A place of art and architecture, culture and civility. A place now behaving as if it were on bath salts.
Everyone by now knows of Vienna’s fallen gates. What Suleiman the Magnificent could not achieve by force of arms in the 16th century, his descendants now complete by force of altruism. Imagine the fury of Europe’s past invaders to learn that all conquest required was columns of filthy screaming men and pregnant women. A military resource always smirking right under their nose!
As typical, the NYT offers an unintentionally surreal portrait of current enemy maneuvers.
Haggard and defiant, a large number of migrants marched from the Keleti train station in Budapest towards Germany today, pledging to walk 483km rather than remain in a country where they are not welcome.
“This is going to go down in history,” said Rami Hassoun, an Egyptian migrant from Alexandria who was helping corral the crowds on a six-lane highway, where the migrants were being watched by the police.
I do hope delusional Europeans take Mr. Hassoun’s advice to heart. For it assuredly will “go down in history” if his cohorts are allowed a demographic, and subsequently political, power base. Because Europe’s native people did not open their arms, legs, and wallets with sufficient alacrity for Rami Hassoun’s sensibilities. As a result his posterity will see that yours is gouged, humiliated, indoctrinated, and physically attacked for the affront. As an American I can promise this with the certainty of a sunrise.
I’d also like to highlight that ole Rami hails from Alexandria, Egypt. And thus is fleeing the Syrian war from quite a safe distance. Interestingly, half the human population appears to be doing the same. What a global conflagration this war in Syria is.
And though I’m not inclined to post the image here, some Mexicans didn’t quite make it out of the war in Syria. Their blood is on Europe’s hands.
The police put the number of migrants who were walking at 500, but photographs from the scene and eyewitness accounts suggested the figure was at least twice that.
Other migrants remained locked in a tense standoff with the police at the Bicske station outside Budapest, while more stormed out of a camp in the country’s south, highlighting the desperation of migrants determined to flee Hungary.
A country has done something very right when migrants are as determined to flee it as they are the Syrian war.
Prime Minister David Cameron of Britain, who has been reluctant to admit more migrants, said today that his country would take in thousands more Syrians, while Prime Minister Viktor Orban of Hungary said that migrants could turn Europeans into a minority on their own continent and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey said that Europe was responsible for every migrant death.
As usual, Cameron is duplicitous, Orban is correct, and a muslim is ululating.
But the scheduled talks offered little comfort to the migrants in Hungary, who hope to make it to Germany but find themselves stuck in a country that has made clear they are not welcome.
Why is that NYT? Why are no professional journalists able to pierce the veil of why it is Syrians from all over the world are vectoring to Germany?
Subhi, a 17-year-old migrant from Damascus, Syria, was among those heading to Germany on foot, even though he walks with a limp. “I’m fed up,” he said. “I’m going to walk all the way to Germany to get treatment.” Imad Sbeih, a 50-year-old man in a wheelchair who is also from Damascus, was equally determined. “Nothing but death will stop us,” he said.
Subhi is fed up! And wouldn’t you be as well? Imagine breaching the border of a foreign country unbiden and unwelcome. Then having to actually walk the entire way to the city of your choice to receive free medical care paid for by the white taxpayers you despise. My God, the gall of those Germans.
Mr. Sbeih, in contrast, offers his new hosts a more forthright perspective from a billion of his global peers: “Nothing but death will stop us.” Yes Imad, that’s always been the case with history’s invasions. And much of the reason machine guns were invented. Because those who do not stop you become museum exhibits. It’s a future Europe’s parents may wish to spare their children…even if Subhi is fed up.