You’ve all seen them before. Sometimes female, mostly male, always irritating. One of society’s trailing sled dogs, desperate for a better view. These are people born to lead…a junior high gym class. Though since asperation succumbs slowly to experience, we all remember the type: those who spontaneously bolt out of a languid march with enthusiastic appeals for the group to do this! or follow me! These representing futile leadership coups, ones nearly always dispatched with vacant smiles and unaltered course. This leaving the politely spurned piper a choice between trudging bitterly alone, or a sheepish return to native station. Either way we all eventually accept: Pomeranians don’t lead the pack.
Though it’s not for a lack of trying, Sweden. No nation more embodies the earnest, over-eager archetype of the boy always bounding ahead while looking behind. This presenting an obvious problem when cliff-space expires beneath your feet. And what does such a person do while waiting for gravity’s morbid grip? Yell even louder for others to follow, of course.
Europe Refugee Crisis: Sweden Says EU Can ‘Easily’ Accept Millions Of Refugees
Once enthusiastic about accepting refugees from war-torn Syria, Swedish officials on Thursday defended their recent move to stem the flow of asylum-seekers into their country. At the World Economic Forum in Switzerland, they said that if other neighboring countries were willing to work cooperatively to accept as many refugees as they had, Europe could easily absorb millions of refugees every year — but that if they don’t, Europe’s decadesold union will be jeopardized.
More than 1 million refugees came to Europe in 2015, according to the International Organization for Migration, with more than half coming from Syria. While EU officials have promoted overall refugee targets for the continent, officials in Central European countries like Austria, Hungary, Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia have taken steps to toughen border controls and have suggested their countries do not want to permanently accept the influx of refugees fleeing from Syria. But Morgan Johansson, Sweden’s minister of justice and migration, said that Europe should have no problem absorbing far more refugees than it has.
“I think it is in a way a tragedy that we know that Europe as a continent could easily handle this task for a million, a million and a half or 2 million a year to Europe,” he said.
Do you understand Europe’s tragedy now? Not enough migrants. That is to say more honestly: Europe, outside Sweden, still has a toe on terra firma. And for moral superpowers, one is a very lonely number at terminal velocity.
Though think about a highly fecund infusion of two million per annum into the continent’s already robust colonies of swarth. Think about how these new Europeans will form constituencies appealing to venal and traitorous politicians. Politicians who will, in turn, issue somber pronouncements on the horrors of not-yet-reunified families of 24. And contemplate a projected 2.4 billion Africans in 35 years, and how much of that eggsac will attempt to burst onto Europe. Finally consider native median ages in the 40s combined with dramatically sub-replacement fertility. In this sobering context, how do Swedes characterize their request to neighbors? An easily handled task. And so it is…for those not around long enough to eat a green banana.
But enough trepidation, Europe. Seasons don’t fear the reaper. Nor do the wind the sun or the rain. We can be like they are–come on baby.
The mistake here is — the fault is — that other countries did not take their responsibility, and that is why we end up in this situation.
As you may not be as fluent in Swedish, the practical translation is: Other countries did not take their responsibility to self-eradicate, and that is why we ended up in this situation alone. Perk up, Morgan. Angie’s dragging her country screaming over the edge. You may enjoy timeless consortium yet. And if not–well–just try not to look.