One of the most frustrating aspects of the ongoing invasion of Europe is the unwillingness of those who supported this disastrous policy to admit that they were wrong. It’s not simply the men and women who ushered in his collective insanity-primarily Angela Merkel, but also the rulers of the unaccountable, unelected European Union-who refuse to accept reality, but scores of ordinary individuals that simply don’t want to admit that we are witnessing a catastrophe unfold on a continental scale. Even those far removed from the consequences of this historical mistake-perhaps especially these people-are adamant that welcoming millions of Muslim Middle Eastern and African refugees into the heart of Western civilization was a splendid idea.
I was reminded of this the other night, when an acquaintance went on an hour-long fact-free tirade celebrating the benefits of this newfound vibrant diversity. Asserting at once that the crime rate in Germany hadn’t increased as a result of these newcomers and that even if they were committing crimes, it was a small price to pay for the economic productivity they would produce. It should be noted that on other occasions, when I’ve tried to educate him about this topic-despite his seeming unwillingness to engage in civil discussion about his pet issue of open borders-he’s refused to even consider the evidence presented. Claiming that the English language reports from Germany’s most widely read, pro-refugee newspapers and journals were somehow biased against his open borders, pro-refugee ideology.
It’s not only the media regents who inveigh against “fake news” who don’t want to hear dissenting opinions or unpleasant truths. There’s a large segment of the population-particularly among libertarians-who simply filter out any information that contradicts their most cherished value, i.e. unfettered third world immigration. The inescapable truth is that this reverse colonization of Europe has led to a surge in crime, 69,000 crimes in the first 3 months of 2016 alone! Despite the fact that 90% of sex crimes committed in 2014 were not reflected in official statistics, and that government institutions have bent the law in order to cover up the link between migrants and rime, there have been scores of horrific violations of women and children throughout Central and Western Europe since the migrant crisis began. Even Politifact, the gatekeeper of acceptable opinion, was forced to admit that the crime rate among migrants increased by 79 percent in 2015.
Even these statistics, spare though they are, don’t reflect the immensity of the crisis host societies are facing. In addition to the crimes committed against Europeans, there is the intimidation and crimes visited against refugees themselves, particularly Christians, atheists, and women. Jihadists threaten non-Muslim refugees before ever attacking unsuspecting Europeans. Female refugees are raped so frequently on their journey to Europe that they have to take contraceptives before embarking, yet we are expected to believe that the sexual predators who are on those ships pose no threat to European civilization. The mental contortions required to entertain these 2 thoughts simultaneously beggars belief.
It’s time for those of you who have buried your heads in the sand up to this point to come to grips with reality. As Ayn Rand once said, “we can ignore reality, but we can’t ignore the consequences of ignoring reality.” This is something defenders of the migrant wave washing over Europe have yet to grasp.