According to a refreshing article by Douglas Murray in the UK’s Spectator, a recent survey shows that Europeans have just about had it with the EU’s liberal immigration policies. In the wake of rising crime rates, the growing specter of Islamic terrorism, and the loss of their cultural identity, the average European citizen finds himself far, FAR removed from the policies that currently govern the European Union. And if the EU’s (unelected) leaders do not soon address this startling divide, you can bet that Brexit and the rise of the right wing in France and Italy will only be the tip of the iceberg. There’s only so far you can push a population before the population pushes back.
Ask Hillary Clinton.
From the Spectator:
This month sees the publication of the latest poll by Project 28, whose 2017 poll of public opinion I wrote about here last summer. Once again, the Századvég Foundation has polled opinion from 1,000 respondents in each of the 28 countries of the EU. And once again, the findings are startling. Any politician should consider them; a wise politician would listen to them.
In response to the question of EU border protection, more than three-quarters (78 per cent) of EU citizens believe that the external borders of Europe should be better protected. This number rises to nine in ten in central and eastern European countries, including Hungary and Slovakia (these being among the countries that have most opposed the open-borders policies propagated by Berlin and Brussels in 2015). But anyone wishing to dismiss this as a solely Visegrad concern will be disappointed. Not only do 78 per cent of all Europeans think that illegal immigration into their countries is a problem, in every single European country more people think that it is a serious problem than think it is not a problem or not a very serious problem.
As Murray points out, the answer to this does not, as some idiotic globalists believe, to simply shut down all immigration, adopt a hard right-wing set of policies, and pave the way for the rise of European fascism. Far from it! But these liberals are so caught up in their ideological bubbles that they see ANY compromise with conservatism as some kind of frightening moral evil. And by refusing to even listen to another viewpoint without demonizing it as racist (or, in many cases, actively CRIMINALIZING it as hate speech), they are indeed paving the way for fascism.
You don’t marginalize the voices of 78% of your population without a backlash. And that backlash will be far worse than it would have been if you’d just practiced some compassion and common sense from the beginning.