Pat Buchanan on the latest Islamic invasion of Europe:
“Liberalism is the ideology of Western suicide,” wrote James Burnham in his 1964 “Suicide of the West.”
Burnham predicted that the mindless magnanimity of liberals, who subordinate the interests of their own people and nations to utopian and altruistic impulses, would bring about an end to Western civilization.
Was he wrong? Consider what is happening in Europe.
Serbia, Hungary and Slovakia, small nations sensing they will be swamped by asylum seekers from the Muslim world, are trying to seal their borders and secure their homelands.
Their instinct for survival, their awareness of lifeboat ethics, is acute. Yet they are being condemned for trying to save themselves.
Meanwhile, the pope calls on Catholics everywhere to welcome the asylum seekers and Angela Merkel will be taking in 800,000 this year alone, though the grumbling has begun in Bavaria.
This is but the beginning of what is to come, if Europe does not pull up the drawbridge.
For the scores of thousands of Syrians in the Balkans, Hungary, Austria and Germany are only the first wave. Behind them in Lebanon, Turkey and Jordan are 4 million refugees from the Syrian civil war. Seeing the success of the first wave, they are now on the move.
Behind them are 2 million Alawites and 2 million Christians who will be fleeing Syria when the Bashar Assad regime falls to ISIS and the al-Qaeda terrorists who already occupy half of that blood-soaked land.
Now the Iraqis, who live in a country the prospects for whose reunification and peace are receding, have begun to move. Also among the thousands pouring into Europe from Turkey are Pakistanis, Bangladeshis and Afghans. When the Americans leave Afghanistan and the Taliban take their revenge, more Afghans will be fleeing west.
Africa has a billion people, a number that will double by 2050, and double again to 4 billion by 2100. Are those billions of Africans going to endure lives of poverty under ruthless, incompetent, corrupt and tyrannical regimes, if Europe’s door remains wide open?
What is coming is not difficult to predict.
Europe is going to run out of altruism long before it runs out of refugees.
Again, 40 percent of the migrants are NOT refugees, they are Eastern European Muslims who desperately want to get on the Germano-Scandinavian gravy train. Meanwhile, the more sensible European countries such as Serbia, Hungary, and Denmark are already shutting down their borders:
Danish police were forced to close road and rail links with Germany to prevent thousands of migrants seeking to head north towards Sweden. In one incident, around 300 refugees, including large numbers of women and children, set off on foot for Sweden, forcing police to shut the motorway near Padborg for a several hours.
The reason the migrants are trying to get to Germany or Sweden is that under EU law, the asylum request is processed by the country of entry. And if they are registered in Greece or Italy, much less Denmark or Hungary, they will eventually be repatriated to their home countries.