Another indication of the ongoing feckless demise of the EU is its handwringing about the fatalities among people attempting to illegally enter Europe from the northern shores of Africa. Before going any further, I submit that any reasonable person will admit that Africa is essentially a failed continent comprised of failed and dysfunctional states (with Egypt tenuously excepted).
It is instructive to watch the self-flagellation from the Vatican and noted media outlets like The Economist. The latter’s 25apr15 edition features a cover photo of a capsized boat on which its hapless passengers are trying to save themselves. Under the title “Europe’s boat people”, it boldly delivers its judgment that this human tragedy is Europe’s “moral and political disgrace”.
Given what the Africans and Arabs are doing to themselves, I have a difficult time understanding how these miserable migrants have become Europe’s boat people. How do countries that have a functional social order and governance suddenly become responsible for not only accepting but also inviting illegal entry into their lands by peoples who have demonstrably dysfunctional cultures and belief systems that are antagonistic toward the lands and people from which they seek succor? And then it becomes a moral and political disgrace for white Europe when such throngs pay exorbitant amounts to sleazebag smugglers and allow themselves to be cast off in unseaworthy rust buckets that then founder with tragic losses on their short trips north.
The EU is simply incapable of solving the problems of Africa and the Mideast that give rise to these migrations. And whatever it does to facilitate safe passage over the Mediterranean and provide a warm welcome on their own shores will do nothing save increase the flow of the unwanteds, keep the smugglers in business, and relieve pressure for any change in the ruthless and incompetent governments from under which these people emigrate. Yet Europe’s socialists can only blame themselves for the ongoing human tragedies on foreign shores. So the question remains, how have these migrants become Europe’s boat people and not Africa’s boat people?