I read an article on NBC News that kind of got me a little perplexed. See, I’m one of these people who tries to take a nuanced look at the refugee crisis. The situation is more than a little complicated, and anyone who says otherwise is an idiot. I believe that there are plenty of good people who are trying to start a new life away from the war-torn countries that they came from. I also believe that there are some toxic religious ideals that have shaped the culture these people lived in that is coming with them. Ask the people in Cologne, Germany how that works. The left-leaning media has done everything in their power to apologize for the refugees involved in this. But the fact is that this is not a pretty issue. It’s an ugly one.
Which brings me to the post I saw on NBC News. This article was actually pretty unbiased. It just reported the fact that the people in some areas of Europe who are in refugee camps are so dissatisfied that they are wanting to return back to the countries from which they came.
One the one hand, I can at least see that things aren’t so great there. The refugee camps are becoming filled with disease and unsanitary conditions. The current attitude toward the refugees is getting uglier after what happened in Germany. That’s all serious stuff. On the other hand, there are some neat graphics which lay out pretty clearly that a lot of countries are investing a lot of money into these people.
The country where the story I read was taken was in Greece. A nation whose debt is so large that they can’t even feed their own people. Poverty is absolutely rampant in Greece. These people get to sleep in a stadium? Thousands of Greek citizens sleep on the streets. No food. No shelter. No healthcare. Nada. There were documented incidents where the refugees were throwing food and water that was offered to them back at the police who brought it. All over Europe, there are stories of arson, rape, murder and all sorts of ugly things that have followed these refugees from the nations they came from. Greece is doing what it can, when their financial problems are so bad that they have had to declare bankruptcy. Meanwhile, in Germany and other parts of Europe, there are plenty of refugees who are living perfectly normal lives. Sure, there’s the ugliness in Cologne and other places, and that has to be addressed in a way outside of the nuance-lacking SJW approach.
But when I hear a person who doesn’t seem to understand that they are being helped the best that a nation already drowning in poverty can bitch about how bad it is, while saying that she wants to go back to Syria, I can’t help but think – yeah, go back. For real, no one’s stopping you. So far as I know. I know that borders have been closed in places, so maybe you can’t go back. But if the ability comes to you, then just do that. Go home. If the generosity of these people, limited as it may be, is so unpleasant that the possibility of murder and death is more appealing, then just go do that. Don’t let the door hit you on the way out. Not every nation is as rich or well-prepared to deal with a near-constant influx of refugees. If that’s too difficult for you, I really do think that you should just go back home. Clearly this isn’t the right place for you.
Until next time, a quote,
“Most human beings have an almost infinite capacity for taking things for granted.” – Aldous Huxley