It’s the same situation in Greece. There’s one country in the European Union — and, by the way, this is an interesting little tidbit. I can’t remember if I mentioned this on Thursday or not. Macron is angry at Poland. Poland has very strict immigration policies and is not changing them. And this guy, part of his campaign was to make Poland pull the more of its weight in the European Union and in the European region. There was an accompanying chart to this story that had all the countries of the European Union, and there were colored dots in various parts of each country to denote terrorist attacks that had happened.
And the dots were color-coded. A red dot meant multiple terror attacks had occurred in that area. Most of the dots were yellow. And they were all over the place. There was only one country where there were no dots — meaning only one country where there were no reported terrorist attacks — and that was Poland. So when I heard that Macron was dumping on Poland, claiming it wasn’t carrying its fair share, it obviously meant that Poland wasn’t opening its borders to these immigrants, as evidenced by the fact that there weren’t any terror attacks there.
Now, rather than look at Poland as maybe a guiding and learning exercise, what liberals do is they look at all the countries where there is terrorism and acknowledge why, and get mad at Poland ’cause they don’t have any. “It’s not fair that we’re having terrorist attacks in France and you in Poland aren’t having any. It’s not fair they’re having terrorist attacks in the U.K. and you people in Poland aren’t. And so the way we equalize this and the way we bring justice to this is to make sure that Poland experiences some terrorism too.”
That’s not what they say. What they say is, “Poland must start carrying its weight on refugees and immigrants,” and Poland says, “We don’t want any! We don’t want our culture disrupted or whatever. We don’t want our economic system overburdened.” And so they’ve been immune from the accompanying crime and terror attacks. Instead of looking at that and saying, “Wow, maybe we ought to start emulating Poland,” instead they look at Poland and get mad! “Poland is not carrying its weight here.” It’s 180 degrees out of phase.
Rush is spot on as EU elites, Macron included, have stated that terrorism is a part of life now and Europeans need to get used to it. I for one hope Poles aren’t so stupid as to sacrifice the security of the country in the name of greater “integration” with the EU. Not even a fraction of the mess that Germany and France find themselves in is worth the price.
On a related note, Srdja Trifkovic gives a penetrating description of the incoming occupant of the Éysée Palace:
Macron is a paradigmatic pastiche, almost a caricature, of Europe’s postmodern transnational elite. He is a former international banker and fanatical Euro-integralist who wants an ever-tighter union ruled from Brussels. He is an Islamophillic open-borders globalist, lovingly known among France’s urban progressives as the “French Obama.” Last January he told the Süddeutsche Zeitung that critics of Angela Merkel’s open-door migration policy were guilty of “disgraceful oversimplification.” In his opinion, by allowing over a million unassimilable and unvetted aliens into the country, “Merkel and German society as a whole exemplified our common European values. They saved our collective dignity by accepting, accommodating and educating distressed refugees.” Last February he lampooned Donald Trump’s promise to protect America’s southern border by promising never to build a wall of any kind.
France is in deep trouble. Even if Le Pen had won, the task at hand is enormous. The problem is that the existential crisis gripping the West is far too entrenched for policy decisions to resolve. It can’t even be addressed however if the political elite itself is opposed to national sovereignty, cultural integrity and ethnic cohesion.