Europe's Mass Migration: The Leaders Vs. The Public

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Authored by Douglas Murray via The Gatestone Institute,

  • "[T]he more generous you are, the more word gets around about this -- which in turn motivates more people to leave Africa. Germany cannot possibly take in the huge number of people who are wanting to make their way to Europe." — Bill Gates.
  • The annual survey of EU citizens, recently carried out by Project 28, found a unanimity on the issue of migration almost unequalled across an entire continent. The survey found that 76% of the public across the EU believe that the EU's handling of the migration crisis of recent years has been "poor". There is not one country in the EU in which the majority of the public differs from that consensus.
  • At the same time as the public has known that what the politicians are doing is unsustainable, there has been a vast effort to control what the European publics have been allowed to say. German Chancellor Angela Merkel went so far as to urge Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg to limit posts on social media that were critical of her policies.

Is Bill Gates a Nazi, racist, "Islamophobe" or fascist? As PG Wodehouse's most famous butler would have said, "The eventuality would appear to be a remote one". So far nobody in any position of influence has made such claims about the world's largest philanthropist. Possibly -- just possibly -- something is changing in Europe.

In an interview published July 2 in the German paper Welt Am Sonntag, the co-founder of Microsoft addressed the ongoing European migration crisis. What he said was surprising:

"On the one hand you want to demonstrate generosity and take in refugees. But the more generous you are, the more word gets around about this -- which in turn motivates more people to leave Africa. Germany cannot possibly take in the huge number of people who are wanting to make their way to Europe."

These words would be uncontroversial to the average citizen of Europe. The annual survey of EU citizens recently carried out by Project 28 found a unanimity on the issue of migration almost unequalled across an entire continent. The survey found, for instance, that 76% of the public across the EU believe that the EU's handling of the migration crisis of recent years has been "poor". There is not one country in the EU in which the majority of the public differs from this consensus. In countries such as Italy and Greece, which have been on the frontline of the crisis of recent years, that figure rockets up. In these countries, nine out of ten citizens think that the EU has handled the migrant crisis poorly.

How could they think otherwise? The German government's 2015 announcement that normal asylum and border procedures were no longer in operation exacerbated an already disastrous situation. The populations of Germany and Sweden increased by 2% in one year alone because of that influx of migrants. These are monumental changes to happen at such a speed to any society.


Philanthropist and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates recently said in an interview: "...you want to demonstrate generosity and take in refugees. But the more generous you are, the more word gets around about this -- which in turn motivates more people to leave Africa. Germany cannot possibly take in the huge number of people who are wanting to make their way to Europe." (Photo by World Economic Forum/Wikimedia Commons)

At the same time as the public has known that what the politicians are doing is unsustainable, there has been a vast effort to control what the European publics have been allowed to say. Chancellor Merkel went so far as to urge Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg to limit posts on social media that were critical of her policies. This was just one example of a much wider trend. Across the continent, any private or public figure who dared to warn that importing so many people in such a disorganised manner was the origin of a catastrophe found themselves impugned with the darkest imaginable motives.

Even after the November 2015 terror attacks in Paris, and the discovery that members of the terror-cell had slipped in and out of Europe using the migrant routes, European leaders dismissed public concerns about the migration crisis. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker berated the public and the few politicians who opposed Merkel after the Paris attacks:

"I would invite those in Europe who try to change the migration agenda we have adopted - I would like to remind them to be serious about this and not to give in to these base reactions that I do not like."

It is understandable that some humanitarian impulse might prevail during a period in which thousands of people were crossing the Mediterranean and many were drowning. Back then in 2015, at the height of the crisis, Bill Gates himself urged America to take in migrants at the levels that Germany was taking them in. Since then, however, Gates has noticed what most people who live in Europe have noticed -- which is that while opening your country's borders may have a short-term moral appeal, it causes a whole variety of long-term societal concerns.

It is these concerns -- which the European public can see all around them, as well as on their newspapers' front-pages -- which lead the majority of the public across Europe to want the flow of migrants to be reduced. In his recent German newspaper interview, Bill Gates also expressed this sentiment -- and starkly -- saying, "Europe must make it more difficult for Africans to reach the continent via the current transit routes."

All this is, of course, true. It is not possible for Europe to become the home for everyone and anyone in Africa, the Middle East or Far East who manages to cross a fairly narrow stretch of water. The people of Europe have known this for a long time. Some people -- heavily criticised by the mainstream media and the political class -- have even expressed this. But perhaps now that a measured and surely non-Nazi philanthropist such as Bill Gates has noticed it, something will change. It is probably too much to hope for that the Western European political class might actually listen to his advice. But might they at least rein in their disdain for the reasonable concerns of the general public?

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Azannoth's picture

Closing the barn door after the horses have escaped.. too little too late Biatchez!

J S Bach's picture

The imbecile Gates has given hundreds of millions of dollars in vaccinations and food stuffs to the primitives in Africa and now he's preaching to us about how they'll overrun Europe if we give them our largess.  The hypocrisy and irony is painful to watch.

We need to put these billionaire do-gooders on boats headed for the dark continent and then... in ten years... try to find their heads on poles.

Lordflin's picture

Actually what Gates said is that it is time to stop migration to Europe and fleece the Western people of what little wealth they have been able to retain and give it to the Africans that have remained behind...

Maghreb's picture

"Gates has given hundreds of millions of dollars in vaccinations"

Africans have been refusing to take the vaccines claiming they are a Western plan to sterilize them. They still think HIV was deliberately spread to kill them and DDT was banned to increase the mortality rate from Sleeping Sickness. Same shit with Ebola riots. Same shit with massive nature reservations. Perhaps they are misinformed and paranoid but they´re growing in number. Europeans are not. Maybe they´re inherently stupid but they aren´t growing more and more autistic.

Considering guys like Gates being involved with Monsanto, Y2k, the .com bubble and Common Core its not surprising they think the West is trying to wipe them out. The West seems to be trying to wipe itself out. Equal oppurtunity depopulation. African population is growing because they like making babies too much and send all the homosexuals to Europe. 

Gates it not an imbecile any more than the Huxley´s were. But something tells me he´s not the kind of humanitarian people think he is........

U.K NHS have a fund for kids who´ve become sick from those vaccines Gates keeps sending and the Africans keep refusing.......

https://www.gov.uk/vaccine-damage-payment/overview

Sudden Debt's picture

The let them all in so they can mathematicly increase GDP and lower average debt per citizen because the costs keep rising.

The downside is that this trick costs a shitload of money and weakens society.

But hey... society only has to survive 4 years so they can go to the elections and blame everybody else for their faillures.

 

When this shit explodes, we should put all those politicians who are responsable and those who worked for them against a wall and shoot them.

They'll be responsible for a genocide by the people

Never One Roach's picture

the Elite like Juncker walk to tstreets with armed bodyguards and drive bullet proof limos....not to worry about the dirty masses who he has thrown into the african fires.

NidStyles's picture

Bullet proof limos will still burn. No one is untouchable.

Ghordius's picture

did you notice how many Americans feel that's it's their right (perhaps a kind of "birthright"?) to tell Europe what to do?

including Gates, here doing a U-turn, every time Americans feel that it's ok to tell Europe what to do...

... in the most undiplomatic terms (which they would not tolerate if we would do the same in the other direction)

and this based on the most threadbare of information levels, of course

yeah, another Gatestone Institute article. meh

07564111's picture

not unlike the shit in Brussels telling their members what to do...or else ?

Ghordius's picture

name the shit, own the shit

I see, for example, Victor Orban's Hungary listening to some of this shit from Brussels and replying: meh, nope

(I also see US congressmen discussing about putting German and Russian companies engaged on a pipeline between the two countries... under sanctions, btw)

NidStyles's picture

I will tell you what to do, and you will like it.

TheReplacement's picture

Are there US troops occupying Europe or are there European troops occupying the US?

We get to tell you what to do, not the other way around.  This is what happens when you bend your knee to the empire.

TuPhat's picture

Ghordius likes to forget that he lives in an occupied country.  He wants to tell americans what we should tell the europeans to do.

Vageling's picture

With your reply his point is still valid. Since Hungary and Poland, Czechia don't comply they start some bureaucratic shit (which costs a lot of money) to which the outcome can vary. They have been threatening with 100"s of K fines in EUR per refused gimmegrant. Hence his point is valid. It's called coercion. Supersede nation laws and shove their own made "values" (greed, corruption, naivety et al) down every bodies throat. 

Haus-Targaryen's picture

We tell the "Europeans" what to do when they act like children.  For example, calling the Hamburg G20 protesters "selfless" - we can see this as objective stupidity.  

 

Ghordius's picture

"some" is not "all". a mistake I see you doing all the time

who do I blame for that? the educational system that "forged" your mind? which, in my book, is remarkably childlike, at times?

yes, in my book taking 10'000 protestors and putting them all in the same "box", regardless, is objective stupidity

some were Marxists, some were Libertarians. some were violent, some were not. some were Anarchists, some were Marxists

some were stupid, some had something worthwile to say

Haus-Targaryen's picture

Click here, to see Ghordo call the Hamburg G20 protestors "selfless" and "living in the moment" and "looking out for others." 

I shit you not. 

Ghordius's picture

what part of the word "some" did you not understand?

but I'll repeat a key message from that comment:  it's our european youth

whereas it's their blood, our blood that you often call to be spilled, sometimes for nebulous reasons

including, yes, a very soulless way of seeing the world

Haus-Targaryen's picture

How am I soulless for wanting a better life for my family and children?  

How am I soulless for wanting "Europe" to remain "Europe" (both genetically, culturally and linguistically)?

How am I soulless for not wanting "Europe" to make the same mistakes it did in the past 150 years, which resulted in the deaths of some 250 million people?

It seems if I put others' quality of life above that of my family then I could understand your opinion, at least logically.  

The question is, how can you accept an ideology to be true if it means sacrificing your own family's well-being for the *THEORETICAL* betterment of others? 

Its like the refugee in the Med question I posed to my in-laws yesterday: 

Every year the past few years approx. 3k economic migrants drown in the Mediterranean.  If the Italian Navy were to sink a few of these boats and machine-gun everyone in the water, you'd kill a few hundred people ... but its also highly like the boats-in-the-med would stop. 

Which is more "ethical": 

- Inaction that kills 3k per annum

- Action that kills 400 but saves 2,600? 

Your side is so consumed in virtue-signalling your actually throwing not only the people you are attempting to help in front of a bus, but "your own" as well.  

Including your mythical "European" youth fighting the good fight against the police and that evil ReWe grocery store. DEATH TO CAPITALISM! LETS HAVE PEOPLE WAITING ON THEIR FOOD AGAIN! 

Seriously though, have you had a stroke?  You make less and less sense the more time that goes on. 

Ghordius's picture

nah, those funny ways of trying to discredit me (this time a stroke) don't work on me

further, all that "US-discourse" stuff might work on big parts of the readership, today, but they don't work on me

"How am I soulless for wanting a better life for my family and children?"

I did not call you soulless for that. I called you soulless for calling 10'000 demonstrators:

"all Marxists" and "all soulless" and "kill them all"

the first is demonstrably false. the second, I did my defense, the third... well, I don't even want to go there

in twenty years, I might be still eating popcorn, watch a G20... and your yet-unborn child might be demonstrating there

because of a father that does not make a difference between "ALL" and "SOME"

as I explained to you, I witnessed such a case of a father speaking like you and his daughter being there at the G20 demonstrations

you do realize that your child will be most probably German... while you still have quite a lot of homework to do to even understand German Culture, don't you?

Haus-Targaryen's picture

I am going to go out of my way to unteach her what she learns in school.  Don't worry about that Ghordo.  

Marxists aren't human beings. 

Given you " ' " use, obviously not German or Austrian, but English language usage is that of someone Germanic.  

Likely Swedish.  Makes sense. 

Ghordius's picture

LOL. you sound exactly like the father of that 20-year old girl (bar that funny stuff of "Germanic")

go on, try to "unteach your child what is thought at school" (which is... ah, I'll leave that there)

in particular, try to counter dogma... with even more dogma, and that outlandish dogma, to boot

particularly with that "Marxists aren't human beings"

LOL. I do hope for you that your learning curve will be very steep, in the next 20 years

Haus-Targaryen's picture

It starts at young age Ghordo, kinda like religion. 

There is a great book on the subject written by an Austrian, the name escapes me at the moment, but there was a chapter dedicated to children.  I'll have to freshen up before he/she arrives. 

 

Ghordius's picture

religion is faith. and no, plenty of cases where children rejected the religion of their parents

also plenty of cases of children rejecting their parent's political views "because they treat them as if it was faith"

to this, just add the cases of children rejecting their parent's views "just because they feeel rebellious" for two or three decades

where did you grow up? in a place where such cases never happen?

seriously, check very carefully about that assumption that you can foster your political views on your children as if they were religion

Haus-Targaryen's picture

I will go out of my way to destroy the "Wir haben eine besondere Verantwortung" narrative.  I've done pretty good with my wife's cousin's son.  Got him a stack of books for Christmas, from the Turner Diaries to Patton's diary, to Nothing for Tears and a few historic books written at a time before people like you had the opportunity to rewrite history. 

I got him some books on economics, and told him if he has any questions to ask me.  

He now is a big supporter of Frauke Petery and the AfD. 

The beautiful thing Ghordo, about "my" ideology (shared by many here) is once your eyes are opened and you see it, you cannot close them again, even if you try. 

You're welcome. 

Maghreb's picture

"Got him a stack of books for Christmas, from the Turner Diaries to Patton's diary"

Are you fucking serious? You gave a kid the Turner Diaries? It´s like Tom Clancy meets Mein Kampf. Whats your plan to get the kid killed in a shoot against Federal Police when he tries to rob a bank? It´s like giving a black kid an NWA album and handgun. He´ll be dead or turned out by Turks in a German prison by the time he´s 22. You´re either deluded, a shill or a fucking evil man.

How´s Patton going to help he got assasinated. So did his nephew Larry McDonald when his plane got blown out of the sky in the Korean Airlines incident. Do you still think it´s 1979? Other Nazi kids are going to laugh at him when he shows up with that lame shit when actual German kids have Great grandparents who served in the Gestapo.  

You´d be doing more for "your people" buying him some designer clothes, some Al Green CDs and teaching him how to go down on a chic. Germans need to raise that birthrate man not get them selves all killed trying to fight Zionism again.

You fucking moron...... 

 

Jubal Early's picture

I guess you and your queer butt buddy never managed to create a child, otherwise you wouldn't write drivel like this.

I despise childless adults who like to pretend they care about "children" and their "people".  Worthless Sackgassen.

Ghordius's picture

 already at the "queer butt" ad-hom? this is a public forum where I do not talk about my children

besides, what's the point? are we going to post photos of them? is this Fight Club or FaceBook?

Jubal Early's picture

"is a public forum where I do not talk about my children"

That would be fine, but you have attacked HT several times trying to use his children as a chink in his armor.  So you have children.  Are they parasites on the tax payers like you, who has hours to post comments all day, or they do something to create wealth?  And I mean real wealth, not state mandated wealth transfers like socialized medicine or environmental protection.

Are you still married to the parent of your children?  Is he/she/neither a true white european?  Are you?

froze25's picture

Childress leaders are dangerous. 

Jubal Early's picture

"Likely Swedish."

I had long figured he was from Belgium or Luxembourg.  But it doesn't matter his input is worthless.

What I find fascinating is that he protects his identity as if he was saying anything that anyone would come after him for.  Either he is totally spineless (likely) or he is some kind of paid troll (less likely).  In either case, as I said above, his cowardly input is of no value.

OverTheHedge's picture

Whenever there is a troika meeting to eviscerate Greece, Ghordius goes missing. I like to believe he is actually the German finance minister, Her Schaeuble. Ghordius denies this, but rather too loudly, in my opinion.

Still, it keeps me entertained, which is why I come here.

 

JohnGaltUk's picture

EU is over, its just a matter of time now.

The writing is clearly on the wall now.

Ghordius's picture

go on. how much time left? I'm here since 6 years. LOL

NidStyles's picture

6 years and you've done absolutely nothing to help anyone.

Not surprised.

Ghordius's picture

interesting comment. what help did I deny... to you?

I get thanks, from time to time, for my imput. yes, here, on ZH

again: what help are you asking for? what help is anybody, today, asking for that I am denying?

do you mean... in real life? if yes, how do you know?

shovelhead's picture

Not true.

I get exercise reading Ghordo's posts.

Mostly from shaking my head in disbelief.

Jubal Early's picture

" I'm here since 6 years."

So you really aren't a European, just a Hasabara troll.  That explains why you have so much time to spend posting meaningless comments.

malek's picture

"those funny ways of trying to discredit me"

Sorry Ghordius, but there's nothing left to discredit about you...

TeraByte's picture

Kudos for taking a stand.

 

Ace006's picture

The state claims the monopoly on the use of force but never uses force.  Basically, it says, "Don't cross the border.  We have guns.  See?"  Then they invaders cross the border and the state says, "Well, if you really want to cross, we guess it's ok."

All the Spanish have to do in N. Africa is electrify their fence.  Simple.  No land mines. No machine guns.  Just turn on the damn power.  Do they take that simple step?  Of course not.

The European states are taking every possible step to ensure that there is white rage and massive killing INSIDE the borders.

It's satanic.

Maghreb's picture

"Every year the past few years approx. 3k economic migrants drown in the Mediterranean.  If the Italian Navy were to sink a few of these boats and machine-gun everyone in the water, you'd kill a few hundred people ... but its also highly like the boats-in-the-med would stop."

You do realize they´re getting killed in the Sahara already. Libya and Southern Algeria are lawless. Morrocan southern border is a DMZ covered in minefields with a shoot to kill policy. If the Sahara desert, POLISARIO and ISIS aren´t stopping them it´s not like the corrupt and ineffective Italian navy will. Right now they are being trafficked up because the Sahara is in chaos since the fall of Gaddafi. Before this the old routes where through the Canary Islands until FRONTEX EU border control shut them down. Chinese could be sneaking them in through Piraeus as well.......

As for the Italians and "Our Sea Program" they are full of shit. Apparently the Nigerians and Italian Mafia´s are working together now all over the country. I doubt the Italian navy is doing anything but stemming the flow to keep the price of their new indentured servants up in the rapidly depopulating Italian countryside. Italians and Nigerians are fucking like that..........

https://www.occrp.org/en/daily/6645-italian-police-mafia-and-nigerian-vi...

You fools brought this on yourself. You were warned. Stop the NATO invasions and maybe you´ll have a chance. Same goes for the Central American Drug wars bringing a tide Central Americans. Otherwise the next attacks will be bringing tens of millions in when Sub Saharan Africa collapses into warfare like it did in the 70´s. You were warned.........

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLflLdIJeMw

 

 

Vageling's picture

What part of complicit did you not understand? 

Vageling's picture

Irrelevant. You can try to downplay all you want but it has no use. There's a part in the law that covers this.

You can't tell me that some people didn't knew. Yet they stayed anyway and let it happen. Means they're complicit.

Lost in translation's picture

Yes, but I'm sad to tell you that it's the same in East Asia.

RoK is treated as a US colony, and an inferior.

Jubal Early's picture

No, it is Europeans who are always looking down their ZOG noses at US "cowboys" who do things like exit the Paris "accord".

It is not "Americans" who are telling your beloved EU to genocide white Europe and force it to miscegenate with million of sub-intelligence sub-african sub-humans.  This is clearly a result of the (((Frankfurt))) school and cultural marxism, and it is Gutmensch idiots like you that are doing in to Europe and the US.

q0paz's picture

IIRC you're in Germany ?? Have any nearest and dearest women folk of rapeable age ? (i.e. able to stand on their own and breathing unaided)

Ghordius's picture

yes, I have "womenfolk" in Germany that think that this "raping thing" is a Great Internet Hoax

one of them is nearly thirty and is a Police Crime Investigator. another is 20 and was at the G20 demonstrations

and a few more. now, can you stand and breath unaided and... think you do have a serious, factual and reliable view of what happens in Germany... from abroad? it's just a question, mind

Haus-Targaryen's picture

I am a realiable source within Germany. 

Ghordo is full of shit.  The Muslims are making everything worse and crime is exploding.