Mass Migration: The European Commission's New "Norm"

Authored by Alain Destexhe via The Gatestone Institute,

  • The Commission, based in Brussels, is not elected but, according to EU treaties, it has a monopoly -- yes, a monopoly -- on initiating legislation at the European level. A Commissioner is an appointed bureaucrat, one for each member state -- often a former top politician, now sidelined in his country of origin, therefore with very little democratic legitimacy.
  • First of all, many of the migrants are not qualified; and second, they receive social benefits so there is little or no incentive for them to work. Articles supporting the claims of the officials -- that Europe needs more migrants in order to fund the healthcare and pensions of aging Europeans -- neglect that this plan can only succeed IF the migrants work. These assumptions, therefore, appear to be based on ideological bias rather than scientific evidence.
  • The new norms, like the size of apples or the curvature of cucumbers, should, according to the European Commission, be determined by the European Commission. Migration will not be a question open for debate. It will be a "norm" determined by the Commission.

Dimitris Avramopoulos, the European Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship, recently published a startling opinion, advocating for more immigration as an inescapable reality to which European citizens should just adapt without any further discussion.

The article illustrates much of what is wrong with European institutions, in particular the European Commission, a mixture of bureaucratic arrogance, false creed based on dogma rather than facts, and a disdain for democratic debate. The Commission, based in Brussels, is not elected but, according to EU treaties, it has a monopoly -- yes, a monopoly -- on initiating legislation at the European level. Each Commissioner is an appointed bureaucrat, one for each member state -- often a former top politician, now sidelined in his country of origin, therefore with very little democratic legitimacy.

Dimitris Avramopoulos, the European Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship. (Image source: EU2017EE Estonian Presidency)

 

"It is time to face the truth.... The only way to make our asylum and migration policies future-proof is collectively to change our way of thinking first," wrote Avramopoulos. Does he think that grass-roots citizens do not think? Like Zeus -- another Greek -- on Mount Olympus, the truth comes from the upper floor of the Berlaymont building, the official headquarters of the European Commission in Brussels, as a top-down process. Hey, stupid dudes who want to control immigration, just listen the new self-proclaimed God-bureaucrat and shut up because: "we cannot and will never be able to stop migration". Period.

It is very clear, from survey after survey, Eurobarometer after Eurobarometer, election after election, that a huge majority of European citizens are not only worried about immigration but want -- if not to stop it -- to reduce it drastically, and regain the lost control over borders and over who is allowed to get inside Europe and who is not. Brexit and the recent election campaigns in the UK, Austria, Germany, the Netherlands and the Czech Republic had immigration as a core issue. This trend is extremely clear and these "signals" cannot just be dismissed by Avramopoulos writing that "Migration is an emotional, sensitive issue... influenced by rising nationalism, populism and xenophobia." So, any reluctance to slow down immigration is categorized as "racist" and disqualifies whoever intends to raise an objection to the future Brave New World dreamed up by the European Commission?

According to our Commissioner, this populism and racism has, "limited our opportunities to put in place smart, forward-looking migration policies", policies that will be thought and implemented by, guess who? The enlightened European institutions, of course.

In a normal democratic process, every country should, ideally, be able to decide, through national parliaments, its migration policies. At a European level, the willingness of the majority of citizens should be taken into account. But Avramopoulos could not care less. According to this unelected Greek Commissioner, this is because "at the end of the day, we all need to be ready to accept migration, mobility and diversity as the new norm". The new norms, like the size of apples or the curvature of cucumbers, should, according to the European Commission, be determined by the European Commission. Migration will not be a question open for debate. It will be a "norm" determined by the Commission.

So, do we really have to accept migrants and refugees? According to the Commission, "It is not only a moral imperative but also an economic and social imperative for our aging continent". This is another false cliché. In his book Exodus: How Migration is Changing Our World, Oxford Professor Paul Collier explains that he has reviewed all the major scientific articles supporting the claims that migrants will be able to pay for the social benefits of aging Europeans, only to conclude that he was absolutely not convinced at all. First of all, many of the migrants are not qualified; and second, they receive social benefits, so there is little or no incentive for them to work.

Articles supporting the claims of the officials -- that Europe needs more migrants in order to fund the healthcare and pensions of aging Europeans -- neglect that this plan can only succeed if the migrants work. These assumptions, therefore, appear to be based on ideological bias rather than scientific evidence.

But what about the almost four million young unemployed citizens already inside the European Union? The unemployment rate for them has actually been between 15-20% in recent years. Don't politicians have "a moral imperative" (to speak like Avramopoulos) first to give them a job and a future before welcoming more new migrants? In Greece, Avramopoulos's country, the unemployment rate for youths is not 17% -- the current European average -- but more than 40%. In Greece, Portugal, Spain, Italy -- countries with extremely high rates of unemployment -- there is also a generation of young and educated people, but they are unemployed and face an uncertain future. Many young Greek people do not see any reason to stay in Greece and would like to leave the country. Does Commissioner Avramopoulos plan to replace them with migrants or does he accept this internal, almost forced, migration within Europe as their fate? Another "norm"?

Perhaps the saddest aspect of his article is that Avramopoulos is not a leftist or a green or even a social-democrat politician. He is from New Democracy, a right-wing party. He is the living proof how far the Left has come to dominate the intellectual landscape in European institutions and imposed its way of thinking. With "right-wing" politicians such as Angela Merkel or Avramopoulos betraying their own constituents, one should not be surprised by the rise of "populism" that they themselves so often denounce.

Comments

Captain Chlamydia Wed, 01/10/2018 - 02:05 Permalink

Europe is Fucked.

 

With the import of illiterate muzzies, the tax burden rises, thereby garanteeing that Europeans can only afford 1-2 children, while the sponsoring of inbred imported arabs assures they can breed like rabbits. 

Ofelas shitshitshit Wed, 01/10/2018 - 03:03 Permalink

Thank´the  initiators of the EU:  Coundenhove-Kalergi, Spinelli and Monnet

Thank the supporters of Coundenhove in the USA (many from the tribe) 

 

Coudenhove wrote in his books "a European race mixed of Africans, Asians and Europeans of low intelligence, ruled by an interlectual elite......who should be from Jewish extraction" (not Verbatum) See Paneuropa and Der Adel 

 

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Planet ZOG Haus-Targaryen Wed, 01/10/2018 - 03:53 Permalink

Congratulations!  Too bad it wasn't a boy, girls are are almost guaranteed to end up tattooed shicksas.

There is a GLOBAL war against white Christians going on.  If you want to get ahead in this kosher century, you had better contact a Rabbi about getting your foreskin chomped off.  I hear its not too painful, just be careful about herpes....

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2887862/Fourth-Jewish-baby-year…

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rrrr Joe A Wed, 01/10/2018 - 10:20 Permalink

He says, "These assumptions, therefore, appear to be based on ideological bias rather than scientific evidence." What he means is, "The conclusions are formed in ignorance and are not based on facts." He doesn't know the difference between ignorance and bias, and his political life has rendered him incapable of speaking directly. Instead, he has to use euphemisms and roundabout language.

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SoDamnMad shitshitshit Wed, 01/10/2018 - 06:24 Permalink

Not exactly, Dimitris Avramopoulos is from Greece who is totally screwed up and beholding to the banks of Germany and like. He got the job in order to give the impression the EU has input from all the countries in the Union, when, in fact, he is told what the "gods" want. He needs to go home and take care of his people rather than collect a fabulous salary and benefit package and totally screw the Union members with this Islamic horde. 

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ludwigvmises Planet ZOG Wed, 01/10/2018 - 04:19 Permalink

If e.g. Germans don't want immigrants, why do the two biggest immigrant-welcoming parties in Germany (CDU & SPD) get 55% of the votes just a few months ago? It appears the majority of voters in Germany love immigration and want more. Yet we think we know better what Europeans want and tell them how they should live. Because our country is sooooo much better, isn't it? We're so smart. We're so exceptional.

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Planet ZOG ludwigvmises Wed, 01/10/2018 - 04:29 Permalink

"why do the two biggest immigrant-welcoming parties in Germany (CDU & SPD) get 55% of the votes"

1.  The elections are rigged
2.  The people are brainwashed to vote against their own self interest
3.  The pool of political representatives has already been vetted for nationalists
4.  People join political parties for numerous reasons, not just one.  Old people are far more concerned about pensions and health care than "refugees".  Warmists only care about "climate".
5.  Holocaust Guilt Complex.

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ludwigvmises Planet ZOG Wed, 01/10/2018 - 05:36 Permalink

Let's assume your 5 points are correct. Does this give us the right to tell Europeans on how they have to live? And if they don't comply we simply instigate a coup or impose sanctions on them? I really wonder when we will stop meddling in other sovereign nations' affairs. I hoped it would happen with Trump but we're still not there yet.

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TBT or not TBT ludwigvmises Wed, 01/10/2018 - 07:06 Permalink

Point 6:   Democracies are tyrannical.   

Yes the parties that are for bringing in more immigrants are pretty popular.   They're free shut army type parties, seeking the vote of dependents an want the force of government to systematically take from the prudent and productive to give to the dependent.    These parties want more voters.   Also many of their "leaders" are true believers in a sick guilt complex that puts third world people on a moral pedestal for being poor. 

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Mimir Captain Chlamydia Wed, 01/10/2018 - 03:56 Permalink

 "this plan can only succeed IF the migrants work"

Well ! This plan works because migrants in the EU do work. As migrant you can't actually stay beyond some three years (in most countries) in another EU country, unless you are active on the labour market:

 

Activity rates of migrants in EU countries (2016)

Activity rate of Non-EU born (25-54 years old) 77.4%

Activity rate of EU born (25-54 years old) 85.8%

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Mustahattu Captain Chlamydia Wed, 01/10/2018 - 04:52 Permalink

Yep, their strategy is to import millions of muzzies hoping that some of that shit sticks. That's not a good plan, it's suicide. For every 1 refugee 8 more will come under family reunification and breeding.

In Sweden refugees are actually breeding faster than rats. The hospitals in Sweden cannot handle it so some are sent to Finland https://www.thelocal.se/20161229/swedes-forced-to-go-to-finland-to-give…

In the article they of course leave out who these people are, and blame shortages of beds, but everyone knows it's the refugees desperately making anchor babies.

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action jackson 911 Mustahattu Wed, 01/10/2018 - 10:16 Permalink

Swedenistan is fucked anyway, because as anybody knows already Sweden is not a country it`s an illness :)) They are in the first places of this stupidity tours on wheels kind of stuff lately :)) they are even more niggers than the germans, who are absolutely THE NIGGERS OF EUROPE :)) Fuck you Avramopoulos, fuck you Murkill, fuck you Macaroni, fuck you Drunker Juncker, fuck you ugly italian bitch Mogherini :)) you all will end up skinned alive, more sooner than later, you can bank on that :)) Sorry mate, there is nothing you can do, now it is just too late, hope you are all prepared for what`s is coming in Western Europeistan, you just still don`t realize that when the bhroughs will breake, and they sure will, it will be mayhem and chaos and massacres on a never before seen level, it will be pure savagery everywhere around there, like in 28 Day After :)) even worse. Now, I hope you started reading some post-apocalyptic kind of books or novels, there are a lot around out there, just to know what to expect when the real shitshow will start, it is only a question of time. And for the delusional so called feminist elites out there in Western Europeistan, just this one is for you: You are in for a very fuckin` rough wake-up, you will be in Hell in no time when SHTF. There is nowhere to run for you, we have list of you, we know exactly who you are, how you look, your age, everything about you, the only good places for you will be on the lampposts :)) We will kill you all, your time is up, motherfucker muzzie-nazi spineless traitors, you will have a very painfull death, and all of your collaborators too, that story that we don`t know what they were doing don`t stand. So, the more savage muzzie and sand-nigger animals you import, the end will come more sooner for you :)) It will be just fuckin` awesome when the implosion will come. Fuck you, stupid moron muzzie and nigger-lover bunch of retards, you will get nuked, soon :)) It is like watching all over again that movie Idiocracy :))

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Fireman Captain Chlamydia Wed, 01/10/2018 - 05:13 Permalink

The Pedophile Politburo in Natostan sewer Brussels and their "Mohammedan Pension Plan" has about the same credibility as Natostan's serial anglozionazi hebrew wars in the Arab oil patch supposedly to bring "democracy" to the goat herders. Anyone who believes these lying, unelected, compromised pedophiles that have been "Operation Brownstoned" deserves to have their children sacrificed by goat shaggers and Merkill imported human organ eating I$I$ filth.

The detritus of USSA'S serial judaic bouts of slaughter in the ME for the profit of the warmongers of the anglozionazi empire just never stops coming.
The USSAN strategy of destroying two enemies with one war for the benefit of the chosenites. Easy to see if you want to see.

"Count" Richard Coudenhove Kalergi’s Plan outlined by Gerd Honsik
“Kalergi proclaims the abolition of the right of self-determination, ... the
elimination of nations by means of ethnic separatist movements or mass
allogeneic (genetically dissimilar) immigration to create a multiethnic flock
without quality, easily controllable by the ruling class. Kalergi characterized
the multiethnic flock as cruel and unfaithful but maintained the elite must
deliberately create them in order to achieve their own superiority: ‘Then the
elite will first eliminate democracy – the rule of the people. Next, the elite
will eliminate the people via miscegenation, thereby replacing the ruling white
race with an easily controllable mestizo race. By abolishing the principle of
equality of all before the law, avoiding and punishing any criticism of
minorities, and protecting minorities with special laws, the masses will be
suppressed.’'

"Count" Richard Coudenhove von Kalergi's genocidal screed "Practical Idealism" 1923 in PDF format (link below) is the original Austrian NAZI and his satanic tome makes Onkel Adolf's "Mein Kampf" look like a bedtime story. This freak laid the foundations for the abomination known as the EUSSR with its capital in Natostan Brussels, seat of the totalitarian Pedophile Politburo that runs the EUSSR for the banksters and satanists.
http://www.mediafire.com/file/vcpu7j7hakukmde/Coudenhove-Kalergi-Practic...

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Peterk_kk Wed, 01/10/2018 - 02:09 Permalink

Two things will stuff this globalist turkey 1) anti-immigrant party in Italy (election soon)  2) Qadaffi Jnr becomes President of Libya  oh and I forgot and Merkel not being able to form a Government

2banana Wed, 01/10/2018 - 02:12 Permalink

Socialist Europeans would destroy their culture, heritage, their families and the future of their children and grandchildren...

All to keep their ponzi pensions and free medical all going for a few more years...

Fuck them.

The Americans that landed and died in Normandy and to free Europe died for nothing.

Planet ZOG 2banana Wed, 01/10/2018 - 04:41 Permalink

"The Americans that landed and died in Normandy for Israel died for nothing."

Fixed it for you.  Actually it is worse than that, they died fighting against their own people for the benefit of the most racist, supremicist and bloodthirsty tribe in the history of the planet.

But Americans should not feel any stupider than all the other white christians.  They have all been under hebrew mind control for centuries.

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TimeTraveller Wed, 01/10/2018 - 02:34 Permalink

Who cares about Europe? The intelligent europeans left or were forced out of that dump centuries ago. Only the corrupt aristocratic parasites live their now, let them deal with the African and Islamic colonization. 

God is The Son Wed, 01/10/2018 - 02:46 Permalink

Self Destructive Marxist Europeans.

Soviet Union, North Korea, Commie China were all disasters. Following Jewish Ideal of Universal Citizen to serve the Jew is bad idea. Democracy and Capitalism Plus Cultural Marxism, is still BAD IDEA. Europe will decay to Tribal Groups, Africans, Muslims, Christians, Whites, It will not work. 500 Years from Now it will be MESS, Islamic Jihadists (ISIS will be in Europe forming their own Islamic Regions) Africans will be out of control with all the Crime, White's will be FLEEING the Region or joining some army to try get back Europe. Another 1 to 100 Million European Dead in WW4, War to Get back Europe into European Hands.

headless blogger Thom Paine Wed, 01/10/2018 - 13:13 Permalink

We will continue to call out the Jewish factor in all the messes. They have their share of responsibility for what is happening today and do not get a free pass any longer. Call people what you will, but nobody gets fired or shamed when they call for hate on Whites. You just want to shut people up, but we are not going to. Jews who have contributed to wars, financial crisis, moral decay, etc, will need to take their share of responsibility. 

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