Mass Migration: "The Fatal Solvent Of The EU"

Authored by Giulio Meotti via The Gatestone Institute,

"Far from leading to fusion, Europe's migration crisis is leading to fission", Stanford's historian Niall Ferguson recently wrote. "Increasingly, I believe that the issue of migration will be seen by future historians as the fatal solvent of the EU". Week after week, Mr. Ferguson's prediction seems to be turning into a reality.

Not only does Europe continue to fragment as anti-immigration sentiment gathers political strength, but, as a result of the migrant crisis, the EU's border-free internal zone, Europe's most cherished prize after the Second World War, is now defined as "at risk" by the Italian government, among other governments, such and Austria.

Immigration is also redefining the intra-EU contract.

The Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia, the so called "Visegrad Group", recently called for EU border defense. "We have to have a Europe capable of defending us", Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said as well, after he was invited to join the Visegrad meeting.

This year, Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz (second from left) was invited to join the leaders of the four "Visegrad Group" countries (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia) at their June 21 summit meeting. High on the agenda were the issues of mass-migration and border protection. (Image source: Austrian Federal Chancellor's Office)

The new Italian populist government, after Italy saw more than 700,000 migrantsarrive on its shores in the past five years, also embraced a hard-line policy. Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini recently closed Italy's ports to migrant vessels. In Germany, after the German chancellor clashed on immigration with her interior minister, Horst Seehofer, migrant policy could also lead to the "end of Merkel's tenure".

"Italy's new populist government signals a major challenge to the European status quo, but not in the way most observers initially expected", the author Walter Russell Mead recently commented in The Wall Street Journal. "The governing coalition has put the challenge to its euro policy on hold. Instead it is turning to a subject on which the European establishment is more vulnerable: migration".

The entire European political consensus is fracturing under the seismic impact of the migrant wave. Migration to Europe has become a political issue "as toxic as ever", the New York Times just noted about the current debate inside the European Union. The EU's current trouble seems to come from a deafness among the policy elites, who refuse to take into account the problems for their citizens that have followed unvetted mass immigration.

Mass migration in the last years has simply created major troubles for Europe's internal stability. First, there has been a security challenge. According to a new report by the Heritage Foundation:

"Almost 1,000 people have been injured or killed in terrorist attacks featuring asylum seekers or refugees since 2014. Over the past four years, 16 percent of Islamist plots in Europe featured asylum seekers or refugees. ISIS has direct connections to the majority of plots, with Germany targeted most often, and Syrians more frequently involved than any other nationality. Nearly three-quarters of plotters carry out, or have their plans thwarted, within two years of arrival in Europe.

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"Since January 2014, 44 refugees or asylum seekers have been involved in 32 Islamist terror plots in Europe. These plots led to 814 injuries and 182 deaths."

There is also a severe challenge to ethnic and religious coexistence posed by immigration. French Jews have fallen victim to a form of ethnic cleansing, according to a manifesto signed by, among others, former French President Nicholas Sarkozy and former French Prime Minister Manuel Valls.

"Ten per cent of the Jewish citizens of the Paris region have recently been forced to move because they were no longer secure in certain council estates" the manifesto said. "This is a quiet ethnic cleansing".

The threat Europe is facing if it refuses to close and control the borders is examined by Stephen Smith, an expert on Africa and admired by French President Emmanuel Macron, in his new book, The Rush to Europe: Young Africa on the Way to the Old Continent. Today, he notes, 510 million Europeans live in the European Union with 1.3 billion Africans facing them. "In thirty-five years, 450 million Europeans will face some 2.5 billion Africans, five times as many", Smith predicts. If the Africans follow the example of other parts of the developing world, such as the Mexicans in the US, "in thirty years", according to Smith, "Europe will have between 150 and 200 million Afro-Europeans, compared with 9 million today". Smith called this scenario "Eurafrique". Europe's largest migration wave since World War II has also become an increasingly urgent problem as Europe's indigenous populations continue to age and diminish in number.

The controversial quota system for migrants has already failed. The European governments also cannot really deport migrants. In 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) condemned the Italian government and ordered it to pay thousands of euros to two dozen immigrants it deported to Libya. Italian authorities had intercepted the migrants in the Mediterranean Sea when they were trying to get to the Italian island of Lampedusa from Libya. Three years later, the European Court again condemned the Italian government for deporting migrants. The European Court of Human Rights also condemned Spain in its judgment to expel of a group of 75-80 migrants from the Melilla enclave. The ECHR then condemned Hungary for detaining migrants. Europe cannot stop, deport, arrest and repatriate the migrants. What do the authorities in Brussels suggest? Bring everyone to Europe?

Andrew Michta, dean of the College of International and Security Studies at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, recently wrote that, under this mass migration, European democracies risk their own "decomposition". We will not only see the "fission" of the already fragile European Union, but that of the Western civilization as well.

Comments

Troy Ounce EuroPox Tue, 07/17/2018 - 05:38 Permalink

 

A bunch of academics in the Nederlands argue that the Netherlands always had an influx of immigrants so what is the problem?.... conveniently forgetting at these immigrants had the luxury of a Judeo-Christian upbringing.

Europe can perhaps do with 100M Westerners and a few hundred thousand Muslims 

NOT with 100M Africans and Muslims

You can lie to people and kick them in the teeth. Once you fuck with their culture you're dead. 

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Heros Troy Ounce Tue, 07/17/2018 - 06:15 Permalink

"French Jews have fallen victim to a form of ethnic cleansing, according to a manifesto signed by, among others, former French President Nicholas Sarkozy and former French Prime Minister Manuel Valls.

"Ten per cent of the Jewish citizens of the Paris region have recently been forced to move because they were no longer secure in certain council estates" the manifesto said. "This is a quiet ethnic cleansing"."

Fucking kikes force the west to let in hoardes of low-IQ welfare scabs, agitate them into a frenzy of White-hate, then kvetch when the blow back affects them.  

Those kikes should simply go to Israel, the supremacist aparthied state their talmud promised them if they holocausted sufficient numbers of Christians.  Hence 2 world wars for Israel.  They have instant citizenship there too.

Instead, after having destroyed our countries and cultures, they squeal and kvetch and expect goyim to fix it for them.  Hitler was wrong, they aren't untermensch, they aren't even mensch.

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IvannaHumpalot Heros Tue, 07/17/2018 - 07:46 Permalink

Stop blaming the jews for everything you mad insane anti-semite idiot.

 

DOn't you know the reason the borders were opened?

 

1) Fucking Germany running a trade surplus wanted downward pressure on wages & they see people as interchangeable economic units

 

2) Fucking EU Bureaucrats wanted to break down nationalism so the french, spanish, greeks etc would accept being part of a United States of Europe without a country of their own

 

3) To fund the pensions of their ageing population without any thought that migrants get old, too

 

4) Religitarded lobbying from the Catholic church that worships poverty and the 3rd world because that's where all it's followers are, and that hates the secular West who ditched the church for atheism.

 

That's IT. That's the entire reason. Nothing to do with jews you stupid ignoramus.

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Heros IvannaHumpalot Tue, 07/17/2018 - 08:13 Permalink

I can open any one of the millions of jew owned newspapers and get that very same narrative.  Unfortunately for you, very few at ZH buy those kike lies, otherwise they would be at huffingtonpost or businessinsider.  Why don't you just go there too, you'll find loads of people there who enjoy the warm snuggly censorship and never ending stream of virtue from their narrative.

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DomMagdeburg2002 IvannaHumpalot Tue, 07/17/2018 - 11:07 Permalink

Could not have said it better. "Let us shatter your knees and you will proclaim us the savior when we hand you the crutches." You are one of the few people on ZH that recognizes what is happening. Sick of reading all this Jew hate. Is Trump a Jew? Is Angela Merkel a Jew? Is Jerome Powell a Jew? Is Macron a Jew? You all get the idea, or not. Anyway, very well said Ivanna. As I have said before, a demographic time bomb is the chief cause of the problem in Europe today. The fuse was lit by past and present leaders who were afraid to inform their constituents that ponzi schemes always need new suckers to feed the scheme. Where better to get the new suckers than from the misadventures of the US in the Middle East and N. Africa all under the guise of humanitarianism? Europeans themselves are too entitled, arrogant and stupid to even recognize what is happening to them, just like their American counterparts. At the end of the day, all of what we are witnessing today is a symptom/consequence of the destruction of sound money.

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thisandthat IvannaHumpalot Wed, 07/18/2018 - 11:48 Permalink

We have an expression for what you're attempting to do: "trying to cover the Sun with a sieve".

Who do you think campaigned for years — decades! — for that "multiculturalism"? Oh, yeah, that's right: ziokikes and their pet minions, that's who! Like this Kikestone institute now bitching and whining about it:

"Mass Migration: "The Fatal Solvent Of The EU""

I'm literally loling. Consequences, bitches; are they a bitch too, or what?...

GFYS, swine.

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moon_unit COSMOS Tue, 07/17/2018 - 06:37 Permalink

Eastern Euros are already occupied. They handed over EVERYTHING submissively and silently, without firing a shot.

Sometimes the occupants go there and walk down the streets to check out their handiwork, wearing white curly-cable earpieces and shiny suits, looking like Strzok, accompanied by their dark-skinned colleagues, thinking no-one will notice such aggressive, paranoid faces.

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Jack Oliver COSMOS Tue, 07/17/2018 - 07:02 Permalink

People will do anything when they are desperate - the US will soon find that out ! 

The best solution of course - would be for them to return to their own homelands! 

If Russia brings peace and China brings investment - we could all experience their culture over THERE ! 

Muslims are far to ‘one dimensional’ in their beliefs to be suited to western society ! 

It would be a win - win !! 

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Cloud9.5 Jack Oliver Tue, 07/17/2018 - 08:36 Permalink

Barbra Spector has sown her racial hatred in the wind.  Now she and her tribe are reaping the whirl wind.  I guess she can with a clear conscience sacrifice French Jews to the greater good.

There are decent people of all colors and persuasions.  Unfortunately that does not matter in times of systemic collapse.  Based on appearance, individuals will be forced into their respective tribes as we are forced to compete for survival.  Snipers in Kosovo did not care one bit about whether their target was a good or bad person.  Their target was their target because the target was from the wrong tribe.  Live and learn people.  It is time for individuals to circle the wagons, batten down the hatches and hunker down for the coming storm.

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Telemakhos css1971 Tue, 07/17/2018 - 08:36 Permalink

A sovereign nation needs walls with or without welfare.

The problem is that European governments (and supra-national EU government) have forgotten what fundamentally constitutes statehood. US military hegemony has allowed Europe to neglect the concept of defense as thoroughly as it has defense funding (see here Trump's recent NATO comments), and Schengen gave them the illusion that borders were unnecessary. Borders are not necessary if the only people crossing them are friendly and likely to bring economic progress instead of being a drain on your economy, and that was mostly the case when only Western Europeans were crossing each other's borders.

Under such a regime of forgetful delusions, when the politicians see no need for defense or borders, their imaginations run wild on spending on "positive rights": free healthcare, free education, free housing, free everything. Thus the state encroaches on areas alien to it as ministries gain authority in new domains (totalitarian government is the government that pervades the totality of human society and becomes identical to the sum of all authority exerted in society itself). A government that gives away everything for free (never mind that all "public money" is taken from taxpayers) fundamentally believes that it can give and give and give, and so it starts to view the newcomer, the alien migrant from outside the Schengen area, as another possible recipient of its merciful abundance and another citizen under its authority. Never mind that the new alien has no skills, does not understand the language, cannot contribute to the economy in any meaningful way, will never pay taxes to repay (how bourgeois) the welfare system, and will likely never assimilate to the culture—the welfare state that forgets that its original purpose was to defend the interests of its own citizens, the ones who fund the welfare state and with whose welfare it was originally concerned, will happily expand itself by giving as much as it can to the newcomer.

The EU is the ultimate example of the state that has forgotten itself: it has no army, no defense mechanism (NATO can take care of that), and one of its core principles is the dissolution of boundaries (Schengen). Dissolving NATO, evacuating US troops, and letting Europe remember to take care of its own territorial integrity would be a good, first step towards reminding Europe of what sovereignty means and what a government owes its citizens. The neocons will scream about the danger of Russia, but it's exactly that responsibility for defending against a foe that Europe needs—Europe needs danger in order to remember that a state's greatest duty is to defend its own citizens, not to take from them and redistribute to strangers.

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Troy Ounce Song_Of_Roland Tue, 07/17/2018 - 05:49 Permalink

 

Good comment. It also gives the answer...

Politicians listen to the Globalists, the corporatists who now pay their salaries and promise pluche forever.

Soros, Bill Gates, Ford Foundation, Kelloggs, Google, Amazon, Yahoo, Clinton, etc, etc.

For an overview, check the US site www.discoverthenetworks.org

All in the name of a "vibrant society". THEIR VIBRANT SOCIETY. Fuck them!

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new game Troy Ounce Tue, 07/17/2018 - 06:22 Permalink

so when the dingos rush the castles, do you think the failure has come full circle?

this comes to fruition with only one outcome-violence with death...

fuking brain dead progressives ruining cultures and society for do gooders that are clueless to history.

ignore at every bodies peril. there will be endless mideast style terrorism in euro as shia and sunni kill each other.

 

ShiaSunni relations. Sunni Islam and Shia Islam are the two major denominations of Islam. They chose sides following the death of the Islamic prophet Muhammad in AD 632. ... Sunnis are a majority in most Muslim communities: in Southeast Asia, China, South Asia, Africa, and most of the Arab world.

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Niteroba Rapunzal Tue, 07/17/2018 - 05:26 Permalink

Agree. IMO best case scenario for the "divide and conquer" strategy is this; They'll let the inflow of migrants hit a tipping point, where Nationalist movements start getting broad support of the population such as liberals newly awaken from their retarded naivety joined by lazy and broken millennials who dig themselves out of layers of deception assisted by alt-media. Governments handle the unrest as a slow and controlled implosion. At some point with bloody streets and molotov cocktails hitting everywhere, the masses start begging for intervention. The powers of order offer their caring hand... At this time, my friend, we can only hope the elite let us keep some vestigial freedom as a token of their goodwill. I'm buying land in South America. 

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Dr. Bonzo Tue, 07/17/2018 - 03:49 Permalink

...writes Niall, married to African immigrant twice over...

Don't know why everyone's in fucking love with Hirsi Ali. She's a gold-digging opportunist from an elite Somali clan. Essentially Somali royalty. They couldn't swing the country to their clan, so they left. She usurped Holland by lying over her immigration status, a very simple means to get tossed back into the ocean, then pole-vaulted her fucking ass to the US all based on one simple pedigree. An African who rags on Islam. All the while she's going on and on about Islam, you don't think she'd doing everything in her power to leverage her entitlement toward helping her clan, her tribe. And her tribe ain't the USA.

Hirsi Ali is the poster-child of the type of opportunistic luck-seekers that are descending on the West in an epic deluge....

ludwigvmises Tue, 07/17/2018 - 04:52 Permalink

Rome did exceedingly well with Africans. Northern Africa was one of the richest provinces, and 100s of years ahead in development ahead of modern day Scandinavia or Eastern Europe. Europe can gain massively - as did the Romans - from developing close economic ties with 500 million Northern Africans.

To Hell In A H… Tue, 07/17/2018 - 04:59 Permalink

The Gatestone at it again, speaking to intellect less evolved than Kipper brains. These bastards at the Gatestone conveniently forget which groups are behind this mass immigration.

The Gatestone writers must be having a laugh when they read the message boards of one of their articles, saying.... "Look at the Goyim fools, we rile them up and blame every group, but omit the real architects the Jews, and the fools don't even realise. Beasts of burden the Goyim" rflol 

That's how Gatestone view us, and given the replies on this subject, they are fucking correct in their analysis. Just look at the board and donors on the Gatestone? A woman called Rosenwald started this institute for fucks sake. The average IQ, just gets wrapped up and easily distracted. Hey..... Look squirrel. 

Clogheen To Hell In A H… Tue, 07/17/2018 - 05:28 Permalink

I've often wondered about this too. Gatestone is Ziocon Central yet keeps pounding away against mass immigration into Europe, which is one of the Tribe's main weapons against Europeans. They must be playing a deeper and longer game than we dumb goyim can understand.

If your theory is correct that their objective is 'you and him fight' then they're playing a very dangerous game because at some point when the fighting is over the winners will wonder who caused it all. I would have thought that boiling the frog was going along very nicely and would have succeeded over time in blending Europeans out of existence but for some reason it was decided to open the floodgates which inevitably lead to European resistance.

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IvannaHumpalot To Hell In A H… Tue, 07/17/2018 - 07:54 Permalink

Who is behind mass migration? (clue: not the jews)

 

Germany running a trade surplus wanted downward pressure on wages & they see people as interchangeable economic units

 

 

EU Bureaucrats wanted to break down nationalism so the french, spanish, greeks etc would accept being part of a United States of Europe without a country of their own

 

To fund the pensions of their ageing population without any thought that migrants get old, too

 

Religitarded lobbying from the Catholic church that worships poverty and the 3rd world because that's where all it's followers are, and that hates the secular West who ditched the church for atheism.

 

That's why mass migration happened. Islam only took advantage of it -- but they saw their opportunity and called for Hijra and now they are COLONISING

ISLAM HAS COLONISED ZEROHEDGE - all this anti-semitism and misdirection comes from ISLAM you fools

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