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Mama Merkel and the Immigration Invasion of Germany

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By Rael Jean Isaac
American Thinker
October 23, 2015

On Oct. 20, months after the “immigration invasion” of Europe began — whose long-term impact goes far beyond temporary obsessions like email servers and Benghazi — one of the Wall Street Journal’s chief pundits finally addressed the subject.  Bret Stephens wrote an op-ed, “In Defense of Christendom.” The reason for the long silence is not hard to guess.  The Wall Street Journal has long been wedded to the notion of open borders.   Never mind that Nobel Prize winning economist Milton Friedman admonished the paper almost twenty years ago “It’s just obvious you can’t have free immigration and a welfare state.” The Journalhas remained deaf to Friedman’s irrefutable argument that in a redistributionist state, unlimited immigration, with its unlimited demands on the public purse, at minimum will destroy  limited government.

So how should the socially conservative editorial page react to open borders in action? In theory this was fine.  Yet there was something deeply troubling about millions of Muslims invading Europe’s richest welfare states, with no end in sight. As the King of Siam would say, it was a puzzlement.

Stephens finally ended the embarrassing silence.  He ignored the economic impact and focused on what is in truth the most important danger to which this migration contributes: the destruction of European civilization. Stephens treats the immigrant invasion as what he calls “a stiff breeze” in a civilization that has already lost its moral compass. No longer believing in the sources from which their comfortable beliefs in human rights, peace, progress, spring — Judaism, Christianity, the Enlightenment, capitalism, etc. — they have lost the capacity for what Pope Benedict called “self-love.”  Stephens is by no means the first to make this point.  Nobel Prize for Literature winner Imre Kertesz more than a decade  ago identified “suicidal liberalism” as Europe’s dominant set of values, leaving it “wide open to Islam.”

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December 16, 2015 at 05:00

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