In Eastern Europe, people have long memories and have not forgotten earlier battles with Islam and tyranny under the rule of the Ottoman Muslims. Part of Hungary was ruled by Ottomans from 1541 to 1699, an experience Hungarians do not want to repeat under the current invasion hijrah.
Below, in the Battle of Mohacs (1526), the Ottoman invaders, led by Suleiman the Magnificent, defeated the Kingdom of Hungary, which led to the partition of Hungary for several centuries.
Last fall, Hungary built a fence along its border to block the access of thousands of unwanted foreigners, who promptly rioted in anger. That’s not the conduct of genuine “refugees” but is rather how thwarted illegal alien invaders behave.
Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban spoke on March 15 to commemorate his nation’s independence from the Austrian Empire. He took the occasion to criticize the weakness of Europe in the face of a stubborn intruder. He called for freedom from the unaccountable superstate in Brussels that forces member states to accept hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens. He recognized that the purpose for some of the great migrant invasion is the “occupation of territory,” an attitude marked by the intention “to reshape the religious and cultural landscape of Europe.” Orban urged fellow Hungarians and Europeans to resist an invasion disguised as humanitarian resettlement.
Freedom is not the natural order of society, and it must be defended because once lost, it is very hard to retrieve.
Below is a portion of the original speech; the entire address can be read here.
VIKTOR ORBAN: The destiny of the Hungarians has become intertwined with that of Europe’s nations and has grown to be so much a part of the union that today not a single people — including the Hungarian people — can be free if Europe is not free. And today Europe is as fragile, weak and sickly as “a flower being eaten away by a hidden worm.” Today, 168 years after the great Wars of Independence of the European peoples, Europe, our common home is not free! Ladies and Gentlemen, Europe is not free.
Because freedom begins with speaking the truth. Today in Europe it is forbidden to speak the truth. Even if it is made of silk, a muzzle is a muzzle. It is forbidden to say that those arriving are not refugees, but that Europe is threatened by migration. It is forbidden to say that tens of millions are ready to set out in our direction.
It is forbidden to say that immigration brings crime and terror to our countries. It is forbidden to point out that the masses arriving from other civilizations endanger our way of life, our culture, our customs and our Christian traditions. It is forbidden to point out that those who arrived earlier have have already built up their own new, separate world for themselves, with its own laws and ideals, which is forcing apart the thousand-year-old structure of Europe. It is forbidden to point out that this is not an accidental and unintentional chain of consequences, but a preplanned and orchestrated operation; a mass of people directed towards us. Continue reading this article
Dr. George Borjas (see written testimony) remarked, “What I have learned from all of this is that immigration happens to come out to be just another government redistribution program.”
Peter Kirsanow (written testimony), a commissioner on the U.S. Civil Rights Commission, told the hearing, “Unequivocally, the wages and employment levels of black Americans are disproportionately adversely affected by illegal immigration.”
CIS policy director Steve Camarota (written testimony) observed that “Those who face the most competition are often the poorest and least educated Americans.”
It was tantalizing to hear Senator Sessions briefly refer to automation in connection with immigration during his opening statement, something that Computerworld writer Patrick Thibodeau also noted in an article titled, Robots and immigrants reduce jobs, Sen. Sessions warns (March 16).
Say, automation and immigration. . . that could be a topic for another hearing, particularly how automation makes immigration obsolete. Along with other public policies that have become inappropriate, like homesteading.
Below, robots build cars in a Fremont, California, Tesla factory.
Unfortunately, Sessions’ office did not upload a separate video of his opening statement, but it can be seen in the whole hearing video, which starts at around 20 minutes in.
There is also the written version, where the remark about robotics is near the end:
WASHINGTON—U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Immigration and The National Interest, today issued the following opening statement on the impact of high levels of immigration on American workers:
“Today’s hearing addresses a critical issue – one that is of the utmost importance to the American people. That is, what is the impact of high levels of immigration on U.S. workers? Does immigration increase or decrease wages for U.S. workers? Does it create or diminish job opportunities for U.S. workers?
By way of background, the United States admits lawfully over a million aliens every year to permanent resident status, all of whom are eligible to any job in the economy. These are not seasonal workers but permanent residents.
In addition to the one million new Lawful Permanent Residents, we have approximately 100,000 refugees and asylees, who can take any job. And we have 700,000 guest workers, the majority of whom are not seasonal workers. 600,000 students who come to the United States every year have not been authorized by Congress to work, but the Department of Homeland Security has manipulated the rules to allow many of them to work through the much-criticized Optional Practical Training Program. Continue reading this article
Take that, Amnesty Man! The people won’t forget lying and treason.
It serves Rubio right. After campaigning as a Tea Party guy, he went establishment as soon as he arrived in Washington as Senator where he immediately began planning for higher office. Rubio forgot about the people in Florida he was elected to serve. In fact, it was recently reported that the mayor of Tampa (the state’s third-largest city) Bob Buckhorn has not met the esteemed senator throughout his four years of serving as the city’s top official. Little Marco was too busy with his new friends in the Gang of Eight (shown below) to bother with carrying out expected duties for his state. The G8 scheming for massive amnesty promised a stepping stone to greater visibility, power and money.
Over in the radio universe, Rubio’s fake charm has always turned Rush Limbaugh’s brain to mush, and his election analysis on Wednesday was more of the same where Limbaugh thought the Senator’s final speech was good and “came from his heart.” Less charitable minds might regard Rubio’s wrapping himself in religion as an emotional smokescreen to cover his recent electoral failures. It was really over the top for him to remark, “It is not God’s plan that I be president in 2016 or maybe ever.”
Rubio has great talent in speaking conservative style, even when his actions verge on treason against America to satisfy his unlimited ambition.
Below, Senator Rubio in a prominent position as the speaker at the podium, providing a hispanic Republican face to doubling legal immigration and rewarding millions of invasive lawbreakers with amnesty.
Trump advisor Stephen Miller popped up the other day in a Shark Tank interview to remind us of how truly deeply wicked Rubio acted when he was involved with the Gang of Eight group. That bipartisan bunch worked behind closed doors to construct a huge amnesty bill that was filled with goodies for job thieves and actual criminals. Miller was an aide to America’s Senator Jeff Sessions and recently left to become a policy advisor to Donald Trump. Speaking of Senator Sessions, his list of 10 questions about the G8 bill is a nice reminder of the proposed law that was more a pack of lies than honest legislation.
Miller served in the front lines in the battle against amnesty and, as a result, has a rather low opinion of the Florida senator. The inside picture is even worse than what the public saw. Miller concludes that “Marco Rubio is a man for sale.” Devastating.
STEPHEN MILLER: People were imagining Rubio then in 2010 as the young Republican Obama, that he was going to be this young freshman senator who’s going to unite the conservative movement and be swept into the Oval Office. But instead his career went the opposite direction. Marco Rubio, instead of becoming the Republican Obama instead sought to become the Wall Street Obama, the donor Obama. He got to Washington D C and he aligned himself with all the big donors and special interests who are now funding his campaign.
And so we saw in 2010, everyone remembers, he ran against Charlie Crist and he hammered Crist for pushing amnesty, just hammered him for it. I remember I was watching as I said this Marco Rubio guy who really really doesn’t like amnesty, I mean he’s just attacking Charlie Crist for this amnesty thing. At the time I didn’t know — what you know, what many others know — about his record in the state house killing immigration enforcement bills and pushing in-state tuition for illegals. The national market didn’t really know that. But then after this no-amnesty pledge, the strangest thing happened, Senator Rubio got to Washington DC in 2012, he started pushing the DREAM Act, the same bill that he attacked Charlie Crist for pushing. Continue reading this article
Chancellor Angela Merkel’s extreme program of opening Germany (and Europe via the Schengen Agreement) to millions of hostile and/or moocher Muslims has been smacked by severe disapproval in regional elections over the weekend.
Fewer selfies with invaders probably would have been a better media strategy for Merkel.
It’s reassuring that Germans have not lost their minds entirely. The initial anschluss of illegal aliens was enthusiastically promoted by the media which showed welcoming crowds of Germans, apparently happy to surrender their nation to the 1400-year enemy of the west. But pockets of resistance developed, presumably among those who had experienced Islam diversity before the Merkel invasion. Now, after the rapefugee attacks on women in Cologne and elsewhere, groups like PEGIDA (Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamisation of the West) look right all along.
Below, a PEGIDA march in Dresden last year. The front banner reads “Nonviolent and united against religious wars on German soil.” The sign behind that says, ”For the future of our children.”
A nationalist, anti-migration party powered into three German state legislatures in elections Sunday held amid divisions over Chancellor Angela Merkel’s liberal approach to the refugee crisis. Merkel’s conservatives lost to center-left rivals in two states they had hoped to win.
The elections in the prosperous southwestern state of Baden-Wuerttemberg, neighboring Rhineland-Palatinate and relatively poor Saxony-Anhalt in the ex-communist east were the first major political test since Germany registered nearly 1.1 million people as asylum-seekers last year.
The three-year-old Alternative for Germany, or AfD — which has campaigned against Merkel’s open-borders approach — easily entered all three legislatures.
AfD won 15.1 percent of the vote in Baden-Wuerttemberg and 12.6 percent in Rhineland-Palatinate, official results showed. It finished second in Saxony-Anhalt with some 24 percent, according to projections by ARD and ZDF television with most districts counted.
“We are seeing above all in these elections that voters are turning away in large numbers from the big established parties and voting for our party,” AfD leader Frauke Petry said.
They “expect us finally to be the opposition that there hasn’t been in the German parliament and some state parliaments,” she added. Continue reading this article
In 2011, I wrote a blog titled, ”Somali Immigrants in Minnesota: Import a Problem, Then Pay to Try to Fix It”. It considered the problems of gang formation and jihad behavior among young Somali immigrants. The centerpiece was the testimony of the St. Paul Police Chief to Congress, where he enthused over his excellent outreach to at-risk diverse youth, noting, “Our Police Athletic League has over 300 Somali American youth participants who compete in soccer, flag football, softball and volleyball games that are organized, coached and refereed by Saint Paul Police Officers.”
Wouldn’t it make more sense and be less expensive for taxpayers to stop importing Somalis altogether? Nobody benefits from this policy of importing unfriendly Muslims, except for moocher non-profits that hire members of the ethnic tribe in question. Furthermore, any spare money for do-gooder projects should be spent to help American kids who face a tough economy as they grow up.
Islam cannot be fixed or reformed. The best that can be done is to quarantine it, which should be the policy of our government. Hopefully the next administration will be less friendly to hostile Islam and will not welcome historic enemies inside the gates.
Six organizations that work with Somali youth in Minnesota have been awarded $300,000 in grants as part of a federal pilot project designed to combat terrorism, the nonprofit group that is administering the funds announced Thursday.
The grant recipients include a youth sports group, a program that empowers Somali parents, an organization that plans to enhance youth employment opportunities and a group that addresses mental health issues for refugees. An additional $100,000 has been set aside to help with technical assistance, professional development and other resources with the goal of keeping the programs going on their own in the future.
Marcus Pope, director of partnerships and external relations for Youthprise, the nonprofit administering the money, said investing in youth development is crucial. He said Minnesota is home to many creative and bright Somali youth, but many of them face “formidable challenges, including a sense of alienation, a search for identity as new immigrants, unemployment and poverty that can open them to recruitment by extremist groups.” Continue reading this article
Hillary and Bernie put on their biggest open-borders show to date on Univision TV Wednesday, promising to hard-core invasion enthusiast Jorge Ramos that only axe murderers will be deported. So illegals will keep coming in growing numbers.
Keep in mind that Jorge Ramos bragged in 2006 to Bill Maher: “Latinos are not only the largest minority right now, but eventually we will be the majority in the United States, and the process is well underway.”
Narurally, Jorge thinks that’s a swell idea.
It’s good to hear from Sheriff Paul Babeu on this subject since he is on the front lines of border chaos in southern Arizona. The video below is of his remarks about Univision’s Democrat debate. It is timely, since on Tuesday he held a press conference with other enforcement officers to declare an even more open border than previously, where agents are assigned to areas of low influx so it will appear that illegal entrance is down, when the opposite is true. “Hundreds and hundreds of thousands of illegals are coming in,” he observed on a Fox News show Wednesday.
Back to the Democrats’ call for open borders with a path to citizenship:
JORGE RAMOS: You’re telling us tonight that if you become president you won’t deport children who are already here?
HILLARY CLINTON: I will not.
RAMOS: And that you won’t deport immigrants who don’t have a criminal record?
CLINTON: That’s what, that’s what I’m telling you. I do not want to see them deported. I want to see them on a path to citizenship. That is exactly what I will do.
BERNIE SANDERS: I will not deport children from the United States of America.
RAMOS: Can you promise not to deport immigrants who don’t have a criminal record?
SANDERS: I can make that promise.
CHARLES PAYNE: There you have it. Democratic candidates Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton both promising no more deportations. To Arizona Sheriff Paul Babeu who fears they just rolled out the welcome mat for even more illegals. Sheriff, I gotta tell you, if I’m watching this or by hear about it and I’m trying to get the United States, I’m thinking all I gotta do is cross the border and I’m home free.
SHERIFF PAUL BABEU: That’s exactly what the message they just sent to tens and tens of millions of future illegals, not just in Mexico; Central America and anywhere else and that’s the wrong message to send, obviously, because we have laws here — Hello! — and there’s a congress who has passed them and the president is sworn to faithfully execute these laws. And they have undermined the rule of law in our country and this is message being sent — you can expect in these next 10 months, there’s going to be a rapid increase; we’ve already seen it. There’s a 102 percent increase last year to this year and just the first four months of this fiscal year and it’s going to get worse. Continue reading this article
I’ve posted earlier discussions with the author of Rise of the Robots before (Australia ABC radio, Sept 2015 and NPR, May 2015) but the latest has a timely dialogue about jobs and the incursion of smart machines.
The automated workplace is a huge and basic threat to the economy when the social contract of payment to workers for tasks performed becomes more broadly undermined. We seem to be seeing the beginning stages now in the jobless recovery, which is partially caused by businesses turning to machines to survive the hard times of the recession:
Most of the jobs will never return, and millions more are likely to vanish as well, say experts who study the labor market. What’s more, these jobs aren’t just being lost to China and other developing countries, and they aren’t just factory work. Increasingly, jobs are disappearing in the service sector, home to two-thirds of all workers.
These forecasts are rather alarming and seem worthy of attention in Washington. But the people’s representatives are asleep as the future economy is headed off a cliff.
Government needs to wake up and smell the technological unemployment — something that has not happened in Washington, where the same old prescriptions are dragged out with no understanding of the new age of automation.
There are no easy fixes, but certainly the first thing to do is slash immigration severely, because America won’t require foreign workers for the mythical “jobs Americans won’t do” — citizens will need those jobs.
Today, robots are increasingly handling many jobs in manufacturing that were done by human hands not more than 20 years ago. This sea change has affected a variety of industries, and it’s one reason why the jobs recovery of the past few years hasn’t included as many manufacturing jobs. Those jobs weren’t just destroyed — they were lost to smart machines.
But while we’re living in a time when computer programs already dominate Wall Street, and when driverless cars and delivery drones are moving from science fiction to mundane fact, those developments may be just the tip of the iceberg. Martin Ford, author of Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future, recently appeared on the Knowledge@Wharton show on Wharton Business Radio on SiriusXM channel 111 to talk about how the robot revolution has affected businesses in a host of industries, what it means for jobs in the years ahead, and what other surprises might be on the horizon.
An edited transcript of the conversation appears below.
Knowledge@Wharton: We’ve seen these changes going on. Where does your concern lie for the future?
Martin Ford: It’s really across the board. Traditionally, robots have been in factories, but I think that over the next 10 to 20 years, automation in the form of robots, smart software and machine learning is really going to invade pretty much across the board. It’s going to start impacting jobs at all skill levels. It’s not just going to be about low-wage people who don’t have lots of education. It’s really starting to impact also professional jobs.
Knowledge@Wharton: For years, when you did have robots involved, they were viewed as a supplement to the workers, but that clearly isn’t the case now in some areas. From what you’re saying, we’re going to see this even more going forward.
Ford: That’s right. I really think we’re in the midst of a transition where in the past, machines have always been tools that have been used by people and made those people more productive, but increasingly, the technology is really becoming a replacement or a substitute for more and more workers. That’s going to be a huge issue over the coming decade.
Knowledge@Wharton: Based on the level of adoption by businesses so far, what has been the effect on the economy? It’s probably somewhat marginal at this point, but it’s certainly going to be growing.
Ford: That’s right. Clearly, we have not seen actual massive unemployment as a result of this. That’s obvious. But what we have seen is, for decades now, wages have been stagnant, and even now, as the economy has been recovering and we’ve seen the unemployment rate falling, we haven’t seen anything in terms of wage increases. I do think that technology is probably one of the main forces that’s driving that stagnation of wages. It’s important to note the way that stagnation is happening — even as, over the long run, productivity has continued to increase. We see this decoupling of productivity and wages that really points to this transition that’s unfolding.
Knowledge@Wharton: You work in software development, so this is an area that you have focused on professionally for quite some time. How quickly are we going to see this continue to grow? I was watching a segment on a TV show earlier today where they were showing off a driverless pick-up truck. That technology is getting closer and closer to being a part of our everyday life.
Ford: That’s right. All of this is subject to a continuing acceleration, and for that reason, it’s going to unfold at a rate that may surprise us. To take the example of driverless cars: It’s just a few years ago — really, back in 2009 — that I wrote my first book on this topic, and I never imagined at that time that driverless cars would be feasible any time soon. It seemed like an almost impossible task, even to me. Yet now, virtually every auto manufacturer, as well as a whole bunch of companies that haven’t traditionally been in the car industry, are working on this, and it’s looking like it’s going to be feasible within 10, 15 years, at least. So it’s pretty amazing how fast things are moving. Continue reading this article
Tuesday was International Women’s Day, but European women aren’t feeling very empowered since the continent has been opened to misogynist Muslim barbarians. Normal standards of safety have been wiped out in months by gangs of allah’s enforcers who want Islamic sharia law forced upon Europe. Under Muslim rules, women stay home and out of public spaces because they are believed to be subhuman. Free western women who act like citizens are seen as whores who deserve to be raped.
Police in Östersund in northern Sweden have warned women about being out on their own after dark, but the city’s mayor has trashed the idea.
Officers in Östersund first advised women not to walk around on their own at night, during at press conference on Monday, explaining that there had been at least six reports of violence against women in the area since February 20th.
“Now the police are going out and warning women against travelling alone in the city. We have seen a worrying trend,” regional police chief Stephen Jerand told Swedish media.
How is this not an invasion? Millions of foreigners have entered, captured territory (no-go zones) and enforced their culture (sharia) upon citizens of the receiving nation.
America should learn from Europe’s mistakes and forget about admitting unscreenable Syrian “refugees” and end Muslim immigration altogether. President Roosevelt didn’t issue Nazi visas during WWII.
More on Sweden’s anarchy below. It foolishly invited all of Syria to come live there in 2013. Generous liberals should be careful of what they wish for. A society can have women rights and safety, or it can have Muslim diversity — but not both.
“Almost every Swedish woman feels very or somewhat unsafe when they exercise alone in the dark”, finds new research by the Aftonbladet newspaper in the wake of the migrant rape crisis.
Combining a wide-ranging study of attitudes of women towards being outside in the evening on their own and personal interviews, the findings show that the statement of 34-year-old Ellinor Andersson that she carried a bunch of keys in her hand at night, ready to strike out, are quite normal.
Talking to Aftonbladet, the woman said: “I would never go running by myself on a Friday or a Saturday night”. Another said she would never go out alone after seven in the evening.
The survey finds that now 46 per cent of women aged 16 or over felt either very or somewhat unsafe when they are alone in the dark, compared to just 20 per cent for men. Even during the daytime many are uncomfortable, the results also show 43 per cent felt insecure while in a city on their own, and around a third were “afraid” of Swedish cities”.
Many women were so afraid of trying to get home in the dark, they would go to lengths to avoid it. Almost one third said they’d rather stay at a friend’s house overnight than try and get home, should they be caught out by the falling sun. Continue reading this article
The latest analysis of Census data from Center for Immigration Studies hardly needs any words, since the basic graphic tells all:
Obama’s promise to “fundamentally change America” looks moderately successful but really is a late-comer’s claim to have created something that has actually been building for decades: the deed was done by 1965 immigration legislation and the demographic effects have been accumulating ever since. The evil changes Obama has managed to push through have only been possible because the nation is becoming increasingly less American.
It’s useful that the CIS count includes the minor children of immigrants as well as the newcomers themselves: the offspring are a difficult group, being neither fish nor fowl, neither foreign nor culturally American after growing up in an immigrant household. Their split identity causes a number to turn to gang formation, a fact which sociologists have noticed. The same anti-assimilation urge also shows up in jihad activities among young Muslims.
In December 2015 there were 61 million immigrants (legal and illegal) and U.S.-born children under age 18 with at least one immigrant parent living in the United States.
Immigrants allowed into the country legally and their children account for three-fourths (45.3 million) of all immigrants and their children.
Almost one in five U.S. residents is now an immigrant or minor child of an immigrant parent.
The numbers represent a complete break with the recent history of the United States. As recently as 1970, there were only 13.5 million immigrants and their young children in the country, accounting for one in 15 U.S. residents.
Just since 2000, the number of immigrants and their children has increased by 18.4 million.
The number of immigrants and their young children grew six times faster than the nation’s total population from 1970 to 2015 — 353 percent vs. 59 percent.
Does this poll show the Trump effect of freeing citizens from the shackles of political correctness around immigration speech? Elites shout down the little citizens by calling them racist when they complain about open borders and endless immigration, but Donald Trump has changed the narrative absolutely.
Trump may not be the ideal messenger for political ideas, but his outspokenness on topics of immigration and sovereignty has been a needed restorative to the national dialogue.
The article unfortunately veers into typical liberal spin, calling the findings “sour.” Perhaps if journalist visas were passed into law, the Bloomberg author might get a clue.
Sixty-one percent of Americans agree that “continued immigration into the country jeopardizes the United States,” according to a new poll commissioned by management consulting firm A.T. Kearney that revealed pessimism across a wide range of issues.
The degree of concern is remarkable considering that the question was about all immigration, including the legal kind. Even Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has said he supports legal immigration into the U.S.
A.T. Kearney gave Bloomberg Businessweek an exclusive first look at the results of the survey, which covers 2,590 respondents and is part of an America@250 study that’s intended to gauge the nation’s direction with 10 years to go before its 250th birthday. The study, which will be posted online later this month, was conducted last October and November by NPD Group. Continue reading this article
Sunday’s Washington Post had a feature about a small Texas town where nearly all the elected officials have been arrested for corruption. Crystal City, population 7190 (2010 Census), is located 35 miles from the Mexico border.
Another important statistic: the town is 97 percent hispanic. The Mexican influence is strong there, given the cultural backgrounds of many, plus the proximity to the border with its well financed drug cartels who pay to have favors performed.
CRYSTAL CITY — Packs of dogs roam the streets in this small town about 120 miles outside of San Antonio, and dozens of vacant homes and businesses have their windows barred or boarded. The city council, which is supposed to run the government, has only one member not facing federal criminal charges, and the city manager, also charged, has been suspended. In recent weeks, the water from some residents’ faucets gushed out black.
“It’s, like, this poor town,” said Tomasa Salas, 55, as she waited in front of city hall to pick up plastic jugs of water. “There is good here, too. You just got to dig really deep to find it.”
The confluence of poverty and suspected political corruption have made Crystal City a national emblem of a small town gone bad, a place where nepotism festered for so long that the FBI had to bring in nearly 100 agents to clean it up.
“If this is a wake-up call for all other towns and cities and other municipal areas, thank God,” said Councilman Joel Barajas, the only council member not to face a federal charge.
The FBI has long waged a war against corruption in small towns across the country, but the problem seems to have grown particularly acute in the southern and western parts of Texas. In recent years, the feds have charged county officials involved in bid-rigging and kickback schemes, law enforcement officers who sold drugs they seized to other traffickers and even a state judge who took bribes for favorable rulings. The FBI’s San Antonio Division launched 23 public corruption investigations in 2012, 51 in 2013 and 64 in 2014, authorities said.
In Crystal City, federal prosecutors alleged in early February that the majority of the council members were engaged in a conspiracy to help one another take bribes from those wanting to do business with the government, and one had an illicit side project: transporting illegal immigrants.
Rob Saale, an assistant special agent in charge at the FBI’s San Antonio Division, said authorities in southern Texas are battling a “perfect storm” of factors that contribute to government malfeasance. The small cities are close to the border – where Mexican drug traffickers will pay officials to facilitate their trade – and the residents are generally poor. The median household income in Crystal City, according to the most recent census data, is $24,503. When money flows in from traffickers, state grants or other sources, Saale said, elected leaders, who are unpaid for their duties, are tempted to take a cut.
But if the pope doesn’t care about the survival of Europe in a recognizable form, he might think about his personal longevity, since there is a big jihad target painted on his cassock. As Islam scholar Robert Spencer has pointed out, a major goal of Islam, as instructed by Mohammed, is to conquer Rome, meaning the Vatican. In fact, media-hip ISIS hopes to live-stream the beheading of the pope in St. Peter’s Square. Muslims conquered Constantinople (the eastern capital of Christianity) in 1453, and Rome is on jihadis’ to-do list for the near future. For details, see my 2015 blog: Robert Spencer: A Goal of ISIS Is to Conquer Rome in Five Years.
Despite the immediate horrific threat that Islam poses to the West, the pope worries about a shrinking population in Europe even if the empty cradles are filled by Islamic babies rather than Christian, according to DW:
Europe risks becoming an “empty place” by forgetting its history and neglecting cultural exchange, said Pope Francis. The pontiff lashed out at the rise of populism, saying ideologies are the “poison of politics.”
Pope Francis said Europe must not neglect its historical roots of cultural exchange in reference to the wave of migration from the Middle East to the EU, in comments published on Friday by the Vatican’s official daily Italian-language newspaper “L’Ossevatore Romano.”
“If Europe wants to rejuvenate itself, it must rediscover its cultural roots … But forgetting its own history, Europe weakens itself. And that’s when it risks becoming an empty place,” the pope told Jean-Pierre Denis, editor-in-chief of the French magazine “La Vie.”
“Today, we can speak of an Arab invasion. It is a social fact,” the pope said in response to a question on why he believes Europe risks becoming an “empty place.” He immediately added that anyone looking for a “‘great change’ — those dearest to the far-right — will remain disappointed.” Continue reading this article
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