Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Professor Zetter






Roger Zetter (Emeritus Professor of Refugee Studies at the Refugee Studies Centre at the University of Oxford) muses aloud that the EU must "look at ways to decriminalise migration".

The only legitimate way to decriminalise migration is to seek a democratic mandate from the people to change the law.

Of course, this will not be good enough for Professor Zetter.

He wants the EU autocrats to subvert national policies on migration and "improve access channels" by EU fiat.

Why should so many people on the left seek to allow unrestricted migration from developing countries?

Partly they want to import more socialist-voting people.

But I also think it is a genuinely idealistic commitment to socialism.

"From each according to their means to each according to their need".

Because Western countries are rich their resources must be shared with the poor of the developing world.

There is nothing wrong per se with holding this ideal.  But we should be aware that socialists do not recognise private property.  Be warned, the left regards all the wealth of the West, whether held privately or publicly, as a common resource to be shared with the poor of the world according to their need.

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