Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The fear is that we are in some kind of dictatorship

Incoherant article about immigration by Suzanne Moore in the Guardian:  http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/oct/29/politics-denial-immigration-inhumanity?CMP=twt_gu

She is factually wrong to conflate the EU free movement of people with the uncontrollable (sic) tide of so-called asylum-seekers.

However she is right to point to fear as the prime motivating factor in attitudes towards immigration, although she has wrongly interpreted that fear as fear of "the other".

We are supposed to be a democracy where the majority rule.

In every poll there has ever been on immigration the majority have said they do not want it, and yet it keeps happening.

The majority view is completely ignored.

Which leads almost everyone, whether consciously or unconsciously, to the horrible sinking realisation that we do not live in a democracy at all.

The fear is that we are in some kind of dictatorship.

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