Wednesday, August 19, 2015

German policy towards migrants posing as "refugees" is not based on rational decision-making

Channel 4 News this evening had a report on migration into the EU, with the news that Germany is due to accept over 800,000 migrants this year.

The implication was made by an official from the United Nations that other countries should match Germany's "generosity".

It is important to realise that the migrant crisis in the EU is caused by the Schengen policy - without Schengen migrants would not travel to the EU as they would know they would not get any further than the border nations.

It is also important to understand that German policy towards migrants posing as "refugees" is not based on rational decision-making, and still less is it based on generosity.  German policy is entirely warped by the memory of the German government (enthusiastically supported by the whole German people) in the years 1933 to 1945.  German behaviour 1933 to 1945 was so atrocious that the shame of that experience makes rational decision-making towards non-Germans impossible.  If the German government were even mildly unwelcoming towards non-Germans immediately there would be international screams of protest.  "You see" the argument would go "these people have not changed.  They are still evil Nazis.  Their crimes still stink to high heaven.  They are still the pariah nation in Europe, untouchable by good wholesome Europeans."  This outcry would be so painful to German politicians that they will go to ANY lengths, however irrational, to avoid being compared to their 1933-45 forebears.

Thus we see migrants in Germany reaching 800,000 and perhaps doubling next year, and doubling again the year after that and so on and so forth.

That is an insane policy and not one the United Kingdom should emulate.

http://www.channel4.com/news/

More http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-33972632

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