A University friend of mine, whom I met as my photographer for the Georgian Newspaper a lifetime ago, where I was one of the editors, sent me an interesting letter a few days ago with a serious question.
Basically, what he asked was . . . As a Jew, who is very much touched and cognizant of the Holocaust, consider turning away Syrian Refugees running for their lives?
My response was simple and to the point . . .
1 – Jews throughout Europe were targeted for EXTERMINATION by all of Europe’s WILLING EXECUTIONERS.
2 – Jews weren’t fleeing, or trying to flee for better financial considerations elsewhere.
3 – All of Europe’s borders were closed to Jewish EMIGRATION . . . meaning that whether Jews wanted to leave or not, THEY COULDN’T, because Jews throughout Europe were denied the right to run for their lives.
4 – Jews who did make it out of Europe, before and after the Holocaust, didn’t run to countries barging through boundaries and borders where they were not welcomed.
5 – Surviving and emigrating Jews, who headed LEGALLY to other countries like Canada and the USA, depended almost exclusively on Fellow Jews, to where they were IMMIGRATING for every form of assistance imaginable; from housing, jobs, language and culture training, healthcare, education . . . etc.
6 – AND PERHAPS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT TRUTHS . . . rests with the fact that Jews who made it to new lands, were eager to become culturally ASSIMILATED.
1 – THEY MOSTLY DO NOT WANT TO ASSIMILATE.
2 – THEY WANT FREEBIES TO SUPPORT THEM . . . WELFARE AS A MEANS OF SUPPORT.
3 – THEIR RELIGION SUPERSEDES THEIR LOYALTY TO THEIR ADOPTED NATION.
4 – THEY ARE NOT ASKING TO IMMIGRATE, BUT RATHER DEMANDING ADMISSION.
5 – THEY ARE COMING WITH LOVE FOR SHARIA, OPPOSED TO THE SECULAR RULE OF LAW.
6 – THEY ARE NOT BEING TARGETED FOR *RELIGIOUS PERSECUTION*.
*Had my friend asked about Arab Christians, and whether or not we should accommodate them into our societies as real refugees . . . ABSOLUTELY!
CANADA’S CONSERVATIVE PRIME MINISTER (STEPHEN HARPER) . . . is coming under serious and relentless attack by the LEFT, and the LEFTIST Media during our election campaign to be decided on October 19, 2015, because he does not want to throw the immigration doors of Canada wide-open to people who effectively want to INVADE our country.
GOOD FOR HIM . . . because, if this becomes a serious Canadian campaign issue, the LEFTIST opposition will lose big time for it, since the people of Canada, who are genuinely generous and caring individuals are not crazy or culturally suicidal.
As heartbreaking as the images are . . . of MOSTLY Moslem men with some women, and plenty of children storming the borders of European countries . . . one has to ask how bad the images already are in Europe, where Moslems have already immersed themselves, religion and culture throughout Europe, in communities that have no semblance whatsoever to the culture of the countries where they’ve settled.
Just walk through parts of London or Marseille, and see how British or French these two cites – NO LONGER ARE.
Whether in Canada or the USA, our LEFTISTS want MORE immigration and open borders for people from disadvantaged countries, because it makes them feel so good to be so noble, without thinking anything through.
1 – How many immigrants should our countries let in? And if there is a limit, who’s going to decide?
2 – Should there be some form of criteria for admission? And if the LEFT think so, isn’t that how it already works?
3 – If we let in whomever, without investigating who they are. How do we keep out REALLY BAD ACTORS?
4 – Who’s going to feed, clothe, educate, shelter and provide healthcare to the unlimited number of immigrants? And perhaps most importantly – WHO’S GOING TO PAY?
Where Anne and I live . . . Cornwall Ontario is the closest big city from us, which is about 40-minutes by car. And in Cornwall, which is just across the St Lawrence River from the USA, easily crossed by any boat, where American Natives and Canadian Natives live in between, there is a HUGE ISLAMIC CENTER on the Canadian side, right on the St Lawrence River.
HERE’S A FACT . . . One of the most important industries of the two Native Reserves, besides gambling (Canadians/American side by side), has always been smuggling, whether illegal cigarettes, liquor, guns and ammunition. And maybe even people.
HERE’S ANOTHER FACT . . . Cornwall is an insignificant and much impoverished blue-collar town with a total population of about 50,000 people, which for SOME REASON is home to one of the BIGGEST RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police) detachments in Canada. WHY?
Even though the Moslem Population is very LARGE in Cornwall, and from time to time, but VERY RARELY, we see some of the men around town wearing Arab Garb; otherwise, for the most part, they are INVISIBLE.
We might see some of the women in their Hijabs, with their children at an occasional event like a day in the park, or at a camping ground . . . but that’s it. So, how are they assimilating if they don’t participate in our CANADIAN CULTURE?
And if they don’t assimilate, why would I want them here?
IF I WANTED TO BECOME A PART OF THE MOSLEM WORLD . . . I would move to Pakistan, Afghanistan, Indonesia, the Middle East – ETCETERA. But until that event ever happens, they can stay where they are. And I will stay here.
As I wrote in a preceding editorial . . . There is a big difference between doing good, and being a sucker.
Best Regards . . . Howard Galganov