As I often say, Angela Merkel is the worst German chancellor since World War II. She is largely the architect of the EU’s current immigration problems and has been forcing the EU to continue its open borders policy as well as dumping illegals in other countries, such as Poland. One of the principal causes of Brexit was immigration, and we are continuing to see a surge in nationalist and right-leaning parties as Merkel’s idiotic policies slowly ripping the EU apart.
Italy is the latest country to lash out against Germany’s misguided policies:
Italy’s new interior minister Matteo Salvini, who leads the far-right anti-immigrant party La Lega, doubled down on Saturday on his policy:
He said that in the course of blocking two additional NGO-operated ships flying Dutch flags, the Lifeline and Seefuchs. An NGO worker on one of the vessels posted a tweet referring to Salvini as a “fascist,” though the tweet was taken down soon after. Salvini responded, “As a father and as a minister, they can attack and threaten me all they want, but I won’t give up and I’m doing it for everybody’s sake.”
In fact, a recent poll shows that Salvini’s anti-immigration policy is extremely popular, with 59 percent of Italians favoring it.
Furthermore, Italy’s policies are achieving their goals, in that the number of people leaving Libya for Italy, 22,000 so far this year, is down an enormous 70 percent from the same period last year. The number that actually reaches Italy is down even further, because Libya’s coast guard is also performing rescue missions, and returning the migrants they rescue to Libyan soil, where they are put into brutal detention centers.
The issue of migration is dealing one blow after another to the unity of the European Union. A lot of the motivation for Britain’s affirmative vote on the Brexit referendum was to keep migrants out – although I always like to point out many of the migrants that the British wish to keep out are not Muslims but are Christians from Eastern Europe, just as many Americans wish to keep out Christians from Latin America. Migration is far from being just a religious issue.
Germany’s Angela Merkel has been widely condemned for her decision, in 2015, to encourage Syrian refugees to come to Germany. Her decision was based on the founding principles of the European Union and the 1957 Treaty of Rome where, having suffered the devastation of two world wars and fearing a third, the European survivors saw as a major cause of those world wars the same nationalism and xenophobia that’s increasingly prevalent today.
Religious fanatics like Merkel, who are unable to seperate religion from politics, must go and the EU must bend to the concerns of its nations’ voters if it wants to survive as an institution.