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We never ask the experts of migration

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On the 16th of June 2014, a group of Ethiopian migrants set up a protest in Valletta against our government who is supporting the very source of their hardship: the Ethiopian regime. It had to be these farmers to show the whole, true picture of migration. The solution for illegal migration lies in their countries of origins, not here in Europe.

At the moment, there are two opinions on migration. The not-so-enlightened liberals want to open the European borders for all to come. They want to regularise the situation of illegal migrants, give them voting rights and let them work without any concern for their cultural and linguistic capabilities. Christian democrats, socialists and eurocommunists have joined forces trying to eradicate every form of separation between cultures and nations. This is the current position of the EU. NGOs like Aditus and the UNHCR are simply supporting this stance and it is common for people who don’t agree to get labelled as ‘racist’. They support fully the EU position for obvious reasons. An increase in illegal immigrants correlates positively with an increase in their work and thus their salaries.

The people want a different stance and they are supporting far-right movements who have no real solution but to send everyone back home and let them face the music. But what about an alternative solution? One that would tackle the source of the problem. The Ethiopian farmers made it clear that they left their country since their government simply took their land for industry. Their options were to either work in the new industries for meagre pay or flee their homes. And who is urging the Ethiopian government to steal land and spoil it? Obviously it’s the West. First of all it was Western colonisers that left dictatorial regimes to rule Africa and secondly these countries have been locked in astronomical debts owed to the West [the USA and Western Europe] for their so-called ‘foreign aid’.

Evidently there’s another side to the story. The UNHCR and the NGOs are not the only ones benefiting from migration. The EU, a predominantly neo-liberal institution, holds an interest to lower wages in Europe. Illegal migrants hold the key. It’s easy. They saturate the labour market with surplus workers and thus employers have a larger choice and more room to reduce salaries. It’s basic Marxist economics, yet even the communists have fallen for the trap and want Europe to be full of Africans. The left has been dragged to numbness by capitalism. Of course the West goes on supporting the African dictatorships! They are providing it with a good supply of workers and greater profits for big business.

Seeing all this, the Ethiopian farmers have the best and most difficult solution. The West stops supporting the African regimes, they get weaker and the people can safely revolt and find a way that best suits them. If different tribes cannot live in the same nation-state, then they should form their own states without any nosing around from the West. Yes, prices in Western countries will increase since we wouldn’t be relying on stealing African resources, yet we would have better wages since the European population is decreasing and employers would be forced to pay more to employ people with rare skills. Europeans will be happy living in their own continent and Africans in theirs whilst big business will be forced to give out more money to the people. Until Europeans and Africans wake up and see how their governments are screwing them, we will all continue living in this mess.

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  1. John Doe says:

    You are right in most points. National and EU immigration policies are completely failing. On the one hand, sending them back is not really an option due to the fact that they either face prosecution / death in their home countries – or they simply try again to come to Europe. On the other hand, giving refuge to all of them is not an option either since it is a burden to our already strained social systems, possible increases violence due to poverty, infectious diseases, etc., which result in increase in racism due to fear in the local population. Therefore, you are right, the problem needs to be tackled in their home countries. However, their governments are deeply corrupt, but not supporting them would be worse than supporting them. Example: Giving foreign aid to North Korea with food supplies, etc. stabilises the regime, but it is better than having 1 million people die due to lack of food.

    Yes, prices in Western countries will increase since we wouldn’t be relying on stealing African resources, yet we would have better wages since the European population is decreasing and employers would be forced to pay more to employ people with rare skills.

    I disagree here. If we do not “steal” their resources, the Chinese or other countries will. It is not our governments that “steal”, it is the corrupt government in these countries that sells their own country and citizens for bargain prices. Furthermore, nobody will be happy to pay 5 Euro for a litre of petrol or 2 Euro for a Banana, 5 Euro for a cup of coffee, etc. People are rioting with minor price increases, with your proposed price increases, there would be a full civil war erupting. I believe in social Darwinism, which means that the stronger country uses its advantage over the weaker countries because if it doesn’t do it, another country will. It is unfortunate, that these countries have problems (which were caused by our ancestors, yes), but as long as they do not help themselves, we cannot help them either and it is not our task to do so. Our task is to care about ourselves, their task is to care for themselves. If everyone just cared for themselves, everyone would be happy. Those who cannot care for themselves… well, in ancient Sparta there was a cliff for it.

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