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Reader comment on item: Why I Stand with Geert Wilders
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Submitted by the Grand Infidel of Kaffiristan (Australia), Jan 29, 2010 at 03:06

Anonymous writes:

"Brazilians, Peruvians, Indians, Sri Lankans, Japanese, Chileans, Mexicans etc all who have NO relation to Islam will be barred from migrating to Holland..........All Wilders has to do is to say that he opposes all immigration from ALL countries for space reasons, Perfectly understandable, but this isn't what he is saying - he is singling out people from NON-western countries!"

well, it then becomes an EU issue as well. are mexicans, brazillians etc allowed to migrate to the EU without being marrieed to EU citizens?"

The EU does not have open slather borders - for good reason. I as an Australian cannot simply migrate to Holland or another EU country if I feel like it. Neither does Russia, Japan or China. We can call it 'racism' or 'xenophobia' - but it is also called 'cultural protectionism'. At one stage I also had the ideal of a world without borders - but now I see that as a great utopian ideal based on emotions - totally devoid of logic and totally impractical in the present .


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