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Reader comment on item: Why I Stand with Geert Wilders
in response to reader comment: Missing the point

Submitted by the Grand Infidel of Kaffiristan (Australia), Jan 30, 2010 at 20:32

Anonymous writes:

"And by the way, an Australian can easily migrate to the EU or America provided of course that he/she has the right skills and education."

It's not that easy - especially getting a Green card. I understand Mexicans get in to the US easily because it's a mutually beneficial arrangement .

"....The larger point you are missing is that Islamic fundamentalism will never be defeated without a united front. When you bring in your petty cultural battles into an already complicated global scenario - the problem will only get worse. ..... I would never support ideas that widen the net to discriminate against everybody non-Western in the name of "cultural protection" -

And of course you're totally OK to have that opinion. But 'cultural protection ' (btw not a euphemism for 'racism') is a policy that a LOT of countries follow. China and Japan being two very obvious examples. I can understand it - cultures and languages are built up over millenia -why should they be dismantled or put into jeopardy simply because suddenly people from other countries and cultures want to move there? Why shouldn't the Chinese or Russians or Norwegians disallow me from living in their countries? Why should I have the expectation that they should allow me?

this is how it started in Germany in the 30s. If that is your battle then it is similar to all the hate groups that live on the fringe."


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