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Submitted by Donald O (United States), Oct 19, 2005 at 22:37

I remember several years ago stories that boats packed with 'refugees' from Pakistan in particular were arriving in ports or intercepted at sea. These rotting ships were sinking etc. and were deemed unable to go 'safely' any further. Obviously, they set sail from Pakistan expecting the [foolish] sympathetic Euros [in this case Italians] to allow them an indefinite stay. I wonder what became of that scenario?

Why is it that when civilized peoples reduce their demands upon their limited environment and local financial pressures [limited job opportunities] it's considered a weakness? I'm tired of hearing how people in Israel or Europe are ineffectual (or going to be losers) because they refuse to compete with 3rd world birth rates!? - like it's some kind of twisted competition.

How many bloody wars [with billions upon billions killed] have been recorded in Europe's soil? Picture the old military battles when the armies would stand in formations and wait to be picked-off. Not to mention the progeny lost because of the wars and plague etc. The population can easily return [to compete with 3rd world levels] when the conditions are ripe.

With 50+ years of peace from the Cold War not erupting into anything catastrophic in Europe - the Euros have accepted this 'peace dividend' and reduced their mad dash for the American Hummer dream > Ignorant gluton pride.

After all, the Americans can hardly be proud of the fact that their population is only growing because of it's historical immigration policies [legal and otherwise] and the 'great societies' lust allowances. Family sizes on the average have grown smaller in the US also. Prosperity [mixed with a certain level of intelligence] tends to do that.

As mentioned in another post here - a great solution is to immediately return the 'refugee' as far as possible [via airplane or ship, whatever] from the invaded country and left there [in the desert or wherever] - so this person can't say to himself, "gee, I think I can try jumping the fence again tommorow". This should apply to Mexico also. If you release the 'refugee' on the other side of the fence - what can you honestly expect?
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