2017-09-09 21:46:23 UTC
In the current crisis, governments, NGOs, charities and the media have all
embraced migrants in the millions, and welcomed them with open arms. The
Jews during the Second World War -- most of whom were turned away, turned
in, or betrayed by all European governments -- were not so fortunate.
All of Europe's efforts have been devoted to rescuing migrants: on borders,
at sea and in cities that host asylum centers. Such distinctions, however,
are apparently not enough: the immigration question must become a new
ideology, like a religion. That seems why there is an orchestrated attempt
by large segments of the establishment to turn Europe's rescue operations
into a "new Holocaust". Questioning them must become a taboo. Even Pope
Francis, who compared a center for migrants to "concentration camps",
adopted this nonsense.
Despite Muslims historically having been the most aggressive colonizers,
Europe's élites have come to idealize them due to a mix of demographic
decline, misconception of Islam, self-hate for the Western culture and a
fatal, romanticized attraction for the decolonized Third World people.
What is the best way to shut down the debate on immigration? By heightening
the language to levels impossible to be debated. That is what has been
happening in the new -- and false -- trend of comparing the waves of
migrants arriving in Europe to Jews during the Holocaust.
Recently, Franco Berardi, the Italian author of a play in Germany,
"Auschwitz on the Beach", charged Europeans with setting up "concentration
camps" on its territory: http://tinyurl.com/y7gdbcaa
One line in the performance was, "Salt water has replaced Zyklon B" -- a
reference to the poison gas used by the Nazis in World War II to exterminate
After protests from the Jewish community, the play was cancelled. Adam
Szymczyk, the director of the Documenta exhibition, defined the show as a
"warning against historical amnesia, a moral wake-up call, a call to
collective action": http://tinyurl.com/ycvwph9h
This response, while true for the mass-murder of Jews, is a grotesque
distortion of what has been happening in Europe for the last three years. On
the contrary, governments, non-governmental organizations, bureaucrats,
charities and the media have all embraced migrants in the millions, and
welcomed them with open arms. The Jews during the Second World War -- most
of whom were turned away, turned in or betrayed by all European
governments -- were not so fortunate.