A boat full of illegal migrants caught fire and sank near the island of Lampedusa last week, killing hundreds of people. This tragic incident caused much hand-wringing among the EU elites, who hold Europeans — and especially Italians — to be at fault when would-be immigrants overload unsafe boats and die in the attempt to make it to the land of milk and social benefits.
Marine LePen, whose party the National Front is now leading in the French polls for the EU elections, speaks with uncommon common sense about the consequences of showing “compassion” towards these desperate opportunists from the Third World. To welcome them and succor them can only guarantee a true “Camp of the Saints” crisis, with all the suffering, privation, crime, death, and social unrest that would inevitably ensue.
A relevant article from AGI illustrates the attitude decried by Ms. LePen:
Italian Integration Minister Asks to Amend Immigration Law
(AGI) Lampedusa, Oct 6 — Italian Integration Minister Cecile Kyenge has called for an amendment to a controversial immigration law, following the sinking of a boat carrying African migrants off the coast of Lampedusa on Thursday.
“It is absurd that the survivors are to be placed under investigation for illegal immigration. We must debate this point in the coming days. Laws on immigration must be revised, particularly the provision that makes illegal immigration a crime.”
The minister referred to the law pushed through by right-wing parties in 2002, the so-called Bossi-Fini law. “The Bossi-Fini law needs to be re-examined. This is not only my opinion and I’ll discuss it with several ministers in the days to come”, Kyenge said from Lampedusa.
|00:00||at the EU (I think)|
|00:04||Following the tragedy of Lampedusa|
|00:08||European Governments prepare to facilitate|
|00:12||the access of foreigners to Europe. It is clear|
|00:16||that the diplomacy of emotion is the most dangerous and least adapted|
|00:20||to the situation. It is exactly the contrary we have to do.|
|00:24||The moment you let these men and women think|
|00:28||they can risk their lives and if they manage|
|00:32||to put foot on European territory, they will be saved|
|00:36||and they can remain on European territory|
|00:40||and they can be taken care of, and their children can be schooled for free|
|00:44||and they can get free medicals, I say “free” in quotation marks|
|00:48||of course it’s not “free” it’s paid for by our communities|
|00:52||that they get social housing, that they benefit|
|00:56||from social services which we cannot afford|
|01:00||even for our own compatriots, then they will attempt this adventure|
|01:04||and you will be personally responsible|
|01:08||MORALLY for the deaths which will happen|
|01:12||during this terrible risk taking. Obviously the only means|
|01:16||to stop those deaths that multiply is|
|01:20||to send a clear signal of firmness, to explain that it’s not worth to attempt|
|01:24||this crazy adventure because we will be firm|
|01:28||and we will send these illegal immigrants back home|
|01:32||this is the only solution which is viable, which is humane|
|01:36||humane, for them and for us.
Hat tip for article: C. Cantoni.