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Internationalism will continue to erode and destroy ancient European civilizations

Internationalism will continue to erode and destroy ancient European civilizations

Date Published: 
Tuesday, 11 October, 2016
Summary: 

Germany is the home of the German people. Britain is the home of the British people. Europe is our home, but our leaders now tell us that everyone, no matter who they are, can simply stroll in to our home and stay here. The reason they can do this is because they are human. It shouldn’t need saying but apparently it does; ISIS is human. Jihadis are human.  Rapists are human. Every murder, terror attack, genocide that has ever taken place, has been at the hands of humans. Humans are not saints, and nor are we “all equal”. Some will want a society held together by cruelty and oppression, others will seek freedom. That is simply how it is.

On the second point, while I appreciate the sentiment in theory, it doesn’t work in reality. The separation of ideology from people isn’t practicable; it again presents people as innocents, and ideologies alone as harmful.  But that doesn’t make any sense. Ideas do not exist independently of people. It is people who give birth to ideas and it is people who put them in to practice. While an idea may be repulsive – such as burying a person up to their chest and throwing stones at their head until they die – the idea itself will cause no harm unless there are people willing to throw the stones. The Koran may contain verses urging the killing of non-believers, but if I put a Koran on a shelf and leave it there, it will cause no damage. It is only when people pick up the book and implement its commands that the problems begin.