The Refugees

A few weeks ago, I wrote to you about the Greek debt crisis. Nobody’s talking about that anymore. We have a MUCH bigger problem now. Anyways, that’s what the media wants us to believe. Approximately 1.5 Million new refugees are in Germany now. A lot of them are from Syria, having fled ISIS. There are plenty from other places, too. But that’s not really important, now. It is important, but it is irrelevant to what this post is here to say. It doesn’t matter if they deserve asylum, or if they are just running away from a life that’s not going anywhere in their home country. In the latter case, they should just apply for a work visa. There’s plenty of work to be done that most Germans would call demeaning.  Because we are too rich for our own good. Where’s the harm in hiring half a Million Albanian canal cleaners, facility services personnel, street sweepers and so on? We not only need the cheap workers, we also need the new blood. Our Turkish minority is just barely keeping the growth of our society non-negative, and they’re becoming so German that they, too, will fall below the 2.3 Children per Family required to keep natural migration positive. And we need even more workers to finance our national retirement fund – experts are speaking of 30 million more full-time jobs to cover that. Those 30 million will mostly be migrants.

So, the massive influx of refugees from all over the world needn’t be a problem. We should be calling it an opportunity. We cannot control the flow of the refugees. Building border fences will not only not keep them out, it will Ctrl+Z all of the achievements of the European Union and the Schengen Contract. It will be our Undoing.

Sure, we need to speed up our methods of processing the asylum applications. Not to find out who deserves it and who should be sent “home”, but to determine best how to make them fit to participate in our economy. I not only mean so they can make us more money, and not bother us otherwise. Economy in the anthropological sense is how people exchange wares and ideas, making it a strong integrating force.


9 thoughts on “The Refugees

  1. Love this! Very true, the jobs are there and the refugees can contribute. I have also been telling people that jobs are the solutions, not refugee camps! We need to give people means, and not waste lives nor create a burden to the system. Even better if people who are helped plow back to help others when they can to create a virtuous positive cycle. It is the powerful believe that Love prevails, and everyone can have a good life if they contribute, that can bring and end to bad conflict!

      1. It’s a proven solution actually, but of course there is always some sacrifice (social) for the much larger good. It is simply the accelerated solution to the Vietnamese boat people (which took a little too long from refugee camp to placement) etc.. Of course, the other solution is to start new economic areas and get “production” going in construction, green technologies etc. Some refugees bring skill e.g. teaching, construction etc, and they can provide self sufficiency and earn their living. Others will need to re-train (e.g. for construction, production), but social integration is more gradual…

      2. I think these people have a lack of empathy… that said, the often deployed solution for lack of empathy is rotation. A few weeks or months, will change their views (at least while they remember)

      3. Just a comment from experience, may be wrong on a case to case basis. 🙂 I have also written a post on first world issues of self alienation and lack of empathy, but will pend the release till the appropriate time. Have a great weekend!

  2. There should be no question about true refugees fleeing from war and similar situations. The rest who are just looking for a better life should apply for work visas, but we would need to be ready to grant them, maybe set up job placement centers in Pristina, Sarajevo and Skopje and other places like that. We’ve already got a lot of Eastern Europeans from EU countires coming – they don’t need a visa.

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