Walls For Tolerance?
By Raymond Shipley
The year 2016 is drawing to a close, and with it one of the most volatile years in recent history. With Brexit, Trump and Italy's PM resigning, globalism seems to have taken a major hit. On top of this, terrorism has been a constant for those inviting Muslim refugees into their nations. So, what lessons has 2016 taught us?
Unfortunate for the Left, this past year seems to have failed as a wake up call to change unpopular and detrimental policies. Such will spell the end for a people and culture that has thrived since time immemorial; however, rather than rethink globalism and its effects on Western culture, there has instead been a doubling down. It is unlikely the inheritors of such greatness will go down without a fight, despite the recent suicidal altruism that has permeated these past decades.
And what of the lessons learned through death at the hands of Islamic terrorism? Is there now a push to stop the influx of migrants and refugees? Hardly. Apparently the deaths of individuals and Western culture itself is the price they are willing to pay. Again, the likelihood this doesn't coalesce into a nationalist uprising is minute, and in many ways it has already begun.
The United Kingdom, at least, now seems to have the solution to the terrorism problem. According to the Sun, London now has plans for a wall and security check-points that will cost roughly £5 million. Yes, rather than reverse the policies that have caused the problem, the UK is willing to fork out £5 million. Of course, what amounts to millions spent taking care of today's problems will inevitably be much more soon enough. It is, apparently, expensive to be so tolerant.
When will we learn from our mistakes? When will the People take it upon themselves to do that which their governments refuse? Time will tell, but history has shown that such policies of altruism have never produced positive results. Time for some real resolutions for the new year.