Re: Corbyn attacker get 28 days in prison, Robinson attacked and police do nothing.
My own take is that it is good to help, but it is not a solution to move the world in yearly increments of 300,000 to England and it is mostly England they head to. I think there are ways and means of doing things. Even in terms of refugees, the vast majority are NOT refugees, so even then people are just trying to take advantage knowing that the UK will for instance dish out 100 billion a year in benefits or else allow you to earn a wage many times more than that of your homeland. That is an economic migrants and should not be allowed to pass as a refugee. Most migrants are economic refugees and that needs to be limited. A lot. The West, in my opinion, is too soft and millions have now taken advantage of it and they bring their own cultures and ways with them and often not many skills. So if anyone needs to be helped, we first of all do not sell arms to countries, secondly we do not invade countries, and thirdly we provide assistance to countries, but not by simply giving money to tyrants who let us keep military bases.
At the end of the day I feel no responsibility for the overpopulation of the planet. Morally I think that is the responsibility of those who are choosing to have children. I am not responsible for African birth rates. If you have a baby, then you better be ready to provide and that is totally on you. We should not feel guilt about this. Those are personal choices and I think self responsibility is fundamental. The furthest I will stretch to is believing a redistribution of taxes, to a certain degree, is fair and moral, to the extent that we promote equality of opportunity in our own countries, but it is not the duty of our countries to house the world and seemingly give away low skilled jobs or benefits whilst our own populace struggles. A few years ago child homelessness was at record levels, food bank use was at record levels. There are enough problems already and they are not being fixed.
I am not against immigration. I just think it should be controlled. Much more so. And you should not be able to bring in extended family and things of this nature. I posit the example of my friend who has been here for 10 years and every year renews his visa for a year. He accepts that he is a guest and knows that he can go home at any time if he wants to. Personally I think that is a bit harsh as he has never claimed welfare, always worked, paid his taxes, and provides value to the lives of thousands of young adults. I think he deserves better. However, this is how the rest of the world is. India, Korea, Japan, Thailand, China, Vietnam, the list really is a long one and you don't get a free pass without a passport, some required skill, and even then your pass is very restricted, typically to yearly increments. In many places you cannot purchase property and your rights are restricted. So much so that citizenship is very hard to obtain, especially if you are working full time teaching another language like my friend. That's a chap who has written books, has a wealth of experience, and continues to contribute. Next year, back to the immigration office.
This is where my perspective comes from. I don't think we owe Abdul from Pakistan anything and I feel no responsibility towards him. I wish him well, I hope he manages to improve his country, but unless he has skills another country needs, then he does not get a permanent free pass.
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