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The summer of 2011  will most certainly be recorded as one with several upheavals in groups protests or out right violence. In a matter of weeks it will be ten years since the terrorist attacks in New York. The world entered a new phase after that. It has been similar to our very rural communities where our older generations will tell of days long gone when they would leave their houses unlocked, clothes on the lines outside and go into the city or the mountains/farms. There was no fear; on their return everything was as they left it. The only difference might be that the clothes were taken up and brought inside by their neighbours after a real or perceived threat of rain.

Today, people keep their homes locked even while they are inside. Such has the open freedom of our civilizations changed over the last few decades. It is a sad realization that as the western world pushes forward with innovations designed to make for a better standard of living, we are gaining more physical assets of high quality but we are losing our priceless ability to be in free safe, free, happy and worthwhile relationships with each other.

That is a tragedy.

What is the price of our 21st century age of technology and general knowledge? There are young people and adults among us who are losing their assurance of their self-worth and acceptance within the very society where they live. A very real divide is growing everyday between the haves and the have-nots.  Yes, it starts with material possessions, but it does not end there. It is said that we are what we own. Those who own little or own nothing are being made to feel that they have somehow failed to reach the minimum mandatory standard necessary to be considered a human being.

That is the highly flammable substance that is being ignited all across the planet. We saw its effects in London, We saw its effects in Philadelphia. We are seeing its effects in Trinidad where policemen are walking off their jobs. We are seeing its effects in Israel where the citizens are recognizing the politicians are very removed and disconnected from the feelings and hurts they are facing (and I don’t mean the struggle against the Palestinians).

Like wildfire, scores of young people and hopeless older persons are silently coming together to literally destroy what most of us appreciate as a “civilized society”. While a tiny percentage of people put their lives together, a larger silent majority are living like lab rats in a maze. And they are getting very fed up of such a cyclical futile existence.

No established traditional leadership in the forms of governments or institutions seem to be able to understand what is going on. In London, the prime minister was cautioned that just arresting thousands of is citizens will not solve the problem: how can a person take advantage of an opportunity to destroy his own village at the first available opportunity?

We have the wrong definition of what makes for human progress and development.

What is the sense having  all of the modern quality goods and services when in the same process  we are also breeding among ourselves a deadly form of real human cancer that is destroying us from within?

 

 

Is this a manifestation of the anger and hatred caused by open borders?

When Anders Breivik staged a one man bombing and shooting massacre in Norway last month the obvious question on everybody’s mind was “Why?” The shooter had actually posted a 1500 online document called “2083: A European Declaration of Independence.” In his self-claimed masterpiece he says that a lot of the fuel that ignited the motivation for his planned actions had to do with the growing multicultural diversity and immigration policies of the government.

In essence, he claimed that the sanctity and genuine pristine existence of Europe is being tarnished and tainted by the many people who are migrating and building lives on European soil.

The developing riots in London, the heart of another European country, seems to be founded on sentiments that are reflective in Anders rationale. Over five hundred persons, young people and children really, have been arrested so far. The law enforcement authorities along with the political leadership is scurrying to analyze the situation and respond with a quantitatively like-minded and effective strategies. Tonight, approximately 16 000 police officers are expected to be deployed on the streets of London in an attempt to decisively stamp out further looting and “criminality”, according to the British prime minister.

I found it interesting that many of the views being expressed online are suggesting that the root cause for such wanton acts of community destruction lies in one word: immigration. The many Londoners who were posting their comments  felt somewhat betrayed that their governments have been allowing people from other parts of the world such as Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean and the Middle East to come rather easily it seems and settle in England. Commentators stated that the majority of these immigrants do not in any way contribute to teh development of the London community. they in effect are getting a free ride. One online post said that it is certain that London is never going to be the same after these riots.

From gathering the information I conclude that there are very many Londoners, and I assume Europeans in general, who are feeling hurt and trivialized as immigrants move to their countries to seek a new life. That, to me is a scary realization, and a festering injury. I recall a few months ago that a British member of parliament did echo a very strongly worded challenge to the government to put a halt to the high levels of immigration in England. So, even the legal authorities are confessing that immigration in Europe is getting out of reasonable control.

I don’t know how many persons have had a chance to read Anders manifesto that I referenced earlier in this post, but it seems very clear to me that there may be even at this moment a host of Europeans who are already taking up the baton from him and are preparing to take back their exclusive Europe even if it has to be done through the parts of a blood revolution. As someone who is from one of the geographical areas that has been identified as an immigration source market, I am keeping a keen eye and ear on this situation. Anyone migrating to Europe I guess needs to be astute and make sure that their wellbeing is protected now and in the long run.

Finally, I don’t suspect that the eradication of the current London riots will mean the problem has been solved; that will be like stopping the entrance of a rabbit or ground insect. All that is going to happen is that the creature will find another place and another time to expose itself. So, last month was Norway, this month is London. Where  and when in Europe will be the next manifestation of attempted anarchy?

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