It is very clear by now that the V4 countries in the EU have made the right choice by not allowing opportunistic refugees into their countries. (The Visegrad Group or V4 is the cultural and political alliance of Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia.) Real war refugees usually stop at the first safe nation that borders the conflict territory, and don’t travel half of the continent to the country that gives them the biggest social benefits.
Until Trump got elected, countries such as Hungary and Poland with their very sovereign patriotic mentality and refusal to accept these refugees were looked down on as xenophobic, backward, archaic and primitive. National movements such as Britain First, Brexit and other political parties that have decided to ride the wave of this crisis (for honest and less honest reasons) have until recently been looked down on as a social fringe.
But now, when the world’s superpower and the greatest, most free nation on earth says the same (America First), these are no longer bigoted and “xenophobic” ideas, but are a well thought out and reasonable notions that suddenly seem very logical — at least to those with eye to see and ears to hear.
So what is the actual reasoning behind not letting those folks in? It’s very simple. They come from a barbaric civilization that has been founded upon a religion that preaches hate and intolerance. They view our Judeo-Christian attitudes of grace, tolerance, understanding and patience as weakness. Simple as that. They are incompatible in their current state.
In their world, weakness and tolerance is not praised. It’s not some kind of highly esteemed virtue of which one can be proud, but rather something to be looked down on and taken advantage of. The idea that we can elevate their level of thinking to ours by trying to integrate them into our society is absurd, and the proof by now is in the pudding.
Why did V4 (especially Hungary) identify the trend much earlier than the rest of Europe? That is a long story. The fact of the matter is that they did, and the movement of individual national sovereignty is now in full swing, and is building up very quickly, like a giant snowball.
The V4 Visegrad group definitely wants Poland to take the lead, but the country has some serious problems within its leadership. Following the Smolensk terror attacks (yes, they were no accident), some of the remainder of the Polish elite that managed to survive during the Russian Soviet post-World War II occupation was wiped out. The current leadership that was put forward by Law and Justice Party (PiS) leader Jarosław Kaczyński (Andrzej Duda, President, and Beata Shidlo, Prime Minister) has failed to deliver on some of its key promised reforms in the economy, law and justice, and to reduce bureaucracy. They are beginning to reveal themselves as Russian and Chinese sympathizers. The mentality of the PiS ruling party is very socialist; its leaders do not understand the types of reforms that are needed to enable the country to grow and get up from its knees.
Jarosław Kaczyński is slowly but surely running out of time to bring meaningful change to Poland. Many Poles are still living abroad and refuse to return due to the terrible economic outlook in Poland and the lack of freedom.
So it sort of becomes a closed circuit and a bit of an Achilles’ Heel situation. The Polish “opposition” is hell-bent on letting these “refugees” in, and is leaning towards the EU. Hopefully, with the recent changes in Washington, Kaczyński will manage to find the courage to turn the tables and get rid of the post-Soviet elements in the government that are conspiring to destroy Poland’s sovereignty.
If that fails to happen, Poland might find itself with a Left-leaning Democratic formation that will be pro-Russia and China and will open up the floodgates for refugees to enter into Europe, as well as for many other unpleasant consequences that stretch far beyond the migration of refugees.