Bill Gates Warns Europe Against Welcoming Refugees
In their relentless propaganda, these ideologues portray the unceasing foreign influx as a progressive ideal which has enriched our culture and boosted our prosperity.
Anyone suggesting otherwise is held to be a reactionary bigot without compassion. This narrative was always bogus, as we can see from the strains now tearing apart European societies.
But the conceit of the dogmatists has now really been demolished by an unlikely voice: that of Bill Gates, Microsoft genius, American billionaire and global philanthropist.
In an interview this week with a German newspaper, Gates warned that mass immigration on its current scale is a disaster for the continent, “which cannot possibly take in the huge number of people who are wanting to make their way to Europe”.
Using stark language he added that: “Europe must make it more difficult for Africans to reach the continent via the current transit routes.” His statements cannot be dismissed as mere prejudice. A man of impeccable liberal credentials, Gates now uses the colossal fortune that he built from Microsoft to fight poverty, hunger and disease in Africa, largely through the foundation that he and his wife Melinda created.
In total, their charity has so far spent at least £28billion on this work, while Gates has pledged that his long-term goal is to give away almost all his personal wealth, currently estimated at more than £70billion.
Such a background of epic generosity only reinforces the power of his words. He is right to argue that Europe is in the grip of immigration meltdown. The day before his interview was published, the UN revealed that the number of migrants crossing the Mediterranean has already topped 100,000 this year, with 85 per cent of them reaching Italy. Last week 12,000 arrived in Italy by boat.
So desperate is the crisis that the Italian government has now threatened to close its ports to rescue vessels, at the same time pleading with other European nations to alleviate its burden.
But Austria has moved in the opposite direction by beefing up security on its border with Italy through the introduction of tanks and putting 750 troops on standby. There could be no greater symbol of Brussels’ failure on migration than Austria’s move. This is happening because the governing elite has shown no will to protect our civilisation.
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