But many other advanced, first-world nations have done the same thing--most of western Europe, for example. To see how well these policies work, why not look at their experiences?
Here's how once-placid Sweden fared, as told by a native Swede who finally fled the country.
When I was a child, Sweden was a dull yet very safe place to live. Yes, there was a heavy blanket of socialism and collectivist values over everything, but there was a core of pragmatism.There's a lot more but you get the drift.
Today it’s as if the inmates are running the asylum. Politicians all try to one-up each other in caring for immigrants, while Swedish retirees, school children, handicapped and other vulnerable categories of people are thorougly ignored. Violence is exploding.
The Swedish school system is a complete disaster. Many university students can’t read or comprehend the course literature. The minister of education is a man-boy who spends his time making Youtube-videos showing heart-signs with his hands to boost school results.
The cost--both current and future--is astronomical. Like much of the western world, there are fewer tax-paying adults to support a glut of retirees. What makes it especially dire for Sweden is that in addition to the Swedish retirees there’s also a huge number of elderly immigrants who are granted “family visas” based on younger relatives who've been granted asylum. They’ve never paid a dime in taxes, yet enter the system with full benefits from day one.
Here's another, easily understood sign of the failure of socialist policies: Fifty years ago the Swedish health care system had 120 000 hospital beds. Today it has 20,000. Cancer patients are put on waiting lists for months. Entire emergency wards are shut down for summer.
Italy is being inundated by waves of illegal immigrants from Africa coming over in boats. The Italian navy rescued 2,000 in a single day last week. And the smugglers know the coast guards of all the European nations will rescue their passengers, which makes the operation far easier.
Most of the immigrants rescued by the Italians say they want to keep moving north, to countries with more generous welfare benefits than Italy provides. Hmmm...so do ya think the level of welfare benefits might be a big part of their motivation?
While waves of illegals causes many problems, the overriding one is this: Once they find that simply heading for Europe works, the number of people willing and able to do the same thing is essentially infinite. The pool of would-be immigrants will never shrink. Never.
In practical terms, unless the immigrants assimilate that means "here" ends up becoming "there."
Hey, say the libs, No problem! You want them to assimilate, we'll claim it's happening. Yay! Problem solved! And if you dumb xenophobic retards have are any more objections to our wonderful policies, we'll solve them exactly the same way. Cuz we're smaht and you're not.
In London, Paris and other major European cities, muslims have actually declared certain areas "sharia-controlled zones." They've posted signs banning alcohol, music, revealing clothes etc. And they enforce these by bands of volunteers who patrol the streets in packs, sometimes even wearing vests labeled “sharia police.”
The pics above were taken in London, fer cryin' out loud.
Do you think this is so far-fetched that it must be fiction? Staged? Think it's unbelievable that a country like the U.K. or France would tolerate anything like this--wouldn't just tear down all the signs and throw the vaunted "sharia police" in jail, or deport 'em?
Think again, cupcake. It's all too f'n real. And we're only a year or two behind 'em.