For more than three decades, the open border proponents have pushed their agenda, with Billionaire George Soros funding many activities. In the last decade, there has been a push-back from the Nationalists.
The Nationalists claim that open borders only help global industrialists to exercise more free reign, without pesky local regulations from small countries.
The Open Border advocates argue that we need a free world, where no barriers exist in regards to your race, national affiliation, or any other category or label, to travel and live where you wish.
The Nationalists claim that the Open Border people are behind the first invasion of the western world into the middle east. That the Clinton, Bush and Obama regimes have pushed the Open Border scenario. The dialogue starts with claiming that the US Government was intimately involved in 9/11, bringing down the towers in a staged demolition. Then, with rhetoric on their side, they pushed the patriot act through Congress. Then claiming Iraq had chemical weapons of mass destruction, they invaded and have destabilized the middle east, to the cause of mass immigration into Europe and the rest of the world.
The Nationalists also claim that global warming is a fraud, its intent is, through carbon taxes, to redistribute wealth to poorer countries and then force more open borders.
The Open Border advocates label anyone who is against any of the issues mentioned above, a conspiracy theorist. They claim the world is heating up, with numerous articles in the press daily to back up their claims. They push for the imprisonment of anyone who says otherwise.
Hungary, which is upsetting the EU’s open border policy, has been fighting back, by building a wall, and now to push through legislation that will make all NGO’s in their country expose who they are funded by. To read the entire article in POLITICO, go here.
In Macedonia, a new initiative, Stop Operation Soros (SOS), dedicated to countering the influence of American billionaire activist George Soros, was launched in January 2017. The movement will first focus on uncovering ‘subversive’ activities by Soros funded NGO’s. To read the entire coverage go here.
I am an 86-year-old Hungarian Jew who became a US citizen after the end of World War II. I learned at an early age how important it is what kind of political regime prevails. The formative experience of my life was the occupation of Hungary by Hitler’s Germany in 1944. I probably would have perished had my father not understood the gravity of the situation. He arranged false identities for his family and for many other Jews; with his help, most survived.
In 1947, I escaped from Hungary, by then under Communist rule, to England. As a student at the London School of Economics, I came under the influence of the philosopher Karl Popper, and I developed my own philosophy, built on the twin pillars of fallibility and reflexivity. I distinguished between two kinds of political regimes: those in which people elected their leaders, who were then supposed to look after the interests of the electorate, and others where the rulers sought to manipulate their subjects to serve the rulers’ interests. Under Popper’s influence, I called the first kind of society open, the second, closed.
The classification is too simplistic. There are many degrees and variations throughout history, from well-functioning models to failed states, and many different levels of government in any particular situation. Even so, I find the distinction between the two regime types useful. I became an active promoter of the former and opponent of the latter.
He doesn’t sound so menacing, so why the uproar?
The Nationalists claim that open borders bring loss of jobs, terrorism, rapists and murderers from third world countries. They also argue that each nation should fix its problems, with help from the rich countries.
The debate will rage on into the next decade.