In what I can only describe as “an absolute tragedy”, it seems that Iceland has decided that they too want to get their share of the vast benefits of diversity. Clearly, they’ve been carefully observing all the wonderful enrichment that it has brought to Europe such as racial tensions, terrorism, an increase in violent crimes and rapes, rioting, and a strain on available tax payer funded resources. How could Iceland possibly say no to that?
Prime Minister of Iceland Sigmun dur Davíð Gunnlaugsson is planning to appoint a committee of ministers to discuss the growing pressure from Icelanders, politicians and the public, on the government to accept more than 50 refugees.
This genuinely amazes me. Normally when things like this happen, it’s the government imposing it on the people against their will. The fact that in this case, it’s the people who are demanding it, seems completely insane to me. As much as I think they’re being stupid to do this, I do ultimately respect the rights of a sovereign people to decide things for themselves. If they want to destroy their country, what business is it of mine to tell them they can’t do that? I do hope they at least put it to a vote though and actually allow everyone there to have a say. Something tells me that this is just a vocal minority trying to impose their will on everyone else. If I’m wrong however, and it is in fact the majority who are in favour of this, then by all means, destroy yourselves if you want to.
“I assume that during Tuesday’s cabinet meeting I will propose the establishment of a special committee of ministers to discuss the problem and evaluate how Icelanders can respond, how we can contribute as much as possible,” Sigmundur told RÚV.
“It has been our goal in international politics to be of help in as many areas as possible and this is one of the areas where the need is most right now,” Sigmundur added.
He wouldn’t say anything about how many people Iceland can accept but stated that the 5,000 refugees petitioners on Facebook have been calling for is unrealistic. “I believe there is solidarity on that we should do more to respond to the problem, we just have to find out the best way to do it.”
I’d suggest that the best to respond is by taking in zero. But again, it’s the choice of the Icelandic people, not me. I only wish to offer advice.
People are posting the letters under their own names on a Facebook page called:Kæra Eygló Harðar – Sýrland kallar (‘Dear Eygló Harðar – Syria is calling’). Below are a few examples:
“I’m happy to look after children, take them to kindergarten, school and wherever they need. I can cook for people and show them friendship and warmth. I can pay the airfare for one small family. I can contribute with my expertise and assist pregnant women with pre-natal care.”
All sounds very generous. I’m sure they’ll be very grateful, like most of these migrants seem to be.
“I have an extra room in a spacious apartment which I am more than happy to share along with my time and overall support.”
Also very generous. I hope it doesn’t backfire in some way, like what happened to that Swedish woman who invited Gypsy beggars into her house. No, I’m sure allowing in strangers from a part of the world, where women are treated like property, will not backfire in any way.
“I would like to help: I have clothing, kitchenware, bed and a room in Hvanneyri [West Iceland], which I am happy to share with Syrians. I would like to work as a volunteer to help welcome people and assist them with adapting to Icelandic society.”
No, you don’t seem to understand, do you? If you’ve paid attention to other countries which have opened their borders, you would realise that expecting them to adapt to your society is racist. You’re supposed to change your entire society to adapt to their expectations. Oh my God, you’re such a hate filled racist.