It’s “impractical,” “too expensive,” and “impossible” when conservatives (or Donald Trump) suggest it, and just never you mind the stark contrast between believing it impossible to get rid of 11 million illegal aliens and the permanent liberal delusion of ridding the nation of 350 million guns in the hands of people absolutely unwilling to submit to confiscation. But despite the best efforts of the world’s Leftists, many in the West are still determined that our civilization will not go gently into that good night, and sooner or later–damned near too late, if past American wartime practice is any guide–both here and elsewhere, the fences WILL be built.
Austria, a strong critic of fences built to cope with Europe’s migrant influx, on Wednesday announced it is joining other nations that have either already erected border barriers or are planning to do so. Austrian Interior Minister Johanna Mikl-Leitner insisted the move was aimed solely at bringing order to the unrelenting influx of people entering the country, telling parliament there were no plans “to build a fence around Austria.”
Still the project is a major shift for the country, which has preached the sanctity of unimpeded internal EU borders since the migrant crisis intensified earlier this year, and Mikl-Leitner herself used the world “fence” in earlier comments announcing construction plans at the border.
Slovenia, the main entry point into Austria, also said it was ready to build a fence, while Hungary has been championing the success of its razor-wire border fences with Serbia and Croatia and plans another one with Romania. Greece already erected a barbed wire fence three years ago on a section of its border with Turkey not separated by a river. Bulgaria also has fenced off parts of its boundary to Turkey, while some Baltic states plan to erect fences on border segments with Russia.
When reality bites hard enough, high-minded principles go out the window.
Meanwhile, Germany — the country that started the entire “crisis” — has announced that the flood of Afghans pouring into the country of Beethoven and Einstein in order to contribute to its vibrant diversity will likely be sent home. ”People who come to us as refugees from Afghanistan cannot all expect to be able to stay in Germany,” says the German interior minister.
Angela Merkel will go down as one of the greatest villains in European history.
Or one of its greatest dupes and buffoons.