September 17, 2015
‘Fighting to the death for your homeland becomes a less appealing option when even victory is vastly inferior to a state-sponsored apartment in London’
This is the ugly tail end of the “pull” factor that is never discussed—it not only drowns people in the Mediterranean, but actively encourages the rise of warlords, especially favoring those who use Tamburlaine-like levels of brutality to scare any opposition into seeking refuge in the West.
If people really cared, realistically and sustainably, they’d be advocating pouring funding into maintaining education and commercial interest levels in Syrian refugee camps for when that war ends—which it will—and getting ready to send troops in afterward to keep the peace.
If this sounds like colonialism lite, that’s because it is…