WHAT label would you give to thousands of young men armed with wire-cutters and axes gathered at a nation’s frontier, busily trying to tear down the border defences?
A gathering of rocket scientists or brain surgeons, perhaps? Alternatively, some might go with ‘invasion force’.
Poland’s border with Belarus has turned into another migratory flashpoint. In a bid to strong-arm the EU into lifting sanctions on Minsk, Belarusian president Lukashenko is funnelling thousands leaving the Middle East straight to the borders of Poland, Lithuania and Latvia.
Not that this is anything new. This invasion of the West has been going on for years. It has been willingly facilitated by governments and NGOs, with boatloads of migrants being ferried across the Mediterranean and the English Channel.
In the West, criticism of this endless influx of fighting-age young men from war-torn lands is not allowed. Nobody is permitted to say that these swarms of men should be securing their own country’s future, not fleeing to safer nations. Not to mention the threat posed by the terrorists infiltrating Europe amongst their ranks.
The only thing we are supposed to say is ‘Good, if only there were more’.
Instead, it has been left to nations with a more brutal immediate past to recognise the threat at hand.
Lukashenko’s move is a smart one. He knows how feeble the European Union has been on the topic of migration. Any desire to protect European civilisation from incursions of millions of unassimilable young men evaporates in the face of the same-old name calling. One photograph of a crying child and a continent’s border policy melts.
The Poles are holding firm for now. Thousands of men are ranged opposite Polish security forces, hurling projectiles. They are determined to enter the European Union, for they know that once they enter, the odds are that they will stay for life.
Hence they must not be allowed to enter. A nation without borders is no nation at all: this is why the progressives aim for a borderless world, in which only the firm boot of power keeps the heterogenous masses in check.
There is a potentially limitless number of people who can make their way to Europe from across the globe. What is significantly more limited is the will to stop them: with each incident is far easier to give in than to weather the storm of outrage from those whose worldview is mere pantomime of feel-good virtue signalling. It means that the flood will never cease.
Each influx culminates in changes of epoch-deciding scale. Almost 40 per cent of schoolchildren in Vienna do not speak German as their mother tongue. Only 21.5 per cent of pupils in Inner London were described as ‘White British’ in 2019.
Such movements have already irrevocably altered the face of European nations. Whether significant societal trauma will result is not certain. What is clear, however, is that the unprecedented demographic shifts that have taken place must not be compounded by further flows of migrants. If this unasked-for experiment stands any chance of success, the pressure cannot be daily increased.
Europe may well need immigrants. Let those that the continent needs enter through the official channels, proving their ability to contribute to European civilisation before they arrive. The continent does not need migrants who force their way in violently, riding roughshod over our laws.
Someone needs to stand up for European societies. The Western Europeans – flabby, inert and utterly without convictions – are unable to do it. Let us hope that the Poles hold firm. Having such a brutal past, they are more keenly aware than us that they must be active in securing their own future.