Georg Kirsberg: the refugee crises should be solved on the home continent ({{contentCtrl.commentsTotal}})

Terrorism, war, and human trafficking which are endemic in Africa and Asia, are rapidly spilling over to European countries due to inappropriate immigration and misplaced social policies that in some cases give preference to refugees over their own people. Some European Union countries with long histories and highly developed cultures have already been severely affected by uncontrolled immigration of people with alien cultures. Their overly optimistic, tolerant, and hypocritical multicultural ideology is increasingly recognized as a failure, writes Free Party member Georg Kirsberg.

Normal interaction of different countries and diverse cultures benefits the development of the human society, but wholesale infusion of aliens into long-established native ethnic structures is destructive to the entire human civilization. It poses an especially grave danger to small nation-states. Just as biodiversity is needed for a healthy earth, diversity of human communities must be maintained to save them from extinction and to honor the right of ethnically homogenous people to their way of life. Militantly zealous groups that are known to massacre people who oppose their beliefs are especially dangerous to peace-loving peoples and to the entire human civilization.

The United Nations and the European Union have not been able to adequately manage and constrain the disorganized chaos caused by the illegal activities of "facilitators" who promote the expatriation of hundreds of thousands of people to countries and continents unfamiliar to them. The situation has become absurd. Somehow the solution to the wars and terrorism in the Middle East and Africa has become the relocation of tens or hundreds of thousands of people to Europe, which is ten times smaller, climatically unsuitable for them, and culturally, religiously, racially and genetically vastly different.

Discussions of heads of state do not seem to have even included the truism that the solution to the immigration problem must be first sought from the refugees' home continents where the geography, climate, and cultures more closely resemble the conditions to which the refugees have become accustomed to over millions of years.

In 2001, the African Union (AU) was established, with memberships from the majority (54) of the continent's nation states. Its stated objective is to ensure democracy, human rights, and sustainable economy in the African continent. AU is headquartered in Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia. Its highest decision-making organ is the Assembly of the African Union and its representative body is the Pan-African Parliament. Since January 30, 2015 the Assembly is chaired by Robert Mugabe, President of Zimbabwe.

The Arab League or League of Arab States (AL), an organization of Arab countries in and around North Africa, was established in 1945. Currently there are 22 member states. The objective of the League is the political coordination and economic development of its member states. It is headquartered in Cairo and its Secretary-General is Amr Moussa.

Africa's climate is favorable for human habitation and the continent is rich in natural resources. Mass exodus of population from its home continent is not only unethical, it must be avoided to prevent the lawlessness and chaos that inevitably accompanies by relocation of large numbers of people with substantial economic, cultural, religious and national differences.

The AU and AL must take the initiative in solving the refugee and immigration problems of their member states. They should not continue watching on the sidelines while EU politicians patch together temporary fixes. The Western countries could help the AU and AL by providing advice and appropriate assistance through international organizations such as the United Nations, EU, Red Cross and others, not by accepting the relocation of their populations. Such solution will benefit both parties because it is a more economical alternative to assistance providers and more appropriate to assistance beneficiaries to be relocated to countries culturally similar to their own.

It is certainly appropriate for wealthy Arab countries to accept dislocated Arabs from other countries. Large part of the AU consists of the oil-rich Arab League. It can afford and should be willing to provide financial aid and haven for refugees from war-torn Arab and Moslem countries. Syria, the country of origin for the majority of refugees, is one of the AL's original founding states.

It's already obvious that the mass-exodus of African and Arab populations to the EU is not acceptable. It is harmful to both sides. The solutions for this problem clearly lie in the home continent of the refugees.

Georg Kirsberg is a writer and a reserve officer. He has published a book about politics and another on anti-piracy operations in the Indian Ocean. Kirsberg is a member of the Free Party.


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