European leadership has become extremely limp-wristed when it comes to protecting their own sovereignty over the past 10 years, and no greater example could be in how they are dealing with millions of Syrian, African, and East European refugees who have flooded in through Turkey over the past 12 months.
In fact, besides allowing their citizenry to be terrorized by rapists, murderers, and Islamic Jihadists, more often than not they arrest their own people rather than the criminals when they attempt to speak out, or try to defend themselves from bodily harm.
To be sure, the influx of refugees into Europe was a gambit played by Turkey’s President and dictator Tayyip Erdogan and foreign NGO’s bent on destroying European cohesion, but these nations who have become victims of geo-politics don’t even have the stomach to use their own military and law enforcement to protect their own people from the onslaught of human incursions.
So it should come as no surprise that desperate EU governments are now seeking to bribe and buy-off these usurpers into their country by offering them money if they would voluntarily leave of their own accord.
As European countries deal with the current refugee crisis, each is taking a slightly different approach in response to the escalating situation. In Norway, which has been shocked by the unfolding events in neighboring Sweden which has seen a mass revulsion at the ongoing refugee onslaught (and which recently announced it won’t accept any more refugees from the EU) the answer appears to be the simplest possible one: offer asylum seekers money to leave.
Currently, refugees who decide to return to their home country instead of seeking asylum in Norway are given 20,000 kroner (~$3,000) for travel expenses by the Norwegian government (up to 80,000 kroner for a family with two children). Now, as RT reports, Norway will sweeten the deal, and provide an additional 10,000 kroner to the first 500 asylum seekers who apply for voluntary return to their home countries.
Integration Minister Sylvi Listhaug had the following to say about the bonus program: “We need to entice more [people] to voluntarily travel back by giving them a bit more money on their way out. This will save us a lot of money because it is expensive to have people in the asylum centers. There are also many who are not entitled to protection and, by all means, are going to be rejected. It’s better for us to stimulate their travel back.” – Zerohedge
Attempting to buy off criminals is not a new tactic, and did not originate in the EU. In fact, a program out of the U.S. in Washington D.C. was implemented to pay $1000’s of dollars to convicted felons in the hopes that they would refrain from committing future crimes.
Unless the European refugee problem is resolved soon, chances are the political landscape of Europe will change mightily within the next year. Already pro-right political parties have won seats in Austria’s most recent election, and odds are still in favor of anti-EU parties succeeding in ousting Francois Hollande of France, and Angela Merkel of Germany in either elections or votes of no confidence. And in the end, the flood of non-European refugees could spark the end of the Eurozone as we know it, and a return to the days of nationalism and perhaps even war.
Kenneth Schortgen Jr is a writer for Secretsofthefed.com, Examiner.com,Roguemoney.net, and To the Death Media, and hosts the popular web blog, The Daily Economist. Ken can also be heard Wednesday afternoons giving an weekly economic report on the Angel Clark radio show.