Monday, June 05, 2006
Kofi Anan A Thinking Man's Moron
I just finished reading Kofi Anan’s latest editorial in the Wall Street Journal. Why the United States still tolerates such a man and such an organization is a mystery to me. What he wrote is so cynically aimed at the US that one must gasp at the audacity. He is a total hypocrite.
In the article he praises migration and puts its inevitability down to the establishment of national borders. This of course is absurd. Does he mean the have never been migrations until borders were established? He goes on to extol the virtues of migration to the host countries that benefit greatly from the assimilation of the “irregular migrants.” Is he referring to France, Germany, Britain, China, India, Pakistan, Iran, Venezuela, Mexico; or just the United States of America? The USA is virtually the only nation that assimilates newcomers so that by the second or third generation the home country is only a distant memory drawn from conversations with elders.
Kofi also mentions the benefits to the home country of the billions of dollars sent home. This is probably closer to the mark as places like Mexico do little to stimulate an economy that will encourage those born there to stay there. Oh yes Anan does mention the downside to the home country: the loss of skilled workers. A more cynical attack on the rights of US citizens to determine their own laws in the area of immigration could not be made. The article reads like a homily from Ted Kennedy’s staff.
Kofi Anan says that UN policy will encourage continued “irregular migration” though the receiving countries are unnamed, and that while no nation will be asked to give up its border sovereignty all nations will be encouraged to accept more migrants. What a joke.
His concluding line is the ripest of all. He contends that as long as there are borders there will be migration. What genius wrote this for him, and how could he approve it? From time immemorial migrations have occurred as the result of war, famine, pestilence, and many other causes. The one thing that has never encouraged migration is the recognition by a tribe or group of people that a new border had been established and that it might be fun to violate it.