The former President of the Czech Republic, Vaclav Klaus, has accused politicians welcoming migrants to Europe of doing a disservice to the continent. He warned that the purpose of the welcoming policy is the disintegration of Europe as it is known, and the creation of a new society.
Vaclav Klaus was writing in German newspaper, Die Welt, taking aim at “irresponsible” European politicians such as Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Joachim Gauck. He lays the blame on them for “hundreds dead in the Mediterranean” as migrants, their children and family members heed their call to come to Europe and pay exorbitant sums to smugglers unaware of the risks and threats of such journeys.
Citing it as an example of social sciences operating “in rare harmony with common sense”, Klaus writes that a community’s internal cohesion is “essential to the smooth and productive functioning and the necessary stability of any society.” He specifically refers to the economic concepts of “human and social capital” without which he says “a healthy functioning state is impossible”.
“Befuddled by the ideology of multiculturalism,” Klaus warns “today’s debate on immigration ignores these elementary facts.” Instead, migration’s proponents believe individual European states can “replenish” the workforce without problems. They therefore seek to welcome and accommodate migrants with the promise of a “new, better life”.
Klaus explains what he believes to be the real motivation behind the migration policy by referring to the thoughts of the former Head of his Presidential Office, Jiri Weigl.
He repeats Weigl’s theory that it is “precisely the purpose” of the open-arms policy to destroy cohesion in order to then build a “new Europe” on the ruins of the old “without those who are satisfied with the existing Europe.” As migrants are not bound to any of the present European states, they can more easily be re-educated, manipulated and indoctrinated to identify with a “new multiculturalist Europe.”
Klaus also identifies the “fatal mistake” of believing that short term problems caused by migration are outweighed by long-term effects. He says that Germany’s own experiences to date with immigrants and guest workers stands in “stark contrast” to the idea.
Klaus refers to comments made by economist Wolfgang Kasper, a German who has lived in Australia for half a century. He believes acculturation – the process of cultural and psychological change when cultures meet – tales several generations. In addition, Klaus says Kasper “draws attention to the fact that the second generation of immigrants rejects their integration into European society, and very often the entire Western community of values.”
Klaus draws attention to the fact that up to 40 per cent of migrants to Bavaria in recent weeks came from Kosovo, where there has been no fighting for 15 years, and nearly as many again from Afghanistan, where no new emergency has prompted it. Both streams of migration have been responses not to recent “dramatic change” at home, but to Merkel’s implicit and explicit invitations.
“Maybe [Merkel and Gauck] believe her invitation is a positive humanitarian gesture. They are wrong. On the contrary, it is a disservice to Europe. I have deep concerns about the future of European civilisation.”