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Going About Integration the Wrong Way

It occured to me, somewhere about the 83,458th time I heard or read about the difficulties of, need for and success of “integrating refugees” in Western Euroe that this gives a rather large clue as to Western (esp Northwestern) Europe’s … Continue reading

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Immigrants and the Non-Immigrantly Mobile

There’s a big part of my personality that’s into taxonomy as a way of figuring out things and having a frame of reference. But so much modern media and zeitgeist is against having a frame of reference (as opposed to … Continue reading

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A Hack for Discussions about Immigration

I’m always glad when people refer (in an unironic or unmeta fashion) to the Statue of Liberty and/or the poem “The New Collosus” by Emma Lazarus when writing about immigration. It serves as a big flashing neon sign that the … Continue reading

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Neoliberalism, Sterility and the Hollowed Out Center

Quick theory on why Neoliberalism is doing so badly and why it’s not going to get better (hardly any of this is original, but I’m too lazy/busy to list all the sources. Neoliberalism causes sterility. Societies that accept neoliberalism therefore … Continue reading

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Mirror, Other Mirror….

On the surface of it, large scale immigration to Europe from Middle Eastern and North African countries doesn’t make a lot of sense. They haven’t been economically necessary since the 1970s (or 1980s at the latest) yet the numbers keep … Continue reading

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My Life as an Illegal Alien, pt 1

Twice in my long stay in Poland my residence was not….. entirely….. legal. The first time was in the early 1990’s. It was my third visit and first after the entry visa requirement for Americans had been lifted and I … Continue reading

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Muslim Ban

On the one hand, Muslim Ban is a great political slogan. It isn’t accurate and doesn’t make logical sense since the EO in question was not remotely an actual ban on Muslims in general entering the US. But that doesn’t … Continue reading

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