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Islamic Migration: A Test of Heart or a Test of Sanity? - a Satire

Updated on November 21, 2017
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Val is a life-long practically oriented student of effective emotional and attitudinal responses to the many challenges of life.

There Is Something About Human Race That just Has to Make You Laugh
There Is Something About Human Race That just Has to Make You Laugh

Even I Don't Take Myself Too Seriously

There are many ways to tackle this issue of a massive influx of Islamic folks into Europe, and without claiming an ability to offer the best one possible, I'll do what I always do---express my own.

My somewhat satirical style may encourage a few of you to take it more as an entertainment than a serious assessment of what is really going on in that old Europe already tired of its many historical crises.

Well, humor has been known for not sparing even those most tragic aspects of the so called human condition, and I am shamelessly contributing to such attitude, being a self-proclaimed political cynic, a non-religionist, an out-of-box observer, and above all a happy dude who wouldn't spoil his mood by writing a sad story.

But yes, there is sadness in all this matter, it's only that I am opting for converting it into something between laughable and pitiable.

So let me start by saying that I have absolutely nothing against Islamic folks. Which is to say that, in all honesty, we could pin a bunch of deviations from morality and humanness on just about any religion, ethnicity, race, gender, or political establishment. But, by the virtue of "being only humans" we tend to notice them more in others than in ourselves. Let's see how it looks historically.

We Call Our Migration Something More Dignifying---"Pioneering"
We Call Our Migration Something More Dignifying---"Pioneering"

Hey, Back There We Asked for Them

Being of the white European descent I have to swallow some of that white pride while saying that we have been known for our own migrating---and I mean migrating a lot.

We might even call our migrating "occupying", as I don't remember history books having it that we politely asked: "Hello, ladies and gentlemen Natives-Aborigines-Blacks-Indians, would you mind if we brought over a few million of our folks to exploit you and all you have, to enslave you, to bring to you our diseases, to impose on you our religion and rule, and generally to treat you like crap?"

No, apparently we had no time for niceties and formalities, we meant business, with our hearts heavily hijacked by materialism---which we have kept as our own deity of a sort to these very days.

Hey, we might even say that the old, good law of Karma has finally caught up with us, and now my brethren Europeans have to deal with "what goes around---comes around".

And boy, did we ever go around---and are they ever coming around! At a huge Islamic center nearby I am frequently witnessing an enormous mass of young and old folks flooding that parking lot and the neighboring ones---all on weekdays and all at working hours.

On the other hand, right beside my apartment building there is a church, only full on Sundays---because somebody has to work weekdays, right? Which reminds me of a you-tube video taken on a busy street of a German town, with a reporter asking a bunch of young migrants "why they are not working, or at least looking for a job".

One of the youngsters grinned widely and said: "We don't have to work, we are guests of Angela Merkel".

It made me wish that I had been someone's guest when I legally immigrated to Canada half century ago, having to work 12 hours a day for minimum wages to put bread on my table and a roof over my head.

Foreign Addition to a Culture
Foreign Addition to a Culture

"When in Rome Do As Romans Do"---Yeah, Sure

Now that I am mentioning those videos, have you seen the one with a little crowd of migrants carrying a banner reading: "No Democracy---Islam!"

Another one was showing a part of Paris resembling a "capital of the homeless" with cardboard boxes, old mattresses all side by side along the stretch of an avenue---more like a city dump site with untold trash everywhere around.

In Italy you could see citizens patrolling at night with dogs and baseball bats for vandals and women attackers.

O.K., I saved the best one for last. It's about a migrant dude at a little city fountain with his pants down washing his behind---in a broad daylight with people passing by and seemingly killing him with their eyes.

Now, I am not saying that all of them are displaying such an ungrateful, disrespectful, if not disgusting attitude, and so far I haven't heard of Fontana de Trevi being turned into a public shower.

But even the incidents like that---and there are too many to fit into a jolly article like this one---just make you wonder, what are the governments of those European countries doing about it.

Apparently not much, except protecting the migrants from citizens. There are even words about "Europe brewing up for a revolution". Now, how crazy is that---old, smart Europe, allowing those white wigs in Brussel to jeopardize the cultural identity of the Union members by forcing them to assimilate those ridiculous numbers of migrants?

A Hope---Woman Will Always Be Woman
A Hope---Woman Will Always Be Woman

The More---the Merrier

There is something fundamentally wrong about it. The world---talking here about westernized countries---already has a burning problem of massive unemployment, and deficits caused by mismanaging revenue on all sorts of social assistance.

Allegedly, recipients of those handouts are in many instances all generations within a family, also single mothers intentionally having some half dozen kids so that they can stay at home and live of social assistance.

On top of that, now all that those generous societies needed was an enormous addition of hungry mouths to be fed, without them contributing in any way to the society, except for being very useful at election time to vote for an administration that will continue to give those handouts.

Let me resume my initial stand about all this---being an individualist of my own make, I am only seeing all this from my peripheral vision, not being enough of a collectivist as to give a rat's ass about what governments around the globe are doing.

It may be somewhat hard for some of you to figure why I even undertook to write such an article if I "don't care". But, try to see me as a mini Dalai Lama, who is at a perfect peace in his mind, and still he can talk a lot about the Chinese oppression of Tibet.

My peace of mind has no ambition to be likened to Dalai Lama's except for a little comparison. Also, unlike His Holiness I am not a religious dude. If I were a church-goer, at my next confession I would have to mention my sinful thoughts while I am saying how beautiful women look so much better in bikinis than in burkas and the rest of the camouflage.

Other than that, I don't really have much to criticize the Islamic ways. People believe what they choose, and nobody needs my blessing or approval. There are already too many sinful judges in this world and they don't need me even for a variety.

Having a Heart of a Marrying Type---Not Enough for a Happy Marriage
Having a Heart of a Marrying Type---Not Enough for a Happy Marriage

Doomed for an Ugly Divorce?

Are Islamic migrants posing a "threat" to predominantly Christian Europe? In my opinion it's not so much of a threat as it is a recipe for a "rotten marriage". Neither side will ever be happy with such a "mix of water and oil".

Let's put just a dash of psychology in all this. Those Islamic folks have it almost in their blood by now to protest, to fight, to demand, to feel victimized. To imagine them without that mentality trait would be like imagining blacks without inclination towards excelling at sports, music, dancing, and making illegitimate babies---which may be stereotyping but worth mentioning just for sake of little humor. (What this pathetic world may need is more humor and less sour faces).

Islamic religion doesn't seem to be by far as permissive as Christianity, and they may never blend, never feel at home in Europe. While their initial reason for migrating may be "finding a better life", most of their countries are not industrialized, and it may not be in their blood to have something like working habits.

Namely, what you regularly see in the Middle Eastern news is a lot of people in the streets protesting against somebody or something---nobody working. And if we dislike our Christian bosses, they may have an additional reason or two to despise them with passion.

Well, it's a little matter of mentality why that "marriage" is doomed not to work. For one thing, they couldn't agree upon who was going to "pronounce them a happy couple"---a priest or an imam. Not to mention that the last words of that ceremony were not: "Now you can kiss the bride"---but "Now you can screw each other every which way you can".

So, with these prophetic words from my Satirical Manifesto I am concluding my observation of this huge and hysterical---pardon, historical event.


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      Vladimir Karas 6 months ago from Canada

      MizBejabbers---To me it will forever stay a mystery why people take seriously all that fiction coming from leaders and mainstream media. What has ever changed at the political top "because" people had this or that understanding of politics?

      All I know from observing is just what people are doing to themselves with that political soap opera. A lot of unnecessary stress and a reduced capacity for enjoying life.

      While they become very eloquent and "informed" in those matters, they are incessantly kicking the shit back and forth in the game of rightness-and-wrongness---while years are passing, presidents change, the farce stays the same, now just with different actors.

      So, in a retrospect, what has been achieved? More trigger-happy adrenalin and cortisol, an hyperactive sympathetic nervous system, acidy stomach, higher blood pressure, unstable sugar caused by chronic stress, and possibly an enriched vocabulary of obscenities.

      Was it all worth it?

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      Doris James-MizBejabbers 6 months ago

      True, Val, your satire was about Europe, but not being European, it made me think about what I related to, and I am hoping that other American readers will stop and think, too. I find the article useful for that.

      Yes, President O. did receive some flack for sending those troops after he promised to pull us out of the Middle East. It just depends on who you read or listen to. But so many of his opponents were too busy flailing him for being black that some of his policies were overlooked.

      But your point of unpredictability was interesting. What history and civics have taught me is that the old "Indian" adage is true: Don't judge a man until you've walked a mile in his moccasins. My interpretation is that these politicians make promises that sound good or look good on paper, but after they learn the facts and their limitations of the office, they have to back away from them because they legally (sometimes morally, too) can't keep them.

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      Vladimir Karas 6 months ago from Canada

      Readmikenow---I wish you could understand my point, so let me try again. I don't care what Hijarh means to Moslems, because I am not one, it's their business what they choose to believe. Exactly like I don't care what Zionists, White Supremacists, Neo Nazis, Black Lives Matter, Religionists, KKK, republicans or democrats believe.

      Nobody dictates the contents of my belief system, my thoughts, emotions, and attitudes. What others choose to construct in their minds is their business, I love my mental diet and my stress management which selectively orchestrate my mind style and life style.

      So again, I personally find all this "...isms" entertaining, while I realize that I can't live the life of a whole nation or the whole humanity, only my own. I am not responsible for wars and other idiocies, I didn't start any and I won't contaminate my mind with other people's crap.

      I hope this explains my position.

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      Readmikenow 6 months ago

      Vladimir, you really should visit a Muslim majority country and speak with Muslims in their country. Until then, you won't understand their mindset. Then, and only then, will you begin to understand what Hijarh means to them. It is significant with both Sunni as well as Shia. You cannot understand what is happening until you understand the Muslim concept of Hijarh and what it means to Muslims.

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      Vladimir Karas 6 months ago from Canada

      Readmikenow---Historically, there have always been ethnical agendas to take a lead in the world---and no money, no loud and demanding tactics, not even a status of a "holy, chosen people" really worked for them---except in some ways and temporarily.

      You might even compare those agendas to political ones, where, for example, democrats or republicans make incredibly strong claims about themselves being "THE only" rational ideology.

      People's intentions and dreams and agendas may sound great to them to the point of fanaticism, but they regularly run into the wall of human nature which doesn't get intimidated. Mighty empires have fallen, whole civilizations disappeared.

      Whatever Muslims may dream about---let them dream, they are entitled to their own dreams just like pushers of the New World Order are, or anyone else for that matter, including Europeans who flooded this continent. Remember the expression "American dream"?

      Remember Mike, intimidation starts with paranoia, with being impressed by someone's intentions. I wrote a satire about the whole silly topic of migration---not exempting Christians who have done their own "little" act of spreading around.

      My humor about humans doesn't spare anyone, and there is no double standards here---so, it's one thing to migrate, as people have migrated from ever, but another thing what they will be allowed to do in their "host" country.

      Having a clear picture of their limitations in mind removes fear. And well, I don't really care if "Muslims are amused by what I wrote", Mike, because some Christians will probably be amused as well. That's why I wrote it---I am not impressed, just entertained by the whole issue of migration and the whole political hoopla around it.

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      Readmikenow 6 months ago

      Vladimir, there are Muslims who will be amused by what you wrote. In order to understand their dedication to migration, you need to understand the concept of Hijrah. It's interesting how there are wars around the world, including the Ukraine, but ONLY Muslim refugees are coming to the United States and other European countries. I could tell you stories told by people in Hungary and others, but it would take too long. Hijrah has a long history in the Muslim faith.

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      Vladimir Karas 6 months ago from Canada

      MizBejabbers---Recent history is full of examples how politics may be anything but predictable, and constitutions have not always been interpreted as chiseled in stone.

      So, how Americans may deal with the issues of migrants remains to be seen---other than being wished for. Let us not forget that quite a few things have been going on in recent past which one could have never foreseen as a part of American political reality.

      Take just one tiny detail. Before being elected, Obama clearly promised to "bring the boys back" from the Middle East. Then, after stepping in the Office, among the very first things he did was send 30,000 new troops there.

      My point being that nobody took that as a "deception", nobody publicly raised the hell over it. And it's only one little detail in political manipulations of ANY president.

      What I am trying to say is that absolutely nothing is certain until it's certain in politics. Everything else is pure philosophizing over the possible/probable outcomes.

      So, let's wait and see how Europe plays the finale of that massive soap opera. By the way, let me remind you that I was not even talking about America in my article. But you have drawn some interesting parallels there.

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      Doris James-MizBejabbers 6 months ago

      I think you have said a mouthful very descriptively. How can we ignore the troubles and trials of our own people while bringing in thousands of refugees whose very philosophies don't agree with ours, give them American welfare, and then claim they have the right to flaunt our Constitution and our laws while our people go homeless?

      So far, I believe the U.S. has done a good job of enforcing our laws against child sexual abuse and groping women by not allowing the "religious freedom" to make these abuses stand up in court. I just wonder how these who practice sexual deviation will fare under our current system of women coming forth with allegations and charges of abuse against our own male citizens. All I can say is, "Mohammed, rotsa ruck if you try it."

      Also, there are people in both our major political parties who think that each party wants to pad its electorate with aliens, legal or illegal. The last time this legal editor checked, the laws now on the books have not been changed to allow anyone but U.S. citizens to vote, and these folks probably would be stopped dead in their tracks at the polls. Don't know about voting laws in other countries. Good hub, Val.


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