Manufacturing Responsibility: Canada And The Syrian Refugee Crisis

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While responsibility for the Syrian refugee crisis is a complex international issue, the subject of Canada’s responsibility for the crisis is straight-forward — our nation is not responsible.

There is, however, little doubt that many within our society are at odds with this statement. Canada is by-and large a compassionate country, and it is therefore reasonable to expect Canadians to support a substantial intake of those affected by the war in Syria.

What is less reasonable, however, is the current perception that Canada is somehow responsible for the crisis— or if not directly responsible, at least culpable by way of a modest refugee intake quota. In particular, it should be expected that our politically correct, pro-multicultural contingents would adhere to this belief system. A prime example among these minions is No One Is Illegal, an organization which espouses the idea that Canada should be an “open border” nation, whereby anyone can move to our country— thus rendering the concept of citizenship meaningless. Minister of Multiculturalism Jason Kenney, commenting on the organization and its leader Harsh Walia, recently referred to the group as “Trotsky-ite.” Clearly, he is not a fan.

As it happens, the aunt of the young refugee child who tragically perished as a result of the conflict resides in Canada. Quoted in dozens of Canadian publications was her statement that “the world is responsible.” While her grief is understandable, and may have resulted in a statement based on pure emotion, international responsibility for the crisis is a controversial and provocative topic. No, the world is not responsible, and neither is Canada. Blaming our government, our Prime Minister, or our citizens is misguided. When assigning blame, it should be directed toward the perpetrators of the crisis— the nation of Syria, its President and most of all, Islamic State, or ISIS, as it is commonly known.

Simply put, the refugee debacle is a Middle Eastern problem— therefore it should be dealt with first and foremost by Middle Eastern nations. On this topic, it is most interesting to note the various responses from these nations. How many refugees have the Gulf States taken in? In fact, so-called “brethren nations” of Syria—Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Quatar and others have not accepted a single refugee. What gives? Why aren’t these oil rich, co-religionist nations helping their suffering brothers-in-arms?

Link To Canada Free Press Article

4 thoughts on “Manufacturing Responsibility: Canada And The Syrian Refugee Crisis”

  1. To begin with, this is NOT a Canadian problem. The “refugee” issue is more than a little twisted. ALL the reporting I’ve seen so far shows physically fit, well dressed young men of military age coming into Europe. Are they leaving their women and children in harm’s way? This isn’t asylum seeking or migration – this is an ISLAMIC INVASION of the west. It IS going to get violent – there have already been some minor clashes. To bring this problem to Canada would be BEYOND foolish.

  2. One of the major issue that Canada has with regards to.”refugees / immigration” it that we do not have strong policies with regards to what it means to be a Canadian. We are allowing this population to constantly re-define what this country is. We, Canada, has and is allowing this country to be defined by minorities and as such they never become Canadians and have greater political, economical power and as a result we are slowly becoming more like the country that these “refugees / immigration” came from. Failing to seriously address this issue will only fuel discontent and political deterioration and economical disparity. These factors will inevitably become major factors in the destruction of our standard of living and may lead to chaos and major social unrest…..Peace

    • The decades of diminution of the established identity of Canada has lead to today’s acceptance by so many of our citizens of policy that calls for the admission of large numbers of people from areas of the world without commonality to our historical development. Prior to the decade of the 1970s we had no doubt of our origins as a nation and immigration meant the migration of people whose similarity and compatibility were readily apparent. We have the evidence of the failure of assimilation in the growth of ethnic enclaves from a dozen two and a half decades ago, to over 160 today. And this has conditioned so many people to believe that Canada is truly a nation built on Third World immigration, which it is not. But the pattern and the direction are certainly now there for this dynamic to become a reality. Syrians, Afghani’s and Iraqi’s come from largely tribal societies with cultures, customs and languages that have only miniscule, at best, significance in Canada and its history. Humanitarianism is a human feeling and condition but nations have imperiled their future before in allowing too many dissimilar people to enter and remain based solely on their need to find better economic futures for themselves. We must be in control of our destiny and that is so sadly lacking in a nation seemingly bent on tearing down what has been established, only to replace it with the experiment of Multiculturalism.

  3. Democracy is dead when we cater to the minority and ignore what the Majority wants. Harper is right, we need to security check all these migrants. I call them migrants because the majority are. There are legit refugees but those healthy, strong young men that are migrating are not refugees but economic migrants and this is a Islamic invasion. We do not need the Middle East problems brought into our country. Multiculturalism is destroying the Canadian Culture. You want to come here, you need to become part of the Canadian Culture and stop trying to change it to suit the culture you ran from. and stop trying to sneak in Shari Law, we have laws, we don’t need yours.


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