I have been thinking about this a lot as I have two small daughters (2 and 4 years old) and I try my best to raise them right. Even if I have to raise them in a world of war.
The Dutch media sway from side to side. Following those politicians who are shouting the loudest at that moment in time both left and right wing. And politicians play the media too. When 'Prinsjesdag' arrives (that's the day the government offers this years national budget to the King) suddenly some information 'leaks' out beforehand. Getting the people in an uproar. Then when everybody is focused on the red herring they push through something far worse!
A few years ago it was global warming, then it was the economic recession, pension funds and now immigrants. The masses aren't ignorant. They know where to find their information if they want to. Conspiracy theories are getting far too much power these days. And those are dangerous.
I believe that immigrants aren't the cause of our cultural loss but technological developments like the Internet. I talked about mobs in my previous posts. Those are groups of angry and aggressive people, who lost their ability to think for themselves, their individuality, morals and responsibility all because they are anonymous. The internet makes us anonymous and unaccountable. We are destroying our own culture! All great empires died because they imploded. Not because of an outside source. The outside source just filled in the gap left by the old establishment.
A concern for me is also the Russian influence in Syria. They are contributing to the conflict because of their own interests. If they hadn't done that IS would not have had the firepower and chaos needed to found their nation. The Dutch are also fighting in Iraq and Syria together with Americans and the French.
When pro Russian rebels shot down MH-17 our people were outraged! Putin just hovered his finger over the red button and said jump for me. And we did!
Shutting our borders won't help. We are destroying our civilization from within. If we fight the terrorists at the source then there will be no immigrants.
I'm not insane, I'm psychologically challenged!