Saturday, June 17, 2017

Refugee Problems in Canada

Canada is laying out the welcome mat for Syrian refugees under new prime minster, Justin Trudeau. In Hamilton, neighbors did the same when Syrian refugees arrived in their neighborhood. It didn't work out so well as Rebel Media reports.


Siarlys Jenkins said...

This is a repeat of your UCI video. Do you have one about Canada?

Gary Fouse said...

What do you mean? That's Rebel Media in the video. Check again.

Siarlys Jenkins said...

Ah, there it is. That's not what I saw last time I clicked. I saw the UCI video.

Sounds like old times in Chicago with Poles and Italians throwing rocks at each other.

But it does reflect some predictable problems, not limited to refugees from Syria. Some years back, a lot of Karen were brought from refugee camps in Thailand. They did not have money or connections, so they ended up in some of the worst slum housing, from which fathers traveled for weeks at a time to work at non-union jobs in meatpacking plants 800 miles away, while kids got into fights with black students, mostly over non-payment of drug debts. A very unstable situation all around. And yes, no doubt they would feel better returning home, if there were a life to return to.

Syrian refugees aren't much different. Except these are unemployed, and despite the surfeit of nice lawn furniture, probably a bit shell-shocked. No doubt the standard in their community of origin is that if someone gets into a fight, everyone in the family backs them up. You know, "Me against my brothers, me and my brothers against my cousins, me, my brothers, and my cousins against the world."

Of course there is always the question "What about the Jews turned away in 1938?"

Facts are useful. Conclusions are difficult.