Suck it up, sunshine

Caption: Another boat-load of diversity en route to Europe

Every now and again the love media slip up in their never-ending campaign to make us nasty oiks feel sorry for their precious illegal immigrants.

In 2012 the Guardian ran yet another article with the obvious aim of generating sympathy for ?victims of?criminality and exploitation?. But what really emerged from what was actually rather a good piece of investigative journalism was that supposedly ?genuine refugees? were routinely lying through their teeth about their identities and spinning fake sob stories in order to jump the queue into Australia.

So when the BBC tries again to whip up sympathy for illegal immigrants they only succeed in kicking an own goal. Quote:

Evans William tells me he sold everything but the kitchen sink to fund his dream of getting to Europe?After borrowing yet more cash, he finally had enough to pay a smuggling gang to take him from Nigeria across the Sahara to Libya.

In all, it cost him ?750 ($1,000), but he wasn’t worried. Once in Europe, he figured, he could quickly earn enough to pay off his creditors, and eventually return home to start a business of his own. End of quote.

In other words, he wasn?t fleeing war and persecution as the refugee lobby forever insist, he was just after a better life. And he was prepared to pay criminals and cheat the system in order to do it.

I mean: am I the only person noticing this? Quote:

[His boat] got stopped by the Libyan coastguard, who threw him and 140 other passengers into a detention centre. End of quote.

Well, there?s an old saying here in the West: yer pays yer money and yer takes yer chances.

Still, these cheating economic migrants benefit from Western generosity. Quote:

They’d been flown back by the International Organization for Migration, a UN body that helps illegal migrants who want to return home.

As well as a free plane ticket, they get a few nights’ hotel accommodation, and ?200 in pocket money while they find their feet. They’re also offered job training, to give them a better chance of a livelihood. End of quote.

Not that such unearned largesse seems to have achieved much. Quote:

“I still don’t want to stay in Nigeria,” he tells me. “Although next time, I’ll try to go to Europe by legal means.” End of quote.

Well, there?s a novel idea: legal immigration. It?s worked for tens of millions of people who were prepared to abide by the laws of their prospective new homes. This new wave of ?asylum seeker? grifters might want to try it sometime.

At least some people want these illegal economic migrants to assume some semblance of personal responsibility. Quote:

My Nigerian colleague, Peter, who’s also a church pastor, felt it was time for a word.

“It was your decision to go – don’t blame others,” he told Abibu. “And reconnect with your mother – at least she’ll be happy to hear you’re still alive.” End of quote.

Or perhaps not. It seems as though many of their families see their sons as little more than easy tickets to the good life in the West. Quote:

Two years ago, in a migrant detention centre in Libya, I had met an inmate from The Gambia, who had asked me to pass on just such a message to his family.

When I rang them, I expected tears of joy.

Instead, they had just one question: “So what, he’s not made it to Europe then?” End of quote.

Well, that sounds like just the sort of cultural enrichment we in the West so desperately need.