How do you force them back to sea? To go where?
Look, I am not crazy about the idea of a big refugee flood into our country, either, kivlor. But I am not comfortable with images of toddlers washing up on beaches, either. Not if we could have prevented it.
Life is uncomfortable. If you want them here, you should take them into your home. Clothe them. Feed them. Teach them our language. Demanding someone else do it is a horror.
I really don't understand this hand-wringing. It seems so false to me. Disingenuous. I'm not aiming that at you JLD, but in general, across society.
Every day tens of thousands of children who I do not know, and never will, die of starvation. I could have done something. But I didn't. And I go to sleep with this knowledge, and I do it easily. It causes me no grief. And it causes all of the hand-wringers none either. Or they'd be doing something serious about it with their time, with their assets.
Let the Nigerians care for the Nigerians. The Germans care for the Germans. The Americans care for the Americans. The Japanese care for the Japanese.
If we wanted to help them, we'd set up camps in their home country, where the cost would be less, and they would be around people they can communicate with. Bringing them to the West is about virtue signalling. You help less people. It costs more money. And it causes more trouble. So why do it? Because the virtue signalling politicians and their sycophants get to parade around a couple of children, and say "Look at me! Look at me! I'm a good person! Vote for me!"?