IS EUROPE ROTTING AWAY PART II
MIGRATION, CRIME AND GOODBYE ROCK ´N ROLL
James Skinner continues his investigation into
migration and a changing Europe
do it, fish do it, anything that moves on earth and is alive does it;
migration is synonymous to winds, tides and all that is related to the
movement of the planet around the sun. The simplicity of the meaning
of the word says it all, moving from one region or habitat to
another. The difference is that most living creatures act in a
clockwise, in other words, logical manner. Humans have tended to fire
in all directions and for a variety of reasons and whats even
worse, since time immemorial they keep changing the rules of the game!
With regards to Europe, todays human movers fall into two main
categories, the desperately hungry and sinisterly vicious, two complete
contrasts. I shall explain.
Human migration is a two-way system, input and output, those who move
away are emigrants and those who move in are immigrants. What began
millenniums ago as the basic need to search and hunt for food when most
of the planet was up for grabs, slowly developed into the movement of
people seeking a better way of living. Hence the migration of Europeans
to America during the eighteenth and ninetheen centuries during the
industrial revolution that altered lives forever. Other massive periods
of historical relocation were the result of brutal enforcement by political
entities and religious persecution. Examples of this cruel method of
migration were the slave trade from Africa to America between the 16th
and 18th century and the expulsion and extermination of the Jews during
WWII. Moving away from the 20th century into the 21st the situation
has experienced a subtle change. Although we still continue to see the
suffering of refugees fleeing from oppression and aggression as well
as the migration of others towards supposed prosperity, the tables seemed
to have changed somewhat and for two reasons.
The fall of the Iron curtain has allowed many ex-communist citizens
to wander about the world without restriction. Russians, Rumanians,
Hungarians and many other nationalities have not only found freedom,
but have learned the game of migration. They are appearing all over
Western Europe. Across the Atlantic the economic crisis in many parts
of Latin America has caused a peculiar state of human migration. Masses
of Europeans, especially those from Spain and Portugal who emigrated
over half a century ago are now returning to their homeland in search
of financial security. In other words, for once and possibly the first
time we are observing a reversal of human migration. But there is a
sinister side to this new influx of so-called foreigners into Europe.
A revised kind of criminal activity is taking place and on a massive
scale. Latin American and Eastern European organised crime is taking
over from the Marshall Plan.
Warning signs in Spain about illegals
crime in Europe can be divided into two categories. The most common
and obvious is that of racketeering with many Mafioso-style associations
trafficking mainly in narcotics and prostitution. No need to expand
on how they operate as a quick reread of Mario Puzos The
Godfather explains it all. The second and more sinister is
that of the resurrection of human slavery. The business of introducing
illegal immigrants into Europe from different parts of the world,
in particular Africa, South America and the Far East is not only
massive, it is also vicious, cruel and is causing a political upheaval
throughout the Union second only to al-Qaedas threatened terrorist
is also changing the lifestyle of the male population of some of Europes
warmer states. Lets have a look at a sample of the classified
adverts in a provincial Spanish newspaper for a taste of honey.
Black, hot and ready for you. Call me at...'.
Latin (referring to Latin America) big tits, big arse, do it anyway
Not only do they appear daily, they outstrip all other classified entries
by 2 to 1. Most of the prostitutes have been brought into Spain, against
their will after being offered a better life and job away from the misery
of the Rio slums or Bogotás criminal gangs. Sure, prostitution
has been around since man first had an erection, but the level of prostitution
as well as the increase in the customer base is out of control. It is
also spreading from the cities and into the small towns. Portugal, Spains
neighbour is equally infected.
Time magazines feature article on the 20th of October reported
on the town of Bragança about 100 kilometres east of Vigo as
an example of invasion by Brazilian meninas. Most of the
girls were shipped from the slums of Brazil to Paris and
some made their way, thanks to the professional pimping system to this
remote outpost of Portugals rural district. According to the magazine,
the men folk are having a ball whilst their wives continue to cook,
sow and look after the kids! Slowly but effectively this scene is also
spreading across Green Spain. Despite feminist movements
and housewifes associations trying their hardest to boycott the
profession, the machos continue to spend their pay checks
at the brothels and enjoy new found happiness in the arms of a luscious
twenty year old from Copacabana. At least they all speak the same language!
But this is not the real point.
These downtrodden females from Tropicana are also part of the illegal
Apart from the prostitute trails, there is a parallel route coming in
from the south and east carrying human solitude and despair. For anything
ranging from $2000 upwards, a great deal of destitute people from several
African countries are hooked by gangsters and sent across
the waters of the Mediterranean, supposedly seeking a better life in
Europe. They arrive in semi-derelict ships, dinghies or empty beer barrels,
half naked, half dead and totally desperate. The local coast guards
or police at both the Spanish and Italian borders picks up the majority.
A great many, however make it into the mainland and presto, ready to
seek for a new life! The events are so commonplace that the press have
ceased to report each case. The big shots in Brussels shout and scream
at each other of illegal immigration whilst do-gooders like most of
the non-government organisations scream blue murder at the lack of human
rights. But the truth of the matter is that nobody is doing a thing
about it. They just keep coming and coming thanks to criminal back boy
dealers around the world who control the loopholes.
There is a third, although long term sinister scene on the horizon.
Two small but significant events have taken place very recently. The
first was the prohibition of the use of the veil by two Muslim girls
by their local school authorities in Paris. Its caused uproar.
(President Chirac weighing in with his own opinion that they should
not wear veils.) The second, even more significant was the removal of
the crucifix in a school in a small town in Italy, L'Aquila, because
of a complaint by a Muslim parent.
If you link this to the broader issue as to why both Germanys
Schroeder and Frances Chirac said No to the Iraq war
the reason is very visible. They both have a very large and growing
Muslim population. (The immigrant parent Adele Smith, an Egyptian,
a convert from Catholicism to Islam is leading a campaign to force all
schools to remove crucifixes from their walls as it may offend Muslim
There are now one million muslims in Italy and six million in France.
The slow but effective influence of Islamic doctrine creeping into European
society is not an opinion but a fact of life. Hence the sudden success
in Switzerland of extreme right wing politicians voicing in unison No
Yet what does goodbye to rock and roll have to do with all this? Ill
Take a walk around the wild side of Europe and what do you find? Booze,
X-rated movies, happy-go-lucky youth floating around the continent in
a daze. Great, say many. This is true freedom and democracy. On the
other hand, the Mozarts and Beethovens of Europe have stopped composing
symphonies and given way to Funky Rock, Heavy Metal and other general
punk sounds. So, if the crosses come down, and the veils go up, it wont
be long before the guitars are silenced and the wailing starts, and
well be drinking tea through a smoking pipe!
James Skinner 2003.
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Spain in a New Bottle Part One of this series
Previously by James:
From Pacman to Gameboy
Are Our Oceans Dying? Where's
and World Peace Pt 1 Nov 2003
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