Netherlands to Withdraw Government Welfare from 'Asylum Seekers'...Cue Leftist Outrage
When a scared, destitute stranger and his entire family from a foreign country enter your home uninvited and demand you take care of them for the unforeseeable future (like feeding them, housing them, providing their medical care etc.) surely you comply. You must! Because compassion. Wait, you don't let strangers into your house and provide for them for all of time? RACIST.
The Netherlands have gotten realistic about these "asylum seekers" and how long they can stay free of cost. Why? A number of reasons. Obviously because the Dutch are racists who don't have hearts and cannot show any kind of goodwill towards these poor people flooding across their borders from Syria and Libya. The other reason is because, well, the Netherlands can't afford to let foreigners mooch off the government dole. But you won't see the second reason in the leftist media much. Remember, facts are secondary to feelings.
Prime Minister Mark Rutte has defended the measures, saying it was “crazy” to offer indefinite assistance to those who failed to qualify as refugees.
“We are talking about the group that can go back, whose governments would take them back, but they don't want to go back,” he said.
The Dutch have probably seen what's happened to Germany, so in an effort to protect their treasury and their citizenry, they're telling "asylum seekers" the free welfare train stops at Platform Realism. All passengers must disembark. Please, mind the gap. Right, that British reference was there for a reason:
In Britain, more than 60 per cent of asylum applications are rejected. Most people then have a right to an appeal, but the majority still receive negative decisions. The cost of then ejecting people forcibly is expensive, leading to accusations that the Government is deliberately making life as difficult as possible for failed asylum seekers to force people to leave.
Of course the UN, who doesn't let foreigners in their symbolic houses either, has said all of this Netherlands not allowing a free flow of immigrants into their country and mooch off the government stuff, is just wrong. Because, you guessed it... racism. What else?
But the changes have been criticised by charities and the UN itself, whose Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination said the basic needs of migrants should be provided unconditionally.
“As long as they are in the Netherlands, they have to enjoy minimum standards of living,” said Ion Diaconu, who helped write a UN report criticising the Dutch policy proposal.
That's right. Not giving foreigners free stuff is racist. Remember that when a foreigner breaks down the door to your home and demands asylum.
If you defend your household? Well that's double-secret racism. Because, tolerance.