Outgoing secretary-general talks about the ‘alienation’ of migrants, refugees — and essentially calls for open borders
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, whose term ends Dec. 31, described the rise of populist parties and politicians across the West as an “insult” and implied that resistance to mass Muslim migration is a result of xenophobic propaganda, in an astonishing statement released Sunday.
The official statement, issued during the U.N.’s “International Migrant Day,” is an example of the alternative reality in which the globalist Establishment elite resides. It reflects a vast inability to understand the nationalist-populist counter-revolution sweeping the West.
“To add insult to injury, we have witnessed the rise of populist movements that seek to alienate and expel migrants and refugees, and to blame them for various ills of society,” Ban said.
“This has been another turbulent year for refugees and migrants,” the statement began, inaccurately conflating legitimate refugees with migrants. “We have witnessed the unacceptable loss of thousands of lives of people in transit in the Mediterranean and elsewhere. And, to add insult to injury, we have witnessed the rise of populist movements that seek to alienate and expel migrants and refugees, and to blame them for various ills of society,” Ban added.
To dismiss the rise of the populist Right — one of the most important political developments in modern times — and the legitimate economic and social grievances driving it as an “insult” is a shocking display of aloof arrogance. Moreover, the notion that the Marine Le Pens and Geert Wilders of the world “seek to alienate” migrants and refugees is simply untrue. Those migrants and refugees come from mainly Muslim countries with values and cultural norms vastly different from our own — and are already alien.
Not one of the populist politicians in Europe or America has ever blamed Muslim migrants for the “various ills of society.” They’ve blamed them, instead, for the specific ills they’ve brought with them, namely a massive spike in theft, sexual assault, and domestic Islamic terrorism.
Yet “we must reject intolerance, discrimination and policies driven by xenophobic rhetoric and the scapegoating of migrants. Those who abuse and seek to harm migrants must be held to account,” Ban wrote.
Unfortunately, that Muslim migrants pose a direct threat to Western stability is now an inescapable truth. There has been a steady stream of horrifying stories coming out of Europe.
Resistance to mass Muslim migration is not driven by “xenophobic rhetoric and the scapegoating of migrants” — it is driven by the very actions of some of the migrants. Ban might be quick to condemn those who would hurt migrants, but he willfully ignores the abuse and harm certain Muslim migrants have perpetrated on Westerners.
Not content with slamming those who do not wish to see their homelands become Islamic colonies, Ban also demanded that Western nations willingly comply in the displacement of their own people. “We need stronger international cooperation among countries of origin, transit and destination that is guided by international law and standards,” Ban wrote.
“Good governance of migration also demands expanding legal channels for safe migration, including for family reunification, for labor mobility at all skill levels, and educational opportunities for children and adults, as well as decriminalizing irregular migration and regularizing the status of undocumented migrants,” he continued.
Ban’s message is clear. Calling for “decriminalizing irregular migration and regularizing the status of undocumented migrants” is a call for open borders. The chief of the United Nations does not seem to believe that nation-states should exist.