Politicians are to blame

Solutions to radical behaviour around the world requires a clear and bias-free analysis.

Of concern to many are the actions of leaders like Angela Merkel, chancellor of Germany, who arbitrarily and against the expressed will of her citizens let a million immigrants into Germany.

It is also well documented that our own prime ministers, past and present, have opened the floodgates to millions of immigrants from Third World countries.

Our politicians tell us we must help the poor people in those countries, but taking them away from friends and family, and transplanting them into radically different cultural and geophysical environments will not bring resolution to any of the problems they are experiencing in those countries, regardless of what their social, economic, or political issues may be.

If we are serious about helping them, then we must take our money and talents into those countries, and build infrastructure like schools, hospitals, and better homes, to help them become more self-sufficient.

Canadian corporations are already doing a commendable job in many Third World countries, educating and employing local people in the development of their natural resources.

Politicians have no mandate to arbitrarily decide how many people are allowed into any country. 

Such decisions promote serious dissension, in some cases even bordering on hatred. Banning guns will not mute that frustration.

Arrogant and insensitive politicians are easily perceived to be the main villains in these horrible developments.

Andy Thomsen, Kelowna

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