In 1809, the British poet Robert Southey wrote in his poem “The Curse of Kehama” made a statement that has since increasingly acquired a political connotation. Southey’s statement “Curses are like young chickens; they always come home to sleep” has been used for more than two centuries to refer to political or other wrongdoing whose consequences do eventually play out.
The expression of chickens that will no doubt return to roost in the evening has been increasingly used in Western countries in recent days, especially following huge pro-Palestinian protests that are also increasingly violent, but which especially confirm that immigration over years led to a massive unassimilable Muslim population in most Western countries.
On Saturday, almost three hundred thousand people took part in a pro-Palestinian demonstration in the American capital Washington DC. Demonstrators throughout the US capital replaced American flags with Palestinian flags, while chanting slogans including the extermination of all Jews and the call for an “intifada” or civil uprising. A hundred thousand protesters gathered in front of the White House, tried to tear down the giant steel fence around the White House and then tried to tear down the statue of former US President Andrew Jackson. Dozens of other statues were also damaged.
Saturday’s demonstration, just like demonstrations in the past few weeks in many other American cities, but also in cities in Britain, the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Italy, Sweden and Germany, were not simply pro-Palestinian demonstrations based on a concern for Palestinians during the current war in the Gaza Strip or even the living conditions of Palestinians in general. The demonstrations are also mostly pro-Hamas demonstrations with the flag of this terrorist group which is used together with flags of other terrorist groups such as Al-Qaeda and the Islamic State at all the demonstrations.
In Germany, this country’s vice chancellor, Robert Habeck, a member of the left-wing Green Party, said in a video speech to members of his party last week that Hamas must be destroyed because it is destroying the peace process in the Middle East. In the same video, Habeck expressed his concern about the renewed rise of anti-Semitism in Germany, with specific reference to huge pro-Hamas protests that have taken place in Berlin recently. Habeck is even willing to deport Hamas sympathizers to their countries of origin.
In Britain, this country’s deputy prime minister, Oliver Dowden, expressed his serious concern on Sunday about an enormous pro-Palestinian demonstration planned for this coming Saturday in London. It will coincide with Armistice Day commemorating the end of the First World War. This past Saturday, four policemen were injured in London when pro-Palestinian protests got out of hand.
The US and almost every country in Western Europe today have rapidly growing Muslim immigrant populations that already make up between 10% and 20% of these countries’ populations. It is very clear that these immigrant populations have no need to assimilate. They simply create parallel societies in Western countries that then take economic advantage of the wealth and economic size of the host country.
It is becoming increasingly clear that years of almost uncontrolled immigration are leading to a crisis in Western countries. The actions of immigrant populations and future clashes and conflict may just be the West’s proverbial chickens coming home to roost.
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