As dignitaries assemble in Marrakesh to sign the UN Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, it’s notable that many of the European countries that will NOT be signing on are those with small populations.
Countries like Croatia, Hungary, Slovakia and Bulgaria, are justifiably worried about what mass-migration would do to the very fabric of their nations.
Those four countries all have populations of fewer than 10M, and in the case of Croatia less than 5M, so taking in hundreds of thousands of migrants from cultures that may not be simpatico with western values and principles, might not be the most prudent idea.
In fact, to open the floodgates to the 257.7 million migrants in the world seeking new homes could very well compromise any hope of self-determination.
And yet the mainstream media mock these small states for having the utter temerity to embrace self-determination. Open borders is the way to go, say the champagne socialists, so stop clinging to quaint notions of nationalism.
That’s the thing about the UN migrant compact, isn’t it? The UN, a non-elected and unaccountable collective of bureaucrats telling us resistance is futile, comes across as very Borg-like to me.