The world has been inundated lately with scenes of legions of military-age males landing on boats and invading European nations like they were D-Day armies storming the beaches of Normandy.
In the past, this would have provoked national militaries to vigorously defend their homelands.
But by the twisted logic of our current age, repelling these invaders — now dubbed euphemistically as migrants — would cause global outrage and even violate international laws.
So regardless of whether the country’s citizens want them or suffer greatly because of them, they must all be accepted, and further still, granted accommodation, including food, lodging, and other amenities, at the expense of the local population.
Further, many of the invasions are even being assisted by organizations and NGO’s subsidized and supported by European governments.
This lunacy of course is not confined only to Europe but is occurring in America as well.
Where U.S. cities like New York and Chicago are suddenly getting a mere taste of what southern border towns have endured for decades, and their citizens are screaming bloody murder as their services and resources are overwhelmed.
For like the EU, the Biden administration, too, has decided that its citizens must suffer to benefit these foreigners — even if it means that 95-year-old Korean War veterans are evicted from their homes to make way for them.
Amid this sea of madness, however, two European countries, Poland and Hungary, have stood resolutely as islands of common sense and sovereignty.
Each has bucked the trend of their Western counterparts and asserted their sovereign rights to determine their own borders and national composition, rather than have it dictated to them by others.
To that end, both have rejected the EU’s mandates that they open their borders, and voted against new proposed EU migration and asylum rules requiring member countries to either take in migrants or pay for each relocation they refuse.
As a result, Poland and Hungary have not only avoided the invasions suffered by others, but many of the societal problems associated with unfettered mass immigration plaguing Europe and America these last few decades.
Moreover, their citizens are happy and live peacefully and cohesively in safe, clean neighborhoods, as instead of spending billions sheltering and caring for migrants, Poland and Hungary have invested in enhancing the living standards of their existing citizenry.
And while others Western nations import droves of foreigners into their countries for labor, Poland and Hungary are incentivizing and supporting family formations among their own.
For example, Hungary has enacted highly popular family friendly policies that provide generous loans and tax breaks for newlyweds and large families.
All of this has led to the overwhelming support of Polish and Hungarian citizens for their nations’ strict immigration policies, and the strong desire that they continue.
But instead of being held up as models of success, Poland and Hungary have instead been villainized by Western leaders and EU bureaucrats.
For they threaten the assumptions Western governments have used to justify the invasions and mass immigrations to their own populations — and this makes them extremely dangerous.
For instance, they directly contradict the argument that the invasions cannot be stopped, by showing definitively that they can.
Further, they stand in contrast to the assertion that open borders and mass immigration are necessary for a thriving modern society, by proving the opposite.
Finally, perhaps their greatest offense is simply refusing to share in the pain and sorrow these other Western governments have inflicted upon their own populations.
And so, lest the locals elsewhere become envious as they see how bad their own countries have become in comparison, there has been a concerted effort to brand Poland and Hungary as illiberal and undemocratic, even authoritarian, and out of step with Western values — whatever that means these days.
This is ironic of course given that Poland and Hungary are perhaps the only ones truly listening to their own people and following their democratic will when it comes to immigration.
While those Western governments that would claim the democratic mantle, refuse to stop their own homelands from being invaded, even as their own citizens beg them to do so.
Indeed, according to recent polls the vast majority of Americans, and representing a broad cross section of the electorate, are firmly against President Joe Biden’s open borders and mass immigration policies, and want them to end.
Perhaps it is time that other Western governments stop demonizing Poland and Hungary and instead start following their lead by listening to their own citizens and prioritizing their well-being.
After all, that is what democracies are supposed to do.
Lee Steinhauer is a strategic policy and political consultant known for his book "The Art of The New Cold War: America vs China. What America Must Do to Win." Lee is a frequent guest on Fox, Fox Business, Newsmax, and a published policy and opinion writer for numerous media publications. Read Lee Steinhauer's Reports — More Here.
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