Let all those proponents of “Open Borders” take down the fences surrounding their property, let them remove the locks from their front doors and then come preach to us on the merits of their chosen ideology.
Although things may sound good in theory, especially if you are looking at it from the safety of your distant home with its picket fence and the double locks on your doors, it is not quite the same when it is happening to you and yours.
Some of us who have experienced invasions; who have seen everything we had worked for over a lifetime taken from us overnight and have been turned into refugees running for our very lives; we bring first-hand experience to what we say; this is not an ideology that we have adopted one night because we’ve read about it and liked that idea.
I have been a refugee, still classified as one; my grandmother was a refugee sixty years before me; I was born and raised in a part of the world that is constantly in turmoil, a part of the world foreign powers have always coveted and repeatedly brought strife to. Our concern here is not that we may be mugged when we go out the house at night. Our concern is that the little that has been left to us will be taken away too. All of it and leave us with nothing to rebuild on.
I mention migrants in my writings, floods of “illegal immigrants” and some chose to change that to “refugees” when they respond in comments to add the “humane factor” to their argument. We know what the difference is and no other people have shown more compassion toward refugees than the Greeks. We don’t help them on foreign lands and as volunteers because it will look good on our CVs, because then we can claim to be “hardened activists”. We are the unfortunate people on the spot and if we don’t help, nobody else will. We have been in their place and we know what it means to have been driven out of your home.
I like my borders, I like the fence around my property and the locks on my doors, I like the sense of security they afford me. I welcome people to my house but those I choose to. I don’t enjoy my home, my country being turned into a free for all, just because some “intellectual” in a safe country thousands of miles away believes in this impractical ideology.