Is our continent on a suicide mission?
Source: Death of Europe: Europeans are losing the place they call home, says Douglas Murray | Express Comment | Comment | Express.co.uk
More from Douglas Murray on the crisis facing Europe:
Over the years of the recent migration crisis I have been travelling across Europe from the most remote southern islands of Italy to the north of Sweden, from the islands of Greece to the suburbs of France.
I have travelled to the places where migrants continue to land and the places where they keep ending up. Everywhere I have gone I have come to the same conclusion: our continent is in the process of self-murder.
Amid the day-to-day distraction of life and politics, it is easy to forget this biggest event of our time. All pale into insignificance besides the story of the loss by Europeans of the only place we had to call home…
Of course it is possible when standing in a migrant camp in one of these places or speaking to the people who arrive – as I have done many times – to think that perhaps our continent can cope with this flow.
From these far-flung outposts a few thousand people arriving every single day and then being shipped or flown up on to the mainland of Europe can seem a manageable prospect. In fact it spells a continent’s catastrophe.
Europe, PLEASE wake up, before it is too late!!!
It is hard for me to express how much wisdom, common sense, and just plain good this message contains. Unfortunately, I fear that the people who most need to hear it will reject it out of hand. But that does not change the truth of what he is saying!
Among his many cogent points:
“It seems to me absolutely legitimate that the peoples of Europe should be able to have a place they call home, and that that place should not be taken away from them. Because after all, we don’t have another choice… We don’t have another deal on the side, here. This is our home. And so we should think very, very deeply before giving that home up to the entire world.”
Amen. Amen, and amen!
Robert Hardy (pictured centre), the star of All Creatures Great and Small who appeared as Cornelius Fudge in the Harry Potter films, has died at the age of 91, his family has announced.
Source: Actor Robert Hardy dies aged 91 | Daily Mail Online
Robert Hardy passed from this life and onto a farther shore and into a greater light yesterday, 3 August 2017. A greater loss, in my opinion, than many who are better known:
“The family of All Creatures Great and Small star Robert Hardy have paid tribute to the ‘gruff, elegant, twinkly, and always dignified’ actor following his death aged 91.
“The actor was best known for his roles as vet Siegfried Farnon in the BBC show, which was popular in the Seventies and Eighties, and as Minister for Magic Cornelius Fudge in the Harry Potter franchise.”
The late Mr. Hardy was more than just an actor, however gifted:
“Paying tribute, Hardy’s children said: ‘Dad is remembered as a meticulous linguist, a fine artist, a lover of music and a champion of literature, as well as a highly respected historian, and a leading specialist on the longbow.
‘He was an essential part of the team that raised the great Tudor warship The Mary Rose.
‘He is celebrated by all who knew him and loved him, and everyone who enjoyed his work.'”
Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord: and let light perpetual shine upon him.