Europe is in midst of a terrible refugee crisis, mostly from the Middle East and Syria. The endemic poverty of the region has much to do with it, but Europe and America too bear some of the blame. Bashar al Assad ruled Syria with relative peace and stability until the various “color” revolutions, such as in Egypt and Libya. Europe led the way on Libya, both stood aside when Mubarak was in the dock, and the US nearly went on a bombing campaign against Assad in Syria.
In all these cases, we have unleashed the very unpredictable forces of disorder–or, rather, predictably bad–such as we saw unleashed in Iraq after our intervention. Libya under Khaddafi, Egypt under Mubarak, and Iraq under Saddam would all be better off–for us and for their people–than the current anarchy that the West has encouraged, fomented, supported, or created in the name of freedom and liberation.
So there is something like cause and effect in this world. And here the cause is the West, its leaders, and their infantile pretensions of liberation and democracy, and the effect is chaos, terrorism, refugee crises, Islamist democracy, street fighting in Hungary, and dead kids washing up on European beaches.
In any case, there is such a thing as a society’s carrying capacity and, now, regardless of the cause, there is no good reason for Europe or America to destroy itself in the name of humanitarian compassion. Their own societies will be irretrievably damage din the process, and there is no realistic way to undo the continual flow of such refugees due to the endemic problems and huge numbers of disaffected people in the societies in question. Indeed, simply rewarding those who by hook or by crook manage to get in the gate is the most irrational and unreasonable policy of all.