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Dutch politician Geert Wilders to face prosecution for “inciting racial hatred”

Posted by Ann Corcoran on December 19, 2014

It won’t be the first time he faces a court on “hate speech” charges.

Geert Wilders: “I will never let anyone silence me.”

See our recent posts (here and here) on the courageous Wilders as he calls for a limit on Muslim immigration to the West.

From the UK Daily Mail (hat tip: Brad):

Dutch far-right populist lawmaker Geert Wilders is be tried for inciting racial hatred after pledging in March to ensure there were ‘fewer Moroccans’ in the Netherlands, prosecutors said Thursday.

‘The public prosecutor in The Hague is to prosecute Geert Wilders on charges of insulting a group of people based on race and incitement to discrimination and hatred,’ prosecutors said in a statement.


The case centres on comments Wilders made at a March 19 rally after local elections.

He asked his followers whether they wanted ‘fewer or more Moroccans in your city and in the Netherlands?’
When the crowd shouted ‘Fewer! Fewer!’ a smiling Wilders answered: ‘We’re going to organise that.’

Wilders adamant—will not retract anything!

In a written statement, Wilders says he ‘said what millions of people think and believe.’

Wilders says authorities ‘should concentrate on prosecuting jihadis instead of me.’

‘I do not retract anything I have said,’ Wilders, whose Party for Freedom (PVV) is leading opinion polls.

‘In my fight for freedom and against the Islamisation of the Netherlands, I will never let anyone silence me. No matter the cost, no matter by whom, whatever the consequences may be,’ he said.

Immigration control activists gaining power across Europe, as we have seen (see our ‘Invasion of Europe’ series, and Germany earlier this week).

The far-right is on the rise across Europe, fed by disillusionment with the establishment, economic hardship and worries over immigration.

In Sweden’s neighbour Denmark, the Danish People’s Party has seen its support soar on a platform of tight immigration, tougher punishment for criminals and more welfare spending, apparently on track to become the country’s biggest party.

Americans pay attention!  Cherish and hold on to our free speech rights—the only hope we have to save America!

Posted in Changing the way we live, Community destabilization, Europe, free speech, Muslim refugees, Stealth Jihad | Tagged: , , | 6 Comments »

Malta: “Patriots” protest against illegal aliens; fear Muslim takeover of Malta

Posted by Ann Corcoran on November 25, 2014

‘Maltese patriots’ march past group of African Muslims in Saturday’s anti-immigration protest. They want Malta for the Maltese people. Photo: Ray Attard


Patriots!  (I do love the Tea Party lingo!)

Some of the people of Malta have had it with the huge influx of illegal aliens from Africa and the Middle East and have now joined France, the UK, Sweden, and Italy (among others) in forming a political movement in an effort to halt immigration into Europe.

From Malta Today:

Malta could become a Muslim state within the next 20 years, according to Alex Pisani, the president of the self-declared Organisation of Maltese Patriots (Ghaqda Patrijotti Maltin).

“The people don’t yet know what integration means, it is like giving people full citizenship rights,” Pisani said. “These people will then also be able to bring their family members over. At this rate, we expect Malta to become an African or Muslim state within the next 20 years. Islam is slowly taking over Europe, but we have one religion- Catholicism, and we are proud of it.”

He was speaking right before the organisation’s second anti-immigration protest on Saturday morning, this time with a specific emphasis on their perceived problems brought about by integration with foreign cultures.

Pisani, 61, of Valletta, and the owner of a confectionery, again denied being a racist.

“I’m not fighting for my skin colour but for my Maltese identity,” he explained.

Although here I must say, watching Ferguson, MO burn while the US has a black President could make one wonder if the white race is under siege around the world.  Race relations in America have probably been set back decades by lack of respect for the rule of law and the violent mobs destroying other peoples’ lives and property in Ferguson.

Urging the fearful to come out and express their opinions publicly, Pisani went on to say this this:

“This is your future we’re fighting for,” Pisani told onlookers. “You should be ashamed of yourselves for not uniting with us in this protest.”

The protest ended outside Castille, with Pisani praising the cheering crowd for being “true patriots” and criticising the people who only share their anti-immigration views on Facebook.

Puppets of the EU!

When asked whether his support for such parties means that he is in favour of Malta leaving the European Union, Pisani said that it will work out well for Malta as “we have become puppets of the EU.” 

For our extensive archive on Malta’s illegal alien problem going back seven years, click here.  Maltese readers topped our list of the largest number of readers outside the US two weeks ago, here.

New readers should know that we are bringing hundreds of those illegal aliens to the US every year.  See our most recent post on that subject.

Our ‘Invasion of Europe’ series is here.  You really need to know what is happening in Europe because the American press is not saying a word about the popular anti-immigration uprising on the Continent.

Posted in Africa, Changing the way we live, Community destabilization, diversity's dark side, Europe, free speech, Immigration fraud, Muslim refugees, Refugee Resettlement Program, Stealth Jihad, Who is going where | Tagged: , | 4 Comments »

Geert Wilders speech on the tenth anniversary of the Islamic slaying of Theo Van Gogh

Posted by Ann Corcoran on November 3, 2014

Halt the ‘invasion of Europe’ says Dutch political leader Geert Wilders and turn it back….

Wilders spoke on Sunday in Copenhagen (note surrounding security guards). Photo at New English Review

Here is just a tiny bit of Wilders’ speech, read the whole thing at New English Review.

Americans take heed of what happens when the Muslim population reaches a critical point.  The Netherlands is a tiny country. The only difference between them and us is the time it will take to reach critical mass in the US.

It is our free speech in America that might yet save us.

Here is Wilders:

Friends, I have good news from the Netherlands.

Today, the popularity of my party, the Party for Freedom, is at a high. An opinion poll published this morning shows that we have by far become the largest party in the Netherlands, with almost 20 per cent of the vote. 1 out of 5 Dutchmen would vote for the PVV today.

The policies that we stand for are also getting more popular than ever.

We want to stop all immigration from Islamic countries.

We want to stimulate voluntary re-emigration to Islamic countries.

We want to expel all criminals with dual citizenship and deprive them of their Dutch nationality.

We want to de-Islamize our nation.

We had the pleasure of hearing Geert Wilders speak in Washington, DC in 2009, here.  See our entire archive on Wilders by clicking here.

Our series on the ‘invasion of Europe’ is here.

Update November 5th:  See Daniel Greenfield at Frontpage magazine about a recent 60 Minutes segment—Obama will see Sharia dominant in America in his lifetime.

Posted in Changing the way we live, free speech, Muslim refugees, Stealth Jihad | Tagged: , , | 2 Comments »

Alinsky: “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.”

Posted by Ann Corcoran on August 13, 2014

Saul Alinsky, as everyone should know by now, is the ‘great’ mind behind the throne—Obama’s throne.  (Thanks to all of you who found my spelling error!Remember the rumors that Alinsky’s portrait hangs in the White House?   In his little book of evil (Rules for Radicals) he lays out his prescription for political success with twelve simple rules.

O’Keefe (who exposed ACORN) wades across the Rio Grande dressed as Osama bin Laden.

Number 5 (and one our side of the political debate seems almost incapable of using) is this one: “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.”

Do you remember the incident in 2006 when New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd dared to make fun of Obama’s protruding ears and he chewed her out over it?  She was on to something—Obama knew if jokes and ridicule about him became a common practice he was done (in addition of course to knowing what a thin skin he has anyway!).

So today we start with a little humor!  James O’Keefe knows how to use Rule #5! Funny that we are the radicals now and the Obama-Left is the establishment.

I meant to post it the day it broke on Drudge!  Did you see James O’Keefe dressed as Osama bin Laden wading across the Rio Grande to break into America?  He was not caught by border patrol agents.  From the Washington Times:

Investigative filmmaker James O’Keefe exposes the U.S.-Mexico border’s vulnerability to terrorism in his latest undercover project, obtained exclusively by The Daily Caller.

O’Keefe’s Project Veritas video reminds viewers of recent statements by the president and Obama administration officials that the southern border is secure. O’Keefe then proceeds to Hudspeth County, Texas, to easily cross back and forth cross the Rio Grande wearing the costume of modern history’s most recognizable terrorist.

“I see no border patrol. I see no security,” O’Keefe said in the video before donning a bin Laden mask. “Thousands of people have stood in my footsteps right now. They’ve come from South America, Honduras, Guatemala, and they’ve all crossed the border. And if they can cross, anybody can cross.”

Watch the six minute Project Veritas video (it is only sort-of funny when you see how easy it is for terrorists to cross).

Robin Williams takes on the Jihadists

Then for your second laugh of the day, watch comedian Robin Williams take on the Jihadists in Robin Williams’ Last Gift: Angering ISIS (hat tip: Judy).  He actually did get the Islamists going if the comments on twitter are any indication.

From PJ Tattler:

The Islamic State is omnipresent on Twitter these days, so it was curious to see the jihadists weighing in on the death of Robin Williams just as the rest of the world was last night.

However, they weren’t as kind to the kafir, heavily citing the above hilarious sketch he did about jihad and the whole idea of getting 72 virgins upon martyrdom.

Click here to watch Williams’ minute and a half stand-up routine on jihadists and their virgins.

Looking around at the controversy about Williams in the Muslim world, it seems reviews were mixed as this twitter mention (right) indicates.


When we first started to read about Saul Alinsky back in 2007 (at the same time that RRW got its start), we named a category here “community destabilization” because that is one thing Alinsky (and his community organizers) sought to do in order to “change” America. My theory is that concern for American citizens in poverty went out of vogue (and frankly many Americans climbed into the middle class) so then impoverished immigrants became the pawns of choice—the new community destabilizing element for the radical Left (for Obama, Jarrett et al).

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Imagine 2050: If you oppose spreading illegal aliens (aka phony refugees) around America, you are a “nativist!”

Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 16, 2014

“Nativist” is obviously the favorite word of the one-worlders at Imagine 2050

I laughed my head off when I saw this blast at the Tennessee “nativists” (and at RRW) because in 2012 I wrote about their love affair with the word “nativist” here at Potomac Tea Party Report.  This is what I said then:

Have you ever heard of the website Imagine 2050?  I bet most of you haven’t.  I hadn’t.  But, they are foaming at the mouth over there today over the challenges filed by the Immigration Reform Law Institute to CASA de Maryland’s non-profit status.   I told you about it here yesterday.

Did you know we are all “white nationalists,” “nativists,” “xenophobes,” and “nativist lackeys,” and did I mention “nativists!”

Anyone who has a differing view on immigration is labeled a “nativist”  (or a racist bigoted redneck boob).  They seem to think that having a name-calling temper tantrum will make us go away.  I don’t know about you, but I love it!

Check out their latest blast at Tennessee activists after they sent out an action alert, here, on the ‘unaccompanied minors’ crisis  and how it could hurt the citizens of Tennessee.  BTW, that post continues to be our Top Post for the last week!

Imagine 2050:

As the nation continues to sort out whether or not the tens of thousands of children who fled violence in Central America will be granted asylum, prominent nativist groups in Tennessee are petitioning to say they are unwelcome in their state. However, the opposition to these asylum-seeking children proves to be more of the same from these groups. – See more at:


Leading the charge to close the state to the children has been the Middle Tennessee chapter of the anti-Muslim grassroots organization ACT! for America. On Monday, the group issued an alert to its base that refugee resettlement agencies were in talks with the federal government about setting up “emergency shelters” for the children in Tennessee. As expected, ACT! Middle TN was not in favor of such a plan.

Read on…

And, they apparently didn’t like my comparison of open-borders “humanitarians” to cat hoarders!

The vehemently anti-refugee blog Refugee Resettlement Watch added to the denunciation of Tennessee’s potential role in housing the children. In a July 6 post, the site’s founder Ann Corcoran likened the refugee resettlement agency’s efforts to animal hoarding.

“These people remind me of animal hoarders with a psychological ailment who fill their homes with cats, don’t have the finances to care for them properly, and don’t know when to stop,” she wrote.

Guess we are getting under their skin!

I wonder if one of the kids at Imagine 2050 would take up my guest post challenge, here.

Posted in Changing the way we live, free speech, Immigration fraud, Refugee Resettlement Program, The Opposition | Tagged: | 5 Comments »

Good summary of hot spots where communities are fighting back; plans for this weekend

Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 16, 2014

World Net Daily writer Leo Hohmann has posted a good summary about the upcoming ALIPAC nationwide demonstrations against amnesty and the border surge and has listed some of the communities standing up and saying NO! to the feds who want to dump illegal aliens on their communities.

Frankly, I ended yesterday frustrated by how to keep up and report to you about every place in America that has so far opposed the Obama border invasion, but thanks to Hohmann’s summary I feel relieved and will move on to a few other issues involving refugees and ‘unaccompanied minors’ (fake refugees) today.

Here is World Net Daily:

Rush Limbaugh is good on the issue of uncontrolled immigration except he, like so many, doesn’t get it that the Catholic Church is being PAID by the feds to resettle refugees and the unaccompanied alien minors. US Bishops are as hard Left as Obama on immigration.

A massive protest scheduled for July 18 and 19 across the United States is aimed at stopping the influx of Central American children flooding across the border, and more than a dozen smaller community protests already have played roles in stopping the children from being brought there.

Citizens in Westminster, Maryland; Oracle, Arizona; Vassar, Michigan; Greece, New York, and many other places have blocked the importation of illegal aliens into their communities through public protests, letters and official resolutions from elected leaders.

See full list below.

Radio host Rush Limbaugh led his show Tuesday with stories about the successful pushback against the illegals going on across America.

“Here’s what you do not know,” he said. “There are towns all over America standing up to this invasion, just like they did in Murrieta, California. You’re not hearing about it, however, and I am here to tell you why you’re not hearing about it. Westminster, Maryland, is a town standing up to it, just like Murrieta, California, did. Oracle, Arizona, is standing up to it.

“In Nebraska they’re gonna stand up to it when they find out. The governor is fit to be tied,” Limbaugh continued. “Upper Michigan, same thing. There are towns all over America standing up to this. There are protests happening, but they’re not being covered.”

But the mother of all protests promises to be Friday and Saturday. It’s dubbed the National Day of Protesting Against Immigration Reform, Amnesty & Border Surge, and it’s gaining support by the hour, said William Gheen, president of the Americans for Legal Immigration PAC and one of 11 sponsors. The main organizers are ALIPAC, Overpasses For America and, Gheen said.

“Right now it’s looking like we’ll have a little more than 300 protest rallies large and small across the country.


Look here for a state by state listing of protest locations.

There is lots more, read it all.  Hohmann summarizes what is happening in a bunch of hot spots around the US.

See our complete archive on ‘unaccompanied minors’ by clicking hereThe archive extends back several years.

Posted in Changing the way we live, Community destabilization, creating a movement, free speech, Immigration fraud, Refugee Resettlement Program, Taxpayer goodies, Who is going where | Tagged: , | 5 Comments »

ALIPAC organizing nationwide protests against amnesty and the surge

Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 14, 2014

Americans for Legal Immigration‘s national day of protest is this next Friday and Saturday (July 18 & 19) in dozens and dozens of locations.   Hat tip: Bruce

This is what they say at their website:

More than 170 protests nationwide see below. If you want to add a protest near you, please email all of your details to with “new event” in the subject line.

Please join us at the times and places below to protest at state capitals, on overpasses, outside the offices of amnesty supporting lawmakers, and at locations where Obama is trying to bus and house illegal aliens as part of his new federal smuggling operation!

Click here for the complete list so-far!

One suggestion for ALIPAC from someone who has followed LEGAL immigration programs that are destroying America, maybe it’s time for a name change!  The Refguee Resettlement progam (used now for the invasion),  Diversity Visa Lottery, and Temporary Protected Status are all LEGAL, but are helping to bring down America just the same.

Posted in Changing the way we live, Community destabilization, creating a movement, free speech, Refugee Resettlement Program | Tagged: | 4 Comments »

Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society wants “Local Anti-Refugee Leaders” investigated by SPLC

Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 5, 2014

….And, then what?

This is not hot news just off the presses, but is buried in recommendations in a report that the J.M. Kaplan Fund and Suzette Brooks Masters commissioned with the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS) and published in February 2013.

HIAS is one of the top nine federal refugee resettlement contractors.***  See we want more money from Congress now too!  (Just like the Catholics want more money!)

We first mentioned the report on how to counter the local backlash here just ten days ago.

Let me say at the outset!  This is classic Saul Alinsky/hard left stuff on the part of HIAS and Suzette Brooks Masters and so it makes me laugh!  If you are a “local anti-refugee leader” you should be proud to be identified by them, because it means you are getting under their skin and disrupting their plans to bring more leftwing voters and more Muslims to America!

Suzette Brooks Masters and to her right is Garrett Johnson who was Senator Lugar’s staff person who helped investigate problems in Indiana in advance of the critical GAO report in 2012.

Frankly, I’ve been bummed to not yet have been added to the Southern Poverty Law Center‘s hate groups list!  (See Southern Poverty Law Center stands up for Hamas!).

Plea to SPLC, please add me to your list of hate “groups.”  I would be honored!

One of the funniest things I ever read was Daniel Greenfield writing about how he and his cat became a SPLC designated hate group.  Read it and laugh!   Hey, I have a cat too!


My first response on finding out that I was now a hate group was to look around to see where everyone else was. A hate group needs the “group” part, and one man and a cat don’t seem to be enough. Even when the cat is a well known bigot who hates mice, birds, car alarms that go off in the middle of the night, the plumber and sudden noises.


But, I digress…..

Yippee! In Resettlement at Risk: Meeting Emerging Challenges to Refugee Resettlement in Local Communities, RRW does get a mention on page 10:

Online forums such as Refugee Resettlement Watch have emerged for individuals critical of the resettlement program to share their concerns. Many of the posts express disdain for the refugee resettlement program, particularly the resettlement of Muslim refugees, along with anti-Muslim views.

Their footnotes lead readers to this post we wrote in 2012 about Congressman Keith Ellison being their go-to guy in Congress!

Check out the report especially if you are in one of the three states with pockets of resistance identified by HIAS at that time (there are more now!)—Tennessee, New Hampshire and Georgia.

Now to the recommendations and especially the one suggesting that if you have problems with changing America forever by importing tens of thousands of third-worlders every year and more Muslims, you should be identified, investigated and then what?

Page 16: Recommendations

 Adopting the following recommendations would help counter the refugee backlash and keep communities open and welcoming to refugee resettlement:

Read all of them, but note this one:

Conduct Research on Local Anti-Refugee Leaders: The national refugee agencies should partner
with groups such as Center for New Community and Southern Poverty Law Center to learn more
about individuals and groups leading local efforts to resist resettlement, to determine if they belong to organized anti-immigrant or anti-Muslim organizations or networks.

And, so what if we do?  You people belong to organized networks!  This is America.  You know that old-fashioned notion about freedom of association, it still exists!

Why do these Jewish groups want more Muslim immigration to America?

One of the great mysteries of our times is how the Jewish leaders of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society and the J.M Kaplan Fund don’t get it—frankly, a large percentage of the world’s Muslims want them dead and facilitating Muslim migration to America is not going to make that Islamic imperative go away.

The Southern Poverty Law Center is also a Jewish-run organization.

Are they that naive?

About the photo:  It is interesting that HIAS apparently invited a staffer in the now former Senator Lugar’s office who did some of the research on the program in Indiana that resulted in a damning GAO report on the refugee resettlement program.  Were they, at this 2011 event, trying to convince him to move along—nothing to see?

***The contractors



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Wyoming newspaper, too lazy to find facts, calls names

Posted by Ann Corcoran on April 28, 2014

“Haters” and “bigots” that is what mainstream media publications call anyone searching for the FACTS involving anything to do with immigration in America these days.

So it is no surprise to see this editorial (not a letter to the editor mind you!) from the educated and erudite and oh-so-sophisticated making up the editorial staff of the Wyoming Tribune Eagle.

The message is you are a “bigot,” “bigot,” “hater,” “hater,” “racist,” “xenophobe,” (LOL! the more powerful if they say the words many times!)  if you have any questions about a federal or state government program involving immigration and your tax dollars, so shut up.  It is pathetic really.

Here is how they begin, but you can read it all yourself!  And, it is this sort of journalism that is at the very root of why Refugee Resettlement Watch exists to this day!

Tribune Eagle (Hat tip: Joanne):

The debate over Wyoming setting up a program to accommodate refugees from foreign lands is similar to the debate over decriminalizing pot in The Cowboy State. Some think that as long as it is illegal to possess marijuana in Wyoming, there will be no pot here.

That same ignorance is behind the opposition to creating a refugee program here: If there’s no system in place, refugees won’t come to Wyoming.

That’s just wrong, Gov. Matt Mead has pointed out, because refugees are already living here. Having no plan in place to ease them into the system n no, there will be no “refugee camp,” despite claims from the conspiracy theory crowd n simply gives the state no control and few options to provide help to the refugees who do come calling on Wyoming to make it their home.

Unfortunately, this issue has drawn the haters out from under their rocks since Mr. Mead announced a few months ago that his office was exploring the issue. (Wyoming is the only state without some kind of refugee settlement plan.)

The McCraken family owns this newspaper and Mike McCraken is the publisher.  They own the Casper Star Tribune too (this paper and the Star-Tribune have the widest circulation in the state), so it looks like they control the news in Wyoming.

History lesson from the archives of Refugee Resettlement Watch

We, a couple of women, began RRW in 2007 when our local newspaper, the Hagerstown Herald Mail, refused to do any investigation into how the first group of newly arrived refugees ‘found their way’ to our rural Maryland county (dropped off by the Virginia Council of Churches).  Many problems ensued that mostly revolved around the refugees not being adequately cared for by the VCoC.  Citizens wanted answers.

Curious too about how the government program works, I asked the Herald-Mail to please do some small amount of investigating about how the program works—how did a church group from Virginia get to drop off hundreds of mostly Meskhetians (Turkish Russians) and no one knew about it, or few knew about it.

Naively, at the time, I asked the paper to find some answers to the following questions.  I thought if the public understood the program there would be less anxiety in the community.

This is from the text of an e-mail I sent to a reporter in 2007:

Here are some (maybe more than you were looking for!) questions:

1)  Under what authority can a private religious group choose to bring refugees into a community?  Why Hagerstown?

2)  Are assessments done of the community and its ability to absorb more people who will, at least initially, live below the poverty line?   Do we know how many people in Wash. Co. live below the poverty line?  How many in Hagerstown?

3) Is there any accounting done of the cost to the community?   For instance, is there high demand now for low income apartments in the Hagerstown area?  Will more immigrants push up the cost of housing for all low income people in the county?

4)  Are elected officials consulted before and during the process?  Is there any legal authority that requires such consultation?    Was there any outreach to Commissioners and City Council prior to the establishment of Virginia Council of Churches program here?

5)  Who pays for the immigrants housing, food, medical until they are fully established? 

6) Is there a saturation point determined, or can this program just go on indefinitely?  Who determines saturation point?

7)  Since these refugees will have low skilled work, is health insurance available to them, or must they depend on public health care?   Is there any accounting of how many in the first group are now covered by medical insurance?  What has been the response of public health services?

8)  Are schools in Washington County overcrowded?  Maybe the initial 200 refugees have not put a burden on the schools, does anyone know?   Will the next 200 put a burden or the 200 after that?

9)  Have there been any crimes committed or use of police services during the first wave of immigrants?

10)  How well has the original group of refugees learned English?  Did all adults attend ESL classes regularly enough to learn?

11)  What programs are in place to encourage other assimilation to living in America?

12)  Who were the volunteer groups and churches in Washington County that helped support the first wave?  Are they still helping with the newcomers?  What sort of support did they give to the immigrants?   Are there such people lined up to help with the next wave?

13)  Are there regular meetings in Washington County to assess the problems/progress of the first group?

Do elected officials attend?  Does the public attend?

14) Is it a normal practice for a group such as Virginia Council of Churches to go to elected officials and ask for funds ($15,000 in this case)?  

15) Why did VCoC leave Carroll County?  Why are they not locating these people in Virginia?  Have those cities in Virginia been saturated?

16)  Does VCoC get government funds for its overhead?  If so, how much? 

The paper refused to even try to answer these straightforward questions and began the editorial name-calling.  If I recall correctly they weren’t even so crass, or so mean, as to call those of us with questions “bigots,” “racists” or “xenophobes,” but we were called “unwelcoming” and “kitten kickers.”

That did it!  If the news media could not be counted on to find facts on how refugee resettlement works, the average citizen (paying for the program) had to have another source for information—RRW was born!

Bottomline!  You have a right to know every detail about how your tax dollars are being spent and how your community will be changed!  Don’t let their name-calling silence you!

I just went back and re-read the Wyoming Tribune Eagle editorial  and note, at the end, that they have the audacity to advise the Governor to cut any citizens with questions out of the process when getting input on the plan—unbelievable!  Is Wyoming now Moscow?

Shame on you Tribune Eagle, if this program cannot survive full and open scrutiny and public discussion, should it be secretly put in place?

New Readers!  To catch up on the Wyoming controversy, click here for all of our previous posts.

Posted in Changing the way we live, Community destabilization, free speech, Refugee Resettlement Program, Taxpayer goodies, The Opposition, Who is going where | Tagged: | 7 Comments »

Lebanese blogger says NGO’s benefit from Syrian refugee crisis, calls them NGO-imperialists

Posted by Ann Corcoran on April 23, 2014

Describing herself as a Lebanese academic and resistance fighter, Amal Saad, writing at ASG’s counter-hegemony unit, has a few choice words for the “humanitarian aid and development community” (those with what she calls a “white savior complex”).

Amal Saad: Every refugee represents a career opportunity.

Amal Saad (emphasis is mine):

Geostrategic and political considerations aside, crude economic motives drive the imperialist campaign to prolong the war on Syria. In parallel with the mega-profits reaped by the corporate media and its army of information warlords, and the “War on Terror” military industry which thrives on the expansion of the al-Qaeda franchise, is another kind of war profiteering.

In the true spirit of capitalism, the humanitarian aid and development— a.k.a. “White Saviour Complex”— community has turned crisis into opportunity.

State and corporate funded NGOs have found in Syria’s 2.5 refugees and 6.5 million internally displaced, a veritable goldmine of collective misfortune. Every refugee represents a career opportunity for procuring project funds and extracting exorbitant fees for consultancies, training, workshops etc. And despite the colossal proportions of the refugee crisis, most aid work is driven by donors’ agendas and bureaucratic imperatives, rather than the immediate needs of the displaced and deprived.

Just as Big Business tries to whitewash its public health and environmental crimes with “Corporate Social Responsibility” schemes, western governments think they can arm and support the rebels, while sugarcoating the innumerable crimes they have committed against the Syrian people with their humanitarian interventions.

NGO-imperialism is just another way the Empire “kills the victim and walks in his funeral procession”, as goes the Arabic saying. Only in this case, he makes a profit out of the funeral as well.

I don’t agree at all with Saad’s political point of view, but I think she makes some good points here worth pondering.

However, I don’t see how Capitalism can be blamed when governments are funding the NGO’s, sounds more like Socialism to me, but that aside, there is no question that non-profits are using the Syrian “refugee crisis” to their financial advantage.  Adding insult to injury, they also then get to put on their “savior” hats and the media eats it up.

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