Barron Bodissey of The Gates of Vienna cites a report from AFP that
Switzerland has voted heavily in favour of making it harder for asylum—seekers to gain entry to the rich Alpine state.
Despite warnings of damage to Switzerland's humanitarian reputation, some two—thirds of voters appeared to have said 'yes' in referendums on laws limiting access for non—European job—seekers and making the country's asylum rules amongst the West's toughest.
Ah, yes, 'warnings' — a nice impersonal construct. Who was 'warning' the Swiss? Kofi Annan? Human Rights Watch? The International Socialist Alliance? Or maybe the Arab League?
And it seems that voters are expected to pay more attention to Switzerland's reputation than to their own physical and economic well—being. 'Dietrich! Don't vote 'yes' on that referendum! How could we hold our heads up in polite company if we passed such a racist law?'
It appears that PC "world opinion" (actually, always merely the opinion of vocal journalistic, cultural, and political elites) no longer has asa much sway over voters worried about taxes to support destitute immigrants and cultural integrity. Australia, now Switzerland, and maybe someday America are putting the interests of citizens above conformity to politically correct opinion—mongers.
Didn't you see this news in the major media? Do you wonder why not?
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