ECLECTICIST: The Migrant Crisis
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Broadcast: 12th February, 2017
Last update: 13th February, 2017
Published: 11th July, 2017
- Read the feedback, notes from the last show
- Begin recording
- Introduction and description of the podcast, goals, modus operandi.
- What An investigation of everything from a British perspective by two brothers (who consider themselves to be relatively normal chaps), one topic at a time.
- Who Geoffrey Campos (engineer and devil’s advocate),
Benjamin de-Campos (designer and believer).
- How Choose a topic of interest, spend a little time researching it, have a discussion then publish the notes - which are available on the site to read along!
- Why The main benefits are the fostering of a greater understanding of the world before we die and hopefully, to prompt further thought and discussion from our listeners.
- The topic we will be discussing in this episode is The Migrant Crisis
How much grief can you give someone if all they are doing is trying to improve their life? On one side of the polarizing European Migrant Crisis debate, that is their argument and surely reason enough to rally together to help these people and give them the milk and honey that those of us fortunate enough to be born in the west, stuff our fat faces with with gay abandon. What of the other half? And what are the measurable consequences of the crisis beyond the United Kingdom becoming two distinct tribes? And what of the rest of Europe? What can we not talk about?
What we’re not talking about
- Coca-Cola based explosives.
Each bullet is a talking point. Sub-bullets are topics that may or may not be covered. Usage: Read the bullet and sub-bullets then talk about some or all sub-bullets.
- The hope of a better life with more opportunities
- Weather affecting harvests
- Family consolidation
- Rise of the right
- Trump travel ban
- Building walls
- Should countries have borders?
- ‘Immigration restrictions arbitrarily discriminate against people based on their place of birth, and enforce these restrictions coercively. They deny people living in countries with dysfunctional political and economic systems the opportunity to prove their worth in other countries. They deny these people the opportunity to improve their living standards and secure a better future for their children.’ - the egalitarian argument
- Started in Tunisia
- Egyptian Mubarak removed
- El Abidine in Tunisia
- Western intervention
- Angela Merkel
- Sectarian violence
- Economic depression
- Economic prosperity
- Trade imbalance
- Not having the right to criticise governments
- Risks to their lives in trying to get here
- Fighting age men
- Populist uprising
- Cultural differences - vast majority from Muslim countries
- Welfare strain
- Why was the referendum called?
- How large was the migrant influence on voters?
- What are the problems with an influx of people who hold beliefs which are counter to our (civilized values)?
- How incompatible are their beliefs and to what degree do they hold them?
- The future
- Burning the Quran
- "You could have serious violence in places like Pakistan or Afghanistan," Obama told ABC's "Good Morning America."
"This could increase the recruitment of individuals who'd be willing to blow themselves up in American cities or European cities." - President Obama in 2010 on Pastor Terry Jones threat to burn the Quran
- Safe haven in home country
- Border control
Terminology specific to the topic
- Arab Spring ‘17 Dec 2010, Tunisia: A man mourns street trader Mohamed Bouazizi who set himself on fire in protest against police harassment. The moment sparks an unprecedented outburst of popular protest and demands for reform.’ - Amnesty International
- Asylum seeker ‘A person who, from fear of persecution for reasons of race, religion, social group, or political opinion, has crossed an international frontier into a country in which he or she hopes to be granted refugee status.’ - Dictionary.com
- Islamism ‘Islam is a religion that Muslims follow, whereas Islamism is the ‘desire to impose any version of Islam over society’ - metro.co.uk
- Jihad Quran, Chapter 2, verse 190: ‘Fight in the cause of Allah those who fight you, but do not transgress limits; for Allah loves not transgressors.’
- Migration ‘Migration is the movement of people from one place to another. The reasons for migration can be economic, social, political or environmental. There are usually push factors and pull factors at work.’ - BBC GCSE Bitesize
- Refugee ‘Refugees are people fleeing conflict or persecution. They are defined and protected in international law, and must not be expelled or returned to situations where their life and freedom are at risk.’ - The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR)
- Details about site, contacts, next show: TBC, possibly Terrorism
- Recording ends, postmortem recording begins
- Add intro music, outro, any editing
From the Show
Notes, corrections and further references
In 2014, the number of refugees rose to 14.4 million. A further 5.1 million registered refugees are cared for in some 60 camps across the Middle East by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), which was set up in 1949 to care for displaced Palestinians. - UNHCR
‘If you burn a Quran, yes, you should go to jail’ - Dan Hodges, New Statesman, 2011. His argument is the likely violent consequences.