Courage in a cri­sis

Southern Telegraph - - Opinion - Mark Dyer, Rock­ing­ham

It may very well be the case that the refugee cri­sis cas­cad­ing across Europe is an in­sid­i­ous “weapon of mass in­fil­tra­tion” — a de­spair­ingly lame Tro­jan Horse, cru­elly fab­ri­cated by ter­ror­ists, and naively car­ried by com­pas­sion and good­will through the gates of Western civil­i­sa­tion. How­ever, we, cling­ing faith­fully to our sense of hu­man­ity in the face of those who have none, will evade se­ri­ous con­sid­er­a­tion of this sce­nario; be­cause, sadly, it is one that can­not be openly dis­cussed.

It would in­cite a di­vi­sive ar­gu­ment which would be won only af­ter the event, when all may al­ready be lost.

Weak in­de­ci­sion, out of fear of the pos­si­ble neg­a­tive con­se­quences, is not the an­swer; but ef­fec­tive and timely de­ci­sions re­quire courage.

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