As officials in Europe attempt to deal with the massive wave of migrants fleeing from North Africa and the Middle East, there are those voicing their concerns on social media. Emlyn Pearce is a native of South Africa living in London, and he had an interesting take on the crisis that went viral. He claimed that immigration went both ways and pointed out that British people don’t mind emigration when it is them doing the emigrating. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian (The Point) hosts of The Young Turks discuss.
Do you agree with Emlyn Pearce? Is there a double standard for white people who want to move to a different country? Let us know in the comments below.
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“Emlyn Pearce is a 33-year-old writer living in London who’s originally from Johannesburg, South Africa.
Last week, he wrote a Facebook status railing against British “emigration”, writing that Britain needs to close its “borders immediately before the situation gets even worse for everyone else”.
Emigration is completely out of control in this country, and I’m sick of it. I’m not staying quiet any more. You can’t walk down a street in Jamaica or Hong Kong or India without hearing someone speaking English, and in Canada and Australia we have even introduced our own legal system, decimated local communities and installed our own head of state! DISGUSTING! English has now been imposed as the official language of 57 sovereign countries! FIFTY SEVEN!!! What the hell? Who do we think we are?! And the government is doing nothing: any British person can just pack their bags and go and live anywhere in the world at ANY TIME and nobody in the British government will do anything to stop them. If I wanted to, I could just get on a plane to Germany tomorrow, get a job in their booming economy and live there for the rest of my life! My parents could up and retire to Spain or Portugal at a moment’s notice! Why should we have that right? It’s political correctness gone mad! (And it’s also probably, somehow, part of the war on Christmas, and health and safety and women thinking it’s ok to wear comfortable, unsexy clothing.)”