If You Want To Help Refugees Stop Helping To Kill Them

Another overloaded, unseaworthy boat full of migrants heads for Europe from Africa.
The lucky ones are intercepted by by European naval craft. Source: Public Domain

In recent weeks and probably up to the UK election (7 May 2015) and beyond,
the main focus for the hand wringing and breast beating is the plight of the
Mediterranean boat people, those unfortunates who, seeking a way out of poverty or
escape from a war zone have put their lives in the hands of some of the most ruthless
and brutal criminals in the modern world (and by modern standards criminals of the
past were pussy cats).
The hand wringing and breast beating is pure hypocrisy of course, just the latest
example of the emotionally retarded left's need to be seen to care If these people
actually did care about their fellow human beings rather than gathering brownie
points with which to buy indulgences and thus escape a Kafkaesque trial of our worth
as people, they might understand their cultural Marxist 'caring' does more harm than
good.
But while the emotionally needy petit bourgeoisie might feel their guilt at being
born in a relatively prosperous nation could be salved by supporting the efforts of the

Labour party to change voter demographic so much by encouraging unrestricted
immigation, to a one party state (the votes of new migrants being bought by the
generous state benefits only a Labour government would provide, the policy may
have succeeded in cementing Labour support among the suburbal and managerial
classes, but resulted in bittterly divided working class communities (from a new
media article in support of UKIP:
… we only need print the Labour quote with regard to forcing
uncontrolled and unending immigration on the British nation to
'rub noses in diversity' and also the note on the day Labour left
office boasting that there was 'no money left' to demonstrate the
intention of Labour to destroy British culture, population, society
and laws and to spend taxpayers' money not only on industrial
scale irresponsibility but for Party use and Marxist projects.
Even senior members of the last Labour government, including Jack Straw and
David Blunkett, have spoken out against that policy, citing the social problems in
their constituencies caused by mass immigration.
But are the hand wringers and breast beaters who wail that 'anybody who wants
to come to Britain and make a better life for themselves should be allowed in and
given citizenship without questions' really doing migrants any favours or are these
pious fools (yes, leftist thinking is like the dogma and creed of a fundamentalist
religion,) Any self righteous fool who thinks they are 'helping the poor' does not
know how the illegal immigration business works. So here's a beginners guide to this
ugliest of all crimes.
Take a walk eastwards along the Marine Drive from my Dear Old Mum's home in
Morecambe Lancashire and before covering half a mile, while looking out across the
bay's wide expanse of sands towards the Lake District fells you will come across a
memorial to a group of Chinese migrants who, while cockling in the shallow but
treacherous waters of Morcambe Bay where channels carved trough the sand by
outflow from rivers that empty into the bay shift constantly and an area of firm sand
can become quicksand in a matter of hours.

Thus it was with
the group of shellfish
harvesters dumped on
the sands that
February night in
2004. They were
given a sack, a scoop
and a tool for raising
the clams to the
surface and left, in

Near Hest Bank, Morecambe

the dark, to gather
shellfish that were destined for the tables of expensive restaurants where the
bourgeois left wing luvvies would gather to eat dinners that cost more than a cockler
could earn in a week (don't look at me, I might eat in expensive restaurants, but never
shellfish) congratulate themselves on how much they were doing for the fight against
oppression and exploitation.
In the darkess, far away from their homes and families, as the Chinese cocklers
were overwhelmed by the cold waters of the inrushing tide, the truck they had used to
reach the cockle beds was submerged. Some tried to swim to safety, others huddled
together on a sandbank, hoping for rescue. Just one had a mobile telephone and knew
enough English to call for help, but due to his being unable to give a clear description
of the location which meant the authorities had to get an electronic trace on the call, it
was too late when help arrived. The man with the mobile phone was the only one to
be rescued, twenty one bodies were recovered. Nobody knows how many went out to
the cockle beds.
Irony, the gang masters for whom the cocklers were working didn't give and more
of a flying fuck for the resaurant customers who would eat their plunder that they did
for the workers whose lives they risked. A recent case of oyster rustling on the north
Kent coast in southern England showed that the harvest was shelled on the beach to
be shipped straight to customers. Shellfish (bivalves) should be purified by being kept

in clean water for several days before they are fit to be eaten. If this is not done a
moment's carelessness by a chef can easily result in serious food poisoning.
The Morecambe Bay cocklers had no right to be out plundering the cockle beds,
there is a strict licensing policy in operation to preserve stocks of shellfish, and also
to prevent people who have not been properly schooled in survival techniques and
safety equipment requirements putting their lives at risk. The Chinese cocklers did
not know anything about that, they should not have been in Britain and few
understood English adequately to read warnings. But they had no choice anyway, the
Chinese cocklers were effectively slaves, owned by the gangs who transported them,
in conditions worse than are found on a cattle boat, from their homes half a world
away to Britain to provide cheap labour for criminal operations.
The hand wringers and breast beaters of the left say we must let them all come,
all the impoverished, marginalised, oppressed, persecuted and simply malcontent. I
even saw on Facebook one university dumbed down idiot, in response to a UKIP
candidate's protestation that Britain was full, claim that if you look at Google Earth
it's clear there is lots of land in Britain not built on, which could be used to
accommodate migrants. It's typical of the dumbing down effect of Cultural Marxist
brainwashing administered in universities that the imbecile was unaware of the
problems cause by interfering with natural drainage, the importance of woodland and
peat upland environments, wetlands and so one, none of which are suitable for human
habitation. Oh no, all the people in the world should be invited to come to Britain,
after all there are only seven billion people and we have three hundred billion square
yards of land, everybody could have 45 square yards in which to house themselves,
grow food and do everything else humans have to do.
University dumbed down Lefties are nothing if not selfish and egocentric of
course so with that in mind we can understand what this por loser was saying is
“Look at me, look at me everybody, see how much I care about the poor, the opressed
and the deprived. And PLEASE, PLEASE give me a few Facebook likes to prop up
my self esteem.

The lefties don't actually care about the
poor and oppressed, all they care about is
being seen to care.
It is just over then years since the
tragedy of the Chinese cocklers made us
aware of the real problem behind all the
left's silly, sentimental politicising of
human misery. That was not an isolated
incident, about the same time Ian
Edinburgh's Fleshmarket Close (18 century
engraving - recent photos are subject to
copyright)

Rankin's Inspector Rebus novel,
Fleshmarket Close* was published. As
well as featuring a very similar situation

of illegal shellfish harvesting on the Firth of Forth, east of Scotland's capital
Edinburgh (I checked, there were several real cases prosecuted in that area) the novel
deals with the general exploitaton of illegal immigrants by the criminal networks that
get them into Britain, Germany, France, The Netherlands and North America. It
covered people trafficked to work in the sex trade, the employment of illegal
immigrants at third world pay rates in various dangerous and unpleasant occupations
and even the treatment of those who have pledge a kidney or eyeball as surety for
their passage.
The bourgeois left might talk of fairness, equality and human rights but the result
of the Labour government's 'open doors' immigration policy from 1997 to 2010 was
exploitation, oppression and abuses of human rights, all of which went on well away
from the smart suburbs where the luvvies live but was enabled by their self
righteousness.
So our left wing do – gooders were complicit in those deaths just as surely as if
they had held heads under the waters of the rising tide. And as these pious fools are
complicit in the deaths of the people trying yo cross from Libya on the north African
coast to the Italian island of Lampedusa in unseaworthy boats.
Many people in Europe and the Anglosphere think that giving the illegal arrivals

automatic citizenship would somehow free them from the debt bond by which their
exploiters hold them. It wouldn’t. The illegals are people with no job skills, little or
no command of English, very little prospect of a legitimate income, and a huge debt
owed to the people traffiking criminal gangs for bringing them out of Africa, Asia,
South America and Eastern Europe to Britain and other developed nations. A
mountain of debt which can only be repaid, if ever, by doing whatever the British
criminals tell them to do. Whether that be picking cockles in insanely dangerous
conditions, working with hazardous materials without proper protective gear,
prostitution, or stealing and committing crimes by order of their masters.
What would giving such victims citizenship do for them? Giving illegals
citizenship would do nothing to change the fact that they still owe money, that should
we pluck them to the safety of patrolled refugee camps, the smugglers know where
they live, and where to find their families back in the country they fled, relatives who
are depending on them, for whatever pittance they can send home.
There is only one way to help people like the Morcambe Bay cocklers; stop them
from coming in the first place. But how do we do that? The people smugglers entice
their victims into handing over their life savings, into running up those impossible
debts, with a lie, by proving with phone calls and letters, how many people in their
“care” reached the promised land. The only way is to round up all the illigal migrants
and send them home, so word gets round there is no promised land, “where the
government pays you a wage for doing nothing” in Europe.
*Fleshmarket Close is a real street in Edinburgh, once the place where butchers
had their stalls, so Ian Rankin's title has a double meaning.
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