When I was in the market research business back in the last century, the word “demographics” was understood to have a multidimensional meaning. It referred to things like sex, race, religion, age, education level, marital status, income, language, own or rent, and so forth, almost ad infinitum.
I’ve noticed, however, that as part of the Narrowing of the Western Mind, the word “demographics” increasingly means only “age,” and with that the assumption that young is better. Without that intellectual impoverishment of the term “demographics,” the phrase “defuse a demographic time bomb” would strike editors as obviously comic, if not sinister.
Refugee helping host society defuse demographic time bomb at 2013 Boston Marathon (too bad about Martin Richard, age 8, but as Stalin, or maybe The Economist, said: you can’t defuse a demographic time bomb without blowing up a few Little Leaguers)
As Orwell noted in his appendix on Newspeak, the more restricted your conceptual vocabulary, the more preordained your concepts.
“I look big, but I’m 17,” explained Fahad Firas, Refugee Boy, to concerned Finnish PM
As you may have heard, the new center-right prime minister of Finland, Juha Sipilä, is one of the few Europe elites to actually promise to share some of his own personal housing stock to help out refugees. But the story behind his generous decision turns out to be illustrative of several themes that haven’t gotten much attention in the conformist press yet.
Published on Sunday, 06 September 2015 21:03
Written by MV Lehti
The prelude was played on Saturday evening when Finnish TV station MTV broadcast a short conversation between the Finnish prime minister Juha Sipilä and an asylum seeker called Fahad Firas at the Oulu refugee centre.
In the interview the boy explains that he may look big but he is only 17 years old and he can prove this. He also states that his father was killed and he, himself, was kidnapped. The boy says that he is from Iraq. The prime minister just keeps on listening and nodding with sympathy.
Refugee Boy starts chatting up the Finnish PM in excellent English at 0:21 in the video.
The prime minister was so touched by his encounter with the refugees that he agreed to let his house in Kempele, a municipality next to Oulu, become a home for refugees at the turn of the year, when his own family moves to southern Finland.
Seeing the interview, people could not believe their eyes, and began to search for more information; there was a lot to be found.
Apparently this 17-year-old was born on 16 November 1995. He will turn 20 in a couple of months.
He may have some military background, and he has been staying in quite many countries, for example Germany and Bulgaria, before coming to Finland.
According to his own posting on the internet he seems to have spent some time in prison when he was younger.
He is a servant of Allah and likes to build up his upper body.
In case you are wondering, the Finnish prime minister has a wife, with whom he has had five children. (I can’t tell how many of them are daughters. You might think a man with daughters might be a little concerned about who is showing up claiming to be Refugee Boys, but that’s racist or something, I guess.) The first couple of Finland met long ago at Protestant summer camp.
Here’s Refugee Boy’s Facebook page, which gives you an amazing inside look at what being a refugee is like in the smartphone age. Check it out before it gets deleted. (It’s archived for posterity at https://archive.is/sqgd5.)
And repurpose the $260 billion being spent on stadium construction in Qatar for shelter for refugee Arabs.
It’s the least the Arabs could do for their fellow Arabs.
Why should these poor Arabs have to live under the oppressive thumb of white racist Europeans when their Arab brothers have plenty of money to put them up in the Arab world?
Even after writing off the bribes to Sepp Blatter and his FIFA pals for assigning the World Cup to Qatar, there’d probably be $258 billion, maybe $259 billion left over
A single small Arab country has over a quarter of a trillion dollars to spend on an absurd vanity project, but Europeans must take in every Arab in the world who wants to move to Europe (and, in time, all their kinsmen)?
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