New "Teal" politician and economic growthist, Allegra Spender, promotes immigration rates of 220,000 p.a.
In the linked-to video inside Vaclav Klaus, the former President of the Czech Republic (2003-20130 says there is no 'human right' to migration and that civic rights are more important than human rights. Whilst individual migration may be judged on its own merit, mass migration as a right is an ideology. The European Union does not speak for Europe and changed from its former name of European Community (EC) because of an undemocratic desire to destroy nations. Mass migration destroys social cohesion and social capital. The United States may have been established through migration but the Europeans who led that migration removed the Indian inhabitants. If we want a comparison, consider that the current mass migrant diaspora being allowed into Europe may have a similar effect on the nations those migrants settle.
What can we believe about mass-media reported surveys that give us counterintuitive information about how we are supposed to feel about high immigration and population growth? This article concludes that we need to check with each other, rather than rely on what the press 'reports'.
(This article also looks at related population, immigration and democracy issues in the West.) A film, Innocence of Muslims has been released of which parts available on you-tube portray the founder of Islam in a bad personal and political light, to say the least. A strong theme depicts Muslims as aggressively anti-Christian. Apparently largely as a response to this film, there have been widespread riots by Muslims against foreign embassies, particularly US embassies, including riots in Sydney on 15 September 2012, with police injured. Meanwhile warships from more than 25 countries, including the United States, Britain, France, Saudi Arabia and the UAE, are together launching a military exercise in the Straits of Hormuz, in response to threats to close it off. There is plenty of reason for Muslims to be angry with and frightened by the West apart from that film. And maybe Westerners should hold their own governments to greater account if we are to avoid World War Three.