Dutch church holds 800-hour service to save family from deportationWatch
This is just one recent example of a religious group standing up to defend a total stranger from an authoritarian.
I also can imagine that not all religious people would agree that this is okay, as they are basically honoring God as means to achieve something else.
What about 'sanctuary cities' in the US and their laws forbidding any assistance to Immigration in pursuit of illegal migrants, even if they are detained for commiting an offence? That is well more 'out of character', for states like California to shield illegals from the law. That is odd.
Has anyone seen the state of LA or the figures on people leaving California? Tyson Fury was so moved by what he saw that he promised to donate his proceeds to the homeless, the big softie. That bad.
It may well go on until the government guarantees that the family can stay. Why not? Now that it is in the international news they'll have plenty of supporters shuttling supplies in. I can't see these men and women of God just giving up on their conviction to save the family just because they got a bit bored.
Because their asylum claim has been rejected. You can’t just rock up and live where you want.
I'm objecting on a moral basis not necessarily a logical one.
Sometimes I wonder if people take the fact that they were born somewhere for granted, and feel that they are entitled to the benefits that includes but someone else isn't.
Outside their control, maybe. But we all live in societies that have been formed by ourselves and our immediate ancestors, and that society is shaped according to our own mores and history. Bringing in large numbers of people in that are complicit in the failure and subsequent destruction of one society and who espouse a culture that is foreign and anathema to us here does not bode well for our own future.
Plus the idea of cultural purity is fundamentally flawed, even ethnic purity. Unless you're proposing the Targaryian model in which things could get sticky genetically speaking. The illusion that cultures remain the same I believe is due to the large numbers that own it and the slow pace that it changes. But that would be like saying that because a process is slowly occurring, it doesn't occur. Cultures constantly shift, we just don't notice it as we are carried in that wave of change.
The principle of culture preservation similar to trying to stop time.
Time may be good now, but you can't stop it changing.
I feel like I've gone off topic, but I hope you can understand what I mean.
Maybe, but my nation state has done a good job of keeping its citizens safe, healthy and wealthy for a long time now. I want to keep it that way, and allowing free movement from one continent and alien culture to another is a terrible way to do so.
Is that how we talk about fellow humans. Nationalism instils a great feeling in man but it also has an older, abusive brother that plays upon the animalistic instinct of man to be territorial etc.
Why must human progress be a zero-sum game, I can partially understand your view if you mean to say that this "alien" culture will somehow destroy the safety, health and wealth of your nation. But to be honest I feel that is down to discrepant, Malthusian economic thought.
How old are you sir if you don't mind me asking, I am 16. The way you talk makes me think you are older.