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The Case in Favour of Refugees

From Ruins to RefugeesThe Case In Favour of Refugees

We have written articles on how immigrants are not required to fill European jobs. A recent article discusses how they are a burden on the taxpayer. Multiple articles cover the topic that Europe’s demographics are changing.

All articles that say there really is no economic benefit of pulling immigrants into Europe. The other side of the topic is however that of helping people in need. Yes, these people request asylum. They are fleeing warzones, political prosecution, or other unsafe scenarios. So, it would definitely help these individuals to live their lives in safe, rich Europe instead. It would be very altruistic, to let them in.

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Why Demographics Matter

demographic change in EuropeDemographics are changing, so what?

We can show you that demographics in Europe are changing due to the influx of migrants from Asia and Africa. Possibly, we will even convince you that this is taking place. Some of you will conclude that it is a problem that must be stopped. Others of you will shrug. You will ask yourself, so what? What does it matter that Europe’s demographic make up is changing? Why should you care? After all, you are not a racist and you have no issues with people from other backgrounds. Without racism, what other reasons could you have to want to prevent this demographic change?

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Do Asylum Migrants Find Jobs?

Free money for asylum seekersDo Migrants Find Jobs?

It is often argued that migrants cause economic growth. It is said that they benefit the economy and that overall a nation becomes stronger. A Dutch article published on Elsevier in 2017 shows a different light. Migrants are highly over-represented among the unemployed. At least, when we are talking about asylum seekers, or refugees.

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The Spartan Sacrifice – Freedom & Sovereignty

The Spartan Army

The Spartan Army

The Spartan Sacrifice

Everyone knows the story of the 300 Spartans at Thermopylae. Immortalized a few years ago in a movie with the simple title ‘300’. These Spartan warriors fought against the invading Persian army, and died. Persia had decided to invade Greece, so that they could be subjugated and pay tributes to the great Persian empire. A huge army and fleet was sent to attack the Greeks. A small Greek force was sent forward, to Thermopylae, to defend and hold the Persians as long as they could.

Not only Spartans were present at the battle, but their last stance is what legends are made of. They fought until the bitter end. After their weapons had broken or been lost, they continued fighting with tooth and nail. So many arrows rained down upon them, that it blocked out the sun. They were slaughtered. Moreover, they had known from the start that this was a suicide mission. Death was a worthy sacrifice for something greater. Something greater than their own lives, something they considered worth dying for. Freedom.

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Germany’s Dual Personality: Why It Lost Two World Wars & Why The EU Will Fail

Dual personality of Germany

Two personalities combined into one being. Drawing based on the Fight Club movie.

Two World Wars

Everyone with some level of education is well aware that Germany got itself involved in two world wars during the 20th century. Germany also lost both times, since both wars ended up being more or less everyone against Germany. But how did Germany manage to get itself in a two-front war, not once, but twice within a century?

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Loki; Testing the Limits of the Vikings’ Tolerance

Loki's Punishment, by Eckersberg

Loki’s Punishment, by Eckersberg

Who is Loki?

Loki is an odd character. He lives among the Gods in Asgard. Asgard is the realm where the Gods such as Thor and Odin live in Norse mythology. However, Loki stands out for his tricks and treachery. His parents are giants, and at the end of times, during Ragnarok, he will fight on the side of the giants. That’s right, he will fight against the other Gods. So what is Loki’s contribution to the world?

The wickedness and evil in the world, is created by Loki and his offspring. Who are his children? Well, there is Hel, Goddess of the underworld. Yes, Hell is indeed a pagan term absorbed into Christianity. Fenrir is a massive wolf that will fight and kill Odin. And the great serpent that is wrapped around the world – it would appear the Vikings knew very well the world was a globe. There is also Sleipnir, a mythical horse that Odin rode on. This horse is perhaps the only child that is not some representation of evil.

Yet, for all the evil that he did, there is one act that stands out. There is one act, that was unforgivable to the other Gods. One trick that they could not forgive.

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Gun Ownership is Necessary for Peace in Europe

Painting of the Warsaw Uprising. The Polish people attacked the Nazi's, but were 'liberated' by the Russians after the battle.

Painting of the Warsaw Uprising. The Polish people attacked the Nazi’s, but were ‘liberated’ by the Russians after the battle.

Guns in the US? Let’s talk about Gun Ownership in Europe

The United States of America has the 2nd amendment which provides its citizens the right to bear arms. This right to gun ownership is a hot topic of debate every time a mass shooting takes place, which sends innocent people into their early graves. There are limitations on who can buy a gun, with background checks taking place. There are limitations on what kind of weaponry you can buy. Nonetheless, this is not considered enough. Moreover, it will never be considered enough.

Many articles exist that aim to convince people all guns should be banned. This article will not focus on banning guns. It will not focus on the United States. We are going to talk about the right to own guns in Europe, and why we should own more.

We will show why Poland must have as many guns as Switzerland, in order to prevent being conquered in the future.

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Failure of the Euro: GDP Growth since 2000 in the EU

EuroThe Introduction of the Euro

In 2000 the euro was introduced into Europe as brand new currency. Its aim is to unite the countries in the European Union and improve trade and economic growth across the continent. The evidence, sadly, shows us that this was far from a success. Below we use data from the world bank showing annual GDP growth in percentages compared to the previous year. The EU overall performs poorly.

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