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    Quote Originally Posted by sadmanbarty View Post
    Trump Administration Rejects Study Showing Positive Impact of Refugees

    https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/09/1...il0=y&referer=
    i would tend to reject such studies too - either refugees have a right to asylum or not, it's not something that should be earned or only available if there's a net financial benefit to hosts,
    (not sure that's trumpism's logic though )

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    I think that's a very good point. Logically it implies (or at least suggests) that refugees are welcome depending on whether they're economically beneficial. I suspect though that many of the people who cite such studies do so for tactical reasons, not because they agree with that.

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    Thats liberalism for ya.

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    This tendency fucks me off no end. I got really annoyed by a lot of the pro-refugee material that was being put around last year that went on about how beneficial they could be for us - I mean, how much of a cunt have you got to be to think "Well I *might* accept these people into my country who've lost everything and been through horrors I can barely imagine, but what's in it for me?"? (Edit: although as with vim's remarks about the study, if these posters improve public attitudes towards refugees then they've done what they were intended to do. Even so, the insistence that all refugees are saints has the potential to backfire badly when some of them turn out not to be.)

    It's all of a piece with those shitty road safety awareness posters that feature various slim, good-looking teenagers lying dead in the road and make a big deal about what they could have been if they'd lived - doctor, pop star, ballerina, footballer (that's the black lad, naturally) - as if the tragedy inheres not in the death in itself, but in the waste of potential. The implication being that if the dead kid had been destined to work in a supermarket or call centre, then frankly who cares, it's not important.
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