Wednesday, February 19, 2014

GOP-Bangladeshi policy congruence.

Bangladeshi position:
In 2000, the then Bangladeshi Prime Minister, Sheikh Hasina, was asked by the Los Angeles Times how the country was going to feed, house and employ the expected doubling of its population by 2050. She replied: "We’ll send them to America. Globalisation will take that problem away, as you free up all factors of production, also labour. There’ll be free movement, country to country. Globalisation in its purest form should not have any boundaries, so small countries with big populations should be able to send population to countries with big boundaries and small populations.”

Sheikh Hasina was again Prime Minister of Bangladesh in early 2014. Coincidentally, both of her children live in North America.

Hasina is essentially arguing that her nation needs more Lebensraum, and that other countries should accept this.[1]

GOP position:

No Bangladeshi should be forced to live in Bangladesh and none deserves to live a life in the shadows of Minnesota. Foreign aid for Bangladesh and immediate citizenship for Bangladeshi border crossers and visa jumpers.

[1] "The Folly of Open Borders." By Fjordman, Frontpage Mag, 2/19/14.

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