The aspiring sophists over at Huffington Post regurgitated a QuartzÂ article about how much refugees are doing to revitalize the economyÂ in here in Sicily, specifically in the western city of Palermo.
Since I am at Catania on the island’s East coast, I decided to hop on a train and see this miracle myself. I am sorry to say, that Palermo’s Wirtschaftswunder isn’t quite what the reporter,Â Annalisa Merelli,Â says it is.
But before I get into dissectingÂ the whole page-worth of talmudic libtard namastes, I’d like to point out one BIG thing.
The migrants/refugees/afro-zombies are PREDOMINANTLY Â SWOLL DUDES. How this escapes everyone’s notice is beyond me. Even theÂ statisticians at the UN admit so much. Check out these photos from my two hours of walking around Palermo:
I don’t want to give you the wrong impression though. I don’t know that any of these people were migrant-refugees. Perhaps they were tourists. And to be fair, I saw a few women here and there. I even saw a kid.
But the majority of the presumed refugees were healthy, fit men. If the West had any compassion, we would put them in camps, train them into an army, and send them back to their homelands to stop all the “war and oppression” and set up democracies. heh. I’m sure that would work out.
With that caveat, let’s get to the heart of the matter.
The article’s main point is that the city has fallen on hard times, especially theÂ BallarÃ² market. And, predictably, that migrants are makingÂ everything better.
“While many locals [ie, whites] prefer the comfort of air-conditioned supermarkets to the hot, sunny market streets, thereâ€™s no shortage of other customers to replace them.”
Who are those customers? Annalisa, don’t tease me!
“Indeed, BallarÃ² teems with people of all ethnicities. The neighborhood is home to several cultural associations for immigrants…. Foreigners are both shop-owners and customers, and the market is a concert of different languages, dialects.”
Which is why, most of the vendors and customersÂ in theÂ BallarÃ² are non-White, right?
So I’m exaggerating a little. There were stalls run by Muzzies, there were SubcontinentalÂ shoppers. But, having sort of believed the HuffPo article, I was shocked by theÂ BallarÃ²’s overwhelming Whiteness.
A Taste of the Third World.
There are actually two BallarÃ²s. The Real BallarÃ² and The Sprawl. The Real BallarÃ² is a SWPL-friendly farmers’ market like Annalisa describes–shaded, full of fresh fruit and headless sharks, with Sicilian vendors composing spontaneous and operatic solos in praise of their produce and mutilated seafood. All very charming.
Then there is The Sprawl, whereÂ vendors of all races display their junk-wares on grimy blankets. There areÂ no umbrellas, awnings, fresh fruit or, sadly,Â decapitated Selachimorphs.
Instead, the vendors offer, as Annalisa puts it “household items and the occasional cellphone accessory.” I sawÂ piles of old cellphone chargers among their other pickings–obviously plenty of supply, little demand.
I also watched packs of people combing through the garbage bins, and some vendors even set up right in front of the public trash collection. I admit, I did not watch a full production cycle (pick, wipe, display, sell), so maybe they got all their merchandise from suppliers.
It was truly third-worldy. Count on Huffpo to turn that into a plus.
The Mafia is the real problem.
The article drags its reader through a history of Palermo’s economy since the war. I’m sure a lot of its points are valid. Sicily has a mob problem. Its government is corrupt. But Annalisa attempts to blame all the economic problems on La Cosa Nostra.
“Salvatore Cusimano, a pharmacist whoâ€™s worked in the neighborhood for about 20 years,Â says its quality of life has declined. The run-down state of the area he thinks, keeps it poor and is fodder for the mafia: ‘if you want to move war against the mafia, you need to provide services,’ he says.”
uh huh. I’m sure Sal’s real scared of the mob. That’s why he’s blabbing. Or did you not tell him you were a reporter? Very unprofessional, Annalisa. More to the point, did you even ask him what he thought of the migrants?
So the solution is obviously to import thousands of ethnic foreigners to bring Sicily firmly under Rome’s control. Under no circumstances could theÂ foreigners get into the crime business themselves, andÂ operating as subordinates to the existing, ethnically Sicilian mafia.
A tirade of Economic Fallacies.
The article attempts to show the benefits of mass migration with the usual libtard question-begging.
“Sellers claim that these days business is no longer good.Â They blame competition from larger, cheaper stores with lower prices.”Â People like Walmart better than stinky, flea-ridden fish markets. Surprise.
“Alongside the traditional fareâ€”fish, especially tuna, and sun-ripened fruit and vegetablesâ€”the market now sells more spices, and ingredients for curries.” AÂ libertardian classic. The cheap-chalupa argument. We can’t have exotic foods without exotic people, right?
Annalisa quotes Giovanni Zinna, “A social entrepreneur who co-founded Millevolti Capovolti, a multicultural co-working space and restaurant right by BallarÃ².”Â [ed. HA!]. He claims that, “The immigrants areÂ godsend for the market, because they ‘resume businesses that we donâ€™t do, and make them sustainable.'”
The “work whites won’t do” fallacy. Jesus Christ, read an economics book. People will do anythingÂ for a price. Just because the supply and demand lines intersect at a price you don’t wanna pay, doesn’t mean the commodity (in this case, labor) is impossible to obtain.
It would be like arguing, “Fathers are demanding higher bride-prices. That’s why we need bacha bazi boys. They fill a crucial need in the Afghan sex market. Without them, no one could have sex.”
But my autism is side-tracking me. Allow me to close by reiterating my main points. 1. SWOLL DUDES:
2. Two BallarÃ²s. One SWPLy, one Third-Worldy.
Feel free to show your libtard friends this “shower of authentic proof.” Watch them dismiss it as just the work of some biased, racist Nazi.
Whatever. Where’s muh Pulitzer?