Humanitarian Imperialism: Sow Chaos, Then Force People to Reap Consequences

Recently interviewed by independent journalist Maidhc O Cathail for CounterPunch Magazine, Bricmont explained that Europeans have every right to be angry about the influx of refugees from countries embroiled in war and unrest, but that it’s worth recalling the roots of the present crisis.

“The same people who encouraged ‘humanitarian’ interventions and ‘support’ for armed insurrections abroad, that have led to perpetual wars, generating a constant flow of refugees, are now demanding that the population of our countries ‘welcome the refugees’. They first generate chaos there, then they applaud chaos here. It cannot last forever,” Bricmont said.

An activist known for his collaboration with progressives like MIT’s Noam Chomsky, Bricmont believes that the European left, to its detriment, has presented a moral discourse on the refugee crisis which ordinary Europeans cannot accept.

“What I call the moral left wants to force the population to be altruistic with respect to the refugees. But the population, who is never consulted on the issue of refugees and who is constantly asked to make sacrifices because ‘there is no money’ understandably does not accept this moral discourse,” the intellectual noted.

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