Millions of people want to boost an open-borders policy for the whole world.
For them, things are moving too slowly.
I have the solution. But there is an unfathomable glitch…
Charity begins at home, doesn’t it?
Let’s call it “proof of concept.”
People like George Clooney, JK Rowling, and Justin Trudeau have plenty of money and plenty of room in their houses. They all support open borders, don’t they?
Why should they insist governments find homes for illegal immigrants, when they won’t provide homes for them? What’s the problem here? You would think these high-profile celebrities would want to set an example for others to follow.
Are they afraid? Are they too busy to attend to the needs of migrants? They can assign that job to their staffs. By taking new arrivals into their homes, they can make a huge symbolic difference for all migrants from Nigeria, Somalia, and Syria.
They could start a trend. They could shame their fellow celebrities into following suit. This could be the start of something big.
And why stop at immigrants? Why can’t celebs who support Antifa and Black Lives Matter house a few dozen of those members as well?
Read what Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said this summer: “Anytime I meet people who got to make the deliberate choice, whose parents chose Canada, I’m jealous. Because I think being able to choose it, rather than being Canadian by default, is an amazing statement of attachment to Canada…You chose this country. This is your country more than it is for others because we take it for granted.”
That’s a very bold position. Why can’t Trudeau follow up and bring, say, 50 newly minted immigrants into his home to live permanently? Why can’t he interact with them on a daily basis? Why can’t he personally put money into their bank accounts and make sure they’re comfortable?
Unless there is some invisible reason why charity doesn’t begin at home. Perhaps there is a secret elite code of conduct we’re not aware of. It could be as simple and prosaic as: do what I say, not what I do. That would be disappointing, wouldn’t it?
Is it possible—and I’m just speculating here—that these wealthy supporters of open borders are only interested in signaling their “position” to others?
Is that what’s going on? They’re sending up smoke signals—or blowing smoke up everybody’s rear ends?
That would surely be disappointing, wouldn’t it?
I would rather believe these celebs are merely guilty of an oversight. They were going to invite dozens of migrants into their houses, but appointments and meetings and projects got in the way. They forgot. It was on their agenda, but their assistants failed to follow up. Didn’t prepare the rooms, didn’t buy the flowers, didn’t make up the beds with new sheets, didn’t stock food, didn’t hire tutors, didn’t do research to discover the necessary religious rules to follow. They didn’t figure out what words shouldn’t be spoken and what actions shouldn’t be taken in the home.
Let’s hear from these elite champions of equality and justice. Let them explain the delay. I’m sure when they do, it’ll make perfect sense. We’ll all breathe a sigh of relief. These celebrities, whom we of course admire, aren’t hypocrites. No. They’re just behind schedule. It happens.
Hasn’t it happened to you? You spoke to the Rolls Royce dealer, but then you forgot to order the car. You were going to buy 40 new iPhones with facial recognition for your staff, but then you were distracted by your lawyer, who pointed out there were several omissions in your contract to do a movie in Tahiti. You were in negotiations to purchase an estate in Russia, but then your agent mentioned that this could be interpreted as a sign that you weren’t serious about claiming the US is already at war with Putin.
However, first thing tomorrow, you’ll put all those matters aside and make provisions for several dozen single male migrants in their 20s and give them rooms and suites in your home.
Forgive me for gnawing on this issue, but it’s disturbing. For example, consider the relative benefits, for an immigrant, of living in a cramped apartment in a big city and collecting meager welfare payments, versus living in a mansion in Beverly Hills and eating meals prepared by a talented chef. Even if only a few lucky migrants can hit the jackpot, it lets us know there is a modicum of justice in this world—and celebrities are proving it.
Social justice warriors with considerable personal wealth, on a planet with 7.442 billion people, are in short supply. Isn’t it obvious that they should step up to the plate?
Here is Forbes’ estimate of JK Rowling’s wealth: “J.K. Rowling is now worth some $650 million, Forbes estimates, her fortune boosted by payouts from theme parks in Florida, California and Japan.”
“That figure would be higher had she not donated an estimated $150 million to charity over the years. Yet still it climbs: Thanks to Harry Potter and the Cursed Child–a new London theatrical production and published script–plus Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, a 2016 movie-and-script-book combo, Rowling banked $95 million in the 12 months to June 2017.”
Good for her. Congratulations. No problem. Now, all she has to do is house perhaps 500 single male immigrants in her houses to confirm her position on immigration. It’s a small gesture.
I’m betting she’ll do it. I know she will. She’s kind, she’s generous, she’s thoughtful, she’s a crusader. What could possibly stop her?
One caveat. She can’t buy an estate and set it aside for those 500 migrants. She has to live with them in the same home. That would set the tone. That would hit the mark. That would make a bold statement to the whole world.
Bold statements are what we need in these troubled times.
Inspire Earth, you celebs.