August 24, 2016
A recent survey of people in 22 countries reveals some strongly negative views of immigration. The UK research firm Ipsos MORI found that “more people say immigration has generally had a negative (45%) rather than positive (20%) effect on their country.” In several countries, the majority favors closing the borders to refugees. And, 6 in 10 respondents believe “terrorists are pretending to be refugees.”
Exclusion appears in many forms. Here’s a quote from Robert Prechter’s 1999 book, The Wave Principle of Human Social Behavior:
A rising mood leads to expressions of social brotherhood and acceptance among races, religions and political territories … A falling mood leads to apartheid, religious animosity, cavalier cruelty, secession [and] independence movements.
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