Despite how it may seem from the other side of the Pond, there are still Europeans who are not afraid to be politically incorrect when it comes to speaking the truth. Dietrich Mateschitz, co-founder of Red Bull and Austria’s wealthiest man, has blasted the migrant crisis that is currently consuming parts of Europe as “unpardonable.”
Mateschitz – who largely stays out of the public eye – told Kleine Zeitung that the blame for the refugee crisis lays at the feet of politicians who support open borders. He also criticized many pro-migrant advocates as hypocrites for not accepting personal responsibility in addressing the problem that widespread migration poses.
“I am talking about the fact that none of the people shouting ‘refugees welcome’ or ‘we can do it’ were preparing their own guest rooms or tents in their gardens to accommodate half a dozen migrants,” Mateschitz observed. “Even then it was clear that most of the people [arriving in the continent] did not correspond to the definition of the refugee. In any case, not the Geneva Convention.”
The Formula 1 guru lamented the European Union’s apparent commitment to wiping out the individual identities of its constituent countries.
“I hope I’m not the only one who’s worried that one of the highest officials in Brussels said that countries which aren’t multicultural should be wiped off the map,” he said, likely hinting at remarks made by European Commission Vice-President Frans Timmermans in 2015 that predicted diversity for all societies as the inescapable future.
Mateschitz also took a withering shot at the sort of PC culture that runs rampant throughout the EU’s ruling class: “Policies which are steeped in political correctness have been imposed in the name of a self-proclaimed, so-called intellectual elite who have nothing to contribute to our country, neither economically nor culturally, despite their best intentions,” he said.