Does the above photo conjure up an image of the tired and poor huddled masses yearning to breathe free? No, except for the EU flag it might be mistaken for a La Raza demonstration. Reject the popular media's assessment of the European immigration / invasion as inaccurate either because of bias or mere incompetence. Whatever the reason the popular media's accounts are both inaccurate and incomplete. From Local.com, a website that translates news in several European languages into English.
A protest held by refugees against “monotonous” Italian food was “excessive”, especially at a time when thousands of Italians go hungry, the president of a police organization told The Local.My first impulse is to question the taste of anyone who does not like Italian cooking. It's not as if the asylum-seekers are being fed that indigestible dreck from Chef Boyardee. Thirty days on meals concocted to conform to Lady Michelle's Healthy Lunch program might teach them some manners. Wait until they taste English cooking. My second impulse is to question the character of the tempest tossed, wretched, refuse from Syria and Africa's teeming shores who arrive with such a haughty sense of entitlement completely innocent of a scintilla of gratitude. My god, they are worse than they Von Trapp Family.
For two days, a group of about 40 asylum-seekers staying at a refugee centre in the Veneto province of Belluno refused to eat the “pasta with tomato sauce, bread and eggs” meals they were given and called to be fed food from their own countries, Libero Quotidiano reported.
To reinforce their point, they blocked a street with a wooden bench, put their lunch on the ground along with bags of clothes and threatened to leave the centre in La Secca, a hamlet in Ponte nelle Alpi.
They reportedly said “we do not eat this stuff”.
The refugees, said to have been staying at the centre for the past four months, also reportedly slashed the tires of cars belonging to staff working there in protest against living conditions.
The protest, which follows similar ones at centres in Pozzallo in Sicily and Rome, was also partly sparked by “boredom”, the newspaper said, as they “do not know what to do with themselves”.
Police soon broke up the protest and the refugees resumed eating, but Antonio De Lieto, the president of Libero Sindicato di Polizia, a non-profit organization that represents staff of the state police force, told The Local that the action was “excessive”.
“There are thousands of Italians living in poverty and who aren’t even eating one meal a day, let alone two or three,” he said.
“They’re not complaining that the food isn’t good, but that it is not the food of their countries. But when you’re hosted in someone’s home, for example, you eat their food, right? It’s like on the many occasions I’ve been hosted in England, I don’t expect to eat spaghetti.”
Related to the offenses inflicted on delicate palates the video below addresses the problem of inadequate housing. It has a cast of aspiring community organizers so be warned the content is necessarily offensive to thinking people.