Previously published in The Times Ireland Edition.
The answer is staring us in the face. It’s so simple. On this side of the Atlantic we have a bunch of Islamophobic globalist conspiracy-fearing The Past was Just Better Somehow voters. On the other side we have a bunch of Islamophobic globalist conspiracy-fearing voters.
Wouldn’t they all be happier together? Or put it another way. Imagine Hillary voters stepping off a boat onto a continent with no death penalty, universal healthcare, strict gun control and where even conservatives support the welfare safety net? Who think countries working together is actually normal and not a conspiracy of the Rothschild family?
See where I’m coming from here?
We need an Atlantic voter transfer window. We send them our crazies, we take their rationals.
There are challenges, of course, but also opportunities. Don’t tell me there isn’t a huge TV opportunity in watching Trump, Wilders and Le Pen voters getting to know each other.
“Wait a minute: you guys speak French?”
“Pardon? To whom do I give this doctor’s bill? What? I have to pay for it myself? Sacre bleu!”
But at least they could agree on one thing: they all hate Muslims.
“A toast to our American friends!”
“Eh, pardon Madame Le Pen, but we don’t drink wine here. Alcohol is evil! This here is a dry county!”
“Eh, OK…can we all agree that Muslims are terrible?”
“Nearly as bad as the Jews!”
“Eh, steady on there.”
“And don’t get me started on them darn tootin’ homosexuals!”
“No, we’re against the Muslims because they’re against the homosexuals.”
“The Muslims are against the homosexuals?”
We did this once before, you know.
Put a load of fanatics on a boat and sent them to America.