I received this piece of invaluable advice when I was a much younger man and I have kept it in the forefront of my thoughts ever since regardless of where I am or what I am doing. Granted, the advice referred specifically to writing and a writer's duty to maintain a sense of composure as they searched to find the truth behind whatever event or circumstance they encountered or witnessed. Regardless, keeping calm and seeing the thing for what it is an immeasurably useful and perhaps even necessary dictum that can easily be applied to the life in general.
I must admit I have struggled to maintain my calm as I have been examining the events plaguing Europe, but I have been trying ceaselessly to see the events for what they are.
After much rumination, analysis, and reflection, I have come to the conclusion that the narrative the liberal media and the majority of governments around the world have concocted regarding the so-called refugee crisis confronting Europe is a nothing more than a bold deception. Though there are or have been some genuine refugees among the teeming hordes flooding Europe, it is plain to see that the crowds, made up mostly of young men aggressively pushing their way through one country to another, are really nothing less than, at best, merry bands of opportunists exploiting an irresistible moment of absurd and illogical European weakness or, at worst, a subversive invasion force whose perhaps unconscious but seemingly true aim is mass destabilization.
Keep calm and see the thing for what it is.
This is not a refugee crisis; it is a mass migration with a seemingly endless supply of migrants who are not interested in following legal asylum procedures.
This is not a refugee crisis; it is a planned movement meant to weaken and undermine Europe.
This is not a refugee crisis; it is a campaign to tear down order and replace it with chaos - a campaign that, with the exception of Hungary and a handful of other central European countries, has gone utterly unopposed, unimpeded, and unobstructed.
This is not a refugee crisis.
This is a mass destabilization event.
See the thing for what it is.