No, the knowledgeable are leading the blind. Factor in Malgus’ statement about the calculated wave of “refugees” from South and Central America into the US. See the parallel? Overwhelm the resources so they can more easily get their desired people past the borders undetected.
[Just my paranoid mind at work, of course.]
"Ye hear of wars in far countries, and you say that there will soon be great wars in far countries, but ye know not the hearts of men in your own land."