Can the West protect its future from the non-Western past? Will it choose to do so?
With the Information Age in full-swing in the Developed World (the West), and the devices and communications we have invented broadcasting our culture and capabilities globally, it is sheer folly to think that people from the Developing World (the Rest) will not come here in search of a better life.
With America and the West existing as Rule of Law nations, and illegal immigration being, well, illegal, it is absurd to think that we will accept these tens of millions of illegal, predominantly uneducated immigrants at all, let alone with open arms. They are breaking the law. They are making our cities less-safe. They are reducing our standard of living through the welfare we give them.
Contrary to the Left’s ignorant demand, this is about the Rule of Law, not race. Because the Left is so uneducated as to only recognize race as the driving component behind every argument, they just must be ignored.
(Please don’t tell me the left is educated; you are confusing a degree with an education. An educated person wants to improve his community’s standard of living – which is the entire purpose of education, of literacy, of written language; the policies and practices of the Left reduce a community’s standard of living – every time and in every geography. There are no educated leftists.)
As our economies become more and more fragile due to the massive load we voluntarily place on them of supporting those who refuse to work, but who will vote for those giving away the fruits of the labor of others taken involuntarily through the force of the State, adding tens of millions who cannot be productive at anything above the lowest form of manual labor will be catastrophic to our future.
Does a solution – can a solution – to this problem even exist?
In America we can build a wall across the border with Mexico, arguably reducing the inflow by 90%+. Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Britain are islands and so can do whatever they want at their limited Ports of Entry. Europe? Europe is screwed.
Sure – they can limit the inflow via serious border and PoE enforcement. But with thousands of miles of unsecured, and arguably unsecure-able borders between Western Europe and their south and southeast, enforcement will be limited by physical reality.
Europe can make it illegal to hire these people, to rent them apartments, to get a telephone or any utilities, to access the internet or cable/satellite television – all of which are steps they must take. This may only create 3rd world ghettos within Western Europe. They already have those, and Europeans have chosen not only to accept them, but to accept a situation in which not even armed police can enter those areas, let alone local citizens, which is an absurdity. To reduce or eliminate the problem, however, will require that Europe abandon its welfare policies for non-citizens.
It isn’t as though the living standards of Western citizens will not continue to be reduced by this inflow, nor the danger to the local population from rape and other violent crime reduced – if they can’t find jobs, these likely will increase.
It isn’t as though they will stop coming. Their own home cultures show no sign of progress, of increased literacy, of the Rule of Law. The West will continue to improve; the Rest will continue to be left behind – at an accelerating rate.
In America we can make e-Verify a requirement. But unless the teeth to that law are beyond serious, unless all companies and police departments enforce it without exception, it won’t work.
The only way to ameliorate this massive inflow is to require assimilation within a specific – short – time period: Banning all foreign education systems, banning foreign languages in government communications and publications, refusing driver licenses to those lacking the ability to read and understand road signs – or the cop that tickets them, requiring a specific level of education, without which licenses, utilities, jobs, phones, television cable/satellite, internet access, car purchases or train/bus passes, etc., cannot be gained – and ensuring that OUR education promulgates OUR history, language, culture and laws – and the respect for the Rule of Law… and pride in the civilization and culture we – alone – have accomplished.
Assimilation must include behavioral assimilation. Just because they get noisy and violent when a cop tickets them because they never get tickets at home, or can scream their way out of them, doesn’t mean we let them off in the culture they have chosen to come to. On the contrary, if they don’t obey our laws for the first few generations, they need to have the book thrown at them – until they learn and begin passing the Rule of Law down through their families and communities.
Cultural practices that are not native to the receiving nations – FGM, arranged marriages, burkhas, honor murders, primogeniture, gender inequality, child labor, and more – must be wiped out. The penalties for these must be so serious, and so comprehensively and consistently applied as to root-out these practices from the West in their entirety. If they want these pre-modern practices, they must stay home.
Politicians must understand that it is the culture of their homelands that has caused them to emigrate; bringing along their disastrous cultures only can reduce the West to the filth, illiteracy, poverty and corruption of the places these people – voluntarily – left.
Ironically, allowing immigrants to bring their cultures with them will not achieve the goal of the immigrants: success for themselves and their children as defined – globally – by the West. Being allowed to continue practicing the culture they left will only ensure their dislocation is the more painful – and their immigration the less successful.
If they want their culture, they must stay home; if they come here and demand their culture, they must be removed and returned home, forcibly if necessary.
Still there will be hundreds of millions in what we would call abject poverty, living in squalor, illiterate and powerless; tens of millions who still will demand entry to a first world that has no room and less desire to be turned into Pakistan or Egypt or Somalia.
Too bad: Our politicians must put OUR lives and futures first.
At the end of the day, we in the West have earned what we have. Those in the Third World have earned what they have. People must accept this as foundational.
If, in the developing world they want what the West has, they’ll need to enforce Western culture, and Western standards of behavior and education within their countries.
Not to take responsibility for the results of their own culture is childish.
To expect the results of Western culture in pre-modern non-Western cultures is infantile.
The only way to live in a successful culture is to establish that culture.
The Developing World dislocation is serious – and will get worse before it gets better.
The West must accept this for the simple and obvious reason that it is a fact and unchangeable. But we must NOT accept political and cultural devolution to “be nice,” or as “an act of love.”
And, no, we don’t owe these people anything, just nothing at all.
We all started at the same place. We earned & learned our way here – they didn’t. Period.
The gap in progress between Western and non-Western cultures is gigantic. It will not be solved overnight. It may never be solved.
But those wanting into the First World must accept our rules, our behavior, our culture, our laws, our education.
They must come at a rate at which we can sustain their assimilation. If they refuse to assimilate – they are rejecting the only reason to come here (a more successful culture) and must be thrown back. Not in a generation. Not in a decade. In six months or less.
We have the future to prepare for; we can’t spend our time and treasure on their unsuccessful past – nor can they be allowed to once they arrive in our world.
To a large portion of essentially uneducated Westerners, “assimilation” is a four-letter word. For the most part, however, this cohort of Westerners does not have children, does not care about the future, and so must be ignored.
We can accept immigrants. Our fertility rates are such that we must accept immigrants.
But it must be on OUR terms, in numbers WE decide, at a rate WE can accept. After all – they are coming to OUR countries. It must be for the goal of sustaining and advancing OUR culture.
And the tens of millions who cannot get here, or who refuse to assimilate – will just have to be left behind. They can adopt our culture in their home nations, and find those leaders willing to enforce the Rule of Law rather than corruption, ancient belief systems, and barbaric practices. Or not.
Copying much, if not most or all, of the dominant culture is the only way to achieve the successes of that dominant culture – whether by emigrating to the West, or copying the West at home.
But refusal to accept our ways, after immigration or at home, will – and must – lead to being left further and further behind as the West accelerates into an education- and information-driven future.
It cannot be otherwise. The uneducated will never be the equal of the educated. They can never be the equal, or we are saying that education itself is unnecessary.
Those immigrating must be limited to what WE can assimilate without harming OUR countries.
And if the only people arguing against this assimilation and rate of entry are those who don’t believe in the future enough to populate it – the Left, globally – then they must be ignored and chased from power.
They have no business destroying our children’s futures for their short-term gain when they choose not to participate in that future by choosing below-replacement fertility themselves. (This, by the way, is the best argument for Red State secession, and it is time to realize this.)
Europe will have to figure out how to protect themselves – if they can.
It may well be that the only solution for Europe to the incoming, mostly Islamic, hordes will be the same solution required twice before: War to stop their nations from being overrun by islam.
Contrary to popular belief that “war never solves anything,” only war ever has solved seemingly intractable problems: Slavery, totalitarian overthrow of democratic nations, genocide, etc.
And contrary to post-War doctrine, the constantly-decreasing fertility of Europe will require rejecting conventional war – they lack the men to sustain conventional combat.
Europe will have to fight for their borders and nations. Those of us with oceans or controllable borders must use and secure them.
Or there is no way to protect our future from their past.