Bush/neocon paradigm made explicit
President Bush’s overall view of the Moslem issue, explicated by me below, is identical to Mark Steyn’s view, discussed by me last September. It is that we must continue to facilitate the open immigration of Moslems into the West, even as we democratize the whole Moslem world, in order to prevent the Western Moslems, whom we’ve admitted as immigrants, from being infected by the Islamic religious extremism emanating from their home countries. In the old days, the idea was that we admitted immigrants whom we saw as assimilable to our society. Now, under Bush and the neocons, we admit immigrants whom we explicitly recognize in advance as not being assimilable to our society, unless we first invade their native countries and destroy their native religions and cultures, or, at least, render those religions and cultures less “extreme” via democratization. Of course, the policy of “invade the world/invite the world” (an idea first articulated by Ilana Mercer and then turned into a neat slogan by Steve Sailer) has been criticized for years by immigration restrictionists. But that was largely the restrictionists’ interpretation of what Bush and the neocons were up to. Now Bush and the neocons have made this insane and evil policy unmistakably clear in their own words. We can’t say we weren’t warned.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at July 11, 2005 03:36 PM | Send