Readersí comments on Steyn
After writing so much about Mark Steyn last week, I sure didnít expect to be writing about him again so soon, but a 6,000 word article in The New Criterion on Islam and Europe (in which Steyn says both that Islam is and isnít a threat to Europeóitís very confusing) is hard to ignore. Carl Simpson writes:
I found the Steyn article, which I read in full earlier today, to be most annoying. First off the bat is the whole ďinevitabilityĒ business. This is nothing more than the standard Marxist cant about ďthe inexorable march of progressĒ recast into neocon terms. We get the same nonsense from Bushites and their ilk all the time about the flood of illegals here. They must not be aware that cracking down on several thousand sleazy business owners takes much less effort than rounding up 20 million illegals. If you dry up the sources of funding: corporate crooks and various welfare payments, the vast majority would be going home on their own. I think heís dead wrong about Japan, too. They have a declining population for now, but remain firmly nationalistic. Robotic technology has exploded in Japan because of their steadfast refusal to import swarms of cheap, third-world labor, despite prodding from such oracles of wisdom as Sulzburger-Duranty Times (all the News thatís fit to spit).
Posted by Lawrence Auster at January 02, 2006 02:33 AM | Send