A nation commits suicide, then is shocked to find itself decomposing

In a March 2008 entry, I spoke of the ongoing shock, dismay, and anguished handwringing of the British establishment over the fact that they had expected 13,000 immigrants a year from the new Eastern European EU countries, but instead were getting 250,000. I pointed out that Britain, though it had the right under EU law to limit the number of EU immigrants, chose not to exercise it, so why were they complaining?

Anyone who complains about this disaster without discussing WHY it’s happening and what the ONLY solution is, is not being serious.

Here’s WHY it’s happening: Britain decided that having a distinctive nationhood was a bad thing, because a distinctive nation is exclusive and hence “racist,” and so to give up that exclusiveness they gave up the moral right to control who can enter and live in Britain, and thus they gave up a fundamental and indispensable aspect of sovereignty.

And here’s the ONLY solution: Britain must abandon its anti-racist ideology and re-assert its right to be a distinctive and particular nation.

Everything else said about this problem is mental masturbation. It’s like breaking open all the windows of your house in January and then complaining that you’re cold. It’s like burning your house down and then complaining that you’re homeless. It’s like shooting yourself in the heart and then wondering why people are looking through you. They’re looking through you because you’re a ghost, you’re dead, but you don’t realize you’re dead, even though you’re the one who shot yourself. And that’s the way the countries of the West are now. They’ve deliberately killed themselves, or at least killed large parts of themselves, such as their moral authority over who enters the country, but they don’t want to take responsibility for having done this, so they imagine that they’re still alive, and then they wonder why other countries and peoples are walking all over them and treating them as though they’re not there any more. And all they can say in response to all this is to keep repeating in a haze, “But there were only supposed to be 13,000 immigrants. We didn’t think there would be this many.” There are this many because you’re dead. You’ve given up sovereign control over your own borders. Remember?

Posted by Lawrence Auster at March 26, 2012 12:56 PM | Send

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