Immigration Sparks a Great Debate


Immigration Sparks a Great Debate

It is a scaldingly hot topic in just about every Western nation today: How much does immigration help or hurt a society? What sorts of restrictions should be placed upon it, and how are they to be enforced?

Debate rages in the West on a vital subject common to all First World nations: immigration.

It was immigration that built the British peoples into a power that became the greatest ever empire known to man. Similarly, immigration was the source for the labor that built the United States into the greatest single nation in the history of man. The paradox is that immigration is returning with a vengeance as a power that risks destroying all that it built.

The debate, which rages from Berlin to Paris, from London to Denmark, is all about three challenges facing First World nations: 1) securing of borders; 2) securing a national way of life from denigration by foreign cultures; and 3) maintaining economic parity with leading world economies.

In a sense, there is a difference between the concerns immigration poses in Europe and those it poses in the U.S. and Britain. These two nations find themselves in a cleft stick.

North America and Britain are essentially, certainly in the geopolitical sense, island landmasses. This has worked, till recent times, in the favor of Britain and the U.S. The same goes for the British dominions of Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Their relative isolation by water barriers has protected them from incursion by foreign nations.

All these nations exhibit extremely well-educated populations by comparison with the rest of the world. This leads each to a conundrum. Analysts at Stratfor stated it this way: “[B]ecause the naturally occurring percentage of ‘unskilled’ workers is rather small, there is an interesting dilemma: The country can seal its borders, thus forcing the skilled to take on menial jobs, or open its borders and give nearly unlimited access to those willing to do such work.

“The first option might maintain racial homogeneity and limit social pressures, but at the cost of strong endemic inflation and weak growth, reminiscent of Europe. The second option keeps inflation down and growth strong, but at the price of social tensions.

“For the most part, the United States has chosen the latter option” (March 28). The same option has been chosen by each of the other Anglo nations.

As Stratfor observes, in respect of immigrants, a nation has but two options available: “to either take advantage of them, or live in fear from them” (ibid.). The U.S., Britain and the British dominions have all chosen the former, generally to their economic advantage—until recent times.

Europe, on the other hand, its populations wearied by its constant wars, persecution of religious and ethnic minorities and restriction on personal freedoms from the 19th century on, became a net exporter of people, multiple millions migrating largely to the most blessed, freedom-loving nations on Earth—those established largely by the English-speaking peoples. Europe’s net loss of population by emigration yielded a net gain in labor, productivity and economy to the British Empire and America, also vastly adding to the richness of their cultures, rather than weakening them. They willingly became identified with their new national homes, within a generation adopting the language, cultural attributes and way of life of the Anglo-American.

But the tide turned following the breakup of the British Empire. Then many nations experienced independence from Britain. As they gained the opportunity for self-rule from the British Empire, masses of ethnic peoples from former colonial nations began flocking to the shores of their previous English-speaking imperial rulers’ nation. For these folk, self-rule proved not to be all they had hoped, as their own native overlords proved inept, corrupt, often cruel and even savage in their administration of government over their own peoples.

The Anglos—the English, Scottish, Irish and Welsh peoples of Great Britain—have traditionally been a migratory people. Those aware of their true origin knew that they largely stem from a people who, enslaved in the Middle East by Assyrian invaders in the seventh century b.c., migrated to the areas surrounding the Black and Caspian seas, then progressively traveled either across the Mediterranean to Spain or up the Danube and its tributaries across Europe, always heading northwest till they struck the British Isles. There they settled, becoming a great seafaring nation, destined to rule the population covering a whole quarter of the Earth’s land surface. Later, in the 17th century, some of these people migrated farther west to North America, destined to establish a new nation, the United States of America, ultimately to become the greatest single nation on Earth. Still others moved southward across the seas into Latin America and the Caribbean, the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, on to Africa and even to the Indian Ocean and South China Sea, to establish outposts of empire and built vibrant colonies and dominions in the name of the British Empire.

Those waves of migration had, if not largely ceased, greatly diminished by the 1970s. Then the great post-colonial wave of immigrants from Africa, India and Pakistan, and Southeast Asia swept up to Europe, on into Britain, across the Americas and into Australasia. Still later, especially in the 1980s, and beyond, stultified by medieval restrictions in their home countries, Islamic peoples began migrating into freer societies in Europe and also into the English-speaking nations. That migratory wave continues. But now, voices of concern are raised at some of the results of this wave of Islamic migrants in particular—especially since 9/11—as it seems increasingly to pose a threat to the Anglo-American and the European ways of life and the security of each of their peoples.

Be it Hispanic in the U.S. and Canada, or Afro and Islamic in Europe, the U.S., Britain and its dominions, there is a fundamental difference between today’s immigrants and the great waves of predominantly English-speaking migrants of centuries gone by.

Those who left Britain to migrate globally, from the 17th century on, did so not only to seek freedom from oppression. They did so to pioneer new societies that were to form new nations, and to forge a way of life: a life rooted in worshiping one God, protecting the traditional family structure, consolidating their singular British heritage, preserving their history, and educating ongoing generations in such, all preserved under one common vernacular—the English language. They were all net contributors to these nation-building efforts.

The current waves of immigrants sweeping the English-speaking nations are different. They are consumers, taking advantage of the beneficent system established by their freedom-loving Anglo benefactors, mostly intent on repatriating the knowledge and skills and the monetary rewards gained within the Anglo-societies back to their home countries. This trend is yielding a net loss of history, heritage, personal freedom and security, economic advantage and even freedom of the practice of their religion, and their freedom of speech, to the host nations currently being raided by “the stranger within” the gates of the U.S., Britain and its dominions.

This, despite the present argument over U.S. borders, is the real nature of the problem posed by continuing flows of migrants into Anglo-American society. This ought to be our main concern.

Yet as long as we refuse to see the threat for what it truly is, as long as we succumb to a politically convenient foreign policy, as long as we weakly yield to the politically correct tyranny of self-appointed thought police, we will continue to see the pride of the power of our nations weakened till indeed the drama of the prophecy of Deuteronomy is played out in full.

“The stranger that is within thee shall get up above thee very high; and thou shalt come down very low. He shall lend to thee, and thou shalt not lend to him: he shall be the head, and thou shalt be the tail” (Deuteronomy 28:43-44).

Only when this prophecy is fulfilled for all to see and to personally feel its effects, will our nations awake to the peril posed by incorrectly conceived and poorly administered immigration policies. By then it will be too late for us to do anything humanly about it. But that is just the forerunner to the only superhuman influence powerful enough to intervene to set it right.

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