By Anthony Milne
One oft-repeated argument that “Europe cannot survive without immigration” is shown to be utter nonsense.
[…] Immigration myths are trotted out merely to justify existing immigration that has already taken place, most of it illegal and without authorisation. He says that most talk on the subject is about ‘combating racism’, as if promoting immigration rather than stopping it, will somehow help to do this.
In fact, this argument was first put forward in 1994 in Peter Brimelow’s book Alien Nation (about immigration into America). He implied that … so rooted was ‘racism’ assumed to be in America, that the élites thought that people’s ‘racism’ could only be eliminated by literally submerging them massively into other cultures – or swamping them with immigrants.
[That same backwards logic was also applied during the Vietnam war when the equally ludicrous rationale was highlighted … ‘It became necessary to destroy the town to save it’. That meant invading soldiers will say all manner of nonsense in order to rationalize their murderous behavior. >Editor]
What is alarming … is the way that huge areas of social policy become nonsensical when blatant lies are told about immigration, and our intellectual life is beginning to suffer. In the end, we become a totalitarian society or a third-world country that fiddles around with data and other people’s arguments, or uses blatant propaganda to wriggle out of any uncomfortable facts. The levels of skills needed in Britain, housing forecasts, demography, environmentalism, crime, legal aid budgets, and many other factors are joke subjects: no one takes them seriously because they know that the “experts” can’t speak the truth any longer.
Many experts on various social subjects have become silenced. They are made to speak gobbledegook. The need to build more housing in the South East of England is because, apparently “more people want to live alone,” and has nothing to do with immigration – when it has everything to do with it.
Journalism itself — already massively dumbed down — becomes seriously tainted in the same way it was in the old Soviet Union. Anthony Browne points to a top Labour economist writing for the national press about the way unskilled people are losing out to unskilled immigrants, but was promptly accused of ‘racism’ by other journalists.
Further, many arguments about unemployment and ‘downsizing’ we used to read about in the early 1990s have had to be reversed by those same journalists. “Immigration reared its head, and suddenly it is mass labour shortages that are the biggest problem.” In other words — George Orwell fashion — history is now rewritten to fit the thesis that everyone must support.
There is an unholy alliance between big business (which likes cheap labour), ethnic lobbies which want to increase the size of their communities, and universities which import more fee-paying students, and the massive immigration industry (crooked immigration lawyers, people-traffickers, real estate people, etc).
Anyone, it seems, can become ‘British’ just by living here, surrounded by an architectural and cultural heritage they did not create, and with which they have no connection. That is why they come, and come in vast uncontrolled numbers. It’s almost a form of looting. (Britain) and its treasures are here for the taking because no one is bothering to protect them any more. Britain is being looted in the same way as the Baghdad Museum was looted right under the eyes of the Americans.
And because ‘becoming British’ is so easy to do, many of them have gone slightly barmy in the process. Ethnic minorities think they can become ‘British’ in some kind of political sense.
Fortunately, the real Anglo-Celts know who they are, and this explains why they don’t take immigration as seriously as many readers of this journal do. I have never heard anyone – professional, journalist, working class, whoever use the expression ‘multi-cultural society’ because it simply doesn’t make sense. And I have never heard any Briton say they know the difference between Urdu or Hindu – or recognise any other Asian language they hear in Britain. […] Full article
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