Our blog has repeatedly emphasized elite perfidy; more than anything else, venal and avaricious traitors are the primary culprits of the West’s demise. Therefore, it’s unsurprising that most white elites and talking heads do not hold most of their fellow whites in high esteem. Occasionally, some will even drop the pretense and openly display their utter contempt for the little white people. One such example is this execrable, vomit inducing article by a white Brit named Doug Saunders.
While this article is rather old (and some think the author is simply being ironic), it nevertheless touches upon an issue that I’ve long pondered but never discussed: the notion that immigration is a boon on account of white indolence and pathology. This open display of ethnomasochism most explicitly promotes the idea that tireless, hustling immigrants are needed to temper the decadence of slothful whites.
Indeed, after reading this article, I’m tempted to think that all British whites are lazy scum whose sole pastime is binge drinking. And of course, they’re anti-intellectual and perform poorly in school compared to the kids of hard-working immigrants. Extolling the virtues of these diligent immigrants, Saunders is particularly dismissive of British whites who’ve grown weary of being flooded with foreigners:
These xenophobic attitudes are harming Britain’s economy. As the Economist recently wrote, the Prime Minister’s pledge to drive immigration below 100,000 a year has done serious damage – steep visa fees, quotas and restrictions have driven away foreign students, educated elites and investors, while many British companies are moving their operations overseas, where it’s easier to hire the best workers. And it is causing a fiscal crisis – according to the Office for Budget Responsibility, immigration rates will need to double if national debt is to be lowered to half its level (and UKIP’s immigration freeze would double public debt).
For starters, “easier” is a nice euphemism for “cheaper.” Like so many other leftists, his promotion of open borders in the name of “tolerance” serves as free advertising for corporations who support mass immigration for profit-related reasons. Also, this suggestion that outsiders are needed to revitalize the land of feckless natives sounds awfully similar to imperialist rhetoric. Needless to say, I don’t think respectable media talking heads would issue similar statements about natives of non-white countries. Sure, they’ll occasionally denounce Japanese xenophobia and insist that Japan needs immigration for economic reasons. However, they never denigrate the native population and insist that foreigners are their moral and cultural superiors.
However, let’s just presume that Mr. Saunders is correct when he insists that British minorities are economically and culturally superior to whites. Let’s also presume that immigration is necessary for sustained economic growth. Here’s what I have to say about that: so what?
I don’t deny that British whites are dysfunctional. Indeed, I have a hard time believing they forged an overseas empire that once lorded over a quarter of humanity. Nevertheless, Britain is their country and the quality or desirability of minorities/immigrants is irrelevant. They should be free to mold their country as they see fit.
Too many whites on the right fall into the trap of discussing the qualities of certain immigrant groups. For example, many HBDers bash Mexicans while heaping praise upon intelligent East Asians. The problem with this line of thinking is that it allows the open borders crowd to force immigration restrictionists into a corner. So long as leftists – and greedy mainstream conservatives – can point to successful immigrants and problematic natives, then they instantly shut down all opposition.
The real reason to oppose open borders is the radical principle that majority groups should remain the majority in their respective countries. I don’t care if immigrants are feckless Somalis or brain drain Asians; large influxes of any non-white group pose problems for Western countries. Simple as that. If more white conservatives – and race realist liberals – were willing to adopt such an unapologetic stance, then the culture wars vexing diverse Western countries would subside.
But I wouldn’t hold my breath.