As I have argued before, leftists have one cardinal rule: “marginalized” groups are beyond reproach; unless, of course, their bad behavior can somehow be blamed on oppressor groups. That’s why, regardless of non-whites’ penchant for organized tribalism, leftists will always absolve any given non-white group of collective responsibility whenever members of their tribe transgress. For example, following the wave of sexual assaults in Cologne, Germany, the usual suspects did everything they could to divorce the assailants’ Middle Eastern/North African backgrounds from their deeds. Instead, the crimes of non-white men were conveniently blamed on “men” – a safe, “privileged” target – as a whole. Pretty neat trick!
Another neat trick that absolves non-whites of responsibility is to harp on native born white crime. This article I stumbled upon from the Middle East Eye, which attacks European soccer hooliganism, is part of the overall leftist attempt to whitewash (pun intended) immigrant crime. Don’t you see? It’s those white ruffians who are the real problem! As the author explains (emphasis mine):
From the dozens of videos that have emerged this week of football hooligans wreaking havoc in France during Euro 2016, how many “immigrants” did you notice? From my limited observations of these videos, I did not identify a single one.
The hooligans currently causing chaos happen to be white Europeans – arguably the indigenous “born” sons of this continent. Now of course, it would be grossly incorrect to generalise an entire nation or race for the actions of a minority, especially as a Muslim who experiences this “guilt by association” on a regular basis.
However, we currently have a situation where hundreds if not thousands of white European men, who probably have a lot more in common with each other in terms of religion and political ideology, have been engaged in brutal street brawls involving glass bottles, chairs, and in some cases knives. Businesses have been wrecked, members of the public have been hurt in the crossfire, and dozens of arrests have been made.
Lefties who highlight white peoples’ bad behavior seem to genuinely believe that wayward whites somehow delegitimize opposition to mass immigration. In fairness to them, their claim that white Europeans commit the large majority of crimes in their own countries isn’t wrong. But guess what? None of that matters in the context of the immigration debate.
I know that white people are hardly immaculate beings, and I’m aware that we have our fair share of pathologies. However, contrary to leftist delusions, shining the light on white misbehavior in European countries where whites comprise at least over 80% of the population isn’t a “gotcha” moment. In fact, such “logic” looks downright absurd when applied to a non-Western context.
Take the US military presence in South Korea, where rapes and other violent attacks perpetrated by American servicemen five years ago rightly engendered outrage. Just imagine how local Koreans would react if Americans – or their apologists – tried to absolve American servicemen by pointing to native Korean crime, such as the systematic sexual abuse of deaf schoolchildren. Koreans certainly don’t deny or excuse horrific acts perpetrated by their own people, as evidenced by their furious reactions to the aforementioned abuse of deaf children. But the existence of Korean criminals doesn’t let violent American soldiers off the hook.
I’m sure many would insist that there’s a difference between raging against occupying soldiers and demonizing vulnerable immigrants. You know, the usual “punching up” and “punching down” tripe. But putting context aside, the point I’m trying to make is that outsiders’ affronts will always arouse more anger than domestic disturbances – in the same way that a host’s bratty kid gets sent to his room, while a belligerent dinner guest is shown the door. One simply cannot compare local crime to alien crime.
In conclusion, white people frowning due to the West’s browning need to oppose immigration for the right reasons – and in doing so change the terms of debate. As of now, the left has easy retorts to the usual feeble objections to mass immigration. Whether one wants to denounce immigration from an economic or law-and-order standpoint, the left has those bases covered. Sure, leftists are wrong on both fronts, but we don’t do ourselves any favors by turning an existential issue such as demographic displacement into discussions about immigration’s effect on the GDP.
White people are a group, and have legitimate group interests; one of those interests includes preserving white majorities in Western nations. That’s all the justification for opposing immigration one needs. Whether or not growing numbers of whites come to recognize this simple logic remains to be seen.