Europe for Euro­peans? Un­der­stand­ing the mi­grant cri­sis

Maltese peo­ple liv­ing in Malta gen­er­ally want to live in a Maltese so­ci­ety. The same is true for most other coun­tries which haven't been ir­re­vo­ca­bly brain­washed into the in­ter­con­ti­nen­tal carpark of an idea, where no­body be­longs any­where and no­body is at h

The Malta Independent on Sunday - - DEBATE & ANALYSIS -

Cer­tainly, most peo­ple are gen­er­ally not all too fussed about mix­ing with dif­fer­ent cul­tures and ab­sorb­ing the best of them. We do this with dif­fer­ent sorts of cuisines, en­ter­tain­ment, sports, you name it. But this does not trans­late into what we are see­ing to­day – mass im­por­ta­tions of sub-Sa­ha­ran and mid­dle-east­ern eco­nomic mi­grants whose cul­ture and val­ues are per­fectly an­ti­thet­i­cal to our own.

In­deed, the val­ues and norms in Eritrea or Pak­istan are not the same as Maltese val­ues. And mi­gra­tion from New Zealand to Malta is not the same as mi­gra­tion from Eritrea to Malta. To give you one point of con­tact, we live in a Chris­tian and clas­si­cally lib­eral so­ci­ety. And this is made clear when you look at our views on women’s rights, hu­man rights, gays, the sep­a­ra­tion of church and state, prop­erty rights, and so on.

These views are not re­cip­ro­cated in Eritrea or Pak­istan, to put it very mildly. Their views on Jews, gays, women, re­li­gious mi­nori­ties and all our ba­sic western free­doms could not be more dif­fer­ent to ours. Leav­ing out the re­li­gious ide­ol­ogy that em­bod­ies such an­tilib­eral ideas, it is patently ob­vi­ous that two ran­dom pop­u­la­tions from New Zealand and Eritrea will have dif­fer­ent views on these val­ues. Those who dis­pute this may ex­empt them­selves from the con­fines of rea­son­able con­ver­sa­tion and en­ter the realm of un­rea­son (along with the screech­ing fem­i­nists and lib­eral virtue-sig­nallers who seem to be ev­ery­where these days).

Con­tin­u­ing this line of rea­son­ing, it fol­lows that mi­grants com­ing from such places are not mag­i­cally im­bued with the works of John Locke, Aris­to­tle or Ni­et­zsche on en­ter­ing Europe. In­stead, they carry their back­wards ideas with them across the Mediter­ranean only to be told that we here in the West are tol­er­ant to­wards their in­tol­er­ant, il­lib­eral and I dare say anti-Chris­tian men­tal­ity, and that they need not adapt to our val­ues and our way of life. This is the mes­sage we are send­ing when we pro­mote a no-bor­der, mul­ti­cul­tural non­cul­ture – a mind-numb­ing idea when you con­sider that we en­force bor­ders in every facet of our life. You wouldn’t let to­tal strangers into your house now would you?

Un­der dif­fer­ent cir­cum­stances, this ob­ser­va­tion would be crys­tal clear to us. In­deed, if white su­prem­a­cists were leav­ing South Africa in droves for a new life in Malta, then we’d have a thing or two to say about that and then some – and this would be a good thing.

But why is it that we are seem­ingly un­able to re­alise that mi­grants might have bad ideas as well? In ad­di­tion, why do we shud­der at the prospect of en­forc­ing our own bor­ders as well as repa­tri­at­ing those who act on their bad ideas? Not to men­tion the fact that in a re­cent UN re­port, up to 80 per cent are eco­nomic mi­grants, mak­ing them il­le­git­i­mate from the get-go.

So why do so many on the left sus­pend their fac­ul­ties of rea­son when sub-Sa­ha­ran and mid­dle-east­ern mi­grants are in ques­tion? Is it just po­lit­i­cal cor­rect­ness? Is it an ef­fort for repa­ra­tions for per­ceived evil do­ings of gen­er­a­tions past? In­ter­est­ingly, this last point is al­ways a one-way street, as you never hear lib­er­als de­cry­ing the Turk­ish Empire in the same breath as they do colo­nial­ism (or in any breath for that mat­ter).

How­ever, there is one fun­da­men­tal fact the left can­not seem to get their head around – the re­al­ity that dif­fer­ent cul­tures are not equal. The Nazis had a cul­ture and so did the Bol­she­viks. Were they the same as modern western democ­ra­cies?

Con­sider these few ex­am­ples. Six hun­dred and twenty mil­lion In­di­ans – that’s nearly half the pop­u­la­tion of In­dia – defe­cate in pub­lic. UNICEF has to run cam­paigns teach­ing them how to use toi­lets. Sim­i­lar cam­paigns have been run in Ger­many re­cently due to the in­flux of mid­dle-east­ern and sub-Sa­ha­ran mi­grants.

An out­lawed tra­di­tion that is still found across Afghanistan called “bacha bazi” (danc­ing boys) forces boys as young as 10 to dress as lit­tle girls and dance for pae­dophiles who then rape and abuse them. In the West, we do not cel­e­brate pae­dophiles, we put them in prison.

In Mau­ri­ta­nia in Sub-Sa­ha­ran Africa, it is es­ti­mated that up to 20 per cent of the pop­u­la­tion are modern-day slaves – that’s peo­ple be­ing bought and sold and sub­jected to forced labour un­der threat of vi­o­lence. Whereas some cul­tures still prac­tise and condone slav­ery in the 21st cen­tury, the Bri­tish Em- pire abol­ished the prac­tice in 1833, and the rest of the West fol­lowed suit.

To say that all cul­tures are equal is to say that these prac­tices are per­fectly fine when they clearly are not. This re­luc­tance to ad­mit that some cul­tures are bet­ter than oth­ers partly stems from a fear of what might fol­low, and I un­der­stand that reser­va­tion. But recog­nis­ing an un­pleas­ant re­al­ity does not mean go­ing down the worst pos­si­ble route – that is a choice. In other words, hard truths do not dic­tate our be­liefs, they in­form them.

With this po­lit­i­cally-in­cor­rect truth in mind, would it not make more sense to ed­u­cate these masses of dis­parate peo­ples in their own coun­try in­stead of im­port­ing them whole­sale and hop­ing for the best?

Af­ter all, our es­teemed politi­cians have al­ready con­ceded that mul­ti­cul­tur­al­ism does not work. In­deed, in 2010 An­gela Merkel her­self said that mul­ti­cul­tur­al­ism had failed. A year later, then-Pres­i­dent Sarkozy and Prime Min­is­ter Cameron also said that mul­ti­cul­tur­al­ism had failed. But de­spite these ac­knowl­edge­ments, the peo­ples of Europe are still in­vited to be­lieve that when mi­gra­tion was at a rel­a­tive low point mul­ti­cul­tur­al­ism had failed, whereas when mi­gra­tion is at a his­toric high then it could pos­si­bly work. This is a very im­pos­si­ble thing to be­lieve.

We are also in­vited to be­lieve that num­bers don’t mat­ter; that the hun­dreds of thou­sands of peo­ple en­ter­ing Europe il­le­gally each year will not change our so­ci­eties in any way, de­spite the fact that sec­ond and third gen­er­a­tion im­mi­grants are be­com­ing more rad­i­calised, par­tic­u­larly in the UK.

Now maybe ev­ery­thing will turn out all right. Per­haps we just need to give them time to in­te­grate and all will be well if we just let things play out, as

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