I’m still trying to figure out why exactly it is that the Eurocrats just need themselves waves upon waves of Muslim migrants. Why is it that, inside the skull of a European bureaucrat, Muslim immigration is such an unlimited and vital good that it must be encouraged on grand scale, even at the expense of Paris getting shot up, Jews driven out, gays stoned and Sweden becoming Europe’s rape capital?
Mark Steyn always sounds hysterical as he predicts societal collapse in Europe, but does he correctly diagnose the thought pattern of the Eurocrats here?
The design flaw of the secular social-democratic state is that it requires a religious-society birthrate to sustain it…
To avoid collapse, European nations will need to take in immigrants at a rate no stable society has ever attempted.
So this, according to Steyn, is what the Eurocrats are thinking:
- Most European countries have birth-rates which are below replacement levels.
- You can’t have a generous welfare state with a shrinking population. You can’t have more and more retirees supported by less and less workers.
- Muslims – at least in a few countries – breed like rabbits. Sure, they might rape women, shoot up Paris, stone queers, and firebomb synagogues, but eventually we will bring them over to our way of seeing things with coque-en-bouche and John Lennon’s Imagine. Yes, that’s it; we will play Imagine and hold candlelight vigils until the murders stop. In the meantime ladies, wear burkas.
Steyn sounds less hysterical all the time. He says that the demographic changes that we are going to see in Europe over the next generation is the story of our time. In a generation the old continent will be utterly different from what it is today. After looking at the last few months it is getting harder to disagree.
Read the Steyn’s whole article; this is my favorite line:
The formerly firebreathing feminists at The Guardian and the BBC are already falling as mute as battered wives – saying nothing, looking away, making excuses, clutching at rationalizations…
Lest I be the American pot calling the European kettle ‘black’, I must admit to America’s demographic problems. Currently our birth rate hovers around replacement levels, so we don’t feel the demographic squeeze yet, but we will some day.
Our elites are also addicted to unlimited immigration, but for different reasons. They are not trying to prop up an unsustainable welfare state as much as lower the cost of labor – screwing over the working class – and shift some Southwestern congressional districts from (R) to (D).
On the other hand, our immigrants mostly get jobs and avoid mass mayhem, which is a nice bonus.
This really goes back to superiority. The Eurocrat is so convinced of the superiority of his cultural vision that he cannot imagine Middle Eastern rape mobs not wanting to join.
Turns out that the Middle Eastern rape mobs might want European material culture and welfare benefits, but that is about it. They obviously consider themselves superior in all other respects; they certainly act like it.