Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Why it is good to have a US passport

Start with the Fjordman (back, thank goodness - at least a bit) at Gates of Vienna:
Multiculturalism and uncontrolled mass-immigration destroy the internal cohesion of the decadent West, which will slowly fall apart as it has lost the will to defend itself and the belief in its own culture. The wars in the Balkans in the 1990s will in hindsight be seen as a prelude to the Multicultural World War. Rather than a Westernization of the Balkans, we get a Balkanization of the West.
We are on the same sheet of music. Read the whole thing to read what he thinkd are the possible options. I vote Option 1.

Then go to Bruce Bawer's bit at Hudson Review, "Crisis in Europe."
...the next day I understood that it was the most important issue of our time.

It happened in Amsterdam, a city I flipped for in 1997 and moved to a year later.1 But it wasn’t till 1999, when I lived briefly in a predominantly Muslim neighborhood, that I took in the fact that the city was divided into two radically different and almost entirely separate communities. One of them, composed mostly of ethnic Dutchmen, was secular, liberal, and (owing to a very low birthrate) dwindling steadily; the other, composed of immigrant Muslims, lived in tradition-bound, self-segregating enclaves whose autocratic leaders despised democracy and whose population (thanks to high birth and immigration rates) was climbing rapidly. This division, I soon realized, was replicated across Western Europe. Clearly, major social friction—and more—lay down the line.
Sure, we have a border issue and too many Mexicans here illegally than is good for full assimilation...but they are Catholic, hard working Latins. Then pat you US Passport, and say thanks to all the loosers of the world (that includes your ancestors) that ran away from the rest of the world to come here.

Hat tip LGF.

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