The Strange Case of Modern Immigration

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review, April 28, 2015

Is immigrating from less-developed countries to the West a good or a bad thing, for host and guest? Is the immigrant angry at, or nostalgic for, the country he left? Is he thankful to or resentful of the country he has come to? Does the Westerner know why the other seeks him out or why he himself chooses not to emigrate to the non-West? These questions and dozens like them are not so much never answered as never even asked. The result is chaos. Thousands of refugees from the mess in North and East Africa are hiring smugglers to ship them across the Mediterranean into the southern ports of Europe–often with tragic results, as boats sink and passengers drown. Any visitor to Athens quickly notices that tens of thousands of Pakistanis, Bangladeshis, and Albanians have arrived illegally in Greece in hopes of reaching more prosperous Western European countries. In fact, the downtown of almost any European city is full of impoverished non-Western immigrants. Yet in ten years, some of those same Middle Eastern immigrants will demand space for new mosques, while they would never have allowed a church to be built in their homeland, and many newcomers will have complaints against their hosts about their own lack of parity with the established citizenry. Such is the strange effect of contemporary Westernism upon immigrants.

The failed Arab Spring, the Balkan unrest, and the Islamic wars in the Middle East have created a sort of chaos in which millions of people have no desire to stay home and face violence and death. What the non-Westerners see on cable television and the Internet are scenes of a carefree, wealthy West where things seem to work in a way they do not at home–and without any editorializing on why that is so. In other areas, recent war and revolution are just the latest chapters in an old book of endemic poverty, high birthrates, and failed governments that incite their poor to seek entrance by any means necessary into Europe. The migrants’ assumption is that being a poor visitor inside Europe is preferable to what they had at home. Someone with a menial job in Paris or on public assistance in the United Kingdom feels lucky because of what he knows housing, medical care, public safety, and nutrition are reduced to in India, Pakistan, Libya, the Philippines, or Syria. The most zealous Muslim often chooses to live among Christians, agnostics, and atheists rather than under an Islamic theocracy at home–even as he sometimes damns his host and praises the country he will never return to.

Something similar is snowballing on the southern border of the United States. Illegal immigration from Mexico and elsewhere in Latin America has been a challenge for the United States for over a half-century. Many of the symptoms are similar to Europe’s experience with unlawful immigration–as we saw last summer, with busloads of children heading northward across the border. Government has abjectly failed in Latin America. These governments are at most indifferent to their people’s departure, and often encourage them to leave. {snip}

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Under Western democratic government, the demand for social services for recent indigent arrivals alters political realities. Tired parties of the Left, especially in Britain and the United States, find new political opportunities in allowing in huge influxes of poor non-Westerners, whether legally or illegally. Demands for near-instant parity energize ossified calls for larger government, higher taxes, and more regulation–always a good thing for a leftist redistributionist.

Given the role of high tech and massive government aid in redefining Western poverty, the endless argument for ever more massive expansions of social services becomes more difficult without new populations of desperate Asian, African, and Latin American poor. Indigent immigrants ensure statistical imbalances and lead to charges of Western failures in fairness and equality. {snip}

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But something apart from its mostly illegal nature is disturbing and new about immigration to the West today–largely ideology, and attitudes about assimilation and integration. Western societies have altered their traditional strength of introspection and self-criticism into a banal sort of nihilistic self-hatred. The richer and more leisured Western societies have become, the less confident they are about the values and history of their own culture, which has so blessed them. Only the bounties of capitalism allow one the leeway to damn it. The schizophrenia has reached such an absurd level that Americans are unable or unwilling to recognize why they do not wish to live in Mexico, or why millions of Mexicans wish to live in their country, and the British do not recognize why they do not emigrate to Pakistan, while millions of Pakistanis wish to live in Britain.

Westerners accept that these one-way correspondences are true. Nonetheless, they are incapable of articulating the social, economic, and political causes for the imbalances, namely the singular customs and heritage that make the West attractive: free-market capitalism, property rights, consensual government, human rights, freedom of expression and religion, separation of church and state, and a secular tradition of rational inquiry. Much less are they able to remind immigrants from the non-West that they are taking the drastic step of forsaking their homelands, often rich in natural resources, because of endemic statism and corruption, the lack of the rule of law, religious intolerance, misogyny, tribalism, and racism–the stuff that does not lead to prosperous, safe, and happy lives.

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Immigration to the West will remain a moral and intellectual embarrassment until Westerners insist that newcomers arrive in numbers that can be assimilated, that they meet meritocratic criteria that are ethnically blind, and that they come legally and on the terms adjudicated by the host. Europeans and Americans need not be chauvinistic, but they do need to be candid about why people leave one country for another. From such knowledge comes realization that the best way to stop mass, illegal immigration is for other societies to emulate Western paradigms so that there is no need to emigrate–after all, Japanese and Singaporeans do not hide in cargo boats to reach California. But to do all that, Westerners need first to understand their own culture and then to defend it. Europeans and Americans need not think that the West must be perfect to be good. And they should recognize that millions in the non-West increasingly are certain that the West is far better than their own alternatives–even if they are as unsure why that is so as they are careful to keep quiet about it.

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  • USofAntiWhite

    Non-Whites are White supremacists. Ask any invader why they came to a White nation… they will always say, “for a better life.” A better life they can only have if they leave their native homelands and raid the lands of White people.

    • Mack0

      I don’t understand. Why would they come to a racist evil country?

      • TruthBeTold

        I’m not sure if you’re being sarcastic.

        • Mack0

          I am

      • KevinPhillipsBong

        I’ve seen more than a couple recent Mexican immigrants complain that the illegal drug smuggling racket is one based on the corrupt desires of Westerners. But no one ever seems to consider why…why is drug smuggling the only game in town down Mexico way? Why is the only good option to them based on the white people? From whence comes the almost-holy, family-based fonts of thrift, community and entrepreneurialism [I am assured of these traits by the inestimable intellects of Senores Bush y Rubio on this matter]. I can only assume that it is the greasy Rio Grande which imparts such amazing characteristics [ie Srs Bush y Rubio] upon them.

        • MikeofAges

          Or, are drugs pushed into America and Europe because we are a soft target? That idea has occurred to me in recent years. That NAM’s and lower strata whites might constitutes the biggest market lends some credence to the idea. Another idea is that American intelligence agencies tolerate even promote drug traffic into the United States. That this has occurred has been proven as far as I know. American intelligence is the American elite’s clandestine right arm.

      • Jason Lewis

        Help I’m being oppressed.

        • Rob

          Love this cartoon. So true.

      • LS Wight

        African immigration into the USA has steadily doubled each decade since the 70’s

      • Northern American-Nationalist

        It’s because they come from countries more racist and evil than this one.

    • LS Wight

      Anti racist is code for anti White!

    • Jacobite2

      The situation here is like being in a full lifeboat when there are hundreds of people in the water trying to get in the boat. Let everybody who wants on to climb in and the boat is swamped. Try to keep them away and they might capsize your boat trying to climb in. There’s only one solution, and it involves a weapon..

  • IstvanIN

    He lost me with this: that they meet meritocratic criteria that are ethnically blind
    and Europeans and Americans need not be chauvinistic Yes we do!

    • listenupbub

      He lost me with his explanation of why other countries fail.

      • george00

        Victor Davis Hanson apparently thinks that the only reason Europe and the United States are so well off is because we have the right policies and laws and all Africa and Mexico has to do is have the same polices and laws and it will cause those places to have the same economic success as Europe and the United States. If he is too afraid or stupid to tell the whole truth why does he bother to write an article at all.
        He doesn’t even mention IQs and the ability to solve problems and make things that people in other countries want to buy.

    • John Ambrose

      We should be more like Israel: Yes it guarantees its minority citizens (mostly Arabs) with basic civil rights but its immigration policy is designed to ensure that the country’s founding stock and dominant ethnic group remain in the majority. When it comes to illegal immigration, we should copy (in the words of Ann Coulter) its instant, unapologetic, unsentimental deportation of illegal aliens.

      • That is the crux of the matter. Since maybe as far back as the end of WWII, we have forgot who “we” are. We stopped being a nation in the truest sense. Ironically, even the British have gone that way. “Black” Britons? Huh? What is that? Even the British, the French and the Germans don’t seem to know who they are. The pity. This in contrast to the Japanese who seem to have no trouble knowing who THEY are. Even Koreans, who have lived in Japan for generations, are dismissed as “Not Japanese; they are KOREAN!”

        • MBlanc46

          That’s pretty much spot on. We’ve lost faith in ourselves. We’re ashamed of our histories and our accomplishments.

        • LHathaway

          Koreans in Japan no longer understand Korean.

        • LAGERTHA

          It appears to stem from the whole white-guilt-slavery-thing that has been drilled into our brains from every “credible”? source. When White children have their parents, teachers, Sesame Street teach self-hatred, they then eventually grow-up to be self-loathing Whites. Truly sad, and immoral.

      • LS Wight

        #OpenBordersForIsrael
        The Jews Have Destroyed Europe With crimmigration. Beware of the leaven of the scribes and hypocrites!

        • Illidan Stormragge

          Blame your fellow Westerners.

      • Illidan Stormragge

        The problem is Israel is only half European Jewish, the other half is of Arabic-Jewish origin.

        • Race Heretic

          What I find amusing is that even white Jews in Israel can’t stand the black Jews there.

          • Alden

            There is a whole hierarchy based on where your great grandparents came from and complexion. Russia Germany and Poland are at the top extra points for blue eyes, fair skin and brown hair. But the Mizrahi Jews were the lowest of the low until the black Ethiopians came. The Mizrahi are indigenous Jews whose ancestors never left but when the Zionists came blasting in under the British colonial protection the Mizrahis were disposed . The Ethiopian Jews are not Jews at all. It was yet another fund raising scam to con the wealthy American Jews into giving yet more money to Israel, a parasite of the American taxpayer and American Jews

      • Race Heretic

        I absolutely agree, and while I detest our unwavering support of the state of Israel, their war mongering, and their treatment of the Palestinians, I admire the unabashed love for their own people and seek for their own interests.

      • archer

        Too bad the jews don’t feel the same about America.

  • I could spend some time nit picking over this part or that part, but I think I’ll leave it alone, and get to the fundamental point, one that VDH tried to make but just doesn’t have the ability to do:

    Failed low IQ backwards non-white peoples want what white people have, the results and the products of white civilization, but they want it in such a way that the non-whites have control over both themselves and the white people. They don’t understand, and we’re certainly not in the mood anymore to teach them, (or even remind ourselves), that the results and products of white civilization aren’t some lucky circumstance or happenstance, they are the end result of centuries upon centuries of work, progress, trial and error, (some really bad errors), inquiry and reform.

    • Red

      I think he has the ability to do it. He just needs a paycheck.

      • Kit Ingoldby

        That is an unworthy comment. VDH is a man who could easily have made much more money if he had gone along with the liberal platitudes and establishment. He choose not to. Disagree with him if you think he is wrong but don’t impugn his honesty.

        • Red

          I’ve been reading him for years. I have every reason to believe he has a grasp on the truth but he knows what happens when you write about it. Look what happened to Samuel Francis, John Derbyshire, etc…

          Maybe Hanson doesn’t need a paycheck. That might be an unworthy comment.

          • Usually Much Calmer

            It may not be about the paycheck at all, but timing. A vanguard will be shocked into the truth, the masses will be eased into it.

            As Ulysses says of Telemachus in Tennyson’s poem, he does his work and I mine.

        • Jaggers

          I think you make a fair point. After all, he is the writer of the book Mexifornia before this issue was on the radar politically. Naturally, nothing on National Review will get to the point as we do here, which is why they are actually useless. But nonetheless, I agree the guy deserves a little credit.

          • KevinPhillipsBong

            Racialism needs its introductory courses as well as advanced.

  • JohnEngelman

    Whites of European descent and Orientals are able to create and maintain thriving societies. Third world peoples are not. The reasons are ultimately genetic. I wish there were not so many sanctions and taboos against saying this in public.

    • Bossman

      Whites create civilization; Orientals once they’ve copied it are able to maintain it. But Blacks are unable to maintain thriving societies.

      • KevinPhillipsBong

        And in the middle there’s Laredo, Texas.

        • John Smith

          Hispanics are a step above negroes.

          • JohnEngelman

            That is for genetic reasons. Hispanics have more European ancestry than American Negroes do.

          • Yes, even the Amerindians created some type of civilization, unlike blacks who never have.

          • JohnEngelman

            Close, but no cigar. At the time of Christ there were two Negro urban civilizations, the Nubians, who lived directly south of Egypt, and the Ethiopians.

            However, these were derivative. The Nubians learned form Egypt. The Ethiopians learned from the Nubians, and from the Arabs on the other side of the Red Sea.

            Most American Negroes are descended from the Bantu. The Bantu developed no urban civilizations. However, they began agriculture four thousand years ago. About two and half thousand years ago they learned the use of iron from the Nubians or the Egyptians.

            However, the Nubians and the Ethiopians made no contributions to international science, art, and literature.

          • Race Heretic

            I agree and immensely appreciate this more nuanced contribution, rather than the outright dismissals and generalizations I often see, one of the reasons I’m very glad you comment here, John.

            He’s correct that the Amerindians had relatively thriving civilizations before European contact, unlike the Bantus.

          • JohnEngelman

            Mayan astronomers could predict eclipses of the sun and the moon. Mayan mathematicians were using zero before its use reached Europe with the use of Arabic numerals.

        • Bossman

          I once read a book by a travel writer who said that when night falls, the entire male population of Laredo used to move to Nuevo Laredo because that was where all the hookers were.

          • Hilis Hatki

            Great opportunities for the male that stayed in Laredo with the nonprofessional women.

      • USofAntiWhite

        And neither can your people, hence them rushing the borders to escape what they have created to burden other people’s creations that don’t need you.

      • Illidan Stormragge

        Orientals are able to maintain it. Correct, unlike whites today.

        • Irish

          What???..

          • Illidan Stormragge

            Orientals keep non-Orientals out and preserve their countries.

    • David Ashton

      When you wish upon star, it makes no difference who you are.

    • John Ambrose

      Hanson should basically say he agrees with the findings of the best-selling New York Times book The Bell Curve and on the basis of that, Europe should halt all migration from the Arab world and Africa.

  • dd121

    “The consequences will never be the same”.

  • anony

    “Immigration to the West will remain a moral and intellectual embarrassment until Westerners insist that newcomers arrive in numbers that can be assimilated”

    Even one immigrant from most third-world countries is not able to assimilate.

    • Illidan Stormragge

      That’s what it was like pre-60s and that’s what countries like Japan pretty much do.

  • For such a smart and educated man, he approaches this subject matter awful cautiously (or perhaps fearfully?) when, in fact, it should be fully apparent to him. Even simple folk like myself can see the obvious dangers of non-white, third-world immigration.

    From what I can tell, VDH is not yet fully racially conscious. Either that or he hides it really well.

    • ejXinMI

      NR contributors and editors avoid stating harsh, bedrock truths. I suppose it’s left as an exercise for the reader. Other than that, their stuff is pretty good… but leaves room for amren.

      • You’re probably right about that but, personally, I don’t like someone who isn’t resolute, direct and open about what they’re trying to say.

        At the same time, VDH may be slowly warming up to a greater racial consciousness – and so I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt and be patient.

  • Epiminondas

    National Review is very pro-open borders. That’s about as close to the truth as Hanson can get without being banned from NR. People like John Derbyshire and Peter Brimelow were fired from NR because they dared to tell the truth.

    • SentryattheGate

      And, many years ago, the National Review viciously turned against the John Birch Society. JBS was correct decades ago about Cultural Marxism, communist infiltration, the evil UN, the Federal Reserve, the militarization/nationalization of police, etc, etc. No wonder the powers that be smeared them—one of the foremost tactics in the Art of War is to demonize your enemy.

    • AndrewInterrupted

      Yes, NRO is the proverbial wolf in sheep’s clothing.
      There’s a tribe behind that façade.
      .

  • listenupbub

    The issue of non-assimilation is very annoying. This writer is terrified of what will happen if whites have chauvinistic attitudes, but many immigrants come to our countries with chauvinistic attitudes. Few or none of them are the least bit thankful and respectful towards the white people who made our countries. This is especially true (in my experience) of all of our many Asian immigrants, from the Pakistanis to the Indians to the Chinese.

    I would at least like a “thank you.” I’m sure the liberals would, too.

    • JohnnyMangoes

      I agree, more immigrants should assimilate to western cultures. It takes time though… if you have to move to Tehran or Mumbai and Beijing, you would probably refuse to speak the language, eat the local food, and only hang out with other westerners, right? At least that’s what most ex-pats I know do.

      • Rob

        In Bejing the foolish white men mate with the chinese women. So there is some assimilation there.

      • USofAntiWhite

        But they aren’t burying the treasury of Iran or India or China with massive public assistance. Whites go to third-world countries to spend money and have an experience and go home. Non-Whites come to first-world countries for a better life standard and to take advantage of Western infrastructure, never leaving.. Apples and oranges.

      • Barabbas

        I disagree. How does one verify assimilation and loyalty to host nations has occurred among Third World immigrants? It’s not possible. The answer is not immigration ‘reform’ of ANY sort with regard to immigrants from Third World cesspools. The only sane policy is to halt immigration from all non-white non-European nations, period. Very few non-whites have any desire to assimilate or possess sincere gratefulness to what they are given.

      • Mangosteen, $1000 chair

        No, that’s idiotic! If I’m going to live in a foreign country, I’m going to learn as much about the place, and the language, as possible BEFORE I go, then once there, immerse myself in it. I would probably want to live in an area with other Westerners, for safety reasons, but I would definitely make learning the language my first priority. I don’t even go places in my own country without lots of research first, to make sure it’s not dangerous. Those people are insane!!

      • listenupbub

        The difference is whether I immigrate for money or for life.

        If I were to immigrate to exploit another country’s economy for money (to work a lucrative job), you are right that I probably wouldn’t give a crap about assimilating. This is especially true in Tehran or Mumbai, where I do not like the culture.

        If I were to expatriate to find my true home, or simply to find a new permanent home, I would do everything I can to assimilate.

        I probably would not immigrate for the first reason.

    • AndrewInterrupted

      Mexicans, too. They are hot-blooded, scheming, arrogant little pr!cks. I refuse to live around them; can’t be trusted or reasoned with. Too stupid, too arrogant. Like Mooslimes, they only understand and respond to violence.

      • LAGERTHA

        They have that distinct “feral streak”.

    • george00

      Why would any White person want nonwhite assimilation? That’s what race realists should be against. The dictionary defines assimilation as “to absorb”. Cultural assimilation leads to genetic absorption.

      • What makes it even more complicated is that assimilation isn’t magic and it’s not inevitable, it’s a long hard process that people and institutions must actively do. To the extent that it’s even desirable to assimilate non-whites, and it’s not, all the assimilative forces and structures of the past are culturally if not legally disallowed today. And also, Garry Trudeau doesn’t like it when we “punch down,” and assimilation takes a lot of punching down.

      • listenupbub

        Well, I don’t want non-white assimilation.

        But if I am having to suffer through it, I’d like to have the utmost respect and appreciation from these people who come to our country to grab our wealth.

  • listenupbub

    Contrast the new immigrants with the old Italian immigrants in the past, who were hated for repatriating more than any other group:

    One quite normal example of an Italian immigrant was Frank Capra. Who was he? Why, he was the man who produced Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, and the documentary <Why We Fight, which was presented to GI’s in WWII to teach them why they should go and sacrifice their lives, even though many of them were from rural areas and were completely ignorant.

    When Frank Capra arrived to Ellis Island with his dad, his dad told him something along the lines of “Look at that! That is called the Statue of Liberty. That is the symbol of freedom, which lives in America, but not in Italy. This is why we come to America; this is your home now.”

    • AndrewInterrupted

      Mama mia!

  • David Ashton

    The main problem is with “our own” door-keeping authorities. Their arguments boil down to: either “we” need them for “work”, or they need “us” for welfare.

  • Usually Much Calmer

    Wow. Kudos to a rag that formerly earned my disgust.

    • anony

      Don’t get too excited; NR has ruined too many of our front line fighters.

      • AndrewInterrupted

        Yes, they are under occupation by the group that shall not be named nor criticized. Be wary of any NRO piece posing as Americana.

      • Usually Much Calmer

        Good advice, thank you anony.

  • The Strange Case of Victor Davis Hanson, a man who popularized ‘Mexifornia,’ yet seems half-blind to crushing unleashed demographic trends. To read him in various Neocon outlets, you would believe that deregulation, assimilation (at this point Whites will be the ones assimilating away) and better border enforcement SOMEDAY will mean in the future a Third World populated California will be electing another Ronald Reagan. When serious scholars create such spectacles of themselves it is hard not to conclude that they are following the money.

  • “Immigration to the West will remain a moral and intellectual embarrassment until Westerners insist that newcomers arrive in numbers that can be assimilated…”

    Stop there. Yes, I generally agree with this article, but we are already well past that point and have been for a while.

    • Rob

      We passed that point when we decided to allow the slave sstay in America. So it has being going on since colonial times.

  • Stogumber

    “The richer and more leisured Western societies have become,…”
    Humans think in lifespans. Have the Westerners born after 1945 really become richer and more leisured over their lifetime? And then why are so much people nostalgic about the Fifties?

    • LHathaway

      People born before 1945 got richer during the 1950’s . . . not that wealth is everything.

  • LHathaway

    “endemic statism and corruption, the lack of the rule of law, religious intolerance, misogyny, tribalism, and racism”

    Is he describing the Third World or is he describing the USA? It sounds to me like he’s describing the USA more than anyplace . . .

    • Barabbas

      He intended for you to ask this very question. Victor Davis Hanson can be very clever. Ostensibly he was describing immigrants from Third World nations flooding into American and European societies. But he presented it in such a way as to lead the reader to understand that such immigration is transforming Europe and the US into those very same Third World cesspools these immigrant are fleeing.

  • Engelsman

    “Western societies have altered their traditional strength of
    introspection and self-criticism into a banal sort of nihilistic
    self-hatred. The richer and more leisured Western societies have become,
    the less confident they are about the values and history of their own
    culture, which has so blessed them.”

    This absolutely nailed it. The answer to the question of Nihilistic self-hate is Cultural Marxism. When the Revolution comes, we need to have a necktie party for the Cultural Marxists embedded in schools, universities, press, and government etc..

    But now Political Correctness has become the new, Internalised Thought Police and “Racist” the new word for Traitor-Paedophile. All part of the plan for the global destruction of the White Race.

    The most vilified people on earth (now that White South Africans endure the tyranny of Black Majority Rule) are the White, Christian, Russians.

  • Light from the East

    In sum, importing inherited unfairness and inequality to seek for fairness and equality, a priceless legacy of 21-century liberals.

  • LS Wight

    Anti racist is code for anti White!

  • Irish

    At the height of Aparthied Regeme in South Africa in the mid-1980’s about 500,000 Blacks per year from the surrounding southern-African hellholes were flooding into that bastion of the White Western world. Presumably because life was more oppressive, and opportunity was more lacking in those lovely States run be dictators..

    • LAGERTHA

      Of course they did. Have you seen what they’ve done to once beautiful Johannesburg….(think Baltimore x10)

      • Irish

        I take my family every year to the Miami Youth Fair..It’s absolutely huge, on par with any amusement park, I mean Mickey Mouse. And being in Miami/Dade you actually note the fellow Non-White Hispanics. Well every year , for reasons we can only guess at , the attendants at half the rides or more are Afrikaners.. I never fail to engage these kids (Early-mid twenties) South Africans in conversation.. They sign on for 9 months at a time. such is the state of affairs in S.A…Their reports of home are horrifying.

        • LAGERTHA

          My heart goes out to all my White brothers and sisters who are savagely being butchered at the hands of violent Blacks, especially in SA. The face of White Genocide is clearly evident for the Afrikaner. I weep everyday for their suffering.

  • SFLBIB

    Why some countries fail.

    May I suggest The Mystery of Capital: Why Capitalism Triumphs in the West and Fails Everywhere Else by Peruvian economist Hernando de Soto? I have bought and sold real estate in 30 days in the U.S. In Peru, de Soto points out, to acquire legal title to a home, you must receive approval from the city, but it takes 728 bureaucratic steps in just ONE of the ELEVEN agencies involved. Actual cases documented by de Soto in his book. [This applies to Mexico since it has the same type of government.]

    As another example, he tests the “red tape” of the administration system in his native Lima, Peru by applying for a permit to set up a two-sewing machine garment factory in a shantytown. “Timing the process revealed it took more than 300 days (to get the permit), working six hours a day, plus 32 times the monthly minimum wage.” – p. 189. Other examples he found include:

    – the 168 bureaucratic steps requiring 13-25 years to formalize informal property in the Philippines;

    – the 77 bureaucratic steps requiring 6-14 years to gain access to desert land for construction and to register those property rights in Egypt;

    – the 111 bureaucratic steps requiring 4,112 days (over 11 years) to obtain a sales contract following the five-year lease contract in Haiti.

  • scutum

    Regarding the comments on US intelligence agencies promoting the drug traffic I would like to point out that this has been going on for some time. If you can still find it read “The Politics of Heroin in Southeast Asia”. It chronicles the CIA’s involvement with and promotion of the heroin trade during the Vietnam war. The profits were then used to finance off the books clandestine operations that would never have been approved by congress. It worked like this, air American flights transported the raw opium to labs in Saigon run by the Corsican Mafia where the opium was refined into low grade heroin. The low grade heroin was then flown to Marseilles where it was refined into high grade heroin and then flown to the East Coast of the US. Hence the term “French Connection”. This is still going on only now its the Mexican drug cartels that are working with the CIA and lord knows how many other US Government agencies. Remember “fast and furious” the governments arms smuggling operation?

  • slobotnavich

    The flood of illegals likely will speed the coming break-up of the this nation, as those primarily Euro-white states see their heritage, culture, and standard of living eroded by unskilled, low-IQ, and often criminally-inclined immigrants. Since the federal apparatus seems little interested in stopping this process (it, after all, ensures an unlimited supply of dependent and reliable Democrat voters), it will become the duty of the individual states, or groups of states, to take measures to stop and reverse this invasion and subversion of our republic. And once this process gets started it will proceed with startling alacrity, just as it did in the old USSR.

  • Raymond Kidwell

    I think the issue is that people on the Left and the Right refuse to recognize the role of genetics in success. They believe it is all about culture or freedom, or capitalism. So they can flood Britain with low I.Q. criminals indefinitely and will always be a first world nation. After all, we’re all the same and Britain’s success comes from it’s democracy right? The article itself seems to play into this a little bit.

    No doubt government is an issue in quality of life. No doubt economic systems play a role. But so does culture and genetics. And not just some surface idea of culture such as “loving capitalism” a deeper sense of culture like learning one’s history, one’s customs, ideology, morals, religion etc. Most whites have degenerated because they have been cut off from any real culture that instills any real values into them.

    • LAGERTHA

      Whites build the most beautiful societies, and it has everything to do with IQ.

  • Mark Hillyard

    “is for other societies to emulate Western paradigms so that there is no need to emigrate–”

    I sometimes think that the Christian missionaries jumped the gun on bringing “religion” to the third world. Some of it was good but after we were kicked out the places degenerated. Also salvation goes to the nations as in bringing them up from the darkness they live in. That’s what I’ve been learning over the years anyway.

    Christianity (The Kingdom) has been given the job of bringing light to the nations of the Earth. It is stated a few times and in Acts, “For this is what the Lord has commanded us: “‘I have made you a light for the Gentiles, that you may bring salvation to the ends of the earth.'”

    Many people think the idea is to “get them saved” and then move on to another. The plan is greater than that. First we are destined to be an example for the nations as to how to live and produce and utilize the wealth in their own land. This can’t happen with corruption and the slavery most people find themselves in. It is stated that the Nations will come to us and ask, “Teach us your ways.”
    How all this will come about is not a mystery for it is written in the Book. Teach them law and order, and sometimes a “rod of iron” will be needed but they will eventually realize that wars are futile and they will come around to what the Almighty wants for all the inhabitants of the Earth. His Peace and prosperity.
    It’s a big story and won’t happen over night. We have some trouble to go through but at the end we are promised peace and no more war.

  • ElComadreja

    I have never heard a Hispanic refer to “me country” and mean America.

  • LAGERTHA

    “Western societies have altered their traditional strength of introspection and self-criticism into a banal sort of nihilistic self-hatred. The richer and more leisured Western societies have become, the less confident they are about the values and history of their own culture, which has so blessed them.”

    This characterization of Whites as having “a banal sort of nihilistic self-hatred” is nothing more than the “Liberal Swine” mentality.

    That in no way represents the majority of Whites. I believe most Whites do have a clear understanding of what’s going on in their society. The destruction surrounds us on a daily basis. I give my brothers and sisters a lot more credit.

    The way I see it is that we are going through a transitional period of redefining who we are as a “people” in the 21st Century. There will be some confusion, but that’s normal. The important thing is that we continue to be together.

    There is no greater example of Western Civilization than the love and support that we show to our family, especially in public. My darling husband and I proudly live a quiet life of confidence, knowing that we are good people.

    Never allow yourself to be defined by others.

  • Rob

    I feel with these new so called ‘Modern immigrants’ coming in, America will be come a colored country and another Africa or Mexico.

  • LAGERTHA

    Ha.

  • LAGERTHA

    “Obongo” is a clear example why race mixing is a big mistake. They always identify with the lesser. Just look at the woman he married. Ugh.

  • Deep North

    Non-Whites can’t be fully assimilated into White societies: would you want a non-White foreigner assimilating with your White daughter and producing assimilated kids?

  • Northern American-Nationalist

    “Immigration to the West will remain a moral and intellectual
    embarrassment until Westerners insist that newcomers arrive in numbers
    that can be assimilated, that they meet meritocratic criteria THAT ARE ETHNICALLY BLIND, and that they come legally and on the terms
    adjudicated by the host.”

    Why?

    There are some fates worse than embarrassment.