Longtime reader Shaunantijihad asked in the previous comments about new memes for a new year. There’s one in particular I’d love to see gain traction. It occurs to me with every reading of Europe’s ‘migrant crisis.’ Why this crisis is Europe’s rather China’s, India’s, or South America’s is something few seem inclined to explore.
Though every published accounting of the problem features effete hand-wringing by Western officialdom as to how the brown wave may be shunted. The historical, cheapest, and most effective solution being the one resolutely unmentioned.
Instead, three other general remedies have emerged into the sphere of acceptable public discourse.
1. Pay off other countries. This is the borders by proxy convention. Europeans are already engaged in a tenuous outsourcing relationship with Turkey, and are apparently in financial negotiations with other perpetually failed states to keep their own citizens. I can not overstate how much more responsive and efficient Western leaders would find their own border security services than third-world kleptocrats. Though it is the former rather than the latter they are committed to funding. And once you pay the Nigergeld, you never get rid of the niger. Unfortunately, as I have stated previously, this gambit is destined to fail unless Europeans resign themselves to a quality of life parity with Africa. Otherwise no amount of palm lubrication will dissuade the equatorial feet from seeking highest ground.
2. Make it look respectable. Under this scenario, the disorganized columns of foreign infantry would be replaced by a proper program of German efficiency. This involves establishing migrant processing centers across the globe’s ant-heap depots where the scrum can be ratified with papers and promises to hate whites a bit more quietly. From there they will be transported in without such awkward optics as border clashes and feces-covered trains. There is no problem of illegal immigration once it’s all legal.
3. Finally we move beyond those far-right tactics into the realm of responsible mainstream liberalism: a helter skelter stampede of 50 million Africans into the habitat of eight million Swedes. That’s called tolerance. And it will continue as a lure until either Europeans provide lavish disincentives, or Stockholm becomes no more desirable than Kinshasa. That’s all.
So the choices then are bribery, legality, or Our Values.
All of which circles to my preferred 2017 meme: We owe them nothing. The programs above are false choices because they presume a state obligation that does not exist. It is not the responsibility of a German waitress to pay taxes so that Eritrea may be made incrementally less of a shithole. Or to cede her ancient homeland to feral Somalis because they find it more accommodating. It is instead the German state’s responsibility to deploy her taxes in cultivating a safe and prosperous environment for Germans. Africans, Turks, and Afghans’ lives are their own to manage. None of whom even pay lip service to the concept of reciprocal altruism. Universalism is man’s least universal trait.
It’s interesting how everyone understands this tacitly, while pleading ignorance in any public venue. A poor man may very much desire a celebrity’s house, his cars, or his beautiful wife. But he doesn’t presume they are actually his, and the celebrity rarely offers to share. Because coveting is not a legitimate claim. And so wanting is not getting. We all understand this in the microcosm of our own lives, but forget it entirely when applied to massed brown foreigners. We do not owe them our home or our social welfare because they want it. They are not our community, they are not our nation, and they are not our responsibility. Aside from the dignity of indifference, we owe them nothing.
If Europeans embrace that meme, 2017 will be an outstanding year indeed.