Over the weekend Congressman Steve King (R-IA) tweeted: “[Geert] Wilders understands that culture and demographics are our destiny. We can’t restore our civilization with somebody else’s babies.” This self evident fact has been causing Leftist heads to explode all over the place.
[Your humble correspondent highly favors exploding Leftist heads, sadly more for the entertainment value than for any hope that light and air would thereby enter them.]
Europe is only recently becoming aware that it has been committing suicide for the last fifty years, and that their immigration policies have provided a rocket assist to that tragic continental effort. Suicide because their birth rates are far below replacement levels which leads to big problems. One is that they have fewer and fewer young people to support an ever expanding older population.
Another is caused by their preferred solution, importing young people from abroad. They assumed, erroneously, that these imported peoples would embrace the obviously superior European culture and civilization and repudiate their own benighted cultures. Turns out they mostly want the bennies of Western Civ, cradle to grave welfare, and have no intention of assimilating.
Oops! Wilders, and a number of other right-wing-or-not-qute-so-left-wing European politicians are reflecting a growing realization that it is time, and past time, to go back to the drawing board. Even Angela Merkel a few years ago said, right out loud, that multi-culturalism has failed. Which, in the time tested Leftist fashion, means we gotta try it again harder. Yay! See: definition of “insanity”.
Shaking our heads over the plight of those silly Europeans would be OK, except that we are only a few years behind them. America’s population is growing not because Americans are having babies, but because we are importing other people in carload lots. In a real sense it doesn’t matter whether those are legal immigrants of opportunistic invaders, the end result is pretty much the same: demographic suicide.
Upon examination this has been the policy of the Democratic Party for over fifty years. The “unexpected” results of the 1965 Immigration Bill, it turns out, were deliberately baked into the cake. Even at that time the hard core, revolutionary Left knew that America would stand strong against Communism so long she retained distinctive, exceptional culture. The plan was, and remains, one of gradual dilution of that culture by swamping it with other people’s babies. Ever since it has been rinse and repeat.
Historically America has welcomed immigrants to a limited degree, never mind the retroactive rewriting of history to say the contrary. Consider Alexander Hamilton:
The United States have already felt the evils of incorporating a large number of foreigners into their national mass; by promoting in different classes different predilections in favor of particular foreign nations, and antipathies against others, it has served very much to divide the community and to distract our councils. It has been often likely to compromise the interests of our own country in favor of another.
Indeed, what we have been seeing ever since is a steadfast refusal to even try to assimilate these masses of foreigners. On the contrary, Democratic policy is to encourage them to band together by place of origin, retaining their distinct native identities in preference to taking on the American identity of their host. Not content to balkanize these foreigners, they teach them to regard their individual communities as superior to America and even to consider America to be their enemy and oppressor.
The Left’s narrative is that if you don’t support the wholesale importation of foreigners, prefer American civilization in America and don’t want to subsidize them, you are a racist. Being called a racist basically means, “Shut up.” How dare you challenge Socialist orthodoxy, you racist? Shut up or I’ll call you names.
It is not racist to stand for one’s own nation and people, nor does it signify a lack of compassion. To say otherwise is tantamount to saying that in order to respect other people I must first have no self respect. Yet this is exactly what the Left tells us we must believe. It is a lie.
We cannot restore our civilization and our culture with other people’s babies. We, as Americans, must first have enough love and respect for our own civilization and culture that we are willing to have babies of our own to pass it on to. As Mark Stein famously said, “The future belongs to those who show up for it.”