Over at Gates of Vienna, Fjordman has another essay. And, as always, has some sound words about the crisis facing the West. That includes us here in America, too. He focuses on the Islamic threat because that is the primary danger to the future of Europe, but he has some general words about the wider problems of immigration to Western countries and the misguided policies driving it.
We are not all-powerful and are not in the position to help all of the Third World out of poverty, certainly not by allowing all of them to move here. The West must first of all save itself. We need to regain our cultural confidence and reject Multiculturalism. End the nonsense of ''celebrating our differences.'' We should be celebrating our sameness.
We should clean up our history books and school curricula, which have been infected with anti-Western sentiments.
We should take a break from massive immigration, also non-Muslim immigration, for at least a generation, in order to absorb and assimilate the persons we already have in our countries. This is first of all a practical issue, as the West is becoming so overwhelmed by immigration that this may, and probably will, trigger civil wars in several Western nations in the near future. We already have massive Third World ghettos in our major cities. Future immigration needs to be more strictly controlled and ONLY non-Muslim. There is no reason to allow a single Muslim to enter our lands.
This immigration break should be used to demonstrate clearly that the West will no longer be the dumping ground for excess population growth in other countries. We have cultures and countries that we'd like to preserve, too, and cannot and should not be expected to accept unlimited number of migrants from other countries. We are under no obligation, moral or otherwise, to take a single immigrant if we do not want to.'' [Emphasis mine]
It's well worth reading all of Fjordman's piece, and the comments following.
What he says applies very much to America, although in America, our more immediate threat involves demographic conquest from south of our erstwhile border.
The comments below Fjordman's essay are interesting, but I notice one poster thinks that the West does not include America, or that Europe's problems are qualitatively different from ours. I disagree, obviously; we and Europe differ in the particulars of who is invading our countries (although we too have a growing Moslem problem) but our problems are much the same, and derive from the same causes.
I know there is a recent tendency by many on the right to express satisfaction in seeing Europe on the ropes, or even seeing Europe fall to the Mohammedans. This antipathy towards Europe and all things European is something relatively new, and something I can't share in. Regardless of the distaste we have for the reigning political system in Europe -- for example many people sneer at their welfare state, their leftism, and their appeasing attitude, do we not have the same problems and tendencies here? The symptoms may not be as advanced or as far gone in America as in Europe, but we have many of the same weaknesses.
Just as some people in Europe hate America because they get a warped picture of us from Hollywood and the media, we also get much of our information from a leftist controlled media in Europe. The BBC and the Guardian et al are not representative of the average British citizen, just as CNN or MSNBC does not represent average Americans. There are many people in various European countries who are appalled and alarmed by the trends in Europe and their potential conquest by Islam, but their voices are not heard in any of the media except the blogosphere. People like Fjordman, Paul Belien of the Brussels Journal and many other bloggers are on much the same page as American traditionalists and conservatives. I feel more kinship with them than I do with many of our hostile non-Western 'immigrants'. After all, America and Europe are (or were) part of that entity called Christendom, and despite our differences, the Europeans are our kin, culturally as well as ethnically.
If and when solutions are found, (and kudos to Fjordman for presenting some solid proposals on how to tackle the problem) the same solutions will be applicable in Europe as here in America. All of us in the West will have to reclaim our confidence in ourselves and in our sane old traditions. More of the same wooly-minded liberalism and utopianism are not going to help us survive; those failed ways have to be discredited in no uncertain terms, and roundly repudiated. Unfortunately it may take considerable distress and trouble before the majority of citizens will be awakened and the battle joined.