In recent months, we’ve seen pictures and read reports of thousands of people, mostly males from Muslim lands, swarming into Europe, overpowering all attempts to halt the flow. Just a few years ago, this was unimaginable to almost everyone except Osama bin Laden, who is proving to be the prophet of the age and whose death, according to Jeremy Corbyn, the new leader of the British Labour Party, was a tragedy. What will happen now? Here are three possible scenarios.
Scenario 1: There is no change from the present – border controls remain down, people continue to pour in, numbers grow to millions, governments bleat helplessly, disorder spreads, the welfare state collapses under the strain, society haemorrhages, the young migrate and a new European dark age begins.
Scenario 2: Barriers are put up to prevent the invasion and colonisation of Europe. John Howard’s approach is adopted – “We will decide who comes to this country and the circumstances in which they come.” Pleas from the usual suspects are ignored; legal objections are overruled or circumvented. Those attempting to breach the borders are repelled with whatever force is necessary. Those who evade the border controls are rounded up and expelled. National and regional border controls are reintroduced to ensure defence in depth.
Scenario 3: Europe tackles the problem at source – effectively taking control over the failed states concerned and ensuring they are run properly for at least a century.
Scenario 3 is clearly impractical. Europeans do not have the belief, the confidence, the will or the financial and military capacity to undertake such a herculean task.
Scenario 2 will certainly be attempted but, from what we can see at present, in a half-hearted, spasmodic and ineffective fashion, for nationalism is now considered wicked — akin to racism — and multiculturalism implies that all cultures and religions must be given equal respect. The political classes, Brussels bureaucrats and others of their kidney throughout Europe will sponsor endless statements condemning violence and pleading for community understanding, and they will promote a plethora of ineffective laws. But the situation will prove beyond them. If the people fail to rise up and throw out their betters, one can foresee their retreat to protected compounds where they will lament the death of the European dream (for which they will blame the unenlightened lower orders, not themselves) and adopt the foetal position if and when crowds bent on loot pound on their gates.
In Africa and the Middle East, whole countries are emptying. But from what are their people fleeing? In essence, they are fleeing from themselves, and when they enter other countries, they bring with them what they fled from. We can expect all the toxic hatreds that have festered for centuries in their countries of origin to be imported with them. Is this the end, a kind of zombie apocalypse? Has the once robust civilizational confidence of Europeans been so undermined in recent years that they will be helpless in the face of those who would destroy them, the fate eerily foreshadowed by the French writer, Jean Raspail, in his 1973 novel Camp of the Saints.
Why are so many reduced to wittering helplessly? Perhaps in large part it’s due to the Western world being weakened by the malign cultural influence of the left, many of whose members have followed the precepts first advanced by the Italian Communist, Antonio Gramsci, who proposed that rather than standing for elections, which they would lose, those on the left should bring about a cultural revolution by infiltrating key institutions. This has been substantially accomplished. Educational institutions and much of the media throughout the Anglosphere now spread the message that Europe’s record in relation to the rest of the world is one of racism, xenophobia and oppression — the Australian story, for example, being one of exploitation, cruelty and dispossession. How can a people, so unworthy, with faith in neither God nor themselves, resist a people whose religion insists they should have primacy, that they are entitled to what they seek as of right?
Ethnic conflicts in the past were resolved with borders, partitions, ghettos – devices that were always necessary to keep the peace unless there was a hegemon, such as the British Raj. Expulsion of whole peoples would sometimes occur. For example, after World War II, at least 12 million ethnic Germans were expelled or fled from Eastern Europe.
History has shown that the Europeans are capable of anything and with the collapse of the European project we can expect new leaders to emerge from the ruins, many of whom will not be nice. There will be new Nazis, new Communists. New Identities, loyalties and borders will be established. Our descendants will live in interesting times!