by Labib Ben Nasr
Every major corporation in Western first world countries currently has among its core values « diversity and inclusion », or something along those lines. While presented under the guise of humanitarianism, the true motives of this embrace of open-borderism and multiculturalism are basely cynical and should fool no one as to whom it benefits.
In the 19th century, Friedrich Engels recognized Irish mass immigration as a tool used against the English working class. The lower living standards of this class made it possible for them to accept to work for lower wages and live in precarious conditions, starting a race-to-the-bottom dynamic benefitting only the exploitative capitalists. More recently, the Trump administration has increased the number of foreign worker’s visas even compared to his democratic predecessor, again in favor of corporations as an increase in the supply of labor hampers the bargaining power of workers, the latter being left to compete for a relatively smaller job market.
In many countries, a new phenomenon has been taking place: the exodus of our best elements combined with an importation of low wage workers. Tunisia has recently become acquainted with this new dynamic, with the immigration of subsaharan africans overstaying their visas; though it has been the case for decades in Western countries. The same veil of humanitarianism is covering the cynical enterprise, and critics of this new phenomenon get denounced as abject racists, an attack on their moral character in the same vein of takfirism.
To add another depth to the cynicism, the example of Nicaragua sheds light on how microfinance lenders supported by USAID and the UN are helping migrants access the funds needed by smugglers through usurious loans. Many of those attempting the illegal crossing end up losing homes in gathering said funds, as they often need repeat borrowings when the previous attempt(s) failed. With neighboring Libya having become a hub of massive illegal migration to Europe, one can easily suspect that the same type of « aid » is provided in subsaharan countries; demographic movements of this magnitude do not happen spontaneously.
Throughout history, mass migration had largely been the product of circumstances or conquest, different from what is seen in the current era. Technological advances (high speed transportation and communication) made relocation much more easy, accessible, easier, and most of all enticing (culturally, professionally, associated with less risk); becoming a result of choice rather than circumstances. Beyond the convenience for the migrants, it is primarily the tool for an unscrupulous agenda, the entire enterprise only serving the hubris of a rootless techno-capitalist elite aiming to deconstruct all people into atomized economic units. The same logic was behind outsourcing, where borderless corporations shop for countries with the lowest standard of living to move their manufacturing facilities to. Now, both capital and labor are freely flowing, further undermining labor across borders.
The effects go beyond the economic plane, as for those with a spiritual bent can measure how appalling a prospect it is for a people’s best, most active elements being allowed to emigrate in pursuit of material ambitions (career, better standards of living). As culture is shaped and driven by these elements – being a unique expression of a people’s spirit in its specific environment (largely comprised of the people itself) and the essence of our identity-, only it can establish the values granting us any dignity and higher potential for civilization. As shown through many different cities across the first world, and as observed even by sociologists of a liberal bent, culture does not survive the dilution and interference brought upon it by multiculturalism and technology. The best elements of a people exert an uplifting influence to society; this international harvest of human resources thus largely contributes to the crumbling of second and third world countries; with non-elite elements of first world countries also suffering from its effects.
Therefore, as a nation, we have to be deliberate in our handling of demography, for inaction on this matter is ultimately the acceptance of foreign interests’ actions. Against foreign and global entities, only the state -embodiement of a people’s collective will or lack thereof, in the failed cases- can mount an efficient counter: it can start by incentivizing the best elements to remain in the country, reestablishing a culture of duty towards the nation, and regulate migration both ways. All that is needed is the will, and the legal framework to support it.
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