Friday, November 20, 2015

Immigration mendacity.

This excerpt from a piece by George Igler at the excellent Gatestone Institute lays out the destructive purpose of the Western full-court press to drown the West in a tidal way of third-world invaders:
That these predictions [by the British multinational Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC), the world's fourth largest bank] fly in the face of all the available evidence is problematic.

Even in a country with an established Islamic population such as Britain, Muslim unemployment languishes at 50% for men, and 75% for women.

Furthermore, Muslims in Britain represent the demographic with the highest birth rates. Coupled with their levels of unemployment, these imagined saviors of a moribund European social welfare model are, as a group, the recipients of the state's revenue, rather than contributors to it.

Successive generations of Muslims Europe-wide, as Christopher Caldwell noted in 2009, are not normalizing toward the birth rates of their host populations, as previous immigrant groups have done. That trend might admittedly be useful in boosting Europe's population numbers, but it also highlights an alarming pattern.

As recently announced by Baroness Caroline Cox, the "blind eye" turned towards polygamy in Britain -- and in France, Belgium and Germany – has ensured that some Muslim men are having upwards of 20 children by multiple wives, almost always at the state's expense. This is grim news indeed for integration: families with fundamentalist views are outbreeding their more moderate coreligionists.

"The True Cost of Europe's Muslim "Enrichment"." By George Igler, Gatestone Institute, 11/18/15 (links removed).


Joseph said...

If it's less than 1.5% per year, it's not an invasion.

In other words, in 2003 the US army immigrated to Iraq. (That's a useful argument against leftists critical of the 2003 "invasion.") A similar immigration to Syria might be called for.

Col. B. Bunny said...

The article I just posted on Germany reports one estimate that the Muslim population of Germany might quadruple in just five years. The Gatestone Inst. source reports:

"With 300 newcomers now arriving every hour, Germany is expected to receive more than one million asylum seekers in 2015, and at least as many in 2016."

Yours is a static analysis, not to mention that a million a year of uninvited asylum seekers, economic opportunists, parasites, and the occasional jihadi -- not one of whom comes from a culture that is in anyway compatible with Western civilization -- is very much an invasion. All of these will compete with Germans for jobs or otherwise consume enormous resources and, as the GI article makes clear, there is plain arrogance and criminality in the young men and German society flirts with abandoning its precious constitution to accommodate the massive numbers.

You can't deny the numbers are massive and no country on earth is set up to absorb millions of newcomers. Such an influx imposes an enormous strain even on large countries.

You have to factor in future numbers and the social cost. What we are seeing is the death knell of Western Europe and you want to say that 1.5% is a trifle?