Ezra Levant points out the problems Sweden has acquired as they’ve welcomed a swarm of immigrants who do not share their values at all.
“They are so liberal that they’ve welcomed in a half million illiberal people.”
There are still brain-dead liberals, possibly infected with white/western guilt to the degree that they really feel justified in inflicting suffering on their own communities. They see the world as either oppressors or victims, and with their modern leftist guilt over being successful, they feel they that their nation must’ve been the oppressor and so they must kowtow to immigrants who don’t share the values of their nations.
The really disturbing thing is that somewhat like the Rotherham rape case that Ezra Levant’s video mentions – it’s painfully politically incorrect to discuss rejecting unwanted refugees, and so goes without being discussed by most people.
In the US, we have the advantage of being a nation that in ideal is united by creed and dedication to founding documents. We’re a nation of ideas, not a nation of an ethnicity. If you’re from the US, you can be any color and have any history – and as the ideal you’re an American citizen due to virtues.
If you’re an Irish citizen, in all probability you’re Irish by race, ethnicity, and blood. If you’re a Spanish citizen, you’re probably Spanish by race, ethnicity, and blood. Same for most nations. Wars in Europe, and in fact most of the world, are often fought over one nation-state’s ethnic group having ethnic group members in a neighboring nation-state they feel the need to intervene with; or nation-ethnicities within a nation-state angered about their treatment.
In the US, there’s been such intermixing that it’s not much of an issue. Those are old world problems we left behind.
That said, the reason so much of the current immigration/illegal immigration issue in Europe is difficult to discuss is that for a nation to reject people coming into their country, it has the optics of an ethnicity-nation rejecting another ethnicity. It smacks of racism to the European. If France rejects refugees, it’s very, very easy to say “the French are racist” – just as easy as it is to say the white British Rotherham police are racist when they target non-ethnically-British criminals (regardless of the merits of the case). Taking in terrorists as refugees is wrong for the French, and allowing men to rape little girls is wrong for the British. They know it’s wrong – they’re just afraid to say so.
It leads to a consequence where the people who’d like to bring up the issue – that it’s not about race, it’s about the culture and values that those unwanted invaders bring with and how it will change a nation – have a lot of difficulty broaching the subject.
Then of course, there are also some who really are racist ethnic-nationalists. With the problems that unwanted immigrants bring in – some fall into that camp slowly because they have an actual bone to pick – but they’ve retracted from rational thought and don’t allow themselves to see that the issue isn’t a color or an ethnicity, it’s a behavior and value set that’s incompatible with western values. Others are eager racists who readily jump on the issue. And having the racists stacked up in one camp, with brain-dead liberals ideologically blinded to the problems the immigrants they embrace bring in – it’s a narrow path to walk trying to talk sense to both sides.
To the stupid racists – the problem isn’t that those immigrants look different than you – the problem is they hold values different than the rest of your society and they’ll bring their Third World problems to you. Stop being racist dumbasses. You’ll alienate actual refugees who would like to hold your nation’s values.
To the actual racists – you’re not superior.
To the leftist idiots – the problem is that those immigrants hold illiberal values antithetical to the freedoms you espouse – they’re not weak children in need of protecting, they’re individuals with agency of their own and they’re using you for the stupid handouts you’ve guilted your people into taxing themselves for. Every time you tell off the regular right in your nation* you end up reinforcing the idea that you want to bring in people to harm your nation – and you drive more people to become stupid racists. The racists say you’re committing (insertcolorhere) genocide, when you’re really killing off all the positives of your society – they equate ethnicity/race with good values because you leftists keep bringing in shitbags from the Third World with tyrannical ideologies who hate your nation and that’s their stupid simple answer. When you invite people in who want to murder gays and treat women as property, you are not helping anyone be more free. When you say that’s their culture and let them beat their wives, have forced marriages between little girls and old men, and bash your gays, you’re not worldly and sophisticated, you’re enabling monsters to terrorize your nation. You’ve become so open minded your brains have fallen out.
To the ideological true believer leftists – you’re going to implode your own society and no matter how much you think that’s a “good thing” because you’re so self-loathing, anything you actually do like about your nation will also go with it. You probably won’t understand how destructive you really are, and you won’t get it until you find out that all your machinations have led to the new powers you helped install deciding that you’re a problem that needs to be dealt with. After the revolution, there’s no more need for revolutionaries.
And yes, I’m calling out you on the left a lot more, because you leftists have to be retaught lessons that even the asshole racists still understand. You don’t starve your own kid to feed someone else if you want to continue living – even if it’s somehow noble, that noble act dies with you and your kid, because that person you saved who survives doesn’t have the same worldview as you at all – they’re using you. Their ideology views you as someone to be conquered and destroyed, and you’re helping them do it while patting yourself on the back for embracing diversity.
You can discriminate between values that people hold and whether those values are good or bad. Start learning to judge things that need to be judged, because taking paths with your eyes intentionally closed and intentionally rejecting concerned directions from people with their eyes open trying to help means you’re liable to walk off a cliff.
*Noting that the right in Europe are traditionalists usually believing in ethnicity=nation to some degree; and the right in Europe being so far ideologically left that it’s worlds apart from the US’s concepts.