Wednesday, March 15, 2006

European Demographic Shift

I have been spending quite a bit of time over the past few weeks carping about the changing demographics in Europe and how this cultural shift is going to end ultimately in Europe being a Muslim dominated continent.

This post on Rougblog the other day, discussing the spread of Islam's influence on elections in the Netherlands, received a detailed response from someone with the peculiar name of Anonymous.

This is precisely what is happening elsewhere all over Western Europe (France, Germany, Britain, Ireland, Scandinavia, Spain, Italy, Austria). Immigrants (especially Muslims) will vote for leftist parties to ensure that the flow of generous state-sponsored benefits will continue.

One sincerely wonders whether the leftists themselves have taken a longer-term view of the consequences of depending upon the immigrants' (and especially Muslims') votes. Such immigrants generally hold social and political opinions that ought to be anathema to the leftists.

The elected Mayor of London, Ken Livingstone, has repeatedly invited the Muslim cleric, Yusuf al-Qaradawi, to the City Hall as an honoured guest. Mr Livingstone vociferously supports gay rights and feminism, while Mr al-Qaradawi equally vociferously doesn't (indeed, he believes that homosexuals should be killed).

It is difficult to know whether the leftists are cynically opportunist, or merely naive. In the case of Mr Livingstone, a ruthless and wily politician, the former seems more likely. Nevertheless, I suspect that many leftists believe, naively, that the immigrants, including the Muslims, will express their gratitude for the largesse bestowed upon them by embracing the same politically-correct pieties on gay rights, feminism, etc.

They are surely in the grip of an irrational belief-system. Those whom they routinely deride as "racists" often display a far surer grasp of the realities of the situation (although there are, of course, vulgar racists who have not thought the issues through rationally). Such "race realists", as we might term them, do not expect the immigrants to feel strongly obligated to the host society, and, especially, to the leftists who have sought to bribe them.
This is especially true in countries like France where very little attempt is ever made to assimilate immigrants into French culture. Recent rioting comes to mind.
The Muslims especially, when they reach critical mass, will demand greater political representation, either through infiltrating the leftist parties and changing them from within, or, when their numbers permit, by forming their own political movements. We might expect a fairly rapid shift of political allegiances in the second of these two scenarios.
I suppose that there is hope that enough clear thinking Europeans will halt this giveaway of culture. The problem is, of course, that the numbers do not lie, and Europeans are not reproducing in sufficient numbers to compensate for Muslims that are propogating at a terrific (or is terrifying a better word) pace.

Those of us in America had better start paying attention. It could happen here too.

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