Sometimes this whole blogging business is less like eight hours of toil and tears and more like walking down the street and finding a crisp new Bennie staring up atcha from the pavement.
So it is today.
Here’s the Money Quote but reading the whole thing is recommended:
The new multiethnic society begins to resemble not a politically mature country intent on preserving its freedoms and maintaining the bond of solidarity between state and citizenry but a Coca-Cola commercial. No Western country should feel it has to buy the world a Coke. What it ends up buying is civil discord, political disunity, economic insolvency and intermutual ruin. John Lennon’s sappy “Imagine” is no substitute for a national anthem.
The recent media flap over President Trump’s vulgar expression concerning third world sewers from which many immigrants are drawn — there is no proof one way or another that he uttered the remark — is merely another sign that the West, or its elites, have denied their own historical exceptionalism. Why they should demean their own civitas is perhaps obvious. It is, or should be, common knowledge that an ascendant and ever-assertive Left is quite willing to turn Western nations into dumpsters in order to procure immigrant votes and advantageous electoral results. These quislings demand, observes Geoffrey Hunt in American Thinker, “that we disembowel Western civilization and instead venerate all non-white, post-colonial cultures,” which is nothing less than an “open invitation for failed states to plant their failed cultures and wretchedness here.” Indeed, if Western civilization were not endowed with superior attributes, why would it be besieged by foreign claimants for its freedoms, perquisites and shelter?
Why this mass exodus from countries whose cultures are equal to or better than ours?
There is no shame in cherishing and defending one’s “old country” patrimony and the values upon which civic and communal life are founded. This has nothing to do with an antecedent “Eurocentrism” that ostensibly degrades other peoples or with the risible canard of “white supremacy,” but with the sense of belonging to, for all its flaws and errors, the greatest civilization ever to appear on earth, a Judeo-Hellenic-Christian civilization that gave us, among innumerable gifts, the Bible and the Greek library, the magna carta, the concept of individual liberty, scientific and medical advances never before seen, and a technological, commercial and industrial infrastructure that has made life easier for untold millions.
To gamble these goods away on the premise of the relativistic equality of all cultures, the toxic nature of “Whiteness,” and the need to “diversify” our institutions and practices is the very height of ignorant folly.