Winnie the Pooh on
Immigration and Race
By Israel Shamir
A couple of Ukrainians are examining some graffiti: Kick a kike and save Russia!
One Ukrainian says to the other "Great idea! But who wants to save Russia?"
This joke popped into my mind while reading the white nationalist calls: Stop immigration and save the White Race. The means are laudable, but the stated end is irrelevant, at best.
You do not have to belong to the White Race to understand the problems caused by movements of populations. You do not even have to believe in the existence of racial classifications to appreciate that mass migrations cause real problems. The racialist reasoning behind opposition to this phenomenon is superfluous and unproductive at best. Mass immigration is a modern phenomenon, while 140-year old racialism is so dated that it hurts.
Opposition to immigration does not require feelings of racial superiority or even racial identity. Readers of Milne probably remember that Winnie the Pooh, Piglet and Rabbit's reaction to the newest animal – Kanga – in their forest was anything but welcoming: they kidnapped the immigrant baby. The story of course ended with everyone becoming fast friends, but even Milne could not pull off a happy ending if Kangas were to flood the forest by their thousands.
Humans and other animals have defensive mechanisms used to protect their territory and their access to resources. These mechanisms are now deliberately misrepresented as 'racism', or as the unleashing of brutal natural tendencies, but the protection of one's territory is morally defensible.
In the Soviet Russia of my youth, a young man courting a girl from a different neighbourhood had a better than even chance of being beaten up by the local boys. There was no ethnic, racial, religious or even social difference between the two neighbourhoods; the boys from block A did not think they are inherently better than boys from block B; they were simply defending their access to "their own" girls.
It is reasonable that today's youngsters act protectively towards 'their own' females, or 'their own' jobs. They also have to make a living, and the idealistic groups who hand control over to transients die out quickly.
Mass immigration is neatly sandwiched between invasion and slave trade. If the immigrants prosper, it is invasion; if they are kept down, it is slavery. Either way a small slice of the local population will profit: they will be called "compradors" or "slave traders" as the situation develops. In general, wealthy people enjoy the fruits of immigration while poor ones bear the brunt of it. However, not all wealthy people take advantage of the situation to the same degree. Wealthy people, like the rest of us, have different attitudes toward the society that nurtured them: they might be divided into shepherds and predators. The shepherds fleece their sheep while predators will slaughter every last one if the price is right.
The shepherds might be represented by the great Swedish industrialist family of Wallenberg, unobtrusive owners of 30 major Swedish firms, including nine of the country's 15 largest. Altogether, the Wallenberg family owns or controls well over half the Swedish economy. The great and unique achievements of Swedish society were obtained with this powerful bloc working in harmony with the trade unions and the government. The list of predators would start with Carl Icahn, the feared Jewish corporate raider and financier who ruined more companies and people than Wallenberg ever owned. The presence of unfettered predators makes it impossible for shepherds to do what they do best. Furthermore, predators do not shrink from driving their victims toward the slaughterhouse.
Predators use mass migration like a powerful tool. The immigrants have to live somewhere, so real estate and rents rise – benefiting the wealthy. In Israel, landlords divide their old flats into small units and sublet them to immigrants. In such a way, they double and triple their income, while ordinary local people can't find a decent-sized flat for a reasonable price. The immigrants need credit, so moneylenders have a feast day on them, charging 20% per month. Immigration undermines workers' security, creates surplus of labour.
Mobile labour is less expensive: the workers are here when you need them; and when you do not need them, they just go away. This was one of the reasons why Israel locked up its Palestinian workers and imported Thais and Chinese in their stead. Mass migration is a powerful weapon in the class war. By importing potential workers, the predators-owners undermine the working classes. It is import of labour, and as every import it reduces value of local product, i.e. of native labour.
Predators speak of "creative destruction". The companies that fail under the new regime have no value to them. The companies that survive might be shifted to India with the click of a button. Immigration breaks unions. Even better for the owners, mass immigration opens the second front in the class war, that between the working classes and immigrants.
Immigration inevitably turns into a war for resources: for employment, for women, food and accommodation. The middle classes reap some benefits: they get cheaper housemaids, cheaper drivers, nannies, gardeners, cheaper sex. The middle-class Gay International (a term of Joseph Massad) is on the forefront of support for immigration: one can explain it by their compassion, but one can also explain it by their own interests of having a pool of cheap and available sexual partners. Immigrants do not compete with the middle classes; they do not live in the same areas; they are not likely to take their jobs. The workers are bearing the brunt of this war, and they have no time or strength left for the class war against the owning classes.
Immigration has an additional quality, as Robert Putnam http://www.utoronto
As ethnic diversity is increasing, immigration and ethnic diversity tend to reduce social solidarity and social capital. In ethnically diverse neighbourhoods, residents of all races tend to 'hunker down'. Trust (even of one's own race) is lower; altruism and community cooperation rarer, friends fewer.
In the United States, as well as in Europe, internal heterogeneity is generally associated with lower group cohesion, lower satisfaction and higher turnover. Across countries, greater ethnic heterogeneity seems to be associated with lower social trust and lower investment in public goods.
Putnam considers two mechanisms behind the impact of immigration. The Conflict Theory supposes that "diversity fosters out-group distrust and in-group solidarity. The more we are brought into physical proximity with people of another race or ethnic background, the more we stick to 'our own' and the less we trust the other." The Contact Theory says that "diversity fosters interethnic tolerance and social solidarity. As we have more contact with people who are unlike us, we overcome our initial hesitation and ignorance and come to trust them more."
In reality, the results of Putnam's massive research were more pessimistic than either theory. Under immigration, people fear their old neighbours as much as they fear the newcomers: "Diversity does not produce 'bad race relations' or ethnically-defined group hostility, our findings suggest. Rather, inhabitants of diverse communities tend to withdraw from collective life, to distrust their neighbours, regardless of the colour of their skin, to withdraw even from close friends, to expect the worst from their community and its leaders, to volunteer less, give less to charity and work on community projects less often, to register to vote less, to agitate for social reform more, but have less faith that they can actually make a difference, and to huddle unhappily in front of the television."
This is exactly what the predators want: a broken, atomised, insecure population in a state of perpetual cold civil war with itself. They do not gather and discuss. They do not organize and plan. They huddle unhappily in front of the television. And who are the Masters of Discourse who determine the content of the television programming? They are the servants of the predators, of course.
In order to defend their policy of destroying society by influx of strangers, they invented and propagated a new blood libel, that of 'racism'. People who resist the imposition of mass immigration are deemed 'racists' and precluded from participation in the scripted television discourse. 'Racism' is a relatively new mortal sin invented by the Masters of Discourse to obscure predatory intentions. Racism as described by the dictionary (a mysterious, irrational hate towards 'lower' races) does not exist. I, a dark-skinned and moustachioed Mediterranean man, have never seen any sign of it throughout the sixty years of my well-travelled life. Admittedly, I never tried to annoy the native inhabitants by playing loud foreign music, practicing strange customs in public, or purposely behaving in offensive ways.
People certainly do try and guess stranger's origin. If I were paid a dollar for each time I was asked where am I from, I'd make it to Fortune 500. Jews, the shy rulers of the waves of ether, consider this question "a racist attack"; though they do ask this question more often than anybody else outside India. Innocent human curiosity, not racism, is the reason: one wants to use the chance meeting to confirm one's vision of the world: why do Italians eat pasta? Is it true that Muslims want to kill infidels after bombing NYC on 9/11? What makes the Blacks the best in sports? How come that the Jews are so rich? Only Jews are offended by the question because they are too arrogant and insecure to recognise that every stranger, not necessarily a Jew, is being asked from time to time who is he and what makes him tick. Contrary to the popular Jewish belief, vast majority of humans ("goyim") do not think all that much, all that often about Jews and certainly do not invest the precious emotional capital of hate in Jews qua Jews.
The closest thing I ever observed to that unfounded dictionary word is that short-term pseudo-racism of wartime. It is neither mysterious nor irrational. A man being forced to kill or fiercely confront his fellow-human must protect his mental integrity by denying full humanity to his foe. During the French-Prussian and later French-German conflicts there was a lot of violent race talk of Huns and Frogs, but it disappeared without trace after the war. Race has been used occasionally to rationalise social gaps. Polish nobles imagined they were descendants of a Sarmatian warrior race, not Slavs. British nobles considered themselves Normans, not Saxons and Celts. These fantasies faded as the class differences proved transitory.
In Israel, relations of Jews and Palestinians are also marred by this pseudo-racism. Jews had invaded Palestine under the guise of "immigration" and locked the natives in ghetto. You can find a lot a lot of racist talk and deed between the twain, because they fight each other, not for some "irrational hate". Deep in heart, Israeli Jews and Palestinians have a lot of respect of each other. Jews admire and willingly pay more for Arab houses, eat in Arab restaurants, prefer Arab olive oil, while Arabs do admire Israeli fighting abilities and efficiency. Hopefully they will come to their senses by giving full equality to all, immigrant and native alike. Racialist talk of "monstrous Jews" and "subhuman Arabs" is derived from the war, and will be gone with the war.
Racism does not exist; a single foreigner of any race is welcome in every country under heaven. A few foreigners add some colour and will certainly be tolerated and well entertained by the natives. In the seclusion of 18th century Russia an Ethiopian black became a lord and sired a great Russian poet. Another important Russian poet (and mentor to a crown prince) was a son of a captive Turk. An English sailor became a prince in Shogun Japan, while a baptized Jew became Prime Minister of Great Britain. William Dalrymple in his riveting White Mughals describes how many English and French happily integrated into the Muslim society of Mughal India, and follows their racially-mixed offspring back to England where they met with much success. Small groups of immigrants did not cause massive displacement of natives, and accordingly, there was no need for a 'racist' defence.
In my well-travelled life I have enjoyed sojourns among the Japanese (who are supposed to be terrible racists), among the Palestinians (who have good reason to be wary of strangers), and many other peoples, from English to Thai, from Swedes to Malays. All of them were hospitable and welcoming...
Objection to immigration is not due to "belief in racial superiority" or to "racial hate", it is a perfectly normal defensive reaction of the working classes (and of those members of upper strata who feel compassion and empathy for them).
Now we can better understand the nature of the self-styled 'anti-racist' groups: Antifa, Searchlight, Expo and similar bodies. They are storm troopers for the Predator. They crush local solidarity groups. They act as a solvent, disintegrating traditional society. They are ardent Zionists; they fervently listen to Foxman's ADL; they are supported by Jewish financiers.
To Be Continued