Is Multiculturalism Destroying Western National Identities? – The Gatestone Institute - 20.11.22
Today, 90% of British demographic growth comes from immigration.by Giulio Meotti.
The same shift is taking place in Sweden. In 2015 alone, Sweden welcomed 163,000 immigrants, the equivalent of 1.65% of its total population. Combined with other years, it is a demographic revolution: As of 2015, approximately 17% of the population were foreign-born.
"Therefore, there has been a huge cultural change in the immigrant population, as its largest group has gone from being Finnish to being Muslim... with immigration unchanged, ethnic Swedes will be a minority in 2065." — Kyösti Tarvainen, professor at the Aalto University of Helsinki, Folkbladet, April 13, 2021.
That is why Swedish people recently voted in a conservative government. It is their last chance to stop an unprecedented national self-destruction.
"Brussels is no longer Belgium.... There are more Brussels residents of Moroccan origin than Flemings or Walloons". — Philippe Van Parijs, Belgian academic and economist, De Standaard, September 5, 2022.
A country facing demographic suicide (1,707 kindergartens in Italy closed down in the last ten years) cannot afford to be overwhelmed by mass immigration without losing its national identity.
The West is at stake. The choice Europeans urgently need to make is whether they would like to transform their countries into a wholly different culture -- as the people who inhabited Turkey did after center of Christendom fell to the Ottoman Empire, or as Egypt did from being the land of the Christian Copts to that of a state where the Copts now face non-stop persecution.
Unfortunately, Europe, whether it likes it or not, has virtually no time left to decide whether or not it wishes to continue embracing open borders, multiculturalism and globalism, and, through passivity, find that its hard-won Judeo-Christian values, freedoms and identity will be quickly made extinct.
A country facing demographic suicide (1,707 kindergartens in Italy closed down in the last ten years) cannot afford to be overwhelmed by mass immigration without losing its national identity. That is why the new Italian government just returned to blocking ships carrying illegal migrants.
Twenty years ago, the United Nations published a document titled "Replacement Migration: Is it A Solution to Declining and Ageing Populations?". It was not a right-wing conspiracy theory, but a sophisticated working plan for Western democracies dealing with demographic aging. It has since gone mainstream. Just read what Richard Thaler, a Nobel laureate in economics, said this week: "We need more immigrants to pay pensions".
A recent article by Elsa Fornero, former Italian Minister of Labor, also explains the mentality of those who govern Europe and how they prepare the demise of its civilization:
"If the Italian population 'disappeared', we need not worry, because there will likely be someone ready to take its place; just look at the other side of the Mediterranean, where countries with highly dynamic populations and an age structure very different from ours, with many infants, children and young people and relatively few elderly people, appear.
By accepting demographic decline as a social paradigm, by adapting to a society not only with fewer schools, uninhabited villages, abandoned houses and less mobility but also fewer cinemas, theaters, tourism and sports facilities, we are implicitly telling them that our land it is already theirs".
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Giulio Meotti, Cultural Editor for Il Foglio, is an Italian journalist and author.
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Pictured: Illegal migrants that were brought aboard the Ocean Viking rescue ship between Africa and Italy, whom the Italian government refused permission to disembark, on November 10, 2022. (Photo by Vincenzo Circosta/AFP via Getty Images)