Steyn: The Emperor’s Moral Narcissism

Twelve years ago, it was said that the western armies in Iraq would be welcomed as liberators. (They were – for a while.) Today in Germany, another conquering army are being welcomed as liberators – liberators from the residual moral stain of what remains of ethnic nationalism and cultural identity. Watching European news broadcasts right now is like an insane demotic inversion of the Emperor’s new clothes. “To a fool these thousands of fit young Muslim men appear well dressed and well fed. But a wise man such as Your Majesty can easily see that they are desperate starving refugees in rags.”


  • Dana Garcia

    The principle being established by merkel et al is that the citizens of any failed state have the right to relocate en masse to the nearest first-world nation with a generous welfare system.

    • ThomasB

      The idea that nations actually have the duty to protect their own borders, to look after the interests of their own citizens before those of “refugees” and immigrants, seems to be considered “extreme” and perhaps even immoral, in the strange worldview of progressives.

      • Alain

        Because they know it will destabilise and destroy Western countries thus leading the way to a one world totalitarian government.

  • Alex

    ‘What is a German village without Germans? Where the butcher is Halal, and the church is a mosque, and no one wears lederhosen because showing your knees is verboten, and the school makes “unclean” menstruating girls sit at the back during Friday prayers….’

    Obviously, it is an Islamic village with Islamic culture that happens to be physically located in a place once known as Germany…. Using immigrants to prop up their flagging birthrate might have worked, had those immigrants been anything but muslims. But Islam does not assimilate into other cultures – it’s the other way around.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    And thus the Visigoths are on the verge of sacking Rome.