Immigration – The State vs. the People

Members of the elite, the people who make public policy, are generally above average intelligence. They are generally well informed. Why would they promote a policy that is clearly not in the best interests of their nation? Their stated reason for encouraging immigration from the third world is to replace workers that are absent due to demographic decline. Immigrants are expected to finance the retirement of aging Americans and Europeans. This is a questionable proposition. What other motive could they possibly have? Perhaps it was supplied by Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, the future Pope Benedict XVI: “There is a self-hatred in the West that can be considered only as something pathological. The West attempts in a praiseworthy manner to open itself completely to the comprehension of external values, but it no longer loves itself; it now only sees what is despicable and destructive in its own history, while it is no longer able to perceive what is great and pure there.”