Over at Albion Awakening is a fuller version of an interview excerpted below (H/T Gornahoor) from the perspective of a traditionalist Roman Catholic priest:
To approach this difficult question, let’s try to understand better the
reasons for emigration and immigration. The principal cause of
emigration, as we have said, is poverty, misery...
But then, there are two less obvious reasons. Politics is
the art of what can be done based on what is. The first reality to take
into account is the “biological” reality. A country whose population is
stagnating, diminishing, or aging, creates a vacuum for younger, more
active, poorer peoples.
The second reason is a
corollary of the first. A country that no longer has children is a
country that has lost confidence in itself, its culture, its history and
A strong country, proud of its values, young mentally and
demographically, whose citizens are ready to make themselves respected,
will know how to regulate immigration. A country aging mentally and
demographically, because of its refusal to give life and to believe in
itself, is an easy prey for the uncontrolled migratory masses.
It is plagued with “cosmopolitanism” meaning, not so much a
generous welcome of others, but rather the stagnation which preludes
death. The immigrants sense that, in this depressed country, they can
keep their own customs while benefiting from the local wealth, for the
natives no longer have a zest for life and camouflage this death wish
beneath a false notion of welcome and sharing.
The question of immigration is certainly a political question. But it is
pre-eminently a philosophical question touching on the purpose of life.
Do our people still have a zest for life? Are they ready to make
efforts in proportion to the end?
As I see it, it is only a renewed
Christianity which can restore to our nation a taste for eternal life,
and then, for life on earth.
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