Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Steve Sailer calls for disconnect

Steve Sailer, using the term 'disconnect', sensibly suggests that we stop living with the people we obviously cannot live with:
First, do no more harm. North American and, especially, European countries should stop making their problem worse. It's time to cut off immigration from Muslim countries, with the possible exception of a few more rational places like Turkey and Malaysia.
It wouldn't be a perfect filter. Europeans of Middle Eastern descent would still be able to apply for residency in other Western nations. We'd lose a small source of generally productive people. But the Islamic enclaves that have spawned the French riots and British terror plots wouldn't be further augmented by people who overwhelmingly do not think of themselves as citizens of the various European countries they occupy but instead as pious Muslims living amongst infidels. Simultaneously, we should pour the $200 to $4o0 billion the CBO estimates will be spent in Iraq in the next decade into making alternative forms of energy economically viable so that the Occident can pull out of Islamic lands and remove the impetus for terrorism that such occupation helps create.

The failure of Muslims to function indistinguishably alongside Europeans in the Old Country has shown the fatal flaws inherent in the doctrine of multiculturalism. Whether the blame rests on the hosts or the guests doesn't really matter. If it is the inexorable intolerance of ethnocentric whites at fault, why subject more Muslims to such bile? If it is the tribalistic culture of close-knit, absolutist Muslims with an average IQ of about one standard deviation below that of their European counterparts, why subject Europeans to such hostility? In the words of Professor Philippe Rushton, "Likeness leads to liking. People have a need to identify and be with others like themselves. It is a powerful force in human affairs."

Yet advocacy groups call for more mixing even as they condemn the problems that very mixing creates. Stateside, the ACLU opposes racial profiling but insists on having open borders that make such profiling increasingly necessary.

However, one major American media outlet, the Wall Street Journal, does favor profiling (as does Steve):
Another issue that should be front and center again is ethnic profiling. We'd be shocked if such profiling wasn't a factor in the selection of surveillance targets that resulted in yesterday's arrests. Here in the U.S., the arrests should be a reminder of the dangers posed by a politically correct system of searching 80-year-old airplane passengers with the same vigor as screeners search young men of Muslim origin. There is no civil right to board an airplane without extra hassle, any more than drivers in high-risk demographics have a right to the same insurance rates as a soccer mom.
Why not apply statistical information to our advantage, as Britain's Department for Transport is currently considering? Why, with so much putative celebration of diversity, would we refuse to let such diversity affect our decisions on a whole host of issues? It's culturally insensitive, isn't it, to pretend that all people are essentially the same as you or I? TSAs need to protect me from aggression (and my recent trip to Chicago doesn't instill confidence as I'll explain soon) or I'll be forced to do it myself. I'm not getting on a plane with eight other twenty-something males of Middle Eastern descent, especially if they haven't been thoroughly inspected. My concern does not rest with quixotic notions of indiscrimination. It rests with security in travel and the efficient movement of travelers.

There are plenty of people who fatuously proclaim a love for diversity in general but who then hastily deny it exists when questions of specification about such diversity are brought up. Recoiling from any characterization that differentiates homosexual men in northern California from Shia men in southern Iraq, the explanation is that individuals are so diverse that no generalizations can be made about any of them or any group they may belong to. In short, people are so different that they are exactly the same, and only a miscreant would try to understand the points of similarity and contrast between them.

By sufficiently making all of the US look like America, and each place on the globe look like the world, the multiculturalists are trying to chip away at the diversity that makes the Bronx distinct from Boise and Dublin different from Sarajevo. With so much entropy at the local level and uniformity at the global level, largescale private organization becomes difficult to sustain, creating an ideal circumstance for the imposition of a global governing body does not have to concern itself with illiciting united opposition.



JSBolton said...

A suggestion along these lines: if sentences were very long for violent crime, in such affected countries, where moslems would be sometimes 80% of the convicts; why not then offer to free them if they then re-emigrate and bring 5,6 or more of their relatives with them?
Family solidarity is the occasion of their having immigrated and formed communities with divergent standards, so why not use it to pump them back out?
Leftists may want more trouble, the more the better, and power-seekers similarly; but not everyone is in those categories. There are those who want a society with continually less aggression, rather than more; and the progress of civilization itself grants superior power to nations, and such that these should come to rule.

crush41 said...

Novel idea. Although it would encompass a smaller number of people, the carrot would be even more appealing than the idea of bribing non-criminal Muslims to leave.

I can see the left, usually so knee-jerkedly opposed to punitions of any sort, arguing that such a strategy would be rewarding malicious behavior.