Thursday 4 April 2013

"It wasn't because we liked immigrants, but because we didn't like Britain."


When I was a Revolutionary Marxist, we were all in favour of as much immigration as possible.

It wasn't because we liked immigrants, but because we didn't like Britain. We saw immigrants - from anywhere - as allies against the staid, settled, conservative society that our country still was at the end of the Sixties.

Also, we liked to feel oh, so superior to the bewildered people - usually in the poorest parts of Britain - who found their neighbourhoods suddenly transformed into supposedly 'vibrant communities'.

Peter Hitchens, who used to have roughly the same Marxist politics as his brother Christopher, saw the light and is now one of the very few social conservative voices in England. In this article, he explains something I never understood, the attraction for the Left of mass immigration.

1 comment:

  1. P.Hitchens piece was really a drag to read. All and all, I'm glad I did. Consider all the peter hitchens are where they are. They are where he is and so many places like where he is. He says he is deeply and hopelessly sorry. I believe him. He didn't single handedly ruin the world but he did help. Beyond this I don't know what to say except it's not for me to say. I borrowed these from GalliaWatch: 30 March Resurrection..(combox). Let it collapse... Yes let it collapse because it must. Panta rei..all things pass. But we still salvage bits and pieces and are grateful for them..."There's not a joy the world can give that it takes away"...Byron