It occurs to me that Bangladesh doesn’t have a migrant crisis. Why is that?
There are many reasons that I have encountered for why the West has been subject to mass immigration for the last 40 years. Some, quite correctly, cite the suicidal welfare polices which encourage miscegenation. Some point to demographic trends, for which the evidence is not so clear. They’re not paying to be smuggled to Siberia. Some people think it’s wheat. Some people, again I think correctly, point to the masochistic mentality of our Cultural Marxist elites who see Western culture as the root of all evil and want to see it destroyed so tolerance will break out in the world. Those same Cultural Marxist fanatics would probably say (who can know what goes on in their minds?) that it’s because we’re rich, and we’re rich because we stole all their stuff. Well at least they have electricity now. Fair deal, methinks.
These are all proximate causes, though. They’re immediate causes for why this is happening. What is the ultimate cause, the deeper reason? Why is that Third Worlders aren’t paying to be smuggled into India or Saudi Arabia? Why is the West so different, and why are we universal rather than ethnocentric in our morality?
The root cause for why the West is the destination of choice for opportunistic migrants is Christianity. Why does the West have the rule of law, charity toward the outsider, natural rights and all the other desirable traits which have been claimed by liberalism?
It’s Christianity. If the West is better, if the people are morally superior (despite our current degeneracy), then it is due to the legacy of fifteen centuries of Christianity. It wasn’t the cold weather that made us like this. It was centuries of having the life of Christ as the standard for human conduct.
Unfortunately our Christian charity is being used against us by rulers who despise us for it. They are the ones opening the city gates. The barbarians are outside, however, because they know it’s much inside than out. Thank God for that.