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Can front doors be racist? 


THERE’S nothing surprising about BBC commentator Gary Lineker’s recent remarks comparing any attempts to crack down on illegal immigration to Nazism. He is just one of many in the cultural and political establishment who express horror at the mere suggestion that the UK should exercise control over who and how many should enter our country. 

Any attempt to end illegal immigration or even to bring legal immigration down to more sustainable levels is mistakenly viewed by those with socially liberal biases as being synonymous with racial hatred and wanting to end all immigration. This is why these people openly support total open borders or an immigration system with such lax regulation like the one we currently have, a de facto open border. They are incapable of grasping that there is a range of views on immigration and that the issue doesn’t involve an extreme binary choice between ‘anyone who wants to come here should be permitted entry’ and ‘seal off the borders and kick every Johnny Foreigner and ethnic minority citizen out of the country’. The vast majority of people don’t hold either extreme viewpoint. 

However, it needs to be explained to high-profile ‘progressives’ like Gary Lineker, Alastair Campbell and Emma Thompson that maintaining your country’s borders and deciding who and how many may enter can only be ‘far right’ or reminiscent of Nazism if we redefine those terms to include anyone who believes that a home should have four walls and a front door so that you can decide who to permit into your residence. For what is a border really but a front door to the home of its citizens? 

I’d guess that as well as having a solid front door, celebrities and media personalities like Lineker and Campbell will also have the most up-to-date alarm systems so that people they don’t know can’t just walk into their homes undetected. Why is it ‘far right’ to apply the same standards with regards to who and how many you allow into your home to who and how many you allow to enter your country? Everyone, even the most ardent open border fanatic, would think you were insane if you informed them that you were taking the front door off your house and that anybody could come and live with you regardless of numbers because you want to be inclusive and don’t want people thinking you’re a Nazi. Endorsing and promoting collectivist principles that you would never adopt personally is a common feature of the ‘progressive’ mindset.   

There’s also nothing ‘far right’ about taking into account resource constraints that come with current levels of unrestrained immigration both legal and illegal. It’s just practical, in the same way that if you prepared a dinner party for ten you would be aghast if twenty people turned up expecting to be fed. No one would think you were the reincarnation of Hitler if you turned the uninvited guests away. Also, noticing that all Islamic terror attacks on Western civilians were carried out by Muslim immigrants or individuals from a Muslim immigrant background doesn’t mean you blame or hate all individual Muslims for those incidents or view all Muslims as Islamists, but merely that you notice that mass immigration from the Islamic world brings the extreme social pathologies from those countries to your country. Most British people, including ethnic minority Britons, would rather live without radical Islam in their midst. We don’t want it here nor any of its sympathisers and apologists. It was imported against our wishes. Not wanting jihadists in your country who plot to blow you up on the bus to work or hack you to death because you showed someone a cartoon isn’t ‘far right’. It’s self-preservation.

Britain prior to the Blair era, while welcoming a degree of immigration and offering refuge to genuine asylum seekers, was still selective with regards to who was allowed enter and how many could be accommodated. It wasn’t the free-for-all stampede that was fostered under New Labour and maintained by the Conservative in name only party. Similarly radical open door immigration policies have been adopted throughout Europe with disastrous consequences. 

Nowadays, the far left and globalist liberals who dominate politics and the media have got away with redefining the term ‘far right’ to include anyone who critiques de facto open borders. We are constantly lectured by the left/liberal-dominated media about the threat from the ‘far right’ in the UK when no genuinely far-right political party has any representation in parliament. The real threat comes from a political and cultural establishment who continue to support and facilitate excessively high rates of immigration in open defiance of the wishes of a majority of British citizens

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Andrew Devine
Andrew Devine
Andrew Devine is an Orwell Prize winning writer & blogger

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