The Perennial Solution

Chilton
Williamson Jr.

is the author of The
Immigration Mystique: America`s False Conscience

and an editor and columnist for Chronicles
Magazine, where he writes the The Hundredth Meridian
column about life in the Rocky Mountain West.

By  Chilton Williamson Jr.

The
morning paper brings a column,
written by David Bacon and carried by Pacific News
Service, about the recent
race riots
in the British Midlands.

In the
course of his piece, Bacon quotes one Jude Woodward,
an organizer for the National
Assembly Against Racism
in London, as claiming
that anti-immigration “hysteria” has been
“cynically” orchestrated by English politicians,
following the Glorious Victory for Labour in the
recent elections – which, Woodward charges, has served
to fan the fires of racism in England. 
Another organizer for the NAAR, Sabi Dalu,
laments what she describes as the worst backlash
against asylum seekers and immigrants “since the
1960s and 70s, when you had waves
of immigrants
come in from the former colonies
like India and Uganda.”

“In
establishment circles,” Mr. Woodward explains,

This argument turns reality upside down. 
The most positive thing for race relations is to have more people of
colour come here, because the more integrated society
becomes, the less space there is for racism.
 
This argument is not primarily about
economics—it`s about race.” [Emphasis added]

So there
you have it. For immigration enthusiasts, immigration
policy—all national
policy, really—is not about promoting the interests
of particular nations and cultures by maintaining
their coherency, harmony, stability, and felicity.
It`s about – CURING RACISM! 

Whoopee.

July 26, 2001