A Reader Says That Is Immigration Wouldn`t Be A Problem If The State Would Wither Away—We Say What If It Doesn`t?
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Michael Humphrey [Email
Re Peter Brimelow`s
About Joe Sobran
With respect to
"invincible ignorance" on the immigration issue it
seems to me that Peter Brimelow and VDARE.COM are
yourselves guilty of this thing.
To wit, you and everyone at
VDARE.COM that I can remember
having read regard borders as state borders, and
trans-border migrations as a state problem and you
ignore the fact that private property has borders.
However, every area where there is a problem of massive
and unwanted immigration into an area is an area where a
state is dominant and where the state massively violates
property rights and disables the defense of property
In the United States, for example,
People are forced into paying for
which is provided to unwanted immigrants,
Hospitals are forced to provide
medical services to immigrants
who do not pay,
Property owners are
restricted as to the defense they may make of their
crossed and despoiled
by unwanted immigrants,
People are forced into paying for and putting up with
the importation into communities of masses of immigrants
not desired as workers or tenants by any business or
Landlords are required to
follow the state`s criteria
and not their own as to whom they may rent out or lease
It is certain that the face of the immigration problem
would change radically and would substantially diminish
if property rights were respected, for
Property owners including business owners would be able
to include or exclude whom they chose without being
subject to state compulsion,
Property owners as members of contractual communities
would be restricted from inviting or hiring specified
persons not wanted,
Property owners as members of sympathetic communities
would not want to introduce into the community persons
not desired by the community
It should be clear as a bell that there is no
"immigration problem" in and of itself—there is a problem of the
state and of the denial of property rights.
The modern state creates the
"tragedy of the commons"
that is characteristic of mass immigration, for in the
modern state everyone`s property is up for grabs—is
common—and those who become rulers find it useful to
import masses of immigrants to help them plunder the
I do not think I have ever seen this issue mentioned at
Yes, we are aware of this
written ten years ago, but still valid.
regularly attends the meetings of the
there on the subject. The VDARE.com article
Democracy vs. Freedom (And The Nation-State)?
contains a pretty good discussion of these ideas.
However, in point form:
The American state is not
going away any time soon, it has all those government
employees and armies and things. That`s what we have to
work with—or sometimes work against.