Paris Is Still Burning


Colby Cosh has a lengthy, thoughtful post on the Paris riots, and writes:

Theodore Dalrymple wrote the received text on Muslim alienation in suburban France more than three years ago: of him it can truly be said that he saw the Seine foaming with much blood.

This is a formulation that will be familiar to VDARE.com readers, (for anyone who came in late, it`s from the peroration of a famous speech) and that reminds me that one of the suggestions that Enoch Powell made in that speech, was that “re-emigration” should be encouraged. This is the same suggestion that Steve Sailer made yesterday.

Here`s Powell`s genuinely modest proposal:

Nobody can make an estimate of the numbers which, with generous grants and assistance, would choose either to return to their countries of origin or to go to other countries anxious to receive the manpower and the skills they represent. Nobody knows, because no such policy has yet been attempted. I can only say that, even at present, immigrants in my own constituency from time to time come to me, asking if I can find them assistance to return home. If such a policy were adopted and pursued with the determination which the gravity of the alternative justifies, the resultant outflow could appreciably alter the prospects for the future.