Quote note (#202)
This kind of thinking is still considered controversial among true believers:
People often cite the war guilt of Germans as driving their hostility to xenophobia, but it is far deeper than that. Europe’s establishment is overwhelmingly universalist, in that it believes that not only are all humans equal in dignity and rights but that we as people have no moral right to discriminate between in-groups and out-groups. This is a secular heresy of Christianity, and it is why diversity has become a sort of religion in countries populated by Europeans, especially for those who have lost their actual faith; outside of European-populated lands such an idea remains mostly alien, and totally impractical, especially in the countries from which Germany now attracts many of its migrants.
In particular such a post-Christian idea is incompatible with Islam, a religion in which the division of humanity into believer v non-believer is strong (and with most Islamic societies being clannish), and will not be disintegrated by Europe’s lukewarm melting pot. So far Islamic immigration to Europe has failed to produce the post-racial paradise that was hoped for, and to many this hope is starting to resemble previous utopian political schemes attempted on the continent. I seem to remember the last one collapsed with protests in Saxony, too.
If it were just Good Germans v Bad Germans then these protests would soon disappear because most people are decent and fair-minded. But the Left is in denial of the fact that many of the people drawn into their morality play now insist on speaking parts; that they did not come here to celebrate diversity, and find liberal, universalist ideals hollow and repulsive. A liberal immigration policy that entails importing lots of illiberal people will necessarily mean the end of liberalism, a political philosophy that is almost exclusively European.
Like it or loathe it, it’s terminating itself.