Trump, Borders, and John Kerry’s Borderless World, by Steve Sailer.
There’s been a lot of talk about Trump as the so-called “alt-right” candidate, but he’s actually been running an “alt-center” campaign, staking out positions that are controversial because they dissent in a commonsensical fashion from the increasingly bizarre mainstream globalist ideology.
One of the striking side effects of the Trump phenomenon is how he encourages more respectable sorts to attempt to articulate their establishment principles, which, when spelled out, turn out to be terrifying in their implications.
The world is organized into countries, and interstate wars have been decreasing because borders are established and enduring,
And yet, fashionable opinion in America is increasingly hostile toward the very existence of borders, which provide the essential building blocks of peace and prosperity.
How would the world work without borders? Nobody knows, other than that billionaires would probably do better than ordinary Americans. …
Do Americans really want a “borderless world”? Has anybody asked the voters?
China is the world’s largest example of how borders make people happier. You may wonder how the Communist Party can continue to rule in China, despite all the catastrophes of the Maoist years. It’s because the Chinese feel that, horrible as the Cultural Revolution and the Great Leap Forward were, at least Mao threw out the foreign devils.
Nationalism actually works pretty well. Do we want to toss away today’s hard-earned world order out of Kerry-level boredom, faddishness, and shallowness of thought?
Sailer famously applied borders to the problem of fundamentalist Islam. Muslims and Westerners are not compatible, so should not share a country:
Westerners and Muslims don’t agree on the basics of social order and don’t want to live under the same rules. That shouldn’t be a problem because that’s what separate countries are for. We should stop occupying their countries and stop letting them move to ours. …
Granted, I’m some kind of weirdo nut who thinks the basic arrangement of the world into 200 separate countries is, on the whole, a pretty good idea.
But everybody who is anybody knows instead that All We Have to Do is invite every Iron Age culture in the world into our countries and then come to a mutual agreement with them upon protocols of behavior governing every aspect of our mutual lives.