NGOs have come a long and very dismal way since the dreams of Rene Cassin. They are as naturally filled with creatures of a certain worldview and bent as is the BBC World Service, or The Guardian. What is that worldview? That worldview consists of those who wish to criticize, in the main, what they see as the white, Western world, for not properly making what used to be called the “Third World.” (Thank god the phrase is falling out of fashion.)
That is their chief concern. They are also concerned about rescuing that “Third World” from its own misrulers, who are often prompted by ideologies (such as Islam) that the members of those NGOs will never recognize as being the source of the misgovernment, the corruption and cruelty and waste that are such noticeable features of those states.
Nationalism is not acceptable for the creatures animated by this worldview if it is an impulse animating the residents of the advanced West. They are not allowed to take a special interest in, or have a special affection and tenderness for, their own countries and histories. They are not allowed to worry about cultural continuity, and cultural continuity as being connected, possibly, to other kinds of continuity, including that of ethnic makeup. These are impermissible for that “white, Western world” — even if perfectly permissible for everyone else. (Compare, for example, the policies toward immigration and immigrants in Japan, Korea, China, or the same policies toward non-Arabs, directed especially at black Africans, in Egypt, Libya, Chad, and Morocco).
The rest of the world is entitled to preserve itself. We, on the other hand, in North America and Western Europe and the outposts of the former British Empire, such as Australia and New Zealand, are required to give up whatever “local” patriotism, interest and pride in our national histories and cultures, and open ourselves permanently to the world.
Other countries can remain countries.
The United States, Canada, Australia, England, France, Italy, and the other countries of Western Europe, on the other hand, are not allowed to remain countries in that full sense. Their people are not allowed to maintain their own legal and political institutions and social arrangements, or render them less vulnerable to undermining from within by taking control of their own immigration policy. They are not allowed to fully defend themselves, and if they try…well, the NGOs will come down hard.
For those who now staff the NGOs have big plans for the West, big plans for Australia, Great Britain, Canada, and especially for the United States.
Yes, for the United States and other advanced “white, Western” countries (Japan doesn’t count, nor South Korea, in this calculation), the future is clear.
They are to be transformed. They are to be stripped of that which has given them their national identities, treated merely as geographically identifiable places that should be permanently available to all those who wish to come. And those who wish to come will, in the main, be those from comparatively poor and often ill-governed neighbors. In the case of the United States, those neighbors include Mexico, Central America, and some but not all of the countries of South America.
Or they will come from lands further away, where the local despots, or locally-prevailing ideologies, explain the malgovernance. But those who come from Muslim lands, places that are so unpleasant and malfunctioning because of Islam, unfortunately do not see things aright and “flee from Islam.” Far from abandoning Islam (refugees from the Nazis or Communists hated Nazism, hated Communism), they bring it with them in their undeclared mental baggage, and unpack it right away.
According to the New Men who have infiltrated and taken over so many of the formerly respectable NGOs, la Lutte Continue, and the hostility they always felt toward their own Western world can now be plausibly, even respectably, channeled into their work at these NGOs, with their highly selective and tendentious indignation.
Their goal for the United States is clear.
The United States is not to remain a country. The United States is, rather, to be transformed, in the determined if unstated view of so many of the ideologues at NGOs. It is to be turned, by slow degrees, into one great big…NGO.