Looking at the Scottish independence vote, Pat Buchanan hones in on the worldwide move toward populist parties and secession. Pat writes that “what assures the growth of these parties is what engendered them—mass immigration from the Third World from across the Mediterranean? Nothing. Out of a Middle East descending into chaos will come millions of Arab and Muslim refugees. And the attendant rise in crime, Islamism and social disorder.” Pat asks, “… what is there to halt the waves of immigration in boats and rafts? … the African continent, which had 1.2 billion people in 2013, will have 2.3 billion in 2050, and 4.2 billion by century’s end.”
Debbie and I will be heading to France in a couple of weeks on a number of missions. High on our list is a first-hand update on the emergence of Front National and Marine Le Pen. Le Pen is strongly nationalist and would not only seal France’s borders against the type of immigration hordes Pat refers to here, but also send packing a big percentage of current immigrants that do not contribute nor blend in with traditional French society. We have been watching this transition for a number of years. Were an election to be held in France today, Marine Le Pen would have a good shot at winning. It is long past time America adopts a hard-line immigration policy to head off just the sort of issues Pat Buchanan rightly outlines above.