I wrote about reverse mortgage a bit ago and it hit me it’s a perfect analogy for what is going on demographically in Europe, borrowing for the present and letting someone else pay the bill later. A great example of this is happening now in Germany.
The German government expects to receive 1.5 million asylum seekers in 2015, and possibly even more in 2016. After factoring in family reunifications — based on the assumption that individuals whose asylum applications are approved will subsequently bring an average of four additional family members to Germany — that number will swell exponentially. This is in addition to the 5.8 million Muslims already living in Germany.
What does that mean? Well Mark Steyn has done the math based on the german birthrate (1.3) and the European Muslim birthrate (3.5) and computes that even if no other Muslim comes to Germany they will outnumber ethnic Germans 2-1 in German in just two generations.
Now if they were assimilating it would be no big deal but as Doug Ross reminds us :
Virtually none, and I do mean none, of these people have any intention of assimilating into the cultures where they “migrated” to. They have every intention of planting their culture in those places and demographically guaranteeing its survival.
Now you would think that a large migration of people whose culture embraces throwing gays off of roof, punishing their women for the crime of being raped and comes from nations with legal systems where a non-muslim’s testimony is worth as much as a believer might provoke a unified national response. You’d be wrong:
According to the president of the Bavarian Association of Municipalities (Bayerische Gemeindetag), Uwe Brandl, Germany is now on track to have “20 million Muslims by 2020.” The surge in Germany’s Muslim population represents a demographic shift of epic proportions, one that will change the face of Germany forever, “but we are just standing by, watching it happen.”
Well of COURSE you’re doing nothing, you’ve chosen a secular progressive society and the primary rule of secular progressivism is the now trumps the future. It’s the reverse mortgage principle applied to demographic change.
Consider: Enforcing the secular progressive culture on the muslim “immigrants” involves risk both physical and legal. If the new “immigrants” are not willing to obey the laws and respect the customs of the nation is the policeman willing to risk life and limb to enforce those laws, is the teacher willing to risk assault? Is the alderman willing to risk the slashed tire or the schoolyard kid willing to risk the beating? Or even if it’s not a physical issue, what about the lawsuits? Is an employer willing to risk a discrimination suit that could ruin him? A co-worker willing to face the wrath of the EU rules?
Why would the current Secular progressivism German generation take any of these risks to their current comfort or safety when all the problems it will lead to come in a future they might not even be alive for or will be in retirement perhaps in another country? Let the future generations handle it, it’s not my problem
It’s an old Napoleonic tactic Europe has seen before:
You know his tactics; Your Excellency; A demand for concessions and when the concessions are granted then new demands each one more weakening than the one before, until the object of his attention is either too weak to oppose him further or is at least so weakened as to make armed resistance fatal.
C. S. Forester Commodore Hornblower p 167 1945
In a reverse Mortgage the borrower builds up not equity but debt and when it comes due at death his heirs have choice, keep the home at an incredible cost, or abandon it to the debtors
Germany’s elites have taken out a reverse mortgage on their country’s future. They’re willing to trade peace and quiet now and will be happy to let future generations either pay off the debt or leave the house to the new owners.
The surprise isn’t that Germany is doing this, the surprise is that given its post Christian culture that anyone expected otherwise.