Even a stopped clock is right twice a day.
Fair is fair; if someone I normally critique writes something of great utility, we must give credit. Thus, Roissy (emphasis added):
FYI the slippery snake-like argument that migrants are needed to offset declining native populations is tribe-serving bullshit in so many ways.
Humans aren’t fungible. A Syrian:Swede swap isn’t 1:1. As a matter of human capital, I doubt any number of Syrians could seamlessly substitute for one Swede, as the negative externalities of having to import hundreds of Syrians just to luck out on finding that one smart and conscientious Syrian with the equivalent talents of the average Swede would nullify the individual fair trade cases.
The economic market is not the most important market; that would be the sexual market. Followed by the social market. A population decline isn’t “solved” by importing sullen foreign ringers any more than a beef shortage is solved by placing parsley on an eggplant and calling it a steak. Sure, a nation could boost GDP by some trivial amount by importing billions of new consumers, but the quality of life for natives would take a nosedive. It’s time we stopped listening to economists. They shovel lies.
I bet it warms the hearts of “xenophobic” aging Hungarians to reflect on a near future approved of by scheming economists when they can gracelessly expire in their death beds to the sight of a wage mule brown migrant care worker ignoring the flatline on the EKG to text bomb codes to a sleeper cell over a government-issued iPhag and chortling at grainy video of one of his homies pissing on a native Hungarian’s gravestone.
Populations have a natural rising and falling rhythm. Like beaches, it’s best if their movement is left unhindered by mitigating interventions. A falling population will never naturally recover if the freed-up land is suddenly occupied by imported foreigners. The elites will have to suffer without their cheap labor and authentic grease truck dining if the people decide they want their nation to belong to themselves and not become a pit stop for Davosians to shelter their income and the third world to plunder.