Uh oh China, The Spectator thinks you are BEYOND THE PALE! I’m sure The Economist, The Atlantic, and any number of other Western publications would agree. You too Japan. Most other states on the planet would also be considered “beyond the pale” if they were successful enough to attract large numbers of populations from other continents, but they are not. So there you have it you East Asians that are BEYOND THE PALE. The Western elite class do not think highly of your world-view. What will you do to recover from this indictment?
The next time a Boomer tells you that the Chinese or some other Asian society are “beyond the pale” because of their “racism” ask them two questions. The first is “what is racism?”. The question is not actually a rhetorical ploy, but derives from a genuine need for clarification since the left has expanded the term into meaninglessness.
Secondly, ask them “who’s pale”, a question more rhetorical in nature than the first. Boomers still seem to live in a world in which it matters what a tiny and increasingly irrelevant “classical liberal” Westerner thinks about another society. A world in which Westerners removing someone from their club for ideological reasons, will necessarily launch them into a desperate struggling to correct whatever behaviour it was the Westerners disapproved of, so that they will at some point no longer be “beyond the pale” and will be permitted, by Westerners, to continue developing toward “modernity”. A modernity of course typified by the glorious state of Western European and American societies in relation to all others on Earth.
While Boomers inhabited this world of godlike power, and it clearly had a powerful impact on their psyche, Millennials did not, largely because Boomers did everything they could to ensure that Unipolar European, and even more broadly defined “Western”, ascendance could not continue. Boomers inherited the most powerful civilization that has ever existed, and turned it into one civilization among many, hampered by the never ending benefits of “diversity”.
Ethnic European Boomers are, in fact, the first ethnic group since the Romans to make the “enlightened” decision to universalize themselves out of power and, very plausibly, out of existence. Consequently, their world, in which being “beyond the pale” is a terrifying indictment, will drift further and further away from anything future Westerners could even imagine, as Western societies continue to be riven by the “benefits” of third world immigration, and the richness and diversity deriving from a never ending supply of Africans and Middle Easterners to permanently alter their societies.
The “civic nationhood” which Boomers believe is their most desirable cultural inheritance, but which was actually only accepted in the Western psyche at large after world war 2, will continue to erode any meaning of those increasingly irrelevant geographic placeholder terms such as “France” or “Germany”. Meanwhile an explicitly East Asian and “Chinese” China will ascend to global leadership and set the global ideological agenda. While not anywhere near as powerful, as their ethnic cousins in China, Japan will continue to “modernize” well beyond anything in Europe and plausibly, even the United States, while a tiny number of ethnic Europeans now without even political control over their own countries, will likely continue to excoriate these East Asian powerhouses as being “beyond the pale”, while they beg them for financial aid.
That in this time of an Eastern ascendance whose misty shapes are becoming clearer by the day, a few white Boomers genuinely believe that being “beyond the pale” means anything is laughable. What could such a “pale” even mean to an Eastern peer, that only rose to become so because it repurposed Western technology while avoiding the ideological millstones that will increasingly inhibit the Western world from ever becoming dominant, or even recognizable, again? When European capitals face a never ending slew of terrorist attacks, and the increasingly tiny indigenous minorities find themselves unable to democratically control their own homelands in a game of ethnic bloc voting and identity politics, that their liberal elite encouraged while permanently outnumbering their own children with non-Europeans, what should the Chinese make of these same Western elites calling them “beyond the pale”?
Should the future Chinese really be worried about being slighted by a people not only without control of their own societies, but without even any histories to call their own? When the BBC led campaign to re-write and forcibly re-distribute European history to equally “represent” the numbers of Africans and Middle Easterners in Europe that increases by the year, the Chinese will laugh. When the Chinese can see that historical diversity quotas have been retrospectively imposed to ensure everyone can feel equally “represented”, has led to a situation in which even European history itself no longer belongs to the indigenous Europeans who lived there before the unprecedented population replacement that began in the 1960’s, does anyone think the Chinese will say “aha they got it right, we should change to be more like them?” What sane people would?
Even the most desperate societies on the planet take refuge in the history and identity forged, and then handed down by their ancestors, which they can rest assured will pass on to their children. With nothing else to call their own, this heritage gives their brief personal stories on this Earth some meaning as part of a greater narrative that connects them to the dead and the yet to be born. Future Europeans will not even have that, when the history of the “English People” or the “Polish people” mainly consists of black African faces because, hell, historians like Mary Beard tell us we can’t prove that this wasn’t the case. But god help any actual Englishman or Pole who wishes to claim the history of the Igbo, or the Zulu as his own. Can the destruction of a people manifest in any more complete and permanent a fashion than by the loss of its exclusive history? Could anything else make “a people” more meaningless?
Meanwhile, the massive population of China, and probably the populations of every other Eastern nation, will continue to enjoy their own histories, of their own ancestors, without such histories being retroactively redistributed to an ever increasing number of immigrants. Their common and stable history will give Eastern population a sense of common identity, purpose, and an undying image of a personal and collective future connected to the past that gives their lives meaning beyond a mere 80-year stretch. The common histories shared by the members of Asian nations will allow them to collectively imagine future of high-trust societies that are not riven by competing ethnic camps, whose collective ambitions are permitted at the expense of the indigenous population whose own sense of an exclusive collective future is not only frowned upon, but illegal.
The populations of those nations “beyond the pale” will not be hampered and eventually politically marginalized in their own nations by “identity politics”, since everyone will share the same national identities. The Japanese will never have to obsess over race, and racial quotas, barring their best and brightest from achieving the heights of their potential. This is because “solutions” are not needed to problems that don’t exist. Asian societies that do not open the flood gates to unlimited numbers of different races and ethnicities will not need to employ the “solutions” to correct ethnic and racial “inequality” that will inevitably develop and never end.
Any sane people in the 21st century should take being “beyond the pale” of well-to-do white Western elites as a badge of honour. It is like a sclerotic, 40-year-old syphilitic drunkard on dialysis, with no toes and with a half a liver, telling you that you are not making the choices that he did. Regardless of whether this man was once the CEO of a major corporation, or a bum, the most that any sane human could say to one faced with this indictment is “well done”.