There is an argument among some libertarian and conservative globalists that the way to solve the obvious issues facing the European derived world with respect to being permanently reshaped by non-Europeans who don’t share their values, is to spur economic development around the world. However, not only is this not true, but it goes well beyond the responsibilities in solving these problems, which do not extend much further than protecting their indigenous populations from forces that produce demographically unstable conditions. Allowing in millions of radically different people who will clearly produce social unrest, while saying “its fine we’ll make sure they and the countries they came from are wealthier in the future” is simply not good enough. Asian nations understand this implicitly.
Fostering economic growth around the world may help (most directly in keeping would-be migrants at home), but then again there are plenty of examples of peoples becoming economically developed and technologically "modern", yet retaining their decidedly non-Western cultural norms (Saudi, Japan, many parts of China). Thus, technological and economic modernity appears to be entirely consistent with a large spectrum of cultural norms that Western Europeans and their cultural descendants would consider "barbaric", meaning there is no reason to believe that with richer populations come new Westerners or liberal democracy.
Increasing wealth then does little in the way of solving the frustrating obvious issues so plainly presented by the likes of Douglas Murray. The issue in Europe, for instance, is partly caused by the newcomers being poor, but also partly because they are simply of a different ethnic group and culture. The stresses and chaos produced by ancient peoples being forced to survive alongside an unprecedented amount of new comers with more radically different histories than at any other point in history will not be solved by making them wealthier. I don't think this problem is peculiar to Europe, since I doubt that if millions of Swedes and Koreans moved to the Eastern Cape, and the local officials told the indigenous population, whose history defines the "Xhosa" ethnic group, that these Swedes, and Koreans are as Xhosa as they are, would be met with the stoic resignation expected of Germans and Swedes in the same situation.
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