Anti-immigration and anti-Muslim conservatives aren’t racist, they swear. They’re just concerned. About, you know, democracy and our way of life and human rights and money and stuff. All this talk about the current administration being a wee bit Nazi-like and the moral compass of our country seriously slipping and comparing the current conversations about Islam and Muslims to conversations in the past about Jews and Japanese-Americans — that’s all totally ridiculous.
I mean, just because Mark Steyn wants to eradicate Muslims and laments that a new Holocaust wouldn’t be possible (because European conservatives are just so old), he doesn’t actually hate Muslims. He isn’t really a soulless bastard with a taste for genocide. He’s just… concerned.
What I point out, though, is that, even if you’re hot for a new Holocaust, demography tells. There are no Hitlers to hand. When Mr Peters cites the success of Jean Marie Le Pen’s National Front, he overlooks not only Le Pen’s recent overtures to Muslims but also the fact that M Le Pen is pushing 80. As a general rule, when 600 octogenarians are up against 200 teenagers, bet on the teens. In five or ten years’ time, who precisely is going to organize mass deportations from French cities in which the native/Muslim youth-population ratio is already – right now – 55/45?
If only young people were more politically active, eh Mark?
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