Beckow, commenting at Steve Sailer’s blog, writes about the primary purpose of nations and why a de jure or de facto policy of open borders undermines the authority, credibility, and even necessity of central governments.
One of the main functions of a central government is to control the country’s borders. That is why there is a central government. This used to be more military based, with occasional actual wars, but today it is about who comes across the border, who gets to stay, in other words migration policies.
In the last few decades this core function performed by central governments has been gradually abandoned. So when parts of these larger states – like Catalonia in Spain – look at their capitals they don’t see much value. With unguarded and open borders, large centralised states make no sense.
This is one reason for the rapid increase in separatism. There are of course many others, cultural, economic, linguistic, etc… But I believe opening borders also creates a vacuum in the centre of the current states. Almost nothing they do makes sense with open borders and mass migration. How can there be educational or health policies with open access from outside? Or a normal labor market leading to a normal economy? Or cultural policies? Mass migration with effectively unprotected borders make all central state functions pointless. One reaction is an increased desire to separate by constituent parts of the state. This is what the Brussels (and Washington) ruling elites don’t get. They have been so obsessed with not allowing a ‘power vacuum’ internationally, that they stopped caring about not creating a de facto governing vacuums inside the countries they are supposed to be governing.
Disintegration is one consequence of not having effective external boundaries. The global mandarins have been dreaming about a seamless, integrated, one-world with no borders global super-state (or a smaller European one), but they lost sight of how that changes the dynamic inside their existing countries. We are heading towards a period of more nationalism, more separatism, more disintegration that is really just re-integrating in a different way what has been stupidly abandoned by the global utopians. It will be messy. I wish both Catalans and Spaniards good luck – but if Madrid wants to stop the separatism, they should do their job and control the external borders.
We can either have one large national border, or millions of smaller borders within the disintegrating state. There will never be a borderless world; like water, borders will find their level. And that level is usually contoured by race and ethnicity.
We’re in the Age of Chaos. The near future for us is marked by centrifugal separation into constituent elements that have stronger binding valences. Things fall apart, the center stopped bothering to hold. Asabiya (social solidarity) is down, the economic and sexual markets are splintering into haves and have-nots, faith in our institutions is at an all-time low, multiracial diversity imported into relatively homogeneous countries has destroyed social trust and happiness, outsourcing and mass migration have crushed the spirits of our workingmen, national borders have shattered paving the way for the organic emergence of gated community borders, intensified partisanship, pathological assortative mating into hardened neo-castes, and secessionist movements defined by their own well-protected geographical and cultural walls.
To save us from this, we have elected an agent of chaos, Furor Trump, to manifest our primal scream for change and a return to a better past. A past that we know in our hearts as Heritage America. We also know, instinctively, that only chaos and its avatar in Trump can crush the Globohomoists and their war against human nature. The rulebook is shredded, the righteous are released from their duty to a failed authority. As Chaos works its mercurial magic and the insulated and disconnected globalist moneychangers succumb to its all-consuming energy vortex, a clear vision takes shape from among the debris and rubble: the resurrection of nations woven with the ancient threads of kith and kin.