I've recently watched a YouTube video, Canada Overwhelmed By 100 000 Chinese Millionaire Immigrants, by Journeyman Pictures. Basically, millionaires from mainland China are buying up property in Vancouver, thereby driving up housing prices and driving out the native population. And by native population, I mean whites as well as the assimilated ethnic Chinese population (usually of Taiwan or Hong Kong descent) who have been living there for several generations.
As a Canadian, this makes me angry. Why has our government allowed these foreigners to drive up our housing prices to the point where we can no longer afford to live in our own cities? Of course, anybody who raises these objections might be labelled a racist, which is ridiculous because second and third generation Chinese are voicing the same complaints.
There is a different but parallel problem with the mass migration of poorly educated and traumatized Muslims pouring into in the West from North Africa and the Middle East. The problem here is that these people often don't assimilate, they form ghettos, and they drive up the crime rate. And let's not forget the problem of radical islamic terrorism.
Once again, anyone who points out these facts is automatically labelled a racist. In fact, westernized muslims are being attacked by the unassimilated newcomers, and if the westernized muslims speak out, they'd be called 'Uncle Toms.'
Westerners are becoming increasingly angry about the influx of foreigners pouring into our countries and causing problems. It is very tempting to demand that our governments address these problems. Ironically, it is government policies that created these problems in the first place.
How did government policy create the housing market crisis in Canada, and how can less government be a solution?
With respect to the housing market problem in Canada, the problem isn't that foreigners come and buy property. In a true free market, higher demand drives up prices. This is a signal for suppliers to supply more homes, which drives prices back down. The problem in Vancouver is that supply is kept artificially low because of the zoning bylaws. Yes, Vancouver's surrounded by mountains, but they can build up. Unfortunately, developers are not allowed to build up because of zoning restrictions. In Toronto and the surrounding suburbs, the problem isn't space. There's plenty of space. However, there are laws in place that prevent housing from spreading further into the surrounding countryside.
In the absence of government meddling, foreigners would buy up property, and the rising prices would signal developers to build lots of houses. When prices begin to drop, these foreigners will realize they're losing money and dump the houses. The native Canadians will now have plenty of cheap and freshly built houses to choose from.
How did government policy create the third world immigrantion problem in the West, and how can less government be a solution?
Just get rid of the welfare state. This includes free education and healthcare. Third world immigrants stay and do not assimilate because they can live off the welfare state without putting in much effort. Cut off this support, and those who can't assimilate won't be able to survive here for long. They'll go home. And if they riot (and they probably will since the left wing media will instigate them into violence), that's when we'll use force in response to force. This is completely justified from a moral standpoint as long as we are not the ones to initiate force. Those immigrants who successfully integrate are welcome to stay.
Are we seriously going to vote for less government?
If you care about restoring the freedom, prosperity, and prestige of the West, then yes, less government is the answer. If you care about restoring race relations to friendly terms, then yes, less government is the answer. If you care about solving problems without having to resort to the threat of violence, then yes, less government is the answer.
The momentum of history stands against us, but the future is not set in stone. What you do in this life will have a direct impact on the future. The bigger your presence, the bigger your impact. But the inverse is also true. The more you disengage from the discussion, the more you leave our destiny in the hands of tyrants.