John Derbyshire writes:
So I’m not a race purist. More than that, in fact: I think race purism has a whiff of totalitarianism about it. I dislike it.
Everybody has an ideal for the kind of society he’d want to live in. Mine has a confident—not a synonym for “arrogant”—ethnic supermajority, 90 to 95 percent, with an easygoing attitude to minorities, but a determination to keep them minorities by strict immigration controls.
(Does that ideal bear an uncanny resemblance to the Britain of my childhood, and the U.S.A. of the same period—prior to 1965—that I admired from afar? I guess so, but does that invalidate the ideal?)
I detest mass immigration and compulsory diversity. I don’t at all mind rational, controlled immigration and voluntary diversity. If there’s a contradiction there, I can’t see it.