Category Archives: young Britons

Why the West has to import labour

Despicable work, according to the UK newspaper the Guardian

Despicable work, according to the UK newspaper the Guardian

People, especially young people, in the better-off countries of Western Europe very often have completely the wrong attitude to work, if they work. The result, writes Dalrymple, is that,

despite mass unemployment, we have to import labour

in order that certain kinds of work be done. In Ireland, for example, Dalrymple says that

an old lady of my acquaintance needed 24-hour attendance, and this was provided by a Filipina, even at a time when there was 15% unemployment in Ireland.

An important factor is the

system of social security and unemployment benefits. The economic difference between doing this type of work and not working is not great enough to entice any native to do it.

There is also a

psychological, cultural or even religious difference. The change in the title of the senior nurse in a hospital ward from sister to ward manager is indicative of a change in sensibility, from a residually religious notion of serving others to a technocratic one. In the popular imagination, the distinction between service and servitude has been more or less eliminated.

Dalrymple cites a sentence written by a columnist in the London newspaper the Guardian:

So when a girl at 17 decides to go ahead and have a baby, there is no tragedy of lost opportunity other than the local checkout till waiting for her low-paid labour.

Such a sentence, Dalrymple notes,

breathes snobbery and disdain for those who do such work; it assumes that once a checkout cashier, always a checkout cashier, a fate worse than death. That there might be people for whom such work is suitable and potentially not odious does not occur to the writer. What makes the work odious is not the work but those who communicate their disdain of it. Snobbery thus makes the import of labour necessary.

Take hotels. In Britain, Dalrymple points out,

all good hotels employ exclusively foreign labour. If you want to go to a really bad large hotel in Britain, find one in which the staff are British. It is guaranteed to be ill-kept, with slovenly service, not very clean, with atrocious food, grubby staff, inattention to detail. Even a foreign telephonist is likely to be better, and to speak better English, than an English telephonist. If you want a good or even only a decent hotel, you must find one in which all the staff are foreign. This is so whatever the unemployment rate, high or low.

Dalrymple says he asks people to imagine that they are employers who seek an employee to perform work that is not skilled but requires such characteristics as punctuality, politeness, willingness to oblige.

The imagined employer has two applicants about whom he knows only two things: their age (shall we say 24) and their nationality. One is British and one is Polish. Which of the applicants does the imagined employer choose? Not a single person to whom I have put this question has hesitated for a moment: he chooses the Pole.

Our need for migrants

has a cultural, not an economic root.

But of course,

this does not mean that we need all the migrants we are likely to get from wherever we get them.

The youth of the West and its sense of history

Screen Shot 2015-04-04 at 08.56.46Dalrymple asks a young European when the Second World War was. The young man thinks for a time, then answers: ‘I dunno. Maybe a couple of hundred years ago.’

Dalrymple is favourably impressed. He says (from the 01:00 point in the video):

I thought that was a very good answer because it meant he understood that there was a century other than the one he was living in.

Bear in mind, Dalrymple adds, that

this is after 11 years of compulsory education.

 

The appeal of Islam

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Richard Dart, a Muslim convert, plotted to attack soldiers

Hormonally disaffected young Western men are drawn to it

With the USSR’s downfall, Dalrymple writes, Marxism lost most of its allure for these youths,

leaving them bereft of significance and purpose. Except for one group among them, they now had only a potpourri of causes (sexism, racism, the environment, etc.), none of which quite met the need or filled the gap. The group excepted, of course, was the Muslims. Islam was waiting in the wings with a ready-made ideology. Nature hates a vacuum, especially in young men’s heads, which are all too easily filled with quarter-baked ideas.

Youth, after all,

is the age not of idealism but of self-importance, uncertainty masked by certitude and moral grandiosity untouched by experience of life — or, of course, the age of total insouciance. It is not surprising that ideology makes young men dangerous, for it is in the nature of ideology to answer all the difficult questions of human existence while giving believers the illusion of special understanding and destiny not available to others.

The repellent, rat-arsed character of British youth

Screen Shot 2013-04-22 at 02.13.49The militantly moronic young, given over to hedonist fatuity, can express themselves only through vomiting

Dalrymple points to a fact that for the corrupt, slippery, hypocritical and dishonest British élite is inadmissable and yet which is understood and accepted (if often only inwardly) by all conscious, sane, adult, right-thinking people, namely that

as a human group, British youth is the least attractive in the world.

Dalrymple finds that the young people of Britain, land of ‘charmless decadence’, as he puts it, compare most unfavourably with their counterparts in Turkey:

Screen Shot 2013-04-22 at 02.44.41Turkish youth does not pride itself on its principled rejection of elegance, nor make itself uglier than it is. It  does not go in for extravagance of gesture, screaming and shouting, or drawing attention to itself; even poor or uneducated youths show themselves capable of refinement as to manners, intonation and bearing far superior to that among even the better-off youth of Britain.

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I’m bladdered. Now fuck off!

Young people in Anatolia do not regard getting drunk in herds as ‘psychotherapeutically beneficial’, explains Dalrymple, and the concept of ‘pre-loading’ does not exist among them. (A sign, many young Britons might say, of emotional costiveness and an unhealthily hidebound nature, the sort of thing that could lead to serious illness.)

Turkish youth

does not get lashed, smashed, bladdered, wasted, hammered, legless or rat-arsed, nor is it likely that it uses alcohol-induced amnesia as evidence that it must have had a good time. For British youth, oblivion is the highest possible pleasure; in its ‘culture’, vomiting is self-expression, and (what is worse) vice versa.

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‘Certain advantages’

As for young Turkish womenfolk, they

do not expose their white-puddingy thighs to the freezing winds of two or three in the morning. No one who has been to the centre of Newcastle on a Saturday night can fail to appreciate certain advantages to the burqa.

The degeneracy and paranoid egotism of the young people of Britain

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Fuck off!

Dalrymple notes that young Englishmen (the term, with its innocent Jerome K. Jerome Edwardian flavour, has become sadly comic)

take the mildest unfavourable comment on their conduct as a vicious assault, and become aggressive. Freedom is a matter of doing what they want, without anyone — customers, employers, whoever it might be —  telling them otherwise.

Young Britons, in their delinquency and degradation, have become incapable of recognising that

different ways of speaking and modes of address are appropriate to different situations. Their social outlook is crude; any difference in levels of formality would represent at best hypocrisy and at worst oppressive inequality. The distinction between friendliness and overfamiliarity is lost, rendering interaction shallow and vulgar. Here is a world of no degrees and absence of refinement.

The result for people attempting to run a service-oriented company — or practically any other business, small or large — is this: such companies just

will not employ young Britons,

however loud the exhortations of corrupt politicians hoping to subcontract to struggling, honest businesses their wrong-headed and repulsive work of social engineering.

Better a single Romanian, Ghanaian, Colombian, Bangladeshi or Vietnamese employee — of whatever age, but the older the better — than a thousand young Britons.