[QUOTE=“Joshrune, post: 2682385, member: 2313”]I personally believe that you’re looking at the issue of Western nations allowing immigration from the wrong perspective, insofar as the language you use seems to imply that supporters of a relaxed immigration policy wouldn’t advocate this sort of thing for other nations too. The difference is that Western nations – in recent decades – have higher amounts of the population who are in favour of these sorts of policies, and, even if those in favour have formed a minority at different points in time, their governments have had different views. There’s a whole load of different factors that go into explaining why Western nations have historically (over the past few decades at least) been more supportive of less-stringent immigration policies. Some of it can be attributed to the development of modern liberalism in the mid-20th Century, and the way that that has allowed for multiculturalist views to become mainstream within the liberal movement as of the 1970s. Some of it can probably be attributed to the Western backlash against all things related to nationalism amongst some segments of the population in the second half of the 20th century too. There’s also postliberal strands of thought that have begun to emerge since the late 20th century, such as pluralist ideas of multiculturalism.
Historical trends and a wide variety of other factors explain why the West has had relaxed immigration policies compared to non-Western nations. The reason non-Western nations continue to have stricter immigration policies is also related to their own historical trends and other factors. I’m sure that many of those who support relaxing Western borders to non-Western nations probably support relaxing non-Western borders to Western nations too, but they simply don’t have influence in other nations.
Edit: Factors relative to each individual nation also explain why there’s been a negative reaction to immigration from other segments of society too, fyi.[/QUOTE]
Just because liberalism happened and the white liberals want it doesn’t make it right.