A truly embarrassing American Conservative article by Bradley J. Birzer, “Bring on the Conservative Debate for Immigration,” wherein Brad basically argues that the entire telos of Western Civilization is toward open borders. Seriously. I’m not making this up."Around the horn" is a term for : a difficult route chosen despite a simpler alternative. Often this is used in the context of path dependency. The movie Toy Story 2 gives a good example of this:
Open borders is the direction of Western Civilization. Free trade and free movement of peoples within the West was common more than a century ago. Many of the problems associated with open borders are a problem of property rights, not national boundaries. Foreigners come into your land, your elites take your sustenance and give it to them, your elites punish you if you refuse to accommodate foreign culture, customs and behavior. If we close the borders, we're still stuck with the same vile elites. We have solved nothing except removed one tactic they use to abuse the people.
Women are allowed in male sports such as wrestling and put on male teams. Males are generally not allowed to compete in female sports, despite a few hilarious exceptions. The elites do not favor equality, they use an ideological veneer of equality to punish males. If they were forced to fully enforce their own ideology, female sports would cease to exist as we know it.
Similarly, they do not favor open borders or a borderless world, they want to punish the West. Their policy is colonization. The West has no border in the same sense British India had no border with Britain, but Britain still had a border with India.
We can advance in either direction and we may be forced to advance in both directions because globalization is made possible by technology and communications. Even if there's a backlash to globalization, it might only last a few decades or generations before the third and possibly final wave of globalization (assuming no regression into a new Dark Age).
Look at Bitcoin. Here's a list of Bitcoin nodes. Western countries (and Singapore) make up 65% of the nodes, going solely by the top 10 list. It looks a lot like a map of GDP in 1900.
cracking down too. For all the world has changed, it still looks remarkably unchanged in many ways.
Nationalism with anti-globalization and an ethnostate is direct conflict, yang to ying, against the Cathedal. A diaspora approach is the adaptive, anti-fragile strategy. Neo-Imperialism and "The New White Man's Burden" is judo. Use the enemy's energy and catapult yourself above them, securing the new position of MOST HIGH AND VIRTUOUS, plus goodies for everyone at home. The latter scenario is not only possible, it is likely. Today, the GOP/cuckservative serves as the Outer Party to the Cathedral. The Right can envelop the Cathedral from all sides and from within.