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Self-Interest Will Determine France's Future

Reader comment on item: Who Will Write France's Future?

Submitted by Dave (United States), Jun 8, 2016 at 13:39

It may be useful to consider and track that all-important driver of human behavior: Self-interest.

Muslim immigration to France and Western Europe in general was very useful for France in years past as a source of cheap labor, especially considering the declining native European birth rates. In later years, as the Muslim minority has greatly increased, problems have arisen: Crime, car burning, terrorist attacks, welfare expenses, religious extremism etc.

Clearly, going forward, the benefits to France are diminishing, while the benefits to the immigrants continue to accrue. Unless the native French are masochists, which I highly doubt, they should increasingly demand a lid on Muslim immigration, and polls show that that is happening; Marine Le Pen has gained popularity. Since Muslims have opposing interests, violence could arise. Ultimately, the French will assert their self-interest and preserve their culture, but the process could be very painful.


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