Writing at Taki’s Magazine, Dalrymple says that, while it is perhaps impossible to obtain the necessary data to confirm, it appears that British immigration authorities prefer to admit immigrants or refugees that are lower-skilled and less likely to acculturate. If he is right, what could the reason be? Are bureaucrats and the intellgentsia who back them acting out of stupidity or of self-interest? Both are possibilities, he says, but they may also be driven by an illogical syllogism:
Action in pursuit of a national interest may be wrong or even evil.
Therefore, action against a national interest must, ex officio, be good.
Hence to act against the national interest is a simple rule of thumb to ensure that one is acting ethically.