Financial Times op-ed advises V4 countries to prepare for ‘demographic replenishment’ – not replacement – by Arabs and Asians

LONDON, UK - CIRCA JANUARY 2018: Financial Times newspaper
By Robert
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In an opinion piece penned last week for the Financial Times, self-described “global citizen” Parag Khanna claimed that the Visegrád countries – which he falsely characterized as fiscally strained – should prepare for “demographic replenishment” by Asians and Arabs to offset their aging populations. 

“Today’s fiscally strained and depopulating Visegrád countries could fuse into a larger federation to better administer their vital forests, agriculture and rivers in order to prepare for demographic replenishment by Arabs and Asians,” Khanna, previously a “Global Governance Fellow” at the Brookings Institution think-tank, claims in the piece.  

In the piece, Khanna – the author of the book Move: How Mass Migration Will Reshape the World – and What It Means for You – theorizes about unlikely, apocalyptic scenarios in the not-so-distant future that could see “millions, if not billions of people” flood into Western nations from the so-called third world.

But as far as Khanna sees things, these hypothetical floods could actually end up being a boon for Europe and North America, which he claims will “have to contend with several looming demographic imbalances” in the future. 

“Labor shortages across North America, Europe, and Northern Asia are becoming more acute, and these regions will need to open the immigration taps accordingly,” he writes.

Later on in the column, Khanna – in what seems to be a kind of globalist war cry – calls for a “new division of labor among the continents,” claiming that North American and Eurasia “must absorb more people” as increasing numbers of people emigrate from the global south in an imaginary, hypothetical world which has been ravaged by climate change.

While people in Khanna’s social and political milieu, namely those with ties to the World Economic Forum and the Council on Foreign Relationships, tend to use economic arguments alone to justify the demographic replacement – or “replenishment” in this case – of Western populations, Khanna, throughout his article, attempts to leverage the idea of climate change to make the same case. 

Khanna’s use of the term “demographic replenishment” is also curious, coming at a time when growing numbers of people around the globe – and across the Western world, more specifically – have become familiar with the term “demographic replacement” thanks to figures like Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, French author Eric Zemmour, and American political news host Tucker Carlson, among others. 

Just weeks ago, leftists across America renewed their calls for Fox News to fire Tucker Carlson after the prime-time host accused the Biden administration of purposely flooding the United States with illegal immigrants to change the country’s demographic make-up.

“Why would a president do this to his own country? No sane first-world nation opens its borders to the world, promising the poorest people on the planet that they can have endless free taxpayer-funded services if they show up and break your laws. That’s not just stupid, it’s suicidal,” Carlson said.

Then, after playing the clip from 2015 of then-Vice President Biden explaining how European Americans were set to become a permanent minority as a result of an unrelenting stream of migrants from the third world, and how this demographic shift is a source of the nation’s strength, Carlson explained: “In political terms, this policy is called the Great Replacement – the replacement of legacy Americans with more obedient people from far-away countries. They brag about it all the time, but if you dare to say it’s happening, they will scream at you with maximum hysteria.”

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