Considering Emigration

Emigration is a foreign concept to most people who incline towards the right. Consistently opposing mass immigration to one’s own land also entails a negative attitude towards emigration. Moving away from one’s family and surroundings is something that is generally associated with rebellious youth, oikophobia, or fleeing responsibilities – a rebellion against divine providence – and rightly so. We were not providentially placed in a certain place and among a certain people without good reason. The traditionalist seeks to preserve his own in recognizing the responsibility that comes with his inheritance. This natural inclination towards preserving the social and geographical context into which we were born is good. Scripture affirms that a love of and close bond with kith and kin is imperative. Scripture presents the soil and the people as intrinsically tied together (e.g. Num. 36:1-5), and it teaches us to marry within our kin and not to neglect the significance of borders (Prov. 22:28). The idea of contentment is also associated with a love of the state into which one is providentially born (I Cor. 7:20).

It is, after all, due to other people’s negligence of their duties toward their own people and places in search of “a …

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