Originally Posted by wojt
I hope I understand you correctly, or maybe I hope I don't because this is seems so silly
First of all, almost nobody from rich Western European countries leaves to live in USA. Certainly not the brightest. It was eastern Europeans who used to do that.
You think forming non-tribal/multicultural society would make Denmark somehow competitive with countries of 20x populations, 20x area, 20x resources? Denmark has area of 40'000km2 and 5mil inhabitants ofc they will not dictate world politics, they are too small. Or any other country in Europe for that matter, besides Germany, UK, France and Italy ofc.
Japan or China strength doesn't come from high unchecked immigration from trash poor societies. Look up area, population, natural resources. USA had much lower rate of immigration and quota system before 1965 and it was already a super power before the change. Having half of continent for your disposal sort of helps becoming a super power.
I am from USA, working in Belgium now, before that worked in Finland. I tell you this: If Europe wants to become a tribal backwater of the world then the sure way to accomplish that is to say no to common language, common currency and open labor market. I am reminded almost daily how fractured and dysfunctional EU market is. The regions surrounding EU that undoubtedly become more and more important economically are : one-language Russia, one-language Middle East, bi-lingual China and bi-lingual India. Majority of Europeans don't have even common language to talk to each other or to do trade. I would guess 50% or more Europeans do not speak English (yes, fucking English the instrument of business communications). If any European country imagines they can continue to prosper by being little mono-language, mono-culture tribe inside this continent they are fooling themselves. These are times of Global economic expansion and any tribalism will lead to marginalization and economic failure.