If I were the anti-Christ, as someone on my testimonials page said, if I knew that Enoch Powell was basically right about non-assimilating cultures, if I wanted an end-result of a society with no free movement of people but wanted to make mischief and sow discord along the way, I ‘d firstly give the people a bubble.
Never mind that they can’t afford it and are living on credit which they don’t question the source of or how it is being made possible. People then travel freely.
I’d also bring in some kind of love-thy-neighbour narrative, crammed with buzzwords such as equality, fairness and rights, labelling any detraction “phobia”. That means that immigration can no be officially open slather. I’d make sure the UKBA is packed with non-comp, compliant pen-pushers who couldn’t find belly-lint in their navels and this lot would get it all wrong, not monitor and so on.
It wouldn’t actually be their fault because how could you castigate a toddler for not driving a car properly? It’s actually the fault of the £300 000 a year “managers” above them who allowed this to happen, managers who are never brought to book but just shifted sideways when it all hits the fan.
So having wrought my mischief, either quoting Marx as my reasoning or if bored with that, some other -ism, I sit back and watch everyone tearing each other apart before the ultimate result – savage restrictions on immigration and free movement, even within the country. Checkpoints, regional border controls – Boston overkill in reaction to a national issue.
People’s travel plans, even to go to the next town, would be submitted to authorities, just as happened to Wodehouse when the Germans arrived in their nice green uniforms.
The screws would be tightened at the behest of the people – that’s the ultimate joke on the people.
Read the last paragraph in particular:
[H/T IPJ for the link]