If Dante were writing today, I have to imagine he’d reserve a special place in hell for the ingratitude of people like Suketi Mehta. They step off the plane in comfort into a society in which they instantly qualify for all sorts of social benefits neither they nor their ancestors earned. Compare their experience with the experience of the ancestors of the “whites” who built Canada: the Scots and the Irish, primarily, who were driven off their lands and driven out of their home countries, died in droves of cholera and of typhus on the coffin ships coming over, often endured indentured servitude, term-limited slavery, for years before being dumped in the wilderness to survive or die. Knowing they could never see their homeland again.
We will rue the day we decided to allow mass immigration of corrupt foreign ruling classes.