Is the American public catatonic, or--apathetic beyond comprehension? No one forced the ‘immigration—hyper-population growth’ issue into the debates. Americans sat on their rear-ends without a whisper concerning an issue portending grave, immediate societal ramifications in 2010 and 2020 and 2030. For starters, imagine your ruptured American culture as dinner conversation by 2020.
This country suffers a disconnect from reality that baffles me beyond understanding.
No matter which man gains the White House, both McCain and Obama supported bequeathing amnesty to 20 to 30 million illegal aliens in 2007 by voting for S.B 1639. Even more distressing, that bill doubled legal immigration from 1.2 annually to 2.4 million annually.
Therefore, either so-called leader will push the same amnesty in 2009. With a probable Democratic president and Congress, we will see 20 to 30 million illegal aliens gain instant citizenship, instant voting and instant access into our broken social security system, and faltering medical facilities. That’s the beginning!
A short-sighted direction like this from either candidate completely ignores documented data facing our civilization.How far must we take that course of none-reasoning? If you jumped off a roof and broke your leg, would you do it again or try a ladder? Good idea! Who cements precedent based on past actions unless they lack--or avoid--critical thinking?
Beyond the cultural and language suicide, no one, and I do mean, NO ONE addresses the environmental impact of THAT many people added to America. I shake my head at how stupid we prove to be as a civilization.
Within 30 years, projections show us adding 100 million people, net gain. In the Denver Post, Sunday, November 2, 2008, Mark Jaffe wrote: “From California to Denver: Ozone woes become regional”. We already stand nostril-deep in environmental consequences in 2008, but hey, what the heck, let’s add another 100 million more people to see if that solves our problems.
James Howard Kunstler, in The Long Emergency said, “…as world oil supplies decline, world economics and markets will exhibit increased instability and we will enter a new age of unimaginable austerity. These trends are irreversible. How could such a catastrophe be so close at hand and civilized, educated people in free countries with news media and transparent institutions be so uninformed about it? I do not believe that the general ignorance about the coming catastrophic end of the cheap oil era is a product of a conspiracy. Mostly it is a matter of cultural inertia, aggravated by collective delusion, nursed in the growth medium of comfort and complacency. Author Erik Davis named it ‘consensus trance’.”
Richard Heinberg, in Peak Everything said, “Nor does the matter end with peak oil and natural gas. Once one lifts one’s eyes from the narrow path of daily survival activities and scans the horizon, a frightening array of peaks comes into view. Declines manifest in grain production, climate stability, fresh water availability, arable land, wild fish harvests and extraction of metals.”
At the same time, we presume to blithely accelerate our population toward an added 100 million by 2035. Are we nuts or what?!
We drive ourselves into a Faustian dilemma with no way out. We facilitate Hobson’s choice without understanding the result, i.e., if you turn right, you walk off a cliff; if you turn left, you walk into quicksand. And yet, why do so few speak up while most remain silent?
No matter who becomes president of the U.S., without a complete reversal of his trend to allow millions of legal and illegal immigrants into America—a backfire of a magnitude that will leave you weeping most assuredly rages upon all future citizens of America.