As a six continent long distance touring bicyclist, I witnessed entire civilizations fall into horrific problems concerning environment, water shortages, energy problems and loss of quality of life.
More alarmingly, today, I watch the United States follow in the same footsteps of other failed countries like Mexico, China, Zimbabwe, India and Bangladesh. Those countries suffer SO many problems, they cannot solve them. Their people grind through their collective misery beyond any American’s understanding.
Many of you read my series, soon to be a book: AMERICA ON THE BRINK: THE NEXT ADDED 100 MILLION AMERICANS.
In that book that took two years of research and a lifetime to see in person, publishing on April 1, 2009, I show where mass immigration will add 70 million third world people to this country within 26 years. Immigration remains the main driver of our hyper-population crisis. Our total population will exceed an added 100 million by 2035.
I am SO afraid for my country, its people, our culture, our language and our future. In fact, I know what’s coming because I’ve seen it first hand on my bicycle adventures across six continents, over 100,000 miles and nearly 100 countries.
We face such a sobering future, but most of our citizens and all of our leaders don’t have a clue. We keep steaming into the future like the Titanic, not slowing down, even with multiple symptoms erupting across our great nation. It’s like our whole country sits around in mass denial and utter, blissful stupidity.
California leads on the brink of multiple disasters with mega problems beginning with a lack of water. We import 60 percent of our oil. We’re tearing up the environment with our machines. Over half our citizens breathe toxic, polluted air. We suffer 1.5 million homeless. Over 28 million of our citizens live on food stamps. Over 15 million suffer unemployment. And on and on! Yet, we import 200,000 immigrants every 30 days into our country to make things worse! It’s beyond my ability to rationally grasp how stupid our Congress and governors remain while symptoms accelerate.
In a profound DVD, “Blind Spot” , Dr. William Catton said, “Why don’t we understand our predicament?”
Dr. Tainter, “Collapse of Complex Societies”, said, “Societies collapse from growing complexity—decaying infrastructure, overloaded environment….”
Richard Heinberg said, “There is nothing normal about unending growth.”
Bill McKibben, “The End of Nature”, said, “People prefer you to lie to them rather than face the truth.”
Dr. Elke Weber said, “Our blind spot is that we cannot see an immediate consequence to our actions.”
Dr. David Karten said, “How to make believe you can kill a planet and still live on it!”
How can we change the consciousness of a nation? We must try! Therefore, I am organizing a coast to coast bicycle ride along with eight to 10 riders. I need your help. I need one media RV, T-shirt design person, web master, media people and more. Proposed website:
Bicycle coast to coast 2009: June through August. Three and one-half months, 3,800 miles, slow moving, media grabbing bicycle ride across America. San Francisco, CA to Washington, DC. Instead of reading the news: become the news!