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On my weekly radio show “Connecting the Dots”, I interview expert guests
from all over the country.  They bring sobering information to my
national audience on the condition of America.

Dr. Brian Czech talked about “steady state economics” while physicist Don
McKee warned of water shortages from our exploding population.   Dozens
more speak on our future.  As I attempt each week to connect the dots, I
receive emails detracting from my guests.

One writer said, “Wooldridge is nothing more than a tree-hugger
environmental kook!”  Another said, “Global warming is a fairy tale.”
Another lady wrote, “Overpopulation isn’t our problem; it’s China’s.”

First of all, I assure every reader of my columns that I not only
research and source them, I’ve lived them.  I’ve traveled all over the
planet for 30 years. I’ve seen what I’m talking about from the Arctic to
the South Pole.  My entire 36 chapter series, “THE NEXT ADDED 100 MILLION
AMERICANS” should have frightened the pants off every reader.  If you’ve
got kids, those kids will be living in the middle of what I call a “Human
Katrina” and they will become victims or survivors.

Adding 100 million people to this country in 30 years won’t spare anyone
whether they are a conservative, liberal, libertarian, independent,
religious, atheist, deist or agnostic.  We’re all in this dilemma
together.

For others, read Jared Diamond’s “COLLAPSE” on the demise of
civilizations in the past to gain perspective of what we’re doing to
ourselves.  Diamond earned a Pulitzer Prize for his book, “GUNS, GERMS
AND STEEL”.  Everything he wrote about, I saw in person.  I traveled
further from the Arctic to the South Pole.


As I’ve recommended in my radio show, subscribe to The Social Contract
Quarterly at www.thesocialcontract.com.  Every quarter, you’ll get an
eyeful of what our children face by the finest scientists and writers in
the world.  This month’s Spring 2007 issue hits home: 1 800 352 4843.
It’s titled: “THE DECLINE OF INDUSTRIAL CIVILIZATION.”  You’ll understand
why I speak, write and travel all over the country to stop both legal and
illegal immigration.

After speaking at the International Rotary Conference in Salt Lake City
last week, my program received a standing ovation by attendees from many
nations.  Top rotary leaders from 100 countries and 50 states understand
our dilemma.  Go to www.rifpd.org to learn more.  Again, I’m doing my
best to connect the dots for Americans to help them change our future
from a nightmare to a continuation of the American Dream.  I’m also doing
it for all planetary travelers. We’re all in this together. 

When you get your copy of the Quarterly Spring 2007 issue, read Jay
Hanson, Donald Anthrop, Dr. Albert Bartlett, Dr. Richard Duncan and Edwin
Rubenstein.  They’ll take your breath away.

Here are three quotes that brought it home for me:

SERIOUS REALITIES WE FACE AS A CIVILIZATION       

"The cheap oil age created an artificial bubble of plentitude for a
period not much longer than a human lifetime....so I hazard to assert
that as oil ceases to be cheap and the world reserves move toward
depletion, we will indeed be left with an enormous population...that the
ecology of the earth will not support.  No political program of birth
control will avail.  The journey back toward non-oil population
homeostasis will not be pretty.  We will discover the hard way that
population hyper growth was simply a side-effect of the oil age.  It was
a condition, not a problem with a solution. That is what happened and we
are stuck with it."  James Howard Kunstler

“As we go from this happy hydrocarbon bubble we have reached now to a
renewable energy resource economy, which we do this century, will the
“civil” part of civilization survive?  As we both know there is no way
that alternative energy sources can supply the amount of per capita
energy we enjoy now, much less for the 9 billion expected by 2050. And
energy is what keeps this game going. We are involved in a Faustian
bargain—selling our economic souls for the luxurious life of the moment,
but sooner or later the price has to be paid.”  Walter Youngquist

“The U.S. will set a record in the rate of rise—and fall of an empire.
Between wide open borders and fall of the dollar and growing population
against a declining resource base, the US will be defeated from within.
Mobs will rule the streets in the nation that is now the third largest in
the world and unable to support its population except by taking resources
from other countries.”  Arnold Toynbee

What’s happening across America to prevent our ominous future?  Mostly
nothing as we play out the oil supplies!  We’re like an idiot with a car
at the edge of the Sahara Desert who drives into it with a full tank of
gas and a bottle of water. When he reaches the end of the tank and his
bottle of water, he will be in the middle of nowhere with no way to save
himself.  He will die!

Bush and Congress pretend that ethanol, hybrid cars and conservation will
solve our oil crisis and reduce usage by 20 percent by 2017.  They don’t
tell you we’ll add 30 million people into the USA in the next 10 years. 

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