Every indicator that our country is faltering shows up daily with 15 million unemployed, 7 million underemployed, 46 million Americans subsisting on food stamps, $700 billion annual trade deficit, $15 trillion national debt, endless wars that cost $15 billion monthly and thousands of kids dropping out of high school daily. I have said it before: illiteracy defines a third world country. With 42 million functionally illiterate Americans, we are well on our way. Nonetheless, Congress pumps over 125,000 immigrants into this country every 30 days. I am beyond exasperated as to why and how we can do this to our country.
While we are losing the War on Drugs, War in Afghanistan, War on Poverty, War on Cancer and the War on Crime--the War on Nature continues as breakneck speed as to enormous species extinction rates and destruction of this planet's ecological balancing systems, i.e., climate destabilization, ecological footprint, carbon footprint, acidified oceans, desertification, habitat loss and acid rain.
To tell you the truth, as a messenger, you might refer to me as the Cassandra Syndrome: It is a term applied to predictions of doom about the future that are not believed, but upon later reflection turn out to be correct. This denotes a psychological tendency among people to disbelieve inescapably bad news, often through denial. The person making the prediction is caught in the dilemma of knowing what is going to happen but not being able to resolve the problem. The origin of the name is derived from Cassandra , who, using her prescience, foresaw the demise of Troy. No one believed her.
At some point, my work will become self-evident, but that will be the greatest tragedy for me and our civilization--especially our children.
What we face grows clearer and more lucid to me by the year. More sobering: once those 100, 200, 300 million manifest, we won't be able to solve our problems or save ourselves. We will become victims just like those people in India, China, Bangladesh and Mexico. Then you might ask yourself: where do your children flee for "a better life"?
And yet in 2012, just as the illiterate masses of India exponentially explode their numbers into greater human misery and hopelessness, we Americans allow our country to absorb the unending immigrant swarm from those countries. Frenchman Jean Raspail wrote about it in his famous book: The Camp of the Saints. Raspail, still alive, wrote a novel about an armada of poverty-stricken Indians that fled their misery in Asia and steamed toward France to save themselves and look for a "better life." One of the journalists asked the captain about his natives: "You don't know my people--the squalor, superstitions, the fatalistic sloth that they've wallowed in for generations. You don't know what you're in for if that fleet of brutes every lands in your lap. Everything will change in your country. They will swallow you up."
We sit watching it unfold on the evening news, but half of us won't vote in the national elections and 90 percent won't vote in local elections. To this day, nobody will speak up about a moratorium on immigration into this country. Only Roy Beck at www.NumbersUSA.org with 1.1 million members is trying to get immigration reduced to sustainable levels, but he doesn't have enough members to make impact. I urge you to join him.
"Immigration by the numbers--off the chart " by Roy Beck