Part 3 of 3: The next 20 years in America—immigration equation
By Frosty Wooldridge
We are SO unprepared for our future!
As I said at the beginning of this series, the next 20 years will be nothing like the last twenty years. If you think gas prices rip money out of your wallet today—watch for water, heating costs and food prices to explode beyond your paycheck in 20 years. Everything we took for granted for decades will change.
What confounds me stems from the fact that we bring this civilization-breaking predicament down upon ourselves—with no apparent understanding of our dilemma. We could stop what’s coming at us by a suspension of relentless immigration of 3.1 million annually and another 72 million immigrants within 25 years—because that’s what’s driving our human overload. If we add another 72 million immigrants as projected, just tell me how we’re going to feed, house, provide healthcare and jobs to that many people when we cannot provide jobs for 15 million of our own citizens today.
Every month, our Congress injects another 225,000 immigrants into this country, month after month, year after year, decade after decade. We’re cracking up our country faster than Humpty-Dumpty. Once we manifest another 72 million immigrants, everything will change in this country of ours. Everything!
The great French writer Jean Raspail told his beloved country the same thing in his book Camp of the Saints 35 years ago as a fleet of immigrants steamed toward France: “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 ever lands in your lap. Everything will change in this country of yours. They will swallow you up.” Today, France staggers under its five million Muslim immigrant load that has created two Frances, two incompatible cultures, two languages and a very dim future for the French as they become outnumbered by their immigrants. Note: add UK, Norway, Sweden, Germany, Austria, Spain, Italy and Canada.
If you could imagine the entire island of Haiti with 9.5 million poverty- stricken, illiterate people immigrating into the United States—that’s what we’re doing to ourselves. Times a factor of eight!
“The United States is the only country in history that deliberately changed its ethnic makeup, and history has few examples of diversity creating a stable society,” said Colorado Governor Richard D. Lamm. By 2045, America’s new majority will become Mexican/Hispanic.
As dozens of ethnic tribes push for dominance in our communities, with their incompatible cultural proclivities, in their insupportable taxpayer-provided baby making, with their reliance to welfare, in their lack of educational propensities, with their crime, and in their drug use—we all lose. It’s already happening at breakneck speed with flunkout/dropout rates of 7,000 high school kids quitting every day; more than 1.2 million annually. (Source: CNN) What do you think uneducated people do? They make more babies like themselves at a rate greater than we can pull them out of the ghetto situation. We cannot maintain an educated workforce with functionally illiterate individuals.
Dr. George Colburn said, “It is insanity to add new cultures that promote disharmony within an existing peaceful culture.” www.tomorrowsamerica.com
MULTICULTURALISM: UNCONTROLLABLE CHAOS
Dr. Garrett Hardin’s ‘The Ostrich Factor’ illustrates our folly as to turning our culture over to many cultures: “Multiculturalism presumes peaceful coexistence of many cultures within the boundaries of the same nation. Examples of multiculturalism from USSR, the Baltics, and Central Africa have resulted in violence generated by chaos.”
Hardin suggests the adoption of multiculturalism is based on a serious misunderstanding of culture. “The definition of culture by 19th century anthropologists: “the activities of a society – that is, of its members – constitute its culture” was intended to enlarge sympathy for daily rituals around the globe. The consequences of multiculturalism are much different when many cultures are placed within a single nation (intranational multiculturalism) rather than between nations (international multiculturalism).
“The unity and strength of a nation depends on maintaining the dominance of law-supported discriminations. To achieve world peace, spatially separated countries must obey different ethical mandates. A nation selecting to forbid genital laceration of young girls (Female genital mutilation) cannot tolerate internal diversity. Intranational (within our country) multiculturalism creates chaos and destroys national peace. By contrast, international multiculturalism can promote peace in the short term and still provide appreciation of culture through personal visits and information exchange.”
While the USA suffered(s) racial divides with its Blacks and Whites for the past 236 years, it will now experience greater separation with Blacks, Whites, Mexicans and Muslims—all competing from totally different cultural mandates and religions. The great philosopher Kant said, “Religion and language are the two great dividers.” As you can imagine, we’re in for a rough ride as English, Arabic and Spanish all fight for dominance—and completely different languages fighting to be understood within the USA. Result: ultimately misunderstanding and confrontation on every level, i.e., Balkanization.
FINALLY, THE SHEER NUMBERS OF IMMIGRATION
While most Americans refuse to do anything about the ‘corroding’ of our culture, language and sustainability—it’s obvious in our $13 trillion debt, water shortages, endless wars draining us to death, medical care breakdown and general apathy toward everything. Yet, the numbers keep rising toward adding 72 million immigrants and another 30 million Americans to reach 100 million by 2035—a scant 24 years from now.
Chris Hedges said, “Civilizations rise, decay and die. Time, as the ancient Greeks argued, for individuals and for states is cyclical. As societies become more complex they become inevitably more precarious. They become increasingly vulnerable. And as they begin to break down there is a strange retreat by a terrified and confused population from reality, an inability to acknowledge the self-evident fragility and impending collapse. The elites at the end speak in phrases and jargon that do not correlate to reality. They retreat into isolated compounds, whether at the court at Versailles, the Forbidden City or modern palatial estates. The elites indulge in unchecked accumulation of wealth and extravagant consumption. They are deaf to the suffering of the masses that are repressed with greater and greater ferocity. Resources are more ruthlessly depleted until they are exhausted.” (Source: “This time we’re taking the whole planet with us”)
I see this ‘thing’ coming as surely as the dawn. Many others do, too! The question: how do we ‘get’ to our leaders before we degrade as a civilization? How do we force them to change course?
“As food and water shortages expand across the globe, as mounting poverty and misery trigger street protests in the Middle East, Africa and Europe, the elites do what all elites do,” said Hedges. “They launch more wars, plunge their nations deeper into debt, and as it all unravels they take it out on the backs of workers and the poor. The collapse of the global economy, which wiped out a staggering $40 trillion in wealth, was caused when our elites, after destroying our manufacturing base, sold massive quantities of fraudulent mortgage-backed securities to pension funds, small investors, banks, universities, state and foreign governments and shareholders. The elites, to cover the losses, then looted the public treasury to begin the speculation over again. They also, in the name of austerity, began dismantling basic social services, set out to break the last vestiges of unions, slashed jobs, froze wages, threw millions of people out of their homes, and stood by idly as we created a permanent underclass of unemployed and underemployed.”
I hope this column wakens you to what we all face in the next 20 years—or more importantly—what our children face. It’s not pretty, but we can change it. Ideas for a positive future:
· Moratorium on all immigration into the United States
· Enforce laws to repatriate 20 million illegal aliens
· Cease ‘free trade’ and engage ‘fair trade’
· Bring manufacturing back to America
· Elect a president with integrity, talent and economic skills
· 50,000 U.S. Marines on Mexican border
· Withdraw from Iraq and Afghanistan
· Engage massive conservation efforts for glass, metal and plastics
· Engage massive efforts for energy efficiency, insulation, conservation
· Engage massive educational thrust for all American kids at every level
· Engage massive education as to nutrition, exercise and quality of life
· That means we cannot remain a nation of 68 percent obesity and expect to enjoy healthy lives or sustainable healthcare systems
· Regain personal accountability and personal responsibility as a way of life
· Elect politicians that work for America instead of liars and incompetents that now dominate Congress
· Your ideas?
SO WHAT HAPPENS IF WE RUN OUT OF OIL?
After church on Sunday, I purchased the lowest grade gasoline I could find in Denver for $3.36 per gallon for my four-cylinder car. It ripped a hole in my wallet! However, in Los Angeles, car owners pay a whopping $3.86 for a gallon of gas. Diesel costs $4.17 per gallon in California.
In London, according to my British contact David Hepper, English citizens have paid an equivalent of $8.00 per gallon for the past several years.
While Americans burn 20 million barrels of oil daily, the human race burns a mind-numbing 84 million barrels of oil every single day of the year.
China, closing in on the American Dream of a chicken in every pot and a car in every garage, today adds 16 million automobiles to its roads annually. They suffered a 60 mile traffic jam last fall, commonplace in Los Angeles and Chicago! (Source: Brian Williams at NBC New) At China’s current rate by 2030, according to James Howard Kunstler, author of The Long Emergency, they expect to burn 98 million barrels of oil daily! That’s one country with 1.3 billion people and adding 8.0 million net gain annually. They will burn more gasoline per day in the next 19 years, than the entire human race burns daily in 2011.
To display the dynamic of burning 84 million barrels of oil daily in 2011, let’s take an oil “drum” that holds 42 gallons. It measures 20 inches at the base. If you take 84 million of them and stood them side by side, they would create a “belt” around the world at the equator of 25,000 miles. We fill all 84 million of them with oil pumped from the ground and burn them down to nothing but “carbon footprint” every single day of the year. (Source: Dr. John Tanton, www.thesocialcontract.com) Check the carbon footprint damage at www.350.org for the accelerating environmental damage to our biosphere created from such a horrendous and continuous burn of fossil fuels.
While you and I may complain that gasoline costs too much and it’s not back down to the .19 cents a gallon that I paid as a high school kid, what will happen when gasoline reaches $10.00 per gallon and higher? (Source: Chris Steiner’s book—$20 Per Gallon) After that, what happens when it runs out?
Yes, you will hear that the planet makes unlimited amounts of oil because it’s busy under the surface creating black gold. You will hear from others that we have enough oil for another 100 years. You will hear all sorts of tales like the story about the preacher in Alaska where he heard from an oil man that the tundra holds billions of barrels. You will hear that Montana holds more oil than Saudi Arabia.
What if none of that’s true? Anybody ever thought about the prospect of running out of oil? What if unlimited oil is all conjecture? What if, in fact, at some point in the future, the human race cannot pump any more oil out of the ground? After all, this is a finite planet!
How would we fill our tractors that plant the crops for the food we need? How would we heat our homes—all 312 million of us?
As a side note: what if the conjectures of unlimited supply proved to be true? What if it didn’t run out and we continued endless human expansion? Would any other life on this planet survive the human onslaught? Other creatures suffer extinction at a rate of 80 to 100 species per day in 2011 from human encroachment. (Source: Norman Meyers, Oxford, UK)
“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 be left with an enormous population…that the ecology of the earth will not support. 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, The Long Emergency
What if Kunstler is correct? Isn’t it interesting that M. King Hubbert, the world renowned geologist, who predicted that the USA would drop from 9.0 million barrels pumped daily to 3.1 million barrels by 1970, proved correct? This is known as the “Hubbert Curve.” His calculations in the Middle East, South America and Mexico show oil fields draining emptier by the day!
In his ground breaking book Peak Everything: Waking up to a Century of Declines by Richard Heinberg, he addresses limited water, resources, minerals and metals as our greatest crisis along with Peak Oil. Is he wrong? Is his scientific research flawed?
What about the mathematical deductions of limited oil, water and resources by Chris Clugston in his work, “The real inconvenient truth—on American sustainability: Anatomy of a Societal Collapse.”
Do you think the preacher is correct? Or, do you think research scientists provide greater gravity to the issue?
“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, energy
I’ve mentioned a few of the top world experts that tell us that we’re like a brakeless train heading toward a washed-out bridge. Dr. Albert Bartlett, physicist at the University of Colorado, said, “Humanity does not understand the exponential growth equation. It cannot continue and I am not optimistic about the future.” (Source: www.albartlett.org)
Fellow Americans, within the next 24 years, if our Congress, presidents and your silence continue unabated, your children will see 72 million immigrants added to the United States. All totaled, we will add 100 million people to the USA by 2035—a scant two dozen years from now. They will all be fighting for gasoline, food, water and resources. Along with your children!