Thirty five percent of Mexicans would immigrate to USA if allowed
~~By Frosty Wooldridge~~
A recent report by the PEW Research Center discovered that 60 percent of Mexicans prefer remaining in Mexico. But a whopping 35 percent would migrate to the United States if allowed to cross the border.
“On the eve of President Barack Obama’s visit to Mexico, the United States is enjoying a resurgence of good will among the Mexican public, with a clear majority favorably inclined toward their northern neighbor and more now expressing confidence in Obama,” a spokesman for PEW said. “A national opinion survey of Mexico by the Pew Research Center, conducted March 4-17 among 1,000 adults, finds that roughly two-thirds (66%) of Mexicans have a favorable opinion of the U.S. – up from 56% a year ago and dramatically higher than it was following the passage of Arizona’s restrictive immigration law in 2010, when favorable Mexican attitudes toward the United States slipped to 44%.
“Obama also receives higher ratings than he did in recent years. About half (49%) of Mexicans express confidence in the American president to do the right thing when it comes to world affairs, compared with 42% who said the same in 2012 and 38% in 2011. Still, Mexicans’ confidence in Obama has yet to return to the level in his first days in office in 2009, when 55% gave him a high rating.
“Mexicans are also now more of the view that the U.S. takes their country’s interests into account when deciding international policy. About half (51%) say Washington considers their country’s interests, while 45% say it does not. In 2012, opinion leaned in the opposite direction – 56% said the U.S. did not consider Mexico’s interests, compared with 40% who said it did.
“Bilateral issues, particularly the deepening of economic and commercial relations between the U.S. and Mexico, are expected to be among the key items on the agenda when Obama meets with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto this week. The survey finds that, overall, 70% of Mexicans consider the deep economic ties between the two countries to be good for Mexico, down slightly from 76% in 2009, when Pew Research last asked this question.
“When asked specifically about the influence the U.S. is currently having on economic conditions in their country, views are more mixed. One-third of Mexicans say the U.S. is having a positive impact on national economic conditions in Mexico, while 28% think the U.S. is having a bad impact on their country’s economy.”
Views on Immigration
“More than 11 million Mexicans live in the U.S., including about 6 million who are in the country illegally,” said PEW. “Mexicans are divided on whether this is good or bad for their country; 44% say it is good for Mexico that many of its citizens live in the U.S., and an equal share say this is bad for Mexico.
“About six-in-ten Mexicans (61%) say they would not move to the U.S. even if they had the means and opportunity to do so. However, a sizable minority (35%) say they would move to the U.S. if they could, including 20% who say they would emigrate without authorization.
”Mexicans are less likely than they were a year ago to say that people from their country who move to the U.S. have a better life there; 47% say life is better in the U.S., compared with 53% in 2012. About one-in-five (18%) say Mexicans have a worse life in the U.S., while 29% say it is neither better nor worse. However, among those who have close friends or relatives living in the U.S., 70% say these friends or relatives have achieved their goals, while just 25% believe they have been disappointed.
“Three-in-ten Mexicans say they personally know someone who went to the U.S. but returned to Mexico because the person could not find work. About a quarter (27%) know someone who has been deported or detained by the U.S. government for immigration reasons in the last 12 months.”
In the final analysis, millions upon millions of Mexicans and people from around the world would migrate to the United States if given a chance. Unfortunately, our country cannot sustain or support the millions that would migrate. At some point, we must deal with zero immigration intake if we hope to survive the 21st century as an intact civilization.
Part 7: Series on overpopulation in America—endless population growth insures the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
~~By Frosty Wooldridge~~
Part 7: Quotes that make impact on America and around the world, human starvation equates to human misery
The green revolution arrived as a result of the efforts of Norman Borlaug, who, while accepting the Nobel peace prize in 1970, said: “The green revolution has won a temporary success in man’s war against hunger and deprivation; it has given humanity a breathing space. If fully implemented, the revolution can provide sufficient food for sustenance during the next three decades. But the frightening power of human reproduction must also be curbed; otherwise the success of the green revolution will be ephemeral only.”
Ironically, Borlaug, not only foresaw mass human starvation, he unwittingly contributed to it. While his great experimenting with crops yielded greater gains per acre, he facilitated massive population growth that exploded the world from 2.5 billion at the beginning of the last century to our enormously hungry and thirsty 7.1 billion humans in the 21st century. He unwittingly created even greater human starvation levels into the billions when the ax finally falls as to water, arable land and energy availability. This fact remains: the ax will fall upon humanity in this century.
Dreadful, miserable and deadly! Today, we humans seem to think we can outsmart Mother Nature. We can vanquish her! As you see in this graphic series, at this point, we “seem” to be winning. It looks okay in America in 2013. Let’s look a little deeper.
(One of the world’s biggest refugee camps lies on Kenya’s border with Somalia. The Dadaab camp, designed to hold 90,000 refugees, now gives shelter to more than three times that number. Over 1.5 billion human beings cannot secure a clean glass of water daily.) Photo: BBC
For millions of years, Mother Nature culled any species that overwhelmed its carrying capacity of water, food and resources. When we humans came onto the scene, our cleverness allowed us a small niche which became a larger niche and today, homo erectus meaning “clever ape”, rages across the planet with a self-evident arrogance that we can brutalize nature in any way we choose. We think we can poison the air, water and land without harm to ourselves. We think we can encroach on the rest of the natural world and kill off endless species—yet remain unharmed and untouched by our folly.
Today in America, one out of six citizens suffers hunger. Source: www.FeedingAmerica.org
- In 2011, 46.2 million people (15.0 percent) were in poverty.
- In 2011, 9.5 million (11.8 percent) families were in poverty.
- In 2011, 26.5 million (13.7 percent) of people ages 18-64 were in poverty.
- In 2011, 16.1 million (22.0 percent) children under the age of 18 were in poverty.
- In 2011, 3.6 million (9.0 percent) seniors 65 and older were in poverty.
Food Insecurity and Very Low Food Security
- In 2011, 50.1 million Americans lived in food insecure households, 33.5 million adults and 16.7 million children.
These figures sober any American, but they do not begin to tell the story of 21st century world starvation dynamics. With our paltry 316 million human population, we also suffer the highest obesity rates in the world with over half of our citizens fat, overweight and suffering from heart disease, diabetes and other overweight medical health issues. But we also feature 40 + million Americans subsisting in food kitchens and food banks. An astounding 47 million of them live off food stamps.
Ironically, 10 million children starve to death around the world annually according to the World Health Organization www.WHO.org . Another eight million adult humans starve to death annually around the world from their sheer poverty. (Source: Time Magazine)
(In Africa, India and many other countries, women walk three miles for their daily water and must line up to fill their jugs. Then, they must carry them back three miles. As water becomes scarcer as Africa’s population grows from 1 billion to 3 billion at the end of this century and India’s races from 1.2 billion to 1.6 billion, all living hell will break out for Africans and Indians scooped up in the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.) Photography by www.WorldHunger.org
“Children are the most visible victims of under-nutrition. Children who are poorly nourished suffer up to 160 days of illness each year. Poor nutrition plays a role in at least half of the 10.9 million child deaths each year–five million deaths.” (www.worldhunger.org)
With all those realities, we humans continue our Kentucky Derby gallop toward the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. An average of 57 million humans die every year from all causes. We replace them with 57 million new babies and an extra 80 million more to equal 137 million babies annually. We cannot water them, feed them or begin to educate them, but we continue birthing them around the globe. As a clever species, we prove dumber than an emu.
In America, we gallop toward an added 138 million people by 2050—a scant 37 years from now. Beyond reason and without thinking, we appear to believe we can outsmart Mother Nature. We face a rude and vicious awakening long before 2050 as Peak Oil rips gasoline out of our tractors and slams us for $10 up to $20 per gallon.
(Americans lining up at a food bank in Miami. A mind-numbing 47 million Americans cannot feed themselves on their wages. They subsist on taxpayer funded food stamps. They line up at food banks and soup kitchens to eat some food. If America continues its raging gallop toward adding the projected 138 million by 2050—a scant 37 years from now, the ability to feed our poor will become impossible.) Photography by www.bread.blog.org
How will our civilization survive the raging Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse? At the moment, we charge right into their cross hairs. First, we need a national discussion-debate. We need to throw “population overload” onto the table. We need to come up with an “American Population Policy” of two children or less per female. We need to stop mass immigration. We need to encourage one-child families to overcome “population momentum” now eating up India and China. Be careful with the ancient mandates of religions to, “Go forth and multiply.” We need to be realistic and rational instead of emotional and religious. In contrast, we must each stand in our own higher spiritual awareness. We cannot hope for good to ensue, we must act in order to create a viable civilization. This series applies to Canada, UK, Europe, Australia and most other countries of the world.
Without our immediate actions, we most certainly will become victims of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. As Borlaug said, “But the frightening power of human reproduction must also be curbed; otherwise the success of the green revolution will be ephemeral only.”
If you would like to make a difference, please join these organizations for the most effective collective action you can take: www.CapsWeb.org ; www.NumbersUSA.org ; www.TheSocialContract.com ; www.Fairus.org
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In a five minute astoundingly simple yet brilliant video, “Immigration, Poverty, and Gum Balls”, Roy Beck, director of www.numbersusa.ORG, graphically illustrates the impact of overpopulation. Take five minutes to see for yourself:
“Immigration by the numbers—off the chart” by Roy Beck
This 10 minute demonstration shows Americans the results of unending mass immigration on the quality of life and sustainability for future generations: in a few words, “Mind boggling!” www.NumbersUSA.org
Canada www.immigrationwatchcanada.org ; in Australia www.population.org.au andPublicPopForum@yahoogroups.com; in Great Britain www.populationmatters.org ; and dozens of other sites accessed at www.frostywooldridge.com. In Florida, www.flimen.org .
Dave Gardner, President, Citizen-Powered Media ; Producing the Documentary, GROWTH BUSTERS; presents Hooked on Growth: Our Misguided Quest for Prosperity, Join the cause at www.growthbusters.org ; Trailer to his latest movie on overpopulation: http://youtu.be/KLWxWOcUrVc