Dave Gardner's Polar Bear in Bedroom:
If you look back at Vietnam, who started it? What caused it? President Lyndon Baines Johnson used the “Gulf of Tonkin Incident” to wage war on Vietnam that killed several million people. What did he accomplish? He killed several million people and wreaked havoc on their civilization and ours. He died a very depressed man for his enormous folly.
When you look at President George W. Bush’s provocation for the Iraq War, you see the same shallow veneer for provoking that conflict in his “Weapons of Mass Destruction.” Saddam Hussein possessed nothing of the sort. He remained a sandbox dictator. Nonetheless, Bush created a horrific war that will continue killing and maiming human beings on both sides for years to come. President Barack Obama buys into the same horrific stupidity and arrogance.
Yet, whether Vietnam or Iraq, Americans find themselves as their own worst enemy. They allow their leaders to lead them by their ‘emotional’ or even ‘jingoistic’ noses into the breach of war. Today, on the contentious immigration front, Americans allow thousands of employers to employ illegal aliens at a cost of jobs, taxes, welfare and loss of the rule of law.
While 15 million Americans suffer unemployment, about 10 million illegal aliens enjoy employment. Additionally, the U.S. Congress pumps another 1.1 million new immigrants into the country along with green card holders every year. That’s over 200,000 every 30 days!
While the past four presidents did nothing to stop employers of illegal aliens, neither did U.S. citizens stand up to vote anyone that would enforce America’s immigration laws.
Thus far, mass immigration continues to displace Americans not only out of jobs, but out of their language, culture and financial stability. The USA stands $14 trillion in debt. Chicago Breaking News published a story, “U.S. plans crackdown on employers of illegal workers.”
“The Obama administration plans to intensify a crackdown on employers of illegal immigrants with the establishment of an audit office designed to bolster verification of company hiring records,” said the News. “In an interview, John Morton, chief of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, a unit of the Department of Homeland Security, said the Employment Compliance Inspection Center would “address a need to conduct audits even of the largest employers with a very large number of employees.” The office would be announced Thursday, he said.
“Morton said that the center would be staffed with specialists who will pore over the I-9 employee files collected from companies targeted for audits.
“In the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, 2010, ICE conducted audits of more than 2,740 companies, nearly twice as many as the previous year. The agency levied a record $7 million in civil fines on businesses that employed illegal workers.
“Enforcement activity during the Bush administration focused on high-profile raids in which thousands of illegal immigrants were arrested and placed in deportation proceedings. Relatively few companies and their executives were prosecuted.
“In contrast, the Obama administration has made employers the center of its immigration policy with “silent raids.” Critics say the policy has penalized small employers while failing to target larger employers.
“Morton said the new center would have the “express purpose” of providing support to regional immigration offices conducting large audits. “We wouldn’t be limited by the size of a company,” he said.
“The audits, which have affected garment makers, fruit growers and meat packers, result in the firing of every illegal immigrant on a company’s payroll. Companies say this has hurt them, especially as they can’t attract American workers even during an economic downturn.
“Ultimately, it is in a company’s best financial interest to proactively comply with the law now rather than to face potential fines or criminal prosecution for noncompliance in the future,” an ICE spokeswoman said.
“Morton said ICE was also seeking to expand a program enabling businesses to work with the federal government to ensure they are employing people authorized to work in the U.S. Called IMAGE, or ICE Mutual Agreement between Government and Employers, the voluntary program includes training and assessments to help a company guard against hiring illegal employees,” the News said. “Morton will also announce Thursday that Tyson Foods Inc., which employs 100,000 people and has had immigration troubles in the past, has joined the program, agreeing to an audit of “a certain portion of existing records.”
“The poultry processor, which says it has already taken steps to maintain a legal work force, also agreed to establish an internal auditing process,” Mr. Morton said.
“Morton suggested Tyson could pave the way for other big companies to join the program,” said the News. “Tyson faced federal human-smuggling charges in a high-profile trial that resulted in acquittal in 2003.”
“We believe this partnership will enhance our ability to collaborate with government officials on immigration-related matters,” said Tyson Chief Human Resources Officer Ken Kimbro.
“Since ICE initiated the IMAGE program in 2006, only 115 companies have signed on, with many reluctant to open their books to government scrutiny and to invest in training and new systems to bolster their employer-verification process.”
Will ICE enforce immigration laws and will Obama stand by his oath of office? Like the citizens of Missouri say, “I will believe it when I see it…show me!”
Until I see some action, we Americans remain our own worst enemy.
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 word “Mind boggling!” www.NumbersUSA.org
If any of us, no matter what our race, creed or color might be, refuse to engage our U.S. Congress as we have not for 30 years as to the population/immigration equation-our children will find themselves living in a terribly degraded America where the American Dream will be described by the history books as a 'fleeting fantasy' from the era of 1950 to 2010.
This is the best website to start: www.numbersusa.org ; watch Roy Beck’s “Immigration by the Numbers” at 14 minutes. Bi-partisan and very effective. Become a faxer of pre-written letters to your reps to make positive change.
Please visit www.TheSocialContract.com to learn the enormous costs of legal and illegal immigration. Additionally, immigration cannot be sustained as to sheer numbers. You will learn all the aspects of what America faces if it continues adding 1.1 to 1.5 million legal immigrants annually.
Must see DVD: "Blind Spot" www.snagfilms.com/films/title/blind_spot/ , This movie illustrates America's future without oil, water and other resources to keep this civilization functioning. It's a brilliant educational movie! www.blindspotdoc.com
In Canada www.immigrationwatchcanada.org ; in Australia www.population.org.au andPublicPopForum@yahoogroups.com; in Great Britain www.optimumpopulation.org ; and dozens of other sites accessed at www.frostywooldridge.com. In Florida, www.flimen.org .
Must see and funny: www.growthbusters.org ; www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXSTrW_dARc
Dave Gardner's Polar Bear in Bedroom:
Dave Gardner's Polar Bear in Bedroom:
growthbusters.org/2010/03/save-the-polar-bear-in-your-bedroom ; 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 ;760 Wycliffe Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80906 USA; +1 719-576-5565
Check out this link with Wooldridge on bicycle and Lester Brown and panel discussion:
Tomorrow's Americaproject on www.youtube.com/contemporarylearning.
Producer: GEORGE A. COLBURNwww.tomorrowsamerica.com
Link to www.tomorrowsamerica.com for more discussions on America's predicament.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Frosty Wooldridge has bicycled across six continents - from the Arctic to the South Pole - as well as six times across the USA, coast to coast and border to border. In 2005, he bicycled from the Arctic Circle, Norway to Athens, Greece. He presents "The Coming Population Crisis in America: and what you can do about it" to civic clubs, church groups, high schools and colleges. He works to bring about sensible world population balance at www.frostywooldridge.com He is the author of: America on the Brink: The Next Added 100 Million Americans. Copies available: 1 888 280 7715