famous immigration Gumballs
at www.NumbersUSA.com eloquently demonstrates that if all the people in the world
who would like to come to America actually do—currently an estimated 80
million—we would be absolutely overwhelmed,” said Collins. “But 80 million is
only slightly more than the net (births over deaths) number of humans added to
the world population every year. And some experts very plausibly argue that the
planet can't sustain over the next 100 years the number of humans already
alive—nearly 7 billion. At the current rate, several billion more
be added in the next decades.
of the need for a drastic and rapid lowering of world population is Dr. Jack
Alpert, a Stanford educator. His website offers a comprehensive seminar
on this issue. Try tapping into his web site as Alpert outlines a course
of action that must be followed if humanity expects to survive the 21st
century. You may visit Dr. Alpert at www.skil.org
and view his video here
“We who favor
real immigration reform—which is not now even being intelligently discussed by
our top elected leaders—continue to ponder strategies to counter the business,
religious and ethnic advocacy groups constantly working for Open Borders.
the present immigration debate there lurks urgent questions about mounting
world population growth, which brought world population from under two billion
in 1890 to its present level. Like a tsunami, unseen by those in its path
until it is too late, this wave of people threatens everyone on the
“I am reminded
of the famous
Edgar Allen Poe 1845 allegorical short story The Masque of the Red Death,
which tells about a disease known as the Red Death which plagues a fictional
country and causes its victims to die quickly and gruesomely.
“To escape its
spread, the ruling Prince, Prospero, (as in prosperity?) decides to retreat
into his palace, locking the gates and throwing a fancy masquerade ball,
highlighted in various rooms by fabulous colors. The seventh palace
room is black with red windows. It contains an ebony clock that rings
each hour, loud and most distracting, causing all to stop, before resuming
remind us today of the massive traumas of hunger and chaos
experienced already by over a billion people? Look around the world and you can
see, among the few, a level of lavish life style, seldom if ever enjoyed
in human history. Food, health care, housing, you name it!
And this applies to the many, not the few, in the USA and many developed
nations. Do we Americans see those TV pictures of starving people living
in conditions which we find horrible? Yet we turn off our TVs and move on
without much further thought? Build up more armaments and more overseas
guests avoid this ominous black and red room. They find the other
gorgeous rooms seemingly filled with dreams, allowing them maximum
“Then a new
guest appears, dressed more ghoulishly than his counterparts. His mask looks
like the face of a corpse, his garments resemble a funeral shroud, and his face
reveals spots of blood suggesting that he is a victim of the Red Death.
becomes angry that someone with so little humor and levity would join his
party. The other guests, however, are so afraid of this masked man that they
fail to prevent him from walking through each room. Prospero finally catches up
to the new guest in the black-and-red room. As soon as he confronts the figure,
party-goers enter the room to attack the cloaked man, they find that there is
nobody beneath the costume. Everyone then dies, for the Red Death has
infiltrated the castle.
significance of unsustainable population growth is pooh-poohed by many
observers. They say we will be protected by the endless growth of more food
supplies, the emergence of technologies that will allow limitless expansion of
human numbers—ultimately, by our world class military. But, say most of
this school, if deaths are needed these will occur among the poor and
weak. So not to worry—the strong will be left. Hey, just a
bit of evolution, right?
“Wrong! Ultimately, depending on just how this human
tsunami plays out, much of the world's civilizing elements will be wiped away,
as our environment gets further ravaged, food supplies dwindle, and burgeoning
numbers bring the kind of civil breakdowns now so prevalent in many of the
world's poorer countries.
immigration policy remains urgently in need of real reform. But even the best
reform will not solve the ultimate problem now gaining hurricane force.
military power, nothing will stop some ugly form of disaster unless we
quickly see a major reduction in world human numbers.
constantly about what the sustainable number is. The certain answer: much lower
than it is now. Dr. Alpert's number: 100 million for the entire world.
optimum number—and how do you support it?”
The great thing in this world is not
so much where you stand, as in what direction you are moving.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
equation depends on your actions that will change the future toward a positive
Donald A. Collins [email him], is a freelance writer living in Washington DC and a
former long time member of the board of FAIR, the Federation for American
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