Part 10: Standard of living
Do you think the Chinese with 1.3 billion people, while harnessing the most powerful economic engine in the world, enjoy a high standard of living? What about India with 1.2 billion people? Do you think the majority of Indians enjoy a high standard of living?
Both countries suffer majorities, over 2.0 billion people, living in utter despair, poverty, overcrowded cities and horrendous pollution.
Worse, they cannot find a way out of their predicament. In fact, no matter how smart their leaders, no matter how many factories they build and no matter how many jobs they create—most Indians and Chinese will NEVER rise to the standard of living enjoyed by the majority American citizens today.
Why? Simple: both countries add eight million and 11 million people annually, net gain. They cannot keep up with education, jobs, housing or a clean environment. The more people, the more their problems grow beyond solving.
As a footnote, I heard Arun Gandhi, grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, in a speech several years ago where he said, “Endless millions of Indians are born in the streets, live in the streets and die in the streets without ever enjoying a toilet, shower, lavatory or bed.”
"Unlimited population growth cannot be sustained; you cannot sustain growth in the rates of consumption of resources. No species can overrun the carrying capacity of a finite land mass. This Law cannot be repealed and is not negotiable.” Dr. Albert Bartlett, www.albartlett.org , University of Colorado, USA.
The people in seemingly successful societies have not and cannot improve their standard of living. Why? They suffer from the “exponential function” which destroys their viability as a civilization.
Let’s define “standard of living”:
The level of wealth, comfort, material goods and necessities available to a certain socioeconomic class in a certain geographic area. The standard of living includes factors such as income, quality and availability of employment, class disparity, poverty rate, quality and affordability of housing, hours of work required to purchase necessities, gross domestic product, inflation rate, number of vacation days per year, affordable (or free) access to quality healthcare, quality and availability of education, life expectancy, incidence of disease, cost of goods and services, infrastructure, national economic growth, economic and political stability, political and religious freedom, environmental quality, climate and safety. The standard of living is closely related to quality of life.
About 2/3 of the world’s population cannot measure up to that definition. Over 3.5 billion out of 7.1 billion people do not enjoy a toilet, shower and lavatory. Over 2.0 billion cannot secure a clean glass of water to drink daily.
So, let me ask you this: how do we think we can add another 100 million immigrants to the United States in three decades and hope, pretend, wish or dream that we can maintain our standard of living? How do we think we can bring their standard of living up ours when they couldn’t attain it in their own countries?
This week, I spoke on the Jeff Rense Show to the nation. I told the worldwide audience the enormity of our predicament. I told them that our Congress expects to jump our 1.0 million legal immigrant injection annually to 2.0 million annually—as well as present a blanket amnesty to over 20 million illegal migrants that jumped our borders and call our country their home.
How many people constitute 100 million? That number would fill 20 of our top most populated cities. The audience gasped and the phone board lit up. Very few Americans comprehend the mind- numbing numbers we face if S744 passes next year or any year. Most Americans don’t possess a clue as to their children’s fate.
This much is certain: if we allow our Congress to pass an amnesty and inject another 100 million immigrants from 150 countries—we will not enjoy anything near our current “standard of living.” The more people, the less the wages. The more people, more people compete for limited jobs. The less the jobs, the more the human frustration, poverty and personal defeat. The more people, the more degraded our environment. The more people, the less everyone partakes of a dwindling American pie.
By these 10 parts of the series, you understand our predicament and you appreciate what your kids face. This won’t be pretty for anyone. Therefor take action with the addresses I provide at the end of these commentaries.
First of all, call Speaker of the House John Boehner at 1-202-225-0600 and tell him your feelings about S744. Leave a message on his answer machine or speak to his secretary. Call often in the coming months. Tell him:
“Mr. Boehner, I understand that S744 doubles legal immigration from its current 1.0 million annually to 2.0 million while giving amnesty to 12 to 20 million illegal migrants. Do you understand that such an amnesty would flood America with over 100 million immigrants by 2050—a scant 37 years from now. How will we be able to water, house, work, feed, educate, medicate and care for that many people when we already suffer 48 million Americans who cannot secure jobs and live on food stamps? How will we maintain our environment and standard of living in light of those numbers. As an American citizen, I demand that you reduce all immigration to less than 100,000 annually and enforce the laws on the books to arrest, prosecute and jail employers of illegal migrants. That will help illegal migrants to go home on their own dime when they don’t have a job. Our own unemployed citizens can take those jobs at a living wage.”
If the amnesty bill S744 passes in 2014, it raises legal immigration from 1.0 million annually to 2.0 million annually—thus speeding the displacement and Schizophrenia of America at an ever greater speed. Phone Speaker of the House of Representatives John Boehner and tell him you do not want S744 passed, but instead, enforce our current immigration laws on the books. Additionally, you don’t want to see another 100 immigrants injected into America within 37 years. Call him: 1 202 225 0600.
Do the same for all the email addresses below to start a national conversation:
George Noory: firstname.lastname@example.org
Charlie Rose: email@example.com
Today Show: firstname.lastname@example.org
Matt Lauer: Today@nbc.com
Brian Williams: email@example.com
Greta van Susteren: Ontherecord@foxnews.com
Part 10: Standard of living driven downward
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
Join me, Frosty Wooldridge, with Dave Chaffin, host of the Morning Zone at 650 AM, www.KGAB.com, Cheyenne, Wyoming every Monday 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m., as we discuss my latest commentaries on issues facing America. You may stream the show on your computer. You may call in at: 1-888-503-6500.
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
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.
Visit www.TheSocialContract.com for the best information on what we face as a civilization as to overpopulation, energy, immigration and much more.
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 .
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
Must see: Rapid Population Decline, seven minute video by Dr. Jack Alpert-
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
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:
Alexandra Paul talks about human overpopulation and saving our world by all women having 1 child only:
One planet, one child:
We must come to terms with birth control and stabilizing human population. This three minute video brings the terror of India’s predicament up close and personal by Paul Winn of Australia:
This film will rock you: MOTHER: CARING FOR 7 BILLION
Dr. Jack Alpert , www.skil.org
Too Many People Video series
How Much Degrowth is Enough? "NEW" Sept. 2012
The Human Predicament and What to Do About It Feb. 2012
Overpopulation Means Civilization Collapse Aug. 2011
Important books to read and educate yourself:
Life on the Brink: Environmentalists Confront Overpopulation, edited by Philip Cafaro and Eileen Crist, 2012
The World Without Us, Alan Weisman 2007 A scholarly research on how the Earth will fare after Homo sapiens are gone.
Man Swarm, and the Killing of Wildlife, Dave Foreman 2011 Mankind as locusts.
Take Conservation Back, Dave Foreman, 2013
The Long Emergency by James Howard Kunstler, what America faces when oil runs out.
Overshoot by William Catton
Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed by Jared Diamond
Peak Everything: Facing a century of Declines by Richard Heinberg
Plan B, 4.0, Saving Civilization by Lester Brown
The Population Fix by Edward C. Hartman
America on the Brink: The Next Added 100 Million Americans by Frosty Wooldridge
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