Denver Post August 17, 2008
Re: “A majority minority nation-but so what?” Chavez/Denver Post /8/17/08
Aristotle said, “Tolerance and apathy are the first signs of a dying society.”
Linda Chavez noted in Sunday’s DP column that by 2042, the United States transforms from a majority nation to a minority dominated nation. She said, “Hispanics, Asians and blacks will outnumber whites by 32 million…but so what?”
That new minority-majority arrives from merciless, relentless and massive immigration from poor, destitute, third world countries. Chavez asks, “But so what?” We must answer that question with sobering realities we face as a civilization.
The March PEW Report noted the USA will add 138 million people by 2050. Source: “Immigration to Play Lead Role in U.S Population Growth from 2005 to 2050, Pew Research Study Finds”
If current trends continue, the population of the United States will rise to 438 million in 2050, from 296 million in 2005, and 82% of the increase will be due to immigrants arriving from 2005 to 2050 and their U.S.-born descendants, according to new projections developed by the Pew Research Center.
Colorado’s own Dr. Albert Bartlett adds his wisdom to the debate over overpopulation our own “Can you think of any problem in any area of human endeavor on any scale, from the microscopic to global, whose long-term solution is in any demonstrable way aided, assisted, or advanced by further increases in population, locally, nationally, or globally?”
As I’ve noted many times, no one at the highest levels of leadership or journalism understands our accelerating overpopulation dilemma. They ignore it at all costs. Yet, it will cost us our civilization’s ability to function. Mark my words as I’ve seen what’s coming in my world travels.
That new minority-majority represents a new and profoundly poorer America where education falters today only to be exacerbated by millions in the coming years. It means our middle class cannot survive against cheap labor, falling wages and loss of standard of living. We see it today with 28 million Americans on food stamps. Source: “As Jobs Vanish and Prices Rise, Food Stamp Use Nears Record Levels” “But recent rises in many states appear to be resulting mainly from the economic slowdown, officials and experts say, as well as inflation in prices of basic goods that leave more families feeling pinched. Citing expected growth in unemployment, the Congressional Budget Office this month projected a continued increase in the monthly number of recipients in the next fiscal year, starting Oct. 1 — to 28 million, up from 27.8 million in 2008, and 26.5 million in 2007.”
We see it with millions of immigrant children utilizing free education their parents can’t pay for, free breakfast and lunch programs paid for by American citizens. We see it in 76 percent high school failure rates by immigrants in high schools in Detroit, Michigan as reported by NBC’s Brian Williams. Many other large American cities cities feature similar failure rates.
“But so what?” Chavez said.
The National Coalition for the Homeless, www.nationalhomeless.org reported 3.5 million homeless people struggled for survival in the streets of America in 2006. Of that number, 1.35 million consist of homeless children. Reports show 13 million American children suffer daily from malnutrition and hunger in America. A shocking 37 million Americans live below the poverty line, which is 12.7 percent of our population.
Twelve to as many as 20 million illegal aliens residing in America make up the largest high school drop out population in the history of the nation.
Illegitimate birth rates skyrocket in hospitals across the country causing horrific costs to American taxpayers.
“But so what?” Chavez said.
Can we deal with a massive and growing illiterate population? How will we contend countless Americans featuring scant educational skills? How will we deal with millions of babies from their ranks? If we can’t educate half of our own minorities, how will we educate this massive overload of humanity?
To give you a harsh view of our future, I’ve traveled throughout Mexico. On the outskirts of Mexico City with 22 million people, in excess of two million people live in cardboard shacks. They squat for their morning constitutional with their chickens. They live in abject misery, filth, disease and hopelessness.
Guess what? They’re moving to America. Millions of them!
Third world slums began appearing along our borders from Brownsville, Texas to San Diego, California in the 80s. They’re called “Colonias,” which in Spanish means “new neighborhoods.” They feature shacks, no sewers, no streets, no running water, no electricity, toilet facilities or waste pickup.
The New York Times, March 3, 1988, “Along the US Border, a Third World is Reborn,” reported, “Colonias are rusted trailers and shacks nailed together from tar paper and packing pallets without indoor toilets…with mounds of uncollected trash that attract rats…the lack of sanitation has polluted the ground water to the point where many residents drink their own waste…the colonias feature Third World levels of hepatitis, dysentery, diarrhea, skin rashes, cholera and tuberculosis…they are contaminated, explosive, fecal, filthy, illegal, miserable, polluted, powder kegs, putrid, shocking, sick, stench filled, suffering and wrenching.”
Since their appearance in the early 80s, according to the Times: “The 1988 population totaled 185,000; the 1995 population exceeded 500,000; the 2005 population exceeded 1.5 million. At the current rate of growth, these human misery settlements shall reach 20 million by 2021.”
I spent two weeks filming colonias in Texas. I haven’t been as sickened to my stomach since my travels in Asia. It’s worse than any description the New York Times or I could give you. Colonias represent human misery at its disturbing worst levels.
These slums represent a health hazard of unprecedented dimensions. Given enough time, large areas of southern California will resemble the outskirts of Mexico City. Two decades of denial continues the expansion of American “colonias.”
“But so what?” Chavez said.
We cannot import millions of desperately poor, illiterate and hard working people from Third World countries and think they will become functioning, positive aspects in a First World country. Holland, France and Great Britain’s immigration policies fail on every level. Ours does, too!
What about our working poor? What about degraded educational opportunities for our children?
As we choke on millions of people from other countries, they displace our working poor as immigrants depress wages. What are we creating? A permanent poor class! In reality, a growing and dangerous slave class!
As it stands today, millions of Americans can’t pay for heating and electricity bills. They rely on donations by other Americans to cover those bills. At some point, as this new poor class expands into millions upon millions—something will fail. What is that? Our ability to deal with it or solve it!
The American Dream degrades into the American Nightmare
Former Colorado Governor Lamm said, “We are the only country in history to change its ethnic makeup, and history has few examples of ‘diversity’ creating a stable society.”
As we import millions of poor into our country to become the new majority-minority—we cheat our children and our civilization out of any chance for a viable, stable or sustainable future—for all races, creeds and colors.
One lady I interviewed said, “We’ll be no different than the misery, suffering and human nightmare that now makes up India. We are becoming another India. I feel sorry for my grandchildren.”
“But so what?” said Chevez.