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America's Insidious Descent Towards the Third World
Renew America ^ | June 6, 2007 | By Chris Adamo

Posted on 06/06/2007 8:11:35 PM PDT by JACKRUSSELL

Somewhere in the dark recesses of their souls, an increasing number of Americans fear the eventuality of an ultimate confrontation with Mexico over the disputed territories, formerly known as the Southwestern United States. But visions of the affair as a horde of brass-buttoned soldiers, marching on San Jacinto with bayoneted muskets to retake it, are woefully mistaken.

Were that the case, the overt threat would be obvious and recognizable. America could certainly rally and respond with sufficient force to decisively win the battle. But no such events are taking place. In their stead, a much less dramatic scenario promises far greater detriment to the country, though its protracted nature renders it less shocking, and therefore more likely to succeed. In fact, in many respects, it already has.

A far better picture of America's future can be seen in the formerly tidy and wholesome town of Lexington Nebraska, situated as it is in the prime of the Heartland. Over the years, it metamorphosed to a horrendous degree. No doubt, had its inhabitants been forewarned of its fate a mere two decades ago, none would have believed the transformation to be within the realm of possibility.

Once a prim and quiet farm town, Lexington's major industry was for many years a New Holland tractor factory, which brought to it the stability of America's former manufacturing prowess. Many of its residents were employed there, with decent paying and skilled jobs. But in 1986, New Holland outsourced, and the plant was subsequently sold and converted to a meat packing facility, whereupon the local workers were systematically supplanted by a massive importation of illegals.

Initial changes to the character of the town were subtle. Doors that once had been safely left open all night were now locked. Lawn furniture and bicycles no longer adorned the yards, since they might not be there in the morning. Nevertheless, the resilient townspeople made necessary adjustments and attempted to continue with their lives.

As the influx increased however, the degree to which the former charm of Lexington was eventually eradicated was astounding. Its fate should send shudders through the spine of any throughout the rest of the nation, who hope for a country to bequeath to their children.

Much of the town now reflects the squalor not previously seen this side of the Mexican border. Even in the town's modernized zone, which passes just south of Lexington near I-80, businesses reflect the ethnic tidal wave that has overwhelmed it.

It is all but impossible for American youths to gain employment at the local fast food franchises, since virtually all business behind the counters is conducted in Spanish, making it difficult to avoid disturbing notion that businesses might eventually post signs saying: "Americanos need not apply." The town has inarguably become Balkanized.

Yet Lexington is hardly an isolated example. Nor is it among the most severe that has ravaged traditional America. Rather, it is striking only in that it so starkly represents the plight of much of America's southern border, while being vastly separated from that region. If this can happen in Nebraska, no part of the country remains immune to the ravages of such an incursion.

A similar disaster looms over America's food supply, and may be much more far reaching since it is not confined to any geographical location. Its onset will not be heralded by guards showing up at the front door to enforce changes in the state food regulations, or demanding that hapless citizens only patronize the state store.

Rather, the entirety of available food will gradually degrade, and in fact already has, with the ominous collaboration of the United States Government.

For example, Americans are being purposefully denied the ability to know the origin of the beef they eat. "Country of Origin Labeling" (COOL), an essential facet of keeping America's beef producers competitive on the world market, has been systematically stonewalled at the highest levels of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

For some time now, the USDA, along with multinational corporate interests, have worked feverishly to eradicate quality differences between domestic and foreign beef supplies, while preventing consumers from knowing that those differences exist. While free trade advocates rightly decry "protectionism," the current agenda demonstrates nothing short of protectionism for the foreign beef producers.

From the recent pet-food catastrophe, to the revelations of toxins in Chinese made toothpaste along with seafood imports that were produced in the most unsanitary of conditions, Americans now face renewed risks to their health that many decades ago had been eliminated from domestic production. Yet as time goes on, the food and health industries reflect less and less of America's formerly high standards.

If pragmatism prevails above all else as the ultimate driving force behind the "global economy," the food supplies and commodities of other nations will never be lifted to America's former standards. Instead, America's food supplies, and in consequence its entire standard of living, will sink to that of the rest of the world.

It is of little comfort that such incidents are at present fairly isolated. At one time they would have been unheard of. A dangerous first step has been taken in the direction of acceptable risk and degradation where none would have been allowed in the past. Eventually all supplies will decline in quality as producers seek to compete against ultra-cheapened imports.

It is easy enough to allow these problems to expand, and then declare them "unmanageable," as is reflected in the callous indifference of the government to the southern border invasion and the importation of sub-standard beef.

More alarming still is that the law itself changing, ever more resembling its role within third world tyrannies. No longer the "glue" by which a free society retains its cohesion, the law is ever more being used as it is in the "undeveloped world" where it is a means of manipulating and controlling the masses. The total lack of enforcement of America's southern border is itself reflective of a banana republic.

"Justice" has been totally abominated, with honorable border guards serving jail time while border-jumping criminal thugs go free, the legal fate of each no longer determined on basis of any harm they might have inflicted on decent society, but rather on the threat they pose to the established order.

Fortunately, Americans yet have time to fix things. If they fully awaken to the impending danger, they will realize that they still retain the option next election cycle of "throwing the bums out."

"Whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it." So read the Declaration of Independence, a document written only fifteen months after the citizens of another Lexington, realizing that no other justice was to be forthcoming, took matters into their own hands.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Politics
KEYWORDS: aliens; illegalimmigration; immigrantlist; immigration; invasion; noamnestyforillegals; reconquista

1 posted on 06/06/2007 8:11:39 PM PDT by JACKRUSSELL
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To: JACKRUSSELL

Bye,bye American Pie.

Don McLean was right.

Sad.


2 posted on 06/06/2007 8:16:08 PM PDT by Mears
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To: JACKRUSSELL
I’ve been saying that in my replies about giving ILLEGALS amnesty. IF that happens, illegals given amnesty, we will evolve into a third world country. The last thing we need is more criminals and unskilled people and worse yet refuse to learn English and assimilate.
3 posted on 06/06/2007 8:16:32 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God) .)
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To: JACKRUSSELL

...Thompson’s record on immigration.

From NumbersUSA.
http://profiles.numbersusa.com/improfile.php3?DistSend=TN&VIPID=743


4 posted on 06/06/2007 8:21:38 PM PDT by familyop
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To: JACKRUSSELL

BTTT!


5 posted on 06/06/2007 8:23:04 PM PDT by neverdem (May you be in heaven a half hour before the devil knows that you're dead.)
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To: JACKRUSSELL

Good article.

It’s about the economics.

The Bush admin has been all about “globalism”, a word meant by proponents to sound like mutually beneficial,

But really is the exploiting of the cost difference of our middle class lifestyles and protections and those of abroad.


6 posted on 06/06/2007 8:25:37 PM PDT by Shermy
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To: JACKRUSSELL
"Americans are being purposefully denied the ability to know the origin of the beef they eat. "Country of Origin Labeling" (COOL), an essential facet of keeping America's beef producers competitive on the world market, has been systematically stonewalled at the highest levels of the U.S. Department of Agriculture."

Worthy of a BUMP. I'm not confident on labeling either. I have family in Asian (ChiCom) imports and all they do is switch "country of origin" labels to thwart any tariffs.

7 posted on 06/06/2007 8:31:21 PM PDT by endthematrix (a globalized and integrated world - which is coming, one way or the other. - Hillary)
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To: JACKRUSSELL
Fortunately, Americans yet have time to fix things. If they fully awaken to the impending danger, they will realize that they still retain the option next election cycle of "throwing the bums out."

It'll be quite difficult to "throw the bums out" using the electoral process if tens of million illegal aliens (and their extended families) are given amnesty (voting rights). In fact the bums would be more likely than ever to be voted back in again. ...and again.

If the catastrophe has any chance whatsoever of being averted we have to stop this amnesty train right now. .....and THEN start kicking the bums out -- both the illegal aliens and their political enablers.

8 posted on 06/06/2007 8:31:46 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: JACKRUSSELL

... a study regarding the impact of the meatpacking industry on crime completed in Garden City, Kansas, prior to IBP’s arrival in Lexington, revealed large increases in the city’s crime rates shortly after the plant opened there. Garden City shared a similar pre-IBP population with Lexington, and each city had similar demographics prior to the arrival of IBP in each respective location. He said the research indicated that crime rates had increased considerably in Garden City after the IBP plant arrived. Given the similarity between the cities Clark assumed that crime rates would also increase in Lexington (Clark interview).

Clark further explained that he and Sheriff Reiber knew that the existing Dawson County Jail in Lexington would not accommodate the changes that were about to take place in the city. At the time, the jail was roughly 50 years old and contained only about 26 beds. Therefore, law enforcement officials in Dawson County began planning the building of a new jail before IBP even arrived in Lexington (Ibid.).

Dawson County’s new jail opened its doors in July of 1993, currently contains 126 beds, and costs approximately $1.2 million to operate annually. According to Sheriff Reiber, the entire jail and law enforcement center cost the county $4.5 million to build. The law enforcement center became the headquarters for the Dawson County Sheriff’s office (Reiber interview).

Sheriff Reiber provided me with population statistics for the jail from 1989 to 1996. The Dawson County jail houses both “contract” and “non-contract” inmates. Extra holding space in the jail allows Sheriff Reiber to hold Federal inmates as well as inmates from other counties for a contractual fee. Non-contract inmates, however, are solely from Dawson County. Figure 9 only accounts for non-contract inmates from Dawson County as this research is primarily concerned with prisoners connected to crimes committed in Dawson County. Figure 9 shows that in 1989 there was an average of 12 inmates housed in the Dawson County jail daily. By the mid-1990’s however, the average daily non-contract inmate population hovered around 45.

Once crime rates began to increase in Lexington during the early 1990’s, local law enforcement agencies required increased budgets to provide adequate law enforcement personnel to police Lexington and the greater Dawson County area. Sheriff Reiber explained that the budget for the Dawson County Sheriff’s office (excluding the jail’s operating costs) was approximately $400,000 in 1990. Now, 15 years later, the Sheriff’s budget has doubled to $800,000. Much of the increase in budget paid the salaries of new deputy positions as high crime rates demanded increased numbers of law enforcement personnel to police Dawson County. In 1990, Sheriff Reiber kept about 12 deputies on staff. Today he has a total of 18 deputies patrolling Dawson County (Reiber interview).

Sheriff Reiber further explained that he has also received some aid from the Federal government in the fight against crime in Dawson County. In order to fight against gang, drug, and other violent criminal activity, Reiber has kept a special investigator on his force since the early 1990’s. The Federal government provides funding for the gang, drug, and violent crimes investigator through a “Byrne” grant. Unfortunately, the Byrne grant for Dawson County will most likely run out in November of 2005, leaving Sheriff Reiber uncertain how he will be able to continue funding the position. He explained that Byrne grants are being replaced in Congress by Homeland Security grants. He further explained that the shift in funding could ultimately hinder his ability to fight drug and gang activity in Lexington and Dawson County (Ibid.). With Dawson County’s high rate of drug trafficking and its gang presence, the prospect of losing a gang and drug investigator is unsettling to say the least.

Chief Clark reported that he also had increases in budget and personnel as well as Federal aid for crime fighting due to increased crime rates in Lexington. With budget statistics provided to me by Lexington’s City Treasurer Barb Mills, I made a graph displaying the Lexington Police Department’s budget from fiscal years 1983-1984 through 2000-2001 (Figure 10). Throughout the 1980’s to fiscal year 1990-1991, the police department’s budget was at or near $400,000, much like the budget for the Sheriff’s office in 1990. Also similar to the Sheriff’s budget, the police department’s budget had doubled to $800,000 by fiscal year 2000-2001.


9 posted on 06/06/2007 8:35:15 PM PDT by joshhiggins (O you who believe! do not take the MUSLIMS for friends)
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To: Mr. Mojo
If the catastrophe has any chance whatsoever of being averted we have to stop this amnesty train right now. .....and THEN start kicking the bums out -- both the illegal aliens and their political enablers.

I don't think we can wait that long. Maybe it's time to take a page from the Dimocats' and illegals' playbook -- get out in the streets with bullhorns and make our voices heard. The pols in the logic-free zone (D.C.) obviously haven't heard us.

10 posted on 06/06/2007 8:42:16 PM PDT by Schatze (It's better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than to open it and remove all doubt.)
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To: JACKRUSSELL

Just for the record: I think South of the Border illegals look uncannily like Oompa-Loompas...at least the ones in my area do.

In the case of illegal fighting city hall is impossible and that is depressing.


11 posted on 06/06/2007 8:50:45 PM PDT by madison10
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To: JACKRUSSELL

It is our elites that are doing this. They want to be in charge of peasants and since none of us are peasants, they are intent intoi turning us into such.


12 posted on 06/06/2007 9:04:57 PM PDT by Cacique (quos Deus vult perdere, prius dementat ( Islamia Delenda Est ))
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To: Schatze

The only thing we can do is stop paying taxes. Can we get amnesty?


13 posted on 06/06/2007 9:23:02 PM PDT by cp124 (Republican=Toast)
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To: JACKRUSSELL

An old law of economics: “The bad drives out the good.”


14 posted on 06/06/2007 9:56:03 PM PDT by redpoll (redpoll)
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To: JACKRUSSELL

The culprit:

“But in 1986, New Holland outsourced, and the plant was subsequently sold and converted to a meat packing facility, whereupon the local workers were systematically supplanted by a massive importation of illegals.”


15 posted on 06/06/2007 10:06:46 PM PDT by DaveTesla (You can fool some of the people some of the time......)
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To: Antoninus; HiJinx

ping


16 posted on 06/06/2007 10:47:25 PM PDT by rmlew (It's WW4 and the Left wants to negotiate with Islamists who want to kill us , for their mutual ends)
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To: JACKRUSSELL

But there is a silver lining.
The super rich elite and the politicians are getting richer and more powerful.Hooray!


17 posted on 06/06/2007 11:09:51 PM PDT by philetus (Keep doing what you always do and you'll keep getting what you always get.)
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To: JACKRUSSELL; All

Just say NO to Amnesty!! Before it’s too late!!

U.S. Senate switchboard: (202) 224-3121

U.S. House switchboard: (202) 225-3121

White House comments: (202) 456-1111

Find your House Rep.: http://www.house.gov/writerep

Find your US Senators: http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm


18 posted on 06/07/2007 1:06:11 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Fred Thompson/John Bolton 2008)
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To: JACKRUSSELL
When the time comes for Americans to evacuate the South West. And the time will come. Then every light pole, every water system, every generating plant, every overpass must be destroyed as we leave.

Leave the animals in the dark without water or power. They will kill each other.They will be unable to fix everything everywhere. There are simply not enough of them capable of it.They will turn on themselves, Their own ignorance will be the best weapon for defeating them and reclaiming what is ours.

19 posted on 06/07/2007 1:32:22 AM PDT by BigCinBigD (You "abort" bad missile launches and carrier landings. Not babies.)
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To: nmh

a vote in favor of the amnesty bill is a vote for the next civil war.

one day we will have UN peackeepers in the US. Wonder what they will want to confiscate first?


20 posted on 06/07/2007 3:06:49 AM PDT by tm61
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To: Mr. Mojo
It'll be quite difficult to "throw the bums out" using the electoral process if tens of million illegal aliens (and their extended families) are given amnesty (voting rights). In fact the bums would be more likely than ever to be voted back in again. ...and again.

It's also difficult to vote the bums out when they say whatever they need to just to get elected and then turn around and do exactly the opposite of that when they are firmly in their position of power.
21 posted on 06/07/2007 3:39:09 AM PDT by JACKRUSSELL
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To: Cacique
It is our elites that are doing this. They want to be in charge of peasants and since none of us are peasants, they are intent into turning us intoi such.

It certainly seems like that is true. There is plenty of evidence out there that "global warming" is one of the biggest money grabbing schemes ever invented, too. Yet, almost all in positions of power continue to go along with the lie and treat the subject as a proven fact......as an excuse to raise our taxes and gain more control over us.
22 posted on 06/07/2007 3:48:21 AM PDT by JACKRUSSELL
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To: tm61
“a vote in favor of the amnesty bill is a vote for the next civil war.

one day we will have UN peackeepers in the US. Wonder what they will want to confiscate first?”

I see you have no backbone.

Dependent on the U.N. as well.

I’m sure glad you weren’t around when the founders went to war with the crown for independence. You’d rather roll over than endorse existing laws.

It’s easy to get rid of illegals:

- fine th employers so that it’s not worth it to hire them as slaves.

-expel kids from public schools.

-deny any who have no proof of stenotype healthcare and entitlements.

- born here or not with ILLEGAL parents - LEAVE!

How gutless we have become ... McPain really got to you with his threat of “riots in the street” - shoot to kill if they do this.

It’s very easy to compel ILLEGALS willingly to go back to where they came from. If you don’t, you will have a third world country where they speak Spanish. Worse yet, they really believe that Texas and California is still part of Mexico.

Thank goodness you are not in a position of power since you take the cowardly stance.

23 posted on 06/07/2007 4:24:10 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God) .)
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To: nmh

-deny any who have no proof of stenotype healthcare and entitlements.

correction:

-deny any who have no proof of citenship, healthcare and entitlements.


24 posted on 06/07/2007 4:24:54 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God) .)
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To: sauropod

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25 posted on 06/07/2007 4:27:31 AM PDT by sauropod ("An intelligent man is sometimes forced to be drunk to spend time with his fools." Ernest Hemingway)
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To: Eaker; AK2KX; Ancesthntr; ApesForEvolution; archy; backhoe; Badray; t_skoz; Becki; Jack Black; ...

Viewing it more as ARII rather than CWII, none the less the barking of the dogs of war recounted by the author requires my notification of our list. PING!


26 posted on 06/07/2007 7:56:00 AM PDT by Jack Black
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To: JACKRUSSELL

A very true and terrific article. All the Taylor Caldwell deniers out there are willfully ignorant.

This article is a very honest about the destruction of America from within. I guess it will be our shameful legacy to our children and grandchildren.


27 posted on 06/07/2007 8:04:56 AM PDT by dforest (Fighting the new liberal Conservatism. The Left foot in the GOP door.)
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To: rmlew; gubamyster

Bump-ping!


28 posted on 06/07/2007 8:13:49 AM PDT by HiJinx (Ask me about Troop Support...)
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To: 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; 7.62 x 51mm; ..

ping


29 posted on 06/07/2007 9:09:51 AM PDT by gubamyster
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To: Jack Black

When pests invade the diner, do you treat them as customers? No. You get rid of them, or they take over.

Same scenario, one way or another we get rid of the pests. We either remove them by normal processes, or, if that doesn’t work.....


30 posted on 06/07/2007 1:24:04 PM PDT by wizr (Freedom ain't free.. Common sense ain't common,. It's a gift from God.)
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To: familyop
...Thompson’s record on immigration.

Fred Thompson, if elected, will do as much to fix the immigration mess as his predecessor. Stop kidding yourselves. (Some folks in this forum can swallow BIG pills, when properly packaged)

The only way to "fix" immigration .... is to END it, at least for a while.

Before one replies, "impossible", EXACTLY that has been done at prior times in our nation's history. We can do it again, if necessary. And it IS necessary that we do it, and soon.

- John

31 posted on 06/07/2007 2:25:19 PM PDT by Fishrrman
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To: Jack Black
Look at the bright side.

Rents will be cheap for our children in Amexica.

And the OBL elites will have all the cheap maids and gardeners they so richly need and deserve.

32 posted on 06/07/2007 2:30:13 PM PDT by Travis McGee (--- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com ---)
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