Skip to comments.Decline and Fall of the Anglo Empire
Posted on 09/01/2011 8:33:35 PM PDT by Shalmaneser
Yet another insane bill has passed through the madhouse called the California State Legislature and now awaits the undead governors signature. Indeed, one of the few signs of life he showed during the campaign that brought him back from beyond the grave was when he spoke of the joy with which he would sign such a bill if resurrected. I refer to AB 131, the second half of the so-called California Dream Act, which would allow illegal aliens brought to this country as children whove graduated from Californias public-school system to apply for college aid.
Predictably, rage against this act of the machine has focused on two points: one, for the happy-spending legislators to plunk down more money from our strapped coffers at a time when they are closing State Parks and cutting down on essential services staggers beliefthey show less responsibility than a 16-year-old with four six-packs, his daddys car, and a girlfriend to impress. The second is that the recipients are well here illegally; their parents lawbreaking is thereby rewarded. I share both concerns. The Anglo birthrates collapse has not been the result of a Latino conspiracy, but of Anglo self-indulgence and sloth.
But the illegal-immigration dispute encompasses two separate yet related issues. It is obviously a question of both national security and sovereigntya nation that cannot control its borders has abdicated its independence. The righteous outrage that many feel over this issue derives its energy from anotherthe gradual re-Hispanicization of the Southwest in general and California in particular, as the redoubtable Pat Buchanan has written in these pages. But not only are conservative Anglo columnists agitated. Members of Southern Californias black community perceive Latino populations growth in traditionally black areas and Hispanic street gangs targeting of blacks as a form of ethnic cleansing.
But even if the border was locked down and every illegal immigrant was shipped home, this cultural change would continue, albeit at a slower rate. The cause would not be mere legal immigration but that unspeakable 800-pound burro in the roombirthrate. The Hispanics have, to a great degree, not yet learned that sterility ought to be marriages aimand that sex is best outside of that union. That has been the Anglos fate to discover.
The Anglo birthrates collapse has not been the result of a Latino conspiracy, but of Anglo self-indulgence and sloth. Teddy Roosevelt (no great lover of Hispanics at home or abroad) declared to a conference of Protestant theologians in 1911:
If you do not believe in your own stock enough to wish to see the stock kept up then you are not good Americans, you are not patriots; and I for one shall not mourn your extinction, and in such event I shall welcome the advent of a new race that will take your place, because you will have shown that you are not fit to cumber the ground.
Harsh words. But the future need not be as bleak as statistics and our 26th president would imply. New Archbishop of Los Angeles José Gomez has entered the debate over immigration and cultural change with an eminently sane point of viewfor this reason, pro-immigration and other activists in his former archdiocese of San Antonio did not care for him. He has also called upon those who fear for this countrys future to reexamine what they are defending. In an address before the Napa Institute, the archbishop points out that regardless of anyones views, America is changing. It already has, in that We have an elite culturein government, the media and academiathat is openly hostile to religious faith. Hispanic Americas growth must be seen in this context.
For the elite that Gomez describes is not merely an elite of secularism, but also of the demographic collapse President Roosevelt foretold and condemned. This same elite harbors a hatred for the good things in life and condemns drinking, smoking, and fine dining (at least for others). They will ruin the country for good and all. Yet they are the legal America, and in their propagandaavailable in public schools, most universities, and the multimedia presentations that now accompany most national monuments dedicated to the revolutionary erathey argue that they constitute the real America while their opposition are the modern-day Loyalists and Confederates.
The archbishop asks the question, What is America? If it is the land of sterile debauchery our elites would have it be, then with Teddy Roosevelt I say, Let it fall! If one instead replies that it is the land those folk have usurped and taken into strange and bizarre paths, the question becomes more specific: What do we want to restore? The United States of the 1950s? 1932? 1860? 1789? 1774? Whichever of those dates appeal, the sad truth is that those United States are never coming back.
But the Hispanics are coming. It is possible to simply fear and loathe them as invading barbarians (having received a crash course in Latino gang culture at inner-city LAs Virgil Junior High in the mid-1970s, I would be in a position to jump on that bandwagon). But that is as sterile a strategy as marriage counseling from Planned Parenthood.
Far more productive would be to...
Taki and Pat Buchanan want to see everything in terms of race and ethnicity.
The author does point out the real problem is that Americans (and Canadians, Europeans) have chosen to exterminate themselves by not having children.
Union workers, Blacks, Jews, Planned Parenthood supporters, GLBT, Hollywood, the liberal media elites in the LA Times, California Teachers Association, the college and university professors, SEIU thugs, ACORN, gave us this mess. It’s now irreversible.
When illegals are REWARDED with largesse when the state is broke, then we have reached the beginning of the end. The point of no return. The same state that gave us Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein, and has now confirmed ultra-liberal Berkeley professor to the state Supreme Court, is FINISHED!
Yes, because of excess taxation, taking care of other ethnicity’s, they can’t have any extra children. No insult, but your missing the causal.
Are Americans and Europeans too poor, after taxes, to have children? Hardly.
“Diversity” has always been code word for eff whitey. We’re now victims of our own compassion and congeniality. Political correctness meets Darwin.
I have no doubt this is the problem. America would be a completely different place without the number of minorities in this country. We’ve had influences in this country that never would’ve happened without a large infulx of non-whites. They haven’t been for the better. Same thing in Europe. It takes energy to carry other peoples.
So how will this work? Financial Aid for UC and CSU is handled through FAFSA, which is a federal agency.
The excess taxation on the young also comes from Social Security and Medicare, which imposes a huge tax burden on young people starting out. It also makes it more difficult for employers to hire. Without jobs, young people can’t get married and start families at a point when they would have more children. Of course, Medicaid and welfare and everything else are also part of the burden. But Social Security and Medicare come right out of the pay check with payroll taxes. It costs more than 15 percent of pay for both employer and employee.
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