Skip to comments.America 2050: A Nation of Turtles
Posted on 10/21/2006 4:13:13 PM PDT by NapkinUser
Does it matter who was the 300 millionth "American"? Indeed, it does.
If it was a baby born to an American, that is wonderful news. If it was a baby born to an illegal alien, it means we have lost control of our borders. And as Ronald Reagan said, a country that can't control its borders isn't really a country anymore.
And if it was a Mexican who slipped over the Rio Grande in the early morning darkness of Oct. 17, it may be a harbinger of the end of America as we knew her.
If the people are not celebrating the 300 million along with the editorial writers, it is because there is a strong likelihood the individual added to our number is not an American at all, and because the extraordinary growth of the American family was not the free choice of the American people.
We have 300 million here today only because the government of the United States refuses to enforce our immigration laws and the people were misled or lied to when the Immigration Act of 1965 was passed.
Who was the chairman of the subcommittee that conducted the hearings? Edward M. Kennedy. And what did Sen. Kennedy promise? Here are his own words of four decades ago:
"(O)ur cities will not be flooded with a million immigrants annually. Under the proposed bill, the present level of immigration remains substantially the same. ... The ethnic mix of this country will not be upset. ... Contrary to the charges in some quarters, S. 500 will not inundate America with immigrants from any other country or area, or the most populated and economically deprived nations of Africa and Asia."
Only haters would make such assertions, Kennedy thundered. "The charges I have mentioned are highly emotional, irrational and with little foundation in fact. They are out of line with the obligations of responsible citizenship. They breed hate of our heritage."
How good were the senator's assurances?
Today, we have 36 million immigrants and their children here, some 90 percent from Third World nations whose peoples have never before been assimilated into a First World nation. A third, 12 million, are here in violation of our laws.
Most of those coming now are poor and uneducated, and are unable to speak our language. Some do not wish to become Americans. But they are sending our crime, poverty and disease rates skyward, and pulling U.S. academic scores down toward Third World levels.
But what is most significant about these deep and irreversible alterations in the character of the nation is that the American people never voted for it and do not want it. It is being imposed from above, anti-democratically, by a regime that refuses to enforce our laws and is now at virtual war with the American people.
Though immigration is the hottest domestic issue in 2006, and every candidate in a close race is taking a hard line on border security -- even Hillary Clinton voted for 700 miles of security fence -- the will of the people is ignored. According to a poll released Monday by The Center for Immigration Studies, 68 percent of Americans say immigration is too high. Only 2 percent believe it is too low. Yet the McCain-Kennedy-Bush bill would have granted amnesty to millions of illegal aliens and doubled the number of legal immigrants.
The failure to restrict immigration so the Melting Pot can work, the refusal to seal the border despite what America wants, suggests ours has ceased to be a democratic republic. "Here, sir, the people rule!" used to be a proud boast. Today, the line is laughable.
In my book "State of Emergency: The Third World Invasion and Conquest of America," I projected that by 2050, every city in America would look like Los Angeles, and Los Angeles and the cities of the Southwest would look like Mexico City.
And what is happening to Los Angeles? According to Robert Putnam, Harvard political scientist and author of "Bowling Alone," the trust among people in "this most diverse human habitation in human history" is now at rock bottom, the lowest anywhere he could find.
"In the presence of diversity," said Putnam, "we hunker down. We act like turtles. The effect of diversity is worse than had been imagined. And it's not just that we don't trust people who are not like us. In diverse communities we don't trust people who look like us."
The more people of different races that live in a community, the greater the loss of trust, said Putnam. "They don't trust the local mayor, they don't trust the local paper, they don't trust other people, and they don't trust institutions. ... The only thing there is more of is protest marches and TV watching."
Welcome to the Brave New World our elites are creating for our children, as they consign the America we grew up in to the compost heap of history.
Tell me...am I supposed to feel LESS for Officer Briggs and his family?
You seem to think I should.
Making sh%t up because you're running out of arguments?
What I have a preoblem with is people who use emotion-based, BS arguments to make a point...like you and Democrats do.
It's still "turtles, all the way down."
Like I said, we'll just put Luis in the "It's More Important For My Pals To Make Money Hiring Illegals Than It Is To Stop Thugs And Murderers From Entering American Illegally" column.
Now go tell the Widow Johnson that her husband was just the price we pay so your pals can get their crops picked.
Want to make a bet?
You post pictures of all people killed by illegal aliens, and I'll post pictures of people killed by the native born and let's see whether yours are more dead than mine.
I'll start with Tim McVeigh's victims' pictures...that'll keep me busy for a while.
Your point is an absurd one.
It's you who should be in a column.
You would headline the "it's less important to remember you if you were murdered by a native born thug, but if I can use your murder in order to forward my political agenda regarding illegal aliens, then your death becomes important."
I don't give a rat's ass who kills another human being...they're scum.
They're no less scum if their forebears landed on the Mayflower, than if they crossed the Rio Grande last night.
I'll tell you what. You post all your pictures, and I'll post mine.
Then we'll do some simple arithmetic. We'll subtract my number from your number.
That's how many Americans would still be alive if they hadn't been killed by illegals.
But what the Hell is a few extra dead Americans when you've got friends who need their crops picked. We wouldn't want to cut in to their profits now would we.
Sorry about that Mrs. Johnson. Your husband is dead and your kids are fatherless because guys like Luis think cheap tomatos are more important. I'm sure you understand.
Nothing new here. Google "Thomas Nast Irish" images.
They're scum who don't belong here. They're scum who never should have been here in the first place.
That little fact seems to escape your attention.
But as I said, getting your friends tomatoes picked is what's really important. But rather than pay a few more bucks to get them picked, it's better to break the law and hire illegals.
Never mind those bodies piling up in the morgue...
You simply want to use the bodies piling up in the morgue that suit your agenda, while ignoring the ones that don't.
How sad for the dead that don't suit your agenda.
What's even sadder is the dead who do suit yours.
Enjoy those tomatoes Luis, and have fun spending that money. You might want to wash your hands after you touch it though. I hear blood is kind of tough to wash off.
Hey I've got an idea. Why don't you post the businesses owned by your farmer friends who are employing people in violation of Federal law? I mean, you seem awfully proud of these hardworking farmer types. Why don't you share their identities with us?
Then we can be sure to pick up their products when we see them on the shelves, or alternately we can notify the authorities and have their law breaking asses hauled off to prison.
I have a problem with ALL the blood, you only have a problem with the blood that furthers your immigration agenda, and I have no "farmer friends" doing anything illegal; it's sad that your resort to lies to this degree.
I'm sure that you eat tomatoes, and lettuce, and all sorts of fruit, and since I KNOW that there's no line available out there that GUARANTEES that produce to be illegal alien free, it appears that you are the biggest hypocrite of the two of us.
You believe that those tomatoes are covered in blood, yet you eat them anyway.
I'm done with you.
"Every race, every nationality, every religion, every age has killers, rapists, and child molesters."
No crap, Sherlock. But if increased border security could have kept even one illegal alien who ended up murdering somebody out of this country, it would be worth it. There is no reason to have both land borders unsecured after 9/11.
I wonder why somebody named "Luis Gonzalez" is arguing in favor of illegal immigrants from Mexico here so breathlessly anyway. Hmm....
"25 murders a day by illegal immigrants." -Representative Ted Poe (R-TX).
I grow my own thank you very much.
I'm done with you.
You're the one who started this. If you don't like what I have to say, then don't respond to my posts.
I have a problem with ALL the blood
you only have a problem with the blood that furthers your immigration agenda,
I have a problem with people who come to this country illegally and rape, rob, maim, and kill my fellow Americans. Sadly it seems you don't.
If you really have a problem with all the blood, you should be in favor of sealing the borders to reduce as much as possible the blood shed by scum who violate our immigration laws and then harm Americans.
Doesn't that make sense Luis?
You do want to reduce the number of Americans who are killed, robbed, raped, and maimed don't you Luis?
His defense of those who willfully break our laws is what I take issue with. And I intend to call him on it every single time I see it.
Thanks for the link to Spiffs incredible post.
What really pisses me off is that people like Luis are willing to live with something up to 25 Americans being murdered needlessly nearly every day. Every death is a tragedy. Every single extra one is a shameful blot.
Isn't Catch-and-Release a wonderful thing? </sarc>
The lid that needs to be put on ehe sugar/trashcan of this country is to squash businesses that knowingly employ illegal workers.
A relative of mine who was a police officer used to get so frustrated in solving crime problems in his jurisdiction because the managers of the camps where illegals were would always annouce when the police arrived, so they could all hide and cover for the perps. The camp managers didn't care that their workers preyed upon the locals--they would lose profit if they lost workers.
Plus, I think that if people want to invade the US, they should be shot just like any other invader/intruder/raider. That would help cut down on the crime. It might make US prices go through the roof, American wages fall (as companies had to compete by using US workers), etc...but that's going to happen from allowing massive low-cost-labor immigration, too!
[...]arm yourselves to the teeth; if you or any one belonging to you be injured by any assault whatever, take the law into your own hands, for the law refuses you protection, and shoot down the Orange dogs as you would the commonest vermin that afflict your premises.No wonder there was such a feeling toward the Irish.
And Thomas Nast et al were the mainstream press of the day. There were some real extremists at the fringes!