Thursday, June 19, 2008
Long time readers of TRR will recognize the handle "David" from the comments threads. He's a talented writer, a reasoned opinion former, and a good friend. His personal saddle-burr is illegal immigration and the disastrous conseqences it'll have on the long-term cultural and economic health of our country. Here's a short essay he wrote recently regarding illegal immigration. Take a minute to read through it and let him know what you think. (This is actually a silhouette picture of David at his desk working.)
Saturday, June 14, 2008
I've spent a fair amount of time the past two years thinking about our national indifference to the illegal alien invasion. Up until now I have been bitterly disgusted about our unwillingness to even attempt to retain our national sovereignty and culture by requiring those wishing to enter our country, ostensibly seeking a better life, to follow the cumbersome immigration process and assimilate into our culture to become Americans. It all seems so easy to me; secure the borders,
set (or revise) immigration standards: Who do we want as potential citizens? What skills? And for how long? Really, can't we just set the terms and enforce the existing laws?
But with all the debate and turmoil over this issue no one seemed willing to just do this. Instead there is endless debate about a border fence, temporary National Guard augmentation of the Border Patrol via Operation JUMP START, and the flood of illegals continues transforming this nation forever. No one seems to care and yet our country is silently changing. Is this really what we want?
We'll today while I was trying to take a pre-Father's Day celebratory nap, I had an epiphany (or an epiphery as Steve Carell-as-Michael Scott would say). As I laid awake trying to sleep I developed a hypothesis and hastily scratched out some notes on a Publix shopping list(?) I had lying on my bedside table.
America has a secret plan. A plan developed sub rosa by a few in a secluded, quiet room. The plan is to save America by allowing a flood of young, illegal aliens to enter the United States! Save America? How could a huge influx of unskilled, poorly educated, young, Spanish-speaking aliens save America? And from what?
Allow me to explain America's secret Plan.
America is dying. The U.S. Birthrate is below replacement. This is problematic for several reasons. First the obvious, with all others things held constant (if that were possible), we are not replacing ourselves with young American humans. So the natural course of events is extinction. Second, our population is aging. More and more the elderly are leaving the workforce and becoming dependent on social programs such as Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. These social programs are funded by taxes obtained from a declining population of young workers in the workforce. This too is unsustainable. America is not alone in the global hospice. Europe, Japan, and Russia are fellow patients. All are failing to replace themselves, all are dying.
How do we prevent or at least postpone death? Europe is importing Muslims as their last, best hope to reinvigorate their workforce. Japan has refused to adopt this “immigration” policy. It has closed itself off and is shutting down. Russia is unwittingly awaiting an invasion of approximately 70 million unmarried men from China to provide the seeds of antidote to their demise. None of these “choices” is optimal for the perpetuation of these nations or their cultures. On the contrary, their cultures will be erased and their countries forever changed, rendered unrecognizable.
This brings me to America. We are “importing” our future workers from Mexico (primarily) in hopes of staving off the death of this nation. These young, (re)productive workers are eager to seek a better life in this country, the life of things available to a middle class of which they have only dreamed. Having little or no middle class in Mexico they bring with them the pre-WWII life model of hard labor and large families. This give the U.S. workers to do the jobs out middle class has grown out of while providing an influx of new young workers with a propensity to reproduce at numbers exceeding anything we are willing or able to achieve. Now!
Even if we were to offer post WWII style tax credits for bearing offspring and if Americans were willing and able to take advantage of them, it would take 2-3 decades to significantly increase our population. However allowing people to freely flow into our country addresses the problem now.
There appears to be a national indifference to the illegal alien invasion. The citizenry continues to allow the elected officials to do nothing to stop the invasion. The politicians see (maybe) an opportunity to garner future votes for their party. And somewhere in secluded room there is a small group of strategic thinkers setting in motion events to preserve the United States of America by giving the country a life-saving injection of reproductive youth and a future tax base.
Is lex parsimoniae applicable here and if so which scenario is most likely? Are the politicians looking for votes or is there a group of wise, tribal elders sitting around crafting a plan to preserve the United States? In my opinion both scenarios are sickening and an affront to anyone who considers themselves a patriot. I would be surprised if someone, anyone, was thinking long-term for this country much less setting a covert course to save this country but I suppose this could be our next Manhattan Project. Our best and brightest planning the ultimate weapon to save America from all foreign threats. If this is our next Manhattan Project maybe the reason it isn't being discussed is not because it is dangerous (nuclear weapons) or likely to be leaked to other nations (China, Russia) giving them the advantage but because while the plan “saves” America, the endstate is unimaginably terrifying.
p.s. This just in:
GOP presidential candidate John McCain is inviting his Democratic rival, Barack Obama, to participate in a joint town hall
meeting at an open-borders advocacy group’s upcoming meeting in California.
“There is a meeting in California of La Raza,” McCain told reporters at an Arlington press conference Monday. “Both of us
have accepted invitations. I say that we have a town hall meeting together in front of La Raza. I think that the people will be far more informed and in some ways, entertained if we had that format.”...
La Raza will be holding their annual meeting in San Diego July
12-15. Both McCain and Obama are scheduled to address the more
than 20,000 expected attendees. 2
Folks, my blood just reached 212°F and a wave of nausea has settled upon me...again. Someone please explain to me how I am wrong and this is right. Please?
2 “McCain Proposes La Raza Townhall” by Amanda Carpenter, Monday, June 16, 2008.
1 Lex Parsimoniae – a Latin term for the Laws of Parsimony. A fancy reference to the the theory of Occam's Razor
which, more or less, suggests the simplest answer is usually the correct one.