Tuesday, May 22, 2007

American Culture: Postmortem

If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide."
...President Lincoln

Last week, senators meeting in secret produced a bill to legalize our 12 million to 20 million illegal aliens. If a path to citizenship becomes law, nothing will stop the next invasion. As President Bush acknowledges, 6 million tried to breach our southern border in his first five years. One in 12 – 500,000 – had a criminal record.

That's over 8%.

Correction... 100 % All were criminals as soon as they crossed the border and came here illegally.

According to the Census Bureau, from mid-2005 to mid-2006, the U.S. minority population rose 2.4 million, to exceed 100 million. Hispanics, 1 percent of the population in 1950, are now 14.4 percent. Their total number has soared 25 percent since 2000 alone. The Asian population has also grown by 25 percent since 2000.

The number of white kids of school age fell 4 percent, however. Half the children 5 and younger in the United States are now minorities.

In the 1990s, for the first time since the Spanish came, whites left California. Two million departed. From July 1, 2005, to July 1, 2006, 100,000 more packed up and headed back whence their fathers came. The "Anglo" population of the Golden State is down to 43 percent and falling fast. White folks are now a minority in Texas and New Mexico. In Arizona, Hispanics account for over half the population under 20.

...while the black and Hispanic population combined is now 85 million – five times what it was in 1960 – half of all black and Hispanic kids drop out of high school. And the average math and reading scores of the half who graduate are at seventh-, eighth- or ninth-grade levels.

Today's immigrants exceed in number anything any nation has ever known. They now come from cultures and countries whose people have never before been assimilated by any First World country.

Muslims would be included in this last group. They don't assimilate. They leave their cesspools of origin and colonize their adoptive countries until their adoptive countries turn into cesspools. (see France)

It's troubling. BUT HEY! Did you see who won on American Idol!

To see where we are going... click here.


Mojo_Risin said...

Wow! You started off OK, but as soon as you started talking about racial demographics, you descended into straight-up xenophobia.

The numbers you point out don't have much at all to do with illegal immigration (your supposed point) but instead about how white America is "losing" the procreation race.

Which just shows some serious bigotry, dude. I'm sure you'll deny it, but I don't see any way around it.

Malott said...

My concern is that we are "losing" our culture. I want a "controlled" number of foreign souls allowed to immigrate... And only those that have skills to offer, love our culture, and want to be patriotic Americans. I'm sure that's not your definition of a bigot...

Did you not agree with the numbers? Or are you concerned that such subjects are politically incorrect?

I believe the article mentioned certain minorities in the frank context of those who drop out of school. You have a problem with that?

The government takes a great deal of my income to feed, medicate, and educate people that are here illegally and others of all colors that aren't fond of getting an education and working... I believe I've paid for the right to speak my mind.

Thanks for your comments.

Mojo_Risin said...

Nobody's denying your right to speak your mind.

The numbers are fine. I don't dispute them. Raw data is never bigoted -- only their interpretations and methodologies can be. The only number I would question without researching it is the number you claim would be legalized by this bill. From estimates I've heard, there are fewer than 12,000,000 in the country. But that's splitting hairs.

You begin with an argument against illegal immigration, but then lump legal immigrants and natural-born Americans (most blacks fit into the latter category) into the same category as illegals.

But what culture are you afraid Americans are losing? It seems obvious that you consider the only "true" American culture to be a white one. I deduce this from the entirety of paragraphs 5-7. But consider this: white people haven't been the driving cultural force in America since near the turn of the century... the 20th century. SPeaking just from the music side, you had jazz, R&B, blues, rock and roll, and hip-hop. That's pretty much the story of American culture over the past 100 years. And it doesn't get more American than rock and roll!

And though you say you only single out those minorities who drop out of school, that's not quite true. You also say that even those blacks and Hispanics who stay turn out less than ideal. I'm not sure how to read this as anything but a jab at the whole lot of them since, well, that includes the whole lot of them...