Posts Tagged ‘illegal immigration’

Give it..They Will Come!

March 9, 2013

Give it..They Will Come!

Funny entertainment: Lots of truth with a bite!

Ray Stevens Song Bemoans Illegal Immigration

VTM, 3/9/13

The Big Picture Of America’s Decline

December 3, 2011

The Big Picture Of America’s Decline

Over coffee this morning my dear wife, Sally, asked why is the middle class shrinking in America. My first response was, “I don’t know”.

My second response was to think. It was, after all, fairly early in the morning and I was just having my first cup of coffee and some energetic thinking was called for!

As I began to assemble some of the facts that I accumulated studying America’s decline over the past decades,  some interactive and synergistic trends became clear.

I recalled the trends of population reproductive data that I graphed some years ago. The reproductive rates of the middle class were declining. Simultaneously, the reproductive rates of our poor and undereducated population were much higher.

I also recalled that large proportions of our children were, and they still are,  living in poverty. In poverty bad things happen to children at a disproportionately higher rate. These bad things impair the children in many ways that are very difficult, often impossible, to repair. These impairments lead to behavior patterns that do not lend themselves to gainful employment. All too often they lead to increased disability claims for physical and/or mental problems, criminal behavior and/or lives on welfare. Also, keep in mind that the reproductive rate of this population, when grown up,  is going to be disproportionately high.

Beginning in the 1970’s, double-digit inflation forced many mothers to leave their children and homes to enter the workforce. Since then the economy has recovered but now has deteriorated again, even more severely. Parents now are often working two jobs that often have fewer, or none, of the benefits of past years. Also, more frequently now, the jobs are not full-time jobs. Employers are commonly not providing 4o hours of work in order to avoid paying benefits to their employees. A large number of parents have to work two or more part-time jobs and are therefore less often at home while standing still, or falling behind financially. These and other factors related to modernity have increased the divorce rate and have increased the frequency of unmarried cohabitation with children. As a result, middle class children, as long noted by sociologists, are increasingly suffering from family disorganization, a lack of parenting, and a lack of supervision similar to that experienced by children living in poverty. Middle class children are suffering from a lack of acculturation and behavioral/psychological impairments similar to their cohorts living in poverty.

Children living among the monied upper-class are disproportionately more likely to be taught a form of “learned helplessness” because their needs are commonly  over-gratified through no effort of their own.  For markedly different reasons, they too are at increased risk of becoming self-centered, undisciplined, irresponsible and delinquent in ways similar to those children who are so afflicted while growing-up in poverty and the middle-class.

All of this is ongoing in the context of a complex swirl of factors that mediate America’s sociocultural decline. The decline is most evident in a more general loss in respect for law and order and a loss of  traditional mores and folk-ways, morality/ethics, religion with its symbols and Holy Days, and the nuclear family. All of this is continuing to  unravel under the  media subculture’s “carpet-bombing” of our children and youth (not to mention ourselves!) with exciting and enticing displays of antisocial behavior, pornography, gambling, and other mindless forms of ” wine and circus”.

All of this, delivered by an all-pervasive morally bankrupt technological media that babysits and teaches our children and adolescents for more hours, and more effectively, than does our public schools, families, and churches.

All of this continues with increasing pervasiveness as our indigenous population’s overall rate of birth is in decline, the indigenous working-age population shrinks and the burden of our old-age population grows rapidly.

To compensate for our shrinking working-age population, the federal government has  opened, and kept open, the floodgates of illegal immigration.  This has produced a great influx of under-educated, black-market workers, who overburden our incompetent public education system, welfare offices, hospitals, police, courts, and prisons. With this growing  population has also come their increased  birth and crime rates, well-above that of our general citizen population.

Over-arching all of these damaging evolutions, and more not identified, is a largely corrupt political and economic system.  As our Founding Fathers understood, and we will now learn, our Democratic Republic and Capitalistic economic system will simply not work without very strong moral infrastructure. Our increasingly corrupt political system has  gained power, and has grown its constituencies,  by rewarding indolent, immoral, irresponsible, illegal and massively dependent behavior patterns  within our population. Our government also rewards increased rates of reproduction within this growing dependent population (that does not pay federal taxes) and in doing so solidifies its evolving socialistic  form of political power and tyrannical control. The tyrannical control becomes reciprocal when an increasing proportion of America’s population votes itself largess from its government,  stolen from an over-taxed and shrinking middle class.

All of this is destroying America.

Sally then asked, “what can be done to change all of this”.

In frustration I snapped: Nothing!!

Upon further consideration, and looking for a way to get out of this blog, I will simply say:

Stop Our Obviously Stupid and Self-destructive Behavior Patterns!!

V. Thomas Mawhinney, Ph.D., 12/2/11

P.S.

You can be certain that the Big Picture of America’s Decline, is much more complex than my abbreviated explanation presented here. There are many other domestic and global forces  involved:  More on all of this at a later time.

Rational Fears of Uncontrolled Immigration

August 22, 2010

Rational Fears of Uncontrolled Immigration

Immigration laws must control the flow of immigrants to our country and they must absolutely control the quality of the immigrants. Uncontrolled legal or illegal immigration is a catastrophe. A lack of control over the quantity and/or quality of immigration will destroy America.

The following discusses reality-based fears about uncontrolled immigration that echo through history and have to do with much more than dislike of, and discrimination against, foreigners.

I endorse the following passage taken from Paul Kennedys’ 1993 book, Preparing For The Twenty-First Century (p.41).

Because human beings (unlike migrating birds) require so much food, clothing, and shelter and demand many other items, migration always raises the issue of the allocation of resources. If food and land are plentiful, as in the Great Plains in nineteenth-century America, there may be less of a problem (except from the viewpoint of the Indians); if the resources are believed to be more limited, as felt in many European countries today, more migration will obviously raise the problem of providing for the immigrants. Moreover, large-scale immigration raises the fear of losing control of national boundaries and traditional sovereignty, the fear that an ethnically homogeneous or “pure” race will be altered through intermarriage, the fear not merely of foreign peoples but also of strange ways of life, religious norms, and cultural habits, of the newcomers encroaching upon the property, educational system, and social benefits owned by and largely paid for by the natives. More recently, concern has been expressed that illegal immigration into (for example) the United States is responsible for outbreaks of old and new diseases—cholera, measles, AIDS—which place a further strain upon the health-care system as well as provoking new resentments against migrants. Finally, there is always the resident population’s fear that if the immigration continues, they themselves may one day become a minority.

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V. Thomas Mawhinney, Ph.D. 8/22/10

American Dream Vs. Perscription For American Nightmare

May 13, 2010

American Dream Vs. prescription For American Nightmare

My friend, Dr.  Frank, wrote the following (in bold). My views follow each paragraph in normal print.

What do you think?

The easiest way to drastically reduce the number of illegal aliens is to make legal immigration easier. 

This idea is very similar to another radical liberal idea.  The easiest way to reduce illegal behavior is to make the behavior legal. This is a disastrous Idea. Immigration should be based upon this Nation’s basic needs for talent. Race should not be a factor. Considerations of talent and this Nation’s needs for particular forms of talent should be the primary consideration in our setting quotas and accepting legal immigrants. Exactly where the recruited Legal Immigrants come from, or what their skin color is should not, and need not, be a consideration.

But I suspect that it isn’t the “illegal” part that is troublesome, it’s the immigrant part — we were all immigrants at one point — but now that we have arrived, we wish to deprive others of the opportunities that we enjoy.

It is plain to see that there are bigots in every race. But the idea that the anger over illegal immigration is because, in general, Americans have animosity for legal immigrants and want to deprive them of opportunity is preposterous. I hope you will rethink this particular point. The majority of Americans are gravely concerned because they understand that no socioculture can sustain an endless flood of illegal aliens invading its borders.

America isn’t defined by borders or a population — it’s an idea. The idea that all people are endowed by the creator with inalienable rights, and that anyone can rise through the class system with the right talents and motivation.

America is an idea and a magnificent one, like no other on planet earth. But it does have borders and borders are essential to its continued existence. Other Nations may imitate us, if they choose. But, from a psychological perspective, individuals cannot retain their personal identities and function as an integrated and unique whole without having and defending their personal boundaries–and so it is with America.

If our native-born citizens have the talents and motivation, then they will be able to out compete all immigrants. If the immigrants have the talent and motivation, then they deserve the American dream more than our native-born citizens do.

I am with you on this one! This has ever been so in America and that is an important (though certainly not the only) source our strength and vitality.

We must recruit, exclusively through legal immigration, the various talents this Nation needs, at any point in our evolution, and then provide everyone (so far as it is possible to do so) with the upward social and economic opportunities that have been the hallmark of America.

Our government’s job has always been, and must continue to be, to ensure equal opportunity among its legal citizens.  We will destroy ourselves if we attempt to provide equal opportunity to anyone who illegally invades our borders. We will destroy ourselves if we attempt to provide equal outcomes for all.

V. Thomas Mawhinney, Ph.D.  5/13/10

“The Doors to America are Still Wide Open”

July 30, 2009

The following quotes represent the first two paragraphs of Michelle Maulkin’s book, Invasion: How America Still Welcomes Terrorists, Criminals, and Other Foreign Menaces to Our Shores (p, 3).

“Crave death….Make sure that nobody is following you….Bring knives, your will, ID’s, your passport….Pray:  ‘Oh God, you who open all doors, please open all doors for me, open all venues for me, open all avenues for me.'”

Michelle writes:

“These were some of the handwritten instructions found in September 11 in ringleader Mohamed Atta’s abandoned luggage. If he could send a message from hell–where he surely went after he piloted American Airlines Flight 11 into the World Trade Center–Atta would have good news for his band of homicidal brothers around the world: The doors to America are still wide open.”


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