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“Open Border” Self-Destruction: A Universal Sick-Sociocultural-Cycle (Part Two)

August 31, 2015

“Open Border” Self-Destruction: A Universal Sick-Sociocultural-Cycle

(Part Two)

In the first installment of this blog I discussed the following main points:

  • Modernity appears to weaken the founding religions of sociocultures, importing other competing religions can do the same.
  • Both modernity and the loss of founding religions are strongly correlated with reductions in a population’s fertility.
  • An increasing aged population and a decreasing young population reduces the labor available to sustain a socioculture.
  • A demand for youthful laborers and perhaps other skills, increases the likelihood that a labor-deprived socioculture will recruit immigrants to fill its needs.
  • The short-term benefit of increased immigration from other sociocultures can satisfy the immediate need for labor, or other personal attributes.
  • Another short-term benefit goes to businesses who hire immigrants and are able to hire them for lower wages than higher-priced citizens.
  • However, the long-term consequences of these factors for the receiving socioculture can be catastrophic.

Mass Immigration can cause severe damage to the receiving socioculture because:

  1. Businesses hiring immigrants at lower wages forces unemployed citizens onto welfare roles and other tax-funded entitlements. The fact that many immigrants will be paid “under-the-table”, and therefore not pay their share into tax revenues, exacerbates this problem.
  2. A large number of immigrants will not find work and they will tend to use various government welfare programs. They will often take menial jobs and be paid “under-the- table”.
  3. Immigrants may bring incompatible and/or competing cultural practices.
  4. Immigrants may bring strong tendencies not to acculturate into the receiving socioculture.
  5. There is strong evidence that multiculturalism all-to-often leads to social conflict and even violence.
  6. Immigrants may be uneducated, diseased, inclined to criminality, or worshiping incompatible/competing religions, thereby stressing and perhaps overwhelming the receiving socioculture’s predominant religion(s) and cultural traditions.
  7. Immigrants will tend to vote-in-unison for the political party that most panders to them, thus corrupting the existing political system.
  8. In the long-run, mass immigration can accelerate the “transformation” (read decline) of  the host socioculture.
  9. This transformation of the already weakened host society is almost certain to lead to an even less viable socioculture.

If immigration is controlled by a socioculture’s rational, short and long term self-interests and  if it focuses upon very compatible immigrants; immigration can strengthen a societies long-term viability.

But always, witness Europe and America for contemporary examples, the results bad immigration policies are severely damaging to the receiving socioculture.

From this emerges the penultimate question: Why has this Sick-Sociocultural-Cycle, of self-destruction by immigration continued through history, with little evidence that sociocultures have learned to avoid it?

In posing this question, I know that I have painted myself into a corner.

Sociocultural evolution is fiendishly and dauntingly complex. This, along with my own personal limitations, insures my failure to fully answer the question I have asked.

Never-the-less, I will provide what I have learned as a psychologist/researcher, a behavior therapist and an old man in hopes of contributing a few missing pieces to this great puzzle.

I hope you will stay-tuned for my next installment on this blog topic…coming soon.

V. Thomas Mawhinney, Ph.D.


P.S., With this particular blog I am celebrating my 1400th posting. I hope you will go to the upper right-hand area of my webpage and search for any topic that may interest interest you. There is now a good chance that you will find that topic here!

“Open Border” Self-Destruction: A Universal Sick-Sociocultural-Cycle

August 20, 2015

“Open Border” Self-Destruction: A Universal Sick-Sociocultural-Cycle (Part One)

Perhaps you can help me to understand why anyone cannot see in advance that allowing massive immigration from poor, uneducated, corrupt, crime-ridden, women-abusing, child sex-abusing, chaos-ridden third-world counties would not badly damage  more advanced sociocultures.

I believe this is just another example of how a secular progressive ideology and practices inevitably lead to stupid, short-sighted, self-destructive behavior patterns among individuals and also at social and cultural levels.

My extensive readings about cultural decline inform me that, as cultures lose their organizing religions, their birthrates decline. If birthrates decline inevitably there comes a time when the work that must be done to sustain a socioculture can no longer be done by the indigenous population.

In cultures evolving to progressivism/socialism, there also comes a time when the indigenous population will not do the dirty and back-breaking labor necessary to sustain the socioculture, but for different reasons. It is inevitable that increasing proportions of the long-existing population will become increasingly dependent upon governmental largess and they will become increasingly unproductive. This not only impacts a growing lower-socioeconomic population, but it also reduces the segment of the population that is capable of creating, inventing, and strengthening at the socioculture’s higher levels.

These two major factors, separately or in combination (as they tend to occur), appear to best account for the easily anticipated, self-destructive delayed outcomes of this historically reoccurring sociocultural self-destruction by immigration.

But, there is much more to this story: The total explanation of this perennial sick-sociocultural-cycle of self-destruction will be found in the scientific field of Psychology. I will continue this analysis in my next blog.

The goals of science are the clear definition, explanation and control of the phenomena under study. While the science of psychology can accomplish the first two of these goals with the “open-boarder” sick-sociocultural-cycle, the third goal remains out-of-reach.

Below is an important world view of this sick-cycle of sociocultural self-destruction. It will also provide a clearer perspective of the consequences of America’s own suicidal immigration policies.

Sadly, America is now well-down the slippery slope of this universal “open-border” sick-sociocultural-cycle.

See for yourself!

Then vote accordingly in all coming elections.

V. Thomas Mawhinney, Ph.D.


P.S. Thanks to Gordon E. Jones for sending this Washington Examiner article to me.

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