Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Why are our southern borders open?

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In this Hoover Institute video, Mark Steyn discusses his book, America Alone. What seemed to be a depressing discussion of the fate of Western culture ends on a hopeful note.

But, in listening to the discussion, it suddenly occurred to me why our southern borders are still open. Put simply, the declining birth rate amongst Americans of Western ethnicity threatens the underpinnings of the socialist state the Progressives have been working to impose for the last 100 years: there won't be sufficient young workers to pay the bills.

The same thing happened to Western Europe. Their solution was to import large numbers of Muslims to do the work. The Progressive solution for America (and, possibly, Canada) is to allow unrestricted flow of Hispanics north to fill the gap. Both ethnic groups have birthrates high enough to provide the support the socialist state requires over the long run. In effect, the Progressives are creating a new slave class.

4 comments:

Ron Russell said...

That's an interesting point. Not sure its entirely true. But I feel that it partly true. It is more than anything a lust for power and control of the political system.

志義 said...

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TRESTIN MEACHAM said...

I think you may be on to something here. Years ago, I remember Rush saying something similar to justify Bush's policy. It will not work though, as they become more Americanized, they too will have less children.

hbl said...

Trestin: That is the pattern.

Ron: It is about retaining power. But, to do that they must avoid what is now happening in Greece, which, in turn, requires keeping their socialist ponzi schemes from collapsing due to a lack of tax revenues. And, that requires a significant tax-paying workforce. To Obama, the Hispanics eager for work fill that need.