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Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Is America About to Disappear?

"It's not what people don't know that hurts them, it's what they know that ain't true." -- Will Rogers

What is true about the present immigration controversy? Peter Brimelow, naturalized citizen of the UK, author and economist makes the argument that yes, America is being transformed and asks us to consider who is doing this and why:

What we face now, with the post-1965 wave of immigration, is an unprecedented act of social engineering being performed by the government. The government is second-guessing the people on population size, because Americans of all races have spontaneously got their family size down to replacement levels. The American population has stabilized, absent immigration—but in fact it’s projected to go up to 400, maybe 500 million, by 2050, because of immigration. And also, of course, we are rapidly shifting the racial balance. In 1960 the U.S. was 90 percent white; by 2050, whites will be about to go into the minority.

It seems to me that it’s up to those who favor this to explain why they want to transform America. What do they have against the America that existed in 1965?

And why don’t they explain it to the American people, so we can have a democratic debate about it?  Why does America have to be transformed?


Read the whole thing including many internal links.

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