traffic gridlock as an estimated
two million people tried to escape Hurricane Gustav
made a powerful point: overpopulated
A few decades ago, the
No longer. These days, you have to leave 2-3 days before landfall to travel out of the threatened areas (hoping to find gasoline on the way), rent a motel for a few days or stay with friends/relatives before you repeat the process in the reverse direction.
Figure several days or perhaps a week of disruption if you are lucky and your home isn`t badly damaged.
That`s a lot of time and money. More people jammed
into the region make a bad situation worse. But, typical
of American governing class complacency, Texas
Department of Transportation spokesman Marc Shepherd put
an upbeat spin on Gustavian travel conditions:
this so that those traveling should be able to go at
speeds of 15 to 20 miles per hour, instead of 5 miles
per hour that has happened in the past." [In
Houston, residents wait and watch,
The late science writer Isaac Asimov remarked, "Democracy cannot survive overpopulation." Freedom, in the sense of moving about when and where one wants, can`t survive it either.
The 2005 evacuation of
"As they joined a
vast, traffic-snarled exodus from
mayor acknowledged that the pre-hurricane evacuation
preparations, which some Texas officials had been
boasting about earlier this week, had gone awry, in
part, because too many people attempted to flee the city
at once." [Thousands
Fleeing Rita Jam Roads From Coast
Hurricane Gustav blew in at a Category 2 rating, less deadly than Katrina. In addition, the various levels of government appear to have learned from their earlier bonehead mistakes.
Prevention is a fine concept. It assumes intelligence and foresight. As Enoch Powell observed in his great 1968 immigration speech: "The supreme function of statesmanship is to provide against preventable evils". That sentiment ought to be engraved over the marble doorway to Congress.
If only we could apply it to the immigration realm.
As it happens, new numbers from the king cruncher has
As Steve Camarota suggested in
How Many Americans? [Washington
"An increase of 135 million people by 2050 is equivalent to the entire
"Here`s another mental exercise: imagine the entire population of WWII America—135 million in 1942—added to the current one in just over four decades. In numbers alone, this is a radical transformation, and entirely negative from an environmental perspective of conserving forests and farmland, as well as maintaining clean air and having enough water."
Of course, many of those new millions won`t be anything like the "Great Generation"—remembered now for their heroism and sacrifice—but will be foreigners who only come for the money.
Unapologetic Hispanic invader
Jorge Ramos has openly bragged,
"Latinos are not
only the largest minority right now, but eventually we
will be the majority in the
He`s boasting about conquest—not about friendly assimilation to American culture and language.
The "diversity" ideology pitched by elites and the MSM was just a stalking horse for Mexicanization. So not only is our society becoming vastly more crowded and less free because of the "growth" which business worships, but we must share our disappearing space with people who don`t like us or our values.
You might think that the most extreme transformation
In politics, when elected officials have allowed a thorny problem to grow into a full-blown crisis, they often stop talking about it, and the press is generally happy to play along. The uninspired reports in the MSM about the revised Census projections had little follow-up to speak of.
As citizens, we have a right and a duty to speak up about the sort of country we will bequeath to our grandchildren.
The new Census horror show makes it even more imperative: the number Zero must be placed on the public policy table.
Brenda Walker (email
her) lives in