The main problem with mass immigration isn’t anything abstract or ideological—it’s just the numbers. And the Eric Cantor bombshell shows that middle class Americans are beginning to understand that sheer numbers are threatening to overwhelm them.Of course, even as the consequences of our evolving immigration and economic disaster are becoming clear to most people, the Great and the Good are waving them aside. After all—the Dow is climbing ever higher and that’s all that matters to most people on the financial TV channels and elsewhere in the Main Stream Media.But something is stirring, as the first Majority House leader has been ousted since 1899. And of course, the MSM is doing its best to pretend it is about something other than immigration. Most of these fall flat.
Immigration patriots may be tempted to ask: “Wow, are people finally getting it?” But most Americans have finally gotten it for a long time. They have favored less immigration for decades, but the opposition of Big Business, disingenuous religious leaders, and a slavishly Open-Borders MSM have frustrated real democracy. They work to create a phony momentum for Amnesty even when there is no real grassroots support. For example, even now the media is working with the Roman Catholic hierarchy to whip a phony story about a “Catholic problem” for Republicans who don’t want to abandon American sovereignty. [“Boehner’s Got a Catholic Problem on Immigration Reform,” by Christopher J. Hale, Time, June 3, 2014.]Let’s get real about the immigration situation today. The system is broken—but not in the way the MSM says. Businesses seeking cheap labor are dumping the costs of immigrant welfare on the taxpayer.Furthermore, with the successful terrorist push towards Baghdad, it seems that we are returning to situation not unlike the 1920s, when legitimate concerns over foreign terrorism led to an immigration crackdown.But ultimately what we face now is sheer numbers. To paraphrase what Bill Clinton said about the economy—it’s about the numbers, stupid.Today, there are over 4 times the number of people that existed in 1914 — just a hundred years ago. We now have 7 plus billion people on the planet and experts tells us could have 11 billion by 2100.There are more people on the planet than ever before and the resources to feed, house, clothe and sustain them in safety and decency are under tremendous strain.The United States of America is no exception to this global trend.But instead of reacting to this, we continue to throw money away on doomed foreign adventures or failed government programs. We ignore critical problems like properly caring for the mentally ill and reap the consequences in the forms of mass shootings. Meanwhile, we get tear-jerking articles from the likes of the Washington Post about how the drawdown of the United States military will reduce the GDP of Afghanistan. [Rajiv Shah: How to keep Afghanistan on the right track, May 30, 2014]So let us review. There are now 320 million of us. That means we added over 100 million people since the disastrous 1965 changes to immigration law. Even if we secure the border, the already present aliens and their offspring will lead to hundreds of millions more in the decades ahead.If this is where we are headed, spare the 9 plus minutes to watch the 2011 video made by Roy Beck, founder of NumbersUSA. This is what is coming. And if you can’t spare 9 minutes, below is the two minute, abridged version of the video.Watch it and then ask yourselves if we want to go there. Because when all the argument and ideology is done, in the end, it’s just about sheer numbers.Donald A. Collins [email him], is a freelance writer living in Washington DC and a former long time member of the board of FAIR, the Federation for American Immigration Reform. His views are his own.