- Re: "Big step: Cut back on babies"
- Denver Post/August 31, 2008/ Laurie Goering
- "Shhh! This scares both parties" by Froma
Harrop blogging at the DNC, Denver, CO 8/25,26, 27, 28, 2008
- In a brilliant expose' of America's accelerating immigration
crisis, Ms. Froma Harrop of the Providence Journal smashed the 'silent
assertion' nightmare hushed-up by the main stream media. In her Auguast
28, 2008 piece, "Shhh! This scares both parties", she thrilled
me by writing about what I've exposed for the past 20 years!
- As a six continent world bicycle traveler, I can state
emphatically that, "Overpopulation will become THE single greatest
issue facing America and the world in the 21st century." Additionally,
as you saw in the DNC and most likely will at the RNC, it proves the MOST
important and the MOST ignored issue in the United States.
- Harrop said, "There's a BURNING concern in the American
West - almost an obsession - that Democrats do not dare touch in their
convention here. Nor will Republicans in St. Paul. It is the U.S. population
explosion. The West is feeling the brunt of it, as rolling lava of housing
developments and big-box cruds-capes claim its cherished open spaces -
and increasingly scarce water supplies."
- In the West, we suffer the driest summer in the last
100 years. We're nostril-deep in water problems, but the developers build,
build and keep building without the common sense God gave a lemming! Dam
the Poudre River, dam every stream, dam common sense, dam rational thinking,
dam critical thinking, dam reasonable actions, and dam us into an unsustainable
- Harrop said, "The U.S. Census Bureau now expects
America's population to top 400 million by 2039, far earlier than previously
forecast. The 300-million mark was hit only two years ago, so if this prediction
is correct, (it's worse as the PEW report projected 100 million added by
2035 or 28 years from now!), the headcount will have soared by 100 million
people in 33 short years.
- "America's fastest growing region has been and will
continue to be the Intermountain West. Its megalopolises - centered on
Denver, Phoenix, Las Vegas and Salt Lake City are set to add
13 million people by 2040, according to a Brookings Institution study.
This would be a doubling of their population."
- In Denver, Phoenix, LA, San Francisco, Atlanta, Chicago,
Dallas and Houston-we're SO gridlocked in 2008 that we drive through a
wet-cement parking lot to work or play. Sheer misery, danger and frustration
face every driver in every city. Yet, we build, grow and build some more!
- Harrop said," Hyper-growth still brings out happy
talk in some circles. The Brookings report looks at the population forecasts
for the urban corridor on the eastern face of the Rockies, spreading from
Colorado into Wyoming, and enthuses, "Such projections point to a
huge opportunity for the Front Range to improve on the current level of
prosperity." There are challenges, it says, but they can be met -
and you can almost hear local hearts breaking - by new roads, bigger airports,
more office parks."
- The people who wrote the Brookings report illustrate
their own idiocy, moronic stupidity and lack of critical thinking. To
keep growing population beyond carrying capacity shows our nation's leaders
fail to possess an ounce of common sense. Former presidential
candidate Michael Dukakis spoke on a PBS documentary that "Growth
is inevitable!" Yes, for lemmings, growth leads to overpopulation
and they go crazy and run over a cliff and swim out to sea! But, humans
may choose to stabilize their populations for a viable future! Lemmings
cannot help themselves, but we can! Growth is not inevitable for humans!
- "And where oh where are they going to find water?"
Harrop said. "Every county in Colorado was declared a federal
drought-disaster area in 2002, when the population stood at 4.5 million.
It is expected to approach 8 million by 2035.
- "As former Colorado Gov. Dick Lamm notes, the region
is so dry that you can still see the wagon-wheel trails laid down in the
1840s. "This is an area that plans to add 13 million people?"
Lamm said to me. "Crazy."
- Notice both McCain and Obama avoid this issue. They both
voted for amnesty of 20-30 million, chain migration and more anchor babies.
Both candidates voted to DOUBLE legal immigration as if they didn't have
a brain cell in their heads! All the while, the world population grows
by 77 million annually. Additionally, I receive letters from well meaning
Americans who think we should keep immigrating Mexicans while they do not
understand Mexico's unending population escalation will triple from its
current population of 108 million to 300 million in this century! How
ignorant is Mexico? Ask Calderon and the Pope! How dumb are we? Ask yourself!
Answer: dumb as lemmings!
- "Why isn't the population boom being discussed at
the party conventions?" Harrop said. "Because its main driver
is immigration - both the number of newcomers and their high birth rates.
The region is also trying to accommodate people relocating from other parts
of the country, many of them trying to escape the congestion in California.
- "Promoters of open borders like to drag race into
any discussion of immigration, so that even those who focus on numbers,
not skin color, fear to speak. The Sierra Club has gone into total hiding
on the matter. Even when you limit the subject to illegal immigration,
they're under the bed.
- "In 2004, Lamm and two other environmentalists wanting
to address population pressures ran for the Sierra Club's board. They all
lost after the club's executive director, Carl Pope, announced that "they
are clearly being supported by racists." (One of them, Frank Morris,
had been director of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation.)
- "The full story can be found at a Web site, www.susps.org.
SUSPS used to call itself Sierrans for U.S. Population Stabilization. Fred
Elbel, a former director and Denver resident, describes himself as liberal
Democrat who left the party in frustration over its failure to confront
the demographic realities of immigration."
- "It's called the third rail," Elbel told Harrop.
"But immigration and urban population growth will be the defining
issue for our country in this century."
- "The parties do talk about immigration, he adds,
but never its environmental implications," Harrop said. "For
sure, the two national parties will be jabbering on about the nation's
groaning infrastructure, global warming and, in deference to the West (and
South), the water crisis. But you can bet that they won't go near the thing
that makes all these problems worse - America's exploding population."
- Froma Harrop maintains membership in The Journal's editorial
board and is a syndicated columnist.
- I will keep sending overpopulation packets to journalists
until they write about what we face. I've sent one to David Harsanyi (lead
lemming) and to Karen Greene and much of the Denver Post and Rocky Mountain
News staffs. As of this date, they together pave the tracks toward our
own lemming cliff!
- Bob Woodruff of ABC asked input from all citizens concerning
the future of our planet. Go to <http://www.earth2100.tv/>www.earth2100.tv
for a sobering reality check as to what we face and to what I have been
writing about for the past 20 years. Our 'window' to change to a balanced
population and non-polluting energy diminishes every day we listen to irresponsible
media and thus ignore the blatant symptoms manifesting all over America
and the planet.