- You've heard the argument that you could place all 6.4
billion human beings on our planet into the State of Texas with a plot
of land big enough to park a trailer, garage a car and grow a garden. Yippee
yeehaa yahoo! What a concept! Unfortunately, like the Scarecrow in the
"Wizard of Oz," leaders thinking our looming population crisis
can be solved with such magical ideas--lack a brain!
- What the proponents of unending and limitless growth
in the United States do not understand finds its manifestation in the country
of China. They ignored their exploding population 50 years ago. Today,
at 1.3 billion people, they force one child families, forced abortion and
severely restricted freedom and subsistence level living. Can they solve
it? Not today or any time in the future. Like much of the Third World,
they simply tolerate their misery. Thanks to similar 'non-thinking' by
our national leaders, press and the elite, our country heads in the same
direction as China.
- In 2004, the Sierra Club based in San Francisco became
embroiled in a crisis of leadership. Former Colorado Governor Richard Lamm,
along with a host of progressive candidates, ran for board slots that would
change the focus of the Sierra Club. They wanted to bring America's escalating
immigration crisis into sharper focus.
- John Muir, its founder, would turn over in his grave
if he were alive today to see the mismanagement of common sense in the
club's ostrich-like direction. Sierra Club purports to ensure environmental
integrity for wildlife, habitat and future generations. Instead, Carl Pope,
former president of the club along with his cadre of cronies, refused to
address the immigration-driven population growth that will double the U.S.
to 600 million people within this century--well on its way to a billion.
- Even more disconcerting is the fact that 700,000 members
pay $35.00 in annual fees thinking the club's leaders work in the best
interests of all. Unfortunately, they are wasting their donations because
no matter how much money they pay to those managing the club, it's all
- Why? Like a man swimming up the Colorado River, he may
be making progress, but he's being swept down stream-never reaching his
goal. The current leadership of the Sierra Club proves Muir correct when
he said, "There isn't a sane man in San Francisco."
- Why? Simple arithmetic shows we cannot grow by five million
annually (current U.S. growth rate with three million illegal aliens entering
in 2004, one million legal immigrants and one million U.S. citizen births
net gain per year) and hope to maintain a functioning society for future
- In 1965, California enjoyed 17 million people. But as
immigration floodgates opened, the Golden State burst out of its Oshgosh
overhauls like a fat man at an all-you-can-eat Ponderosa buffet having
exploded to 36 million people. California will add 20 million in 30 years
at the current rate of immigration. Colorado will add five million as will
Arizona. The entire U.S. population will double to 600 million around mid
century. What's the problem here?
- Plain answer: Water, or, the lack of it. It's called
exceeding 'carrying capacity.' It features another name. Every farmer in
California and the world understands the "Tragedy of the Commons."
- For example, a farmer can run four cows into a one-acre
paddock with a water tank. Those cows can eat, drink, romp and chew their
cud to their hearts content. More grass will grow, cow-pies will absorb
into the soil and all cows will enjoy quiet moments contemplating before
being led off to the meatpacking plant.
- If the farmer runs 100 cows into that paddock, it soon
resembles a Montfort cattle feed lot. The cows and manure stink like holy
hell for miles around. Cows sleep on piles of dung. The grass dies, which
means those cows will be fed artificially. It's known as the 'Tragedy of
the Commons." Along with it, a multitude of other problems arise with
disease, crowding, etc.
- "The problems in the world today are so enormous
they cannot be solved with the level of thinking that created them."
Einstein with the above quote, Lamm ran for the club's board of directors
to bring "new thinking" by stepping out of the box.
- However, a smear campaign by Sierra's old guard worked!
Sierra members, like cows herded into a one-acre paddock, voted for continued
Third World thinking. What is that? As a traveler throughout much of that
struggling misery around the planet where billions suffer from overpopulation
via the "Tragedy of the Commons," I describe it as 'ignoring
problems until they grow into irreversible crises with no way to solve
them while victims live in misery.'
- What country comes to mind worse than China? The best
is Bangladesh with 129 million people in a country with the land mass the
size of Ohio. Add India and the list grows as the world adds 80 million
people net gain annually while the human race explodes toward 10 billion!
Where does that leave California? John Muir? Einstein? Common sense? Rational
leadership and thinking as well as proactive action? Where does it leave
- Where it leaves you is sitting in gridlock, breathing
poison air, forced into sprawl thicker than hair on a gorilla, quality
of life much like a Montfort feed lot and neurotic Excedrin headaches not
to mention your kids suffer at school, diseases and hospitals collapsing-for
starters! In another 60 years, at the current rate of immigration-driven
growth, each state will double its population. Yippee yeehaa yahoo! I'll
bet your vocal cords are singing up a storm with that prospect facing your
- However, the "Tragedy of the Commons" leaves
out one aspect. YOU! That's right, you don't have be led into a population-nightmare
future of California or for that matter, all of these United States, like
a cow to its slaughter. Choose personal responsibility, action and result.
Join with others for the battle that will ensure the viability of American
society. John Muir would say, "Use your common sense and take action."
We need a 10-year moratorium on all immigration into this country. After
that, a maximum of 100,000 people annually, only if that maintains a stable
and sustainable population.
- Write me for the 20-point action letter that you may
send to all your networks to create the 'critical mass' of Americans who
will not tolerate this immigration nightmare another year.
- © 2005 Frosty Wooldridge - All Rights Reserved
- From Milt Hays, Jr
- Dear Frosty --
- Thanks for the timely response to my comments on
your recent piece. I suppose that my real observation -- maybe I was a
little too oblique in saying it -- is that what you and others observe
to be happening in this poor country of ours is not merely the result of
accident and unintended consequences, gross ignorance and stupidity, but
rather by "design."
- After more than a dozen years of trying to figure
out what is "really" going on in this country, including doing
a bit of minor writing work for Chuck Harder (For the People) a few years
ago, various tours of duty in state and local government as a planner/resoruce
manager, and a good bit of involvement in local politics. From all of
my own personal experience, academic studies [Ph.D. level work in planning
and urban geography], and directed private investigations, I can only conclude
that things are as they are because certain very powerful people want them
to be that way. What we observe happening in the United States today --
including the general dumbing down of the population -- is part of an agenda,
and (although greatly facilitated by it) is NOT simply due to ignorance
or an inability to think clearly about the issues that are confronting
- Illegal immigration, moreover, is not only not an
exception to this, but is a powerful proof that the usually accepted "model"
of how "our" government works has, at best, been supplanted by
something else entirely. Most Americans, as supported by both the anecdotal
evidence of popular opinion outlets [talk radio, the Internet, etc.] and
legitimate polling data, overwhelmingly support your position on this issue.
Yet, when you talk to almost any elected official [and party affiliation
makes absolutely no difference] at any level of government -- and I have
made it a personal point to do this -- there is inevitably a total "disconnect*"
between what they say (and do) and what their constituents want them to
do. The more "polite" response that I get from all of "my"
elected officials is that immigration (illegal or otherwise) is "good"
for the country, etc., and certainly nothing to be concerned about.
- If, as you suggest, the logic** of limiting immigration
into this country is so overwhelmingly on our side, and in the clear "best
interest" of most Americans, again, why, then, do almost none of our
elected officials take any action to do anything about this?
- The only intellectually honest answer (supported
by all the available data) that I can come up with is that there is an
enormously powerful "agenda" that is being followed that is understood
to be of such enormous importance that it dwarfs any concern for public
opinion or even the legal provisions of the Constitution itself. Again,
simply observe what the Bush Administration and "our" Congress
are doing about the immigration issue, and tell me -- honestly -- that
you believe that they are in any way acting in our national interest or
according to the Laws of the Land?
- In this country today, Frosty, there are two kinds
of people who are on "the right side," but they differ enormously
in the level of their understanding and effectiveness. Folks in the first
group clearly see and understand the problems [Illegal immigration, for
example], but they still cling to the belief that "the system"
-- once it is made aware of the problem -- is capable of taking rational
action to "fix" it. In this respect, I am reminded of the story
of the rather naive Russian peasant woman who believed that the problems
on her collective farm could all be solved -- if only people were aware
that they existed. "Surely," she lamented, "dear Comrade
Stalin would never allow such things to happen to us if he knew!"
- Well, "Comrade" Bush -- and Congress --
DO know exactly what is going on with respect to the immigration issue,
and that the American people are not very happy about it. As in Communist
Russia of the 1920s and 30s, however, the issue is NOT what the American
people want, but what geopolitical agenda (globalism) is being advanced
at all costs. Thus, a smaller group of us -- obviously including myself
-- have come to realize that we are effectively in a "war" with
"our" own government, and that "appealing to authority"
-- unless it is done with overwhelming public support and with full media
coverage -- is mostly a waste of our time and effort. [Again, have you
tried getting a straight answer on immigration from any of your elected
officials lately? Makes your head hurt, doesn't it?]
- Frosty, you are a good person and "on the right
side," but please don't have any illusions that the existing "system"
wants to (or will) fix the immigration problem unless we can "force"
them to do it. Whatever the role of illegal immigration is to play in
the Globalist agenda, it is obviously of such critical importance to their
plans for this nation that nothing short of a "popular revolution"
by the public can possibly blunt its planned trajectory.
- The question before us, I beleve, is HOW to turn
this anti-illegal immigration movement into just this sort of popular (Populist?)
uprising to reclaim our government? Your suggestins (appended to your
reply) would seem to be a good start. What's next?
- *This growing "disconnect" between American
citizens and "their" public officials has been term has been
aptly documented and chronicled by Dr. Alan F. Kay, the noted scientist^
and founder of the Americans Talk Issues public polling project. In his
decades-long surveys, Alan has discovered that -- contrary those who fear
the worst about what we are becoming -- the majority of Americans CAN think
clearly about critical issues, if they are given the opportunity by (1)
being given the real data, and (2) being asked the right questions.
- ^Unlike Al Gore, Alan really DID help create the
Internet! See John Naughton's book, A Brief History of the Future, pp.
224 and 226, plus Dr. Kay's account in his own book.
- Alan's other most significant finding was -- what
a surprise?! -- that "our" elected officials in Congress [not
to mention the sterling characters in the Executive branch] do not want
to know what the public really thinks about significant national issues
like immigration. They have their own predetermined "agendas,"
thank you, and they will spin what they do as best they can to appear to
be listening [think of those wonderful form letters that you get back from
"your" elected member of Congress...], but their real marching
orders do not come from that direction. All of this is wonderfully laid
out in Alan's book, Locating Consensus for Democracy: A Ten-Year U.S. Experiment,
1998. I played a very minor research and editing role in this venture,
but I like to think that I contributed a tiny bit to its overall quality.
- **As you make very clear, limits on immigration
are supported by both the ecological (carrying capacity) arguments that
you cite and -- perhaps of even more immediate importance -- by the case
for preserving the borders, language, and traditional culture of this nation.
Pat Buchanan, in his recent books, and -- most notably -- Victor Davis
Hanson in his Mexifornia, have made compelling and all but irrefutable
arguments for fundamental immigratin reform. Yet, nothing happens.
- In the plainest possible language, we are (literally!)
under attack in terms of the planned destruction of our resource base AND
the deliberate eradication of our traditional American culture. Sadly,
most of "our" elected representatives either (1) don't "get
it," (2) don't care, or -- worst of all -- (3) are themselves part
of the conspiracy to destroy this country.
- Am I saying all this plainly enough?
- Milt Hays, Jr.
- Jacksonville, FL