- "Captain Edward John Smith steamed the Titanic into
the iceberg- filled North Atlantic as if he were cruising through the Bahamas.
History tells us he made a grave mistake."
- At one point, California boasted itself the
most beautiful state in the Union. In 1950, it housed a reasonable 10
million people. Known as the land of milk and honey-California's mountains,
coastline and weather beckoned. California condors soared through limitless
blue skies. Yosemite National Park, giant Sequoia redwoods, whales and
seals along its coastline, Hollywood and 77 Sunset Strip-created the California
- Sixty-one years later, 38 million people cram,
jam, gridlock and fume in their fumes on "forever" crowded freeways.
Growing at 1,700 people daily and over 600,000 annually-California expects
an added 21 million people within 35 years. (Source: www.capsweb.org)
- What caused California's overload? Answer:
legal and illegal immigration. Latest estimates show in excess of four
million illegal aliens call California home. Anywhere from five, ten to
twenty million more, my estimate, constitute legal immigrants.
- To illustrate environmental refugees, we discover
40 percent of Los Angeles residents were born outside the U.S. (Source: www.cis.org) They
arrived from Mexico, Korea, China, Central and South America, Middle East
- Result? Massive subdivision housing sprawl!
Roads, malls, schools, churches, firehouses and homes devour land like
Kansas wheat combines. Developers demolish nature. They guzzle water.
They vomit black smoke into the air. Cars whiz around like mad hornets.
The more compacted the traffic, the more drivers suffer road rage. Few
smiling faces can be seen on California freeways. Drivers busy themselves
trying to stay alive.
- Joe Guzzardi, a writer and college professor
in Lodi, California, recently moved to Pennsylvania, said, "If we
continue our suicidal immigration path, whether the inevitable development
takes the form of sprawl by building on a city's periphery or landfill
by building inside the city limits, the net result will be the same-an
eroded quality of life and a vanished sense of place."
- California's developers brag 'smart growth',
however, whether that means 'slow growth', 'managed growth', 'brilliant
growth', 'dumb growth', 'fast growth', or 'snail's pace growth'-it equals
up to 20 million more people swarming all over California in 30 years.
(Source: Fogel/Martin, March 2006, "US Population Projections")
- Former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and state
treasurer Phil Angelides stuffed themselves into the pockets of developers.
Angelides said, "We are a state of 26 million cars, SUVs and trucks
that travel 314 billion miles a year and burn 15 billion gallons of gas.
We are on a path over the next 20 years to become a state with 36 million
cars that travel 446 billion miles and burn nearly 18 billion gallons.
We must choose to grow smarter, to give Californians more transportation
options, the choice to drive fewer miles and burn fewer gallons of fossil
- That sounds like an idiot talking to a moron
who then relays the story to an imbecile. Even Goober on "Mayberry
RFD" possessed more common sense.
- Some choice! How intelligent is Angelides'
statement? To top it off, former President Bush, in his last State-of-the-Union
speech said, "In the next 10 years by 2017, the United States will
reduce oil consumption by 20 percent by using conservation, hybrid cars
- He forgot to report America adding 30 million
people via immigration in that 10 year span. Therefore, our consumption
can only rise by a factor of 30 million people using gas, coal, natural
gas and wood for energy.
- Journalist Joe Guzzardi said, "If people
would contemplate the additional 100 million people coming our way in the
not too distant future, and our current gluttonous land use, then they
might become more alarmed. In a word, the problem is population. If it
can be stabilized through sensible immigration policies, then we have a
chance to level off growth. We'd have a chance to save our state and the
- This journalist has bicycled the length and
width of California five times in the past 25 years. I've seen it change
from paradise to hell on earth. Too many people fill its parks with too
much trash. Its ocean beaches suffer dying seals and seabirds from too
much sewage, plastic, glass and aluminum pollution. CBS News reported,
fish stocks dropped 90 percent in the past decade. California skies fill
with toxic smoke too thick to breathe. Yosemite National Park suffers
wall-to-wall crowding. Millions of cars create a kind of insanity of movement
far removed from the natural world. Condors no longer soar in pristine
skies because the last of them perch in cages built to save their species.
- Constant tension fills places like Los Angeles
and San Francisco. You cannot avoid the crowding, metal, concrete, glass,
wires, buildings, roads and loss of sense of place.
- One of my favorite writers, a Californian,
John Muir said, "Tell me what you will of the benefactions of city
civilization, of the sweet security of streets-all as part of the natural
up-growth of man towards the high destiny we hear so much of. I know that
our bodies were made to thrive only in pure air, and the scenes in which
pure air is found. If the death exhalations that brood the broad towns
in which we so fondly compact ourselves were made visible, we should flee
as from a plague. All are more or less sick; there is not a perfectly
sane man in all of San Francisco." (September 1874, JOM, page 191-92.)
- If the United States can be compared to the
Titanic, our country steams into dangerous waters, much too fast and overloaded
with too many immigrants to stay afloat. California might be the bow of
our ship and, as it begins failing, its own environmental refugees cannot
help but abandon ship like rats in a hurricane. Had the Titanic been able
to stop the in-flooding of the North Atlantic, it would not have become
the greatest seagoing catastrophe of the last century.
- However, few want to speak up or take action.
I am confounded that no national leaders step into the center ring to
call for a national immigration moratorium-especially with 14 million Americans
unemployed. None talk about stopping the in-flooding of humanity with
the simple choice of reasoned action-as Congress pumps 200,000 legal immigrants
into the USA every 30 days without end.
- It didn't make any difference on the Titanic
if you were first class, third class or shoveling the coal in the boilers.
When the ship sank, everyone became a victim in one form or another.
As California fails in areas of water shortages, diminished farmland,
toxic air pollution, horrific crowding and mind-numbing expansion away
from nature-where will anyone make their escape?
- At the current legal immigration rate, we expect
an added 72 to 75 million third world legal immigrants within 24 years.
Is Congress, the president and average Americans stupid or what? Answer:
really stupid. I don't think Americans, our Congress or the last five
presidents understand they are pushing our country toward collapse. If
they do understand, like passengers on the Titanic, they will go down with
us. London's eruption two weeks ago is just a taste of what we are facing.
All it takes is a spark of angry minorities in our big cities.
- Through these two videos, here is what our future
- In a five minute astoundingly simple yet brilliant video,
"Immigration, Poverty, and Gum Balls", Roy Beck, director of www.numbersusa.ORG,
graphically illustrates the impact of overpopulation. Take five minutes
to see for yourself: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPjzfGChGlE&feature=player_embedded
- "Immigration by the numbers-off the chart" by
- This 10 minute demonstration shows Americans the results
of unending mass immigration on the quality of life and sustainability
for future generations: in a word "Mind boggling!" www.NumbersUSA.org