The View From 1776

Immigration: A Different Perspective

Steve Kellmeyer presents a thought-provoking interpretation that hovers somewhere between cynicism and conspiracy-theory.

It?s hard to disagree with Mr. Kellmeyer?s statement of the facts, but difficult to credit our political leaders with the long-range thinking implicit in his analysis. 

If politicians really were concerned about anything beyond grasping for personal power (or money, ? la Louisiana?s Congressman William Jefferson), they would not keep punting the bankruptcy of Social Security down field to the next generation.

By Steve Kellmeyer

Want to know why the government refuses to stop illegal immigration? Read the

US Census Bureau numbers.

Non-Hispanic whites make up 67 percent of the population, but they accounted for only 19 percent of the nation?s total population growth. While the nation as a whole is 36.2 years old, the white majority is, on average, 40.3 years old. Only 22% of the white population is under the age of 18, even though 25% of the total population is under 18.

What It Means In English
America’s Caucasian population is, by and large, over 40, and they are getting older, not younger. They haven?t had enough children over the last twenty years. They are largely past all opportunity to have any more. They’re done.

The Whining Generation can complain all it wants about the changes in America?s culture, but it is kind of absurd. They got what they asked for ? a life of partying and little responsibility. As a result, the next generation won?t look like them. Sorry.

America?s blacks are somewhat better off, but only on a theoretical basis. Blacks account for about 17% of total population growth, that is, they are growing even more slowly than the Caucasian population. American blacks have roughly three times as many abortions as American whites, so the fact that the two groups have similar rates of population growth is a strong statement about lost opportunities.

Black America’s future is bright on paper. The median age of black America is 30 years old, compares to 36.2 for the whole nation. There are still lots of young blacks, enough to have a chance to recover. But, in order to do that, they have to stop killing their babies.

Given the enormous social pressure on blacks to abort, this seems unlikely. It is estimated that up to 70% of Planned Parenthood?s abortion clinics are deliberately located in minority neighborhoods. Indeed, in 1993,

Ron Weddington,

one of the lawyers who litigated Roe V. Wade in front of the Supreme Court, wrote a letter praising President Clinton?s support for abortion, since it reduced the black population.

These pressures have created a forty-year habit of abortion in America?s black culture. As a result, it seems unlikely that blacks will be able to reverse the cultural trend. They may have the youth, but legal abortion will see to it that America?s black population continues to decrease as a percentage of the total population.

Similarly, while Asians, American Indians and Pacific Islanders all have much younger populations (median ages of 33, 30.7 and 28.2, respectively), their actual numbers are so low to begin with that it hardly matters. They won?t be contributing much to the structure of the culture in the next few decades.

The Baby Pay-Off
When we look at the various subpopulations in the United States, there is no way to generate enough children to support white baby boomers in their old age. American politicians will only be re-elected if the elderly vote for them. The elderly will vote for them only if they have all their needs met, i.e., servants taking care of them.

Thus, politicians recognize that they need a population with an enormous economic incentive to have children in the United States. Whites are too old and too comfort-driven to have children, black children aren?t wanted, and the rest of the subpopulations are too small in terms of actual numbers to have any real effect on increased fertility.

Enter the Hispanic ?anchor baby.?

The Great White Hope
The people who will shape America?s culture for the foreseeable future are the Hispanics. They accounted for 49% of America?s population growth: 800,000 births, 500,000 immigrants. With a median age of 27.2 years, Hispanics have the youngest of all the populations in the United States. While roughly one-fourth of the general population is under 18, one-third of the Hispanic population fits in that category.

Now, why do we allow all that illegal immigration? Look around.

Russia pays its women to have babies but finds no takers. Norway and Sweden have only been marginally more successful, while even France ? which has provided the most successful payoff of the bunch ? cannot get the fertility rate up to replacement level.

The populations of all European countries are (a) dropping and (b) becoming Muslim. Within fifty years, we will be faced with a much smaller Europe that is much more Islamic and probably more militant. America answers this problem by creating enormous incentives for Hispanics to enter the country and have babies here instead of in Mexico. If the plan works, the elderly white baby boomers will all have their noses wiped at appropriate intervals by young Hispanic nurses and will therefore keep today’s politicians in office. But there is more.

The white baby boomers will all be dead in fifty years, either via natural causes or euthanasia. But if the Hispanic replacement population is successfully purchased from Mexico (which will experience its own population replacement problems within the next decade), America?s population will (a) not drop and (b) still be Judeo-Christian.

Americans who know how to read the numbers and who want America to survive an increasingly Islamic century understand this. Today, the person who is doing the most to assure America’s future is the pregnant illegal immigrant. Too lazy to have children ourselves, we have created an unofficial “rent-a-womb” guest worker program.

So, while the Whining Generation throws a tantrum, screaming that it is unjust to expect anyone their age to learn the Spanish word for ?fajita,? George W. Bush and subsequent presidents will continue to make sure America?s borders remain porous. There really isn?t anything else to do.

About the Writer: Steve Kellmeyer is a nationally recognized author and lecturer who integrates today’s headlines with the Catholic Faith. His work is available through .  He can be contacted at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) .

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