'Keeping the population in balance'
0 comment Thursday, November 20, 2014 |
According to Hispanic apologist Cindy Rodriguez of the Denver Post, we should welcome the invasion of our country because 'Latinas keep the population in balance.'
The most recent stats available show that in 2003 Latinas had an average of 2.79 babies, compared with 2.04 for women of Asian descent, 2.03 for African-American women and 1.85 for Caucasian women. (American Indians have even lower fertility rates.) Without Latinas, Haub said, the fertility rate in the U.S. would be lower than 2, just below the sustaining level. But average in Latinas, and the rate rises to 2.1 - the perfect balance. Their babies will enter the labor force in the next 15 years in time to offset the retirement of the first of the baby boomers.
Rodriguez loftily says that these facts are something that we Americans don't understand, because 'it's complicated' . Gee thanks, Cindy, for your confidence in the intelligence of us gringos. We can't understand this complicated fact that Latino birthrates are making up for the babies we slow-witted 'Anglos' aren't having.
Our elites keep telling us that Latinos are 'just doing the jobs Americans won't do,' so I guess Miss Cindy, in that vein, is telling us that the Latinas are 'just replacing the population that Americans won't replace.' And she is right in that white American birth rates (and American Indian birthrates) are lower. But Cindy, maybe you don't understand this because it's 'complicated. Look: our elites have been browbeating us since the 1950s to use contraception, to have fewer kids because there was, it seems, a 'population explosion.' So the pill was popularized, and abortion was legalized. And along came the feminists who shamed women for wanting to follow traditional roles, such as housewife and mother; these same feminists convinced women that they were slaves to domesticity, and that they could not be fulfilled unless they had a 'real' career, a paying job outside the home. Additionally, men were lured into the Hugh Hefner 'Playboy' philosophy of life, which saw marriage as a prison for men; Hefner glamorized the urge to be promiscuous and uncommitted to any one woman.
Add all this together, with constant warnings that overpopulation would destroy the world, and voila, lower birth rates. Yet who says that a constant increase in population is absolutely essential? What happened in earlier ages when plagues and epidemics and warfare wiped out large numbers of people? Did the human race vanish? It seems that birth rates have always fluctuated, so why assume that a constant increase is essential?
In time, maybe the Western first world countries would have awakened from their leftist delusions and returned to more normal fertility patterns. The idea that we have to transport millions upon millions of people from one country to another to 'balance' the population is some kind of modern madness; I think it is unprecedented in history, although Ms. Rodriguez seems to regard it as natural, and right as rain.
I also dislike how she smugly implies that the mass invasion of our country is somehow altruistically motivated; these Latina women are somehow giving birth to 'save' America. If this is not arrogance at its worst, I don't know what is.
As for providing a 'comfortable retirement' for gringo baby-boomers, I am not so optimistic that these Latino children she says are saviors of America will be interested in taking care of a generation of old Anglos, given the amount of hostility they are displaying towards Americans and our history. For an illustration of this hostility, check this quote, from Jose Angel Gutierrez, Professor of the University of Texas at Arlington:
We are migrants, free to travel the length and breadth of the Americas because we belong here. We are millions. We just have to survive. We have an aging white America. They are not making babies. They are dying. It's a matter of time. The explosion is in our population."
And from Augustin Cebada, of the 'Brown Berets':
We're here in Westwood, this is the fourth time we've been here in the last two months, to show white Anglo-Saxon Protestant L.A., the few of you who remain, that we are the majority, and we claim this land as ours, sit's always been ours, and we're still here, and none of the talk about deporting. If anyone's going to be deported it's going to be you! Go back to Simi Valley, you skunks! Go back to Woodland Hills! Go back to Boston! To back to the Plymouth Rock, Pilgrims! Get out! We are the future. You're old and tired. Go on. We have beaten you, leave like beaten rats. You old white people, it is your duty to die. Even their own ethicists say that they should die, that they have a duty to die. They're taking up too much space, too much air. We are the majority in L.A.I know that the willfully blind among us 'gringos', who insist on pretending that we live in Mister Rogers Neighborhood, will dismiss those quotes as just the rantings of a 'tiny minority of extremists.' Fine; if denial helps you make it through these troubled times, then pretend. But there are more such quotes where those came from. Read and listen, if you are prepared for the hostility there.
But suppose we play the liberals' game, and assume that the Latino 'reconquista' is really just a lot of humble, hard-working 'folks' here to make a better life. Fine; we'll assume that, if you insist. But let's look at the issue of population.
Contrary to what some stubborn conservatives say, there was something to the argument that unlimited population growth is a danger. Many conservatives sneer at those they call 'neo-Malthusians' who argue for population control.
Yet even they can't deny that our country is experiencing strains on resources due mostly to immigration. There is a serious water supply problem in many areas of the Southwest, the area which has seen the most growth due to the influx of illegals. All the pieties about hard-working folks won't solve that problem. And there can be little doubt that gas prices go up due to the increase in demand; adding 20-30 million people to a country in a decade or two will have effects in many areas of life. Then there are the strains on infrastructure, and all the rest of our resources.
As Ms. Rodriguez points out, Americans are not having children at a replacement rate, so the explosion of growth in most areas is immigration driven.
So this immigrant baby-boom that Ms. Rodriguez boasts about as a great boon to America will more likely lead to a decline in quality of life in the future, unless the immigrant birth rate drops to a level approximating the native 'Anglo' birthrate. Half a billion people in America will not be good, unless Calcutta or Mumbai are one's idea of paradise.
All growth is not good; surely the problems inherent in excessive population growth should be evident to any thinking person. Unless, of course, one is an ethnic partisan with a 'reconquista' agenda.

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