WHAT AMERICA WILL LOOK LIKE IN 2050?
November 28, 2013
Part 10: Standard of living
Do you think the Chinese with 1.3 billion people, while harnessing the most powerful economic engine in the world, enjoy a high standard of living? What about India with 1.2 billion people? Do you think the majority of Indians enjoy a high standard of living?
Both countries suffer majorities, over 2.0 billion people, living in utter despair, poverty, overcrowded cities and horrendous pollution.
Worse, they cannot find a way out of their predicament. In fact, no matter how smart their leaders, no matter how many factories they build and no matter how many jobs they create—most Indians and Chinese will NEVER rise to the standard of living enjoyed by the majority American citizens today.
Why? Simple: both countries add eight million and 11 million people annually, net gain. They cannot keep up with education, jobs, housing or a clean environment. The more people, the more their problems grow beyond solving.
As a footnote, I heard Arun Gandhi, grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, in a speech several years ago where he said, “Endless millions of Indians are born in the streets, live in the streets and die in the streets without ever enjoying a toilet, shower, lavatory or bed.”
"Unlimited population growth cannot be sustained; you cannot sustain growth in the rates of consumption of resources. No species can overrun the carrying capacity of a finite land mass. This Law cannot be repealed and is not negotiable.” Dr. Albert Bartlett, www.albartlett.org, University of Colorado, USA.
The people in seemingly successful societies have not and cannot improve their standard of living. Why? They suffer from the “exponential function” which destroys their viability as a civilization.
Let’s define “standard of living”:
The level of wealth, comfort, material goods and necessities available to a certain socioeconomic class in a certain geographic area. The standard of living includes factors such as income, quality and availability of employment, class disparity, poverty rate, quality and affordability of housing, hours of work required to purchase necessities, gross domestic product, inflation rate, number of vacation days per year, affordable (or free) access to quality healthcare, quality and availability of education, life expectancy, incidence of disease, cost of goods and services, infrastructure, national economic growth, economic and political stability, political and religious freedom, environmental quality, climate and safety. The standard of living is closely related to quality of life.
About 2/3 of the world’s population cannot measure up to that definition. Over 3.5 billion out of 7.1 billion people do not enjoy a toilet, shower and lavatory. Over 2.0 billion cannot secure a clean glass of water to drink daily.
So, let me ask you this: how do we think we can add another 100 million immigrants to the United States in three decades and hope, pretend, wish or dream that we can maintain our standard of living? How do we think we can bring their standard of living up ours when they couldn’t attain it in their own countries?
This week, I spoke on the Jeff Rense Show to the nation. I told the worldwide audience the enormity of our predicament. I told them that our Congress expects to jump our 1.0 million legal immigrant injection annually to 2.0 million annually—as well as present a blanket amnesty to over 20 million illegal migrants that jumped our borders and call our country their home.
How many people constitute 100 million? That number would fill 20 of our top most populated cities. The audience gasped and the phone board lit up. Very few Americans comprehend the mind- numbing numbers we face if S744 passes next year or any year. Most Americans don’t possess a clue as to their children’s fate.
This much is certain: if we allow our Congress to pass an amnesty and inject another 100 million immigrants from 150 countries—we will not enjoy anything near our current “standard of living.” The more people, the less the wages. The more people, more people compete for limited jobs. The less the jobs, the more the human frustration, poverty and personal defeat. The more people, the more degraded our environment. The more people, the less everyone partakes of a dwindling American pie.
By these 10 parts of the series, you understand our predicament and you appreciate what your kids face. This won’t be pretty for anyone. Therefor take action with the addresses I provide at the end of these commentaries.
First of all, call Speaker of the House John Boehner at 1-202-225-0600 and tell him your feelings about S744. Leave a message on his answer machine or speak to his secretary. Call often in the coming months. Tell him:
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“Mr. Boehner, I understand that S744 doubles legal immigration from its current 1.0 million annually to 2.0 million while giving amnesty to 12 to 20 million illegal migrants. Do you understand that such an amnesty would flood America with over 100 million immigrants by 2050—a scant 37 years from now. How will we be able to water, house, work, feed, educate, medicate and care for that many people when we already suffer 48 million Americans who cannot secure jobs and live on food stamps? How will we maintain our environment and standard of living in light of those numbers. As an American citizen, I demand that you reduce all immigration to less than 100,000 annually and enforce the laws on the books to arrest, prosecute and jail employers of illegal migrants. That will help illegal migrants to go home on their own dime when they don’t have a job. Our own unemployed citizens can take those jobs at a living wage.”
Do the same for all the email addresses below to start a national conversation:
Today Show: firstname.lastname@example.org
Matt Lauer: email@example.com
Bill O’Reilly: Oreilly@foxnews.com
Brian Williams: firstname.lastname@example.org
Greta van Susteren: Ontherecord@foxnews.com
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Frosty Wooldridge possesses a unique view of the world, cultures and families in that he has bicycled around the globe 100,000 miles, on six continents and six times across the United States in the past 30 years. His published books include: "HANDBOOK FOR TOURING BICYCLISTS"; “STRIKE THREE! TAKE YOUR BASE”; “IMMIGRATION’S UNARMED INVASION: DEADLY CONSEQUENCES”; “MOTORCYCLE ADVENTURE TO ALASKA: INTO THE WIND—A TEEN NOVEL”; “BICYCLING AROUND THE WORLD: TIRE TRACKS FOR YOUR IMAGINATION”; “AN EXTREME ENCOUNTER: ANTARCTICA.” His next book: “TILTING THE STATUE OF LIBERTY INTO A SWAMP.” He lives in Denver, Colorado.
His latest book. ‘IMMIGRATION’S UNARMED INVASION—DEADLY CONSEQUENCES.’