Tuesday, February 12, 2008

The melting pot is headed for a melt down

Two articles below, not exactly related other than loosely because they both discuss on minorities.

We live in an ever-shifting culture and it looks as though major shake-ups are happening as I type. After reading the second article I understand now why our Government is stepping so lightly when it comes to immigration, the Hispanic vote and the amnesty issue.

The efforts to put a wall on the Mexican border may be like trying to put a plug in a dam that is already crumbled. If the population of Hispanics is as large as it seems, before the wall is built, they'll be voting to put in welcome centers.

I watch and wonder about the future of America. We're dependent on cheap, lead contaminated, Chinese products, our computer industry and much of our help desks are dependent on cheap labor from India, the Chinese and Japanese own huge portions of our businesses and industry, and our workers are cheap labor from Mexico and other countries.

At the top of the heap are elected officials wanting to give away the farm to stay elected. Universal health care? bridges to nowhere? checks to everyone? welfare? the list of handouts goes on and on.

We quibble about economic injustice and making amends for past hurts. We focus on the past instead of the future. We're busy pointing fingers rather than trying to work together for a better future. We fiddle --- and piddle with inconsequential things in the big scheme of things --- while our Rome burns.

The melting pot is headed toward a melt down.

Green "Disparate Impact"
It was front-page news on the January 14th issue of the San Francisco Chronicle that blacks by the tens of thousands have left the San Francisco Bay area since the 1990 census. Since my book Applied Economics analyzed this situation a few years ago, it was nice to see that the information has finally reached the San Francisco Chronicle, though they have yet to explain the politics and the economics behind the exodus.

Whites to become minority in U.S. by 2050
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Non-Hispanic whites will become a minority in the United States by 2050, with immigrants and their children driving 82 percent of U.S. population growth in coming years, a new study said on Monday.

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