Friday, September 5, 2008

The Doom And Gloom Crowd...

Setting aside the Bible thumpers who seem to get off on the notion of fiery judgment awaiting the masses of godless heathens, there are the very real doom and gloom bunch whose predictions are based on government models and projections, but whose fact-based articulations of the chaos to come are either simply ignored (because, being fact based they are not nearly as entertaining) or twisted into something to celebrate....ie, "diversity".

The late science writer Isaac Asimov remarked, "Democracy
cannot survive overpopulation."
Freedom, in the sense of moving
about when and where one wants, can’t survive it either.


As it happens, new numbers from the king cruncher has revealed
Washington's automatic population machine to be much more severe than previously
thought.
According to the newly
revised
Census projections,
by 2050 an additional 135 million
persons
will occupy this land.

As Steve Camarota suggested in How Many Americans? [Washington Post, September 2, 2008], all the new stuff required to equip the additional
residents
is dizzying
to contemplate.
"An increase of 135 million people by 2050 is equivalent to
the entire populations of Mexico and Canada moving here. Assuming the same ratio
of population to infrastructure that exists today, the United States would need
to build and pay for 36,000 schools. We would need to develop enough land to
accommodate 52 million new housing units, along with places for the people who
lived in them to shop and work. We would also have to construct enough roads to
handle 106 million more vehicles.
“Here's another mental exercise: imagine
the entire population of WWII America—
135 million in 1942—added to the current one in just over four decades. In
numbers alone, this is a radical transformation, and entirely negative from an
environmental perspective of conserving forests and farmland, as well as
maintaining clean air and having enough water."

Unapologetic Hispanic invader Jorge Ramos has openly bragged, "Latinos are not only the largest minority right now, but
eventually we will be the majority in the United States, and the process is well
underway."
He’s boasting about conquest—not about friendly assimilation to
American culture and language.

-source


Robert Putnam of Harvard became an academic celebrity in 2000 with his
book, Bowling Alone, which argued that society is in dire straits because so
many community attachments are breaking down. Americans are increasingly mobile
and isolated, with few group affiliations. Prof. Putnam wants to bring back what
he calls “social networks,” because he says they make people happy, contribute
to democracy, help rear children, and make the economy run better.
He later
analyzed census and survey data to find out what role racial diversity plays in
all this—whether it deepens attachment to community or further atomizes people.
To his dismay, he found that racial and ethnic diversity destroys trust in
neighbors and institutions.


Prof. Putnam did not like these findings, and was in no hurry to
publish them...


Professor Putnam has now published his study in the latest issue of
Scandinavian Political Studies (Vol. 30, No. 2, 2007, pp. 137-174.) He does his
best to give the article a happy ending, but his findings are hard to
sugarcoat.


This study is a survey of people living in 41 different American
communities that run from racially homogeneous rural South Dakota to San
Francisco, which is one of the most racially mixed places on earth. The clearest
finding was that the more diverse the area, the less people trusted each
other.


Diversity reduces trust in everyone, even in people of one’s own race.
This is what leads to Prof. Putnam’s widely quoted conclusion that diversity
makes people behave like turtles—they pull into their shells. On the basis of
other survey data, he lists other unhappy consequences for people who must live
with diversity:

• Lower confidence in local government, local leaders and
the local news media.

• Lower political efficacy—that is, confidence in their
own influence.

• Lower frequency of registering to vote, but more interest and
knowledge about politics and more participation in protest marches and social
reform groups.

• Less expectation that others will cooperate to solve dilemmas
of collective action (e.g., voluntary conservation to ease a water or energy
shortage).

• Less likelihood of working on a community project.

• Fewer close
friends and confidants.

• Less happiness and lower perceived quality of life.

• More time spent watching television and more agreement that “television is my
most important form of entertainment.”

-source

Looking at Latin America and other "multicultural" and "diverse" overpopulated third world slums around the world, it isn't terribly difficult to see the lights of the train bearing down on us.

The true Doom and Gloom can be seen coming, not from "End Times" delusionists, but from accredited journals and government based demographic projections, which while making corporations and lobbyist groups very happy, spell despair at the coming reality for the rest of us...