Interesting news from the United States Census Bureau
This is a pretty interesting report. Of course, a cursory look on Google shows some people freaking out about it, but I haven't been to any really hard core conservative blogs, where I'm sure the paranoia is up to 11. The Census Bureau says it's the high birth rate of Hispanics, not necessarily illegal immigration, which will account for this growth. Of course, say the naysayers (can I write that?), the illegal immigrants will pump out ten kids each, so even if we don't have a huge influx of immigrants, we'll have to care for their huge families that, technically, are citizens. That stupid Constitution!
I don't really care about the news of whites no longer being the majority. Whatever. My ultimate dream is that everyone starts interbreeding anyway so we'll all be kind of mocha, but that's probably not going to happen. I read a brief report about this that points out the real problems: the United States needs to start figuring out how it's going to handle this increasing population, which is quite impressive for an industrialized country (those damned Hispanic Catholics with their lack of birth control again). In case you haven't noticed, our infrastructure is old and in horrible shape, and nobody seems to care about that. Our schools fall behind more and more every year, and handling more students doesn't seem to be their forte, but that's what's happening. I don't care about Hispanics coming here, because I have seen Hispanic teenagers in bulk, and they're just like teenagers everywhere - and after a generation, they'll be "Americanized," whatever that means. What I am concerned about is that white folk will Balkanize the country willingly simply in order to hold onto a majority where they can, and the rest of the country can go to hell. Hispanics and black people want to be middle class as much as white people do, but they're not going to be able to if we don't start making the schools better right now.
I don't know what the big deal is about separate races. We always talk about integrating immigrants into the American Way of Life, but we resist doing anything positive to help that process. We simply demand that people conform, without showing anyone the benefits of buying into the American Dream (and there are benefits, despite my issues with this country). People come here so they can partake of our bounty, and we ostracize them for it. I have no idea what to do about the illegal immigrant problem, but trying our hardest to get rid of them is not the way. There's plenty of room in this country, even if the population balloons to 500 million in the next 50 years. I hope that we get people who want to make the country a better place for everyone. Yeah, it's a pipe dream, probably, but wouldn't that be nice?