So goes California, so goes the Nation. You non-Californian's have a Welfare Centered, Democrat Oligarchy coming to your state in the near future.
The change here from 70% to a 40% Anglo population in just 30 years has been breathtaking.
The need to replace the States brain drain with immigrants from such locales as the Sub-Continent has helped but brings it's own set of problems. Once anchored they bring in their aging parents, aunts and uncles who quickly tap into the social safety net. Yes Obama, free healthcare already exist to those who know how to work the system. Other goodies such as section 8 housing and SSI are readily available.
CA's sky high taxes and chronic multibillion dollar budget deficits can only go one way - UP!
We only have to watch the pictures from Greece to see what will happen if we try to reverse this welfare state of mind. What a mess...
Also, there is plenty of guilt to go around here. Bush did nothing to stop it. Clinton did nothing to stop it. Bush, Sr. did nothing to stop it. Reagan may have thought he did something to stop it but we can all see how that worked. McCain tried to act like it wasn't even happening. Obama may be the most candid about actively encouraging it but he certainly didn't start it. Somehow I'm afraid that Romney, in spite of what he says now, will do nothing about it.
I've been here a long, long time and I have indeed seen some breathtaking changes. It makes me want to leave but, hey, after you've ruined San Diego where do you go?
I hate the assumption of this article that Mexican Americans are just as monolithic, shiftless, leftist, etc., as another, unnamed ethnic group. They aren't.
Let me quote an example from just today. Southern Arizona has a congressman named Grijalva, who some consider the most leftist congressman in Washington. However today, he just got his 3rd Democrat primary challenger.
His latest opponent was born in Mexico, came to the US when he was 2 year old, was educated in the US and has become an M.D. obstetrician/gynecologist. As a Democrat, he wants to substantially *overturn* Obamacare and tightly seal the US border with Mexico.
Granted, he does want to see a means by which illegal aliens living here can get US citizenship without leaving the US, but that is about it as far as his leftism goes.
Some contrast with Grijalva, yes?
I have known several Mexican-Americans who were to the political *right* of Jesse Helms.
So what about California? Well, indeed ethnic Mexicans may soon displace ethnic Europeans as the majority. But this *does not* mean that they will continue with the white liberals agenda.
Nor does it mean that they will be unpatriotic, like white liberals, either.
Comparatively, *legal* Mexican Americans track almost identically to white Americans in many ways. About the same political breakdown in a given state. About the same crime rate per capita as among whites. They do lag in higher education somewhat.
But they are very different from that other, unnamed ethnic group.
Check out the California State Assembly roster. You might find one or two Republicans with Hispanic names. But then look at all the Hispanic Democrats. Not monolithic? Not entirely. And there is the hope that as they assimilate and become more prosperous more of them will become more conservative. But what do we do in the meantime?
we've had pro Thorium Reactor (aka Molton Salt Reactor) news on Rantburg before
Several countries are working on it.
Yes there are advantages (safety, thermal efficiency, plentiful supply of Thorium); however there are some disadvantages also not mentioned in the American Thinker article, e.g., the complexity of the operational chemical management of the reactor and the long term potential for corrosion.
Posted by: lord garth ||
A nasty liquid sodium cooled reactor is buried just south of Lincoln NE. Core was removed. It was designed under Atoms for Peace to purify food.
Posted by: Water Modem ||
So how does thorium reactor technology compare to the technology currently in use in the USA? This sort of thing never gets adequate discussion. The greenies and the Global Warmists have sucked all the oxygen out of the discussion space. Maybe things will change after rolling blackouts become common in the USA.
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.