June 28, 2014

Here Comes Everybody!

This is all not going to end well. Not well at all.... at sea in Europe and on land along our own borders.

Massimo Sestini's remarkable photograph of an open boat carrying 227 illegal immigrants heading north across the Mediterranean.

"In the first half of this year sixty thousand illegals have arrived on Italian territory. If the flow continues at this rate, this year's total will be 120,000 — twice as many as in 2011, the record year so far. A growing problem? Oh yeah.

Sicily alone has received 53,000 of those sixty thousand this year. That's more than one percent of Sicily's population.
Should Europe at large be afraid? Sicily's population is one percent of the EU, so you could say: "Eh, one percent of one percent — surely Europe can absorb them."
And what's to be afraid of, anyway? Immigration boosters, Club for Growth types, open-borders libertarians, the Wall Street Journal, and what Steve Sailer calls the NAABP, the National Association for the Advancement of Billionaire People — Rupert Murdoch, Michael Bloomberg, Mark Zuckerberg, Sheldon Adelson — They'll all tell you that these are just willing workers whose labor and skills will grow Europe's GDP.
Maybe. But turn to the next page of the Journal and there's an article about self-driving cars. I guess we won't be needing cab drivers much longer, then. How many workers do today's robotized factories need? Are these boatloads of illegals really an economic boon to Europe?
Does the expression "the 20:80 society" mean anything? That's a society foreseen by a couple of German authors back in the nineties, one in which only twenty percent of the adult population is needed to provide all goods and services. The other eighty percent basically live on welfare. "The 20:80 society": If you haven't heard this expression, trust me, you soon will." -- Via Radio Derb Transcript

And now..... with an extra helping of irony....Neil Diamond's Coming To America

On the boats and on the planes
They're coming to America
Never looking back again
They're coming to America

Posted by gerardvanderleun at June 28, 2014 12:18 PM
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Posted by: sTevo at June 28, 2014 2:02 PM

Assuming these are all motivated, ambitious people needing work, they are still leaving where they are desperately needed and moving where they aren't.

Posted by: b moe at June 29, 2014 4:47 AM

moe: good point. Would that it were true. I am afraid your assumption is wrong. Maybe I am a cynical grumpy old fart but I think most of those flooding our border vibe negative: lazy, moochers, criminals, disease-ridden, they are but pawns in the game of Cloward-Piven strategy.
They are also prospective voters for the democrats. They will displace Blacks as the new urban plague.
Today they are taking our underwear, tomorrow when the food runs out they will be coming after citizens with machetes.

TANSTAAFL is my motto.

Posted by: chasmatic at June 29, 2014 6:38 AM

It is not work which can be found in Europe, it is welfare. But they know this.

Posted by: james wilson at June 29, 2014 9:58 AM

There's something rattling around in the back of my mind about a ship, or ships, filled with Jews escaping the Holocaust during WWII and they were denied access in some ports, maybe US and Britain?
Also one or several ships trying to get out of Jamaica with the followers of Haile Selassie, the Lion of the Tribe of Judah. All them Rastafarians wanted to go to Ethiopia, supposed origin of civilization. Well, Rasta civilization I guess.

Posted by: chasmatic at June 29, 2014 12:00 PM

Very nice, good plan.

But what if the 20% refuse to play along? What if they either won't give it up or stop producing?

(Let us see, open the Progressive Guide to wrecking a nation, page 6; Ah! Yes, the Kulaks.)

Silly Me: Question, did the Kulaks have the second amendment?

Posted by: John the River at June 30, 2014 9:38 AM

John: that's a good question. Seems to me there will always be a need for workers to wind the clocks and change light bulbs and take out the garbage.
Oh, and to boss everybody around.

Posted by: chasmatic at July 1, 2014 12:14 AM

A modest proposal. No, not like Swift's. The meat is all tainted.
There is a lot of unpopulated land in the Southwest. I suggest that secondary borders be erected at the northern border of Arizona extending east over New Mexico
and on across Texas, turning to follow the eastern border of Texas.
Let the eager and ambitious immigrants homestead like our forefathers did, taming the land and establishing communities for themselves.
Any that were not eager and ambitious would have the option of staying and dying or being sent home with a good hard punch in the face to die in their homeland.
It would be sink or swim. Er, the desert version.

Posted by: chasmatic at July 1, 2014 5:44 AM

P.S. California would remain open to all the immigrants that wanted to live there. San Francisco would be offered as the primary area to settle. Right in their own back yards as the NIMBY goes.
We should have erected border fences around Cali years ago.

Posted by: chasmatic at July 1, 2014 5:48 AM