By Keith Johnson
After more than two centuries of taking in the tired, poor and huddled masses from around the globe, the United States is reaching full capacity, and now stands on the precipice of devolving into another third-world country.
Since 1950, the population of the United States has more than doubled. And, according to a new report, it is expected to increase by 41%—from a current 311M to 440M—over the course of the next four decades. Along with this epic rise in population comes a change in the nation’s complexion. Last decade, Asians ranked highest among all ethnic groups in terms of growth—increasing from 11.9M in 2000 to 17.3M in 2010. Likewise, Hispanics have also made significant gains, and are projected to triple its share of the nation’s total population by 2050. Meanwhile, the single-race White population has stagnated. In fact, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, “this group is projected to lose population in the 2030s and 2040s and comprise 46% of the total population in 2050, down from 66% in 2008.”
The Census bases its projections on trends and assumptions about future childbearing, mortality and net international migration. However, they fail to factor in a predictable future that could further dilute America’s demographics. As the U.S. continues to pursue it’s adventurism in the Middle East and Africa, more Arabs, Persians and Africans will be forced out of their ancestral homelands due to wars largely fought between the Western powers and revolutionary groups that seek to drive occupying forces from their countries.
Since the passage of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965, 757,626 Arabs have come to the U.S., primarily motivated by tensions in the Middle East. The U.S. is also host to nearly 1M Africans, some of whom have been recently displaced from Somalia, Libya and Sudan as the result of “humanitarian” interventions. This exodus is bound to continue as U.S. forces extend their reach into Uganda and other regions of the Dark Continent.
Then there’s Israel, a tiny nation the size of New Jersey, which has repeatedly expressed ambitions to expand its borders from the Nile to the Tigress-Euphrates River. If allowed to do so, it’s likely that they will execute the same ethnic cleansing that they’ve engaged against the people of Palestine, who now reside on less than 20% of their original homeland.
Considering that the U.S. has one of the most liberal immigration policies in the world, it’s not unreasonable to predict that tens of millions of these refugees may wash up on American shores over the course of the next few decades.
One interesting prediction from a Washington, D.C. think tank notes that illegal immigration from Mexico may have come to a standstill. A recent report by the Pew Hispanic Center indicates, “After four decades that brought 12M current immigrants—most of whom came illegally—the net migration flow from Mexico to the U.S. has stopped and may have reversed.” The report goes on to say, “As of 2011, some 6.1M unauthorized Mexican immigrants were living in the U.S., down from a peak of nearly 7M in 2007.”
While this may come as good news to some, the reasons given for the shift shows just how bad the nation’s economy has become. According to the aforementioned report, “The standstill appears to be the result of many factors, including weakened U.S. job and housing construction markets.”
Since Obama took office in 2009, the percentage of Americans in the labor force has fallen from 65.7% to 63.6%, a level not seen since 1981.
The U.S. Department of Labor reports that last year there were approximately 86M working-age Americans who are “not in the labor force,” and are therefore not included in the unemployment rate. Add in the nearly 13M that are officially counted as “unemployed” and we find that there are roughly 100M Americans out of work—almost a third of the entire population of the U.S.
How the economy is expected to survive alongside a rising population is certainly a frightening thing to consider.
Keith Johnson is an independent journalist and the editor of “Revolt of the Plebs,” an alternative news website. Keith is also a licensed private detective.