Is George W. Bush vaguely aware of any of this?
At the Quebec summit, Bush mocked the idea of a merger of a North American Union as a fantasy of conspiracy theorists. "It's quite comical actually, to realize the difference between reality and what some people on TV are talking about."
Calderon laughed it off, too. "I'd be happy with one foot in Mexicali and one in Tijuana." But in his state of the nation, Felipe is talking about one foot in Mexico and one in Los Angeles.
Is Bush oblivious to what his friend Vicente Fox laid down in Madrid in 2002 as the long-term strategy of Mexico?
"Eventually, our long-range objective is to establish with the United States ... an ensemble of connections and institutions similar to those created by the European Union, with the goal of attending to future themes as important as ... the freedom of movement of capital, goods, services and persons. The new framework we wish to construct is inspired in the example of the European Union."
Fox is talking about the erasure of borders.
Whether Bush is aware of this really makes no difference. For the real issue is not what the Mexican regime has in mind, but whether we can stop it, or whether we have passed a point of no return.
Today, already, there are 45 million Hispanics in the United States, perhaps half from Mexico, and 37 million immigrants.
Now, Steve Camarota of the Center for Immigration Studies projects -- using official Census Bureau figures of 1.25 million legal and illegal immigrants entering and staying in the United States every year -- a U.S. population of 468 million by 2060.
We will add as many people -- 167 million -- in the next half-century as the entire population of the United States when JFK was elected. Some 105 million of these folks will be immigrants and their children. That 105 million is equal to the entire population of Mexico, whence most of these folks will be coming.
No wonder Mexican presidents are coming out of the closet about what is up. They know the gringos can't stop it, for they have the American establishment on their side.
Buenas noches, America.