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Are We at a Demographic Inflection Point?

FounderChurch Wrote: Jun 04, 2012 2:16 AM
What about the demographic described in "Demographic Winter" a video on YouTube produced by Heritage Foundation and Family Research Council? Whites are now officially according the Census Bureau a minority, and no longer the majority in America. This presages the statistical extinction of the White race in America by the year 2100. Whites, AND Best and Brightest College Graduates (regardless of race or ethnicity) are now both reproducing at a suicidal, genocidal Holocaust level of half of replacement, or about 1.2 children average per woman. What will we need with the Flag, Constitution, Bill of Rights, or for that matter, the Bible, if WE, or our descendants, will not be here by 2100? FounderChurch@Gmail.Com & www.HDQS.Blogspot.Com
Lita4 Wrote: Jun 04, 2012 11:53 AM
Have to agree with all who relied to FounderChurch. Couple additional thoughts, those who use race are actually thinking class. In Europe Class comes first and they really can't move past it. Gun rights hopefully will keep the fools at bay while we clean house with our votes. The Zero Population Growth Movement 30 or so years back thought that past 350 million a population becomes unmanageable. If that population agrees on a basic right to life, freedom and property will that overcome the age old class battle, those few "elites" controlling everything else?
Stuart Koehl Wrote: Jun 04, 2012 10:06 AM
Since racial categories are self-descriptive, they are to a large extent meaningless. Call it the Elizabeth Warren Effect. Or the Barack Obama Effect. If Elizabeth Warren can be counted as an Indian, how many other "Native Americans" are in fact indistinguishable from their white neighbors? Is Barack Obama black? If so, why? Because he decided to identify himself as one? Smart move! What about Hispanics? How many generations must they be here before they cease to be a "minority"? And what of other minorities, such as Asians, Indians (from India) and Arabs, all of whom have higher per capita income than whites? In short, the whole notion that one can divide the United States by ethnic or racial group is fallacious and pernicious.
George257 Wrote: Jun 04, 2012 9:18 AM
If this is true - and it appears to be - the US will go the way of South Africa and Rhodesia. A few whites will remain, but they will have to mind their ps and qs and only live in safe 'ghettos' and not be eligible for most jobs.
THE_ANSWER Wrote: Jun 04, 2012 9:49 AM

Share the love... love Diversity !!

Your decendents will lover you for it (ask Allison and Hal Donahue).
Curtis108 Wrote: Jun 04, 2012 5:36 AM
Either the United States is an idea that all people can participate in, or it is the sole property of "Whites." I believe anyone can be an American; to beleive otherwise is to buy in to the racial spoils system that we hear so much about. If the country remains fundamentally strong, it can have a majority-Martian population and it will still be the United States! Race is does not determine one's beliefs.

Michael Bowler (formerly Michael) Wrote: Jun 04, 2012 7:17 AM
Hear, Hear!

As long as the cultural dynamic that makes the US unique is alive, the race of those living it is immaterial.
oldnjal Wrote: Jun 04, 2012 7:23 AM
Us against them is un-American, and reflects a misunderstanding of people.
It would make sense that dark skin color helped humans survive better in the tropics, and pale skin helped people in Norway survive, ages ago. Flat faces heloed the Inuit deal with frostbite hazards but you will not find that feature among arabs in the hot desert.
Now, with ability to travel, vitamins available, air conditioning, disease control, and better ability to clothe, house and feed (famines being something newsworthy, now), skin color has less survival value.
We all bleed red. Enough is enough.
simon77047 Wrote: Jun 04, 2012 7:48 AM
I agree, race does not determine beliefs and anyone can be an American. But, they can't be American with all the hyphenation to wit: Asian-American, African-American, Hispanic-American, bla bla bla bla bla.......You are either American or you're something else, not both, in my opinion.
Mark1369 Wrote: Jun 04, 2012 8:08 AM
I agree if they are properly educate on our gov't, economic system, and social traditions. Too many come to this country and "cling" to their old ways of doing things if they aren't taught about our system of gov't and economy.

Michael, I agree with your Hear Hear! comment.
Mark1369 Wrote: Jun 04, 2012 8:10 AM
Simon and oldnjal you are on the money with your comments along with Curtis.
Mark1369 Wrote: Jun 04, 2012 8:10 AM
Simon and oldnjal you are on the money with your comments along with Curtis.
Georgia Boy 61 Wrote: Jun 04, 2012 9:47 AM
False dichotomy, Curtis. While it is true, in theory, that anyone can become an American, in practice, it strains credulity to believe that we can import large numbers of people from cultures utterly alien to our own, and expect them to fit in well. History shows that the inevitable fate of nations which balkanize in this manner is dissolution and fragmentation. Since we no longer require of immigrants that they assimilate, this is precisely what we are headed toward.

Demographic forecasts generally take the form of predicting more of the same.

Old people have been moving to Florida for the past several years, and old people will move there for the next few years. Immigrants have been streaming in from Mexico, and they will continue to do so. You get the idea.

Most of the time these forecasts prove right. But sometimes there are inflection points, times when some trends stop and others begin. My read of recent demographic data suggest we may be at such a point right now.

These inflection points are usually not...