Demography Is Destiny–So Why Do Gregg Easterbrook (And Barack Obama) Want America to Take the Third World Risk?

Demography Is Destiny–So Why Do Gregg Easterbrook (And Barack Obama) Want America to Take the Third World Risk? John Derbyshire writes:

Things ain’t so bad, Gregg Easterbrook tells his fellow Progressives via the New York Times. His inference: so our southern border can be left wide open—the way Progressives like it. Bunk. …

Demography is destiny. It’s a huge issue, but taboo because of the PC and their control of the media.

A lot of us non-Progressives know that demography is destiny: that the social, cultural, political, and economic character of a country bears a strong relation to what kind of people live there.

We thought that the U.S.A. was a rather nice country before t he demographic transformation brought about by mass Third-World immigration post-1965. We think that, if that demographic transformation continues, our country will become less nice, more like the Third World.

The question of who gets to live in America is a big issue, a colossally huge issue, that will determine the shape of American society as our children and grandchildren will know it. Instead of squabbling over urinals, we should be talking about this nonstop, 24/7.

Yet in fact it is very nearly a taboo topic. People who do try to talk about it … are sneered at, jeered at, and excluded from the Public Square. It would hardly have gotten a mention in this year’s election campaign if Donald J. Trump hadn’t brought it up. …

Not all people are the same (also a taboo, un-PC thought):

Is it really just hate-filled pessimism to think that [opening  borders to third world immigrants] is a path to national suicide? To think that Venezuela is the way it is, and Kenya is the way it is, because of Venezuelans and Kenyans? …

Contrast Venezuela with Norway. Then tell me, if you can, that demography is not destiny, that the contrast has nothing to do with the different overall characteristics of Venezuelans and Norwegians; that settling a million Venezuelans in the U.S.A. would have consequences no different from settling a million Norwegians. Really? Really? …

The moral for immigration policy: why take the risk?