Saturday, February 27, 2021

The Great Migrations

Proponents of immigration pretend that it is just a continuation of what has always happened. It is much greater, and it is happening on a scale that no civilization has ever survived.

NY Times:
First, immigration. According to a 2015 Pew Research Center report, “Immigrants and their children will represent 36 percent of the U.S. population in 2065, which equals or surpasses the peak levels last seen around the turn of the 20th century. That share will represent a doubling since 1965 (18 percent) and a notable rise from today’s 26 percent.”

The report states that “the arrival of new immigrants and the births of their children and grandchildren account for 55 percent of the U.S. population increase from 193 million in 1965 to 324 million today. The new Pew Research Center projections also show that the nation is projected to grow to 441 million in 2065 and that 88 percent of the increase is linked to future immigrants and their descendants.”

The displacement of a white majority and the rise of majority-Hispanic states in the Southwest will have major consequences. ...

Great migration movements are going to dramatically change America in the near future, upending the geography and structures of power, and it is hard to see how the country emerges on the other side of it. We may well be on the verge of a New America, a reshuffled United States, in which power, to some degree, is redistributed and exercised by emerging power players and power centers.

These articles are written as if the changes are inevitable, or desirable side-effects of progress.

They are not. We have policies on how many immigrants can come in. In that time frame, we could take in a billion people, or nobody. It is a policy decision. We need to decide whether all that immigration is good for Americans. I doubt it.

Here is someone looking at long-term demographics:

A highly controversial seminar to be led by Gregory Clark, a visiting professor at London School of Economics, to be delivered for the Adam Smith Business School has been postponed amid pressure from student groups.

… The talk that was scheduled to be to be delivered was titled: “For Whom the Bell Curve Tolls: A lineage of 400,000 individuals 1750-2020 shows genetics determines most social outcomes”. In his book of a similar title, For Whom the Bell Curve Tolls: Genetics, Demography and Social Outcomes,

he argues that socio-economic status is genetically inherited through the “genetic transmission of … some mysterious mix of drive and ability”. He also theorised that “200 years from now the descendants of enslaved African-Americans will still be underrepresented”. Some have asserted his statistical analysis on which these conclusions are based is highly questionable, with a lack of reference to inherited wealth and social status asserting correlation between surnames and wealth as causation.

So he has been canceled, and his book memory-holed.

Leftists fond of arguing that immigrants will be assimilated, just like Irish and Italians. I am not sure that the Irish and Italians are fully assimilated, or that they were desirable immigrants. Regardless, assimilating non-Europeans will take a lot longer, if ever. We need research on the cost to our society.

In July 2016, when Donald Trump was running for President, the NY Times complained:

Under his presidency, the American dream would be primarily reserved for Americans.
The non-whites are getting preferential treatment in Biden's covid package, according to this NY Post article. Gays and others, too.

Gays don't get a free pass on everything, as shown by this:

A gay news anchor for a local D.C. TV station has been suspended after tweeting his objections to obese people being able to receive priority access to the COVID-19 vaccine. ...

“I’m annoyed obese people of all ages get priority vaccine access before all essential workers,” he tweeted. “When most stayed home, we went into work everyday last March, April, May and everyday since putting ourselves and loved ones at risk. Vaccinate all essential workers. Then obese.”

This was not even fat-shaming. He was just questioning the privilege hierarchy.

Whites will probably be the last to be vaccinated, but fortunately we inherited some superior genes about 40k years ago:

Researchers have discovered a possible genetic link between Neanderthal DNA and a lower risk of developing a severe case of the coronavirus.

A new study, conducted by Hugo Zeberg and Svante Pääbo at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Germany, followed up on recent research that suggested Neanderthal DNA was actually linked to higher risk of severe illness.

They found that a certain haplogroup, a population that shares common DNA, was roughly 22 percent less likely to develop a severe case of COVID-19. The common DNA is believed to have been inherited from Neanderthals.

The haplogroup is common in populations outside of Africa, the study notes, as Neanderthal evolved off the continent.

I am glad to see that my Neanderthal genes are good for something.

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