Immigration: Another 1920’s Rhyme

I’d be willing to bet that most Americans have no clue what the Johnson-Reed Act was.  Passed in 1924, and in 1929 setting an annual immigration quota of 150,000, the act was a continuation of restrictive immigration laws that were enacted before 1900.  As the Office of the Historian at the U.S. State Department site sums up:

When the congressional debate over immigration began in 1924, the quota system was so well-established that no one questioned whether to maintain it, but rather discussed how to adjust it. Though there were advocates for raising quotas and allowing more people to enter, the champions of restriction triumphed. They created a plan that lowered the existing quota from three to two percent of the foreign-born population. They also pushed back the year on which quota calculations were based from 1910 to 1890.

To put that into “modern terms” we look at the U.S. population and note it was 123.1 million.  So 150,000 would be total immigration of 1.2 percent.

Fast-forward to present times, and given a population of (roughly) 326-million, that would 391-thousand.

We’re so ridiculously over that it’s incomprehensible to a rational person.  According to the website “Between 2016 and 2017, the foreign-born population increased by about 787,000, or almost 2 percent—a rate higher than the 1 percent growth experienced between 2015 and 2016, but lower than the 3 percent increase between 2013 and 2014.”

We anticipate, because the government has essentially lost control of the Mexico border, that this year (which we won’t know with statistical certainty for several years) will top the 3% number.

And that’s why president Trump Sunday removed his head of the Department of Homeland Security, Kirstjen Neilsen, and while being polite in his announcement Tweet (thanking Neilsen for her service), Trump then posted:

…I am pleased to announce that Kevin McAleenan, the current U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner, will become Acting Secretary for . I have confidence that Kevin will do a great job!.”

Who?  Wiki it and you’ll find:

“McAleenan’s previous nomination was supported by officials from both the George W. Bush and Barack Obama administrations, a number of whom signed a letter to Congress expressing “enthusiastic support” for the “supremely qualified” McAleenan.[5] President Trump officially submitted the nomination to the Senate on May 22.”

While some sites headline things like “‘HOMELAND’ SEC OUT AFTER BORDER BOTCH” the data offers a different take:  The job of controlling the US-Mexico border is nearly-impossible and we will not be the least-bit surprised if additional military forces are sent to the border in the immediate future.

We are in a low-level war with Mexico (see low-intensity conflict for a deeper sense of it).  What makes it messy is that there are at least four major parties to the conflict (in addition to the countries of the U.S. and Mexico):  You have MS-13 which is expanding in major urban areas, you have foreign countries of Asia bringing in fentanyl by way of the back door.  Then you have immigration proponents selling  a historical rhyme based on reconquista, (essentially wanting to change the outcome of the Mexican-American War), and then we have the U.S. population which has a nearly insatiable hunger for everything from “Mexican dirt weed” to black tar heroin.  Oh, and toss in corporations who still hire undocumented (illegal aliens).

Cheerleading on one side is by liberalistas and Sanctuary advocates while on the other, people who can read statistics and realize that the 85-percent Anglo America is down to the lower 60’s now enroute to an Anglo minority b y 2045.

If you haven’t read this Brookings Institution summary.  While you’re at it, add Willian Frey’s book “Diversity Explosion: How New Racial Demographics are Remaking America” to your reading list.

There’s more to come.

Do notice how the radical left is trying to blacklist anyone who has worked for Trump.  See Trump aides targeted in corporate blacklist effort by immigration, civil rights groups for details.  Ooops!  Wasn’t it the Left bitching about blacklists in the McCarthy era?

Why, it sure was.  Ain’t no new things under the Sun, huh?  Roles just shift.  Dang.  Run over by the wheels of history.

Licensing the Internet

The Internet is quickly lurching toward what I predicted in my 2012 book (Broken Web).  The process is pick up speed, too, as the Uninformed Kingdom (UK).

UK to keep social networks in check with internet safety regulator.”  It’s also “soft-soaped: in stories like “Websites to be fined or blocked for ‘online harms’ under new proposals.”

Unfortunately, here’s the problem:  While a “regulator” sounds (superficially) like a “good thing”, in the long run given a chance to judge people for social crimes, governments will expand power over people without limit.  Read up on how “social scoring” will either make – or break – your life in China, for example.

And, can someone tell me what “hate speech” is?  Near as I can figure it, anyone citing a different data set than the one governments (or despots) declare as official dogma are “hating.” Which is just plain ridiculous.

Speaking of hate and pandering, I forgot to mention the latest bad idea from Pocahontas.  Senator (and desperately seeking the presidency) Liz Warren wants to fine major corporations (over $1-billion in revenue) and jail CEO’s if they are deemed “negligent” in big data breaches.

You go Liz...punish the victims, not the perps – because that’s how screwed up today’s world has become.  Warren seems certain to play well to the lefties at the digital barricades.

Oh, and remember our prediction about Digital Mob Rule (the DMR)?  Here we go… Flash mobs spreading awareness among voters

I forgot to mention last month’s  DMR uprising in Germany.  But check CNN coverage of “Police stoned at flash mob in Frankfurt.”

Digilantism and digital lynching is the new norm among the button pressing phone-apes…bananas and data plans, yo?

Oh, and speaking of yo, can’t miss 24 people being shot in 30-hours as the warmest weekend in Chicago has seen a re-light of urban warfare.  The mainstream media isn’t calling it that yet, but give ’em time and enough bodies…they’ll figure it out sooner or later.

The Indo-Pak Mess

Fortunately, the world seems destined to flame-out in spectacular fashion with the pending India-Pakistan war, late summer to early fall time-frame.

But, just in time for Hitler’s birthdate (April 20) we may get a taste of “pre-war” as Pakistan says it has credible intel for around that date claiming India is planning an attack.

Say, you don’t suppose anything had anything to do with the “Fire reported at Pakistan PM Imran Khan’s office” do you?  No?  Of course not.  Coincidence of course….


Lemme see:  Pinterest IPO is aimed for 75-million shares in the $156-$17 range. That’s a shade under the latest private valuation, says the NY Times.

Dow futures were down ahead of the open (-75, or so).

Our aggregate work offers hope of another few hundred high before it’s time to “hit the silk” but that’s not advice in any way, shape, or form.

In the Shorts

University to offer ‘Angry White Male Studies‘ class this fall got our attention.  We’re wondering, in the interest of equality and all, whether the University of Kansas will also be offering “Angry White Female Studies” in keeping with Title IX?  Who would have taken Kansas to become the little Berkeley of the Midwest?

Or is sexism OK for one sex only?

Lookie here, now:  As long as we’re “ejacatin the ejacators”  “Yale Law School policy may discriminate against Christian groups, Sen. Ted Cruz says.”  Again, same question…any reverse discrimination is still discrimination.

Passings: Bill Isles, co-founder of chart-topping The O’Jays, dead at 78.

Mick Jagger is still doing fine

With that we begin Monday rounds and promise moron the ‘morrow





23 thoughts on “Immigration: Another 1920’s Rhyme”

  1. Adding to the regional vitriole, Indian foreign officer spokesman Raveesh Kumar said Pakistan had “a clear objective of whipping up war hysteria in the region”.

    “This public gimmick appears to be a call to Pakistan-based terrorists to undertake a terror attack in India.” See:

    I suggest in order to save space and time, we abbreviate the India-Pakistan kerfuffle into “I-Pak.”

    • We ran it by our highly paid legal staff and they worry that “i” anything would run afoul Cupertino’s billions. Ergo Indo-Pak has been as short as we’ve been able to negotiate, lol

      • The Apple Store was broken into last night. Police are looking for iWitnesses.

        Q: What do you call a Scottish iPhone? A: An AyePhone.

        Q: What do you get when your Apple won’t turn on? Q: Dead Siri-ous!

      • Guy walks into a bar in east texas. Notices they have slabs if beef hanging from the ceiling. Heads over and gets a beer and asks the Bartender, Whats the deal with the Meat ya got hanging from the ceiling?

        Bartender says, Neighbor Buisness is a Butcher. Every so often he gets too much stock. So we let him hang a few slabs of beef here till he gets caught up.

        We have a tradition though, if anyone can jump up and touches one of them half cow slabs, everyone in the bar has to buy them a drink or give them the equivalent in $ it would cost for their drink. Now if a person jumps and miss touching the slab of beef then that person has to buy everyone in the bar a drink.

        Guy looks around, place is packed, must be 2-300 people in the bar. Bartender says I will let ya think about it and goes and helps some other customers. Guy says hmmmmm and starts drinking his beer, thats a lot of money.

        After about 10 min the Bartender comes back and says You need another beer? Guy says yup. Coming right up. Bartender comes back with the beer and says so are ya going to go for it?

        Guy looks up at the hanging beef, raises his hand and stands on his tippy toes. Everyone around the bar takes notice and screams Go for it dude! He turns around and looks at the bartender and says, Nah, stakes are too high.

  2. In reference to Nielsen getting the axe – her job is to execute the orders of her Boss – if there is a snafu over immigration and there is not – Trump is letting them pour in while all the time complaining – the order is let them come in. He not Nielsen has failed at every turn on immigration. No fence, no enforcement and/or fines relative to e-verify, no tax on money wires sent south of the border and most importantly no stoppage of Benefits to ILLEAGAL ALIENS. In the Midwest we have a saying a Dead fish smells from the head down. Your mileage may vary.

    • Well one who gets it anyway,the doors for immigrants opened when old Bush crafted NAFTA, and all its created soft spots, and the business sector loved it and still do.Now Trumps a con man based his campaign on immigration,no involvement in foreign wars,bring manufacturing back to America making America great again, and all the rest of the b.s. that goes along with it,so far he’s done nothing, yes I know its all the lefties fault,its much like the b.s. that the Russian Bear is clawing at the door so we need more money for MIC, probably another lefty group trying to get into our pockets, while trying to start yet another war with Venezuela,Cuba,Iran,while keeping troops in Syria (the oil rich sector lol where else) Iraq and Afghanistan.Your right a dead fish smells from the head down and this one stinks to the high heavens.!!!

    • Classy,
      Finally, a voice of reason on this subject. Trump would have nothing to talk about if people stopped coming through our borders. He wants his wall…

      Did you notice he put a plaque with his name and bust on it in California…on a wall repair that was commissioned before his presidency?

      Al Trump wants is a wall…with his name plastered all over it. This isn’t about border security…there are better ways to deploy security…and Nielsen knew it…she wasn’t able to execute it…because It’s about Trumps damn ego wall..

  3. Surfing the net yesterday took me to a protest site for an Irish woman who is strident in her opposition to all the non white immigrants into the UK. She has already spent time in prison for her public speeches. What many in the US don’t know is that the UK does not have constitutional protection of free speech as the US does. People living in the UK have to be very careful about how they criticize the government.

  4. George – indo-pak…the DO’s vs Lem’s – dem Mooslems and Hindooos have been each other throats for thousands of years – all part of the “show”. Hindu Kush mountains translate Hindu Kill Mountains – they used to throw non compliant Hindu slaves off the steep passes to their deaths below.
    I fear Shiva will soon wake up to Kali’s dance, and when he does..and he opens his 3rd Eye, and sees the all the EVIL $&@! going on.. well legend says DESTRUCTION is eminent.

    Shout out to Neilsen getting canned HSA…Its Gay, If Its The TSA – that’s the way ZioNazi’s like it..what,what..

  5. “immigration” ~ I note that in the Brussels Journal on April 6th 2008 a piece by Fjordman called it out as what it is:
    “What we are dealing with is not “immigration” but colonization… Why on earth should we quietly watch while our country is subdued by the most unsuccessful cultures in the world?”

  6. The Johnson-Reed Act testifies that some people thought immigration was a problem 100 years ago. Back then Government printed (by hand) pieces of paper claiming a quota system was put into place. I’m sure the people of the time felt good thinking a quota system was put into place. But how did they know if a quota system was actually put into place?

    The quickest was to make the immigration problem go away is to do what the Republicans did in the 80’s, amnesty. Not to mention after amnesty, the U.S. economy boomed!

    In the end nothing will/can be done about population flow by using main stream thinking, pieces of paper.

    Revive the Bounty Laws and Scalping Laws from the 1800s. Bounty Laws and Scalping Laws work.

  7. George, if a Mega Corp cops a bunch of data from me in secret ways hidden in the “terms of use” and then doesn’t even lock the doors to the data vault?

    They aint any kind of “victim”. That would be me.

  8. George,
    I am confused. Why is it wrong to fine the Corporations and CEO’s for data breaches. Why do you think they are the victims and not the perps? If they are not investing in security measures to thwart the hackers, then they have to take some of the blame.

    Remember the Pinto? If it got rear ended, they burst into flames. Now the guy that did the rear ending was to blame..but Ford paid the billions too for not recognizing the faulty manufacturing.

    Same theory here. Having data is like the military protecting a country from an invasion. If a company wants the right to store and use data…much of which they acquired without the knowing permission of the owner of that data, they must protect that data at all costs…Hackers are like the invaders of the old Space Invader video game…attacking from all sides. Corps must be on alert to shoot down those invaders…while at the same time…with help from the National Security Agencies…trying to locate and capture the real perps. But,if they get fooled and a breach occurs…the corps have to take some sort of the blame. It’s a two way problem.

    • Mark,

      We are not talking about that kind of data breach. We are talking the hacking of PII (personally identifiable information).
      No $1-billion corp hires idiots for the helm, so Pocawhoknows is grand-standing.

      Saying here’s Mark’s data for sale on the dark web is the problem – before that, ity’s all governed by data company TOS’s (terms of service) which let them buy, sell trade, whatever).

      This is specifically hack/breach and no, the CEO is the victim. Warren should go after criminals. Maybe she needs to read 2600 more often.

      • I was talking about personal identifiable informations as well…Like the kind that Amazon, Facebook, etc base their entire businesses on.

        Amazon, Facebook, Apple, Google and more don’t hire idiots at the helm, but the engineers they hire can’t all be impenetrable. They are human. It’s sort of like the game of Red Rover we all played as a kid…hackers look for that weak link to break through. The question is…Whose fault is it for that weak link? Is it the corporations or the hacker? It’s definitely the hacker, but all of these corporations got in the game knowing that there is a sinister underworld out there trying to break through…so, that weak link is also the responsibility of the corporations as well…because the real victims are us…the people whose personal info fell into the hands of that sinister organization.

        This is a case and a job, where AI should take over…rewind to the days of the movie War Games, where AI on both sides end up playing the game of tic tac toe. Nobody wins….nobody loses.

      • My objection is that the companies and CEO’s can get hit for massive fines and it all goes to the government. That means first, that there’s less money to find and fix compliance, and second, the real victims(the individuals) don’t get any benefit. Only the bureaucrats do, and what really does happen to that money?

        Companies such as Ebay and Amazon must have accurate info to facilitate their business and the interests of the customers. Facebook and other gabby sites have no legitimate reason for having real info at all, and all they are is a participatory aggregation site. Tagging anyone?

        The gabby sites need to have strong limits on what info they’re allowed to even have, but that won’t happen. Guess who partnered in their growth…. BTW, Google is the worst – it’s almost impossible to function effectively without using some of their services or other sites such as youtube. Facebook can be ignored for the most part if you stop all applets from access through your hosts file. Most cell phones are run by the Google operating system(android) and require a valid Google account(AND cellphone number) to even use the thing. They’re the experts at excessive personal data acquisition.

  9. Found another gold star today. Lol saw some refrence last couple days to a big quake in japan again. Maybe next couple days. Still seeing bear attacks. Individual bear attacks and multiple cases. All points to either Black Water scandle, stock issue and or the market. Some refrenced to Russia Mafia.

    Got some ideas about some other stuff. But i best keep my yapper shut bout it. I dont always say what i see. Its not wise to do that.

    Be grabbing gears tomorrow. Been a few months. Nice little sabbatical. Going to try and down load one of those Rosetta stone books. See if i cant teach myself Canadian.


    Have a good day.

  10. Apparently I am missing something on the immigration issues. Back when George Jr and his Vice were running the show, the Republicans opened up loopholes in the visa process which allowed technical workers to be classified as “management” and get a free walk across the border. At the time, I thought this was a union-busting maneuver on behalf of the Vice’s contractor buddies and the Republican elite, as well as as swipe at ethnic groups in the heartland who were dominating the American engineering professions.
    Now, we have skilled technical people pouring across the border to places like Allen, TX without bothering to go through the visa paperwork. The Democrats and their embedded single-party leftists are cheering this new wave of scabs on, and yet the trade union leadership continues to urge a vote for the black-shirted leftists.
    The supreme court is currently hearing a case which will be a wooden stake through the heart of organized labor. It appears that both the brown shirts and the black shirts are systematically burning the labor movement. Notice I don’t mention right wingers, ’cause I’m not sure there is such a thing anymore. While leftists are usually really leftists, conservatives are rarely who they claim to be.
    Technical professionals have always ridden the coattails of the organized labor movement in America for fair benefits and wages, even when their primary role was strike breakers. Both the dominant political gangs seem to be hell-bent on destroying organized labor, and shipping engineering offshore, or alternately, importing offshore to America to screw the native-born American engineers and craftsmen. This is no country for old engineers or skilled union craftsman.

  11. Below is another reason why PT wants to stop immigration at the border. Immigration is how the Dems plan to get the votes needed to elect these crazies. These multi millionaires may find out they are going to get more than they asked for.

    A universal basic income of $1,000 a month for all American adults seems to be Yang’s (a multi millionaire) platform. In support of his case, he uses Alaska where each resident gets $1 -2,000 a year from oil revenues. Isn’t that like lifetime Social Security. With Yang, expect your SS payroll deduction to triple if this ever got off the ground. Is it just me, or do rich polititions like to spend your money. Since they are rich already, their lifestyle won’t be affected. Aren’t these the people Jesus warned us about.

  12. You don’t think Feminist Studies qualifies as Angry White Women studies? Man, where have you been since the 70’s?

    • That’s the way it is at my local university. They’ve completely taken over the non-sciences and have invaded the CS department big time. They’re only scratching at the edges of the real engineering areas, but they get federal money for discriminating against guys other than the non-white ones.

      It’s sad.

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