A great post here from an unfortunately anonymous contributor from the US heartland. I agree entirely that Reagan damaged America in many other ways as this writer makes plain. The purpose of my previous post (and the earlier one on Reagan) was to claim that he wasn't really a conservative, and that his most 'unconservative' impact was to encourage wild spending financed by borrowing, with subsequent catastrophic impact.
But read here my slightly shortened version of this comment - the full text can be seen in the comments section of the previous post.
"The ramifications of the 1965 Immigration Reform Act were just becoming visible by the early 1980s out here in "flyover" country, and not just the large urban coastal (including Chicago and Dallas) area. Reagan accelerated this process by allowing the farm lobby to get him to amnesty a couple of million farm workers.
This amnesty, and allowing the beginnings of outsourcing and HI-B visa immigration, and not focusing on energy alternatives, were his big mistakes. His mistakes were repeated by George Bush the elder from 88-92, but even more so. Bush the elder was the one who intentionally allowed our southern border to become a simple gateway for Central Americans to colonize the United States, Clinton was all too happy to not interrupt the conservatives from making a mistake and continued this trend.
By W-Bush-the-idiots first term, the numbers in demography were very different than Reagan's time, and this nation was beginning to morph into what it is now............divided ethnically. America was 89% white in 1965, almost 90%. Now its only about 70% white and dropping. This was by far our biggest mistake, and its why we will not remain great. [Yes, I totally agree here]
We have not built the nuclear plants we needed to provide energy, we have not developed the high mileage cars we need to be more impervious to rising oil prices, we have not dealt a death blow to the cultural Marxists in our media and academia, and indeed have allowed them to flourish----thereby poisoning our youth mentally and culturally.
We have lived in massive debt, that we are beginning to monetize, we have watched our industrial base shrink by at least one-third, we have not supported science and engineering, but have relied on importing it through cheap foreign students (so fat cat CEO's and boards, and the uber-greedy shareholder class could reap huge profits while paying for innovation on the cheap).
We have devalued the disciplines, math and sciences, that truly build wealth, and let our kids major in bullshit like critical theory, English, journalism, communications, law (we have way too many lawyers now), and business (everybody wants to run the companies and get the big checks, but nobody wants to be the worker bees down the ladder who really make the companies go). [Absolutely on the button! And the same here in Ireland by the way]
We are kind of like Mongolia under Genghis Khan, a great military, but a hollowing economy behind it. Its not completely hollow yet, but its rotting out. A fucking idiot like Obama, who has never been near a wealth-creating job (neither had Bush, Clinton, or Bush the Elder, or Reagan for that matter) don’t really understand how wealth (stuff you can buy) gets made, they just think it magically appears in stores.
We have cheapening labor, but much more expensive land (another gift of diversity is that land and housing cost go through the roof as people outbid each other to escape "diversity"), less social cohesion, low birthrates, too many old people, increasing medical costs (processed foods, commuting, lack of exercise, obesity epidemic especially amongst minorities prone to fatness), a dumber browner young generation, and politically correct platitudes that assure that the un-able have to be hired in positions beyond their competence, and can never be criticized.
The thing is, is that Europe is going to be experiencing much the same, but the minority there (Muslims) are less-behaved than the little Aztecs we have here (bud admittedly behave about as well as our blacks---the most spoiled and pampered group on earth). Russia will eventually become Muslim majority without a big rebound in their birthrates, Australia is headed down that road. [Again, sadly, 100% correct]
My conclusion? The marxiscati knew what they were doing by betting on multiculturalism throughout the west by betting on the greed of the shareholding class Savant. They knew they could slowly dissolve the West and weaken it as they agitate for a one-state-government through the UN as the West degenerates. They also made sure the whole West multiculturalized so that fleeing whites could not go anywhere and start anew like Canada and Australia, who are slowly committing suicide to.
The Marxist abetted the west in rotting itself from the inside out instead of conquering it outright. Replacing the population with third-worlders while undermining the birthrate of natives through no-fault divorce, alimony, child support laws, which make men afraid to father more than two children, while economically attacking the west with outsourcing (and insourcing of tech help) suppressed the total birthrate while the importation of third world masses was occurring..........thus assuring that the change would be very quick instead of slowly over 100 years by which the West could have recognized its path and quickly corrected it."
Great post – thank you for it. Still, it’s depressing, isn't it?