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Common Sense in America: We Can't Keep Up with Growth

"Unlimited population growth cannot be sustained; you cannot sustain growth in the rates of consumption of resources. No species can overrun the carrying capacity of a finite land mass. This Law cannot be repealed and is not negotiable." Dr. Albert Bartlett,  University of Colorado

The container ship crashing into the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore offers a cautionary tale concerning America's future.  What kind of future might we speak about?  Answer: a complete lack of common sense, logical thinking and proactive plans in order to remain a viable, functioning and successful civilization

Several years ago, in Florida, a ship crashed into support columns, taking out a huge span of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge in Tampa Bay. Some 35 souls died needlessly.  When they rebuilt the bridge, they added rock-island buffers around the cement foundations that held up the bridge.  Those buffers would stop a 100 million ton cargo ship before it could cause another horrific accident.

At the time, the Department of Transportation head-honchos should have been putting their heads together as they looked across America's shipping ports. They should have been intelligently proactive in making sure that no bridge in America suffered the same fate.  How hard could it be to see where bridges might be rammed?  How hard would it have been to build every kind of safety buffer in all ports in America?  Guess what?  No one did anything.  Unfortunately, reality struck this past Tuesday night with death, destruction and probably hundreds of billions of dollars to repair the Francis Scott Key Bridge.

At the same time, who in the devil drove that 100 ton, taller than the Empire State Building ship into the bridge?   Who checked all the engine safety protocols like they do on airplanes before takeoff?  Who lacked the common sense to employ a backup plan for every ship entering or leaving the harbor?

Last year, what happened in East Palestine, Ohio?  Answer: same lack of proactive maintenance!  Same shaving of safety precautions!  A complete lack of "common sense" to provide safety for everyone along that rail line!   Ironically, DOT head-man Pete Buttigieg represents the new diversity, inclusion and equity mandate that lowers safety standards, obliterates excellence and causes an average of three derailments daily in the United States. We've got so much traffic in the air, that planes are making near misses or clipping each other in airports.  Biden did not hire Mayor "Pothole" Pete for his expertise----because he lacked any capability.  And as of 2024, he still lacks any job understanding.

If you look at what's breaking down in America, you must look  to mayors and governors who illustrate incompetence.  They cannot solve their states' or cities' problems.  California Governor Gavin Newsome looks good with hair and smile, but he exceeds his Peter Principle incompetence. San Francisco's Mayor Breed cannot solve 40,000 homeless people. She cannot solve the horrific crime that's destroying hundreds of businesses.  The same goes for the mayor of Los Angeles. What a mess!  We're talking a new level of incompetence.  This line of uselessness spreads to Chicago, Detroit, New York City, Miami, Houston and beyond.

Those metropolitan areas suffer SO many problems, they cannot address them, and they cannot solve them.  Which brings this journalist back to my own understanding as I traveled through third world countries during my life on a bicycle.  I learned that third world societies don't fix problems until they boil-up beyond fixing.  Citizens of third world countries drive their cars until the car breaks down. They fix what's broken, but never engage maintenance. They drive those cars until nothing works. At that point, they push their cars off the road.

What drives that behavior?  Answer: societal illiteracy.  So many people are SO uneducated, they simply cannot handle or responsibly navigate in an industrialized world. 

What's happening to education in America?  Answer: we've got millions of kids functionally illiterate with no way to contribute to our society---other than standing in welfare lines.

Which  brings me to Dr. Al Barlett's quote: "Unlimited population growth cannot be sustained; you cannot sustain growth in the rates of consumption of resources. No species can overrun the carrying capacity of a finite land mass. This Law cannot be repealed and is not negotiable." 

The fact remains: we can never keep up with human population growth. Not now, and not in the future.  Too many people spawn endless problems and consequences beyond solving, whether it be education, infrastructure, environment, species extinction rates,  roadkill rates, catastrophic climate destabilization, housing, air pollution, plastics being dumped into our oceans, and the list grows beyond imagination.

We're growing so fast via mass legal and immigration, we cannot and will not solve our most basic problems.  Because, if we could, we would have already solved the 540,000 homeless Americans.  We would have solved mass transit.  We would have solved our inner-city ghettoes where violence permeates every child's life. Just yesterday, a crazy guy in Rockford, Illinois stabbed four people to death and wounded five others.  Obviously, we lacked the resources to help him or stop him. Guess what, there are thousands of such crazy people pushing others onto the subway train tracks, killing each other for no valid reason, and a host of other consequences.

Right now, Joe Biden and all of Congress, just imported another 11 to 12 million homeless in just three years.  He had/has no plan to deal with such huge numbers.  Any chance we can solve that nightmare?  Can we solve it with money?  Can we solve it with jobs for all of them? Can we solve their horrific numbers stampeding into our country?  What about our citizens and our children?  

The U.S. Census population projections are: 3,000,000 to 4,000,000 people added to the USA annually, by legal and illegal immigration, and another 1,000,000 of their birth rates. Take that out 26 years to 2050----and what do you get?  Answer: 100,000,000 more resource competitors for water, energy, land, food, resources and more.

What happens when those 100 million people ram into our limited water, energy and resources? Anyone want to speculate the damage to our civilization?   To our individual lives?

Is there any common sense in Joe Biden or Congress?  I don't see an ounce of common sense in Washington DC or the White House.

Tell me, how do you think that's going to work out for your children if you, and the rest of America don't stop it?

This is what our future looks like and it ain't pretty:

"Immigration by the numbers-off the chart "  by Roy Beck This 10-minute demonstration shows Americans the results of unending mass immigration on the quality of life and sustainability for future generations: in a few words, "Mind boggling!"   www.NumbersUSA.com  

http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=muw22wTePqQ