Do not listen to these people. Do not take what the people in power say on face value, ever. They do not have the best interest of the world, America, or the American citizens at heart. Their only concern is their own selfish interests. Recently, both Chuck Schumer and Elon Musk have warned of a population collapse that is threatening the United States and the Western World. Whenever the rich and powerful start fearmongering, there usually is an ulterior motive they are trying to push. So, it is no surprise that their solutions benefit both of them.
In response, Senator Chuck Schumer has called for amnesty for the 11 million illegal immigrants that are currently in the United States (the real number is 20+ million). Schumer claims that “we have a population that is not reproducing on its own with the same level that it used to" which has created a worker shortage, but he fails to mention that our government has been paying millions of Americans not to work for the last two years. The government could easily fix the worker shortage problem by stopping the subsidization of unemployment. Schumer and the Democrats are using the worker shortage to push mass amnesty because it helps them two ways; one, to win elections, and two, to address the underlying issue in the Democrats Holy Grail of entitlements – Social Security.
When Social Security was first implemented, it was a cash cow for the government. It was a brand-new tax. There were 159 workers for each retiree, so the money put into the system far outpaced the money paid out, and because the money was put into the general fund, the excess money was spent on programs outside of Social Security that benefitted the creators of the system. The politicians set up the Social Security system as a Ponzi scheme, and they have bilked it ever since. Do the math – if all the money that was given to the government on your behalf through the Social Security system had been put into a private account in your name and allowed to compound interest over the years you worked, like a 401k does, your benefits would be three times what you will be getting from Social Security. And who has spent the excess over the last 80 years? The politicians. If your financial advisor set you up in a retirement plan that worked like Social Security, he would be arrested and thrown in jail.
The problem with the Social Security scheme today is exactly what Chuck Schumer is saying, we are not replacing our population at a fast enough rate to prop up Social Security. In 2022, there are only 2.8 workers for every retiree. Because the Democrats set up Social Security as a Ponzi scheme, the current ratio of workers to retirees makes Social Security unsustainable, so we are forced to bring in 20 million illegal immigrants and give them citizenship to fill the void. But it would not matter how fast we are replacing our population if Social Security had been set up not as a government run Ponzi scheme, but as a retirement account to benefit the worker and the retiree. But everything the government does is to benefit the government.
The second reason why Chuck Schumer wants to give US citizenship to all 20+ million illegal immigrants is because that benefits him politically. He knows that once the illegal immigrants are enfranchised with the vote, they’ll vote over 70% for his party, and the Democrats will never lose control of congress or the White House again. That’s why Joe Biden has completely opened our southern border and allowed millions of illegal immigrants into this country regardless of how destructive and unsafe it is for our country, and his fellow Democrats have not only pretended that it is not happening, they are now asking for amnesty for the illegal immigrants they pretended did not enter our country illegally. Once again, this is all being done for their selfish interest. And they do not care how it effects the rest of the country or the world.
If a population collapse is bad for a country, then why are all the Central and South American countries allowing so much emigration out of their own country into United States? Don’t these countries experience a population collapse when waves of citizens leave their country? 3 million illegal immigrants have entered the United States over the last two years which means Central and South American countries have lost hundreds of thousands of citizens each. Is that good for those countries? If the answer is, ‘yes’, then a sharp decline in population must be a good thing. If the answer is, ‘no’, then why are we and these other countries allowing this level of migration? Wouldn’t this be another example of Bad Old United States of America exploiting these countries for its own benefit? If it is good for those countries to have that many citizens leave, then why would it be good for our country that they come here? How is taking in millions of unskilled, uneducated workers a benefit to the United States when we have been shipping jobs overseas in droves?
Elon Musk continually warns about population collapse, as well. He says that it “is the biggest danger civilization faces by far.” But strangely, he has also warned of the effects of the advancement and proliferation of artificial intelligence and robots that will develop to such a great extent that the need for workers will become practically obsolete. He warns that there will be far too many workers for the jobs available so, “there will need to be a universal basic income."
So, why is he so concerned about the population collapse if the number of jobs for people is also going to collapse due to robots and artificial intelligence? Musk is such a smart person, but he is unable to connect the dots of those two public statements that he has made. It doesn’t make any sense. If there’s going be a dramatic drop in available jobs, then it’s good that there would be a population collapse. If there are too many workers for jobs available to the point that we need a universal basic income, then the more population we have just makes that problem worse; it gives us more people who will need the universal basic income from the government. But maybe that’s exactly what he wants, as many people dependent on the government as possible.
Is Elon Musk not smart enough to realize how dangerous universal basic income is? It will eventually strip the citizens of their rights and freedoms because as soon as the government is giving the people all the money that they need to live on, it will not be long before the government will start telling the people how to think, speak, act and even vote, or they will take away our income. We see this at our colleges and universities. The federal government gives so much money to our colleges and universities that they are now dictating the curriculum of those schools. If one of them deviates from the federally prescribed curriculum, the federal government will take away their funding. So, when they offer us universal basic income, we will not be taking from the federal government, the federal government will be taking from us.
It’s interesting that Musk advocates for universal basic income as the he is the leading manufacturer of the product that the government has been pushing on the citizens for the last two years. How long before our income will be dependent on driving an electric car that enriches Musk, and will be tied into the grid that the government will use to monitor and control us? So, it’s fair to ask, did Elon Musk buy Twitter because he is in favor of free speech for all people, or just free speech for the people he agrees with? Only time will tell.
Remember very rich people and powerful politicians have one thing in common, they know how to play all the angles. They know how to say all the right things. They know how to position themselves to benefit from every possible scam there is. Crypto-currency FTX became a multi-billion-dollar scam because its founder, Sam Bankman-Fried, embraced woke capitalism and ESG. Once again, the Democrats which controlled Washington during FTX’s meteoric rise turned a blind eye to this Ponzi scheme because they were benefitting from in the form of tens of millions of dollars in campaign contributions. Elon Musk has become the richest man in the world primarily off of the US taxpayer through government subsidies. I don’t trust anything that any of these people say, ever because the motivation of everything that they say and do is what benefits them even when they claim they’re doing what’s best for humanity.
Judd Garrett is a graduate from Princeton University, and a former NFL player, coach, and executive. He has been a contributor to the website Real Clear Politics. He has recently published his first novel, No Wind.