Every Body a Ballot

Every Body a Ballot

I can't claim that I was foresighted on this - I'm neither the first nor the last to realize that voting and any form of democracy assumes that the end goals of the people arguing are the same:

As has been discussed many times, the left's goals are largely becoming incompatible with normalcy as they drift further and further left of the relatively stable center and the right. Like jacking up the contrast settings in photoshop, this makes everything seem black and white.

Thus outright leftists and avowed socialists are deemed right-wing nazis and alt-right.

More importantly though, is how it applies to immigration.

Even if you assume that personality has no genetic factors, and IQ has no impact, the sheer cultural inertia easily assumed and verified through observation guarantees that immigrants will tend to do things the way they did where they came from, keeping attitudes and traditions from their past. They will do this despite sincerely trying to otherwise blend in. Some of these attitudes will rub off on their kids, imprinted at a subconscious level in childhood by example.

In short, they won't value the hard-won norther attitudes that got people through winters, mutual trust, keeping one's word, and all the other trappings of a high-trust society. To them, guns may very well be voodoo amulets that impose a desire to kill because the talking head/shaman on TV said so. Keeping violence in check? Following the rules? Hey, if you meant to keep that bike you wouldn't have left it on your front lawn, you chump.

Aside - I'll have to do a post related to that ESR post I just linked.

Some of the very underlying assumptions will be fundamentally incompatible with ours - and at that point, it becomes a numbers game, and the losers can suck it, unless they revolt.

Ironically, some of this can be seen in the following article that tries to make a lack of borders look like no big deal. nevertheless, it inadvertently highlights some of the issues I'm pointing out.

SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE, Mexico — Spanish friars brought the faith to this colonial city in Mexico’s central highlands.

The silver barons of the 18th century built its mansions.

Now comes the pickleball invasion.

It started with just a few American retirees. These days, two dozen players fill the courts at the municipal sports center most mornings, swinging paddles at plastic balls. There are so many clubs in Mexico dedicated to the U.S. sport that a tournament was held here last year.

“It was a madhouse,” said Victor Guzmán, a 67-year-old entrepreneur from Charlotte who helped pull the event together.

President Donald Trump regularly assails the flow of migrants crossing the Mexican border into the United States. Less noticed has been the surge of people heading in the opposite direction.

Mexico’s statistics institute estimated this month that the U.S.-born population in this country has reached 799,000 — a roughly fourfold increase since 1990. And that is probably an undercount. The U.S. Embassy in Mexico City estimates the real number at 1.5 million or more.

They’re a mixed group. They’re digital natives who can work just as easily from Puerto Vallarta as Palo Alto. They’re U.S.-born kids — nearly 600,000 of them — who’ve returned with their Mexican-born parents. And they’re retirees like Guzmán, who settled in this city five years ago and is now basically the pickleball king of San Miguel.

The article, coming via the Seattle Times, of course takes digs at Trump. It also tries to make the whole thing sound cute, but you'll notice that everything from the schools, to the restaurant hours, to the local real estate prices have changed - in favor of the new inhabitants. It's become a small outpost of the US.

You'll also note a fundamental lawlessness that is not applied as generously to central americans or yanks who try to get involved in politics:

Mexican authorities say that many of the Americans are probably undocumented — typically, they’ve overstayed their six-month visas. But the government has shown little concern.“We have never pressured them to have their documents in order,” Ebrard said.Typically, violators pay a small fine. Villereal shrugged.“We like people who come to work and help the economy of the city — like Mexicans do in the United States.”

It certainly does help the economy of that town, as the people coming back, the americans pumping money in without needing jobs themselves, and the remittances sent back all help flow cash in, and the selfsame remittances drain money out of the US.

But see, immigrants change the culture of where they show up in force, skewing it towards what they are used to, and don't worry, it's a good thing!

Unless you like first world standards.

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