Wednesday, March 4, 2009
California in Crisis-4
"As influxes of non-English speakers hit various neighborborhoods served by the school district (Lodi and north Stockton), the principals put in requests to the Adult School to send out a teacher to start a class. Before long, I noticed a fascinating pattern that held up regardless of which campus I was assigned to. The American-born teaching staff had small families averaging two children per teacher. But among their immigrant K-6 pupils, each had five, six or as many as eight siblings. Some immigrant parents had even larger families. One Mexican farm worker had fourteen children. A bilingual teaching aide, also Mexican, was one of twenty-two children. What brings this page from my past to the forefront is the storm surrounding Nayda Suleman, the unmarried 'California woman' who recently gave birth to octupulets even though she already had six children under the age of eight. VDARE.COM's Steve Sailer calls her 'Octomon.' ... Suleman and her defenders claim it's wrong to rob her of her privacy and to scapegoat her as selfish for ignoring the country's economic crisis, especially as it pertains to health care costs. ... But Suleman's approving a website that takes Pay Pal donations to allow you to help her raise her familiy (as if you don't have financial worries of your own) is inconsistent with her demands for privacy. ... Suleman's sanctimonious claim that her lifestyle is her decision alone and therefore none of anyone else's business is a tough sell. She recently hired a public relations firm Kileen Furtney Group ... to market book and movie opportunities. ... And Suleman receives food stamps valued at about $500 monthly plus disability payments for three other infants--public money, every dime of it. What's amazing is that so many people still can't see the whole picture when it comes to family size. ... In my immigrant classrooms of twenty years ago, my fellow teachers and I were dismayed and outraged at the numbers of children born to young immigrant mothers. In many ways, those immigrant mothers had much in common with Suleman. Although none of them took fertilization treatments, they had neither the financial resources--almost all received welfare--nor the emotional make up to nurture their children successfully in their new American environment. ... The long-term effects of those large families born to Southeast Asian refugees, and the steady inflow of illegal aliens from all over the world (but mostly Mexico and Central America) have devastated California. ... During the [recent] two-decade period, California health care came under seige. Every legal immigrant received a Medi-Cal card and used it freely, and often abusively, for ailments ranging from emergency room treatment for headaches to major surgery. Public K-12 education began its slide from among America's best to its current place as the country's worst--an irredeemable disaster. ... As I look back to my ESL teaching days, its clear to me there should have been as much outrage over the America's immigration disaster and its predicatable impact on our culture and population growth then as there is over Suleman's irresponsibilty", Joe Guzzardi, 14 February 2009 at: http://www.vdare.com/guzzardi/090213_octomom.htm.
China has a "one-child" policy and California a "two-child" policy for its working and taxpaying classes. Workers of California unite, you have nothing to lose but your chains. The fertility gradient rears its ugly head, my 18 September 2008 post: http://skepticaltexascpa.blogspot.com/2008/09/todays-sat.html. Junior at Jr. Deputy Accountant, said something to the effect that her generation was the stupidest in America's history. She's right! Do these illegal alien women think they are $25 million a year Wall Street traders living on public largesse? Jeb Bush, when Florida's governor never offered to support Terri Schiavo out of his own pocket, but would spend public funds to keep her alive. Who pays is always the issue. The US pays Mexico "war reparations" by supporting Mexico's least productive citizens it exports. What a world! We were warned on 20 April 1968 by Enoch Powell in his "Rivers of Blood" speech, link: http://www.vdare.com/misc/powell_speech.htm.
The Economist, 20 February 2009, wrote of "The Ungovernable State", California. I note the left-wing Economist did not mention immigration as a source of California's fiscal and social woes, link: http://www.economist.com/world/unitedstates/PrinterFriendly.cfm?story_id=13145207.