Academic journal article The Journal of Social, Political, and Economic Studies

The World Population Explosion and the Cost of Uncontrolled Immigration -- the Immigration Invasion by Wayne Lutton and John Tanton

Academic journal article The Journal of Social, Political, and Economic Studies

The World Population Explosion and the Cost of Uncontrolled Immigration -- the Immigration Invasion by Wayne Lutton and John Tanton

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The Immigration Invasion

Wayne Lutton and John Tanton

Petoskey, Michigan: The Social Contract Press, 1994(a)

It would hardly seem too much to say that data released in The Immigration Invasion indicate that the cultural and even the political existence of the United States as history has known it is now seriously in jeopardy.

If there were the mere fact that in the United States the attacks on mainstream American culture have become both increasingly common and embittered, that in itself would not be especially remarkable; "bourgeois culture," after all, has been under attack in the United States since at least 1820. The "alienation of the intellectual" against precisely that culture has been one of the major factors in American history. But what is remarkable is that in recent years the mainstream of the society has been willing, through an unprecedented forfeiture, to allow a vast demographic change to occur that arms the alienation with ever-increasing "muscle." If that change continues, the apostles of division (consisting of many of those marching under the banner of "diversity") are likely to become ever more strident -- and will be backed up, far more than they are even today, by political lobbies representing opposing ethnic blocs. The change will be a demographic one resulting from accelerating immigration, both legal and illegal, mostly of non-European origin, and the higher birth rate among the immigrants. At some time, a "tipping point" will be reached, beyond which the demographic balance will have swung so far that the "mainstream" will no longer be in a position to know its own mind or assert its own will. This will occur long before the present mainstream loses its majority status. It isn't certain just when the political-ideological tipping point will be reached, but a serious argument can be made that the United States has gone beyond that point already.

The usual reaction by white middle class Americans to such crises as they affect their individual lives has been simply to take advantage of the mobility that a free society makes possible: they have engaged in all sorts of "white flight," first from the central cities to the suburbs and then out into exurbia. They now even flee from an entire state such as California, doing so as a new type of affluent refugee to Oregon and Colorado and even Kansas. This flight is understandable on the part of each individual family, but it has lessened the desire to "stand and fight" politically and is one of the factors that accounts for the peculiar political impotence of the American middle class during the years when angry "minorities" have stood bestride the American landscape.

There are many signs, however, that the average American is awakening to the saignificance of the immigration issue. Most conspicuous, of course, is the fact that for several years polls have shown an increasing opposition to the influx. Another sign is the June 1994 publication -- in a first printing of 200,000 copies! -- of The Immigration Invasion by Wayne Lutton and John Tanton, as well as the interest taken in other books on the subject, such as Will America Drown? Immigration and the Third World Population Explosion (Humphrey Dalton, Editor, Scott-Townsend Publishers, 1994). The Foreword to The Immigration Invasion is written by former Senator Eugene McCarthy, and this by itself attests to the breadth of the emerging consensus. Those who are identified as "cultural conservatives" are not alone in voicing concern.

It is true that the Lutton-Tanton book is one among many that have sought to catch the public's eye. For reasons that will become apparent, this author has been especially impressed by Lawrence Auster's The Path to National Suicide (American Immigration Control Foundation 1990). But Lutton and Tanton have assembled, in a brief and easily readable book, so compelling a compilation of facts about the recent tidal wave of immigration that this article will mostly be a review of that book, adding such additional facts and observations as may be relevant. …

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