a reply to: OtherSideOfTheCoin
To my mind, it seems this phenomenon has gotten much worse of late, particularly in the US.
I attribute this problem to social instability which has magnified fear of the "other". I don't know about the UK, but in the US this social
instability has been seriously aggravated by the acceleration of the rate of social change. This acceleration has been caused by the last 25 years of
open borders policy and the influx of literally millions into the US from around the world. You can read something about that at:
From that article, we learn that "The combined population share of foreign-born people and their U.S.-born children is 26%". When anyone complains
about the open borders policies, anti-American "Progressives" naturally jump up and shout "America is a Nation of Immigrants". While that's true, the
other truth is that so many have entered the US that they've overwhelmed the nation's "carrying capacity" and they've overwhelmed the systems of
One of the US long established engines of assimilation was the US public education system. But practically every Public School district in the US
major metropolitan areas has been literally overrun and inundated with immigrant children, stretching resources to the breaking point. You can read
something about that at: www.judicialwatch.org...
Although that story is from 2008 it
does provide a sample of the problems the US Public school systems are enduring.
The bottom line is that this immigration tsunami, both legal and illegal, has created enormous social stress across the entire country. One of my
work mates, a young married woman with two minor children reports that now, as her kids are of the age to go to elementary school, she's had to enroll
them, (at great cost and expense) in a private Catholic school near her home because she has no idea who is attending the local public school which
is so over crowded that half the school is housed in temporary mobile buildings. They had to put in so many temporary buildings that the play ground
no longer exists.
Quite literally, the "born here" population in the US is rapidly being displaced, particularly out of the major metro areas. And despite all the
rhetoric from Trump, there's no reason to believe anything will improve, especially since the Federal Courts have stripped the President of any
control of immigration. My friend with her two daughters? She's looking to move to Canada.........seriously.
You can sermonize about "Lets just remember we are all human, almost all of us just want a nice quiet life and go about our business"
like but people react hatefully when they're backs are pushed up against the wall and they've lost all sense of anything remotely resembling any
control whatsoever over their living arrangements. They have no idea what or who is circulating amongst them, they have no control over who their
neighbors may be and the only degree of control they can exercize is to "move" to escape the situation, and that, usually at great cost and loss of