Net Migration from Mexico Falls to Zero—and Perhaps Less
A Pew Research Hispanic Center study finds that Border Patrol apprehensions of all unauthorized immigrants are at their lowest level since 1971. "In spite of (and perhaps because of) increases in the number of U.S. Border Patrol agents, apprehensions of Mexicans trying to cross the border illegally have plummeted in recent years—from more than 1 million in 2005 to 286,000 in 2011—a likely indication that fewer unauthorized migrants are trying to cross," it concluded.
Talk about distraction politics... "BUT LOOK AT THE BROWN PEOPLE CROSSING THE BORDER1!!!11!!!!!"
Even though it is racist, it is fair to say most countries where "brown people" are a majority are definitely screwed up. Even Asian countries are a mess. Japan, South Korea and Taiwan are probably the only exceptions.
Africa? Seriously? People there die by age 50. Per Capita GDP of almost every country is below $5000. Disease, pestilence, poverty, famine are all synonymous with Africa.
India? Another place where people die young. Male life expectancy is 63. 600 million people there are living without sewers or running water. There caste system is worse than Eurpoe during the Middle Ages. Crowded, horrible women's rights...you name it.
Muslim countries? Hell, even the good ones like Egypt, Jordan and Pakistan are turning to ****. Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Arab Emirates are perhaps not yet sewers, but I would not live in them. No thank you.
South and Central America? Short of Costa Rica, where there can someone call it nice? Argentina, Chile, Uruguay and Paraguay maybe, but only if you are rich. Peru? Ok, maybe. But then all you need do is look at Mexico, Brazil, and Venezuela to know something is very wrong down there too.
I am not saying they were morons... just that they missed a golden opportunity.Either way, it's unreasonable to think they should have domesticated horses when no one else in the world had and even though those others had longer to do so.
Deer. Wolves. Turkeys. Bison. Elk. Ducks. Moose. Geese. Llama.on edit: Furthermore, they also did not have any prior experience domesticating wild animals (AFAIK) such as goats. I suspect the Americas are lacking domesticable animals
I am not sure where you are getting cultural inferiority from...Again, there was no need given the abundance of resources. There was no motivation to do so. IOW, the lack of domesticating horses, or developing agriculture is not the result of any cultural inferiority. It was the result of circumstance, as Jared Diamond argues.
Again... as above.So not exactly an argument for the superiority of cultures that engaged in agriculture, eh?
Agreed...Thanks for the link and the quotes (and the discussion). It's been interesting
Some of those have not been domesticated, and of the ones that have, I believe they were all domesticated after horses had been eliminated in North America.Deer. Wolves. Turkeys. Bison. Elk. Ducks. Moose. Geese. Llama.
Not saying it was from you, but arguments have been made by some that Europeans dominated the indians because of some inherent form of cultural superiority (in the form of character, or religion/morals, etc). That really happened due to things like disease resistance, and military power, both of which are derived from geography.I am not sure where you are getting cultural inferiority from...
Again... as above.
Right here. You are quoting my post and then you are saying why should you believe "this". What other conclusion is there? None. I am not to conclude that you are referencing some other post or point. If you can't be clear then you can't expect others to understand you. Ever heard of "projecting"? A classic psychological FAIL that many people fail to realize that they are guilty of.Originally Posted by Bodhisattva
I am not offended. I like Mexican food and speak Spanish. Two of our top five places to eat are Supermex and Taco Mesa.
Assimilation does not happen in Little Saigon, China Town, Little Italy or any other heavily populated and isolated area of immigrants.
Originally Posted by Summerwind
You just said that about Santa Ana and Latinos, and are wrong, so why in any rational world would I believe this? Seriously.