The Arizona Republic, Phoenix's daily waster of trees and electrons, can scarcely contain its glee as it tells us that both Phoenix and Tucson are now "minority-majority" cities.
The state's two largest cities experienced dramatic growth of their minority populations from 2000 to 2005, and a leading demographer said Monday that they can expect more of the same. "It represents the new wave of urban growth for the West," said William Frey, an authority on population and migration trends for the Washington, D.C.-based Brookings Institution.I'm not sure why the rag's reporter had to call on an "authority on population and migration trends" to explain that the "California experience" can now be enjoyed throughout the West, except that in journalism, you need an expert to quote if you claim that night follows day. Everybody knows perfectly well that in both cities a lot of the signs and conversation are in Spanish. Or read the help wanted ads specifying that "the successful applicant" will be bi-lingual — a euphemism, of course, meaning "speaks Spanish." Can you imagine what would happen if an employer included in an ad, "Must speak fluent English?" The equal employment opportunity commission would immediately launch a pre-emptive nuclear strike against the employer. The Arizona Republic's editorial board would have puppies.
"What used to be just a California experience is now spreading throughout the West."
Your reporter picked up the red phone for the Hot Line direct to the multi-culti cheerleaders who can be relied on for quotes.
"I hope people see it as a positive," said Conrado Gomez, an assistant clinical professor of education at Arizona State University Polytechnic. "It's just the way things are going to be."Gomez expresses the Open Borders argument in a nutshell. Hey, man, Mexico del Norte is what's happening. The idea that the free citizens of a sovereign nation ought to be able to choose who is permitted to enter the country and in what numbers — who you kidding, man?
Anita Luera, vice president of the Valle Del Sol behavioral health center and director of its 20-year-old leadership-development program aimed at Hispanics, said there is little fundamental difference between the two populations. "People shouldn't be afraid of it," Luera said. "Minorities are the same as majorities in wanting to have better lives, schools, education and safer communities."
To Anita Luera, nationhood has nothing to do with history or tradition or a shared language and culture. It's all about what people want. If millions of people in Mexico want a "better life," why, there's nothing to it. Just get past the gringo border patrol and cut yourself a piece of Anglo prosperity in Phoenix and Tucson.
You've got to admire, even if it makes you sick meanwhile, the strategy of the Open Borders gangsters. They're getting their way just by default. Sure, Generalissimo Bush-Gonzales would like to raise the speed limit through legislation like the Senate voted for, but even without it time is on his side. The ethnic replacement of the U.S. population becomes more of a fait accompli every day. So does Bush-Gonzales's dream caste system: an upper class of corporate Hidalgos, serviced by millions upon millions of peons washing their cars, cooking their dinners, and providing a growth industry for welfare bureaucrats. And a broken, voiceless middle class.