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Friday, August 17, 2007

Doug Casey on US Borders

From an interview with Doug Casey:
"Nothing lasts forever. I’ll be surprised if the U.S. is able to maintain its present geographic boundaries for this century. The Mexicans talk of the Reconquista (reconquering) ; the gringos (外國佬) stole the Southwest from them in the 1800s, and they’re likely to take it back. What do you think the odds are that a young Latino male in California, 20 years from now, is going to pay 20% of his wages in Social Security and Medicare to support some old white broad (寬闊部分) in Massachusetts? Especially since he knows he’s never going to get an aluminum nickel back? Even today, polls show that more kids believe in aliens than believe they’ll see any Social Security money."
My comment:
As long as America's territory was expanding no one demanded fixed borders. Now that there is the real possibility of America shrinking in size, Americans view their borders as sacrosanct (極神聖的).

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