Have you ever seen a tsunami? Probably not! Fact is, no one ever saw a tsunami--until it hit!
Earthquakes deep under the ocean occur when tectonic plates shift, crash and reposition. In the process, a huge energy wave releases. That energy rips under the ocean's surface for hours and countless miles until, as you saw in Sri Lanka last year, it slams into beaches with astonishing force. No one could sense, touch, feel, hear or see it. In Sri Lanka, over 100,000 people died in a few minutes.
While living in Hawaii as a kid, I saw a tidal wave while my dad and I stood on high ground. The one I saw rose out of the surf like a giant 60 foot high watery claw. It slammed down on the beach with a sickening "whomp" while it smashed palm trees and demolished an entire campground. Once it hit, nothing could be saved. It destroyed everything in its path.
Hurricanes, Natural Forces and Bad Decisions
Have you experienced a Category 5 hurricane? Do you remember Katrina? Do you remember different personal actions by Americans along the coast? They knew it was coming 10 days before it hit. They saw it on TV swirling ominously in the Gulf of Mexico. They heard about its 200 mile per hour winds. Television, radio and newspapers warned residents of the coast to move inland away from its deadly clutches.
Nonetheless, some hoped it would downgrade to a Category 1; others prayed it would change direction; still others felt they could ride it out; thousands of others waited until two days or even one day before they decided to flee; smart Americans fled a week before and enjoyed their safety out of harms way.
What happened? It hit! Those who stayed died or suffered horrible consequences. Those who were too poor to leave became victims with no way out. Those who waited until the last two days suffered traffic jams, panic, no gas, burning busses, hopelessness on freeways, accidents from sheer frustration, angry fellow Americans and complete chaos.
What do the Sri Lanka tsunami and Katrina have to do with population? Let's connect the dots!
More Bad Decisions, Indifference and other Un-Natural Forces
As with everything in this series, it pertains to the national nightmare caused by adding 100 million Americans to the United States by 2040--which is 34 years from now. What if, much like Katrina, we added those 100 million people in the next 14 days? Or next year? Or even five years? Any takers? You'd have to be a fool or an idiot to choose adding 100 million people in the next five years or less. Or, ever!
Yet, no one utters a peep about the "Human Katrina" of the next added 100 million Americans that will hit in the blink of 34 years! It's not "if" it's going to hit folks; it's "when" it's going to hit. And, once it hits, you won't be able to run, hide, escape or hope it vanishes. Once 100 million added Americans settle into this country to create 400 million of us, we all become victims.
In history such as Hitler's rise to power, no one stood up against him. On this issue everyone waits for the first person to stand up. I'm standing up! I'm speaking out. Meanwhile the media, your president and Congress accelerate this "Human Katrina." I invite you to stand with me and speak out with me. Why? If not you, then who? If not now, then when? Everything you do, counts!
CROWDING OF AMERICA
Each year close to where I live, Rocky Mountain National Park entertains 1,000,000 people on the highest continuous highway in America, Trail Ridge Road at 12,082 feet, with a total length of 30 miles. It's jammed, crammed and hammered all summer long. People pack into campgrounds and motels with no relief. You must reserve a spot months ahead. The "wilderness experience" is a joke! The animals run for their lives to get away from hordes of tourists. Boom-box noise ricochets off mountain sides. Fumes coalesce into killer smog in paradise.
Can you imagine 100 million people added to America when they try to visit all our national parks to get away from it all?
Last summer, I visited Yellowstone, Great Smoky, Glacier, Grand Canyon, Yosemite and Arches National Parks. Each park suffers one, two to three million people every summer. They're so full of people; no one enjoys a "wilderness" experience. Today, park rangers carry side arms; some get killed by criminals. Why is that? Drug pedaling villains and others toss trash and human waste everywhere in our parks. Again, imagine what an added 100 million people will do to everyone visiting those parks.
I've rafted the Grand Canyon from Lee's Ferry to Diamond Creek take-out. Today, it takes 10 to 12 years to gain a permit to raft the Colorado River. With an added 100 million people, it'll take 20 to a lifetime to gain a permit. The more extreme our numbers the more extreme our limitations.
Back in Denver, 10 years ago, it took me 1.5 hours to go skiing and camping in the High Country. Plentiful campgrounds; safe ski slopes! Today, after Colorado added 1.3 million in a decade, campgrounds and rivers suffer overload. Ski slopes feature humans as pin balls from too many people. It takes me three to four hours to return home through gridlocked traffic. Interstate 70 is already a gridlocked parking lot 90 miles long! Guess what? Colorado expects to add five million.
In Denver, I-25 and 6th Avenue gridlock from 6:00 a.m. to 8 p.m. We suffer 25 accidents each day from stop and go traffic. Major smash-ups happen EVERY DAY from rush hour. Can you imagine what another two to three million more cars in Denver will do to people and their lives?
National Population Policy
In 1963, we housed 196 million people. As a math and science teacher in the 70s, 80s and 90s--to supplement my miserable teaching salary--my summer job involved driving an 18 wheeler for United Van Lines through 48 states and Canada. Except for NYC, Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco, I rolled through most cities with relative ease. By 2000, we added nearly 100 million people. Those added millions impacted every city.
It takes up to four hours to get across the Washington Bridge in New York City. Freeways jam 15 hours a day. Millions suffer "road rage" in bumper to bumper traffic every day of the week. Millions go to work daily, but 44,000 die in traffic annually. As the bumper to bumper traffic increases, billions of gallons of gasoline burn to create ever greater air pollution. So, while you stew with an ulcer and Excedrin headache in traffic, you breathe toxic air created by your own idling engine. How will another 100 million Americans improve that nightmare?
To give you an idea where we're headed, while in Japan, I watched baseball games. They endure so little space; they construct four ball diamonds in a box of land all facing inward toward each other. All the outfielders mingle with outfielders from four other teams. You can't believe it unless you see it. What benefit has overpopulation given the Japanese? China? Depressing doesn't begin to describe their population plight.
If you sat on a geo-stationary earth-satellite and watch the activities on earth over time, you would see drastic changes. You might notice that more and more long haul trucking companies send their freight-trailers by railroad. Why? Gridlocked highways coast to coast! However, railroads suffer more and more crowding; tracking systems break down and staging yards bulge with too many train cars.
From your perch, you see California building one new school daily, I repeat, ONE SCHOOL DAILY, to keep up with its 1,700 people added daily. They can't keep qualified teachers in classrooms; thus they rank in the last five states in educational competence. Additionally, California adds 400-500 cars daily.
When I was a kid in LeRoy, Michigan, we owned a lot at a cost of $3,000.00 on Hogback Lake. The lake enjoyed a total of 10 cottages on it. You might see three fishing boats on the whole lake at one time. Today, over 200 cottages swamp the lake while speedboats destroy any fishing. Each lot costs $100,000.00. Can you imagine what will happen with 100 million people added to the USA?
This happens all over America. We're clearing forests, draining wetlands, paving wilderness and eating up the land as we explode our population. This series only touches the tip of the iceberg. In your state, you're experiencing everything I'm writing about. The question is: how far do you want to sink into this quicksand? How long will you remain silent? How long will you do nothing?
In every realm of everything we do in America, this population invasion "Human Katrina" will wreak havoc on the American Dream. Just like the Sri Lanka tsunami and Katrina, once it hits our children will become victims.
A ten year moratorium on all immigration and stopping of illegal migration may give us a chance. After the moratorium, we accept a maximum of 100,000 annually, IF, and only IF, that creates a "zero growth" population. We must implement a National Population Policy with a cabinet post; it's that important.
We're in trouble. We must change course. We must stop this population Katrina. We must do it today. We must do it together.
"What will we do: debate immigration policy, unborn fetus rights, whether God will come to our aid, gay rights issues and many other superfluous issues? The blind bus driver and his bus are about to smack the ground as it plunges off Vail Pass and the skiers are still arguing about the seating arrangements. What is truly ironic is that no one noticed the cane and dark glasses as they got on the bus. What is also amazing is that the bus got that far and along the way he picked up more and more passengers." Reid
What you can do for a better future for your country:
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Frosty Wooldridge possesses a unique view of the world, cultures and families in that he has bicycled around the globe 100,000 miles, on six continents and six times across the United States in the past 30 years. He presents a program to colleges, conferences, high schools and civic clubs around the country: "THE COMING POPULATION CRISIS IN AMERICA: WHAT YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT". His published books include: "HANDBOOK FOR TOURING BICYCLISTS" ; "STRIKE THREE! TAKE YOUR BASE" ; "IMMIGRATION'S UNARMED INVASION: DEADLY CONSEQUENCES" ; "MOTORCYCLE ADVENTURE TO ALASKA: INTO THE WIND-A TEEN NOVEL" ; "BICYCLING AROUND THE WORLD: TIRE TRACKS FOR YOUR IMAGINATION" ; "AN EXTREME ENCOUNTER: ANTARCTICA". His next book: "TILTING THE STATUE OF LIBERTY INTO A SWAMP". He lives in Denver, Colorado. firstname.lastname@example.org www.frostywooldridge.com