Joe Rogan has an excellent podcast which you should listen to, but he does this thing that drives me crazy. Rogan complains about the traffic in Los Angeles where cars are equipped with speedometers that measure hours-per-mile instead of miles-per-hour. And simultaneously, Rogan supports mass immigration and the eradication of national borders. He never puts two and two together to realize that all of those immigrants take up space – including on the highways.
Suggestion for Mr. Rogan: The next time that you are sitting in traffic, take a look around at your fellow motorists and ask yourself: “How many of these people weren’t even in the country ten years ago?” Because quite a lot of them were not; about 10 million Californians are foreign-born.
Since Mr. Rogan graduated high school, we have brought in about 30 million legal immigrants, and there are perhaps another 10 million illegal’s here now. That’s more than the population of Canada (35 million) and the current population of California (38 million).
And the lion’s share of those immigrants have made a beeline for Rogan’s neighborhood. Among the states, California has long been the primary recipient of immigrants (see this).
But traffic is only a minor issue compared to California’s drought. The United Nations says that we may have to begin depopulating the state (see this).
Without the massive wave of immigration, would depopulation even be an issue for Los Angeles, Phoenix, or Las Vegas? Probably not. And how would we decide who gets kicked out? We can’t kick out the immigrants because that would be discriminatory. There would have to be a lottery, and if your number comes up, the Sheriff evicts you and gives you a one-way bus ticket to Ohio, which has plenty of water. Let’s hope that Mr. Rogan can stay in his beloved Los Angeles, and that his rigid libertarian ideology doesn’t backfire on him.
Bill Maher does the same thing: he supports mass immigration while complaining about the traffic. Here is one of his jokes (more here):
“My motto is: Let’s Kill The Right People. I’m pro-choice, I’m for assisted suicide, I’m for regular suicide. I’m for whatever gets the freeway moving. That’s what I’m for. It’s too crowded. The planet is too crowded and we need to promote death.”
And to that I say, get used to it. Because not only is the amount of legal immigration at an all time high, but they are increasing it. So far, this decade is running at a record rate of 1,031,712 per year. See my immigration charts.
As Mr. Maher might say: “New Rule! If you support mass immigration, you are not allowed to complain about the traffic, or the drought.”