Protests against the flood of immigrants entering the United States have erupted in the most unusual – and symbolic – of places lately.
For example, a large protest was held this week in deeply liberal Boston – a place that’s also pretty familiar with revolutionary acts.
According to a report by Leo Hohmann through WND, “The protests against illegal immigration turned up in an unusual place this weekend when more than 5,000 people rallied in Boston, Massachusetts, an area that has historically voted for Democrats. Organizers hope the surprisingly large turnout will set the stage for a new wave of protests planned for Saturday in Tennessee and two other states.”
Hohmann interviewed the rally organizer, James Neighbors, who explained the protest: “I think it’s a sign of the times, a symptom of the problem we’ve got going on here. I think it shows this illegal immigration issue goes beyond party politics.”
But what’s driving this bipartisan movement? Well, as I explained in an article about Chicago protests, communities are feeling neglected.
Obama is spending billions of dollars to handle the flood of illegal children; but in the meantime, American-born children are being denied services. Schools are overburdened trying to teach “ESL” children, and child welfare agencies are struggling to find room for the youths crossing the border.
A Mega Problem
Interestingly, environmentalists – once the backbone of Obama’s left-leaning supporters – are also beginning to voice their opposition to the flood of arrivals.
Take self-described environmental activist Frosty Wooldridge, who typifies the left-wing thinkers fighting Obama’s border policy. While protesting against Obama’s policies, Wooldridge recently witnessed a 100-mile-long traffic jam in Colorado, which he described on his blog:
What caused Colorado’s 100-mile-long traffic jam? The reason: relentless, massive, and inexorable population growth created by legal and illegal immigration bombarding America. Yet, no one dares speak a word for fear of verbal and social reprisals. If you so much as mention a word about immigration, the media brands you with various names. Furthermore, no media outlet dares mention what we face as a civilization.
Wooldridge hit the nail on the head when he said that overpopulation “will become the single greatest issue facing Americans in the 21st century.”
He concluded that if we don’t want 100-mile-long traffic jams on a regular basis, we need to find a way to control the country’s population. If not, our quality of life is going to be severely impacted; and we’ll end up like Beijing or Sãn Paulo, two cities that routinely face 200-mile-long backups.
You’d think Obama would know that, having grown up in the third-world mega city of Jakarta. This city on the Island of Java has a population of over 10 million; but when you add in the surrounding suburbs, the population is more like 30 million. Unfortunately, the president doesn’t seem to remember what it was like there.
Instead, his vision for a transformed America is to make it more like the cities of the world. He can only do it if we continue to sit on our hands and watch.
Luckily, some voices on the left are finally calling him out.
This commentary originally appeared at WallStreetDaily.com and is reported with permission.
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