Japan: A Demographic Problem With Obivous Solutions

What could be scarier than imagining your entire culture collapsing? With the current demographic projections, this may be a reality for Japan in the not too distant future. Population decline, starting around the 1970s, has been steady and consistently troubling there. The widely accepted causes of this decline include very low birth rates, very long life expectancies, and a lack of foreign nationals living in the country.… [Read more]

Let me in, Immigration Man.

In a nation of immigrants, since the first landed on Plymouth Rock, each wave of new wannabe Americans were all too keen to slam the door behind them. The early natives probably weren’t happy with our forefathers trying to swindle and exterminate them from their land. The early immigrants came waving their bibles; these days, if your name is Jesus, they want to see your Green Card hoping to deport you.… [Read more]

Wrapping up Another Week With More Congressional Madness

There’s no such thing as a bad time for reflection. Taking a look back at the activities of the first week of this new year should enable us to see what went wrong, what we’re up against and, hopefully, what can be done differently in the future.

The 113th Congress — the most diverse ever — was sworn in this past Thursday.… [Read more]

Neither Here Nor There

It’s a classic story of boy meets boy.

Boy goes to party he doesn’t want to attend, sees French Boy there. French Boy also doesn’t want to be at party.

Boy…wait.

This is going to be confusing. Let me start again.

Mark and Fred met over 20 years ago at the party of a mutual friend.… [Read more]

Romney Revealed – Yet Again!

Several news media have suggested that Mitt Romney cannot win the presidency without the Latino vote. I’m not so sure about this, as what matters is voter turnout.

As we all know now, President Obama, fed up with the do nothing, obstructionist Congress, acted on his own by issuing an executive order stopping deportation of young Latinos, and allowing them to continue in college.… [Read more]

Systemic Faults

Honestly, I wasn’t too surprised to hear that the Supreme Court upheld Arizona’s  “lemme see your papers” doctrine; such laws are completely constitutional, and, furthermore, illegal aliens are guaranteed precisely zero protections under the U.S. constitution. Also, we need to keep American jobs for Americans and Mexicans are a drain on our already-burdened social welfare system.… [Read more]

Israel….Quick To Forget

The year was 1935 and hostilities toward Jewish people were becoming increasingly prevalent in every aspect of German life.  Following a speech by Adolf Hitler at an annual rally in Nuremberg, the Nuremberg Laws were adopted which restricted Jews from voting, intermarrying with Germans, frequenting certain public spaces and stripped them of their citizenship. The premise of these laws was to “preserve the German people”.  … [Read more]

In the Shadow of the American Dream, Part 1

The plight of undocumented workers is an issue that ebbs and flows with the political tide.  During election years, the issue comes to the forefront as many politicians vie for a platform that resonates with their base. As the Latino population continues to grow, some politicians paint the burgeoning Latino population as having a negative impact on the lives of the rest of Americans.… [Read more]

Joe Arpaio: Pretty in Pink

Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Arizona, is the focus of a federal investigation for a pattern of abuse against Latinos, especially immigrants. No offense to the sane and rational who live there, but just what is it about the desert heat that breeds his kind? <*That heat is a bitch!*>… [Read more]

Republicans’ Disregard for Latinos

The Right-Wing Presidential wannabes can kiss the Latino vote goodbye. Normally, when you have respect for others, you tend to be sensitive to their condition. Throughout  the campaign however, the 3 Stooges have made it clear they don’t plan to seek the Latino vote to win.  They prefer the Ring-Wing base-haters and Tea party activists’ prejudiced view of a White America.… [Read more]