Wednesday, November 04, 2009
165 million want to move to America
A recent survey by Gallup found that roughly 700 million people would like to move to another country permanently. 165 million people name the U.S. as their preferred destination. Most of the others want to move to Western Europe, Canada, or Australia. (I imagine many of those would go for America if given the option).
Not surprisingly, most of the people who want to move live in a Third World country. Sub-Saharan Africa leads the world with 38% (or 165 million--a coincidence that it's the same number as above) wanting to leave.
Two questions come to mind. What would the U.S. be like if we followed the open borders crowd and invited 165 million Third Worlders to move in? How can any sane person favor that?
Second, why do 165 million Africans (once again, the numbers are a coincidence) want to leave a place where they are surrounded by fellow blacks to developed countries that are majority white? Is this some masochistic wish to put yourself in the middle of people who live for the chance to oppress you? To leave the warm embrace of your dark brothers for the U.S. of KKK? I'm befuddled.