Immigration Shutdown Now part 2: Tragedy of the Commons

It’s painful to watch your own country erode on multiple levels as to sociology, ethos, religion, quality of life, standard of living and loss of the rule of law. At my age of 68, it’s downright sickening to see what we once enjoyed to what we face today and in the near future

As in Part 1 of this series, we face an added 100,000,000 (million) third world immigrants within 30 years. Virtually not one single American leader from the president to the senators to the House Representatives to our governors will touch this issue. They won’t whisper a word. The top publishers of all the newspapers actively suppress it. Top magazines like Time, Newsweek, The Economist, The Atlantic, Mother Jones and US News and World Report flat out block any mention of what’s coming. If it weren’t for writers like me who have already witnessed it in my world travels, no one would even imagine that we face the addition of 100 million more immigrants within 30 years. But it’s coming Whether you want to suffer depression by not reading this information or you want to die before the numbers manifest—it’s coming and it’s going to affect your children. It’s going to affect everyone young, old, black, white, brown, red or yellow. It’s going to affect every animal in North America. You will see more as the series progresses.


US population growth due to mass immigration

(Permission to republish this population graph by Roy Beck,

First of all, the eminent writer Garret Hardin from California talked about the “Tragedy of the Commons” in many of his books. For a short course, let’s give you an idea of his concept of the Tragedy of the Commons: Let’s take a fenced five-acre parcel of land It features lush green grass and a large water tank. If we take two horses onto the pasture, they can eat, drink and play all they want with plenty to spare. Rains grow the grass and diffuse their waste. They enjoy balance. But one day, another farmer injected 100 other horses into the pasture. The pasture equates to “the commons” where everyone must find their food, water and shelter. Within a month, the 100 horses overgrazed the grass into dirt. They drank the water tank dry. They produced so much waste that the grass died and their waste piled up so much so, nature couldn’t degrade. it Within a short amount of time, the horses fought each other and finally, they died of starvation, fighting and disease.

That’s a simplistic description of the Tragedy of the Commons.

Hardin's key problem formulation

1. The world is biophysically finite

  • The more people there are, the less each person's share must be
  • Technology (ie, agricultural) cannot fundamentally alter this
  • We can't both maximize the number of people and satisfy every desire or "good" of everyone
  • Practically, biophysical limits dictate we must both stabilize population, and make hard choices about which "goods" are to be sought
  • Both steps will generate opposition, since many people will have to relinquish something

2. The tragedy of the commons

  • Commons are un-owned or commonly-held "pool" resources that are "free," or not allocated by markets
  • Hardin's ToC model assumes that individuals are short-term, self-interested "rational" actors, seeking to maximize their own gains
  • Such actors will exploit commons (have more babies, add more cattle to pastures, pollute the air) as long as they believe the costs to them individually are less than the benefits
  • The system of welfare insulates individuals from bearing the full costs of over-reproducing
  • When every individual believes and behaves in this manner, commons are quickly filled, degraded, and ruined along with their exploiters

Okay, get this: we remain on course to add 100,000,000 (million) immigrants within 30 years. That’s a demographic fact because of the 1965 Immigration Reform Act by Teddy Kennedy and Congress.

Unless you take action, this “thing” accelerates by 100,000 legal immigrants every 30 days. They add their offspring and their chain migrated relatives at breakneck speeds. If we fail to raise our voices as Americans—everybody goes down in the “Tragedy of the Commons”.

We need to stop virtually all immigration.