[ExI] Just some thoughts, nothing new really

Rafal Smigrodzki rafal.smigrodzki at gmail.com
Mon May 20 07:01:39 UTC 2019

On Sun, May 19, 2019 at 11:34 PM Stuart LaForge <avant at sollegro.com> wrote:

> If such law is passed by both houses, signed by the POTUS, and does
> not conflict with the Constitution, then it is the rightful law of the
> land. My opinion doesn't have much bearing on that. I will mention
> however that citizenship is a tricky issue with regard to
> multicultural republics. Rome for example fought a war with its
> Italian neighbors over citizenship called the Social War. Then Roman
> citizenship became a bone of contention and a political tool for the
> better part of a thousand years before finally becoming one of the
> nails in Rome's coffin. So it is not an issue to be taken lightly.
> ### I absolutely agree, the issue of citizenship is not to be taken
lightly, for even in the twilight of humanity as we know it, up until the
singularity, demography is still destiny.

This said, I am actually mildly optimistic that the immigration issue will
not bring our country down. Superhuman AI will be here in less than twenty
years, maybe even in 10 years, and an immigration-driven demographic
transition towards chaos would probably still take decades. Stupid
immigration will cause trouble, including severe harms to millions of
people caught in the crossfire, but it won't derail the train.
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