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Submitted by Malcolm (Israel), Oct 5, 2021 at 09:28

At the height of the Cold War, the population of the USA was a little less than, thus of the same order of magnitude as, that of the USSR. Economically the USA was far above the USSR, since the latter was backward in everything other than military hardware and little pockets of top-class medicine for the nomenclatura alone. Today, by contrast, the USA has a mere third of Communist China's population and China is the economic powerhouse to which the USA has outsourced a large part of its own industrial production. In short, the USA is TOO SMALL to compete with China on equal terms. So isn't it strange that both Democrats and especially MAGA Republicans see the masses of would-be immigrants on the Mexican border as a threat to be combated and not an opportunity to be taken advantage of? South America is 90% Christian (largely Catholic) and Central America 95% Christian (maybe a third Protestant today), so they are the very kind of people that fit Mr. Pipes's criteria for easier integration. Europe could wish to be so lucky.

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