There is a population flush cycle. It churns the population of the United States as if in a blender at the whim of the power elite. At the turn of the 20th century, 88% of all immigrants to the United States were white Europeans. They were allowed to immigrate into America because its 19th century population size was too sparse to fuel its industrial revolution and its consequent consumption boom. In order for the power elite of the gilded age to prosper financially and to maintain ‘white supremacy’, all three conditions had to occur simultaneously.

Sparsely populated territory in the United States was a major problem for the power elite of that time. Land defined national identity. Without manpower, such land could not be held nor developed. Without the manpower to neither hold the land by military force nor develop it by slave or cheap indentured servant labor Britain could not justify it as part of their colonial empire nor could the newly formed United States justify itself as a new nation.[1]

To solve both the problems of 1. removal of unwanted populations and 2. under-population, they employed ‘population flush’.  Population flush involved forcefully pushing indigenous people off their land while simultaneously attracting Europeans to the land and forcefully importing Africans onto the land so that both those populations could hold and develop the land in the name of the newly founded United States.[2]

Population Flush

Periodically and depending on social, economic, and military needs and circumstances, the power elite will turn the immigration ‘on’ switch to full throttle because they need human bodies for material exploitation just like any other natural resource. It is the vast force of immigrant instinctual energy that the power elite wish to harness to build and drive their empire to total world domination.

More and more Europeans were allowed to immigrate into the United States because it was important for the power elite to maintain institutional white supremacy. The U.S. Congress defined the constitutional phrase ‘free persons’ as ‘free white persons’. Thus, white supremacy was the law of the land. Secondly, because African American slave women had a much higher fertility rate than any other ethnic group in the United States.

African American females had 8 babies per female between the ages of 15 and 45 in 1800 compared to Caucasian females’ fertility rate of 7 babies per female for the same age range. Had it not been that millions of white people were imported into the United States, America would have become naturally racially integrated much earlier in the 20th century than it did. What initially drove down fertility rates was urbanization and industrialization. But that necessitated an ever increasing influx of ‘white persons’ from Europe in order to maintain white supremacy in numbers and in political and police power. 

 black fertilityrate 

Furthermore, booming service sectors, as well as coal, iron, and oil industries necessitated bodies to work in them, but not black bodies. Military involvement in World War I necessitated millions of soldiers. So white males immigrated to the United States and assumed employment in the growing manufacturing and military industries. They were limited only by their own natural limitations. Black people were segregated by law at the turn of the 20th century.[3]

The European immigrant tsunami continued to reverberate throughout the early and middle 20th century. Through a major depression white men and women got relief through the Social Security Act of 1935, the Minimum Wage Act of 1938, The Welfare Act of 1935, and ‘the Works Progress Administration program’ or WPA under the Roosevelt ‘New Deal’.

After World War II, white men and women benefited from the: Servicemen’s Readjustment Act of 1944 or the G.I. Bill.[4] They bought homes and they and their children attended colleges and Universities for free. America was at its peak. It afforded to the White Supremacists’ baby boom generations a historically unparalleled experience of affluence in the United States.  They have come to be called ‘Greatest Generation’ but in truth they were the ‘greatest racially privileged generation of all time’. But what goes up must come down so says the law of gravity.

During this same several decades a shift slowly occurred.  Both black and white women started to have fewer babies. By 1970, the fertility rate for black women had fallen to 3 per female between 15 and 45 and for white women it had fallen even more to 2 babies per female for the same age group.  And now in 2016, for black women a fertility rate of 1.8 and for white women a fertility rate of 1.9, both beneath replacement level.[5]

What happened? What stopped the baby boom in its tracks? Why is America now compelled to import spermatozoa and ova?

The answer is simple. First in 1959-60 the birth control pill was approved by the FDA and introduced into the market place via hospitals and family physicians. Secondly, in 1972-73 the United States Supreme Court decision, Roe v. Wade, made abortion legal. Since that year there have been over 56,000,000 abortions had by U.S. women. That number nearly offsets the approximately 66,000,000 baby boomer babies born between 1946 and 1964. Thirdly, manufacturing jobs have been steadily exported overseas to exploit cheap labor. That has made the cost of living rise far too high for many Americans to have large families or even to get married early in their 20s. It has been recently reported by the Pew Research Center that 36% of all men 18 to 31 live at home with their parents.[6]  Three reasons were given:

Declining employment. In 2012, 63% of 18- to 31-year-olds had jobs, down from the 70% of their same-aged counterparts who had jobs in 2007. In 2012, unemployed Millennials were much more likely than employed Millennials to be living with their parents (45% versus 29%).

Rising college enrollment. In March 2012, 39% of 18- to 24-year-olds were enrolled in college, up from 35% in March 2007. Among 18 to 24 year olds, those enrolled in college were much more likely than those not in college to be living at home – 66% versus 50%.

Declining marriage. In 2012 just 25% of Millennials were married, down from the 30% of 18- to 31-year-olds who were married in 2007. Today’s unmarried Millennials are much more likely than married Millennials to be living with their parents (47% versus 3%).”

In 1960, the median age at first marriage in the United States was 22.8 years for males and 20.3 for females compared to 28.2 years for males and 26.1 for females in 2010.

Those statistical figures signal to the power elite that African Americans who are descendants of slaves will soon be finished as a viable population in the United States. Descendants of slaves will generally be unable to compete in the economy except in the entertainment markets including sports. 

The power elite are those owners and CEOs of the most powerful and wealthiest corporations and financial institutions in the United States.They are not necessarily those individuals listed in Forbes Fortune 500. The 100 wealthiest Americans are not necessarily of the power elite because power and wealth do not always go together. One may be rich and not powerful. But power always goes with wealth, military and police force.

If we assume all present social and economic trends remain steady in slave quarters within inner city communities, what can we predict? We can predict that descendants of slaves will for all intents and purposes disappear as a politically and economically relevant ethnic group by the end of the 21st century. As the sociologist Sidney M. Wilhelm asked back in 1970: “Who Needs the Negro?”

The same holds true for lower and middle class white men and women. They now are coming to realize that being ‘white’ is not enough to get economic privilege in the new world order.

Already, the white middle class which for the last 70 years has brought home the bread and butter for Uncle Sam is now held up solely by credit debt. It is becoming more and more difficult to keep up the façade of middle class status and conspicuous consumption.

Most middle and lower class families have an income to debt ratio which is heavily tilted on the side of debt. That is also reflected in the national ‘debt to GDP’ ratio. Both they and the Federal government are for all practical purposes bankrupt.

The demise of white people in the United States is also evidenced by the life-span for white males. It is falling lower and lower every year. And this is just the beginning. It was reported in the April 20, 2016 edition of the Wall Street Journal that: The number of years a white American born in 2014 could be expected to live fell to 78.8 years from 78.9 years the year before, according to the CDC. The change was driven largely by women.”

However, elite white males with higher incomes which allow them to afford new stem cell treatment health care can expect to become the new ‘Alpha’ males in the ‘Brave New World’ they are now engineering with biotechnology and robotics. They will live long, healthy, wealthy lives.

Those are just simply the facts. Those facts are not presented by me to be a moral argument. Though I do have a moral position. Rather, those facts beg a question: why did the United States Supreme Court sanction the abortion of millions of babies? Could they not foresee that the nation would become dependent on importing millions upon millions of immigrants to fill the population vacuum? Immigrants who are not acculturated to the American way of life. There is an answer.


The power elite do not want a settled population with family roots dating back 400 years to colonial times. They do not want a historically knowledgeable population, a population of critical thinkers, a population of people who now know for instance that both the Republican and Democratic political parties are corrupt and corrosive to the very fabric of our democratic process. The power elite prefer a climate of social and political confusion and lower class cultural and economic instability.

The power elite want public confusion because they thrive in environments rich with political and economic confusion. For them, confusion is a resource. With it, they are better able to manipulate a docile population from their Tower of Babel.

The power elite want a population already conditioned to live under dictatorships and authoritarian governments of every kind. They want a population with a high tolerance for both political corruption and death squad law enforcement. They want a population willing to pay 50% of their wages in Taxation. They want a population which having not known the tradition of freedom will be willing to sign freedom away for a bag of Cheetos. That is the answer. That is why we are now in the height of a population flush cycle.

Today, the population of the United States is simply a human resource. Like a fossil fuel, Americans are burnt up, their energy exploited at the whim and pleasure of the power elite, and then when they have become old they are discarded as waste one generation after another onto a pile of human refuse. For it is the power elite who control the levers of an ever oscillating population flush cycle to serve their purposes.


[1] The Nomos of the Earth, by Carl Schmitt, Telos Press Publishing, 2006

[2] Johnson vM’Intosh, 21 U.S. (8 Wheat.) 543 (1823)

[3] Plessy vFerguson, 163 U.S. 537 (1896)

[4] P.L. 78-346, 58 Stat. 284m

[5] United States Census, National Vital Statistics Report, 2010

[6] A Rising Share of Young Adults Live in Their Parents’ Home

      A Record 21.6 Million In 2012 BY RICHARD FRY





You’ve heard of John Henry haven’t you? John Henry was a steel driv’en man. He was a manual laborer. He was strong and tough,-a survivor.  Most of us have heard the ballad of John Henry. When pitted against a steam driven drill he was confident he would beat it.  But “…before the machine could beat him down John Henry hammered his fool self to death.” You should listen to the ballad of John Henry.


There is a moral to the folk ballad of John Henry which all African Americans and indeed all Americans should comprehend. A book written and published by Sidney M. Wilhelm in 1971 entitled: ‘Who Needs the Negro?’ will facilitate your understanding of the moral behind the ballad of John Henry.


Wilhelm’s basic thesis is that: “Negroes may enjoy equality insofar as they are first made economically irrelevant.”[1] African Americans finally achieved political equality under the law but at the same time for the past 50 years have not been cognizant of the fast pace of technological change taking place in the United States.  But this lack of  understanding is not surprising for some since most African Americans are not educated and do not have leadership at the local or national level to warn them of what is coming in the future.


What Wilhelm observed is that most African Americans came out of a work tradition of manual labor which required no technical training or expertise.  Three economic epochs define the economic necessity for ‘negro’ labor in the United States. All but one occurred in the 20th century. It is an ongoing tragedy of separation.


The first economic epoch was that of preindustrial agricultural labor intensive work or slavery primarily in the South; the second economic epoch was that of sharecropping under Jim Crow segregation in the South. It too was characterized by manual intensive labor.  The third economic epoch was that of unskilled industrial manual labor especially during World Wars I, II, and during the Vietnam war.  In each of those epochs, African American labor can be generally characterized as necessary unskilled ‘manual’ labor.  As such African Americans were wholly dependent upon the context or the where-ness and infrastructure of production or how production would be carried out.


Both the context and infrastructure of production began to change for African Americans when after 1945, the mechanical cotton picker and then later the mechanical tobacco harvester were applied to agricultural production in 1965. One of either of those machines could do the work of a 1000 workers in a day. The introduction of farm automation ended the need for manual farm labor in the south. Two things resulted from farm automation. One reality was that African Americans were no longer needed for manual labor in the South.  And two, automation caused the acceleration of a mass migration by African Americans out of a rural context into a city context. For a while the new city context for African Americans gave them respite, but not for long. The infrastructure of production was changing rapidly.


Wilhelm observed that as the urban African American population grew by 86% between 1954 and 1966 that parallel to that population growth there was a 50% growth of industrial and mercantile construction outside the core city. The unskilled jobs were taken out of the urban center where African Americans lived. This shift was a national phenomenon. For example it happened in Oakland California. Between 1950 and 1960, 100,000 Whites moved out of Oakland to surrounding suburbs. By the late 1970s manufacturing companies were also moving out of Oakland. It was by design. Not only was there an increase in industrial production outside of city centers but there was also an increase in automation in factories.


This brings another problem to the forefront. That problem is the lack of education and more specifically the training of African American youth into the vocations and sciences. The controversy begins at the turn of the 20th century. Then only one man argued that African American youth should be trained to master the trades and vocations. That man was Booker T. Washington.[2] He established the Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute in Alabama. But his idea was opposed by those who argued for liberal arts educational opportunities particularly for children of the talented 10th elite of which W.E.B. Dubois was a member.


Booker T. Washington’s idea was also opposed by those who argued for entrepreneurial and Black Nationalists’ agendas. Those two agendas were most aggressively pushed by Marcus Garvey.  Though there is some merit in both Dubois’ and Garvey’s strategies both Dubois’ and Garvey’s proposals, now tried and tested over 100 years, have been proven to be defective means for the social and economic improvement of African Americans.[3]


Wilhelm wrote in his book that just when the civil rights laws were enacted by Congress or by a Supreme Court Ruling to insure equal access to public schools and universities the standard for entry into those schools was elevated. For example, prior to 1968 there was no SAT test requirement for application to a University of California. Grade point average was the major criterion. The pattern is clear.  Just as the first wave of baby boomers started graduating from high schools in the mid and late 1960s the SAT test was introduced to eliminate minorities.  That was by design. That same method is now being proposed in 2013-14 to make the GED (General Education Test) test more difficult; that will affect ethnic minority chances to overcome failed high school experiences. More African Americans will fail to pass the test because of the pervasive weakness in mathematics among minorities.


By disqualifying African Americans by the use of standardized testing those minorities will be precluded from the training they need to compete for post-industrial jobs. The high school dropout rate for African Americans nationally is over 50% for men and 46% for women. Consequently, there are millions of unqualified African American high school drop-outs.


There is yet another problem. It is the problem of leadership or the lack thereof.  Today, civil rights law is not the central issue facing African Americans.  The problem is automation and the inability of millions of African Americans to retool their skills to compete within the post-industrial context. Liberal democrats will not speak in public of the issue while racist extremists and right wing republicans along with Tea Party advocates are pushing aggressively for privatization of Government. People they put before the public are silent on this issue, too. Those misleading public figures make the old argument for civil rights at a time when the law supports civil rights. But anyone who studies U.S. Labor Department Statistics will see the real issue of the day. They will see that there are 73 million unskilled workers in the job market. Of that number 4.5 million are African American. African Americans have the lowest paying jobs and belong to the most unstable families than any other group in the United States. Wilhelm states that African Americans are those who are increasingly ‘unnecessary’ in post-industrial America.


What Wilhelm did not see is that a last ditch effort would be made to make the ‘Negro’ economically necessary. First, the unskilled would find a new role as inmates in the prison industrial complex but not to work rather for government to justify increased taxation on citizens to support inmates who sit idle in prison and jail custody and to generate profit for corporate prison enterprises such as ‘Corrections Corporation of America’. Secondly, yet another way to make the Negro economically necessary was not foreseen by Wilhelm. This form of exploitation attaches to AFDC and Welfare income recipients to support small ghetto businesses which depend upon government entitlement money to survive. Here, too, as in the prison industrial complex there is no need for African Americans to be skilled or educated or to do any work at all. Just spend money. Both ghetto businesses and companies like ‘Corrections Corporation of America’ will fight tooth and nail to make the Negro economically necessary for their kinds of businesses. But they have one insurmountable problem and that is the demographic decline of African Americans over the next 46 years. Consequently, the general thesis of Wilhelm remains a cogent one.


Robotic technology is increasing at an accelerating pace. Factories and warehouses are employing robots run by computers to do the work that hundreds once did on a single shift. The cost for using robotic technology is cheaper than the cost for human labor.[4] The cost is even cheaper than what is paid to overseas workers. So, though we may see manufacturing return to the United States it will not be to hire unskilled Americans.


Unskilled African American workers are in the category of unnecessary. A humungous 72% of all African Americans with college degrees work for some form of Government. They too will be made ‘unnecessary’ because another post-industrial likelihood is the privatization of Governments at all levels. Look at Detroit as a model of a totally financially broke and dysfunctional Government.  Detroit will not be resurrected to it former form. Much of it will be privatized.


The United States Post office is another example of the privatization of Government movement. Already, as it stands it is partly privatized. In the years to come, it too will no doubt be completely privatized. Most State and City Governments are teetering on the edge of financial collapse and will seek alternative ways to govern and decrease expenditures due to shrinking tax revenue. Many of them will privatize departments and African Americans though educated will become ‘unnecessary’.  When Army and Naval military bases and hospitals closed in Oakland and Alameda, California during the 1980s and 90s that is exactly what happened. Thousands of African Americans lost their jobs. They too were unskilled for the post-industrial infrastructural changes.


Sidney Wilhelm ends his book with a very existential prediction. He states: “Under the economy of past technological configurations, it was incumbent upon White America to balance racial values against economic incentives. But with the introduction of automation, the necessity virtually disappears, since it is economically feasible to negate the traditional rational for the Negro’s existence. …the affected Negroes will not be so much abused as ignored. There will be no necessity to maintain measures of intimidation for purposes of economic returns as the Negro shifts from the economics of exploitation to the economics of uselessness.”[5] Later he states: “It is the double curse flung upon the Negro by White America to judge competency against the performance of a machine and the person by the color of their skin.” [6]


John Henry was a steel driv’en man. But John Henry died. His heart just popped wide open. His heart could not take the strain from competing with machines and he could not imagine, manufacture, and produce machines himself. John Henry did not have the foresight to see the age of automation.









[1] Sidney W. Wilhelm, Who Needs The Negro?,  Doubleday & Company, Garden City, New York, 1971, p.p. 265

[2] Booker T. Washington, The Future of The American Negro, 1899, Seashore Classics,

[3] The FBI undermined Marcus Garvey but realistically, it is very doubtful that it would have worked for the masses. For example, Liberia was purchased by President Madison in 1822. It was headed by ex-slaves and Free Blacks. But it became a plantation for American companies like Firestone, Inc. and the Liberian leaders were nothing but brutal dictators over African people.

[4]  60 minutes, Businesses Use More Automation, Fewer Workers, July 21, 2011, by Kelly Cobiella, CBS News

[5] Sidney M. Wilhelm, Who Needs The Negro, Doubleday & Company, Inc., Garden City, New York, 1971, pp. 223

[6] Ibid, pp 265