The sheer size of the US (we're the third most populous country in the world) means we aren't going to go away. But we do face the question of whether we want to hit above our weight, as Germany does and we did in the past, or below our weight, as India does.
There are many factors in play, India is slowly developing and is rife with growing pains from infrastructure to social issues, which no country is immune. German used to be the language of science at the turn of the last century. California pupils used to perform very well then prop 13 passes and funding declines among other things times and people change.
Germany is worth looking into. It has about 1% of population of the Earth, but that 1% has a massively oversized tech footprint. Perhaps because it has almost 10% of the top 200 universities in the world. Which cost about a hundred bucks a semester to attend. These facts are very likely NOT unrelated.
University isn't a right to attend, unlike higher education in the US where all that's required is a pulse you must test in otherwise you're off to a vocational school. The US also has more top ranking universities and is home to many tech giants, why is that? BTW your parent post is fantastic.
Or ask yourself if you still have the right to remain in your country if you ask such questions from immigrants.
Hah, we can't even secure our borders you silly man. Fear not! Germany is slowly catching up to America, once you quadruple the immigrants in your country you can proudly lecture others. I'm looking forward to the New Years event and the press suppressions of the mass gropings.
I'm fully confident America has plenty of talent for Silicon Valley. C
Yes of course but that talent will be eroded over time with these stupid policies. Keeping away immigrants such as the future the Elon Musks coming from South Africa, or their parents, such as the Lebanese immigrant father who gave birth to a guy named Steve Jobs... Yeah sure, sound like a really smart thing to do.
This post deserves more attention.
The bold part is the post you wanted more attention on, and I inferred that you agree with it? The argument is future immigration policy would deny people (South Africans, Lebanese) legally immigrating? Evidently having a discussion about immigration always is conflated with illegal immigration, why is that? Your media is complicit in selective reporting similar to ours. The sole reason for these people being in the country at all is because of a good immigration policy and they didn't come here illegally thus wouldn't be affected by any policy/sentiment being discussed. Many people do things the right way, some waiting years, the issue is with those who do not. Do you like it when people cut in front of you/your family in line?
You fucking xenophobic racist.
I'm sorry, I'm not Japanese. Germany is many things, diverse is not one of them. Why would that be? Europe in general is extremely bigoted and only now tasting things, still not to the degree Americans have, and there is conflict! Perhaps another 150 years of immigration will soothe the locals opinions, then again history shows that Europeans cannot play nicely with their neighbors without killing off generations. The only reason you haven't butchered yourselves this century and for most of the last is because of the US. The US has more diversity than Germany has population, quadruple your non-ethnic German population and then you can be #1, until then TAKE IN MORE PEOPLE!
Speech should be free because it's important. If it's unimportant then it's not worth protecting strongly. You are essentially arguing it's unimportant.
Who determines importance?