US foreign born are at record levels, but so for Australia: “In 2016 nearly half (49%) of all Australians were either born overseas or had at least one parent who was born overseas. More than a quarter (28%) of the Australian population were first generation Australians (born overseas).”

     Forget about civic nationalism for we are all tribalists now. The country is no different to a hotel, and who would want to die defending this? Likewise, for the US:

“The percentage of foreign-born U.S. residents is the highest since 1910, according to U.S. census data released Thursday from the 2018 American Community Survey (ACS). Some 44.7 million people living in the U.S. were not born in the country, equivalent to 13.7 percent of the population. Around 22 million of those were not born in the U.S. and were “not a U.S. citizen,” figures which come in the midst of a political debate over whether the 2020 census should include a U.S. citizenship question. Whether the 2020 census ought to include such a question has spurred fierce political debate. The ACS, compiled by the U.S. Census Bureau each year, includes questions on a person’s place of birth, citizenship and what year they entered the U.S. The Supreme Court in June ruled that the Trump administration needed to provide a more specific and valid reason for adding the citizenship question to the 2020 census. The government in July announced it had started printing census docs without the citizenship question. Between 1960 and 1970 about one in 20 residents living in the U.S. was foreign-born, as Bloomberg reported. Today, around one in seven residents holds such a distinction. In America’s largest states -- Texas, California, New York and Florida-- more than 15 percent of residents are foreign-born.”

     This diversity experiment though is coming unstuck everywhere, and as yet, Mars is not suitable for elites to live on, so they get to enjoy the world they have created.