I’m not sure why liberals get all the blame for the immigration problem, except by (planned) misdirection.
Don’t you think that the USA has mass, uncontrolled immigration because the wealthiest people in America (and the world) are making money hand over fist as a direct result? The famously low wages of Mexicans are the least of it; the real treasure is the threat posed by a vast undocumented work force (not just Mexicans!) that cannot complain or negotiate for a raise. The implied threat (you can be replaced!) has ensured that regular Americans haven’t gotten a raise since the mid-nineties, in spite of the known increase in productivity since that time. Every last penny of the money from that productivity has gone into the pockets of the wealthiest people in the world, who have invested in the US.
Great post. So true.
So why is it that both sides, liberal and conservative are so blind to their own hypocrisies and blind spots? The liberals and conservatives both cannot seem to see that much of their own platform is geared to make the rich richer.
The conservative platform has already been implemented--the rich and the businesses got almost everything they wanted from Reagan, Bush Sr and Jr. All the "business friendly" machinations and twists of taxation and regulation, the tort reform etc. Actually, Bill Clinton was pretty obliging on that front.
Now it is the Democrats' turn to help the rich by cramming as much human worker/consumer livestock into this livestock pen called America. More cheap labor, more shoppers, more homebuyers....driving up the price of assets owned primarily by the overclass.
That is why I think the next president may well be a democrat. The GOP has already done pretty much everything it can for the rich and the big corporations. They already shot their wad, so to speak. They sold out already. They cannot do anything else for the rich and the big corporations. They already did it all!
Once the democrats get done, america will have 1 billion third worlders crammed into it, and GDP will be back to 4%. Of course quality of life will be...somewhat degraded.
Now what is really interesting is the ideological enforcement language used by the adherent-drones of each side. The primary demonization epithets of conservative drones are "commie! socialist! marxist!", and so forth. The demonization epithets of liberal drones are "racist! bigot!" etc.
The focus of the demonization lexicon on each side speaks to the primary drive and purposes of the overclass with respect to each platform. On the conservative side, the desire was to prevent state confiscation of the wealth of the overclass. The conservative propaganda drive started almost 100 years ago right after the Bolshevist revolution, when the overclass really feared confiscation of their wealth. Now, of course, that whole "socialism" mind virus is dead. But the cultural memory of that anti-socialism propaganda offensive of the overclass still lives on, zombie-like, in the conservative drone lexicon. That 100-year-old propaganda offensive lives on in the subcultural memory of white america. Conservative drones still shoot "commie! socialist!" epithets into the ether like bullets. The battle has been won, but the drones still make war for their overclass. Touching.
With respect to the demonization lexicon of the liberal side, the goal is to suppress Bad Thoughts with respect to the Sacred NonWhites that provide growth of the human livestock herd on which corporate profits depend. The white working class is fighting back against the overclass push for 1 billion head of human livestock. So it is the old Orwellian tactic of suppressing dissent by suppressing the language, instilling fear and shame in those who dare to think Bad Thoughts about mass immigration, affirmative action etc.
The multiculturalist/mass immigration propaganda offensive of the overclass got started about 70 years ago, I would guess. It had already transformed america, but the overclass still wants more. Will they get it? Will they get their billion?
The white working class has shown some spirit and is fighting back. Trump, Huckabee and Cruz are playing hard to the white working class by starting to use Forbidden Language and give voice to Bad Thoughts. Now even Webb is breaking out of the herd and making with Forbidden Speech.
Playing to the white working class. This rodeo has one more event, it would seem. How will it all turn out? We shall see.