WHERE IS THE OUTRAGE? BETRAYAL: BUSH'S IMMIGRATION LEGACY
"True Believers" in the lunacy that has become American politics have lost all sense of reality. This dementia especially applies to supports of George W Bush. The most contemptible treachery in recent times comes from the utmost bait and switch scam that threatens the very survival of America. The Bush double-cross will invite Pancho Villa to pillage your community and grant him amnesty so he can count the loot. The Quisling President has proposed immigration-law changes to allow workers from Mexico to enter the United States if they have jobs waiting for them. Those magical job offers at a time when systemic unemployment is rampant, is like offering a bone to a rabid dog. The canine will eat it clean and then infect a horrible death upon the hand that feed him.
The Guardian reports that "Bush was expected to propose allowing some undocumented migrants to gain legal status under certain circumstances and to match some would-be foreign immigrants with prearranged jobs in the United States." Itís not surprising that Mexican President Vicente Fox is having a climax. He confirms last September that money sent home by Mexican workers "are our biggest source of foreign income, bigger than oil, tourism or foreign investment." So letís just ask a direct question: how will the average native born America benefit from opening the unsecured border door even wider?
Currently the U.S. PopClock Projections has a population estimate of 292,330,186. This calculation does not include illegal aliens or Americans living abroad. FAIR, the Federation for American Immigration Reform states that the U.S. Census Bureau estimated 8.7 million illegal aliens were here in 2000, and immigration officials estimate that the illegal alien population grows by 500,000 every year. Many knowledgeable observers would content these figures are low. However, in any event; what is the point of increasing the flow or sending out a welcome mat?
There are few political subjects that have an empirical relationship that is undeniable. This is one such issue. Any honest citizen, who truly believes in preserving America as a bastion of liberty, must admit that uncontrolled and limitless immigration is a deathblow for the Republic. Allowing policies that only profit special interests, produce the Curse of Multiculturalism. Now Bush will extend Mexifornia to engulf the entire country. In the article, Do Foreigners Have a Right to Enter the United States?, it is demonstrated that aliens do not have a right to entry our country. So what advantage is there in a plan that allow open borders?
Guest-worker bills have been proposed in Congress such as the Cornyn proposal. It would give guest workers the same rights granted Americans under Labor Department laws and would set up accounts for workers in whom employers would deposit money drawn from workers' wages in lieu of withdrawing the money for Social Security or Medicare. Now we get the Bush Amnesty version of swallowing the worm, washed down with tainted tequila.
A foremost expert on immigration, Mark Krikorian dispels the voodoo economics from the White House in his essay Jobs Americans Wonít Do, published on National Review online. He hits a grand slam with: "If the supply of foreign workers were to dry up (say, through actually enforcing the immigration law, for starters), employers would respond to this new, tighter, labor market in two ways. One, they would offer higher wages, increased benefits, and improved working conditions, so as to recruit and retain people from the remaining pool of workers. At the same time, the same employers would look for ways to eliminate some of the jobs they now are having trouble filling. The result would be a new equilibrium, with blue-collar workers making somewhat better money, but each one of those workers being more productive."
The notion that American citizens are adverse to hard work and unwilling to earn their living is absurd. The basic issue is that the Free Trade faithful, supporters of NAFTA and the WTO, enable the exporters of viable employment that intentionally impoverish the middle class. The fruits of the Corporate/State can be found in the rot of spoiled crops. Without a reasonable market reward, smart and cogent survivors will seek alternative remuneration that offers the opportunity to obtain a way to succeed. Encouraging the influx of indigents and assuring an eventual amnesty for illegals already here only compounds the problem. Allowing an entire family to dwell among us that has little interest in assimilation into OUR way of life is suicidal. But that is exactly the end result of the Bush betrayal.
Look and face the beast directly in the eye! When Ronald Reagan disregarded common sense and instituted his amnesty, the promise what that would be the last one offered and strive enforcement would follow. WELL, here we go again . . . And this time there is no pretense of sanity, just a distinct leap off the cliff into a raging sea that covers the rocks below. How can any rational American support this policy? The way to restore the nationís economy is to re-institute the word DEPORTATION into our vocabulary. Living wage jobs for citizens are the issue that the privileged politicians avoid like the plague.
Nation building abroad, while dismantling domestic economic prosperity, leaving only a subsistence struggle - is pure treason. Just wait when interests rate curbs are lifted and prices soar! Then you will get cries for multiplying the minimum wage for all those newcomers. Does this make sense to you? If not, how could you support Bush and ignore what he is doing to destroy what is left of the middle class?
The door at the border needs to open for exit only. Closing the entry is consistent with our own self-interest. It doesnít get anymore real than facing up to the facts that you are being robbed by your public officials. If this is the end result of democracy and elections, what is the point of maintaining such a fraud? The essence of the society is methodically being annihilated, as most voters keep electing sanguine criminals that keep passing these cancerous laws. With the death of outrage, the country sunk into a hole of inflicted self-destruction. If you wonít admit that this course has been deliberate and designed to impoverish you and your family, you will be counter among the walking dead. If that category were broken out into the PopClock stats, surely it would be the majority . . .
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Published in the January 8, 2004 issue of Ether Zone. Copyright © 1997 - 2004 Ether Zone.