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Monday, November 13, 2006

Not Americans?

Source: Dallas Morning News
"We are going to go after systematic, willful violators with heavy criminal cases, where people face real jail time, losing businesses, paying millions and millions of dollars in fines. Because that is the only way you will start to change the behavior that has driven a lot of this activity in. Now, we're going to get a lot of squawking from business, whose basic argument will be that "our business rests upon the ability to hire people who are not Americans [and] therefore, if you punish us you're going to drive us out of business." So we've got to find a way to satisfy that labor need without compromising our border control or security..."
Let's pull this sentence out and give it a bit more scrutiny...
"our business rests upon the ability to hire people who are not Americans [and] therefore, if you punish us you're going to drive us out of business."
"Not Americans?"

When did it become the right of American businesses to hire non-Americans? Though many in the business community have attempted the argument that they merely needed people to fill positions that Americans wouldn't, and were rightly scorned for that ridiculous position. Notice how smoothly they have transitioned to stating baldly that now it is a wage issue, that they expect access to low wage peons.  Preferably non-American low wage peons.

I am genuinely astonished at the chutzpah of these businesses who presume to do business in this country, take money from the American people, yet demand that their labor pool specifically not be comprised of Americans.  Can they even hear themselves any more, these captains of industry?  Or have they concluded that the 'lower sorts' no longer understand them in all their majesty?

It boggles the mind!

"Not Americans!"

Let that burn itself into your synapses, the naked truth of the matter is greedy, grasping companies who seek unethical profits are willing to cause any harm to this country so long as they can make money. And they are getting more and more desperate as they are revealed as the un-American douche bags they are.

Like a junkie seeking a fix they keep upping the ante, "the economy will fail" "we will fall behind" they cry when access to peons is denied, yet the truth is it is their fundamental nature that is being revealed. That nature hates this country, hates the things that make this country great, to these folks the "American Dream" is a nightmare.

They don't want an equitable or just country, they don't want a strong middle class with plenty of blue collar folks doing well. They want to rip more profit out of the guts of this country, devil take the cost.  Like locusts they swarm and devour leaving behind misery.

Historian John Higharn wrote this letter to the New York Times during the Simpson/Mazzoli debates in 1984...
The clamor against the Simpson-Mazzoli bill today closely resembles the rigid opposition in the first decade of the twentieth century to any scheme of immigration restriction. The inescapable need for some rational control over the volume of immigration in an increasingly crowded world was plain to see, then as now. But unyielding resistance from the newer immigrant groups, from business interests that exploited them, and from the traditionalists who feared any increase in the powers of government, blocked all action. The problem was allowed to fester and grow-until a wave of national hysteria brought into being a system that was extravagantly protective and demeaningly racist. Hispanic leaders, chambers of commerce, and civil libertarians should take note."
This is where we're headed, these business leaders are making sure of that.

No business has a divine mandate to survive, as no business owner should assume he wouldn't be hung by the neck.  We've been through this before and it got awfully violent, though our sanitized, PC history lessons don't breathe a word of the costs of earlier immigration...
By the 1920s, the overwhelming majority of Americans feared the new wave of immigrants. After the Haymarket bombing by foreign-born anarchists in Chicago in 1886, the rise of violent, radical and even revolutionary labor movements; the assassination of President McKinley in 1901 by a Polish anarchist; the Bolshevik Revolution of November 1917; the rise of the Communist Party in the United States; the dramatic increase in the number of Polish, Slavic, Greeks and Italian Catholics, Chinese, Jews and others whose politics, culture, religion, dress, language and behavior were alien and troublesome to the majority of Americans, the electorate demanded that Congress dramatically curtail immigration. Anti-alien hysteria reached a peak in the "Red Scare" of 1919-1920. Bombings all over the country by terrorists led to the rounding up and deportation of Communists, radicals and revolutionaries.
The modern view of earlier immigration is chock-a-block full of Hollywood BS about how great it was, but it got pretty bad before things got better.  A lot of people died.

Why should we assume it will be any different this time?

H/T LoneWacko

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