This requires a frontal attack on the “Nation Of Immigrants” myth used to brainwash Americans. It’s nothing but an attempt to shut down rational discussion of the issue
To a true believer, Immigration is The Most Important Thing About America. It’s more important than national security, economic prosperity, the Constitution and the very existence of the American people.
That said, most people who unthinkingly repeat the “nation of immigrants” slogan haven’t thought through the issues. They can be educated.
We have to tell them shutting down legal immigration isn’t just a good idea—it’s a necessary idea. And we have to give them the real reasons why.
Chief among them is that legal and illegal immigration today are just two sides of the same coin. If, as some say, legal immigration is great and illegal immigration is bad, then the amnesty proponents are right. Just legalize all the illegal aliens and you’ve solved the problem!
However, the root consequence of immigration—legal or illegal—is the drastic demographic transformation of the United States. We never voted on it, we never debated it, and we can’t even talk about it—unless we celebrate it.
This has to be directly addressed by immigration patriots. This election year, candidates must be confronted with the hard question of why Americans should be replaced.
But even without addressing the demographic replacement issue, an immigration moratorium is a common sense, winning political issue in the 2014 elections if a candidate would just make the case. Let’s look at some reasons why.
Even the much-touted “recovery”, such as it is, is mostly creating low-wage jobs. Annie Lowrey of the New York Times writes in her article Recovery has created far more low-wage jobs than better-paid ones [April 28, 2014]
The deep recession wiped out primarily high-wage and middle-wage jobs. Yet the strongest employment growth during the sluggish recovery has been in low-wage work, at places like strip malls and fast-food restaurants. In essence, the poor economy has replaced good jobs with bad ones. That is the conclusion of a new report [PDF] from the National Employment Law Project, a research and advocacy group, analyzing employment trends four years into the recovery.If our leaders were really concerned about American workers and their wages, they would be shutting down immigration to create a tighter labor market.
And there’s a possible crisis of surplus labor on the near horizon because of robotics.
It’s fashionable to speak disparagingly of a job flipping burgers. Well, it’s honest work, and I did it a couple of years. But how long will that job be secure? A machine has already been invented that can prepare 360 burgers in an hour.
An Oxford study has suggested that 45% of jobs in the U.S. could be computerized within twenty years. (See here).
Author Ben Way predicted to the Mail Online that “[robots] will have the impact to take away 70% of all traditional jobs in the next 30 years,' he said.” In typical understated Daily Mail fashion, the article is entitled Is 2014 the year YOUR job will be taken by a robot? 'Jobocalpyse' set to strike as droids are trained to flip burgers, pour drinks - and even look after our children [By Mark Prigg, Mail Online, January 20, 2014.] The article describes robots that could perform the functions of bartenders, babysitters, musicians, farm workers, delivery drivers, factory workers, doctors, nurses, teachers, postmen and soldiers.
Should we necessarily robotize everything that can be robotized? Of course not. But it’s obvious that, barring some sort of civilizational/technological breakdown, we’re heading toward increased mechanization, computerization and robotization. That means that many jobs are likely to be eliminated, replaced or at least the amount or required workers would be reduced.
Is it wise then to bring in millions more immigrants who will quite literally have nothing to do?
I ask again, why do we need immigrants? How about native born Americans and their needs?
And yet, which member of the current Congress has called for an immigration shutdown? Why not?
In a sane country, the economic argument would be sufficient even if there were no others. But there is also a political argument, an environmental argument, a demographic argument, etc.
We are importing millions of people with questionable loyalties. We are increasing the size of the welfare state. Democrats are using immigration to win elections and gain a permanent majority. Bottom line—immigration is replacing the historic American people that created and built this nation.
All these issues ought to be on the front burner. They ought to be discussed openly. Promoting an immigration shutdown is a way to open discussion of all these topics and move the goalposts in our direction.
An immigration shutdown is a winning political platform for politicians who would be brave enough to use it, and articulate enough to propose it.
And most importantly, an immigration shutdown is what we desperately need to save the country.
American citizen Allan Wall (email him) moved back to the U.S.A. in 2008 after many years residing in Mexico. Allan's wife is Mexican, and their two sons are bilingual. In 2005, Allan served a tour of duty in Iraq with the Texas Army National Guard. His VDARE.COM articles are archived here; his Mexidata.info articles are archived here ; his News With Views columns are archived here; and his website is here.