My quick thoughts on President Obama's much-promoted May 10 immigration speech:
Obama nowhere mentioned the word "unemployment".
Simply put, under Obama the Democratic Party has definitively abandoned the American working class. Based on his priorities in this speech, it has now unmistakably become an alliance of ethnic chauvinists and plutocrats like Michael ("Billionaire Golfers for Open Borders") Bloomberg.
Still, Obama still felt compelled to disguise his argument in economic terms.
This is a confession of political weakness. Obama knows that Americans oppose amnesty and are against more immigration,
Americans do not benefit, in aggregate, from immigration. It does increase Gross Domestic Product—but the bulk of that is captured by the immigrants themselves, through their wages. Once transfer payments are factored in, American taxpayers are paying for their own dispossession. However, immigration does cause a transfer of income within the native-born community—from labor to the owners of capital, through its impact on wages. (See Bloomberg, above).
Nevertheless, Obama can still get away with citing his "economic" flim flam—because the truth has been suppressed.
The anti-white, anti-American animosity that Obama is inciting is all too obvious—even in the edited White House speech transcript.
THE PRESIDENT: The fence is —
THE PRESIDENT: The fence is now basically complete.
AUDIENCE MEMBER: Tear it down!"
Obama did not reprove his audience. These are Reconquistas that the Democrats are enlisting.
Again, look what happened when the President claimed, with more stunning disingenuousness, that—
"…We have gone above and beyond what was requested by the very Republicans who said they supported broader reform as long as we got serious about enforcement. All the stuff they asked for, we've done. But even though we've answered these concerns, I've got to say I suspect there are still going to be some who are trying to move the goal posts on us one more time.
AUDIENCE MEMBER: They're racist!"
But again the President did not reprove his audience—indicating his utter indifference to sincere concerns for the American worker. And for the American nation.
Well, at VDARE.com, we want to move the goal posts. And we don't care what names we're called.
These are the prerequisites that we regard as fundamental to any renewed immigration debate:
Control the border. And we include visa overstayers.
Moratorium on legal immigration—or what one of our supporters insists we should call "Comprehensive Immigration Reduction".
Prohibit immigrants from receiving Affirmative Action quota preferences. I think Affirmative Action for American blacks is a bad idea, but immigrants weren't even here to be discriminated against in the first place.
You won't hear these prerequisites discussed anywhere else.
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Peter Brimelow (email him) is editor of VDARE.COM and author of the much-denounced Alien Nation: Common Sense About America's Immigration Disaster, (Random House - 1995) and The Worm in the Apple (HarperCollins - 2003)