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America’s Dead Zones

Saturday, September 26th, 2015

A while ago, I heard somebody say that the there are so many homeless people in the Skid Row neighborhood of Los Angeles that it looks like a scene from The Walking Dead. Now they say that large swathes of adjacent neighborhoods have been absorbed into the dead zone. The situation is so dire that the city of Los Angeles has declared a state of emergency. Click here to see some pictures.

You know those economists who said that offshoring thousands of factories while simultaneously importing millions of workers was a perfectly wonderful economic policy? This is their handiwork. Oligarchy bootlickers; every last one of them.

How many more dead-zones like this are there across the nation? I don’t know, but I’ll bet there are quite a few. This would be a good topic for an investigative journalist. I would recommend looking into Fresno next, having recently watched the documentary: “The City Addicted to Crystal Meth.” The Brits seem to really enjoy documenting that depths to which the USA has sunk. And yes, the USA has become a laughing stock.

Ted Kennedy: Destroyer of Labor Unions

Sunday, May 31st, 2015

“Our cities will not be flooded with a million immigrants annually.”
-Ted Kennedy

That quote is from when Kennedy was speaking in support of The Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965. He wasn’t lying, and maybe it was just a coincidence that one million is the exact level of legal immigration today (see the chart here), but one wonders… Was that the long-term goal discussed in the secret meetings of the Deep State? Did Kennedy make a Freudian Slip there? Accidentally revealing the secret goal that he was working toward?

The 1965 bill was the first step toward the modern regime of mass immigration. The second major step was The Immigration Act of 1990, introduced by, you guessed it, Senator Ted Kennedy. Though with nearly all things in neoliberal America, there was bipartisan support. When President George H.W. Bush signed the bill into law, he made an incredible statement:

“I am also pleased to note that this Act facilitates immigration not just in numerical terms, but also in terms of basic entry rights of those beyond our borders.”

Entry rights. Can you imagine?

Kennedy kept busy on immigration right up until his death in 2009. For example, in his failed Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2007, he wanted a new “Y” visa that would have allowed in another 400,000 “temporary” guest workers per year. Kennedy said that universal health care was the “cause of his life” but it seems to me that his cause was flooding the country with cheap labor.

What does this have to do with destroying unions? Like the snake and the mongoose, the deadly enemy of unions is mass immigration – not fascists as you might think. Don’t take it from me; take it from “diversity icon” Caesar Chavez who sent men to the Mexican border to beat back illegal immigrants – literally. Beatings were administered. Chavez knew that the mass immigration of farm workers would destroy his United Farm Workers union, and that’s exactly what happened. See what I wrote here.

It is no coincidence that the middle class rose to power, along with the unions, out of the restrictive immigration conditions adopted during the Great Depression. Low immigration made people scarce, and employers had to bid for their services. The people had bargaining power. Not so today. And as a consequence, wages have stagnated, unions have shriveled, and the middle class is rapidly being beat down to working-class status.

It was Ted Kennedy who laid the foundation for our degeneration back into a Robber-Baron nation.

Further reading: History of laws concerning immigration and naturalization in the United States.

Bill Maher – America’s Most-Honest Oligarch

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

Normally, when a billionaire demands even higher levels of mass-immigration, he doesn’t tell the truth. Instead, he lies and says something along the lines that Americans are unqualified, uneducated, unmotivated, or just too stupid to work. He says that Americans have “unrealistic” aspirations to live a middle-class lifestyle.

He says anything but the truth: that he just wants foreign scab workers so that he can get richer.

But not Bill Maher who honestly described our policy of mass-immigration as a “gravy-train.” Not for the American workers kicked to the curb, of course. For them, it is a catastrophic destruction of their lives. But mass-immigration is indeed a gravy-train for employers, and the largest engine of income-inequality in our economy.

At the 42:42 mark of the January 30, 2015 episode of “Real Time with Bill Maher” the comedian said:

“We’re just so foolish to be so mean to the people who want to immigrate to our country. A bunch of friendly people who just want to work for below minimum wage. Yeah, that gravy-train has to stop, huh?”

The last sentence was said sarcastically since he was criticizing the Republicans.

I am fascinated by this depiction of mass-immigration as a gravy-train. No other oligarch has even come close to being so verbally brazen. Maybe that’s how they talk at the secret meetings (Davos, Bilderburg, Bohemian Grove, Trilateral Commission, Skull & Bones, CFR, etc). Maybe Maher will get a caning at the next meeting for being so candid.

Maher surprised a lot of people in February 2012 when he donated $1 million to President Obama; people didn’t think he was so rich. Then a few months later Maher bought a minority stake in the New York Mets for $20 million.

So, Maher is a rich guy, but it doesn’t seem like his activities would employ a lot of scab labor. So I’m curios as to why the phrase “gravy-train” popped into his head. Maybe he has some Cambodian slave children sewing sneakers for him in one of Los Angeles’s notorious underground sweatshops.

People Take up Space, Mr. Rogan

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014

Joe Rogan has an excellent podcast which you should listen to, but he does this thing that drives me crazy. Rogan complains about the traffic in Los Angeles where cars are equipped with speedometers that measure hours-per-mile instead of miles-per-hour. And simultaneously, Rogan supports mass immigration and the eradication of national borders. He never puts two and two together to realize that all of those immigrants take up space – including on the highways.

Suggestion for Mr. Rogan: The next time that you are sitting in traffic, take a look around at your fellow motorists and ask yourself: “How many of these people weren’t even in the country ten years ago?” Because quite a lot of them were not; about 10 million Californians are foreign-born.

Since Mr. Rogan graduated high school, we have brought in about 30 million legal immigrants, and there are perhaps another 10 million illegal’s here now. That’s more than the population of Canada (35 million) and the current population of California (38 million).

And the lion’s share of those immigrants have made a beeline for Rogan’s neighborhood. Among the states, California has long been the primary recipient of immigrants (see this).

But traffic is only a minor issue compared to California’s drought. The United Nations says that we may have to begin depopulating the state (see this).

Without the massive wave of immigration, would depopulation even be an issue for Los Angeles, Phoenix, or Las Vegas? Probably not. And how would we decide who gets kicked out? We can’t kick out the immigrants because that would be discriminatory. There would have to be a lottery, and if your number comes up, the Sheriff evicts you and gives you a one-way bus ticket to Ohio, which has plenty of water. Let’s hope that Mr. Rogan can stay in his beloved Los Angeles, and that his rigid libertarian ideology doesn’t backfire on him.

Bill Maher does the same thing: he supports mass immigration while complaining about the traffic. Here is one of his jokes (more here):

“My motto is: Let’s Kill The Right People. I’m pro-choice, I’m for assisted suicide, I’m for regular suicide. I’m for whatever gets the freeway moving. That’s what I’m for. It’s too crowded. The planet is too crowded and we need to promote death.”

And to that I say, get used to it. Because not only is the amount of legal immigration at an all time high, but they are increasing it. So far, this decade is running at a record rate of 1,031,712 per year. See my immigration charts.

As Mr. Maher might say: “New Rule! If you support mass immigration, you are not allowed to complain about the traffic, or the drought.”

Immigrant Infects 94 Children with Tuberculosis

Saturday, October 11th, 2014

As we cavalierly bring Ebola carriers into the USA, it is useful to consider what has happened with other such bright ideas. Back in 1999, a nearby elementary school here in posh Miami Beach hired an immigrant woman from Central America to work in the kitchen. Apparently, she was not screened for contagious diseases by the Immigration and Naturalization Service or the school system. But she had tuberculosis, and one day she began to cough and sneeze all over the children and teachers. 94 students and 21 adults were infected with the deadly bacteria.

The two news stories that I found online (Story 1, Story 2) do not mention that the woman was from Central America. I know that she was because one of the infected adults from the school told me – face to face. This person’s TB was dormant, but if it had activated, and they had coughed or sneezed during our conversations, I could have been infected.

What’s most disturbing about this is that there seems to be a bit of a cover-up. The news stories did not mention that the woman was an immigrant, which I believe is a material fact when you consider that massive numbers of people in the Third World are infected with TB. Especially, the poor, downtrodden people that we like to import for cheap labor – TB strikes them at a very high rate.

And there were no follow-up stories. Were there any fatalities? How are the children doing today? Was it an antibiotic-resistant strain of TB? Were people outside the school infected? Parents? Siblings? I spent several hours searching, and was unable to find anything at all. I asked the school and the county and received nothing whatsoever. Neither has even a mention of the incident on their websites.

So you have to wonder; exactly how often does this sort of thing happen? I don’t know, but it certainly was not an isolated incident. Two years ago there was a big outbreak in Jacksonville. This story only describes the carrier as “a man”: Worst TB Outbreak in 20 Years Kept Secret.

Even worse, TB is the #1 killer of people with AIDS, and Miami has the highest AIDS rate of any American city. Is it really a good idea to bring in TB carriers? Isn’t that like rolling a hand grenade into a fireworks factory?

One of the problems with mass-immigration from the cheap-labor pools of the Third World is that almost all such people have TB. According to the University of Massachusetts Medical School: “About 80% of the population in many Asian and African countries tests positive in tuberculin tests.” The rate is lower in Latin America, but still severe.

But we’re screening out the infected immigrants, right? Well, apparently not. According to the CDC: “The TB incidence rate among foreign-born persons in 2013 was approximately 13 times greater than the incidence rate among U.S.-born persons.”

How did all those infected people get here? The CDC says that: “Applicants for either an immigrant visa or refugee status are required to undergo a medical examination overseas before being allowed to travel to the United States.”

And how hard can it be to forge a note from your foreign doctor?

TB is very difficult and expensive to treat; that’s why it is so widespread in the Third World – they just can’t deal with it.

If you live in high-immigration areas like New York, California, Texas, or Florida, there is an excellent chance that somebody with dormant TB is chopping carrots in the kitchen of your favorite restaurant. Those states have the most TB cases.