Catholics Massing on the Border

The Pope’s giant rally on our southern border today is just a tad hostile. I was raised Catholic, but we have to remember that the Pope is not an American citizen, and he shouldn’t have any more influence over US policy than does the Queen of England, Vladimir Putin, or the Grand Pooh-Bah of Elbonia.

And the Pope really shouldn’t be talking about mass-immigration into the USA. After all, nearly every country south of the border is Catholic. So, why are all of those Catholic migrants fleeing to the Protestant USA?

Similarly, in Europe, migrants don’t have the Catholic nations of southern Europe as their preferred destination. Rather, they make a beeline for the Protestant nations of northern Europe.

The truth is that Catholic nations are badly mismanaged, and the Pope would do well to focus on the horrendous condition of his own backyard.

But don’t hold your breath; the Pope is a Jesuit after all, and the Jesuits are to the left of Bernie Sanders. Rather, we should brace ourselves for an endless stream of refugees coming out of the Pope’s badly mismanaged realm, which is starting look like a giant refugee-production machine.

Here is a map of the Catholic areas of the world (click to enlarge):

Distribution_of_Catholics

Here is a map of the Catholic nations of Europe:

Catholic_Church_by_Country_in_Europe

White House Suppresses Immigration Stats

One of the truly great things about our federal and state governments is the professional statisticians they employ to provide us with the very best statistics in the world. This is not a small thing. It is, in fact, one of the critical means by which a government achieves transparency.

For example, the federal government receives an enormous amount of criticism over the unemployment statistics, but they keep right on publishing the U6 data. So, if you think the White House is spinning the unemployment stats, you can pop right over to BLS.gov and see for yourself.

Try doing that in China.

However, as the USA moves toward a more openly fascist system, I believe our stats will become more and more Chinese-like. And so, I am saddened to report that here we are in 2016, and the most recent Yearbook of Immigration Statistics is for 2013. What happened to the 2014 edition? It has been locked away until December 2016, after the elections.

Clearly, the White House fears the mass-immigration issue, and has gone all Chinese on the stats. But this authoritarian action is just plain shameful. If I were the president, I would release the report right now before it blows up into a “huge” issue. Donald Trump could have a field day with this. I would also apologize for my poor judgment and pledge to release the 2015 edition on time, before the elections.

If the 2014 Yearbook is ever released, you will be able to download it on this page at DHS.gov.

America’s Dead Zones

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

“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

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.