Archive for the ‘Immigration’ Category

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.

Larry Kudlow Lies About Immigration

Sunday, May 12th, 2013

At the 9:56 mark of the CNBC video below, Larry Kudlow says:

“Going back to the mid 1980s; Reagan signed a rather liberal immigration bill. We had a lot of immigrants come into this country. The 80s & 90s were really the high tide. Those were also extremely prosperous decades.”

But if we look at some actual facts, rather than Kudlow’s blatant corporate propaganda, we see something quite different. See the chart on my legal immigration page.

If we wanted to go back to a Reaganesque level of legal immigration, we would have to chop our current quotas nearly in half. Legal immigration averaged 578,739 per year during the Reagan administration, and since 2001 it has averaged 1,049,560. In other words, Kudlow’s “high tide” is right now, not back in the 80s.

By Kudlow’s logic of “mass immigration = prosperity” our streets should be paved with gold today. Instead, we see a vast impoverished underclass 47-million strong, seemingly on the verge of intifada.

But of course, Kudlow knows that. Kudlow is just doing his part to build what Karl Marx called “The Reserve Army of Labor” – the function of which is to crush wages by flooding the labor market with millions of surplus workers. This army is already huge, but Kudlow is campaigning hard to add more divisions to it. Learn more in my book.

Note: The single-year record for legal immigration was set in 1991. However, Kudlow was talking about decades, so that’s why I used a chart showing decades.

Will Our New Slaves Be Allowed to Vote?

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

The USA is currently experiencing the highest rate of immigration in our history; nearly triple the average rate. Last year, we brought in 1 million legal immigrants, and 700,000 guest workers. That’s quite a lot of people to find jobs for, right? And since the unemployment rate has remained stubbornly high, it would be crazy to increase the rate of immigration, wouldn’t it?

Well, yes, but “crazy” rules the day. The crazy Republicans want more cheap labor to accelerate the Oligarchy’s goal of moving the economy back toward the Robber Baron/Confederate model of sweatshops and slave plantations.

The crazy Democrats want mass immigration because they believe the fresh bodies will vote Democratic, and thus assist them in their dream of ethnic-cleansing the Republicans once and for all.

So, yes, there will be an even larger wave of mass-immigration. The only question is: when will they be able to vote? The Republicans want 15 years to figure out how to weasel out of the agreement. The Democrats want millions of freshly-minted voters ready for the next major election.

Meanwhile, pouring millions more immigrants onto the growing Urban Intifada might just blow up the country before either party achieves its self-serving goal.

Note: see my immigration charts here.