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