Chris Simcox, Minuteman Civil Defense Corps, Founder; held forth on Washington Journal yesterday morning. He claimed that armed [para] military groups were aiding and abetting human trafficking and drug trade and that he had been shot at by the Mexicans in border encounters with such groups. Beyond the military threat from Mexico, Mr. Simcox abhorred the cost to America in free medical and other social services for the maintenance of illegal workers. He also attacked the federal border protection as inadequate.
DNews asked economic analyst Carlos Marques for his views on whatever he may perceive as business threats or impacts of the alleged invasion and, of course, any comments he might wish to make concerning the self styled protectors of American Sovereignty.
"I suspect the minutemen are exaggerating the threat and seeing simple job seekers as drug and slave smugglers. Be that as it may, illegal immigration is a small economic threat to Americans compared to banking, insurance, corporate health care provider, energy and communications profits. Add to the parasitic services outsourcing and job exportation, which are motivated by the promise of increased profits, as is worker importation. Simcox stresses that medical care and other social services given to illegal immigrants deprive Americans but fails to emphasize its value as a subsidy to increase the profits of the employers who hire them at low wages. I donít disagree that the influx of economic refugees is luring American employers into bad hiring and compensation decisions that support high profits through low wages. Unless employees organize to demand adequate wages, those who profit by their work will take more than is good for the economy. Inflation of the labor pool is conducive to the unhealthy and unsustainable economic environment and stifles healthy worker revolt. But, to blame the workers, legal or not, for the greed of employers who are unwilling to reduce profits and thereby refuse to properly care for the employees whose work provides the products on which the profits are made, while shifting the burden of worker maintenance to the taxpayers, is absurd and profane. This stupidity of the greedy economic elite minority, echoed by Mr. Simcox, can only increase the poverty of the majority.
"Poverty for the majority is inevitable as investors hoard the wealth produced by the nation/community. The older the capitalist colony-nation, the more pronounced are the ravages of the infestation. In America it is so mature that the much vaunted opportunity is almost non-existent for a growing percentage of the population. Common sense says that only a limited number of employers can grow wealthy by profiting from the work of their employees. If rich means having ten times more than average, then only one in twenty can succeed, if 95 percent of the population has half the average per person. The math here isnít even challenging and yet the unreachable (for most of US) carrot on the stick continues to entice fools and encourage the retention of the dysfunctional economic system that is threatening the survival of the human race. This impossible pyramid scheme could only have been created by idiots who are completely oblivious to the depredations made inevitable by their selfish greed for the produce of our communities. They donít even know that theyíre killing the horse that pulls their wagon."
DNews interrupted Carlos: "Why are you attacking the American way of life? We only asked you about the economic impact of illegal immigrants!"
"Iím not attacking America! Iím attacking the usurpers of freedom everywhere and every time, by revealing the implied logic of the fraud on which our culture is based. Illegal workers are only one small part of the picture. Iím not attacking human culture either. Iím exposing an abomination of human nature and social instinct. They are the rulers that mislead the community. They con US into allowing them to take the common produce of the human race for their personal wealth. It isnít always done by trickery and deceit, as with the low wage high profit paradigm. In many parts of the world, throughout written history, the larceny of the economic elite has been supported by main force, through a tyrant, general or king, which they set up for that purpose. An influential religious leader can corrupt spiritual teachings to the support of fraud or tyranny and become a principal of the scam by so doing. They are abomination because they change human nature by corrupting social instinct.
"We form groups for mutual protection and well being. Through natural social instinct we voluntarily unify our minds to promote those ends. Contemporary leaders, in every recorded time of the past 5000 years, have corrupted the social instinct from its intended purpose (intended by God and/or Nature as you will) to the acquisition of the common produce for their private property. It doesnít matter that accumulated money, which is capital, is used to hire and debt is employed to bind the people to the service of the wealthy elites or whether military force is applied to coerce their cooperation. It doesnít matter how itís done. It doesnít matter who does it or why they do it. It only matters that itís done and that it threatens the survival of the human race. Banker, landlord, warrior, priest, trader, raider, robber, thief all are equally guilty abominations. Their desire to parasitize the human race makes them other than human. They are self recreants!"
From the floor of the US Senate (2/1/6) Sen. Judd Gregg, R-NH, blabbered on about tax cuts, especially capital gains. He said they generated activity that has increased federal income. He was quite impressed with the statistics he quoted. Gregg didnít say and probably doesnít understand that the "activity" he touted is abstract. It is financial and service economic activity that makes money but produces no wealth! It is not an asset to America as the senator seems to believe. It is a liability and a burden on the production of the food and real goods we need to sustain our lives. The need for real resources for real people would much better be served if those like Gregg who support corporate [paper] people, were deprived of them.
Later the same morning, R-IA Chuck Grassley stood on the floor of the Senate and bored US with more trite conservative whining about the need for American workers to demand less compensation so the stockholders may profit in the highly competitive global market place. With many irrelevant statistics about population distribution on the Earth and much superfluous verbiage about his life as a farmer and machinist before joining the support of corporate neo-parasitization and dissipation of American economy, he said very little but implied that, "American employees must sacrifice their ability to survive, i.e. their lives, so the masters may continue to live in luxury on their sweat" This is not an actual quote but conveys the real semantic content of the senatorís convoluted remarks. He spoke of the fact that Americans represent only 4% of the worldís population; that there are large markets to be exploited, and he said this with no sense of irony. Nor, apparently, did he acknowledge anything of the damage, pain and suffering it implies for Americans, most of whom are not significant investors. [Ed. Note: Carlos Marques stated elsewhere in this issue: "If rich means having ten times more than average, then only one in twenty can succeed, if 95 percent of the population has half the average per person. The math here isnít even challenging and yet the unreachable (for most of US) carrot on the stick continues to entice fools and encourage the retention of the dysfunctional economic system that is threatening the survival of the human race. This impossible pyramid scheme could only have been created by idiots who are completely oblivious to the depredations made inevitable by their selfish greed for the produce of our communities. They donít even know that theyíre killing the horse that pulls their wagon."]
Understand this! When the products are sold in foreign markets it will be because most of US are too impoverished to take part in the neo-economy. We will not even have jobs much less be paid enough to buy the products that will be sold in those markets and on which the profit of investors will be made. Thus weíre to believe that outsourcing and the quest for ever cheaper labor is not worrisome, though our standard of living is declining rapidly and the existence of a world market means the rich republican elites will have no need for US at all. Youíd think even their Christo-fascist and idiot libertarian supporters would catch on. Grassleyís comments were a followup on the Spin of the Union speech the night before and a response to D-ND Byron Dorganís appeal to sanity with regard to outsourcing and job exportation (including a call to stop supporting the dissipative practices with tax cuts) that are destroying America with their self destructive self cannibalization. Itís in remarks like Grassleyís and Sen. Greggís above that you see the money of PACs, lobbyists and the politicians theyíve corrupted at work and the ultimate foolishness of their supporting true believers.
Donít think the corruption of leaders and betrayal of populations for the benefit of a few are new inventions. For Europeans and derivatives its been going on at least since we were conquered by the Roman Empire. Contemporary examples are airlines and auto companies. If Ford, United or any corporation becomes profitable again and survives but its American workers lose income, health care or pension, then it has failed. Its stockholders should have been sacrificed and the workers saved. This is obvious. Many should not be sacrificed to save a few! Oh, the pensions are invested in stocks? That should prove to the most credulous rube that pyramid schemes can only work for the elites at the top. How many, do you think, of our politicians sincerely believe their lies and how many cynically want to keep the lucrative con going for a while longer?
A. Gregory Kaiser
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A G Kaiser
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