For the people perplexed as to why someone, anyone, could possibly advocate unfettered mass immigration of foreigners to one’s native nation, I thought I’d jot a line to elucidate.
Now, first and foremost, for the American readers, I have to say this problem isn’t unique to the US. All over Western Civilization, this is a huge problem. I recently wrote about Germany and the supposed desire for more immigrants. France is having a huge problem with immigrants, the UK, Sweden, even Australia.
But, why are we having such a huge problem when the wound is self-inflicted? Each and every nation struggling with mass immigration can easily end the problem, but, we don’t! Why?
It isn’t complicated. It’s the same recipe for disaster as it’s always been …… the pursuit of money and power.
The US has a declining birth rate, as does most advanced nations. Indeed, before the encouraged mass migration of North Africans and Mid-Easterners to Europe, many nations in Europe had a negative birth rate. That is to say their populations were declining. So what? Some would say. Why would a declining population be a problem in a world where technology constantly replaces the need for more people? Well, it isn’t a problem with the exception of a couple of things.
The most important impetus for advocating an unfettered border in the US and most other Western nations is our addiction to chronic and perpetual deficit spending. In spite of the leftards liberal use of Keynes writings, even Keynes advocated getting back to spending less than or equal to what a government takes in. Deficit spending, by any measure of any noted and serious economist was always suppose to be temporary, if done at all. Debt requires interest payments, always. The more debt, the more interest payments, even if the interest rates are low, the more debt, the more in interest payments.
As a population declines, or, as the debt increases more than the population increases, the burden of sustaining the debt increases per person in said economy.
In the US, we’ve made so many promises and mortgaged our future for today, we can’t possibly service our debt (and allow it to continue to grow) without importing more tax payers! Well, most of the ones we import today don’t really pay many taxes. The immigrants we import are mostly a net negative on taxes paid vs benefits received. But, that can be said for nearly half of the people in the US, today. While the numbers are not exact, about 20% of the US population pays about 80% of the taxes. In other words, the people we are importing are necessary to service the people who service our debt. The imports’ services come in a variety of services, but, for the larger view, it’s simply a way to keep the people who service our debt comfortably able to service our debt.
Of course, it doesn’t have to be this way, it’s just that the people who do comfortably service our debt and the people (politicians they support) like it this way.
It works like this …… Politicians like to stay in power, they stay in power by providing for and gaining votes from people. Some big contributors to their election aspirations are people who require cheap labor. It’s a never ending cycle of continuous deficit spending. The US imports people in order to have our debt serviced. We increase our deficit spending to entice people to come here and vote for the people who made this happen. The wealthy love this and liberally donate to politicians who facilitate this. A beautiful example, but, certainly not the most important example of this relationship is Tyson Foods and the Clintons. Tyson Foods hires mostly illegals. It keeps the cost of labor down. They support their politicians who allow this. Eventually, the illegals bare voters. The friends and family of the illegals support the politicians who facilitated their lawlessness. And, they mindlessly support Tyson Foods …… among a plethora of many other companies. This allows for more servicing of debt, which allows for more deficit spending, usually directed at either the people who become dependent on the spending through day to day living, or the people who become dependent upon the deficit spending for their business to succeed.
Sadly, though, as Greece, Zimbabwe, and Venezuela (only the most recent) have demonstrated, this cannot be perpetual. At some point, the piper comes calling. One cannot invent value, without actually inventing something of value! One cannot just print it or simply fantasize it to be so.
While I realize this is a disjointed post, I will add this thought …..
Consider the US worker efficiency rate of late. That is to say, production per man hours worked. The rate has been dismal of late. Now consider Moore’s law which has held somewhat true since articulated. (Specifically, Moore’s law references the increase of computer processing power.) As we modernize our society, it reasons that worker efficiency should be a function of Moore’s law. Over the last several years, it has not been in the US, nor in many other places around the world.
Lastly, I pictured Trump in the post. This isn’t an endorsement of Trump. I honestly don’t believe he would understand what I just wrote. And, I know he has benefited from the arrangement I described earlier. That said, he’s brought the issue to the forefront. For that, he gets a “huzzah!” from me.