Saturday, June 15, 2013

Another Self-Hating American Catholic Convert

I, too, drank this same kool-aid soon after my conversion to the True Faith a decade ago — ‘Immigrants are more fertile,’ says Jeb Bush. "Immigrants are more fertile, they love families, they have more intact families, and they bring a younger population," etc., etc., blah, blah, blah.

I have serious doubts about those middle two points from personal experience, but the first and last are at least true, supporting his subsequent claim: "Immigrants create an engine of economic prosperity." Maybe so, but at whose expense? What about the jobless who are here?

"Cast down your bucket where you are," said immigration-restrictionist Booker T. Washington. Could the lack of intact families among poor black and white Americans have anything to do with the fact that fathers have no way to support their families, that they're being undercut by the importation of a cheap and exploitable labor force?

But American will not do these jobs! No, Americans will do these jobs, they will just ask for a decent wage. I myself worked in both agriculture and construction as summer jobs, alongside guys who were paid more and did the work full-time. No longer, probably, since the immigrants Mr. Bush lauds will work these jobs for far cheaper wages, being used to a much lower standard of living.

Higher up the pay-scale, in high-tech, H-1B visa-holders are held in indentured servitude by their employers, putting fellow American graduates in the STEM fields, who might get uppity and freely seek better jobs, at a disadvantage.

So what if many of these immigrants come from a nominally Catholic part of the world? Is it un-Catholic to look after your own? Tom Piatak, as he is wont to do, calls it like it is — Electing A New People.

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Blogger love the girls said...

"Could the lack of intact families among poor black and white Americans have anything to do with the fact that fathers have no way to support their families, that they're being undercut by the importation of a cheap and exploitable labor force?

But American will not do these jobs!"

Thank you for writing this. Immigrant labor is scab labor.

June 16, 2013 at 10:54 PM  
Blogger Mark in Spokane said...

The push towards this most recent immigration "reform" proposal is obviously devised by the elites in both parties to recraft the nation into something more to their liking. That is obvious.

Joshua, you need to be careful though. By embracing the view of immigration "reform" that you have, the ideologues in the libertarian movement are likely to cast you into the outer darkness. The libertarian dogma cannot abide borders -- borders are limiting to the untrammed expression of human freedom that the libertarian pseudo-religon has elevated as its highest good. You keep advocating for the good of our nation, and you will be expelled from that movement. Of course, if that happens, or if you realize that you aren't really a libertarian at all but are a good old paleo-conservative, there will also we room at the inn for you, with a seat by the fire, and a good book by Russell Kirk to help you slough off the libertarian chill.

June 17, 2013 at 1:19 AM  
Blogger Impossible Black Tulip said...

To me the spiritual element has always been primary. I can understand why a person from the developing part of the world would want to come Stateside rather than have to deal with who-knows-what in their home country (my parents left that behind in India). That said, I hate the idea of devout Catholics from the Philippines or elsewhere coming Our Lady of the Suburbs and losing their faith.

June 17, 2013 at 3:00 AM  

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