Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Is The White Working Class Being Replaced By Immigrants?

The notion that corporate globalization seeks to replace U.S. working class whites with workers from abroad is currently categorized by the corporate media as a paranoid conspiracy theory of white supremacists. Unfortunately for the professional talking heads, the idea has much wider currency than they would like us to believe. For example, Bill Kristol, formerly of the Weekly Standard, has flat-out stated that the poor quality of the stereotypical Trump voter makes such replacement necessary: 

"Look, to be totally honest, if things are so bad as you say with the white working class, don't you want to get new Americans in? . . . You can make a case that America has been great because every - I think John Adams said this - basically if you are in free society, a capitalist society, after two or three generations of hard work, everyone becomes kind of decadent, lazy, spoiled - whatever."  

New York Times columnist Bret Stephens is of a similar mind, writing following the 2016 elections: "So-called real Americans are screwing up America. Maybe they should leave, so that we can replace them with new and better ones: newcomers who are more appreciative of what the United States has to offer, more ambitious for themselves and their children, and more willing to sacrifice for the future. In other words, just the kind of people we used to be - when 'we' had just come off the boat." 

Stephens claimed to be writing ironically, but his conclusion made this difficult to believe: "We're a country of immigrants - by and for them, too. Americans who don't get it should get out."

In other words, if you think immigration rates are currently too high, or don't like the flouting of U.S. immigration law, you should get out. Whether one shares these concerns or not, clearly there are calls in the mainstream to replace working class whites with workers from abroad. So why the surprise, shock, and horror when angry whites march chanting, "You will not replace us"?

(quoted material from Victor David Hanson's, "The Case For Trump" pps. 59-61

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