Saturday, June 25, 2005

Brain Trust?

Here's a typical social discussion over at Mindfart Series forum. With the two exceptions of Fred Dungan and Harry Simenon the latter of The Netherlands. Most claim to be Christians in this group, but the majority are naive wingnuts. This is about immigration and of course the bible-thumpers are outraged, blowhards and conservative bandwagoners who just want Mexico to care for its own. Yeah right. Sure they should but reality dictates they won't so that lofty ideal is a moot overgeneralization fallacy. Wingnut pseudo-publisher Lynn Price rails on about her taxes and stretched services in California, but makes no mention that her vegetables are all picked by illegals. Maybe she should quit eating them in protest? What about the farmer that hires them or her neighbors who do to clean their overpriced houses? No mention of those painful stubborn facts is there?

Then there's the San Antonio writer who affirms all of the above fallacies. Of course she publishes him. His subject matter? He's a Jesus expert. In his own mind that is. Yeah a real compassionate conservative. Give me a break.

4 Comments:

Blogger Pearl_Dragon said...

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11:01 AM  
Blogger Mark said...

Thanks Pearl. I'll look into them as I've only got blogorama at present.

1:04 PM  
Blogger Peter L. Winkler said...

Mark:

There are 11 million undocumented immigrants in the US. That's far more than the number of illegal sharecroppers performing low-end agricultural jobs in California.

Decades ago, California had a guest worker program and it worked. We weren't flooded with illegals from Mexico and other third world countries.

The financial and infrastructural resources of this state are being stretched to the breaking point because we are absorbing and taking responsibility for Mexico's and Central America's underclass. Look at the LAUSD. New schools are being built, and not even enough, for hundreds of millions of dollars because of the influx of illegals and because they have much larger families on average than others. They are low wage earners, so they rely on Medicaid or the emergency room for medical care. The employers who exploit them don't provide benefits.

This is not sustainable.

3:56 AM  
Blogger Mark said...

Well Peter I can't say I disagree and since I'm in the LA County valleycare system I've witnessed it firsthand. I don't know where your figures come from though. I'm saying it's inevitable and pie-in-the-sky principles won't solve it. It's economics. Since when does this administration know anything about that? Cheap labor is what this outfit is about in every aspect of the economy. Guests? I doubt it. They'll overrun it and do the same thing as now.

Lean on the home countries would be a good start. We know their answer already I'm afraid.

11:01 AM  

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