Monday, August 13, 2018


I'm always surprised when quaint people tell me that there is some difference between these. In my experience, not so much. There is little difference because they're all exactly the same. You play ball or you get whacked. You got your international socialists, your socialists and your national socialists. Not one of them believes a word of the Constitution applies to anybody except them. With them you have no rights at all and they get to push you around until you die. I'm sick of them all.

One of the confusing things is that the fringe on the right is almost universally declared to be nazis by those on the left and in the middle. They get that label primarily because they're sick and tired of immigration and demonstrate and march about it. What they want is to be left alone and yet to say that is to be condemned. In the slick new society of those on the left and in the middle, to demand to be left alone is to be a national socialist and white supremacist. I'm not sure how that follows.

One of the brighter lights remarked that the Republicans in Congress now have a chance to show the people what they're made of and stand firm against the flood of illegal aliens. American workers finally have the upper hand because employers need more workers. First rule of economics: Price is set by demand. If they need workers they have to pay more to get them and keep them. Everywhere I go these days I see help wanted signs in the windows of employers. That's a good thing!

The flood tide of people who will work for peanuts and live 50 to a house keeps American wages down and has suppressed wages for over 40 years and yet Congress fails to see that and keeps letting millions more people into the country. They don't work the jobs Americans won't, they work for less than Americans could demand and drive down wages everywhere.

The wage suppression doesn't just apply to illegals from south and central America. Congress keeps upping the number of tech worker visas for workers from India and other places with degreed workers willing to work for peanuts compared to Americans which is why Silicon Valley has now become an Indian (dot not feather) jobs fair.

There is a kind of person that created wealth and jobs and opportunity for Americans. You only ever hear about them now as they are described by the three groups above. That's too bad.
Throughout history, poverty is the normal condition of man. Advances which permit this norm to be exceeded — here and there, now and then — are the work of an extremely small minority, frequently despised, often condemned, and almost always opposed by all right-thinking people. Whenever this tiny minority is kept from creating, or (as sometimes happens) is driven out of a society, the people then slip back into abject poverty.
This is known as "bad luck.”
                                                      -Robert A. Heinlein.

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