People are pouring over our border, some of whom are just looking for hand-outs that we can’t even afford to provide our own, others are legitimately looking for work and are willing to work under the table well below minimum wage, further making it difficult for US citizens (particularly young people in need of entry-level jobs) to get hired. Which creates societal problems in and of itself.
Many who immigrate illegally end up spending little of the money they make here, choosing instead to live in relative poverty (hey, their choice) and send the rest of the money back to whatever countries they consider their homes.
Worth pointing out too that the majority pouring over our borders are young men from some very violent parts of Latin America, and unlike previous waves of (legal) immigrants, these by and large are refusing to assimilate.
There’s also the national security threat to consider. The media reported back in October that nearly 100 individuals with ties to Islamic terror groups were plotting to join the caravan as it crossed into Guatemala. Thankfully, they were apprehended and deported, but the sheer number that were attempting to cross at once is highly alarming.
Very bad people attempt to enter our country all the time. This is why we work with foreign governments to determine just who is coming here — and why Trump called a temporary halt on immigration from those seven Muslim-majority countries. (Their governments were refusing to cooperate. Worth noting also that Obama had been advised to do the same).
Now imagine people from terror-laden regions finding a way around such checks — hell, even abusing the system to suit their own ends.
We’ve been seeing a staggering number of people from Africa and the Middle East paying thousands of dollars for plane tickets to Mexico so they can illegally cross our border. They know that if they’re caught they can simply claim asylum, then disappear into the country and to hell with their hearings.
Hence the Trump administration’s new rules regarding immigration — which the SCOTUS has now upheld.
Our goodwill is being abused. According to sources Tim Pool has quoted, only 10% of the people who actually bother applying for asylum are even eligible. What about the people who are actually in need of it? Why should they be allowed to fall through the cracks? Is this fair to them? Is it fair to any of us?
There is absolutely a crisis at our border — this isn’t some “Republican talking point”. Hell, even Obama realized it, and he was far from lackadaisical when it came to illegal immigration.
It’s almost impossible to fire federal employees (particularly anyone who isn’t a cis white male), hence the use of “Turkey Farms” to move the incompetent and problematic to positions where they can cause the least amount of harm.
This is a step in the right direction, but what they REALLY need to do is dismantle the various diversity departments within the individual agencies. These are the people hiring on the basis of skin color and ethnicity.
These are the people dictating who is worthy of promotion to positions they know little to nothing about. They sit on committees, and the burden is on YOU to prove that you aren’t discriminating against all other possible candidates in your effort to promote a white male.
Misandry wasn’t made socially acceptable by feminists — it became so because men were afraid to stand up to sexism for of fear of being labeled misogynists.
I couldn’t care less about gender representation in the workforce — what matters is that people are not being discriminated against solely on the basis of their sex. And the reality is that sex discrimination has never been more institutionalized.
Women used to be denied opportunities due to naive social prejudices. Now men are denied opportunities because of quotas. Which is the greater evil?
I grew up in the wealthiest county in America. Doesn’t mean we were filthy rich (upper middle class), but I never lacked for anything that could be paid for in cash.
Most of my friends from junior high on came from extremely wealthy and/or influential families. Hardly any of it was “old” money — most of my friends had at least one parent or grandparent who came from a working-class family. Some of their parents immigrated here (legally) from impoverished nations. One even came here as a refugee.
Parents generally want their children to have the best things in life. These parents were no exception.
My friends were denied nothing. Many of them were given cellphones and credit cards before they were old enough to drive. 16th birthday present? New car was standard.
Most of my friends went off to expensive private colleges. Few of them lasted beyond the first couple of semesters.
The ones who did manage to finish college all have masters degrees in either social work or education. Make of that what you will.
Those who left school generally remained unemployed throughout their twenties, still living off of (but not with) their parents. Their parents paid their rent, their bills, and (unwittingly) for their drugs. A few of them were gifted townhouses or fancy condos.
They couldn’t find jobs because they never bothered to look. They advocated for universal healthcare because they knew it was only a matter of time before they’d be kicked off of their parents’ plans.
The girls got involved with left-wing activism early on because it was trendy to call yourself a feminist. The guys got involved much later (around the time of Occupy Wall Street) once they realized prestige couldn’t be siphoned off as easily as cash.
We were the kids who were told we could be whatever we wanted to in life — regardless of race, sex, sexual orientation, or ethnicity. We believed it, and we filled our heads with such wonderful dreams.
The part they left out was that those dreams wouldn’t simply be handed to us by some surrogate parental entity — we’d have to work towards them, and success is never a guarantee in life.
My friends aren’t stupid. A lot of them are highly-intelligent people. I think deep down they realize where they messed up, only the sense of shame is more than they can bear.
And so they fall back on their intelligence — see themselves as the enlightened, intellectual elite — as if IQ alone were something to be proud of. (I have far greater respect for a mentally-challenged individual who can hold down a job than I have for a worthless genius.)
Disagree with them and you are ignorant. Or bigoted. Or simply blinded by your own privilege (or by a lack thereof).
It’s far easier to blame one’s own failures on an oppressive, capitalistic, patriarchal system than it is to re-examine one’s own life choices. And it’s far easier to smear someone you disagree with as racist, sexist, homophobic, etc. than it is to address their ideas directly — particularly on issues of economics.
Which is why everyone right-of-left these days is automatically racist, sexist, homophobic, etc. — regardless of their race, sex, sexual orientation, etc.
Why Men Are Refusing to Work With Women:
When Childhood Meets Feminism:
I’m just going to have my kid start identifying as a girl.
He’ll be safer this way.