Saturday, November 24, 2007

Immigration REALITY

Tucson, Arizona. The Arizona Daily Star printed an excellent AP piece regarding the reality of the $1.7 B immigration industry in Arizona. What a shocker that we have an entire set of colluding car rental firms, hotels, and other money makers organized in the smuggling business.

In an interesting inquiry, if we were to rank countries on a scale of self-knowledge, i.e. honest with itself, I don't know who would win. Canada? Sweden? More likely is some primitive tribe on an island no one knows about. Even casual observation quickly concludes the United States is one of the most self-deluded nations on planet, a population numbed senseless by non-news and the stupidest television programming in the history of the species.

In 2000, Steven Soderbergh directed Traffic addressing the utter bankruptcy and farcical nature of the War on drugs. It's a lie. Another lie, simply shifting the product from drugs to people, gives us the immigration question. Naturally, when the smuggled product is a human being, the conversation becomes more complex. Unlike heroin or marijuana, we can hate people.

Both conversations collide politics and economic reality. In a remarkable show of hypocrisy, we cling to the outdated ideas of Adam Smith's invisible hand making the best decisions regarding health care or education yet we abandon those principles regarding immigration or narcotics. Let's trust the good company to charge a fair price for the diabetic needing insulin, but by god, if the SOB wants heroin, we should and can control the situation, a staggering charade applying equally to immigration.

Addressing REALITY, people come here illegally because they get what they seek. If they didn't, they wouldn't. Manuel stays in Zacatecas. Jose moves north illegally. Months pass and they compare notes. Manuel packs his bags.

While a mediocre film, Jurassic Park captures the distinction masterfully: Nature finds a way. Until one grasps the REALITY that companies earn $1.7 BILLION+ providing the infrastructure for AN INDUSTRY, one does not understand immigration or how to address it. Both STRIVE and DREAM made sense and acknowledge the value of those here and absurdity of assembling the resources to oust them.

(These people were WORKING.) The powerful inquiry involves not who earns the $1,700,000,000 each year importing immigrants. The powerful inquiry involves WHO PAYS THEM. Where does the money come from? My parents visited Tucson awhile ago, and over a good cigar with others my father noted that in Cincinnati, Ohio, all of the roofers were Mexicans. Legal?

Cincinnati, Ohio.

The clock is ticking on a bill in Arizona that can shut an entire business down if it can be shown they've hired an illegal immigrant. Jim Click and many other business owners are more than a little upset about this. I doubt Jim has much to fear, but small and medium sized businesses face a possible nightmare. Stupidity is brewing.

7 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

In an interesting inquiry, if we were to rank countries on a scale of self-knowledge, i.e. honest with itself, I don't know who would win. Canada? Sweden? More likely is some primitive tribe on an island no one knows about. Even casual observation quickly concludes the United States is one of the most self-deluded nations on planet, a population numbed senseless by non-news and the stupidest television programming in the history of the species.

YES. CREATIVE THINKING, X4MR.

11/24/2007 3:14 PM  
Anonymous The Navigator said...

Come on, x4mr.

SCOTLAND. It's the scotch.

You should know that.

11/24/2007 3:28 PM  
Blogger Dustin said...

clearly not scotland, if they were honest with themselves, they would understand that scotch is not good.

11/26/2007 7:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm hoping it shuts down a few businesses. Maybe the rest will get the picture.

11/28/2007 4:31 PM  
Anonymous uk visa said...

The war on drugs costs over $300 a year for every man, woman and child in the US.
Let's say it's $600 a year per tax payer.
I don't think there are many people who'd argue that the war on drugs is won.
Are you happy to pay another $600 a year on a war on illegal immigration?

11/29/2007 10:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

$600 is a bargain.
I'd be happy to pay more.

12/01/2007 2:37 PM  
Blogger Saxa said...

If illegal immigrant deportations equaled half the number of drug arrests, I would gladly pay $600 per year.

12/12/2007 11:05 PM  

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