MacKenzie Scott, (ex wife of Jeff Bezos) has recently been donating billions to charity (actually physically donating it, ie giving it away, not just announcing a future intention). So yes, its a nasty self interested world generally; but can we please take a minute to applaud this.
Over 250,000 illegal immigrants a month are currently streaming over the USA border. The USA, virtually alone among any functioning (for now) nation on earth, does not guard its border – you are simply allowed to walk across, are detained- then released. Its now estimated there are twenty million illegal immigrants in the USA, shortly to rise to thirty million with even more on the way.
This invasion is being cheered on by both sides of politics- the Democrats (the elites and silicon valley billionaires that run it and fund it love cheap labor and piously preach anti-racism as a way of silencing any discussion of migration) and the Republicans (they love cheap labor straight up). The media are basically ignoring the invasion, because they love it too.
The real losers of this disastrous policy are the American citizens themselves. Whatever weak recovery in the US job market going on now is about to be completely crushed by this cheap worker invasion. The piffling pay rises recently of one or two percent are about to be completely destroyed by a tide of cheap illegal labor dragging wages for everyone (even white collar people) down to unprecedented lows.
Ordinary Americans have been almost totally silenced and intimidated on this issue by the elite media, who scream ‘racism!’ and jump on any American citizen who suggests that, maybe, just, it might be a good idea to enforce the country’s borders; given that the rule of law is meant to apply, and if you dont have borders, you dont have a country. The sneering at the wall is the equivalent of sneering at a homeowner who insists on locking his door.
Of course, the real racists here are the elites (and the media) pushing open borders. They couldn’t give a stuff about the immigrants, except in the most vile way imaginable- they want to exploit them. The same way they get housekeepers for a dollar a day, the same way they get compliant, silent, submissive tech workers on H1B visas working 100 hours a week for $9 per hour (and pretty much have a ‘no citizens’ hiring policy in silicon valley), they are chomping on the bit to exploit these illegal immigrants. Of course, there are other, darker forms of ‘after hours’ exploitation that employers also likely want – but, lets not go there.
Ordinary Americans MUST stand up against their sneering ‘we know whats good for you’ slavemaster elites demanding an open border. A wall should proceed, but more importantly, the border should be enforced (the same way it is enforced in virtually every other country). The elites in the US have now openly turned against the 99% of the legal population – denying them the right to work, denying them fair competition, demanding their country and standard of living be abolished so they can have their wage slave replacements imported. The middle class is a just a memory now for most Americans. America is being invaded and the elites are cheering them on. Will Americans stand up against them?
Quick update (23rd June2021). Nope, this is not the ‘Fox Agenda’. Yes, Fox News (thankfully) is the only media organization paying attention to the border, but its mainly as a way of criticizing Joe Biden; their concern for the worker is wafer thin (in fact it doesn’t really exist). The real issue here is that open borders is an attack on every worker in the US.
I thought the purpose of journalism was to investigate and write about issues. By writing about these issues, governments are held to account, corruption is uncovered and society works better.
Unfortunately, thats not what happens. The journalists quickly discover that the more they can make it about themselves, the more they can leverage their ‘brand’ to get more attention and a pay rise, (maybe even their own show or two?).
So they turn everything into a circus. They focus on personalities (which also puts the focus on themselves and their ability to gossip), ‘leadership challenges’ (note not policy discussions- but rather who gets to be the leader issuing press releases or reading the autocue), ‘background briefings’ where they quote gossip leaked to them by media mates about nothing. When they do discuss policy, its either completely irrelevant crap that economic elites don’t care about – (the republic, gay marriage), or its immigration (journalists universally support it, as it fits with economic elites’ interests).
This is not so bad with the commercial media, where someone else is paying the bill; and viewing is optional.
But its really sticks in my craw to see the ABC paying Annabel Crabb, its chief political reporter, 500k of taxpayer money, our money, a year, to produce, well, crap. Shows like ‘Kitchen Cabinet’ or her idiotic ‘back in time shows’ etc.
Corruption is thriving in Australia. Ministerial standards have collapsed, there are land deals, monopolies like PEXA being set up with ministerial mates, corrupt privatizations of land registries, massive inequality, exploitation of visa slave workers (which the press gallery cheer on), treasurers undertaxing miners by sixty billion then going to work for them, etc etc.
And clowns like Annabel ignore all that to make stupid shows about nothing. Which wouldn’t be so objectionable except for the fact she is held up as a political reporter who reports from politics, with Parliament house as her backdrop, and politicians talking, but never really about the issues. So she feeds the argument that politics are being reported on, wheras what we’re given is just trivia about nothing. Basically the ABC are saying ‘that’s all folks!’
Why oh why can’t our press report about the issues?
Back in the real world:
The WA treasurer, who’s job it is to tax the miners in that state, refused to lift mining royalties from their lousy 5% rate. Increasing them to a proper rate would have raised them by fifteen billion dollars a year over his four year term.
He’s now walked off to get a lucrative board position – at one of the major mining companies! Kudos for Crikey for actually reporting the real story here. And Michael West news for also reporting on it.
The main press gallery, of course, missed the real story and ignored the obvious issue of politicians going through the revolving door to work for the people they regulate and (under) tax.
Oh well, its only sixty billion dollars in lost revenue total over four years. There’s 2.77m people in WA, so that means every single resident has lost $21,660.
When will we get a proper media in this country that actually writes about stuff like this going on under our noses?
The non stop emotive campaign by the media and the elites for the ‘Biloela family’ (a bunch of proven fake asylum seekers who went to a rural town (got jobs (ie took them off someone else for a lower wage) which automatically deemed them ‘wonderful’ and ‘hard working’) and now demand to stay, despite being repeatedly proven to be liars and fake refugees, really is something.
Every day there is an emotive photo of them crying, or holding little hand painted signs, notably on ABC/Fairfax, to create the false impression there is a general community support for them to stay. Its a shame they cant show the little smirks on their faces in private when they think about the con they are perpetuating by pretending to be genuine refugees. They wont mention how the father simultaneously claimed to be ‘in hiding’ in Sri Lanka from the authorities during the war there, while in fact jetting in and out of Colombo airport (during wartime!) to work overseas (and the fact that, oddly, he didn’t mention this until confronted with the evidence of it). He had no qualms about ‘persecution’ when he was jetting in and out of Sri Lanka.
And its also a pity they wont show the four real refugees facing starvation or death who will be kept out of Australia as a result of this family’s fraud. Also a shame we can’t fast forward to the future, when this family, citizenship obtained despite not meeting the rules, start loudly demanding to bring out their extended family, or their sick elderly relatives to dump in our hospital system at our expense. After the family sponsorship and chain migration is enforced, we’re likely up for about 80 extra folks to emigrate here. After all, it would be racist to resist…
Or as someone said, what is the point about having rules about refugees when everyone’s just allowed to break them and stay anyway? (provided the media run an emotive campaign for you).
But whats really driving this emotive and total media campaign (when you get behind the useful-idiot ‘look at me’ virtue signallers at the front of it), is of course, far nastier. Its to ‘frame’ all debates about immigration to be about race and refugees (noting the irony of course that this family are fake refugees). This automatically puts everyone who questions unlimited population growth, or the growth of visa slave guestworker schemes on the defensive as automatic ‘racists’. And the media and business elites can then get what they want- a cheap overseas worker slave system which guts wages and living standards. They couldn’t give a stuff about refugees (that’s why they are endorsing fake ones). And of course the arguments against the exploitation of visa slaves, and against ever rising population have nothing to do with race. Its the visa slave immigration lobby that are the real racists.
In fact, ironically, the real racists here are the media and business elites demanding visa slaves as they have a deeply held belief they have the right to import cheap foreign labor to do with as they please. These elites wouldn’t be out of place in 1850s southern USA – they have the same arguments. The immigrants (slaves) should be happy to have a job, they are naturally suited to the outdoor work etc, their masters are beneficial, slavery (visa work) is natural!. And, above all, holy of holies, it keeps wages down!
Sometimes I wonder if the journalists who spout all this pro immigration crap on the Fairfax website or ABC could just be replaced with bots saying ‘we need to restart immigration’, ‘skills shortage’ etc etc endlessly. It wouldn’t be any more cliched, forced (and obviously pushed by management) than the rubbish they already spout.
We need to stand up to this fake, lying manipulative campaign by our media elites, which is designed to push cheap foreign labor (and nothing else) and which is racist to the core. The same way it was demanded of us to fling open the borders to Indian travellers (over half of which who tried to board flights who were infected) so that we could give our lives and have outbreaks to make the media elites happy, we must stand up against the lies of the pro slavery lobby.
As we are shoved into ever more crowded cities and forced to live as slumdogs, as we are replaced by $3 per hour visa slaves, as we rent (as we are not allowed to buy houses anymore), as our hospitals (that we paid for from our taxes) collapse from overcrowding , as we are told that we are ‘racist’ for questioning any of this, and as our elites sneer at us from their overpaid ABC TV shows, or university visa factory admin careers, soon we will shout ‘enough’!
Well, at least the elites are now being honest with us.
For years, the media/political elites told us that immigration didn’t lower wages, that there were critical ‘skills shortages’ that had to be filled (longer term we need to retrain but in the short term we need special visa workers etc etc).
Fast forward to now with Covid, with wages rising and (shock horror) ordinary Australians getting jobs and the script is thrown away. Suddenly, the elites are all demanding immigration- they dont even pretend its for skilled workers anymore, they want cheaper trolley collectors and nightclub workers. At least the sneering, open bias of our elites for bonded visa labor is out in the open. It was always about cheaper labor, but above all, bonded labor.
It should be remembered there are two types of pro immigration lobbies. The first are the ‘rising tide lift all boats’ people- the property developers, retailers,who want higher population These people are greedy and wrong (Higher pop doesn’t add any more jobs that are taken, migrants-shockingly also age as well. Oh and they tend to occupy houses, pushing up rents and prices).
But far more powerful and vicious, are the bonded labor lobby. These are the people who benefit from visa workers who are tied to jobs- the farmer getting immigrant fruit pickers on $3 per hour, the nightclub owner getting ‘skilled workers’ who can’t quit if they are exploited etc etc, because the penalty for them stopping work is deportation. The employers here have far far more at stake than just generally more people – their whole business model is built on exploitation. They are therefore better known as the slave lobby – the literal slave owners of modern Australia.
Obviously, the commercial media swallow the lies of the slave lobby unquestioningly. But whats far more shocking and vicious is the way the taxpayer funded ABC wholeheartedly supports them. Every week, there is a lying article from ‘ABC rural’ slandering Australians as being too weak to work on farms, and how we desperately needed a bonded labor slave scheme. We’ve even had disgusting articles about how the farmers should help design their own scheme (as if that wont lead to exploitation!)
Ironically, of course, if anyone questions this they are labelled, immediately by our media as ‘racist!’. Our media love to be all modern and progressive by championing higher migration and visa slaves, when all it does is richen their property/university advertisers/farmers and distribute wealth upwards, while destroying the slaves themselves. And how could you be more racist than to import a bonded visa slave with a boss having total control over their body and what that really means. This is vile, 1850s America stuff and the media cheersquad, particularly the ABC, should be ashamed.
We already have two million non citizen workers in Australia. People who have to do what they are told, who are paid $5 per hour in cash, who have to submit to every demand of their employer. We literally now have a class of slaves, cheered on by our sneering media elites (and the greedy slave labor lobbies behind them).
The change in our culture from this bonded labor shift has been profound. Recently, in Melbourne with the toxic storage factory fires, it emerged these toxic dumps were staffed by visa immigrants (and they had been threatened into silence with the threat of deportation). They had chemicals poured on them, their lives destroyed. This is what we’ve come to now. Get paid $5 an hour if your lucky and be doused in chemicals- and if you dont like it you will be deported. We now have a class of workers who literally have no rights but deportation if they displease their owner/employer-master., Slaves working in our midst, just like 1850s USA. Its appalling. The filthy racist vision of our unlimited immigration, visa slave driving ABC and commercial media.
At what point does this start to completely transform our labor market. If its 15% of adult workers being visa slaves now, what of when it rises to 30%, then finally more than half? The slave drivers want no limit to their slaves, and the govt. is cheering them on. White collars have been ok for a while, but now they plan slave bonded visa labor for all sectors even management and professionals!. Will journalists be replaced by slave visa workers? Here’s a link that discussed that. No member of the middle class (what is left of it) is safe from being handed over to slave labor.
It also ironic that the ABC, which never misses an opportunity to report the most biased feminist angle on virtually every story, bends over backwards to cheer on slave labor; leading to exploitation of women a hundred times worse. Lets not get into too much detail here, because thats a very upsetting topic. The ABC should be ashamed.