Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Immigration

It's a different world to the one that welcomed all-comers with open arms- the young USA and:

"Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

Those days are gone. It's a very different world now.

In those days the immigrant had to fit in and scratch for a living. Their new home and hope had no safety net- or the snare of- welfare. They got their heads down and worked hard to make a living.

Not anymore- and THIS is reason one as to why we cannot afford to take all-comers now. This is why they MUST apply and should only be permitted entry if they will not be a drain. We already have too much deadwood. We live in a welfare state- I don't like it, a thousand libertarians don't like it and I suspect quite a few others don't, either.

Unfortunately, we are stuck with this welfare black hole and the best we can do is to lobby to manage it. We need more immigrants on the dole like we need more revisionist history professors in our universities.

One way is to only allow immigrants who will be a net gain as soon as they land here.

Then there are the illegals.

They want to bypass the screening system, usually by emotional blackmail- often in the form of a leaky boat or by claiming to belong to some persecuted group. Surely there is empty land in Africa for them. I can't see any place here.

Finally- the colonists- they are not here to join our society. They are here to take over, make no mistake about that and they will play on our PC-faux guilt-tripping for all it is worth. If you don't believe me, spend some time reading the UK blogs.