A few regulars to this blog has e-mailed this blogmeister, asking yours truly to justify my support of the unionization of illegal alien workers with my statements opposing hard or soft amnesty, and restoration of pre-1965 “National Origin” (i.e. race-based) rules of legal immigration.
Here’s the thing.
I know the way the world should be, and I know what I would do if I had enough power. I also know that I don’t have that kind of power, or any real political power for that matter, so my ideas are moot for the time being. Under the mutually understood constraints of the current political climate, therefore, I will advocate things and issues that might be diametrically opposed to my ideals, either because we are better off with those expedient ideas being implemented versus the other legitimate options, or the expedient ideas will further the case of my real ideology in a Machiavellian sense.
As an example, I’m opposed to income taxation on a philosophical basis. Income taxation lends itself to evasion, and its fundamental structre lends itself to abuses by Federal taxing authorities and Federal law enforcement. However, actually eliminating Federal income taxation is not a legitimate idea at this time, so within the real constraint of there being some level of income taxation, I’m for low rates of taxation and as few deductions/loopholes as possible, though that literally contradicts my “no income taxation at all” ideal.
If it were up to me, the question of unionizing illegal alien workers would be moot, because illegal aliens would not be here.
However, it is perfectly and painfully obvious that, for the next several years, we won’t have a political system that will implement a modern version of Dwight Eisenhower’s Operation W*****k. In fact, depending on how next month’s elections turn out, we may see wholesale hard amnesty for illegal aliens next year.
With that having been made clear, whatever we advocate has to be based on the temporal reality that about 36 million and rising illegal aliens currently reside in the United States of America, and will continue to do so.
We know why they’re here, and we know why there’s no serious political legs on any movement to deport them and to prevent them from coming. That is because they’re cheap labor for big business and even some smaller businesses.
There’s the real force behind the immigration issue.
If illegal aliens were to unionize and start demanding high wages, good benefits packages and humane working conditions, they would no longer represent a cheap and docile slave labor advantage to big business. When that happens, big business would then take the wind out of the sails of the amnesty and open borders kooks, though that does not necessarily mean they would be putting wind in any of our sails. However, the disparate impact of their defunding the open borders left/neocon right would be that our side could beat them to the finish line, and actually see our real ideas come to fruition.
Keep this hypothesis in mind while you read this article:
HOUSTON (AP) — A group of illegal immigrants who worked for Wendy’s International Inc. is suing the restaurant chain because the company fired them after discovering it had missed a deadline for joining a federal program that would have helped them attain legal status.
I support those illegal aliens and their lawsuit against Wendy’s. The fact that they were illegal aliens and working for Wendy’s means that Wendy’s probably hired them (illegally so) knowing full well that they were illegal aliens to begin with. The reason Wendy’s would do such a thing is that because they knew illegal alien workers would be easy to exploit, in terms of low wages, dangerous working conditions and long working hours, all to keep from being deported (though we know their fears of being deported are mostly unfounded).
It should also be an easy answer to why Wendy’s concealed the information about the “federal program that would have helped them attain legal status” away from the illegal alien workers. If they were to become legal, they wouldn’t feel any need to slave away inside of Wendy’s restaurants for sub-minimum wages.
While it’s not the same thing as wholesale unionization, if illegal aliens would start to assert what are otherwise the rights and privileges of citizens against those businesses and institutions that only want their cheap and docile work, then they’ll soon not be cheap and docile, meaning that Wendy’s and many other businesses will start to defund the pro-immigration left wing of American politics.