2 years, 9 months ago
General David Petraeus, the former CIA director and head of the international forces in Afghanistan (ISAF), has today said that the United States is suffering deeply because of partisanship, and said that the country needs immigration reform.
Gen. Petraeus was speaking on the “After America, What?” panel at the Centre for Policy Studies’ Margaret Thatcher Liberty Conference at the Guildhall in the City of London.
“After America comes North America,” he said, discussing how Canada, the United States and Mexico are set to be a formidable force together, “notwithstanding Mexico’s rule of law issues”.
We’ve discussed it many times before. The alleged need for immigrants pertains to the desires of corporations to have low paid workers. It doesn’t enrich you or me, it enriches the rich (heads of corporations, boards of directors, and so on).
Here’s how it works. It helps the corporate bottom line by forcing the middle class to pick up the tab for medical care, which burden happens largely on the backs of nurses in emergency rooms (my daughter is a nurse in an ER), with medical insurance premiums escalating in order to pay for the service. Food stamps (so called SNAP) also factor into the calculus, as well as driver’s insurance (for uninsured motorists coverage).
It isn’t that there is no cost for low paid workers. It’s that the cost is borne by the middle class as welfare to corporations and the wealthy. The GOP is connected at the hip to such interests in terms of money, while the Democrats are connected in terms of future voters. With such powerful interests at stake, it should be obvious why the Southern border is a sieve and illegals are left in the country unmolested.
But Petraeus is at least honest, admitting what many of the politicians don’t want to confess. They see America more as an idea, or an endless checkbook, rather than a place with people and borders. The idea they cherish is one of wealth propagation among the elite (for the GOP), or power in perpetuity (for the Democrats). The idea of the constitution has long ago lost its appeal.
Petraeus advocates “immigration reform,” but he refers to North America as America’s replacement, almost as if it’s a foregone conclusion rather something he needs to advocate. But such a thing will bring about the end of the middle class as we know it.
With trillions of dollars in unfunded liabilities, a behemoth socialized medical system (with millions of new immigrants added to the rolls), and a fiat money system which existence relies on the printing presses, the system cannot go on for much longer.
North America. Increasingly it will take on the face of gang members. Welcome your newest neighbor – affiliates of MS13. They think you owe them a living. Said one of them.
‘You’re going to let me go, just like you let my mother go, just like you let my sister go. You’re going to let me go as well, and the government’s going to take care of us