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Bloviating Zeppelin

(in-ep-toc'-ra-cy) - a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007


Everyone loves immigration. Everyone loves immigrants. Nationwide. Worldwide. Right?


The Pew Research Center released a poll October 4th which indicated:

The publics of the world broadly embrace key tenets of economic globalization but fear the disruptions and downsides of participating in the global economy. In rich countries as well as poor ones, most people endorse free trade, multinational corporations and free markets. However, the latest Pew Global Attitudes survey of more than 45,000 people finds they are concerned about inequality, threats to their culture, threats to the environment and threats posed by immigration. Together, these results reveal an evolving world view on globalization that is nuanced, ambivalent, and sometimes inherently contradictory.

Regarding globalization, the trend indicates:

There are signs that enthusiasm for economic globalization is waning in the West -- Americans and Western Europeans are less supportive of international trade and multinational companies than they were five years ago. In contrast, there is near universal approval of global trade among the publics of rising Asian economic powers China and India.

There was also very interesting recent news from Switzerland regarding immigration, in which recent national elections appear to be distilling down to immigration issues:

SCHWERZENBACH, Switzerland: The posters taped on the walls at a political rally here capture the rawness of Switzerland's national electoral campaign: Three white sheep stand on the Swiss flag, as one of them kicks a single black sheep away."For Greater Security," the poster reads.

Suddenly, the campaign has turned into a nationwide debate over the place of immigrants in one of the world's oldest democracies and over what it means to be Swiss.

Even Switzerland, the most limp-wristed of the limp-wristed in terms of immigration policies, finds itself discussing an issue publicly that, a short time ago, would never have been mentioned under one's breath in public.

But this kind of puts the capper on it all: if former Mexican President Vicente Fox praises our President Bush for anything, then I know Bush has it wrong. Witness:

NEW YORK (AP) - Former Mexican President Vicente Fox said Monday that the United States is letting racism dictate its policies, especially when it comes to immigration.

"The xenophobics, the racists, those who feel they are a superior race ... they are deciding the future of this nation," he said, without naming names, in an interview with The Associated Press.

In his first interview to promote his new book, "Revolution of Hope," Fox applauded President Bush's desire to pass an immigration accord that would allow more Mexicans to work legally in the U.S.

Folks, when you play the "Xenophobe Card" with Mexican immigration or the "Hitler Card" regarding most any other topic (with some very rare exceptions), then I simply tune you out. Consider Fox not just tuned out but off. In the US, for example, 92% of the people think our government should do more to minimize illegal immigration. That's not just clear, that's the electorate screaming at the tops of our voices.

Meanwhile, literally back at the ranch, Farmers in Fornicalia are threatening that, because of greater focus on illegal immigrants, their fields may stand to rot; my reply is: that's a temporary price to pay for greater security and CONTROL of our nation. And temporary it will be. Economics and employment abhor vacuums, like nature.

Growers said not only is the supply of workers getting smaller, but the federal guest worker program known as the H-2A Visa is too time-consuming.

I'm telling you, people, it's like I've written oh-so-many times:

  • With Demorats, it's about the VOTES = FREE VOTES
  • With Republicans, it's about the MONEY = CHEAP LABOR



Blogger Ranando said...

We're screwed.

The world is about to change in a big way.

Mon Oct 08, 08:14:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Demography IS prophecy.


Mon Oct 08, 08:20:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Mark said...

I hate to agree with you two,(I like to be more optimistic in general) but yeah, neither Democrats or Globalist Republicans (the kind who usually win nominations)will do a damn thing to stem the tide.

ya gotta love Mexican hypocrisy, they have the federales harass, steal from, and occasionally shoot at Guatemalans crossing their southern border, yet bellyache about us wanting to secure ours with a fence. the only way we will be able to keep our civilization is to control immigration and only let in those who want to be a part of OURS as is, and teach our children to love and respect the freedom we enjoy, and we are doing neither one. This does not bode well for the future.

Tue Oct 09, 05:27:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Mark: check the chart to see how friendly Mexico is to immigration.


Tue Oct 09, 06:12:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Mark said...

yeah, I know, they don't want uncontrolled immigration, but they do want uncontrolled emigration (of their poor, criminals, etc.). My point exactly. F*#king hypocrites! and our dumbass leaders on both sides support 'em. pricks.

where are we supposed to send OUR undesirables where they will send money back to us? France? I know, Howabout Iran?

Tue Oct 09, 11:50:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

I'm thinking someplace really attractive, like Liberia.


Tue Oct 09, 02:04:00 PM PDT  
Blogger A Jacksonian said...

You forgot the Elitist Republicans in that, too... the ones who denigrate folks in the US. Of course the educational system is also part of *that*. Mind you the other side can't even bring itself to define citizenship, so it is no wonders to them everything is equal.

Tue Oct 09, 02:44:00 PM PDT  

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