Holding back the robotics age, the immigration industry is the new slave economy

Earlier, Armed with Knowledge explored the reasons for multiculturalism. Today we will cover one of the reasons in greater depth: the immigration-based economy.

In a number of ways, the immigration-based economy is similar to the 19th century slavery-based economy. The slavery-based economy had four features:

  1. a commercial sector that used slaves, which created jobs due to slave importation (slave-import operations) and helped entire industries put goods to market while minimizing their overhead;

  2. an export industry that generated wealth by distributing slave-produced goods and services;

  3. a government that protected the institution of slavery and made money off of it through sales tax revenue (on slave-produced goods) and income tax revenue (capitalizing on profits of industries linked to slavery); and

  4. a criminal element due to the certain aspects of the operation.

Today, the economy has the same four components:

  1. a commercial sector that uses immigrants to create jobs due to immigrant importation (ex: social services and law enforcement) and helps entire industries put goods to market which minimizing their overhead;

  2. an export industry that generates wealth by distributing immigrant-made goods and services;

  3. a government that protects the institution of immigration and makes money off of it through sales tax revenue (on immigrant produced goods) and income tax revenue (capitalizing on profits of industries linked to immigration); and

  4. a criminal element due to certain aspects of the operation.

Under both systems, the government had/has a highly-decisive role maintaining the system and monied elite finance or produce government elite who design policy that protects their choice institution. In some cases, these government officials made/make the laws; other times, they used/use the law to influence the laws that influence the system.

Concerning the law and government's protection of the slave economy, there is the following: in 1820, the Supreme Court of North Carolina affirmed that slaveowners could use violence towards their slaves (North Carolina vs. Mann). Later, with the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850, Congress passed an act that gave slaveowners the legal protection to retrieve slaves who crossed state lines. Finally, in the 1857 case Dred Scott vs. Landford, the Supreme Court held that slaves from Africa and their descendants could never become U.S. citizens. The decision cemented the commercial industry's control over the slave labour force, both in the present and the future. The decision empowered those who used slave labor, enabling them to punish those who tried to escape from, or disrupt, the slave economy.

Comparatively, laws and standards that prevent the interruption of the immigrant economy are in place. In the European Union, legislation is proposed by commercial sector lobbyists who sit in the driver's seat, called the European Commission. They have their sights on the predominantly poor population in Africa. They see a ballooning population that can contribute to the workforce that the commercial sector wants, producing goods/services for much less than the supply/demand market value and what a native European would accept. And, either way, their presence is flooding the labor market, driving down the cost of human labor due to its abundance. The leaders of the European Union propose immigrant quotas for each member state. European Union member states have been pressured to amend their citizenship laws because the arriving migrants may not have documents to prove their nationality, which would normally be a legal problem. Regulations concerning the free movement of peoples and preventing the interference with open borders are some of the ways that the European Union has taken control over affairs.

Now we will examine how world view is shaped to justify each institution. In the 19th century, Christendom had a firm place in European civilization. But, like all Semitic religions, Christianity permits, and merely regulates, slavery. The idea of the tribes and the story of the curse of Ham were part of the construct used to justify the economy of slavery.

In today's society, the education system and socio-spiritual impulses are shaped for the economy built on immigration to thrive. The new religion is one-world-ism, the belief that the differences within humanity are all stereotypes, that all people of all backgrounds may be capable of the same thing and that all the failings of immigration are either overstated or non-existent. Those who do not agree are treated as heretics and, instead of being told they will go to hell for rebelling against God, they are told that their ancestors were colonizers who built Auschwitz. Support for the immigration system is treated as atonement.

In the end, the economy built around slavery came to an end. Industrial development and machine-based industrial power signaled a transformation in whose assets generated the most wealth, and these elite did not need or want slaves. Railroad and industrial work required hundreds of helping hands, and it actually became less profitable to clothe, feed and house those whose labour was in demand than to pay out a salary which was barely suffice to take care of these needs. Those who perished due to workplace accidents or became ill due to overwork would have been a huge liability had they been owned by those they worked for. Nevertheless, those who were behind the economy built around slavery did not wish to adapt to the new age. Nor did they go quietly into the night. Ultimately, the region where the economy built around slavery succeeded and, when the forces of the U.S. failed to withdraw, the result was war.

Here, a parallel can be drawn to the present.  The rise of automation threatens to destroy many of the jobs which the monied elite, who have their hands in production and services, use cheap immigrant labour to carry out. But there are serious problems attached to this economy as well. The consequences pertain to the divergence of interests between the native and new populations, the open door shown to terrorists who wish to help establish the new Caliphate, education and integration costs and, finally, social system burdens when the migrants fail to work. As the problems with immigration continue to add up and the advances in robotics move forward, will those who have invested in the economy built around immigration entrench themselves like those who defended the economy built around slavery?