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jessupjonesjnr87 wrote:I've always said it, the liberals are blindly being led into helping create a new slave class.
Sivad wrote:They're not blindly being led into it, they're enthusiastically promoting it.
Sivad wrote: They love all the cheap labor, they've just deluded themselves into thinking it's not really exploitation. They tell themselves that five bucks an hour in a developed country is a lot better than zero bucks an hour in some shithole so really they're doing these people a huge favor.
Thomasmariel wrote:I think that both the terms immigrant and working class should be banned; and if not banned, then everyone on the planet should just be called those two names
blackjack21 wrote:I've argued the opposite: the liberals are creating a new slave class, and if you disagree with them you will be called a racist.
Yeah. I agree. Calling everyone who doesn't go along with it a "racist" is a dead giveaway that it is a scam.
They know full well that it is exploitation. They have simply bought all the poor voters in the US with welfare so that they don't have to work. Now, they want a labor force to do the work that isn't eligible for welfare.
That way, we won't be able to detect exploitation when it occurs. Way to go!
Sivad wrote:Neoliberals now want to extend the benefits of indentured servitude to all Americans. In a recent article for Politico, University of Chicago law professor Eric Posner proposes implementing a "visas between individuals" program that would allow working class assholes to sponsor immigrants who would work for them in exchange for a visa.
Rancid wrote:Wouldn't this system depress wages even further for the poorest already here?
Thomasmariel wrote:If the words immigrant and working class aren't used, exploitation won't be possible; exploitation depends on the words existing
blackjack21 wrote:This sounds like the childlike fantasies of a Maoist that still doesn't understand why communism doesn't work. The words "immigrant" and "working class" didn't exist before the nation state and the Industrial revolution respectively. Are you saying that there was no exploitation until nation states arose? Are you really that naive? Serfs were exploited, but they were not considered "working class" or "immigrant." Exploitation is a physical process with physical results. What words you use to describe the process is entirely secondary.
Thomasmariel wrote:If the word immigrant is correct - as seems to be your point - then should Donald Trump be called immigrant by all other people (and by other people I mean the planet's 7 billion population)?
blackjack21 wrote:No. My point is that banning a word means that you criminalize people who use the word. Essentially nothing else changes. If you really believed that sort of thing, you would just ban the word "injustice" and suddenly all injustice would simply disappear.
I propose we raise the voting and the age of majority to 25 years.
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