Atlantis wrote:@Potemkin, I defend the right of migrants to seek a better life. I know that the left hides its racism by pretending to defend the rights of migrants. Yet in reality, they hate the migrants, they want them to disappear somewhere you don't have to see them. You want their slave work, but not anywhere near your cozy home.
That is reprehensible. The open racism of the right is preferable to the closet racists of the left.
So let me get this straight. You think that the huge influx of immigration into the imperialist nations from the 1950s onwards, and the fact that such immigrants tend to be housed in ghettos on the peripheries of the cities which their labour services, is all the doing of "the left"? It had nothing at all to do with capitalism's need for cheap labour power and a more compliant working class in the aftermath of the Second World War? How did you arrive at that conclusion?
As long as migration is in the mutual benefit, there is no reason to stop it. We certainly shouldn't stop it because of the pent-up racism and the ideological aberrations of the left.
"Pent-up racism"? "Ideological aberrations"? Projection, much? Lol.
Anyways, most immigration in Europe is part of the heritage of colonialism. That's got nothing to do with the EU. The imperial powers had to take in people from the colonies.
No, they did not "have to" take in people from the colonies. They chose to do so for economic reasons
They didn't really want the immigrants,
Yes they did. Cheap labour and a compliant working class. What's not to like? Lol.
so they left them to their own devices in parallel societies. That's what's still causing all the problems today.
They tidied them away into ghettos. Which is what the bourgeoisie have been doing with the working class since the mid-19th century. The bourgeoisie didn't want to have to look at the results of their own capitalist exploitation. In Paris, for example, Haussmann cleaned up the streets, created the boulevards, and swept the working classes out of sight into ghettos, to create a more pleasant environment for his bourgeois paymasters. Were "the left" in charge then?
"Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." - Marx (Groucho)