The Underlying Cause of
not an expert in demographics but it seems we are
ignoring an important point in this debate. Lets
look at it simply. Democrats generally tend to favor
illegal immigration because of the potential votes
involved. But why do Republicans turn a blind eye?
It seems that business needs cheap labor, and illegal
immigrants are willing to work long hours in tedious jobs
for little pay. If all businesses had only legal
American workers they would have to raise salaries,
perhaps putting themselves out of business in the
process. So with Democrats its political,
with Republicans its economic; votes and revenue;
power and money.
Taking advantage of new immigrants for votes has been
standard operation for Democrats, but more peculiar is
the Republican response. It is imperative that we
ask this question: Why are illegal workers necessary for
What did American businesses do before their dependence
on illegal immigrants, and what has changed? This is the
question that needs answering. Allow me to build up
to one that I think needs serious consideration.
Capitalist economies need an underclass. There is
no profit if all workers are paid plentifully. At
its infancy the economy of this nation was built upon the
backs of slaves.
After realizing this was dehumanizing to both slaves and
the nation, we turned to another type of underclass,
children. Many children worked long hours of
drudgery in the height of the industrial
revolution. After realizing that childhood should
be for children, creating child labor laws to protect
them, we turned to adolescents.
Teenagers seemed to be the perfect underclass. Providing
low paying jobs to teens was neither dehumanizing nor
degrading. They were content with little pay for
entry-level jobs, making some money while pursuing other
things. Workers were happy, management was happy, and the
economic problem seemed to be solved. For such
businesses and Americas economic health,
adolescents were their answer.
So what has changed in the past generation? Why are
illegal immigrants now seen as necessary to fill these
positions that American adolescents used to have?
What happened to our natural underclass that allowed
Americas economic engine to prosper?
In the 1960s, minors under 18 comprised 36% of the
population; in 2003 that number went down to 25%. It may
not seem like much, but it illustrates the drastic change
of the American family of the past that normally had
four, five or six children to the American family of the
last three decades with its 1.8 children. For the
first time in history, the size of the American family
dropped dramatically without rising again. Children
of the 50s, 60s and 70s who are running
businesses today simply do not have enough young
Americans to fill the menial jobs that keep their
businesses afloat. Illegal immigrants are now seen
as the answer to filling this gap.
This brings us to our final inquiry: What interrupted
this natural demographic rhythm that worked so well in
the past? Why all of a sudden are American families
producing 1.8 children, resulting in the great social
imbalance whose reverberations were just beginning
to feel with Social Security and illegal immigration
As we started valuing money over life, measuring quality
of life with material things and vacations rather than
children, what was it that enabled American and European
families to have their 1.8 children, giving rise to a
culture that makes inevitable the eventual disappearance
of Western Civilization as we know it? What was the
The answer is so simple that only a society blinded by
and addicted to the sexual revolution and resultant
culture of death could be unable to see it.
Contraception. The popularization of contraception gained
by The Pill in the 1960s got the ball
rolling. It won a major victory for the selfish
dimension of our human nature by enabling us to choose
money over persons and self over love.
By ignoring the possibility that this would come back to
bite us in many ways, including the bite of social and
economic imbalance, America now must pay the price.
If this country depends on non-citizens for her national
survival and well being, she will slowly lose her
self-identity. Meanwhile, Arabs in Europe and
Hispanics in America have been procreating at very
healthy rates. As the Euro-American world dies off,
we can not blame foreigners or immigrants for this
self-destruction. The Western world, as John Paul
II once said, has lost its will to live. And I will
humbly add to that, The Pill has become the new fruit of
the forbidden tree (
if you partake of it you
are surely doomed to die. ~ Genesis
2:17). Not only did it give rise to the abortion
culture, 60 million of whom would have taken those
undesirable jobs that Americans dont
want, but it has lead Western man to a slow,
When man violates the natural law, there are always
consequences to be paid.So while you scratch your head
wondering why politicians, both liberal and conservative,
continuously do nothing about the danger of illegal
immigration, especially in a post-9/11 world, perhaps you
now have another perspective on its underlying cause.
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