White to Black and Brown

Megan McArdle writes libertarian-skeptic commentaries of the continuing crack-up, and here she quotes honorary polar bear and Latino Jew Matt Yglesias on the easy choices of health care. (You protest, Matt, that you’re not one of them but on a dark street it doesn’t matter. Anti-racist pardo George Zimmerman is finding out it doesn’t even matter in a brightly-lit interrogation room or courtroom.)

Yglesias thinks immigration is an “easy” choice. I don’t think that will go so well; mainstream conservatives in Congress got the full heat of their voters when Bush tried it six years ago, although maybe they are ripe to be rolled now by Obama.

The deeper undercurrent of this though is that now government is largely involved in moving money from white to black and brown. This hasn’t been so much the case in the past, as government programs such as Medicare and Social Security largely benefited middle-class whites. The system made it clear to get their benefits, whites would have to accept this, but even welfare, affirmative action, and goverment employment didn’t add up to an unbearable burden.

Obamacare on the other hand increases insurance costs for people with jobs and health insurance to transfer money to people who don’t. Health insurance premiums are a huge amount of money. Rationalizing that immigration helps is even more crazy, because people know the cost that isn’t accounted for.

The presidential election made this pretty clear, and this racial conflict is going to become more overt as Obama gets more arrogant and hubristic.

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3 Responses to White to Black and Brown

  1. Ryu says:

    Good, good. I want to find out how to get free HUD, social security disability, food stamps, healthcare and whatever other goodies are out there. If I learn the secret I will tell all of you.

  2. Heil Hizzle says:

    If progressives cared about the poor or the homeless, they would protest more immigration, as it puts a strain on already-stretched public services which care for American indigents. If they cared about the environment, they would protest more immigration, as the degradation around the Rio Grande (as well as the rise of previously eradicated diseases like TB and Leprosy) is out of control. If progressives really wanted to sock it to the capitalistic plutocrat swine, they would protest more illegal immigration, since these globalists and their lobbying partners ensure a steady stream of bipartisan support for their schemes to make themselves richer. If progressives really cared about the working class, they would oppose more illegal immigration, since it undercuts the prevailing wage and causes a rise in unemployment for the semi- and unskilled labor markets.

    But clearly they care about none of these things.

    The most pathetic part is that the vast majority of people across a Left-Right spectrum want less immigration. I’ve seen the study floated by Roy Beck, Peter Brimelow, and a few other places, which shows that while something like 75% of the Fox News watchers want less immigration, even something like 55% of the NPR MSNBC crowd recognizes that something is wrong.

    This nightmare is being driven by a nexus of Republican contractor lobbyists (“white men with a weakness for cheap labor” as Pat Buchanan used to say), progressive lawyers and activists who want more voting booth fodder (even if they get a DUI and plow through a few Red Staters on their way to the poll), and ultra-rich paranoid Jews who feel more comfortable when the number of Goyim are reduced, thus lessening the chance of pogroms, expulsion, or extermination.

    If the Republicans run Marco Rubio in 2016, I vote that we make Obama dictator for life, so that we can at least make people angry enough to turn this cold war into a hot one.

  3. Heil Hizzle says:

    O/T but worthy of comment: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8nyyOVDq3I

    Obama Phone lady meets Alex Jones.

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