Contendahh posted:direstraits posted:Contendahh posted:
To reiterate: Which PARTY conspires? Which PARTY "...just change[s] tactics. Which PARTY "...Import[s] their [emphasis added] slaves including children for cheap labor and pedophiles from south of the border." Where is the HQ of Democratic Slave Traders? The central theme of your initial post was to blame Democrats. You have not been able to do that.
Democrats are reverting to type – founding a neo- Confederacy. California is the new South Carolina. Add, Oregon, Washington state and Hawaii to complete the set. New York state and the New England states are the new border states like Missouri, Kentucky and Maryland were.
The old confederacy possessed a small extremely wealthy class, a tiny middle class, slaves and large numbers of whites and free blacks in poverty. The cotton plantation owners and factors such as Lehman Brothers, who traded in cotton, made up the wealthy class. The small middle class included doctors, lawyers, larger shop owners and few others that catered to the wealthy. Slave labor depressed the wages of most others.
California’s wealthy class are mostly those in IT, show business and a few industries. Lawyers and doctors, who cater to the aforementioned, form the upper middle class. The wealthy use imported labor to depress IT wages at one end and unskilled labor to keep their lawn, mansions and such, well manicured and spick and span – mimicking slavery of old. Use of such depresses the wages of a dwindling middle class. Add, rising taxes and either those in the middle class become poor or leave the state. California has 12 percent of the nation’s population. But, one-third of the homeless and one-third of those on welfare. Again, a modern version of the old confederacy, complete with rebellious state governments.
Labor, whether migrant or other, hired for an agreed-upon work product and wage is not enslaved labor. That Beverly Hill yard man can walk away from his celebrity employer's shrubbery beds and Dichondra lawn any time he wishes and no one will be sent to retrieve him and return him to be flogged and shackled in chains to work for free. But if such should be attempted, the perpetrator(s) could be justly accused of unlawful restraint. Escaped antebellum slaves enjoyed no such protection from Ole Massa's retrieval initiatives. Not a heckuva lot of "mimicry" there, dire, in that most critical and fundamental aspect of slavery, namely ownership of one human being by another.
As to the alleged founding of a neo-Confederacy, you need look any further than to such arch-Trumpites as Stephen Miller, Steve Bannon, and the GEE OH PEE: https://www.nationalmemo.com/t...ith-the-confederacy/
Nice try, battie, but no cigar. Importing illegal aliens to supplant those previously exploited just proves my point. The new plantation owners discovered that using illegals at a less than market rate was cheaper having to care for slaves, always. After the civil war, plantations owners discovered the same with sharecroppers. "Meet the new boss, same as the old boss."
Observe the west coastal states' extreme numbers of homeless among the wealthiest in the nation, if not the world. As I stated, California has 12 percent of the nation’s population. But, one-third of the homeless and one-third of those on welfare. Forbes shows that of the 10 wealthiest in the nation, 8 are Democrats. The other two, the Koch bros, are #NeverTrumpers.