The Truth about Immigration

by Mickey Z. / May 19th, 2010

Everything
negative you’ve heard about immigration is true. In fact, all the
election cycle talk about lazy parasites pouring over borders to leech
off another nation’s resources doesn’t go far enough in explaining the
gravity of this ongoing crisis. Scream it from the mountaintops (or at
least on your blog): Immigrants are destroying any and all hope of for planetary survival. Illegal aliens are Public Enemy #1. Foreigners are terrorists.

If you don’t believe me, just ask any sweatshop worker in, say, Vietnam…

The perfidious colonizers I refer to, of course, are the insatiable
transnational corporations setting up camp all across the Third World.
Whether it be Nike, The Gap, Wal-Mart, or any other taxpayer-subsidized
bloodsucker, these crafty illegal aliens can’t be stopped by
constructing a mere wall. They travel with impunity…on the wings of
government subvention and cunning, relentless propaganda. Thanks to
decades of conditioning, even the victims of these soulless migrants
will voluntarily pay for the right to wear a shirt bearing their
corporate logo.

One would not be engaging in hyperbole to characterize these illegal
invaders as “terrorists.” Forget color-coded alerts, staged arrests,
and manufactured scares. Put aside those times you were forced to
remove your shoes at the airport. As defined at Dictionary.com, “an
overwhelming feeling of fear and anxiety” and/or an “intense,
overpowering fear” characterize brand of the terror I speak of.

While the corporate media obscures the real terror and trains its
focus on the latest battle between Obama and Osama (or the current
villain of the day), the primary conflict on the planet remains
unchanged: globalization from above vs. globalization from below.

“Immigrants” like the World Trade Organization, World Bank,
International Monetary Fund, and transnational corporations are
elements of a mutant form of remote control imperialism. The United
States doesn’t always have to send armies into other countries. It
sends in Disney and McDonalds with the (usually) unspoken threat of
military force backing them up.

Globalization is not intrinsically a bad idea. Mutually beneficial
global ties can be essential. As Arundhati Roy sez: “In the present
circumstances, I’d say that the only thing worth globalizing is
dissent.”

But perhaps Marx said it best (I mean Groucho, in Monkey Business): “There’s my argument: restrict immigration.”

Mickey Z. is the author of two recent books: Self Defense for Radicals (PM Press) and his second novel, Dear Vito (The Drill Press). Read other articles by Mickey, or visit Mickey’s website.

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