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Third World immigrants are the American left's new constituency

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Submitted by Dave (United States), Mar 8, 2019 at 09:18

The American working class has been the traditional base of the Democratic party, but that is changing. Now, workers understand that tougher trade agreements have helped them, and that they have been a staple of Trump's policy. Also, open borders lead to cheap labor which can undercut them, and in resisting them, US labor is similar to their European counterparts mentioned above.

That leaves a gaping hole in the Democrat's traditional popular support, so they are compensating by championing Third World immigrants. Open borders are a way to not only get votes fraudulently, but they bring a message of solidarity with Americans of non-European origin who now look to the Democratic Party as a source of pride and identity, as much as for social welfare.

This is a risky policy by the Democrats, as it opens them up to a charges of disloyalty. Conservatives can rightly taunt them as representing the interests of everyone in the world but Americans. With a world population of over 7.5 billion, most of them living in dire poverty, it is also a recipe for national economic and cultural suicide, as our country could easily be swamped by masses of unskilled and semi-civilized migrants.


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Pipes, fascinating article. [48 words]SteinMar 24, 2019 17:42248654
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There is no Substitutionary Atonement in Islam [126 words]A ReaderMar 30, 2019 06:05248274
2Our dear "A Reader" has no clue about his Allah's القضاء والقدر or why Allah has a dog as per al-Tabari [357 words]dhimmi no moreApr 2, 2019 09:05248274
Third World immigrants are the American left's new constituency [199 words]DaveMar 8, 2019 09:18248263
History keeps repeating itself! [41 words]stephane lubiczMar 7, 2019 23:36248251
Too little, too late [89 words]Michael BuggMar 7, 2019 23:01248249

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