The other night while everybody else was at the Astros game, my mom and I were sitting at the kitchen table, drinking wine and talking about teabaggers. As a resident of a border state, Mother is more informed about immigration issues than me. She thinks we ought to be financing a revolution in Mexico instead of patrolling the border particularly since The Catholic Church and The Twenty Three Families have been running Mexico for generations. I had never heard of the Twenty Three Families, but I am familiar with The Catholics. I brought up Anchor Babies, and she made me watch this video.
It's about Legal immigration as a result of Congress changing the laws back in 1965. Although this fellow mostly talks about infrastructure, to me the chart shows precisely how Corporate Interests have fucked with the work force so they can get two or three workers for the price of one.
His point: Don't get mad at Immigrants; get mad at Congress. Although the video itself is long-ish, he proves his point in a couple of minutes.
I still say that the Teabaggers represent the last dying angry breath of the American Middle Class, and that Propaganda in the Main Stream Media stirs up racial shit about Mexicans and Muslims so Whitey doesn't notice the class war. Nevertheless, this guy's chart presents compelling statistical evidence that Congress sold us out to Business yet again. Since the law went into effect back in the sixties, it's as irrelevant to the general American public as anything else that happened before Star Wars - and I mean the movie, not Ronald Reagan's great defense scheme.
Like everything else, looking at this information leads to other issues - such as what we could finance easily if we weren't spending mountains of money on War, and what we might do as a society if we weren't dedicated to being ignorant consumers of crap, or how it could be possible that so many Americans are so completely fucking stupid that Sarah Palin could actually become the president of this country.
They say we get the elected officials we deserve. I'm not sure Sarah Palin wants to be president because it would be a pay cut for her, but she likes publicity, and her husband could always get a job. He could run an organization like Liberty Central, the teabagging policy group started by Clarence Thomas' wife.