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Michael Anton har skrevet en opsigtsvækkende kommentar i Washington Postog gør nu sit standpunkt ganske tydeligt.

Masseindvandringen af mennesker uden nævneværdige færdigheder og som måske end ikke taler sproget, er entydigt til skade for den fattigste del af nationen.

One side has made sure that there is no debate. Good people want more immigration, and bad people object or raise questions. An inherently political issue has been effectively rendered religious, with the righteous on one side, sinners on the other. (..)

the business community does not like tight labor markets and the concomitant necessity to raise wages. That’s bad for the bottom line. The solution? More workers! And so the Chamber of Commerce annex — a.k.a. Capitol Hill Republicans — dutifully attempt to do their donors’ bidding at the expense of their voters’ interests.

Det mærkelige er, siger Anton, at Det demokratiske Parti så sent som i 1990’er mente, at man skulle begrænse tilstrømningen. Til gavn for demokraternes kernevælgere blandt arbejderne og de fattige. Arbejdsudbuddet skulle begrænses, sådan at arbejderbefolkningens realløn kunne stige og de fattige få arbejde.

the Democrats are no longer the party of labor. Back when they were — in the prelapsarian Clinton years — they sought tight labor markets precisely for their efficacy in boosting lower-end wages. But today’s Democrats are the party of high class, high tech and high capital. (…)

This glamour coalition is not big enough by itself to win elections. So the left has hoodwinked some (but, as the 2016 election shows, by no means all) low-income voters into thinking that their interests align with those of Wall Street and Silicon Valley oligarchs.

It’s clear what the oligarchs get out of an endless influx of cheap labor. What the Democratic Party gets is also clear: more voters, and with them the tantalizing possibility of turning the country as irreversibly blue as Democratic policies have already done to New York, California and many other states.

Jeg kommer i tanke om en kendt tysk filosof fra 1800-tallet, der ville have ræsonneret ligesom Anton. Sådan er kapitalismen og den herskende klasse, ville han have sagt, mens han pintes af sine hæmorider.

Det ville dog nok have overrasket denne medstifter af den socialistiske arbejderbevægelse, at dagens udbyttere går under navnet venstrefløj.

Tucker Carlson diskuterer spørgsmålet med Michael Anton ca. 2:18 minutter inde i nedenstående video.