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Sunday, 9 April 2006

New York Fucking Times on Immigration

"The illegals are probably better workers than the legal ones," said Mike Gonya, who farms 2,800 acres of wheat and vegetables near Fremont, Ohio. "The legal ones know the system. They know legal recourse. The illegal ones will bust their butts."

(http://www.nytimes.com/2006/04/09/washington/09immig.html?pagewanted=2&ei=5088&en=37ed6a9386660cda&ex=1302235200&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss)

The undocumented workers are easier to exploit, so I prefer a system which keeps them in constant jeopardy and in which they are kept ignorant of their rights.

Did the NYT note the problematic nature of that remark? No they did not. Recently they ran another article about blatant union busting on the part of an airline, in which they blamed the union for management's decision to go with more expensive maintenance facilities, where the workers were non-union and underpaid. Longer turn around. Less efficiency. But no danger of strikes! The union brought this upon itself, according to the Times.

This is supposed to be the liberal newspaper in America. There's no hope for the country until some civic-minded individual burns their buildings to the fucking ground.

Metaphorically speaking, of course.

When Jefferson or whoever said he'd rather have newspapers and no government, he really didn't know what he was asking for. I mean, could he have imagined the Hurricane in NOLA, which showed that our government is indeed non-functioning coupled with the misanthropic, vile, worker-hating "news" media in the United States? I really don't think he could have foreseen that argument as anything more than a rhetorical trick. Yet there y'all are with no functioning government (aside form, you know, bungling the waging of wars and putting people in jail in a blatantly racist and genocidal manner) and a bunch or publications purported to be newspapers. Maybe we ended up with neither thing.

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