BHO’s Immigration Fraud: Backdoor Draft of Latino Youth?
Friday, June 22, 2012 by Contributor to plp.org
, to delay some deportations of undocumented immigrants, constitutes a classic corporatist Big Lie. The Big Lie refers to Adolf Hitler’s anti-Semitic and anti-communist propaganda technique based on the idea that “the great masses will more easily fall victim to a big lie than to a small one.”
This is an attack on workers masquerading as a benefit. It comes from a president who has deported more than 1.4 million workers, more than any administration in US history. In reality the edict has several anti-immigrant aims. These include re-electing war-maker Obama, a sustaining racist, low-wage exploiter, and fostering patriotism [or economic depravity] to encourage military service among Latino youth.
The fact that the new policy targets only 800,000 of the 12 million workers that the boss label illegal
exposes his resolve to keep squeezing superprofits from the masses of undocumented workers. Farm work, the main destination of those without papers, pays workers at less than half the rate of other industries. Obama’s kindness relegates these Latinos to rock-bottom pay under wretched living conditions under the unrelieved threat of deportation.
Obama, Most Militarily Aggressive US President
Peter Bergen, director of the finance-capital-backed New America Foundation
, supplies many foreign policy advisors to Obama’s reelection campaign. Bergen hailed Obama as one of the most militarily aggressive American leaders in decades. Why? His immigration move stands to aid US long-range plans by encouraging enlistment. On June 16, the NYT editorialized that BHO effectively revived the Dream Act
, a bill in Congress to give legal status to young immigrants who go to college or serve in the military. It is well past time to make a more sensible and humane immigration policy the law of the land.
Obama’s new order applies only to under-31-year-olds, and only to those "qualified". What else is it but a backdoor hunt for cannon fodder?
Back in 9/20/2010 the NYT editorialized about Latino youth, that The Defense Department, at least, understands their value ... one of its official goals for helping to maintain 'a mission-ready, all-volunteer force.'
Most dangerous of all is the attempt to obscure reality of class antagonism. As worldwide imperialist rivalry intensifies, rulers need greater all-class unity in support of overseas wars and a domestic police state, both of which run directly against workers’ interests. So Obama & Co. trot out the myth that government can serve and
Obama Using Latino Workers As An Election Ploy
The Times hopes that Obama’s latest trick will lead millions of Latino workers to look to him as a compassionate savior: It sent a clear signal to fast-growing Hispanic populations in Florida, Colorado, Nevada, Virginia and other states that he understood their frustration at his lack of progress so far in addressing problems with the immigration system and reducing the number of deportations
(6/16/12). Obama seeks their votes in these key battleground states to put him over the top in November’s election.
Gary Hart, a leading pro-Obama strategist, co-authored the revealing Hart-Rudman reports commissioned by Clinton back in '99. Remember, those reports foresaw the 9/11 attacks in stating that an attack on the homeland would transform popular post-Vietnam anti-war opposition into support for the rulers’ new imperialist adventures? The ruling class overestimated 9/11’s potential to galvanize the nation into patriotic fervor for drawn-out wars that would create a consolidated, fascist state apparatus.
led to the the creation of Homeland Security
which spread fear and anti-Muslim racism. It also helped acceptance of the Big Lie of weapons of mass destruction and of the invasion of Iraq.
At the time, Hart underestimated workers’ growing disillusionment with our capitalist-crony political leaders and wars as the workers became more and more improverished. He hopes Obama can reverse the trend. On the eve of Obama’s immigration announcement, Hart wrote that,
For more than four decades most Americans identified the Democratic Party with a social contract and safety net, equality of justice and opportunity, and progressive — yes, even liberal — causes... But beginning dramatically in the 1970s things changed. Things being:
The Democratic response… cost the party its identity... A well-motivated Democratic president now struggles to move the nation forward against a conservative tide that emerged in the policy vacuum created by Democratic failure to adapt.(NYT, 6/15/12).
- globalization and foreign competition,
- the decline of the manufacturing base,
- petroleum-producing nations controlling the price of oil, and
- the unsustainable costs of cold war military engagements and deployments...
Roosevelt’s New Deal won him working-class support for World War II. Civil rights laws helped Presidents John Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson win support for genocidal war in Vietnam, though the war eventually turned workers against our rulers. As November approaches and the capitalists’ profit scramble sharpens into regional (Syria and Iran) and global (Russia and China) wars, watch out for more double-edged blessings from BHO.