How bigots are confused, and we pay the price

The man who said these things is a bigot:

They are laughing  at us, at our stupidity. And now they are beating us economically. They are not our friends, believe me. But they’re killing us economically.

“The U.S. has become a dumping ground for everybody else’s problems.

“When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you. They’re not sending you. They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.

“But I speak to border guards and they tell us what we’re getting. And it only makes common sense. It only makes common sense. They’re sending us not the right people.

“It’s coming from more than Mexico. It’s coming from all over South and Latin America, and it’s coming probably— probably— from the Middle East.

“Why are we having all these people from s—hole countries (Haiti and Africa, and (the middle east) coming here?”

Some translations:

” . . . they are killing us economically.” Poverty-stricken little Mexico is killing big, rich America economically? Get real. This is a flat-out, fear-mongering lie.

” . . . dumping ground . . .” Translation: These aren’t people; they are garbage.

“They’re not sending you. They’re not sending you.” Said twice for emphasis. They look different and they act different, so don’t have compassion for them. They are sub-human.

“They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists.” Another fear-mongering lie. Immigrants are less likely to commit crimes than are native-born Americans.

” . . . what we’re getting.” Another dehumanizing comment, made especially repugnant by his use of the word “what” rather than “who.”

” . . . the right people. This is a continuation of the desire for more immigrants from countries like Norway (read: rich and white) and not from “s—hole” countries like Haiti and much of Africa (read: poor and black or brown). Note the references to Mexico, South and Latin America, and Middle East.

People tend to support people who are like them. Blacks tend to support blacks. Jews tend to support Jews. White Christians tend to support white Christians. Gays tend to support gays. Muslims tend to support Muslims. Educated people tend to support educated people.

People from a geographical area tend to support others from that same area (aka “favorite sons”). Democrats tend to support Democrats. Republicans tend to support Republicans.

And bigots tend to support bigots.

His appeal is not only to the xenophobic fearful. Being a bigot, his primary appeal is to bigots.

But while bigotry may provide a comforting and quasi-logical appeal to other bigots, bigotry also has its penalties.

One penalty is that bigotry prevents much-needed people from entering, or even trying to enter, America. Bigotry prevents economic growth.

WASHINGTON–By Marisa Shultz, February 6, 2019

President Trump said Wednesday that his ad-lib comment that he wants legal immigrants “in the largest numbers ever” was a shift in policy – which up until now focused on a crackdown on illegal immigrants.

“I need people coming in because we need people to run the factories and plants and companies that are moving back in,” Trump told the Regional Reporters Association. “We need people.”

Asked if he was changing his stance on legal immigration, Trump said “yes” because the US needs more workers in a booming economy.

“We need people in our country because our unemployment numbers are so low and we have massive numbers of companies coming back into our country – car companies, we have seven car companies coming back in right now and there’s going to be a lot more,” Trump said. “We’ve done really well with this, and we need people.”


Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney had described our country at a private gathering in England as being quite the opposite of “full.”

Instead of having too many newcomers, Mulvaney told the crowd that we have too few.

We are desperate — desperate — for more people,” Mulvaney said. “We are running out of people to fuel the economic growth that we’ve had in our nation over the last four years. We need more immigrants.”

Well, what exactly does Trump and his team believe?

The Trump administration’s efforts to curb immigration look like they’re working, The New York Times reports.

A report released Monday by the National Foundation for American Policy projects policies like Trump’s recently-expanded travel ban or the public charge rule preventing immigrants who may rely on welfare assistance from entering the country will alter legal immigration to the U.S. for quite some time.

But change may also be noticeable rather quickly. Legal immigration had already declined by 11 percent between the 2016 and 2018 fiscal years, and the NFAP report predicts the decline will have reached 30 percent by 2021.

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That could have long-term consequences for U.S. economic growth, which will NFAP says will slow because the average annual growth rate of the U.S. labor force will also sputter as a result of the immigration decline.

The report says the rate will slow somewhere between 35 percent and 59 percent going forward if the policies remain in place.

“The significant decline in the annual level of legal immigration means lower long-term economic growth may be Donald Trump’s most lasting economic legacy,” the report reads.

Image result for fortress AmericaHere is the predicament for bigot Trump and his bigot followers.

Last year, the immigrants were “rapists, murders, and job-takers.” Now, they are “consumers, workers, and job-producers.”

The haters had rallied around a hate-mongering leader.

They hate gays, Latinos, Central Americans, Africans, people from the middle east, people of color, Muslims, most foreigners (from “sh-t hole countries”), and even, to some extent, women.

Trump and his party created “Fortress America” with a Wall behind which his haters could hide.

But Trump and his party love money, big business, economic growth, and the jobs that immigration produces.

So what is a confused bigot to do? Support the economic growth, job-promising Trump, or vote for the immigrant torturing, big Wall, bigot Trump?

‘Tis a quandary for the GOP. ‘Tis a quandary for bigots.

Rodger Malcolm Mitchell
Monetary Sovereignty
Twitter: @rodgermitchell
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The most important problems in economics involve:

  1. Monetary Sovereignty describes money creation and destruction.
  2. Gap Psychology describes the common desire to distance oneself from those “below” in any socio-economic ranking, and to come nearer those “above.” The socio-economic distance is referred to as “The Gap.”

Wide Gaps negatively affect poverty, health and longevity, education, housing, law and crime, war, leadership, ownership, bigotry, supply and demand, taxation, GDP, international relations, scientific advancement, the environment, human motivation and well-being, and virtually every other issue in economics.

Implementation of Monetary Sovereignty and The Ten Steps To Prosperity can grow the economy and narrow the Gaps:

Ten Steps To Prosperity:

1. Eliminate FICA

2. Federally funded Medicare — parts A, B & D, plus long-term care — for everyone

3. Provide a monthly economic bonus to every man, woman and child in America (similar to social security for all)

4. Free education (including post-grad) for everyone

5. Salary for attending school

6. Eliminate federal taxes on business

7. Increase the standard income tax deduction, annually. 

8. Tax the very rich (the “.1%”) more, with higher progressive tax rates on all forms of income.

9. Federal ownership of all banks

10. Increase federal spending on the myriad initiatives that benefit America’s 99.9% 

The Ten Steps will grow the economy and narrow the income/wealth/power Gap between the rich and the rest.


One thought on “How bigots are confused, and we pay the price

  1. Trump’s ‘public charge’ immigration rule takes effect

    The Trump administration on Monday started its tough new rule giving immigration officials more power to deny green cards and certain visas to applicants they deem likely to wind up qualifying for public benefits.

    The “public charge” test could block hundreds of thousands of people from entering the United States and has been called the most ambitious unilateral move to change the U.S. immigration system in recent years.

    Federal judges blocked the rule from taking effect for about four months, as opponents challenged it, but the Supreme Court’s conservative majority ruled in January that the rule could go into effect, without explaining its reasoning. [CBS News, Vox]


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