What image comes to mind when you hear the word “slave”? A black person picking cotton on a Southern plantation? Well that image is history. The 21st century slave looks much different in America. That whole idea of “owning” slaves is passé. It’s way too messy–and an HR nightmare too; not to mention very expensive. No, the only similarities between nineteenth century and modern-day slavery is the Democrat Party’s support of it.
Have you ever heard speak of those who are “doing work that American’s won’t do”? This usually refers to migrant farm workers… kind of like cotton pickers on old plantations. I’ve heard many use those very words, including President Bush and my own Senator, John McCain. Hearing those words for the first time made my head cock like a sheep dog seeing a three-headed man for the first time. What an odd statement.
Well, translated, “doing work that American’s won’t do” = “doing work that corporations would rather not pay free market wages for”; or put differently, “Slave labor”.
Would you pick lettuce for two hundred grand a year… with benefits? I would… and I’m an American. So the question isn’t whether or not Americans will do that job, but rather can illegals, read the modern equivalent of slaves, be imported to do it for a price that makes Americans happy with their salad… and their “compassion”?
The next question, that even the economic moron understands is: “What would paying lettuce-pickers $200,000 a year do to the price of lettuce?” But buried in that question is an assertion, which is: “I want my salad for the price I’m use to paying, and I’m willing to enslave the less fortunate to get it”, or, put differently, “we might as well face it, the world needs slavery”.