The communist Chinese government was in a conundrum in 1989. They wanted the military to massacre a bunch of civilians in Tiananmen Square. Unfortunately, it was a job that Chinese soldiers were just too lazy to do.
Instead of firing on the unarmed student protesters who were their fellow countrymen, many of the Chinese soldiers joined with the protests. Since it was a job the Chinese soldiers were just too lazy to do, the Chinese government was forced to bring in some skilled foreign talent.
The Mongolian reservists didn’t feel any connection to the Chinese students, and the result was an estimated 3,000 deaths and 10,000 injuries. The Chi-Coms got the job done, thanks to the can-do, plucky spirit of foreign workers!
We lazy, deplorable Americans are fortunate to have a government today that holds us in just as much esteem as communist China felt for those student protesters. Our government – especially elected Republicans in Congress – love us so much that they are willing to bring in millions of foreign replacement workers to do those jobs that we just won’t do.
You know, like engineering, science, medicine, and customer service for every single thing you need to make a phone call about… things like that.
Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), when she’s not busy running for president in 2020, is currently pushing a bill to bring 1.5 million “highly skilled” Indian contract workers into the United States. These “highly skilled” workers are willing to put their intensive training and skills to work – but for a much lower wage than we stupid Americans demand. We’re so lucky!
I’d also note that it’s strangely curious that “American” Members of Congress, regardless of party, always seem to have a strange fascination with bringing all of their foreign relatives into America. For example, Harris is half-Jamaican, half-Indian, and she wants to bring an additional 1.5 million people from India into the US.
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) is from Somalia and she wants to bring a gajillion Somalis here so they can be “Americans” too. Palestinian Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) wants lots of Palestinians in the US. Cuban Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) think we have a shortage of Cubans.
It’s almost as if second-generation immigrants still feel more loyalty to their home countries than they do to America, despite having a piece of paper from the government that says they are “Americans.” However, we have magic dirt in the US which automatically transforms foreigners into full-blooded Americans once they get here, so that must all be my imagination.
Anyway, the House Republicans have fallen head-over-heels in love with Kamala Harris’s bill to replace millennials, new graduates, Gen-Xers and other highly trained, highly skilled Americans with 1.5 million Indians who will do the jobs for less. The House version of Harris’s bill – HR 1044 – had 108 Republican co-sponsors right out of the gate. Take that, you lazy Americans who think you deserve more than $10 an hour!
The thing that makes Kamala Harris’s American replacement bill different than previous adjustments to H-1B foreign worker numbers is that her bill puts them all on a fast-track to green cards, American citizenship, and of course voting rights. So, you can see why House Republicans are so smitten with the plan!
The lobbying firm pushing Kamala Harris’s bill helpfully points out that if you are in any way opposed to HR 1044, you are a racist.
If you doubt that the vital Indian workers who will be replacing Americans are “highly skilled,” just think back to every customer service phone call you’ve made in the past 10 years.
Customer Service: Hello, I am Rashadishivadulupanupadupapashashishon and I am pleased to be assisting you today! You may call me Rashadishivadupanu for short.
American: I think the belt has gone out on my washing machine, I need a technician to come repair it.
Customer Service: Will you please sponsor me for a visa to the US? My family is poor! I will live in a shed in your back yard and I promise to be a hard worker!
American: Uh… I just want my washing machine fixed and—
Customer Service: Please! I will kill myself if you do not sponsor me for a visa immediately!
Also think about the recent catastrophic Boeing plane crashes that killed hundreds of people in Indonesia (189 fatalities) and Ethiopia (159 fatalities). After many years without a string of fatal crashes involving their airplanes, Boeing has had multiple tragedies in 2018 and 2019.
It turns out the software engineers who wrote the code for the planes were cheaper, “highly skilled” coders from India. Just imagine how many people would have died in crashes by now if American engineers had not been replaced by those “highly skilled” Indians! We really dodged a bullet, thanks to Boeing’s willingness to overlook any loyalty or patriotism that the company might have had previously. Thanks, Boeing!
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) seems to be the only Republican in the Senate right now that isn’t wildly thrilled about the idea of bringing in 1.5 million foreign workers from India. Meanwhile, House Republicans have obviously decided that they’ll be much better off remaining in the minority after 2020.