I realize that this may fall somewhere between Swift and Wells, but I woud like to consider the implications of a real guest worker program.
I had this thought upon watching a video about South Korea and their “overqualified” workforce, wherein a glut of college-educated workforce (as a demographic stratum) exists beside a crushing shortage of unskilled and low-skill labor. The country is arguably over-educated. Sound familiar? This is the condition that the United States is in if we include only citizens.
So how will South Korea keep the envelopes stuffed and the burgers cooked when everybody in the country expects jobs writing the letters and managing the restaurants — as entry positions?
Obviously, the labor will come from elsewhere — it already does. Japan and the US have this issue as well, as does all of Europe, and pretty much any country more than a generation removed from a peasant culture. Japan has hung on the hardest, clinging to its culture (which includes neither guns nor bibles) such that they would rather grow old and die alone than allow their culture to be washed away in a tide of peasant labor. The United States is rather more closely eyeing Europe’s solution, which is to declare our own culture suspect and dirty, the peasants clean and noble, and prostrate ourselves for enrichment by savages.
South Korea with its insularity even moire virulent than that of japan, and with none of the suppressed war guilt, provides an excellent laboratory for observation. And of course, there is the possiblity that the United States will actually discover a plan which is both workable and accomplishable.
Assuming for a moment that technology , administration, enforcement, and political will are adequate to the task, I very much like the idea of a guest worker program. There must be a way to make the case that cheap grapes are the product not only of the destruction of the American culture, but also the exploitation of an underclass. We should be able to offer a handsome package to guest workers which does not include citizenship, the vote, or permanent residence. And with fair compensation comes the moral stance to remind people (both the guests and the open-borders crowd) that at the end of the contract comes a trip back home.
Something like this is already on the books in various forms, but it has been lost in the hue and cry led by the open-borders and Death to America crowd.
If there is a way to chip away at the bloc which supports these fifth columnists, perhaps it includes a return to discussions of a stable moderate position.
Aw, who am I kidding? Seal the border! Bring on the war! You know why? Because any reasonable approach will only be co-opted in our thoroughly Marxified condition. There is no good deed for which we will not be punished, no accepting stance which will not be called offensive, no compromise position which will not become an unacceptable affront the moment we step back to the compromise. Perhaps it is not too late for South Korea and Japan to preserve their cultures and very peoples without a fight. Western Europe is lost, and the United States will not be salvaged without a war.
Thanks, Obama! We have been fundamentally transformed.