The election rhetoric prompted lurid rabblerousing about illegal immigrants.
Let’s give it a dose of a clearer thought.
Crime and drug using rates did not skyrocket because of immigrants. Indeed, drug use went up because many American’s were not timid about or fearful of trying drugs. Have no market and there will be no sales.
Our drug abuse impasse belongs to us; the drug dealers, entrepreneurially, merely continue to take advantage of the marketplace. Don’t blame others for our weaknesses. Effective drug treatment programs mandate user responsibility for their substance abuse. Don’t blame the pusher; question the users and their worlds’ about assorted malfunctions which fail to give them life expedients and skills that do not require drug use.
As for the jobs issues, don’t blame the immigrants. They saw a market willing to pay them. They manipulated an economic opportunity to be paid, quite often off the books, by doing work others would not do at that payrate. For them it was a step up from their prior worlds. The majority came here to better themselves.
Equally blame the employers who hired them; they chose to give away American jobs to the least costly. Like any cost sensitive firm, they want their products produced at a lesser cost.
Pulling illegal immigrants into our workforce would be less if American companies got the same job done if they would give realistic wages to the local citizen workers.
Consider, however, that our tomatoes will surely cost more if the pickers got health insurance, retirement funds, etc.
We need to accept our portion of the onus and culpability in about these happenings. We have an unconditional duty to overhaul their etiologies. Just to make noise refurbishes nothing.
The election and its grandiloquence kept logic and personal accountability off the playing field. It indisputably tried to pass the blame to others.
And such reasoning, again, keeps us away from the true nucleus.