The Secretary of the Writers Union
Had flyers distributed in Stalin Way that said
That the People had frivolously
Thrown away the Government’s Confidence
And that they could only regain it
Through Redoubled Work. But wouldn’t it be
Simpler if the Government
Simply dissolved the People
And elected another?
Bertolt Brecht, The Solution (1953)
Few policy debates in contemporary America are more class driven than the immigration debate. Upper class Americans can be advocates for illegal immigration, knowing that they and their kids will never have to compete with an illegal alien for a job, that they will not live in a neighborhood suddenly inundated with illegal aliens and the criminal gangs that often follow in their wake, and that they will benefit from cheap servants and cheap labor in businesses that employ illegals, and, if they are Democrats, future voters. Would to Heaven that I could say that there was any difference between this attitude of limousine liberals and that of the prelates of the Church in this country, but there really is not. The attitude is quite simply one of, “I will do good, at least in my eyes, and you, the American poor, will pick up the tab.” Trump won the election in 2016 largely because our political class simply refuses to do anything about illegal immigration, or other issues, where majority sentiment differs from the sentiment of elites. When leaders ignore the led, sooner or later in free nations the people will find new leaders.