The Myth Of The Hard Working Immigrant

Globalists and large corporations favour immigration because the first wave of immigrants are willing to work long hours for lower wages. They are prepared to do this because the wages in “Western” countries are invariably significantly higher than in their countries of origin. Subsequent generations however often soon acquire the habit of taking from the state, as they become wise to what is on offer from the state purse. This does not particularly reflect badly on those people, because immigrants who came to do the lower skilled jobs will tend to have stayed poor and be living in the poorer areas. The education available to their children will also have tended to be of poorer quality.

The bill for supporting these future generations comes to the ordinary taxpayer, because the globalists and large corporations are expert at tax avoidance. Thus there is an incentive for the globalists to keep promoting the idea that “immigration is good, because immigrants work hard and do the jobs the natives are not prepared to do”. In reality of course immigrants are human beings like everyone else, they respond to incentives.

MUSLIM IMMIGRATION INTO THE UK

If we look at Muslim immigration into the UK, this gives us a good example of this pattern. It all started when large numbers of Muslims came from Pakistan to work in mills in parts of Yorkshire and Lancashire. Nowadays a majority of them are unemployed because those industries closed down not long afterwards and very little new industry has been created since in those areas. Then over the years their numbers swelled as they brought in spouses from their countries of origin, often while they were unemployed and while their spouses had no prospects or intention of finding work either. They were coming from cultures which had not in any case acquired the habit of female employment.

THE MYTH OF THE LAZY BRITISH WORKER

British workers are only not prepared to do the jobs the immigrants do because they know there is an alternative, namely the welfare system. Relatively recently, benefit sanctions have come into force which penalize those who do not actively seek employment. If these were being applied equally across the country, the myth of the “lazy British worker” would quickly become a thing of the past. However I suspect that they are not being applied equally across the country. Also there are simply fewer vacancies in some parts of the country, so it is a lot easier in those areas to appear to be looking (or actually genuinely looking), while never actually finding work. So far at least there has been no attempt at imposing a fixed time limit on welfare, so there is little incentive for welfare recipients to seek work in areas further afield.

The UK government is now proposing to stop giving welfare to new immigrant arrivals (the welfare will only be available after a certain period of working). The incentive for governments to continue with open doors immigration policies will remain therefore, because new arrival immigrants will have a much greater incentive to work than those born here. The myth of the “hard working immigrant” will therefore be REINFORCED. Thus, what is sold to the voters as a government policy to discourage immigration, is actually an incentive for governments to continue allowing high immigration levels.

OTHER INCENTIVES FOR IMMIGRANTS BESIDES WELFARE

Immigrants on low wages benefit from free healthcare, schooling, better justice. Those immigrants on low wages do not have to foot the bill for these things, it is higher wage earners who have to foot the bill. Once again the globalists and large corporations are the winners, because they benefit from the lower wage immigrant workers, while their armies of expert tax accountants ensure that they pay as little tax as possible.

THE CURRENT MIGRANT CRISIS

The idea of “the hard working immigrant” has been used in the propaganda war around the current illegal immigration crisis. However it is quite clear that the current wave of illegal immigrants are not motivated in the same way that normal legal migrants are. These are opportunistic migrants, taking advantage of a humanitarian crisis in a war zone which is far away from them in most cases. Legal migrants are more likely to have qualifications and skills, because those are needed to gain entry in the normal process, especially when coming from outside the EU.

The current wave of illegal immigrants are prepared to live in squalid and dangerous camps, they do not have high expectations. Quite what their expectations are is difficult to know, and very few journalists seem interested in discovering the truth. Some of them may be motivated by pure hatred of the “West” and a desire to spread the Islamic religion, some may even be actual terrorists, but who knows how many. Hopefully some brave journalists may eventually pluck up the courage to try to find out. I have to admit I suspect these illegal immigrants are more likely to exploit our hospitality in every way they can than conform to the mythical stereotype of the “hard working immigrant”.

SUMMARY

It is the welfare system that drives high levels of immigration, but not for the simplistic reasons that are normally given. First waves of immigrants are often not motivated by our generous welfare system, but rather the lure of higher wages and a better general standard of living. British unemployed people are no more lazy than anyone else, they respond to incentives just as the immigrants do. They are not motivated to do unpleasant jobs for low wages because they have an alternative, to remain on welfare. The myth of the hard working immigrant – actually a product of government incentives, is likely to remain a feature of government propaganda on immigration policy until those incentives are questioned by ordinary voters. High mass immigration levels are good news for globalists and large corporations who have the resources to exploit the situation to the full. They are bad news for the ordinary people, who suffer from the pressure on housing, school places, and the tax burden. Ordinary people also suffer from a feeling of alienation and a breakdown in community, because the immigrants are usually in much higher numbers in the poorer areas.

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3 thoughts on “The Myth Of The Hard Working Immigrant

  1. Interesting, thank you.

    ‘OTHER INCENTIVES FOR IMMIGRANTS BESIDES WELFARE

    Immigrants on low wages benefit from free healthcare, schooling, better justice. Those immigrants on low wages do not have to foot the bill for these things, it is higher wage earners who have to foot the bill.’

    This analysis reminded me of this recent discussion.
    It’s in relation to the USA, but is the identical analysis.

    Please see from 18mins 20secs.

    On another presentation, Stefan Molyneux details the fact that second and third generation immigrants are a steadily increasing % of the unemployment totals.
    Higher than 1st generation and longer term.
    He suggests this is an inevitable consequence of their low IQs and also a function of the fact that immigrant destination nationss actually do attract the relatively higher IQ immigrants.
    Then they gradually obey the laws of standard deviation in respect of IQ.
    So, within two generations the descendants of immigrants are MORE likely to be claiming more welfare than the host population, and this is irrelevant of ‘in work benefits’.

    ‘They are bad news for the ordinary people, who suffer from the pressure on housing, school places, and the tax burden. Ordinary people also suffer from a feeling of alienation and a breakdown in community, because the immigrants are usually in much higher numbers in the poorer areas.’

    ….and yet…..and yet they STILL vote for mass immigration parties even in Rotherham!

    ‘..alienation and breakdown in community…’ is simply cheerfully laughed off by the host population as they rush to vote for ‘more free stuff’.

    After Rotherham we know now, if we didn’t know before; that NOTHING WILL STOP PEOPLE VOTING FOR WELFARE certainly not the turning of a whole town into a child sex slave operation.
    Even their own children.
    All done in broad daylight.
    For twenty years.

    …they will STILL vote for more.
    After all it’s free.

    After Mid Staffs. we also know that NOTHING will stop people voting for free health care even when they KNOW FOR SURE IT WILL KILL THEM; quite cruelly and in utter humiliation.
    There is no ‘line they will never cross’ in respect of social and corporeal destruction.

    They still vote for more because it is ‘free’.

    It’s what people are like.
    The FN couldn’t win more than 1 in 3 of the votes of Parisians in December 2015.
    One wonders how many Parisians the IS needs to butcher before the survivors stop voting for the political establishment (ie free stuff).
    However many it is, it needs to be a lot more than 115 (after the Hebdo mass killing)…..

    ‘The Front National skilfully exploited the mood of anger and anxiety following the jihadist attacks and long-standing frustration with mainstream parties, to register its highest vote in any French election. With almost 28 per cent of the vote nationwide (on a low turnout of just under 50 per cent), the FN came first in half of the 12 new larger regions in mainland France created last year.’

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/frances-far-right-front-national-wins-one-in-three-votes-in-regional-elections-following-paris-a6764031.html

    The breathless lies of the liberal media are all very amusing.
    They can obscure the terrifying truth, however…..

    The French don’t mind being slaughtered. Not all that much.

    They’re certainly never going to actually VOTE against continued mass slaughter.

    Maybe it’s the whole ‘voting’ thing?

    Off to read your Universal Suffrage article……

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    • Thanks for linking to that excellent FDR talk it adds weight to the arguments. I find it mind boggling how all the Western countries are making the same mistakes at the same time.

      I read that the Front National are actually quite left wing now under Marine Le Pen, in contrast with the AfD which are more conservative. I don’t know if this is just real politick – France is a really left wing country they won’t ever get elected otherwise. Possibly this could enable the FN to get elected but I have to wonder what on earth they will actually do to change anything. Probably they will protect the borders but until they address the welfare issue, the situation will continue to deteriorate internally in any case.

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      • ‘I find it mind boggling how all the Western countries are making the same mistakes at the same time.’

        If that’s not a ‘conspiracy’ then we need to invent a new word.

        The FN are further to the right than Corbyn.
        They want ‘protection for French small farmers’.
        They want ‘protection from Anglo-Saxon excesses’ in business.

        The FN are not actually a ‘political party’ in the English sense. They are more a French reaction to French decisions that have consequences the French don’t like.
        They want ‘more France’ and less economic & demographic reality.
        The MSM pretend they are ‘far right’ it’s a lie.
        I respect their instincts.
        At least they want ‘France’ to still exist in 10-20 years.
        Shame they are ‘statist’. They are a dead end politically and intellectually.

        ‘….what on earth they will actually do to change anything. Probably they will protect the borders but until they address the welfare issue, the situation will continue to deteriorate internally in any case.’

        Exactly.
        I think they dream of a France living on German/English tax receipts, exporting without importing.

        They would expand welfare.

        They have no demographic initiatives.

        No wonder the MSM posit them as a dangerous ‘alternative’.

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