Driving Down Wages. Driving Out Workers

Workers tell pollsters that higher wages and better and more flexible working conditions will bring them back to work. Progressives have a better idea: throw open the borders and declare amnesty for those illegally here. The Democrat leader in the Senate blames working people for not having enough babies, while progressive politicians keep their constituents idled in ghettos where they vote for a living.

I know it confuses a lot of people to see Democrats advocating these policies. Aren’t progressives pro-working class? Don’t they care about marginalized populations? Bad assumptions (failure of objectivity). Progressives are neoliberals. They don’t believe in nation-states. They’re trans-nationalists. This has always been true. They try to disguise it with the rhetoric of cultural pluralism and social justice (presumed noble standpoint). But deceit only works on those devoted to ideology and narrative. The problem is that there are a lot of gullible people—and the elite-controlled communications, cultural, and education systems are making more of them everyday. Big Tech and Big Pharma own our youth.

Meanwhile, the Fed will continue raising interest rates to throw more workers out of work. As Fortune reported Thursday, “stock markets buckled on the growing realization that the Fed is willing to let the economy slide into recession to drive inflation down to its 2 percent annual target.” The Fed forecasts ratcheting up the key rate by an additional three-quarters of a point (from 5 percent to 5.25 percent) and keep it there through next year. Fortune tells its readers that “the higher rates will mean costlier borrowing costs for consumers and companies, ranging from mortgages to auto and business loans.” But it will also mean higher unemployment—and this is the core purpose of the move: to throw workers out of work in order to depress wages and restore rates of surplus value. Few Democrats have come forward to criticize the Fed’s actions.

On a more general note (and this will be the subject of a forthcoming blog), the American republic was essentially over when progressives won the debate with populism at the turn of the last century. Not that they won the debate in any democratic sense. Courts made corporations persons and turned the reins of government over to them. We now live in a corporate state. The direction of the corporate state is towards global neo-feudalism, towards a high-tech serfdom. The Chinese model. The Great Reset. Perhaps it’s not too late to turn things around. But it soon will be.

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Andrew Austin

Andrew Austin is on the faculty of Democracy and Justice Studies and Sociology at the University of Wisconsin—Green Bay. He has published numerous articles, essays, and reviews in books, encyclopedia, journals, and newspapers.

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