One of the most difficult elements of telling a big lie is maintaining its logical consistency. Because of that difficulty, most liars don’t even bother. I mean We’re all the same, let’s celebrate diversity is as inherently self-contradictory as I hate racism and white people are evil. None of these components will actually fit into coherent grooves and so you just leave them all spilled out on the table and keep screaming about nazis. That’s not so hard, is it?
Modern liberalism offers an abundance of such self-contradictions. If you could convert them all to plankton, we’d have blue whales sprouting in our swimming pools. Another example, perhaps as much counter-intuitive as contradictory, is the premise that the hardest working people come exclusively from the most destitute societies. It should generate far more explicit contemplation and questioning to say that white apex sloths consistently produce the planet’s most coveted living spaces. While, in contrast, the hardest working people can generate only columns of “””refugees.””” What are they working hard at, I wonder? More importantly, are we deficient in refugee output?
Jose Luis Millan found a new crop of star employees at an upscale Tijuana car wash where customers cross the border from the U.S. to pay up to $950 to have their prized possessions steamed and scrubbed for hours. They’re never late, always hustle and come in on days off to learn new skills, traits that he says make them a model for their Mexican counterparts.
They are among several thousand Haitians who came to Mexico’s northwest corner hoping to cross the border before the U.S. abruptly closed its doors last year. The Mexican government has welcomed them with visas that help them fill the need for labor in Tijuana’s growing economy.
Yes, Mexico is fortunate to have such hard-working car-cleaning Haitians. Just don’t look too closely at Haiti. But if Haitians are the star employees in Mexico, why does America need millions of mediocre Mexicans? Shouldn’t we seek to trade them for Haitians? And peering beyond the point of our nose, we are compelled to ask who are the hardest workers in Haiti. Army ants? If so, who needs Haitians? I’m starting to wonder if “hardest working” isn’t perhaps a designation society can only reach in its rubble.
Though speaking of the natural end-point of diversity, the Associated Press author does offer this astute observation regarding demographic densities:
The new arrivals, currently numbering around 3,000, are manageable in a country of 122 million.
Right, 3,000 out of 122 million is close yet still manageable. But wait a minute. I’ve been assured by outlets such as AP, that keeping numbers of foreigners manageable is something Hitler would have said. Thus I’m stunned to see the concept splashed in respectable opinion papers across the country. So is keeping foreigners manageable hate and bigotry here, but prudence in Mexico? It’s important to maintain an accurate ledger of our unprincipled exceptions. And by the way, what’s the official media manageability quotient for 30 million Mexicans in America? I fear we’ll never learn.
However, I did learn that America has many more than Mexico’s manageable 3,000 Haitians: approximately one million, in fact. Our car washes are surely the envy of the world.