Made In The U.S.A.

America was built by exploiting cheap labor.

In Adventures on October 2, 2009 at 12:44 am

Kurt Vonnegut, from his 2005 book, A Man Without A Country, writing about his immigrant ancestors:

They arrived at a time when the Anglo ruling class, like our polyglot corporate oligarchs of today, wanted the cheapest and tamest workers they could find anywhere in the whole wide world. The specifications for such persons, then as now, were those listed by Emma Lazarus in 1883: ‘tired,’ ‘poor,’ ‘huddled,’ ‘wretched,’ ‘homeless,’ and ‘tempest-tost.’ And people like that had to be imported back then. Jobs couldn’t, as today, be sent to them right where they were so unhappy. Yes, and they were coming here any way they could, by the tens of thousands.



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