posted on Jun, 20 2014 @ 11:36 PM
a reply to: Night Star
It's a hard pill to swallow, unless you have tasted the pill first hand. Many people out there are oblivious, because their particular job hasn't
been effected yet. I have been there, and done that. I denied the problem for years, until the problem became mine.
It wasn't just crop pickers getting pushed out by illegals, but the construction industry. Even here in canada, due to collusion of the government
flying people in here, paying half their rent, all so the factory owners can pay peanuts instead of hiring people at a wage normal people can live
Now I see the problem, and I was a part of that problem. I considered myself above the crop pickers, and didn't hear their pleas. I was better than
them, because I learned a trade, and was making good money. I considered myself better than people that did many jobs. I was dead wrong, and didn't
realize until it was my job encroached upon. It's like that parable, they came for the "blah" and I said nothing, because I thought myself better
than those people. Then they came for the "blah" and I said nothing because I considered myself better than them too. I guess a substitute for the
first two "blah"s could be house cleaners and landscapers. I didn't get angry until it was me and my construction business that went exctinct.
Couldn't compete with companies that hire 3 on the books, and another 12 off the books at slave wages.