Article By Joshua Broom
Questionable votes. Identity politics. Cheap labor. Working class resentment.
Maybe trite in 2018, but it bears repeating that each hot-button issue above clearly defines how lax borders have fractured America.
Annually, however, 1.5 million legal immigrants still enter the United States. But why? Do we really need the added strain on national infrastructure? Does anyone outside the flyover states care?
That number, of course, doesn’t account for an estimated 12.5 million undocumented aliens which already distend their host land’s fiscal, industrial, and political sectors.
Such imposing statistics naturally create rifting edginess among America’s generations-old working class. They see once familiar haunts remade in an uncomfortable, diversified image.
Though, heartland anxieties further heighten alongside Democratic vitriol aimed at President Trump’s immigration policies.
Since January 20, 2017 progressives have routinely flouted ICE protocol. Moreover, several blue states have used every conceivable measure to fortify or create new sanctuary areas to help illegal immigrants succeed against tax-paying American counterparts in direct job market competition.
In light of this bush-league politicking, middle-American outrage is expected and real.
For each day, lifelong U.S. citizens witness prospects of upward mobility diminish amid rapidly shifting demographics: shifts made to solely further the political and financial interests of America’s top one percent.
That rapacious ‘one percent’, led by politicians, donors, and CEO’s, have unleashed an irrevocable schism across American society. With obscene wealth, they have also altered national labor practices and voting laws in order to remain on top.
Recent statistics show that 3 million illegal aliens cast a ballot in the 2016 Presidential election —a number sure to rise in 2020 and beyond. Further, reliable data finds 20 percent of American workers are either legal or illegal immigrants —again, another number which is sure to rise in coming years.
Facing those bleak obstacles, the only recourse for America’s marginalized, rural working class was to make a booming political statement.
However, the ensuing identity politics devised by leftists to shout down this conservative rebuke border on asinine, as well as petty.
Labels such as racist, xenophobe, and intolerant are favored by elites, and their adherents, to shame an already beleaguered, majority-white voting bloc which simply fought for basic survival in this changing climate. Who could blame the red-wave, though?
Many of these Trumpers also gave decades of service to their employer and community, yet now face the prospects of unemployment, character assault, and neighbors they cannot communicate with. And these incoming neighbors stubbornly, in many instances, refuse to learn English and expect natural-born United States citizens to adopt their language.
Such as much is enough to anger anyone. And it isn’t ‘racist’ or ‘xenophobic’ to show that frustration. Though, many working-class Americans do remain politically silent today for fear of being labeled a bigot.
It’s a tough time for conservatives who simply wish the immigration laws of this country are upheld
My name is Joshua Broom. In addition to moonlighting as a former sports blog editor, my recent work has appeared on various conservative sites. I write about the hard truths which face conservative thinkers, circa 2018.