A NOTE FROM CIR:
For decades, immigration has been sold to us as a moral obligation, a financial requirement and a natural inevitability by greedy corporations putting big profits before what’s best for Canadians.
Support for an aggressive immigration policy has been marketed to us like a product by interests who are unconcerned for Canada but devoted to their shareholders. Almost everyone bought in, and those who show reluctance are derided. However, this latest move from RBC is such a clear example of why immigration is evil and how its justification to Canadians has been nothing but a scheme to perpetuate the worst aspects of capitalism.
Writ large, immigration creates an unlimited source of consumers and a race to the bottom for wage-payers by importing an increasingly desperate population of job seekers.
Marx had it almost right: immigration is the reserve army of labour, and an equally inexhaustible contingent of consumerism.
It is important to be reminded that sentiments critical of immigration are not strictly right-wing. Big business right-wingers can never get enough immigration. Big business wants open borders.read more