by Scott Creighton
(just a quick note)
A reader, flyinggabriel, left us a link in yesterday’s article that shows how New Zealand is also trying to use the addiction “crisis” in their country to justify Big Business hiring cheap foreign labor via the “refugee crisis”. Yesterday I wrote about how CNN was saying businesses in America are having to hire illegals and refugees because American job seekers are junkies.
The New Zealand government, with the enthusiastic help of the corporate MSM, have just trotted out the exact same accusation to justify it’s open-door immigration policy ie; that domestic workers can’t pass a drug test. (The failure rate is around 1%) Coincidence? I don’t think so.
At a time when people at least started to understand what addiction was as opposed to thinking it was all about a lack of character on behalf of those who suffer from it, this latest developing trend of propaganda promises to set recovery sciences back a decade or so. Obviously this is not the reason business wishes to hire cheap labor, either via illegal immigration or by bringing in refugees by the tens of thousands to further cripple the wage structure.
What’s more, by blaming the “junkies” for this hiring trend, the implication is that when you see an unemployed citizen of the nation, your friend, your neighbor, your family member, it’s “probably because they’re junkies” and that is horrendously dismissive.
Labeling the addicted with that kind of stigma is bad enough as it hearkens back to the dark ages, the Reefer Madness days in America.
But now this new line of propaganda in support of the further destabilization of wage structures in the U.S. (and apparently New Zealand) looks to brand a Scarlet Letter “J” for “junkie” on anyone who is unfortunate enough to be unemployed as well.
“Labour employment spokesman Grant Robertson said English’s comments were a “diversionary tactic” based on anecdotes rather than hard fact.
“In his pathetic defence of his Government’s failing immigration policy, the Prime Minister has managed to condemn a generation of Kiwi workers as druggies,” Robertson said.” Stuff
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