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When Elites Slip Up and Say What They Really Think

13th February 2018

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While speaking before an audience of wealthy oligarchs in Dubai, George W. Bush opened his yap and told us what he really thought about illegal immigrants.

“Americans don’t want to pick cotton at 105 degrees, but there are people who want [to] put food on their family’s tables and are willing to do that. We ought to say thank you and welcome them.”

Gee, it’s almost as if he thinks illegal immigrants are just cheap menial laborers who can perform the work that is beneath him and his class. Although they may wrap it in sob-story rhetoric about compassion, or vacuous “we’re a nation of immigrant” platitudes, ultimately it’s about exploiting a source of cheap labor. (Leaving aside that a single operator in the air conditioned cab of a cotton harvester can pick more cotton in a day than a hundred indentured illegal servants.)

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