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NEW COLUMN: Visas for ‘The Brilliant’ Is Kushner Code For Replacing You

Business, Donald Trump, Kids, Labor, Outsourcing

NEW COLUMN is “Visas for ‘The Brilliant’ Is Kushner Code For Replacing You.” It’s now on WND.COM, the Unz Review and Townhall.com.

An excerpt:

“The U.S. government discriminates ‘against genius’ and ‘brilliance’ with its immigration system,” asserted President Trump, as he rolled out Jared Kushner’s immigration plan.

The president has insisted that “companies are moving offices to other countries because our immigration rules prevent them from retaining highly skilled and even … totally brilliant people.”

While it’s true that U.S. immigration policy selects for low moral character by rewarding unacceptable risk-taking and law-breaking—it’s incorrect to say that it doesn’t “create a clear path for top talent.”

Kibitzing about a shortage of talent-based immigration visas is just Mr. Kushner channeling the business and tech lobby’s interests.

No doubt, Big Business wants the “good” old days back. They currently operate in a labor market. They don’t like that, because, in a labor market, firms compete for workers and wages are bid up. Companies don’t like a labor market. They prefer that workers compete for jobs and wages not rise.

Multinationals, moreover, are stateless corporations. They are “global beasts with vast balance-sheets” and no particular affinity for American labor. But it’s not only about the Benjamins (to borrow from a U.S. congresswoman who, too, dislikes Americans).

The “men” who run multinationals are true believers. They are social justice warriors first; businessmen second. Tech traitors like the FAANG—Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix, Google—are certainly radical leftists, who believe in replacing American labor as a creed and as a principle to live by.

Back to the talent-shortage myth. The 2017 IEEE-USA Employment Survey, which appears to be the latest from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, has some “bad news.” “The nearly two-thirds of U.S. IEEE members who reported being unemployed at some point during 2016, had not been re-employed by mid-April of 2017.” Hopefully, the updated report will be more upbeat.

Still, there is unemployment in the ranks of American electrical engineers. Yet for years, consumers of the H-1B visa (multinationals) have insisted they were bringing in the best and the brightest because America had too few, if any at all. Not true. The H-1B visa brings in ordinary workers to displace ordinary Americans, the kind the IEEE tracks.

Why doesn’t the president know that the H-1B visa category is a huge high-tech hoax, not a special visa for highly skilled individuals? It goes mostly to average workers. “Indian business-process outsourcing companies, which predominantly provide technology support to corporate back offices,” by the Economist’s accounting.

Overall, the work done by the H-1B intake does not require independent judgment, critical reasoning or higher-order thinking. “Average workers; ordinary talent doing ordinary work,” attest the experts who’ve been studying this intake for years. The master’s degree is the exception within the H-1B visa category.

While visa advocates—economist Stephen Moore, Trump’s adviser, is one—perpetuate the tall tale that the H-1B visa provides a steady supply of talent; visa opponents, for their part, like to cry croc about exploitation and slave-labor. I guess they think that misplaced compassion adds force to their arguments.

H-1B visa holders are not paid inferior wages. From the fact that an oversupply of high-tech workers has lowered wages for all techies, it does not follow that these (average) men and women are being exploited. Rather, it is the glut of average worker bees—their abundance—that has depressed wages for all. Which is just the way billionaire businessmen like it.

More significantly, and as this column has attempted to inform, since 2008, there is a visa category reserved exclusively for individuals with extraordinary abilities and achievement. It doesn’t displace ordinary Americans.

It’s the O-1 visa.  There is no cap on the number of O-1 visa entrants allowed. …

… READ THE REST. Visas for ‘The Brilliant’ Is Kushner Code For Replacing You” is now on WND.COM, the Unz Review and Townhall.com.

UPDATE IX (6/23/019): Blocked By Twitter

Business, Cultural Marxism, Free Speech, Ilana Mercer, Left-Liberalism, Liberty, Technology

Twitter has blocked my account and is trying to extort a phone number from me. I never give these shysters any—but any—contact other than my public email. I can’t fathom why people give in and share personal information like a mobile phone number with these crooks.

I am literally off-the-grid when it comes to my mobile phone. (Why so weak? Resist. Stand for individualism.) The Twitter blocking is probably because I shared an innocent email of a terribly ugly Paris-based building, embodying “nihilism and liberalism.”

This accurate description of Paris’ modern aesthetic ethos came via—OMG!— Richard Spencer. Ridiculous. Fuck Twitter. Their patronizing time-out for those of us who do no conform is pathetic.

You can find me on Gab: https://gab.com/ILANAMERCER.

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UPDATE I (4/16/019): There is Right and there are Israel Firster, neocon Republicans like Ben Shapiro. We of the Old True Right are the true victims of censorship. The other establishment elites just get together on Fox News to kvetch about how libtards, who don’t know Left from Right, make them sad. As for President Donald J. Trump: He has generally defended the fake right. Or, as Jack Kerwick calls it, the Big Con.

UPDATE II: This might have been what got my Twitter account restricted. What’s objectionable about it? Asking why Millennial morons get to censor speech? The question itself is objectionable.

UPDATE III (4/17): Thanks to all who have shared my plight.

Via Gab:  

Author and Townhall.com writer @ILANAMERCER was recently censored and deplatformed by Twitter for wrongthink, so I figured I would highlight her recent work here on /g/GreatAwakening to help compensate. Here’s one of her more recent columns on the Mueller probe, in which she makes some interesting points about the way the Cabal stitches its storylines together …

MORE.

General Gab thread is here.

UPDATE IV (4/20/019): This is what the shakedown notice looks like to the Twitter account holder, who’s been placed on time-out by his or her moral superiors at Twitter:

“Excellent.”

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“We will make the political pariah cough-up her most private information, or else she’ll remain in the doghouse.”

UPDATE V (22/4):

UPDATED VI (5/27/019): Removing Followers. Oh, yes.

UPDATE VII: (6/20/019): 

Top #Borders hashtags on Twitter are all radically liberal. What a fucking farce.  My #Borders hashtags go nowhere but to my Followers, who dwindle by the day (while on Gab, they increase).

https://twitter.com/hashtag/Borders?src=hash

UPDATE VIII: (6/5/019):

Twitter has blocked my account for the 2nd time in 2 months (April’s blocking: http://barelyablog.com/blocked-by-twitter/).

And some of you still think Ben Shaprio, neocon and Israel-Firster extraordinaire, threatens the status quo in any meaningful way. Some of you actually believe establishment elites when they get together on Fox News to kvetch about how libtards, who don’t know their Left from their Right, make them sad. As for President Donald J. Trump: He has generally defended the fake right. Or, as Jack Kerwick calls the object of Trump’s support: The Big Con.

I’ll eventually do something about getting unblocked. My woke readers (rightist-woke) have shown me the way on that front. But, for now, I’ll enjoy the peace away from the disorganized group-think of Twitter. (Gab is great; I’m there.)

UPDATE IX (6/23/019):

Justin Amash “faux-libertarian viewpoints … echo that of the billionaire oligarchs Koch Brothers. … He opposes “removing Big Tech’s sweetheart exemptions in Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.”

UPDATED (4/3/019): The American Dream? Forget The White Picket Fence And The House

Business, Economy, Globalism, IMMIGRATION, Labor, Nationhood, Private Property

CBS News:

Even with rising wages and falling mortgage rates, Americans can’t afford a home in more than 70 percent of the country. Out of 473 U.S. counties analyzed in a report, 335 listed median home prices more than what average wage earners could afford, according to a report from ATTOM Data Solutions. Among them are the counties that include Los Angeles and San Diego in California, as well as Miami-Dade County in Florida and Maricopa County in Arizona.

Naturally, realtors prefer a tight housing market driven, in part, by an unending influx of immigrants:

… swaths of America have seen local housing fundamentally altered by an influx of new immigrant groups—sometimes in surprising ways that fly in the face of prevailing narratives.

There are now about 42 million immigrants from just about every country in the world living in the U.S., making up about 13% of the overall population, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. They’re a wildly diverse group, but they’re bound by a common desire: to build a better life for themselves and their families.

“Immigrants are a big driving force for housing markets across the nation,” says Kusum Mundra, an economics professor at Rutgers University, Newark. “Most want the American dream, which is to own a home.”

UPDATES (4/3/019): Kushner vs. Deplorables:

Deplorables:

Boeing 737 Max Disaster Reflects Boeing’s Design ‘Philosophy’

Business, Regulation, Technology, The State

Bill Scott:
“The current problem with the brand new Boeing 737 Max stems from a major, disastrous shift in Boeing design philosophy that now allows computers to control critical functions without pilots’ knowledge or control. Pilots MUST be kept in the loop and be able to disconnect all automated flight-control functions with one switch on the control column and/or throttle(s). The Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS) on the B737-8 MAX aircraft violates that (and other) tenets that Boeing once considered sacrosanct. And the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) let them get away with it.”

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William B. Scott, author of “The Permit,” is a full-time author and consultant. He retired in 2007 as the Rocky Mountain Bureau Chief for Aviation Week & Space Technology. Over a 22-year career with the international magazine, he wrote more than 2,500 stories, and received 17 editorial awards. He is a coauthor of two other novels, “Space Wars: The First Six Hours of World War III” and “Counterspace: The Next Hours of World War III,” and a nonfiction book, “Inside the Stealth Bomber: The B-2 Story.”

During a nine-year Air Force career, Bill served as aircrew on classified airborne-sampling missions, collecting nuclear debris by flying through radioactive clouds; an electronics engineering officer at the National Security Agency, developing satellite communications security systems; and an instrumentation and flight test engineer on U.S. Air Force fighter and transport aircraft development programs.

Bill is a Flight Test Engineer graduate of the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School and a licensed commercial pilot with instrument and multi-engine ratings. He has logged approximately 2,000 hours on 80 aircraft types, and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from California State University-Sacramento.