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A Theory of Objectivist Parenting
Amy – I hear you talk to Yaron on immigration today. He said that in an ideal world (with laissez faire and after we’ve dealt with Iran and Saudi Arabia) we should have open immigration, even of Muslims.
I don’t have Yaron’s email, but does he realize that –
1. This would allow unlimited 3d world immigration into the USA and would turn the US into a de facto 3d world country. All these hundreds of millions of people would come from countries that are even more collectivist and altruist than the USA. And I’m not joking about the numbers – half of Mexicans (pop. 120 million) have said they would move here.
2. Europe and Israel would in short order become Islamic. That means eventually the majority of policemen and prosecutors and judges would be Muslims. Would cases of FGM or the rapes of Kaffir women be prosecuted?
Really, has Yaron given any thought to this?
Here’s the deal: supposing you had open borders. Supposing the immigrants contracted to work for (say) $3 an hour and live three families in a house. Since this is a voluntary contract, a doctrinaire Objectivist might claim, all sides profit. The employer gets cheap labor so he can deliver goods & services at the lowest possible price. The consumer profits because they gain goods & services at those low prices. And the immigrants profit because they make more money than they would have made had they stayed in their home countries.
What happens when the immigrants get fed up with working for $3 an hour and living three families to a house? What happens when they take it to the streets in protest? And start burning cars? And assault our Objectivist’s sons in the schoolyard. And groom his daughters as sex slaves? Or perhaps invades his house and cuts him to pieces with pangas?
Does our Objectivist wag his finger and tell the immigrants they have violated the terms of the contract? Call the cops with SWAT teams kicking down doors? Or does our Objectivist hide under the bed and wonder what happened to his high minded doctrines?
Lest you think I am using hyperbole, this is precisely what is happening now in Europe and South Africa. Third world immigrants are burning cars, and assaulting children, and massacring entire families.
Right, but in the system Yaron has in mind, there would be no government welfare programs to attract people looking for a handout, no “catch and release” of criminals, and discrimination would be allowed.