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The Cody Blog: On Protectionism as Racism Redux

Monday, January 09, 2006

On Protectionism as Racism Redux

Great article in WSJ today reminding everyone how un-American and racist in roots (and, though the article didn't make the point, how unproductive, un-virtuous and harmful to the economy) the anti-immigration laws in this country are.

Let people who want to come to this country in. Any of 'em. The more, the merrier, the better for our economy, the better for each of us. And it's constitutional. It's what this country is all about. Yet another red-taped-filled, morally corrupt bureaucracy for us free-thinkers to take down!

For more on my take of how protectionism is simply this generation's racism read this post from the past:

Protectionism is the New Racism

...Today a black woman is a likely front runner for the Presidency of the most powerful country in the history of the planet and a black man is a front runner for the Pope! The end of mass racism is nigh.

If you look back at how racists used to rationalize their beliefs, they often centered around economics. “Those niggers take our jobs,” so said the white supremists for oh so many years. Of course, the reality is that widespread upward mobility allows for economies to grow, which in turn creates value and wealth for everyone who’s willing to partake in the economy. It’s not a sum zero game. It’s a virtuous cycle of growth and value...


Blogger RDS said...

I'm not understanding the link you draw between border security, racism, and protectionism. Your quick handed paint job of all border security proponents as "racist" indicates that you've already lost all credibilty. Stop name calling and try to take into consideration that completely open borders may no longer be in our best interest.

This country needs complete immigration reform from the bottom up. Maybe we could have a real debate without the dealing the race card.

1/09/2006 05:22:00 PM  
Blogger Cody Willard said...

Hmm, maybe you can show me where I "paint all border security proponents as 'racist'", because I sure don't remember and sure can't find where I typed that!

1/09/2006 05:28:00 PM  
Blogger RDS said...

"Protectionism as Racism"
"how unproductive, un-virtuous and harmful to the economy) the anti-immigration laws in this country are"

You didn't need to explicetely pen it, but the spirt of your post is loud and clear....you believe protecting our southern border is racism.

1/09/2006 10:49:00 PM  
Blogger brad said...

bravo cody - i've been saying for many years let everyone in who wants in.....i mean, if we have 'enemies,' us vs. them, then if all 'them' become 'us,' we win. right? but it's not about winning vs. losing on a state level; it's about human equality, freedom and making the best of the here and now.

1/10/2006 01:06:00 PM  
Blogger RDS said...

Brad and Cody's liberal thinking is going to get us all killed.

Could liberalism be the greatest threat to US sovereignty and survival?

1/12/2006 05:43:00 PM  
Blogger Cody Willard said...

Liberalism? The way that phrase is used today is to describe socialist pigs like Democrats. And for record, I'm as anti-Republican and and their socialist pig platforms as I am anti-the "liberals".

It's called free-thinking. Try not to box me into your little pigeonholes that make you feel comfortable. Seriously.

1/12/2006 05:50:00 PM  

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