Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Thanksgiving Day, October 14, 2013.

On this day let's collectively bow our heads and genuflect to the gods of the "New Canada" and recognize the continuous blessings and bounty each cohort of "new Canadians" bestows upon the people of this land for without their presence and "contribution" this country and we as a people would be lost and in a sorry, sad state.

Thanks for choosing Canada and contributing to our collective wealth and prosperity. We know your decision is selfless and your sacrifices are great to ensure that an already prosperous people remain prosperous even though I'm certain your countrymen back in your native lands need your skills and talents more than we do.

Thanks for the headaches; for being culturally belligerent, for the incessant demands for accommodation allowing you to integrate by not integrating; for the the long traffic jams and longer commute times; for more time away from friends, family, and leisure because who really wants that anyway?

Thanks for crowding our cityscapes and public transit; for subways we wouldn't need and for the tax increases to build them; for ugly urban sprawl neighbourhoods and for the destroyed rich farmlands and green spaces they now occupy; for the blight of condos that litter the skyline and an out of control, unaffordable housing market that puts us further and further into record levels of debt; for an affordable housing shortage; for making an affordable city unaffordable; a once livable city unlivable.

Thanks for oversupplying the labour market and for the downward pressure on incomes that adversely affects the most vulnerable of Canadians the most; for diversity hiring quotas that tell us race doesn't matter until it does.

Thanks for jobs you take, the ones Canadians won't do at that pay; thanks for being job creators, the jobs you create for yourself and your family. If it weren't for you then'd who run that corner store, nail salon, laundromat, or gas bar? And thanks for not doing your homework. If a bunch of Somalis can learn about how to scam Canada's refugee system without an internet connection how is it possible you couldn't have known that in Canada it will be tough for you to get a job in your filed with that degree from the Indian Institute of Technology.

Thanks for straining the health care system; for a doctor shortage by increasing patient supply; for putting it on the path to bankruptcy with your aged and sickly parents and with the inadequate amount of taxes you pay to support it. Deep down we really wanted a privatized system anyway.

Thanks for dodging taxes; for spending six months less a day outside Canada; for travelling to China with your Chinese passport even though you have dual citizenship or permanent residency. It's our pleasure to pay for the care of your elderly and education of your youth so you don't have to.

Thanks for removing billions of dollars from the Canadian economy to support foreign ones and to fund wars in lands we couldn't locate on a map. Why end the pain and suffering of a civil war in 5 years when you can keep it going for another 22? Besides, they look like so much fun its brightens our faces you bring them to our shores.

Thanks for the weakened social cohesion; thanks for not learning our language; thanks for the confusion on what a Canadian is to where the only thing binding us as a people now is the legal right to carry a Canadian passport and vote in elections. We thought we had a good idea of who we were but then you came along and told us we were wrong. Now we don't know who or what a Canadian is yet somehow everyone is a Canadian.

Thanks for treating the nation as just an economy to exploit and thinking of it as a shopping mall to satisfy your materialist fantasies; for helping it become that non-country we always knew it was.

Thanks for vote banks; for voting blocks; for ethnic vote pandering politics and politicians whose shortsighted personal ambitions blind them to the long-term consequences of their self-serving decisions; for an immigration system that better serves immigrants and immigrant communities over the needs of Canadians; for a weakened border and the loss of sovereignty; for the joke of an asylum system, the Singh decision, the costly IRB, and a fiscally burdensome immigration system that eats up tax dollars that should be invested into Canadian families instead.

Thanks for limiting our freedom of speech.

Thanks for colonizing Canada; for letting us better relate the country's indigenous peoples; for keeping the country's colonial history alive teaching us colonialism is great so long as you're the one doing it.

Thanks for strange holidays we don't recognize or celebrate, and thanks for black and orange day and Christmas "controversies" that are now as seasonal as gift giving, holiday trees, snow, and the arrival of Santa Clause.

Thanks for cultural festivals we don't go to and the over supply of ethnic restaurants many can't afford to eat at but at least your diverse culinary pallets gives us something positive to say about immigrants and multiculturalism because otherwise we're left scratching our heads.

Thanks for MDMA and THC, for khat and doda; for the Asian Organized Crime Task Force, the Tamil Task Force, and the Somali outreach unit; for the Malvern Crew and the Galloway Boys. It's nice to see immigrants add diversity to every aspect of Canadian society, including the crime stats.

And above all thanks for making us feel like strangers in our land; for being proud Canadians as you actively change the nation to reflect the one from whence you came.  We didn't invite you and don't really need you but you forced yourself upon us and now we have to put up with you. So thanks for the new Canada; something we didn't ask for nor do we really want but you're going to give it to us anyway whether we want it or not because it's not really about what we want is it? It's all about you.

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

If Canada's Youth Want A Future They Need To Be 'Red Pilled' On Immigration.

From the "when a better life for you means a worse life for us" files.

The Huffington Post reports:
Hovering around 16.9 per cent in 2012, Ontario's youth jobless rate “rivaled that of Michigan’s and was higher than Indiana, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin,” the CCPA said.
Supposedly economically weaker Quebec had a far lower youth jobless rate in 2012 — 13.7 per cent, the report found.{...}
The difference in unemployment rates between youth and adults in the province is the largest it’s ever been, the report found.{...}
Perhaps surprisingly, Toronto comes off particularly badly in the report. The percentage of youth with a job in Canada’s largest city is 43.5, the lowest of any region in the province. Toronto also has the largest gap between youth and adult employment rates, at 21.8 per cent, the report found.
“Toronto’s low employment rate comes from the withdrawal of 15–24 year olds from the labour force,” the report concludes.
The CCPA offers two possible reasons for why Ontario now has the worst youth job climate of any province outside the Maritimes: The “national economic shift away from manufacturing towards resource extraction,” and post-recession government austerity measures.
A third reason needs to be added: mass immigration. It's astounding the report didn't take this into account but the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives is a left of center think-thank and are willfully ignorant to the adverse effects of Canada's mass immigration policy. In any case here's the CCPA report.

So here we are. Three decades of unrestrained mass immigration that was allegedly needed to keep the economy going, businesses running, and Canadians employed has helped contribute to an alarmingly high youth unemployment rate in the nation's most populace province as well as it's largest city. Guess we didn't see that coming did we? How could have we when we are constantly blinded by the assumed benefits of shoveling hordes of the world's masses into the labour supply. And the fact that Ontario and it's capital city Toronto - the largest city in Canada and fourth largest in North America - receives the lion's share of immigrants probably has nothing to do with it. But just think of all the great ethnic restaurants they open. Too bad you don't have a job or one with a future that pays a living wage otherwise you might be able to afford to eat at one once in a while.

This report brings into sharp relief the need to abandon all faith in the purported prophetic powers of labour market analysts and economists when setting immigration targets; the self proclaimed "experts." When they were foretelling the decline in labour market supply due to Canada's low birth rate and retiring baby boomer cohort the remedy prescribed was increased immigration quotas to stave off the crash and keep the economy going. If we didn't do it the sky was going to fall. Now it's 2013 and those jobs either disappeared or moved overseas to the countries we are importing immigrants from and the baby boomers aren't retiring as quickly as expected. So have immigration targets declined to reflect this unforeseen reality? Not in the least. They have in fact increased.

Immigrants are not a source of job growth. They grow labour supply. Investment from the public and private sectors are sources of job growth and when activity from both do not keep up to satisfy the growth in immigrant driven labour supply don't act shocked when you get high youth unemployment. And the decline in investment by Canadian businesses in their workforce by some 40% since 1993 doesn't help much either.

The levels of irony here are rich. A major reason immigrants move to Canada is not necessarily for a better life for themselves - many having to toil just over the poverty line in jobs below their skills-set - but for their kids and to provide for them a future their homeland couldn't deliver. It's not far-fetched to assume that many of those youth affected by the high youth unemployment numbers are the "first generation" Canadian born children of immigrants. The system their immigrant parents sought to benefit from is now working to the disadvantage of their children. While the importation of their immigrant parents may have displaced Canadians from the workforce now immigrants are displacing the Canadian born children of immigrants. In karmic fashion it's the system feeding on itself illustrating why immigrants have a vested interest in seeing immigration quotas reduced.

Another level of irony is that the age bracket of the unemployment figures - ages 15 to 24 - tend to be the most supportive of Canada's immigration system. No surprises here as these are the years one is most indoctrinated to the imposed feelgood, multicult propaganda taught in the public education system. They are rarely exposed to contrarian views but hopefully finding a job, choosing a place to live, and living in the real world will wake them up.

Of course immigration isn't solely to blame. There are other factors at work that collectively contributes to unemployment figures. But immigration isn't helping things. It's making things difficult if not worse for Canada's rising generation and we need to see to it that they have an inheritance in the land of their birth. We don't work and save so that our neighbour's children have a future at the expense of our own. That's dysfunctional. On their part Canada's youth need to take the red pill on immigration matters. It's not racist to demand decreases in immigration quotas. A better life for immigrants shouldn't be built on a worse life for us.