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A Modest Proposal, 2015

claud_alexander's picture

On reading this bit

But in setting up non-nationals as parasites, as a burden, as usurpers of national resources, and so on, European governments and their loyal media are generating a dangerous political fantasy.

from Jacobin's piece on Europe's migrant crisis, my reaction was "well, yes, but they also treat their own nationals as 'parasites and a burden' if they happen to be on welfare," and then it hit me.

Make it a work-requirement for people on welfare or "benefits" to search-and-expel migrants, then deploy them in the manpower-intensive job of patrolling every square meter of the border. In US terms, the INS becomes the WPA of the neoliberal era. You're welcome.

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