Domestic Conflicts Cripple U.S, Superpower Claims, Says Chamber SpeakerIan Bremmer, Ph.D
Bremmer cited the expanding debate over abortion because the Supreme Court is reportedly willing to return the debate to state legislatures some 50 years after the court tried to solve the issue by itself in Washington D.C
The abortion debate used to be “much less politicized,” Bremmer said, adding:
The diverse political divisions are making it difficult for U.S. leaders to negotiate and enforce consistent international policies, he said:
The non-diverse state of China is better able to decide and enforce international deals under its authoritarian leaders, according to Bremmer:
Bremmer cited abortion but did not tag the deeper U.S. domestic conflicts over economic divisions and the extraction migration.
Bremmer may have been quiet about those topics because the U.S. Chamber strongly supports the profitable economic strategy of extraction migration.
The policy of extraction migration is also backed by progressives who wish to transform the U.S. from a society governed by European-origin civic culture into a progressive-led empire of diverse, competing, and resentful identity groups.
“We’re trying to become the first multiracial, multi-ethnic superpower in the world,” Rep. Rohit Khanna (D-CA), told the New York Times on March 21. “It will be an extraordinary achievement … we will ultimately triumph,” he insisted.
Similarly, one of the New York Times‘ top editors, Jia Lynn Yang, views immigration as a way to discard Americans’ European-centric culture. She wrote in her 2020 pro-migration book, titled One Mighty and Irresistible Tide:
“There are no peer analogues for the United States’ current political divisions,” said a January 2022 report by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace:
Yascha Mounk, another university progressive, has been widely praised by progressives for cheerleading for the political transformation of the once-coherent United States. But in an April 19 podcast interview, he admitted that diversity imported by progressives makes it difficult to preserve the democracy that progressives claim to support:
Mounk is a German-born progressive academic at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies in Washington D.C.
The underlying problem is universal human psychology, not rhetoric or politicians, Mounk admitted. “One of the things that make it difficult to make diverse democracies work are the fundamental elements of human psychology [including] the fact that we have a very strong tendency to favor the in-group and discriminate against the outgroup.”
Meanwhile, President Joe Biden’s group of progressive deputies favored the inflow of more than one million economic migrants through the southern border in 2021, despite popular laws requiring the outsiders to be detained until their pleas for asylum are decided.
Since at least 1990, the D.C. establishment has extracted tens of millions of migrants and visa workers from poor countries to serve as legal or illegal workers, temporary workers, consumers, and renters for various U.S. investors and CEOs.
This economic strategy of Extraction Migration has no stopping point. It is brutal to ordinary Americans because it cuts their career opportunities, shrinks their salaries and wages, raises their housing costs, and has shoved at least ten million American men out of the labor force.
Extraction migration also distorts the economy and curbs Americans’ productivity, partly because it allows employers to use stoop labor instead of machines. Migration also reduces voters’ political clout, undermines employees’ workplace rights, and widens the regional wealth gaps between the Democrats’ coastal states and the Republicans’ Heartland and southern states.
An economy built on extraction migration also alienates young people and radicalizes Americans’ democratic, compromise-promoting civic culture because it allows wealthy elites to ignore young people and despairing Americans at the bottom of society.
The policy is hidden behind a wide variety of excuses and explanations, such as the claim that the U.S. is a “Nation of Immigrants” or that Americans have a duty to accept foreign refugees. But the economic strategy also kills many migrants, exploits poor people, splits foreign families, and extracts wealth from the poor home countries.
Not surprisingly, the wealth-shifting extraction migration policy is very unpopular, according to a wide variety of polls. The polls show deep and broad public opposition to labor migration and the inflow of foreign contract workers into jobs sought by young U.S. graduates.