Lion of the Blogosphere

Robots can replace immigrant farmworkers!

with 52 comments

Advantages of Robots:

  • Don’t commit crime
  • Don’t vote for Democrats
  • Don’t cause traffic jams commuting to work
  • Don’t litter
  • Taxpayers don’t have to pay for their healthcare
  • Taxpayers don’t have to pay for their kids’ education
  • Taxpayers don’t have to pay for their social security benefits
  • Create jobs for non-immigrant robot mechanics and robot programmers.
  • Early adoption of robots lead to more R&D eventually leading to a household robot that will clean my bathroom and cook for me.

Advantages of Immigrants:

  • I can’t think of any

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

November 20, 2018 at EST pm

Posted in Immigration, Robots

52 Responses

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  1. I saw that and thought the same thing. It can’t happen soon enough.

    destructure

    November 20, 2018 at EST pm

  2. “A new life awaits you in the off-world colonies.
    The chance to begin again a land of opportunity and adventure!”

    Oswald Spengler

    November 20, 2018 at EST pm

  3. Robots are more European. Illegal immigrants are in poor taste.

    Slade

    November 20, 2018 at EST pm

  4. this is just another example of how libertarians are wrong about everything. scarce or artificially dear labor motivates technical progress. a high minimum wage has the same effect as e-verify on unskilled immigration.

    suicide by libertarian overdose

    November 20, 2018 at EST pm

    • just like restriction of skilled immigration motivates government and employers to spend on worker training. it was a commenter here who mentioned that as it is there is no motivation to improve the education system as trained foreigners can be used in place of americans.

      suicide by libertarian overdose

      November 20, 2018 at EST pm

  5. and in general no human being, however dumb, should be doing something a robot can do as well or better.

    suicide by libertarian overdose

    November 20, 2018 at EST pm

  6. But if the robots are designed and built by Big Tech, they may be programmed to vote for Democrats.

    On the other hand, if the robots’ AI is smart enough to realize that Democrats want to replace robot jobs with cheap immigrant labor, the robots may rebel and vote Republican.

    As for the advantages of immigrants, you should know by now from the fakestream media that they enrich us with diversity and that Studies Have Shown that diversity is good.

    Hermes

    November 20, 2018 at EST pm

  7. But robots are less vibrantly diverse…and every decent person knows that diversity is our strength (and our redeemer).

    Won’t someone think of the vibrant diversity? If we allow robots to take immigrants’ jobs, all of that diversity will be lost in time…like tears in rain.

    Oswald Spengler

    November 20, 2018 at EST pm

  8. This can also be done by raising the minimum wage. And enforcing it.

    99.9% Fine

    November 20, 2018 at EST pm

  9. You can’t make bastard children with a robot.

    Monsieur le Baron

    November 20, 2018 at EST pm

    • Right. And more importantly, who’s gonna be doing the raping?

      driveallnight

      November 20, 2018 at EST pm

      • Immigrants create good paying police jobs and drive demand for new home security products.

        Curle

        November 20, 2018 at EST pm

      • Quoth Ladimir Lovin’, “Who, whom?”

        Monsieur le Baron

        November 21, 2018 at EST am

    • Is this supposed to be a dig at Arnold Schwarzenegger?

      Lowe

      November 20, 2018 at EST pm

  10. Why don’t people on the right support a very high minimum wage then? It would accelerate the move towards capital investments in automation across the economic landscape. Once the initial investments are made, diffusion throughout the economy/sector is the easy part as costs rapidly come down.

    Simba of the Blogosphere

    November 20, 2018 at EST pm

    • “Why don’t people on the right support a very high minimum wage then?”

      Because Ayn Rand. Because they are cucks to big business and the Koch Brothers.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      November 20, 2018 at EST pm

      • Because mythos of the Protestant work ethic.

        Seth Largo (@SethLargo)

        November 20, 2018 at EST pm

      • You don’t need to go as far as Ayn Rand. Milton Friedman will get you there.

        Hermes

        November 20, 2018 at EST pm

  11. Yes, odd how nobody mentions the externalities of allowing so many migrant farm workers in. The only concern is “food rotting in the fields”. I’ve heard that the exploitive ag industry is the main force stopping e-verify. Ag employers want to continue to break the law with impunity.

    Steverino@Steverino.com

    November 20, 2018 at EST pm

  12. Advantages?

    TACOS.

    Ronald McDonald

    November 20, 2018 at EST pm

    • Latin American food is indeed very tasty! Although I am sure that robochefs can be programmed to cook it just as well.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      November 20, 2018 at EST pm

      • With the use of a strange item known as a cookbook, even your average deplorable can be programmed to cook tacos.

        Lowe

        November 20, 2018 at EST pm

      • It definitely isn’t. Ironically, the best Latino food is Tex Mex. The further south you go, the blander and more pedestrian it gets.

        Fact Checker

        November 21, 2018 at EST pm

    • Good point. As we all know, “muh spicy food” is the mic-drop, irrefutable, debate-settling argument proving conclusively that America must continue taking in millions of third world immigrants every year for eternity, because the most important thing in the universe (except maybe for not being a racist) is having spicy food. After all, it’s not like we can get recipes or anything.

      Hermes

      November 20, 2018 at EST pm

      • It’s cultural appropriation if you’re an SJW or crassly gauche and inauthentic if you’re a SWPI to have white chefs prepare ethnic foods from nonwhite countries for you!

        Sid

        November 21, 2018 at EST am

  13. I guess we’ll have a population of idle, unemployed Hispanic men the size of a Latin American country inside our own within a few decades. What could go wrong?

    Ronald McDonald

    November 20, 2018 at EST pm

    • Ah, thanks for this. No more blackpilling from me about who’ll handle the raping.

      driveallnight

      November 20, 2018 at EST pm

    • If that’s the case, then the government could subsidize their tuition at coding boot camps so they can be trained to be highly skilled, well paid software developers.

      E. Rekshun

      November 20, 2018 at EST pm

    • Don’t kid yourself, we already have the population of several nations inside of our borders.

      Panther of the Blogocube

      November 20, 2018 at EST pm

  14. As automation catches on, don’t be surprised if some Democrat talking head doesn’t try to make the case that it needs to regulated to ensure that it doesn’t result in the need for fewer or no immigrants. Then some genius will suggest that if jobs are to be lost, that older white males should step aside so that women and immigrants and minorities can remain employed.

    And IIRC, Bill Gates has proposed a tax on robots above and beyond the sales tax that is paid when the new machine is purchased, on the premise that automation deprives the government of federal income and FICA taxes it would otherwise collect. By that line of reasoning, modern earth moving machinery for example should be heavily taxed, because all those guys who used to dig ditches with shovels lost their jobs and are no longer paying taxes.

    Sgt. Joe Friday

    November 20, 2018 at EST pm

    • Beep, beep. I am BILL GATES. Error, error. It does not compute.

      Lowe

      November 20, 2018 at EST pm

  15. ask any SWPL/Yuppie why they favor immigration, and you will always get the same answer: all the good little restaurants the immigrants open.

    Yes, it’s worth ruining our country to be able to eat charming ethnic food at cheap prices. In their minds. Though they steadfastly refuse to admit the “ruining our country” part. They just know they love the food.

    amused observer

    November 20, 2018 at EST pm

    • They don’t give a shit about the food. They have to say something, in order to avoid badthink. The food is the best thing they can come up with. That it’s totally stupid doesn’t matter. Thoughtcrime averted.

      Lowe

      November 20, 2018 at EST pm

      • Nah, rich people really do care about the food.

        Your average young person of the upper middle class almost certainly cares more about a piece of avocado toast than the life of a deplorable. Maybe even one hundred deplorables.

        Avocado toast tastes good and makes them feel good, while deplorables smell bad and yell a lot.

        Monsieur le Baron

        November 21, 2018 at EST am

      • The average black smells as much or more than a deplorable, and yells about 3x as much. Liberal whites avoid blacks assiduously, but adore them in the abstract, so smelliness and loudness can’t be why they dislike deplorables, in person and in abstract. They dislike deplorables because deplorables are badwhites: whites who engage in badthink.

        Avoiding thoughtcrime, and punishing it where they find it, are the defining characteristics of liberal whites. They don’t have beliefs as much as self-serving rationalizations for why they shouldn’t be in the gulag.

        You’re wrong that liberals are doing rational calculations about how much they value tacos over deplorables. It’s childishly easy to see anybody can make a taco or some Asian or African dish. Talking about food is just a way of signalling to others that they’re compliant, that there’s no need to go after them. Even silence would be interpreted as non-compliance, as commenters have pointed out in other threads. Silent assent is not good enough. You have to produce noises that indicate participation in the group fantasy, whether they make sense or not, otherwise you are a thoughtcriminal.

        Someone else pointed out that a liberal can come up with reasons for why whites shouldn’t make dishes like tacos: it’s inauthentic, or cultural appropriation. Those are other ways of saying “it’s bad because they told me so.” You rarely even look at people in a restaurant kitchen, and one hand is as good as another. It’s all a made up story, which can’t hold up under examination, but doesn’t need to, because anyone who would examine it is a thoughtcriminal. It’s almost better that it all be stupid, because that way you can draw out the thoughtcriminals into objecting to it.

        Lowe

        November 21, 2018 at EST am

      • Blacks can be infantilized for holiness points.

        Fear of the gulag? What gulag? Losing your job? Big deal, that’s why money exists. Just go home and enjoy the money. The SWPLs signal and do leftie things because they enjoy it.

        If you’re talking about liberal proles, they’ll get the bullet too. They’re Quislings working against their own kind.

        Monsieur le Baron

        November 21, 2018 at EST pm

      • Sure, there is fear and signalling driving the ratchet. But why this ratchet? Why not mangos for Mao?

        There are enough true believers who actually enjoy it. It’s not all cynicism.

        Monsieur le Baron

        November 21, 2018 at EST pm

      • The term “gulag” is figurative of course. H/e for most the professional and social penalties of wrongthink are serious. Most of them believe the propaganda. I am not accusing liberal whites of cynicism, but being pathetic, beaten dogs.

        I claim they say “But the food is so good,” because they are pathetic, beaten dogs that unconsciously jump to please their oppressors. Not because they actually give a shit about the food. White liberals are disgusting Uncle Toms whose worldviews are shaped by fear and weakness.

        Lowe

        November 21, 2018 at EST pm

      • To point out the obvious, avocado toast is literally the easiest thing to make in the world — thus making it the perfect example to illustrate liberals’ lack of concrete reasoning skills.

        Fact Checker

        November 21, 2018 at EST pm

    • Charming ethnic food = Dingy shitholes that probably don’t meet code for cleanliness, but definitely meet code for virtue signalling!

      Panther of the Blogocube

      November 20, 2018 at EST pm

    • We don’t have enough authentic Texas style smokehouse BBQ restaurants in this country. There’s like 3 taco shops within 15 miles of me in SW Michigan but if I want authentic BBQ, I have to drive 30 miles to Indiana. I’m sure it’s like this for everybody else, except for anybody in Texas or the Carolinas.

      Ronald McDonald

      November 20, 2018 at EST pm

      • Where is it? Michigan City? LaPorre?

        Marty

        November 20, 2018 at EST pm

  16. Robots also don’t relieve themselves in the fields on the crops they are harvesting.

    Ashley Squishy

    November 20, 2018 at EST pm

  17. “Taxpayers don’t have to pay for their social security benefits”

    Illegal immigrants get social security benefits?

    beancrusher

    November 20, 2018 at EST pm

    • No, they don’t. And illegal immigrants don’t vote Democrat either, they don’t vote at all. But Lion’s basic point holds.

      Peter Akuleyev

      November 21, 2018 at EST am

      • Ohhhh, on the contrary. If progs get their way, illegals will get benefits and be able to vote. It’s sacred.

        Curt Kobeen

        November 21, 2018 at EST am

      • If progs get their way, there won’t be such a thing as an illegal immigrant. I almost wish they did get their way, throw open the borders, and let another 100 -200 million arrive over the next decade.

        Selfishly, I know I would be fine in the economic fallout, and I can hardly think of a better way to destroy public programs like welfare, medicaid, and social security. They wouldn’t be abolished, of course. If anything they’d be praised publicly more and more, but the value provided would decline to the point that our public services would be worth the same as those in Latin America, i.e. very little.

        It would also cause more progressive deaths due to crime, and hopefully push whites to start thinking like a racial minority, and lobbying for set asides for themselves. I know I can’t count on that last part happening, but to me the destruction of public goods is almost worth it, by itself.

        As a bonus it would basically be the end of the progressive agenda on items like abortion and women’s rights, since third world immigrants are universally indifferent or opposed to these. It’s almost funny how badly things would go for progressive causes with unlimited third world immigration. If not for crimestop they’d be able to think this through to its ultimate conclusion.

        Lowe

        November 21, 2018 at EST am

      • You aren’t trying to beat the progressives. You’re trying to beat the elites and the elites have a very different agenda – subjugation.

        The current landscape is libertarians (and other right wing autists) vs trumpists vs progressives vs elites.

        The elites only care about power. They want to be our feudal lords. The 100-200 million will only let them win in this existential war. Fuck them, don’t let them win. Don’t give up. Not because there’s anything worth preserving, but because they are canniving whiny bitches who didn’t earn the right to rule. They fancy themselves like the European aristocracies of old. In reality are just “striver-faggot-poors”; prole usurpers. They are entitled to shit.

        Paul Ryan's Sickly Old Lap Dog

        November 21, 2018 at EST pm

  18. The displaced immigrant farm workers will just become roofers and lawn service guys.

    E. Rekshun

    November 22, 2018 at EST am

  19. Wikipedia has at least six serious sources describing the benefits of illegal immigrants to the US economy. @Lion, what are your sources?

    Trap-and-skeet

    November 23, 2018 at EST pm


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