The Spark

the Voice of
The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

“Illegal” Immigrants?
Not When They Need Cannon Fodder!

Aug 1, 2016

In the House last month, a majority, made up of Democrats AND Republicans, voted down two conservative proposals to stop the Obama administration from enlisting young undocumented workers into the military.

Conservatives like to rail against “illegal” immigrants, when members of both parties know full well that the bosses benefit from using workers who are afraid of being deported at any moment.

But they can’t afford that when it comes to the military. So what they call “illegal” in one area, they’re perfectly happy to waive when they enlist soldiers in the military.

As one Democratic politician put it, “Simply put, we shouldn’t let political posturing stand in the way of our military’s requirement goals.”

Yes, these politicians are fully capable of ignoring this false division when it comes to finding cannon fodder to send off to their wars.