The Spark

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

Liars’ Dirty Work

Aug 30, 2010

At this time of high and prolonged unemployment, foreclosures and pay cuts, demagogues repeat the lie that workers without papers are “taking the jobs.”

Immigrants aren’t taking the jobs. General Motors is, Ford is, the Wall Street banks are – as are all the other companies that laid off millions of workers, squeezing much more work out of those who remain.

Undocumented workers are part of the working class. Blaming them for the loss of jobs is simply stupid and diverts people from the real enemy, the capitalists, who benefit from the lies that demagogues tell and the divisions they sow in the working class.