Sunday, September 09, 2007

If workers can't come to the farm, the farm must go to the worker

Mohammad once tried to prove the truth of his teachings by ordering a mountain to come to him. When the mountain didn't budge, Mohammad rationalized that Allah had been merciful. Had the mountain actual come to him, they would all have been crushed to death. Hence, we are left with the saying, "If the mountain won't come to Mohammad, Mohammad must go to the mountain."

This past July, on the Senate floor, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., displayed a map of 46,000 acres in Mexico being rented by American farmers. Because of the stricter requirements for entering the US by farm workers, the difficulty farmers have in getting their crops harvested, and the high cost of land in the US, American farmers are moving their operations south of the border. Currently, American farms are operating in two Mexican states, Guanajuato and Baja California.

It's estimated by the US Labor Dept that 53pt of the 2.5 million farm workers in America are illegals. The labor unions and growers say illegal farm hands number as high as 70pt. The mountain of illegal immigrants would crush this country under weight of health care, welfare, and educational costs if the numbers of job seekers was not curbed. The farmers of America's large agribusiness have decided to go to the mountain - where the labor lives without fear of deportation. (Read more at Indigo Continuum.)

The success of the American farmers in northern Mexico puts the lie to the claims made by Mexico to justify the outpouring of Mexicans to the US. Mexico claims their land is a wasteland, a desert, infertile, devoid of any agricultural potential, much as the Arabs around Israel make claims their land is barren and worthless. American farmers have made the Mexican deserts bloom just as the Israelis have made their deserts bloom much to chagrin of the Palestinians and Arabs.

The American farms in Mexico have added thousands of jobs to the local economies. Many of the farm workers had worked for the same agribusiness men in the US, but couldn't get legal papers. They now work in Mexico as field supervisors rather than pickers.

Security experts have pointed out the dangers in having our food supply located in another country, particularly a potentially unstable one. However, by providing agricultural jobs at higher pay, many Mexicans are moving to legitimate crops and away from illicit drug crops. The increased income to the Federal coffers may persuade Mexico City to work more diligently in stopping terrorists in this hemisphere.

Moving the farmlands to Mexico also frees up millions of acres of US land for building condoes and strip malls which would please the developers, or use as soybean and corn fields for our energy needs which would please the environazis. Other than the potential increase in food borne diseases from a third world country, loss of direct control of our food supply, and the vagaries endemic to the Mexican government, I don't see a downside here.

Oh, and don't forget the 150 Mexican trucking companies that can now deliver anywhere in the US.

The life of Indigo Red is full of adventure. Tune in next time for the Further Adventures of Indigo Red.


bernie said...

Now it seems a mountainload of Mohammeds are moving to the civilized world.

Indigo Red said...

Of course, they are moving to the civilied world! Why would anyone choose to live is squalor and savagry? unless they mean to turn the civilized world into squalor and savagry ... oh, my,could that be the plan?