My flagstone crew was apparently picked up this morning by the Border Patrol.
I'm struck by the fact that it is illegal to have the desire to work in the U.S., and act on that desire in order to better your family, to better your life.
It is not illegal however, to short sell, dabble in derivatives, and all sorts of other as yet unknown shady shenanigans in the financial markets, and make millions or billions doing it.
If there is a loss, there is a corresponding profit on the other side. If someone loses their ass, gets their clock cleaned, some other asshole profits from it. It's the "Amehrehcan" Way. The "Amerhehcan" Dream. Involuntary transfer of wealth, capitalism, whatever you want to call it.
So it's not illegal to be intelligent and crafty and conniving and figure out how to outsmart the system and make a windfall profit by fucking other people (like the taxpayers or the victims of predatory lending practices).
But it is illegal to simply want to come to this country and work for $8 or $10 bucks an hour doing hard physical work lazy assed Norte Americanos don't want to do.
What's wrong with this picture?
It truly boggles my mind. Fucking fuckers.