Perspective is everything. In America, we make covering up our evil deeds an art. I explain why the Mexican coyotes are similar to many capitalists.
Mexican coyotes/smugglers are capitalists.
One of my Politics Done Right callers pointed out that Mexican coyotes make upwards of one million dollars a week struggling people into the United States. To him, it was obscene that capitalists on the other side of the border were fulfilling a demand. I word it as I did because they find a plausible way to make it seem benevolent when our capitalists corner the market.
What the Mexican coyotes are doing is illegal in America. But the capitalist corporations that by design hire the undocumented workers these coyotes smuggle are complicit.
Drug companies use legitimate companies to launder/clean their money from illegal deeds. There is an entire smuggling industry that the American capitalists and government turn a blind eye to until they need some PR.
At any time in America, one could sweep the suburbs. They would find undocumented workers, from maids to lawn workers, nannies, and builders. But they turn a blind eye because our economy depends on the labor and skills of these people.
So we have industries that clean up undocumented workers to give the American capitalists a level of deniability when the worker sweeps occur. But it is all a game, and most in the government and the industries know it. Politicians use the subject as a wedge issue but have no desire to solve the problem.
Unfortunately, most Americans do not understand the abstracting nature of capitalism. The corporate executives and shareholders stay away from the portions of their businesses that are seemly. Companies that depend on labor or natural resources that kill, maim, and pollute overseas or in America don’t advertise it. They often only deal with that part of their business through others that take the fall.
We must wake up to the reality that much of society’s ills directly result from those who capitalize on every product or service irrespective of human damage. And they abstract themselves through a corporate veil directly or indirectly.