really all you need to know about the american health care system is that there’s a popular tv series where a man turns to cooking industrial quantities of crystal meth in order to pay his hospital bills
there is not world government yet. there are still these things called boarders for a reason.
I don’t care if you are the sweetest person on the planet, if you are here without the proper paper work and making money that isn’t being taxed, you are in the wrong.
That doesn’t make the PERSON illegal, nor does it give any government of any country the right to treat that person like dogshit.
you are so blinded by preferences that you literally can’t see the other sides of this issue. if the USA didn’t regulate and track its citizens in order to tax them, there would be ZERO national infrastructure. YOU wouldn’t be getting paid. heck the military wouldn’t fucking exist.
there is necessity for tracking and recording who is who in a nation.
you can’t look past the sad faced individuals. There is a bigger picture to consider then that.
So how exactly in the underpants gnome marketing plan that passes for logic do you get from here to “some people are illegal”, which is the only sentiment being argued against here?
Right now, there are people out there driving on suspended licenses and viewing recordings of baseball games without the express written consent of Major League Baseball. There are people assaulting other people. There are people evading taxes.
Are these people illegal? They’re breaking the law! Does this make them into illegal people? Would they ever be described as illegals, as if the state of being unlawful is a noun, a type of human being in and of itself?
That’s what your biases are stopping you from seeing. This word choice is very deliberate, and very unnatural. We don’t call people “illegal” just because they break the law.
Conduct can be illegal. Actions can be illegal. For people to be made illegal is dehumanizing and dystopian, and has nothing to do with advancing legitimate needs for taxation or government oversight or anything else.
Ultimately, the major purpose being served by this rhetoric undermines your point completely. Workers are called “illegals” to dehumanize them and condition us to think that they don’t have and aren’t entitled to rights (even though our nation was ostensibly founded on the idea that rights are inalienable, shared by all people and definitely not given by a government to its citizens), and this is done so that our industries whose profit margins have become dependent on paying literally illegal wages and harboring literally illegal working conditions can continue to employ them.
Calling them “illegal” is meant to keep the state of affairs as it is, not end it.
That’s why there’s no immigration reform coming from the right. That’s why anti-immigrant legislators haven’t come up with a salient fix for the problem, only further crackdowns that make conditions worse in arbitrary ways for the people they call ~*illegals*~. Actually ending the practice of undocumented immigration and emptying our country of such immigrants would devastate our economy, and most of them know it.
(I say “most of them” because there’s a scary thing happening right now in the rightwing, where more and more politicians are coming up who believe the things that their elders have been saying as convenient lies for years.)
A feminist just changed your crappy joke into a much better one.
when someone says something so wrong that really pisses you off but you don’t wanna start an argument so you just sit there like