Let us imagine the most powerful nation in the world, the imagination. We, the readers of these cyber pages, are among the elites and can buy politicians to do our bidding in this imagination. It is illegal to bribe politicians, but we maintain control by contributing to their foundations. In fact, we are so wealthy and have so much power, we are above the law that keeps everyday people in check.
Our world is nearly perfect; unfortunately, our poor are prolific breeders and since the cost of basic primary education is expensive, the last thing our poor want to waste money on is the eduction of their children. Consequently, our beautiful world of privilege and entitlement has an insidious and self-perpetuating blight, the poor.
Who wants to drive through the countryside and be confronted with homeless families reduced to begging or a life of banditry? Imagine a country with millions of beggars and vagabonds; not only is it unsightly, but it is dangerous as well. Disaffection among the masses is a fertilizer for revolutionaries and here is where elites and their world of privilege are vulnerable.
Therefore we have a problem: what are we to do with our homebred poverty? If we could, we would snap our fingers and make them disappear, but that isn’t possible; however, if we take advantage of the political situation of the prosperous country on our border and the thirst of their elites for cheap labor, we can unload our problems on them. It is the answer to millions of problems and we can enjoy our wealth without the worry of trouble from the poverty stricken masses.
Some of our unwanted people will thrive in their new land; others will become criminals and wards of the state, but once they cross that border, it is no longer our concern. Don’t misunderstand, we appreciate our poor who work for less than it costs to keep slaves, but it is important to regulate their numbers. Thank God for our neighbors who still need to consolidate their elite status or our country would have probably suffered through another revolution.