MARXIST/PROGRESSIVES (DEMOCRATS) OPEN BORDER POLICIES ADHERE TO MARX AND ENGELS PHILOSOPHY – WHICH THEY SHOULD SINCE THEY ARE ALL COLLECTIVISTSRead Now
The Marxist/Progressive (Democrat) Party advocates open borders. This is no surprise. The Marxist/Progressive (Democrat) Party is now a party advocating for collectivist (Marxism, Communism, Socialism, Progressive, or Democrat) policies. Yes, The Democrat Party of the United States has become a group of collectivists.
Open borders have long been a dream of the collectivist (Marxist, Communist, Socialist, Progressive and new Democrat). Collectivist policies have never succeeded. They have not succeeded because they restrict and attempt to eliminate human ingenuity, human competitiveness, and human desire to excel. They have not succeeded because they believe wealth and human accomplishment are finite, when they both are infinite.
Collectivist policies always fail because they require conformity, they strive to become and teach to the average which always lowers standards for all and creates poverty and a degeneration of society in all aspects. Collectivist policies always have and always will lead to tyranny. It is important that we who support achievement and growth, or individualist understand the warped thinking of the collectivist in all aspects, including their warped ideas on open borders.
Following is an excellent summary on the misguided and warped ideas of the Collectivist concerning open borders which was supported by Marx and Engels.
In reality, national borders are made by and for the rich and powerful--to enforce or ignore at their will. As Karl Marx and Frederick Engels wrote in 1848 in the Communist Manifesto, "The need of a constantly expanding market for its products chases the bourgeoisie over the whole surface of the globe. It must nestle everywhere, settle everywhere, establish connections everywhere."
Corporations move across borders and conduct business however they please, but the same rules don't apply to workers. Immigration rules and penalties are set up to control--but not stop--the flow of workers into the U.S.
And while the U.S. economy depends on a large pool of immigrant workers, the capitalist system thrives by keeping these workers' wages low. Marginalized immigrant workers, susceptible to arrest and deportation, are more likely to work low-paid, dangerous jobs--and less likely to speak up for their rights.
So, the terror that immigrants face crossing the border through harsh desert climates or wading across rivers doesn't end there. It's an inevitable part of punitive border policies. This is true everywhere in the world where poor or persecuted people flee their native countries in search for better lives.
All the while, immigrants are vilified by politicians who claim they are "stealing jobs" and "sponging off the government." If they get away with this scapegoating, it can deflect some of the blame for stagnating wages, substandard living conditions or the gutting of social services away from themselves.
This age-old tactic is effective, but not always. The key is for all workers, no matter where they were born, to see who their real enemy is--the bosses and politicians who try to divide them. And beyond that, they must see the divisions in society created between workers of different ethnicities or nationalities as the means to keep each group divided to conquer all.
A united working class has the power to put an end to the exploitation and oppression of capitalism--and create a new socialist society in which the equality of all people is assured, and the priority is on meeting human needs, not enriching a tiny few.
Considering that national boundaries only benefit our rulers, it stands to reason that this society would dispense with these borders. Workers and the goods that people need would travel without restriction, from place to place.
Today, if a country is short of oil, its workers and the poor pay skyrocketing prices--or figure out how to do without. In a socialist society, workers from an oil-rich country would simply send this vital resource to those who need it. This would be impossible under capitalism, because there is no profit in it.
For socialism to succeed in any country, the struggle has to be international, embracing the demands of the working class of all nations and spreading those demands from country to country. In the words of Marx and Engels, "Workers of the world unite!"
We deserve better than the system we live under today--a world where no one is "illegal," a world without borders, a socialist future.