When I think about ‘open borders’ perspective on immigration, I see a major strategic error. (Setting aside being just part of a greater effort to form a global government; the nationless world.)
Events 1200 years ago makes a good analogy to illustrate what I reference.
Around 842 the Eastern Roman Empire had treachery afoot! The Empress Theodora was exiled to a nunnery and her lover Theoctistus was murdered, a plot orchestrated by Bardas rising his young nephew to the throne, Michael III.
The young new ruler, perfectly aware of his precarious position, desired council he could trust. Against the advice of many, Michael choose an inexperienced individual in his friend Basilius. The young Byzantine Emperor trusted this man above all else.
Few years prior, Michael was visiting the royal staples as a wild mere got loose. It was a peasant Macedonian that saved his life. By show of gratitude Basilius was immediately plucked from obscurity and made the head of the stables. The two became very close.
Now as the Emperor in need of trustworthy head councilor what better choice then the man who owed everything to him? The choice seemed obvious, ignorance can be cured after all.
Passing over the much more qualified Bardas, his uncle that was responsible for installing him on the throne in the first place; Basilius learns quickly and is soon advising Michael on all matters of the empire.
The only issue is Basilius has an appetite for money. He needed more and more as he settles into extravagant habits. His salary is doubled then tripled. Michael gave Basilius his favorite mistresses hand in marriage. No price too high. No request unmet.
With having Michael’s ear, Basilius convinced the Emperor his Uncle Bardas, the head of the army, was a threat to his him and needed to be taken out. Relenting, Michael orders the assassination of his uncle.
Naturally, Basilius suggests himself as the replacement at the head of the army and is granted his request, per usual.
Time passes and Michael finds himself in financial hardship due to his own lavish indulgences. The Emperor asks Basilius to repay some of the money from over the years…
To Michael’s dismay Basilius refused; given only an impudent smile, Michael realizes his position. Basilius had amassed a fortune and has more influence in the army and the senate than the Emperor did.
A week or two later, after a night of drinking, Michael III awoke to guards surrounding his bed.

Basilius then watch the execution of his old friend. The very man that raised him to his current position. That meant nothing.
Basil the Macedonian, newly proclaimed Emperor, rode the streets of Constantinople (Byzantium) with his predecessors head affixed to a pike. How’s that for a thank you? Gratitude that could be done without most agree.

"Nothing says obay me like a head on a stick" 😒
The concept of importing voters and assuming they will vote for you and not install themselves is a tad naive. Perhaps this better explains the primary victory of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez? The demographic shifted heavy Latino in that district. #FactsMatter
Food for thought 🇺🇸

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