One of the chief failings of the open borders movement is its persistent myopia. The people who would transform this country into a large scale hotel-complete with the scanty wages paid to those working at the lower end of the hospitality industry-can’t look beyond their own narrow goal of boosting their profits and/or political power to see the very legitimate concerns of struggling American citizens. Consequently, when they face a setback to their overarching goal of mass, low-skilled immigration, they believe it’s a function of miscommunication, or perhaps a lack of understanding among the benighted hoi polloi.
That’s why it should come as no surprise that the response by Facebook’s CEO to the complete failure of his lavishly-funded pro-amnesty messaging apparatus to persuade the general public is to make cosmetic changes to a campaign that the vast majority of the American public finds utterly repellent. In this case, Joe Green is the scapegoat for the lack of understanding at the heart of Zuckerberg and Company’s drive to erase this nation’s borders.
While Joe Green was undoubtedly a dreadful choice to manage a national campaign of any sort-as others have pointed out in excruciating detail-his chief qualification for the role he assumed at FWD.us seems to have been his friendship with Mr. Zuckerberg-the harsh truth is that even an exceptional snake oil salesman would have found the task before him virtually impossible. To wit, selling the American people on a policy that implicitly demanded they be deprived of economic opportunities in order to enhance the portfolios of the richest chief executives in Silicon Valley.
Interestingly enough, Mr. Green might have been fired for being too honest about the ultimate goal of the 501(c)4 his old Harvard chum entrusted him with, i.e. forcing American workers onto the unemployment line. As Michael Kinsley once said, “A gaffe is when a politician tells the truth.” Or, as in this case, an open borders lobbyist. Something I’m sure Joe Green’s successor will keep in mind for future reference.