Immigrants "Create Jobs" in Europe

‘Harrowing, heartbreaking’: Refugees arriving in EU deserve respect – UN spokesperson to RT

Economic benefits of immigration may be the most­-settled fact in economics, wrote Adam Davidson in the New York Times magazine of March 29, 2015. But a “Lump of Labor Fallacy” causes people to perceive immigrants as increasing competition for jobs. [1]

“Immigrants create tons of jobs for local workers” headlined Business Insider on June 18, 2015. “Economics professor John McLaren, of the University of Virginia, and Gihoon Hong, of the University of Indiana at South Bend, found that an influx of immigrant workers created jobs and wages did not go down.” [2]

Do a Google search on “Immigrants create jobs” and you will find similar stories.

So why isn’t Europe welcoming with open arms thousands of migrants arriving lately from devastated nations such as Libya and Syria? Don’t they read the New York Times Sunday Magazine over there? Instead of cries of “Welcome, welcome, ye job creators!” the Europeans are erecting fences and being hostile to this alleged economic boost.

Maybe the Europeans are xenophobic. Remember how after NAFTA passed into law and the Mexicans began swarming into the United States, we were told, “Oh wow, man, don’t be xenophobic”? Maybe we can sit back now and say to Europe, “Oh wow, man, that is xenophobia” about their hostility to the job-creating migrants.

On the other hand, technically speaking, in Europe now many of the arrivals are not migrants but refugees. So maybe it is that the refugees do not create jobs but the migrants do. Perhaps New York Times will do an update, to clarify things.

It feels like 666. There has lately been an avalanche of dismal news, coming from several directions. “Russia sends a military advance team to Syria. Mysterious deaths of 60,000 antelopes in Kazakhstan. Scary ‘Shemitah Cycle’ soothsayings. Return of the Moors to Europe.” (Background: Feels Like 666, Ersjdamoo’s Blog, September 5, 2015.)

The ominous number 666 is found in the Bible, in Revelation 13: 18. One interpretation involves the Roman numerals: M, D, C, L, X, V, and I. The “M” is said to have been added later, after the Book of Revelation was written. So this leaves D, C, L, X, V, and I. Add those Roman numerals together: D (500) + C (100) + L (50) + X (10) + V (5) + I (1) = DCLXVI (666).

“Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.” (Revelation 13: 18)

Who is this “man” whose number is 666? He appears to be a Roman. On Tuesday, September 22, 2015, the Roman Pope Francis is scheduled to arrive in Washington, DC. The next day the Jesuit Pope is to be welcomed at the White House by President Barack Obama. On Thursday, September 24, 2015, His Humbleness Pope Francis, Jesuit Pontiff, is scheduled to deliver a speech to a joint session of the U.S. Congress. [3]

In Cuba, Fidel Castro yet lives. In his youth, Castro attended the Jesuit institutions College Lasalle and Colegio Dolores. He then attended a Jesuit university for “preparatory” studies, Colegio Belen. Upon graduating from law school Castro joined a Roman Catholic political party: the Orthodox or Christian Democrat party. “Castro was obviously fully working for the Jesuits when he joined the Christian Democrat party as a young lawyer.” [4]

On September 1, 2015, Larry Nichols was interviewed by Alex Jones. “There’s a reason we normalized relations with Cuba,” Nichols told Jones. “When it comes to telling American soldiers to crack down on the people of America, they’re not going to do it. So what has Obama done? … He’s got the Cuban military that will be brought in here under the auspices of augmenting our military, to keep us in line.” (Background: Nichols Tells Chilling Tale, Ersjdamoo’s Blog, September 3, 2015.)

“Cracking down on the people of America” involves reaction to dismal news from around the globe, especially economic, leading to Populist uprising and then to Cuban military and FEMA detention camps, in this scenario. One “sign” to be read by “him that hath understanding” is what CNN calls a “homicide epidemic.” [5] “After years of declining violent crime, several major American cities experienced a dramatic surge in homicides during the first half of this year,” reported USA Today on July 10, 2015. [6] Not yet uploaded to YouTube as of this writing is a report by Gayane Chichakyan which aired yesterday, September 5, 2015, on the Russia Today network, dealing with the dramatic U.S. homicide surge.

Is there any comfort to be found? “Man is in love and loves what vanishes, What more is there to say?” wrote William Butler Yeats in his poem, Nineteen Hundred and Nineteen.

The night can sweat with terror as before
We pieced our thoughts into philosophy,
And planned to bring the world under a rule,
Who are but weasels fighting in a hole. [7]

——- Sources ——-
[1] “Even those of us who support more immigration are not going far enough, because we are mired in zero-sum thinking”, by Adam Davidson. New York Times Sunday Magazine, March 29, 2015. Published online under the title, “Debunking the Myth of the Job-Stealing Immigrant”, March 24, 2015.
[2] “Immigrants create tons of jobs for local workers”, by Bob Bryan. Business Insider (online), June 18, 2015.
[3] “Official Schedule for Pope Francis U.S. Visit 2015”,
[5] “Are we facing a homicide epidemic?”, by George Tita. CNN (online), September 3, 2015.
[6] “Several big U.S. cities see homicide rates surge”, by Aamer Madhani. USA Today (online), July 10, 2015.
[7] “Nineteen Hundred and Nineteen”, by William Butler Yeats.


About ersjdamoo

Editor of Conspiracy Nation, later renamed Melchizedek Communique. Close associate of the late Sherman H. Skolnick. Jack of all trades, master of none. Sagittarius, with Sagittarius rising. I'm not a bum, I'm a philosopher.
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