Wisconsin journalist rambles on about immigration

Mimi Wuest writes a column called "Nature and Society" that appears in the Reedsburg (WI) Independent, a small town weekly that carries the sort of news one sees in such communities.   In a nutshell, she's usually all over the place when it comes to subject matter.

Unfortunately, the "Indy" doesn't maintain a web site, so there's no way to link to her philosophizing. 

In her July 30 effort, she conveys her concerns about certain conspiracies that "frighten" her, to wit:  ". . . the one (conspiracy) that the plight of low and middle-income families is caused by illegal immigrants and families on welfare rather than by the CEO who made two billion dollars," adding that corporate greed is the sole cause of the "unprecedented income inequality in America."

Really?  So our 30-year-long average annual influx of 1 million legal immigrants (plus illegal entries), the majority of whom are poorly educated with few skills, play no part in income inequality that President Obama said was "the defining challenge of our time." (His solution to closing the gap between the haves and have nots was to grant an illegal amnesty (DACA) to illegal aliens that includes work permits.)  Wages have been depressed/stagnant for more than 30 years because of this bloated labor supply, and Ms. Wuest sees no connection between the two.  What am I missing?  She has no concern for the 30 million legal workers who have been pushed into the jobless lines thanks to China's chief export, COVID-19, and thinks it's just swell that her fellow citizens should have to compete with these foreign workers on their own soil when unemployment has gone through the roof.

One more thing:  We've seen plenty of Wuest columns extolling nature's beauty, e.g the joy of smelling flowers, listening to birds singing, admiring frogs, butterflies, squirrels, etc., while she continues to ignore another sad fact about the mass immigration she loves passionately, i.e. that it is responsible for nearly 90 percent of our population growth that is destroying the very environment she can't get enough of.  Every hour we lose about 170 acres of farmland or  about 3 acres a minute to development, says the American Farmland Trust.  Last year Science magazine reported that during the past 50 years North America's bird population declined by 3 billion birds, much of that the result of lost natural habitat.

But Wuest can't be bothered with addressing this senseless destruction, which I find puzzling.  After all, it seems to me that replacing rich farm soil with asphalt and concrete also falls into the category of "Nature and Society."