immigration rhetoric and the Cult of Smart

If you doubt my contention that the Cult of Smart exists, consider immigration. Immigration discussions are where the Cult of Smart is often most direct and explicit, as supporters typically defend immigration as a way to get more smart and talented people into our country. This pro-immigration rhetoric is well-meaning, and as I am a Marxist I am necessarily an internationalist and believe everyone who wants to come should come. [efn_note]I think true unfettered open borders will only be achievable under a fully socialized society, and a lot of immigration advocates are skipping steps, so to speak. But it doesn't change the fact that in any particular case of whether we should let people in or not, the answer is yes.[/efn_note] But it's a bad argument that hurts more than it helps.

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