Friday, July 24, 2015

A Middle-Class Job Ruined by Immigrants and Shot Straight to Hell

I have no respect for those open-border types who think immigrants of whatever nationality will improve the United States. The facts are otherwise. The Third World is a hell hole and many of the immigrants from there want to bring their cultures with them. And when different cultures collide the result is usually, to quote the War Nerd, "genocide." It's also been the history of the world. For a Westerner, just read the Old Testament if nothing else.

I refer to these clueless pseudo-economists as "spergs," as in "Aspergers." They think their theories and misunderstanding of economics is reality, instead of the dumb stories in their head they try to impose on reality. And they cannot change their minds unless reality comes crashing down on their pointy little heads. And even then, sometimes they still don't change their minds.

These people are ideologues - and since ideologues are convinced that what they think is the truth, they will never change their minds. These days - and for a long time before these days - leftists are ideologues. And no matter how many people are killed, they'll never change their minds.

The open-borders fanatics are the same way. No matter how much crime Third World immigrants bring - rape, murder, assault, mugging, burglary, drunken driving - they just look the other way. Just as bad as looking the other way is their rationalizing and making excuses for horrible behavior.

Owning a taxi. as I did for five years, showed me what happens when different cultures collide. Driving a taxi used to be a very good, middle-class job. But not anymore. That was a long time ago. Now taxis are often driven by criminal immigrants.

When I first bought a taxi I encountered some of the older drivers, the ones who started driving in the '50s. They were great guys and we had a good time together. And they were all Americans.

One of them was named Al. He appeared to be in his early 70s but was still driving. The first time I met him he told me when he started driving a taxi he wondered, "Where has this job been all my life?" I knew what he meant. The job was a blast.

Al, like many of us, owned his own taxi. We were independent contractors and made our owns days and hours. We worked when we wanted and started and quit when we wanted.

We paid the taxi company a certain amount a month, and as long as we paid that the company didn't care if we drove or not.

Al told me he worked 11 months out of the year, then took a month off, put his wife in the sidecar of his motorcycle, then for a month they toured the country.

Now how's that for a hell of a job? Better than living in a cubicle like Dilbert and Wally.

I used to work on Friday and Saturday nights because it was a party. Sometimes I'd stop work at 2 or 3 in the morning and go home with $200 cash, excluding my charge accounts.

One of my friends told me about his neighbor across the street when he was growing up. He retired from the Post Office with a lot of money and a good pension and died two months later.

I've met other guys who worked high-paying but unpleasant jobs and died soon after retiring. That's not my idea of a life.

"Oh well, I spent my life slaving away at some awful job, but now I'm retired and will live the good life...I've got how long left, doctor? Two weeks?"

At the end no one has ever said, "I wish I worked more." But some will look back and say, "I wish I had a better time and had more fun."

The fun is mostly gone in driving a cab, ruined by smelly, criminal Nigerians, sex-pervert Muslims who gargle with garlic, corrupt Russians and thieving Somalis. And because of all of these excess drivers the money has collapsed. Driving a taxi is now for poor people.

Not one American driver, black or white, liked Nigerians. And we've had people call the cab company and ask, "Don't send me a foreign driver."

I knew one Nigerian fired because he would not put air-conditioning his his taxi. Some were arrested for stealing credit card numbers. They used binoculars to read people's PINs at ATM machines. One was fired for refusing to let a woman out of his cab and instead driving her around. I've been in fights with them.

In my life I've never met a Nigerian who wasn't a thief and a liar.

Al is no longer with us. He had a stroke and quit driving. I do remember another driver telling me the doctor asked what are these? (touches his own glasses).

Al responds, "I don't know what they're called but I've got some, too." That was Al's humor.

He died maybe six months later, at about 75.

Al had a great life, and like me had an amazing fund of stories.

A few years ago I read a novel by Tom Wolfe, the most well-known chronicler of modern American society. Back to Blood. It wasn't one of his best efforts, but it was good enough.

It was about the multicultural paradise known as Miami, a mishmash of white Americans, Cubans, blacks, Haitians and who-knows-what-else.

Each ethnic group lives in separate neighborhoods and none get along. If they were jumbled together the problems would be even worse.

God knows who drives the taxis down there.

As for me, I got the tail end of when owning a taxi was fun. It was back when drivers were great guys and driving a taxi was a great life. And the drivers were Americans. But that life is gone, ruined by our criminal government and its determined attempt to destroy the United States and its economy through the importation of anti-American, criminal immigrants.

I'll never drive a taxi again or even get in one.


sth_txs said...

I'm more of classical liberal to libertarian, but yes, you must have people with the same cultural background to appreciate how some things are done. Even the educated immigrants have some deficiencies when it comes to the heritage of English common law.

Repealing the immigration act of 1965 would be a good start. Deporting all the damn illegals regardless of country of origin would help to. Maybe we could offer amnesty instead to some of those white farmers in Africa.

Culture has always been an issue. I believe it was Thomas Jefferson or some other founder who commented on the German penchant for authority.

Rusty Shackleford said...

Hey, Bob, did you ever think of writing a book on the taxi business. A lot of people are getting into the rideshare thing and amazon has nothing on the subject. Given how stupid and delusional the average white American is on race and crime, a hard, politically incorrect book could even save someone's life. I'm just saying, personally, I don't really read fiction anymore, but I'd buy an owner/operator's guide filled with the stuff you've been posting lately in a second.

Rusty Shackleford said...

"Jobs Americans won't do" is one of the most disgusting slanders in modern times. It's the mealy mouthed motto that the left/right junta has used to displace normal Americans economically, culturally and demographically. The politicians who had the nerve to mouth it should be tarred, feathered and run out of town. The only important job not being done in America are that of wife and mother which white American women are failing miserably at. I know our government would never do anything that would help normal Americans, but what the country really need is visas for several million brave young women from Poland, The Ukraine, Russia, etc. who are willing to do the jobs that American women can't or won't do.

cecilhenry said...


“White Privilege: “The privilege of forcing this “inevitable brown future” into ALL & ONLY White countries."

Diversity is a code word for White Genocide. Enough. Freedom now. Freedom from enforced, genocidal 'diversity'.

Nobody's flooding Africa with Non-Africans and giving them free health care, affirmative action and special privileges.

Only White Countries are doing it, only White children are affected, and only White politicians are allowing it.

Diversity = White Genocide = SICK!!!

Unknown said...

"Hey, Bob, did you ever think of writing a book on the taxi business."

I guess I could put my articles together into a 99 cent ebook and add some stuff I've never posted her.

Rusty Shackleford said...

Yeah, why not. There's nothing worth mentioning on Amazon now and you've already got a good start. Personally, I'm thinking of doing uber as another sideline, so I'd like to read more about how to avoid getting mugged or killed, making money, handling daily operational things. Tricks of the trade kind of stuff mixed in with the taxi stories.

Robert What? said...

My uncle owned a NYC cab back in the days when a middle class guy could be an owner-operator. Now it's for crony millionaire fleet owners who lease our their cabs at such high rates you have to work twelve hour shifts just to break even.

Bob, on a tangential note: what do you think of Uber?

Anonymous said...

Once, after a night out with friends, I took a taxi home. About half way through the trip, the driver pulled over to the side of the road in a strange location and demanded my wallet. The cab driver was mugging me! I flew out of the cab pretty quick. When he drove away, I realized why he pulled over where he did. I would be walking most of the way home from this particular location. In that location, no one was going to spick up a stranger on the side of the road at that time of night. Suffice it to say the driver wasn't Caucasian or American. Next time I get into a Cab, the first thing I'm going to do is to take a picture of the driver's license. Fortunately for me, I rarely have to take a cab.

Unknown said...

"Bob, on a tangential note: what do you think of Uber?"

Uber is losing a lot of money right now.

Anonymous said...

I'm surprised about the Nigerians. Blacks in the US who were actually born and raised in Africa and then emigrated to the US are said to be much better achievers, educated and harder workers than Americas' native blacks (minus the Nigerian internet scammers of course).

Unknown said...

"(minus the Nigerian internet scammers of course)."

I've never an honest one, not once.

Anonymous said...

That africans actually from africa (born and raised) who immigrate to america who are harder working/smarter/more motivated than african american blacks must be myth/urban legend.