Contrary to War for the Planet of the Apes best human attributes, we have locally a Concentration Camp similar to that in the movie right here in our backyard. Ample brutality inflicted towards Immigrants in Core Civics Detention Center including those who with direct appeals pending in criminal courts’ and served this country honorably shook the conscious. In a movie we seen more of formations of our colonies around 17th century and remnants of plantations daily routine. The most compelling dynamics to stories of plantations is Mr Johnson’s “donkeys.”
Nonetheless, this film is critical both for in immigrant’s journey through hardship and political struggles against the exploitation and makes a persuasive case of immigrants’ unusual hardships and exploitation’s that shook the conscious. As today in our current situation as immigrants, the impressions of exploitation’s akin to those in a move “War of Apes” are further drove by our immigration domestic and foreign policies. David Bacon Article “How US Policies Fueled Mexico’s Great Migration” detail how this exploitation from inception are a product of the interest of globalization. This article further shows how hog farmers had to follow their jobs that they lost in Veracruz when Smithfield flooded the Mexican markets with their products and disenfranchise 4,000 farmers with 120,000 lost in jobs. These migrations and exploitation cannot be said are voluntary choice by immigrants as US policies themselves created these conditions. In many industries, a rule of thumb is’ you follow the job, similarly Mexican farm, poultry, etc… workers had to follow sectors of employment.
Administration policies that call for crack downs makes many migrant workers afraid to come forward even when they are cheated of wages. Scaling back on regulations by Trump administration means less OSHA and more cutting corners in industries that employed undocumented workers. With such policies, as here the US employers have incentives to hire undocumented immigrants because there more afraid to assent their workplace rights or file a complains that might bring them into attention of authorities. To fight this exploitation demand pricking the cracks in our foreign and immigration policies. Subsequently, we cannot agree with the nuance view that the dynamics of this exploitation are matter of individual choice or walk like we have broom sticks stuck in our rear end accusing Latinos of taking our jobs when their presence here is due to our foreign policies such as NAFTA. In Sum like Caesar we need to understood that neither social condition’s nor social policy can change for the better unless presses from below.
Credits:”War for the Planet of the Apes” (Courtesy photo | 20th Century Fox)