A realization I seem to have come to .. early enough. Now that I look at it .. nearly EVERY single left-wing party in this country (New Zealand) seems to spout the same anti-immigrant bullshit .. which goes along the lines of: "We are importing these low-skilled workers to pick our fruit for low wages, when we could be employing New Zealanders and getting them off their asses to do the same job .. for high wages!" Dude, that's missing the point. An underpaid fruit-picker isn't STEALING your job - if anything, he's making it cheaper for you to live, so you get to work less. If it makes you feel any better, that Philipino fruit-picker is gonna be replaced by a robot ... I'd say within the next decade. And why are we glorifying these fucking menial jobs, anyway? Why aren't we glorifying becoming a computer-scientist, becoming an astronaut .. curing cancer .. curing AIDS? Getting us to Mars? Inventing the flying car? Be GLAD that those fruit-picking bastards are taking your job. It gives them an escape from their shitty nightmare living situations in their home countries .. while giving you the opportunity to move on to do something else. And Like I said, it's not gonna last long, either. We need to move on. Say goodbye to those coal-mining, fruit-picking, ditch-digging, burger-flipping shitty jobs .. we should be exploring the mysteries of the universe, we can do better than that. Seems like the only party who are pro-immigration and pro-free markets are National .. the ultimate conservative right-wing party.. and tragically enough, it's the only reason people are hating on them. No, you don't hate immigrants - you're just feeling sorry for yourself and too dumb to come up with 21st century solutions to 21st century problems. Socialism is for self-pitying losers.