Oakland is cutting police officers due to budget cuts. East Saint Louis is cutting police officers due to budget cuts. Both cities overwhelmed by violence and crime of a certain variety that have an eroding tax base no longer capable of maintaining an already porous infrastructure.
Some Democrats are upset and advocacy groups are outraged over the raiding of the food-stamp cupboard to fund a state-aid bailout that some call a gift to teachers and government union workers.
House members convened Tuesday and passed the multibillion-dollar bailout bill for cash-strapped states that provides $10 billion to school districts to rehire laid-off teachers or ensure that more teachers won't be let go before the new school year begins, keeping more than 160,000 teachers on the job, the Obama administration says.
But the bill also requires that $12 billion be stripped from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, commonly known as food stamps, to help fund the new bill, prompting some Democrats to cringe at the notion of cutting back on one necessity to pay for another. The federal assistance program currently helps 41 million Americans.
A recent study on food stamp usage showed that 9/10 of Black children will be clients of this program by the time they are 20, which highlights the disproportionate racial allocation of this tax-payer supported entity:
In one of the most dramatic examples I've seen of the true reach of hunger in the United States, a new report released this week by Washington University in St. Louis researchers found that 90 percent of black children will be clients of the national Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP/Food Stamps) at least once by the time they turn 20…
Looking at race, marital status and education simultaneously, children who are black and whose head of household is not married with less than 12 years of education have a cumulative percentage of residing in a food stamp household of 97 percent by age 10.
US Department of Labor shows Black unemployment at 15.6 percent (just imagine what this number will be once the Federal Government starts hemorrhaging jobs), with a report published by DiversityINC magazine proclaiming that ¼ of Black people are underemployed. Black teenage unemployment and recent graduate unemployment is much worse.
The percentage of unemployable Black people has never been quantified, though the discrepancies in education and income between white and Black people should offer a glimpse into what that number might be (remember the median net worth for a single Black female is $5 dollars).
The wealth gap between white and African-American families became a giant chasm over the last generation, more than quadrupling during an era of bank deregulation, according to a study released Wednesday by Brandeis University’s Institute on Assets and Social Policy. Excluding home equity, white families now have a median net worth of $100,000, up from $22,000 in 1984. African-American families have a net worth of $5,000, up from around $2,000. One in four black families has no assets at all.
With this news in hand, we come to this story out of Atlanta, Georgia, where thousands upon thousands of Black people (pictures of this monochromatic event can be found here) lined up for public assistance help:
A crowd of people hoping to get federal housing assistance became unruly Wednesday morning with reports of fights breaking out in the crowd.
Thousands of people were lined up at the Tri-Cities Plaza shopping center, hoping to apply for a voucher from the East Point Housing Authority that will give them a discount on their rent.
People began lining up at the shopping center two days ago, and by Wednesday morning the crowd had grown to over several thousand people. East Point police, some wearing riot helmets, were patrolling the area. Firefighters and EMTs were attending to people who were overheating in the sun. Police from College Park, Hapeville, Fulton County and MARTA assisted in crowd control.
Felecia McGhee told the AJC she arrived around 6:30 a.m. Wednesday. She said the major problem began when people started breaking into the line and officials started moving the areas where they were handing out applications. She said she saw at least two small children trampled when the crowd rushed the building where the applications were to be handed out.
"It's a real mess out here," she said.
East Point Police Sgt. Cliff Chandler said most of those treated were suffering from heat-related illnesses. He did not have a total number of people treated but knew of at least a half-dozen cases. He said a toddler was treated earlier in the morning for "some type of seizure." He estimated the crowd at 8,000 to 10,000.
Recall that in 2009, Black people to the tune of 50,000 strong lined up in Detroit over the mere rumor of stimulus checks being passed out:
An estimated 50,000 residents of Detroit filed into Cobo Hall convention center on Wednesday seeking assistance to pay utility bills and keep from being evicted from their homes. City officials, who expected around 3,000 people to apply for the aid, were overwhelmed by the turnout.
In a scene reminiscent of the crowds of jobless workers who lined up for free soup during the Great Depression, a queue of tens of thousands of workers and unemployed people wound around the downtown arena. Young mothers pushing baby carriages, disabled workers in wheelchairs, senior citizens and throngs of young workers and youth stood for hours waiting. Many had slept on the streets the previous evening to be the first served.
Black Run America (BRA) will implode on itself, this much is certain. The United States is hopelessly bankrupt and can no longer make tribute payments to pacify the Black population festering in a sea that is anything but tranquil.
BRA's collapse will happen swiftly and quickly, with the speed of an uncontrollable zombie contagion, once the government can no longer make payments necessary to maintain peace in economically non-viable areas. Even CNN reports on the threat of power outages across the United States and the possibility of rioting.
It should come as no surprise that SBPDL cannot stop smiling at the speed and rapidity of the developments transpiring in BRA, conspiring quite publicly to bring the whole rotten system crashing down.
It was always unsustainable, and now, with recent developments transpiring across the nation (Omar Thornton, Shirley Sherrod come to mind) many people are beginning to realize just how powerful the coalition that maintains BRA is, yet the stunning lack of funds to maintain this alliance shows just how fragile it truly is in the end.
There has never been reason to despair. Never. The time for holding false illusions of what the United States once was and the desire to return that state are over.
In the end, we should have known all along that Black Run America was economically sustainable. Only through greater taxation could this model continue, and a movement is afoot across the nation that has usurped the age-old idea of supplying Boston harbor with tea.
Yes, the Tea Party – though they deny being racist – stand counter to any demands of raising taxation, united in keeping onerous levels of taxes to a minimum.
The election of Mein Obama has created a stalemate for Black people. Though they support him with near monolithic numbers and look upon him as a God-king (he’ll pay my mortgage!), the truth is he presides over the dissolution of BRA.
Black people will turn on Barry soon, once those great expectations of his administration leveling a playing field that nature and nurture have no intention over ever leveling, come to a crashing end.
We may not know what the future holds, but current events provide ample evidence that something extraordinary is on the horizon.
BRA could never be defeated by legislation (the judicial system would have struck down any law questioning the dominance of Black omnipotence), nor by an elected official.
Only through hubris could what is about to happen, ensue.
It is to all of you reading this blog and who might come across it at some, unknown future date that this simple refrain be remembered: courage is the ultimate ally against the forces of BRA, especially as the center begins to unravel.
Cities with high crime zones that require constant police surveillance will be the first to cut funding for these programs. Just like in Oakland and East St. Louis. Few states are in the black financially; those that are not have difficult choices to make concerning the allocation of dwindling funds. When states go bankrupt, payments to Black people end.
When these payments end, you'll see situations like the Section 8 riot in Atlanta replicated everywhere.
Those who can see know exactly what is happening. It is up to you, dear reader, to become leaders in your community. In the end, that is all we can do, save swimming out past the breaker and watch the world die.
And of course, we know that is what BRA wishes would occur.'
The chaos in Atlanta can be found here.