There is no opposition party to the overzealous drive to legislate equality, with both Republicans and Democrats united in their seemingly religious-motivated push for black empowerment.
Which brings us to an article in The Economist summing up the "successes" of the past 50 years as it relates to the holy quest of equality. [The fire and the fuel: What a dead white man can teach America about inner-city decay, May 9, 2015]:
The Baltimore riots were sparked by the death of Freddie Gray, a black man, in police custody. But the underlying cause was more complex. Wali Uqdah, a retired prison officer in the city, says: “It’s a building up of hostility. It’s not about just one incident; it’s like if I leave a pot on my stove, and I go outside, it’s just going to get hot and hot until it boils over. There’s no jobs, no income, no good schools…”
Many Americans feel a confused sense of guilt when the problems of poor black neighbourhoods come to their attention, unsure whether the persistence of crime and poverty in such places is, in some convoluted way, their fault or the fault of the people who live there, and unsure what can be done about it. On the one hand, they see that the police are sometimes racist. On the other, they note that tensions between blacks and cops persist even in cities like Baltimore that have a black mayor, a black police chief and a mostly non-white police force. Shortly after the riots, six officers were indicted for abusing Mr Gray, on charges including second-degree murder. Three of the cops were black.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of a bold and controversial attempt to explain what has gone wrong in America’s inner cities: Daniel Patrick Moynihan’s “The Negro Family: The Case for National Action”. Moynihan, then a bureaucrat in the Department of Labour, made two main points. First, he argued that the lingering effects of two centuries of slavery had undermined the black family—at the time, 25% of black babies were born to unmarried mothers (see chart 1). Second, he argued that family instability was at the root of many other problems, from crime to poverty.
Fifty years later, black America still fares badly on many of the predictors of success and signals of distress that concerned Moynihan. If it were a separate country, it would have a worse life expectancy than Mexico, a worse homicide rate than Ivory Coast and a higher proportion of its citizens behind bars than anywhere on earth (see interactive). This is despite the fact that, overall, America is home to the richest, most successful population of black African descent that the world has ever seen.Read the last paragraph again.
Take your time.
Think about what that means: even with affirmative action, massive welfare and EBT/Food Stamp usage (not to mention free public school school breakfast and lunches), government/public sector jobs built to create an artificial black middle class, professional sports and the entertainment industry, were blacks in America to create a separate country it would be one of the least desirable places on earth to live.
Just like where blacks represent the majority racial demographic of a city in 2015 America, this real estate constitutes one of the least desirable places to live in the country.
And that's with the transfer of wealth from white taxpayers taking place, not to mention white America's ambitions and desires largely being put on hold so a game of catch-up against evolution can be contested by white liberals and conservatives dedicated solely to the advancement of blacks.
But go back to the first paragraph from The Economist article. Read it again.
Did you catch this line: "There’s no jobs, no income, no good schools…”?
Where'd the jobs go? Where'd the money go? Why aren't the schools "good?"
It must have existed there once, or else the now heavily black city of Baltimore wouldn't have black citizens bemoaning the lack of... anything. Well, not anything. [Baltimore’s riots drew attention, but endemic violence is hardly noticed, Washington Post, 5-17-15]
The Rev. Jamal H. Bryant, pastor of the Empowerment Temple and a local activist, said city residents have “almost been anesthetized” to the killings. “In any other community, these numbers would be jaw-dropping.”Through all of this, we must double-down on the investments of the past 50 years to uplift blacks and ignore anything but hearts being in the right place to help blacks rise!
But left to their own devices... [Crowds Scatter as Baltimore Curfew Takes Hold, New York Times, 4-29-15]:
Near the burned-out CVS, Robert Wilson, a college student who went to high school in Baltimore, said: “With the riots, we’re not trying to act like animals or thugs.
We’re just angry at the surroundings, like this is all that is given to us, and we’re tired of this, like nobody wants to wake up and see broken-down buildings. They take away the community centers, they take away our fathers, and now we have traffic lights that don’t work, we have houses that are crumbling, falling down.”Mr. Wilson said he had seen someone on television say, “This doesn’t feel like America."
“And I’m like, ‘This is America!’ ” he said. “ ‘They just don’t want you to know!’ ”"This is America!"
"This is America!"
"This is America!"
Because all you have left in decaying neighborhoods Robert Wilson blames "they" for destroying are blacks, and the type of environment and community blacks are capable of creating in the absence of whites. [15 Baltimore neighborhoods have lower life expectancies than North Korea, Washington Post, 4-30-15]:
Inequality in Baltimore has been thrust into the national spotlight this week, with riots and civil unrest in that city following the funeral of Freddie Gray. This inequality has roots that stretch deep into the past. It's been exasperated by bad policy decisions in the present-day. And it makes itself felt in every aspect of life in the city, from the racial composition of neighborhoods to the number of empty houses standing in them.Inequality has been exasperated by "bad policy decisions," but not in the way the Washington Post would ever discuss... Depo Provera and Norplant are the only way to ensure the inability for blacks to compete (or maintain) western civilization is a problem for only one more generation...
This is America. And it will continue to be America, where blacks will never be held accountable for their individual actions/choices that collective represent the greatest biological weapon/EMP on a city, completely incapacitating the long-term prospects for the civilization there.
No amount of money will ever be enough to change nature and the reality of racial differences in intelligence will always be ignored by those dedicated to the sole task of ensuring Thomas Jefferson's inadvertently suicidal words come to fruition.
We've leveraged the future of the country on the bet we can legislate equality, doubling-down on a bet started more than 50 years ago that has yet to produce anything remotely resembling a positive response.