Real Tragedy

I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.—Martin Luther King, Jr.

Sorry, Dr. King, there’s no money or power in that so forgettaboutit!

Walter Williams: Hustlers and people with little understanding want us to believe that today’s black problems are the continuing result of a legacy of slavery, poverty and racial discrimination. The fact is that most of the social pathology seen in poor black neighborhoods is entirely new in black history. Let’s look at some of it.

Today the overwhelming majority of black children are raised in single female-headed families. As early as the 1880s, three-quarters of black families were two-parent. In 1925 New York City, 85 percent of black families were two-parent. One study of 19th-century slave families found that in up to three-fourths of the families, all the children had the same mother and father.

Today’s black illegitimacy rate of nearly 75 percent is also entirely new. In 1940, black illegitimacy stood at 14 percent. It had risen to 25 percent by 1965, when Daniel Patrick Moynihan wrote “The Negro Family: The Case for National Action” and was widely condemned as a racist. By 1980, the black illegitimacy rate had more than doubled, to 56 percent, and it has been growing since. Both during slavery and as late as 1920, a teenage girl raising a child without a man present was rare among blacks.

Much of today’s pathology seen among many blacks is an outgrowth of the welfare state that has made self-destructive behavior less costly for the individual. Having children without the benefit of marriage is less burdensome if the mother receives housing subsidies, welfare payments and food stamps. Plus, the social stigma associated with unwed motherhood has vanished. Female-headed households, whether black or white, are a ticket for dependency and all of its associated problems. Ignored in all discussions is the fact that the poverty rate among black married couples has been in single digits since 1994.

Black youth unemployment in some cities is over 50 percent. But high black youth unemployment is also new. In 1948, the unemployment rate for black teens was slightly less than that of their white counterparts — 9.4 percent compared with 10.2. During that same period, black youths were either just as active in the labor force or more so than white youths. Since the 1960s, both the labor force participation rate and the employment rate of black youths have fallen to what they are today. Why? Are employers more racially discriminatory today than yesteryear? Were black youths of yesteryear more skilled than whites of yesteryear? The answer to both questions is a big fat no.

The minimum wage law and other labor regulations have cut off the bottom rungs of the economic ladder. Put yourself in the place of an employer, and ask: If I must pay $7.25 an hour — plus mandated fringes, such as Social Security and workers’ compensation — would it pay me to hire a worker who is so unfortunate as to possess skills that enable him to produce only $5 worth of value per hour? Most employers view that as a losing economic proposition. Thus, the minimum wage law discriminates against the employment of low-skilled workers, who are most often youths — particularly black youths.

The little bit of money a teenager can earn through after-school, weekend and summer employment is not nearly so important as the other things he gains from early work experiences. He acquires skills and develops good work habits, such as being prompt, following orders and respecting supervisors. In addition, there are the self-respect and pride that a youngster gains from being financially semi-independent. All of these gains from early work experiences are important for any teen but are even more important for black teens. If black teens are going to learn anything that will make them a more valuable employee in the future, they aren’t going to learn it from their rotten schools, their dysfunctional families or their crime-ridden neighborhoods. They must learn it on the job.

The bulk of today’s problems for many blacks are a result of politicians and civil rights organizations using government in the name of helping blacks when in fact they are serving the purposes of powerful interest groups.

And if you disagree with them,you’re just evil old “racist” anyhow so gives a crap what you ignorant idiots think! 🙂

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April Fools

I would not dare try to do an April Fool’s Joke simply because no matter how outrageous and exaggerated I could be I could never match the reality of the Liberal Mind.

So with that in mind…

The “Dah!” moment of 2012 so far:

‘The unions don’t respect diversity of opinion.’- lawyer for janitor fired for “pro-Walker” bumper sign in her car.

http://townhall.com/video/women-fired-for-supporting-walker

Progressives and Liberals have no tolerance for diversity of thought.

“She told me that I was to take the sign out of the back window and put it on the floor of the car or I could park across the street.”

She refused to take the “Stand With Walker” sign down, pointing out that many other teachers had placed anti-Walker bumper stickers on their cars, apparently with no repercussion.

Her bosses’ daughter was also a teacher. The Teachers at the school complained. Hmmm….

Liberals: You have the Freedom to Think 100% exactly like us or ELSE YOU WILL SUFFER THE CONSEQUENCES!

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NBC told this blog today that it would investigate its handling of a piece on the “Today” show that ham-handedly abridged the conversation between George Zimmerman and a dispatcher in the moments before the death of Trayvon Martin. A statement from NBC:

“We have launched an internal investigation into the editorial process surrounding this particular story.”

Great news right there. As exposed by Fox News and media watchdog site NewsBusters, the “Today” segment took this approach to a key part of the dispatcher call:

Zimmerman: This guy looks like he’s up to no good. He looks black.

Here’s how the actual conversation went down:

Zimmerman: This guy looks like he’s up to no good. Or he’s on drugs or something. It’s raining and he’s just walking around, looking about.

Dispatcher: OK, and this guy — is he black, white or Hispanic?

Zimmerman: He looks black.

The difference between what “Today” put on its air and the actual tape? Complete: In the “Today” version, Zimmerman volunteered that this person “looks black,” a sequence of events that would more readily paint Zimmerman as a racial profiler. In reality’s version, Zimmerman simply answered a question about the race of the person whom he was reporting to the police. Nothing prejudicial at all in responding to such an inquiry.

But that’s “journalism” for you. You can trust them to do “fair” and “balanced” “journalism” now can’t you! 🙂

So you can trust them on The economy, jobs, your health, Obamacare, etc. After all, they are not biased at at all. 🙂

So how much has he accomplished and how much will they accomplish if given the chance?

From the moment he stepped into office, Obama has used his power to redistribute capital and bring corporate America under state control. Among other things, he has:

Forced all large banks, including healthy ones, to take federal bailout money while forcing them to pass stress tests before they can get out from under state control.

Forced banks to renegotiate private mortgage contracts to forgive principal payments for customers while ordering the banks to liberalize their lending practices and even open branches in blighted and unprofitable areas outside their service area.

Signed sweeping regulations that give the state new authority to control the entire financial sector — from banks to hedge funds to insurance companies to even car dealers.

(The Dodd-Frank Act gives Obama unprecedented powers to monitor and redirect the capital flow of all financial firms, as well as adjust their capital requirements and even shut them down and restructure them.)

Renegotiated the terms of Detroit creditor contracts so autoworkers get preferential treatment at the expense of shareholders while preserving the high union cost structure that bankrupted GM and Chrysler.

(“I owe those unions,” Obama has said. “When their leaders call, I do my best to call them back right away. I got into politics to fight for these folks.”)

Centralized control of the health care industry through 2,730 pages of new mandates that bring insurance companies and drugmakers under the supervision of the state and force the wealthy to subsidize the uninsured at a starting cost of $1.6 trillion.

Transferred an additional $1 trillion in private taxpayer wealth to welfare programs and public works projects, which have increased dependency on the state to record levels.

All of these measures put more power in the hands of the state and, in the case of health care, exert more control over the individual lives of Americans. As such, few are popular.

So how did Obama do it? Or more to the point, how did he get away with doing it?

By making capitalists the enemy of the people. By using media propaganda to convince enough people who lost their jobs or homes in the financial crisis that they were victims of Wall Street “exploitation.”

And by fomenting class envy between “the 99%” of Americans he imagines as “struggling” and a nebulous 1% overclass of “millionaires and billionaires” and “fat cat bankers” he demonizes as “greedy.”

“We can either settle for a country where a few people are doing very well and everybody else is having to just struggle to get by, or we can build an economy where everybody gets a fair shot and everybody is doing their fair share,” Obama said Feb. 21 from the White House.

“That’s the economy that I want,” he added. “Those who don’t want it will be forced to pay their fair share.”

History provides a harsh reminder of how such class warfare ends if carried out to its extreme.

Less than a century ago, the Bolshevik revolution in Russia portrayed a life-or-death “class struggle” between capitalists and workers. The Bolsheviks were inspired by Karl Marx, another trained lawyer who never spent a day in the private sector. They followed his 1848 blueprint for worker revolution, “The Communist Manifesto.”

Marx argued that capitalism splits industrial society into two hostile camps: the “bourgeois” — whom he described as anyone employing a worker, owning a business or making money from investments — and the “proletariat” that he figured made up the other 90% of society. He claimed that the wealth controlled by the top 10% “exists solely due to its nonexistence in the hands of those (other) nine-tenths.”

In other words, profits produced by merchants, entrepreneurs and investors don’t really belong to them. Marx believed they were stolen from workers and that workers would one day rise up and, justifiably, “wrest, by degrees, all capital from the bourgeois.”

Turning the tables, the working class would then become the ruling class — though Marx believed this would happen in stages.(IBD)

So, Four More Years Anyone?

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Calling all Husslers

Well,if anyone’s out there, I am back.

It was vacation time. I went to the United Kingdom, Wales to be specific.

And you know what struck me after flying 8,000 miles?

When I was listening to the news at breakfast time was how similar it was. The headlines were about the “highest gas prices ever” and about the Labour Party attacks (Liberals) attacks on Tories (Conservatives) about “granny taxes” and how they are just protecting their “rich” friends.

I thought I was here.

It was depressing, so I tuned it out.

Socialists are everywhere and they want YOU! 😦

I wondered What headline “if I had a son he would look like Trayvon”?” in a Welsh Newspaper but I had tuned out by then.

Now I know what that was.

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And then I say it on FOX News last night while recovering from Jet Lag and the Liberal Media that desperately wants a Race War calling the guy who shot the kid a “white” Hispanic.

What the F*CK is a “white” hispanic?

Is this part of the “New Tone”? 🙂 and “Civility”?? 🙂

A desperate new media  and their race husslers that has no story if it was Hispanic Male and a Black kid.

They perp HAS to be White and the VICTIM has to be black, or else we have nothing to hang our “outrage” on. Regardless, of any facts.

It reveals what happens when facts are over-run, unimportant, and only selected deaths of young black men are important when it seems to rise to the level of political exploitation by the forces that support a liberal, divide and control mentality. Under this view, in order to keep government front and center in the minds of all Americans, American unity must be broken down and marginalized so that we may never recognize each others value as an individual … but only value a single person to their value toward the advancement of a single group in the eyes of, and favorable treatment by, governmental powers and laws, alive or dead.
To this end, the New York Times decided to describe George Zimmerman as a “White Hispanic”, a term that on its face has hardly ever been used to describe a person’s ethnic heritage. Rush Limbaugh’s staff performed a nexis/lexis search of New York Times articles that may have used the term before and could only find three previous references of this nature in the paper’s publishing history … very telling on how this establishment media outlet wishes to promote the liberal, divide and control mentality. (Technorati)

Spike Lee retweeted a tweet containing Zimmerman’s purported address to his 240,000 followers.

Only it was his address. It was tweet from a LA race hussler (“FEEL FREE TO REACH OUT & TOUCH HIM.”). He just mindless re-tweeted it.

Marcus Davonne Higgins, a 33-year-old Los Angeles man who uses the online handle “maccapone” created it.

Higgins’s dissemination of Zimmerman’s purported Edgewater Circle address was not, however, limited to cyberspace. At a protest rally last Thursday in an L.A. park near his Crenshaw home, Higgins held a sign containing Zimmerman’s name, address, and phone number.

Except, of course, none were accurate.

The man who shot Martin is George Michael Zimmerman. Higgins has repeatedly identified him as “George W. Zimmerman.”

The residence on Edgewater Circle is actually the home of David McClain, 72, and his wife Elaine, 70. The McClains, both of whom work for the Seminole County school system, have lived in the 1310-square-foot lakefront home for about a decade, records show.

That registration, which dates back to 1995, is for a 41-year-old man. The Zimmerman who shot Martin is 28.

In an interview tonight, Elaine McClain told TSG that she and her husband were “afraid” due to the online linking of her address to Zimmerman. “We’re keeping everything locked,” she said. McClain added that the couple was particularly unnerved by a letter mailed to them at their home. On the envelope, she said, were printed the words “Taste The Rainbow,” the slogan for Skittles. Martin was carrying a pack of Skittles and a can of ice tea when he was gunned down by Zimmerman.

McClain said her husband returned the envelope unopened to the post office.

WHOOPS! Bet there won’t be any apology for this misinformation. After all, liberals are never wrong and never admit to it either. Especially, not Liberal race husslers. (And the McClains are White so they have to be guilty of something because they’re white!!)

And the “angelic” picture of Trayvon as a 12 year old (instead of 17 year old teenager) is also disgusting media bias.

  • TM

    Trayvon Martin is seen, left, in a photo handed out by his family and widely circulated by the news media. Another photo, right, shows an apparently older Martin reportedly taken from his Twitter page.

  • The “Journalists” at Media Matters: “Racist demagogue Drudge continues to run photo of some kid, not Trayvon for incitement purposes,” MJ Rosenberg initially tweeted at 10:56 a.m. ET, after drudgereport.com and other media sites posted a photo of Martin sporting a tank top, looking noticeably older and bigger than he appears in a photograph widely carried by media outlets that have reported on the story.
  • They had to eat their words just hours later. But they blasted other Conservatives while doing it. After all, they are “fair” “Journalists”.

So if the facts come out and it was legitimate will the New Black Panthers and their 5,000 man lynching posse and bounty apologize for being race husslers?

Of course.

They’ll just move on the next “crisis”. 🙂

Minutes after walking out of their school Friday, a large group of students walked through the streets of North Miami Beach. Along the way, they stopped at a Walgreens at 163rd Street and 15th Avenue at about 10:40 a.m.

Surveillance video shows dozens of teenagers running through the store. Police said about 80 to 100 students stormed in, ransacking the shelves, before the school’s vice principal ordered everyone outside.

And

The mother of Trayvon Martin has filed two applications to secure trademarks containing her late son’s name, records show.

Sybrina Fulton is seeking marks for the phrases “I Am Trayvon” and “Justice for Trayvon,” according to filings made last week with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. In both instances, Fulton, 46, is seeking the trademarks for use on “Digital materials, namely, CDs and DVDs featuring Trayvon Martin,” and other products.

Now, that’s “outrage” capitalism for you. 🙂

And then theirs ObamaCare, the ultimate Hussle by Liberals. 🙂

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