Many successful political careers have been built on giving blacks ‘favors’ that look good on the surface but do lasting damage in the long run. One of these ‘favors’ was the welfare state. A vastly expanded welfare state in the 1960s destroyed the black family, which had survived centuries of slavery and generations of racial oppression.
Continue reading “Blacks don’t need these ‘favors’”
To include freedom in the very definition of democracy is to define a process not by its actual characteristics as a process but by its hoped for results. This is not only intellectually invalid, it is, in practical terms, blinding oneself in advance to some of the unwanted consequences of the process.
The black family survived centuries of slavery and generations of Jim Crow, but it has disintegrated in the wake of the liberals’ expansion of the welfare state.
Can you cite one speck of hard evidence of the benefits of ‘diversity’ that we have heard gushed about for years? Evidence of its harm can be seen — written in blood — from Iraq to India, from Serbia to Sudan, from Fiji to the Philippines. It is scary how easily so many people can be brainwashed by sheer repetition of a word.
It is not a breakthrough on the frontiers of knowledge that minimum-wage laws reduce employment opportunities for the young and the unskilled of any age. It has been happening around the world, for generation after generation, and in the most diverse countries.
Whenever people talk glibly of a need to achieve educational ‘excellence,’ I think of what an improvement it would be if our public schools could just achieve mediocrity.
One of the sad signs of our times is that we have demonized those who produce, subsidized those who refuse to produce, and canonized those who complain.
[W]hether as a crusade or a racket, a confused conception of equality is a formula for never-ending strife that can tear a whole society apart – and has already done so in many countries.
The 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, and of the Rev. Martin Luther King’s memorable ‘I Have a Dream’ speech, is a time for reflections — some inspiring and some painful and ominous. At the core of Dr. King’s speech was his dream of a world in which people would not be judged by the color of their skin, but by ‘the content of their character.’
Continue reading “The betrayal of MLK’s hope”
Barack Obama is one of those people who is often wrong but never in doubt.