Certainly black lives matter, as does all human life, but to hear the pandering Democrats who are tying themselves in knots in the effort to plant the most kisses on the posteriors of black notables – one would be hard pressed to believe that anything matters beyond saying what many blacks want to hear.
Bernie Sanders made the statement that “law enforcement in America is broken.” There is no evidence that I have ever seen to support that conclusion – but it is what many blacks want to hear. What this same group doesn’t want to be told is that the crime, violence, and general animalistic nature of many within their community are the contributing factors which prompt police intervention. Firemen go to a fire – policemen go to the scene of a crime. I can’t find any indication that white people are responsible for the human failings which cause these conditions which require police involvement.
Consider what would happen if blacks, who make up about thirteen percent of the population, suddenly disappeared from the U.S. The prison population would decrease sixty percent, obesity would decline, gang membership would decline, the median I.Q. of Americans would increase, average ACT and SAT scores would increase dramatically, incidents of AIDS and HIV would decrease by forty-seven percent, STDs would decline significantly, and the number of people in poverty and the homeless would decline considerably. Lifestyle choices do determine health – and the promiscuousness within the black community leads to sexually transmitted diseases and millions of unwanted pregnancies – many of which are terminated by abortion. Black individuals need to be responsible for illegitimacy in the black community being at or near seventy percent – whites can’t change that! So from the standpoint of negative impact on American society – black lives certainly matter!!
Education or actually the lack thereof, is the main problem within the black community, with the dropout rate from high schools in some cities reaching as high as fifty percent. Democrats would be loath to admit any culpability with regard to the education problem, but their continued support of teachers unions keeps unqualified teachers in the classroom. Within the inner cities, the number of non-qualified teachers is endemic. The reality is that Democrats, and to a lesser extent Republicans have sold blacks down the river because they keep young people, who want to learn and achieve, in the same holding pond with the delinquents.
People can disagree on many issues concerning the black community, but America has been the best country on earth for black folks. It was here that 600,000 black people, brought from Africa in slave ships, has grown into a community of 40 million, were introduced to the Christian religion, and reached the greatest levels of freedom and prosperity blacks have ever known in any nation on earth – including their ancestral home.
Predominately white America has contributed untold trillions since the 1960s on welfare, food stamps, rent supplements, Section 8 housing, Pell grants, student loans, legal services, Medicaid, Earned Income Tax Credits and other poverty programs designed to bring the black community into the mainstream. There is no visible “bang for the buck” and a reasonable argument could be made that, corporately, blacks are in a worse situation today than fifty years ago. Certainly many blacks have availed themselves of the opportunities in the United States and done well – but, as an ethnic group they contribute little and require perpetual taxpayer care. We hear the constant prattle of grievances—what one never hears is one word of gratitude!!!
As to the constant chant of racism from the black community – racism shows its ugly face most prominently in interracial crime. White criminals choose black victims three percent of the time, black criminals choose white victims forty-five percent of the time. Black-on-white rapes are 100 times more common than the reverse. Black-on-white robberies were 139 times as common as the reverse in the first three years of this decade.
Since Ferguson and the advent of Black Lives Matter (BLM), homicides in all major cities are on the rise. If nothing else BLM has managed to intimidate law enforcement and now they just let suspicious people alone – the results are devastating. BLM got what they wanted – now they have to want what they got!!
Democrats and some Republicans can continue to patronize blacks and excuse their every individual or corporate failing – but, this political maneuvering does a great disservice to blacks themselves. Until black leaders and liberal Democrats find the intestinal fortitude, morality, and integrity to verbally hold black people accountable for their own decisions and actions – nothing can or will change. And perhaps that is the goal of most black leaders and liberal Democrats who kiss the posteriors of blacks and promise them the moon – then only deliver the same old problems!
Have a good week. Bill Shuey is a freelance writer on the road in Albuquerque, New Mexico.