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Do you think they "had good intentions" as Rush would say, or do you think they know better and are that determined to add new dependents to the Federal Government? I think they knew better in the 1960s and I KNOW Obama and Reid and Pelosi know better today. NOTHING matters to these people except acquiring more and more power and control over the masses.
What part of the ATL area do you live? A native?
Total BS.No matter how poor, black white Italian Irish Slavic or whatever, there were still standards of decency and shame.Teen / child pregnancy, out-of wedlock kids (AKA bastards, lol) being an able-bodied welfare bum, drugs and drunkenness.....all were stigmatized no matter how poor and simple you may be. And police, religious leaders, teachers, older people, were respected.It is IN FACT today's ghetto culture that has worked long & hard to establish that nothing is wrong or shameful, and that no respect is due anybody if it interferes with your selfish desires.It's not all race-based, but it is skewed toward some rather nasty and obvious cultural conditions.Anybody who plays the false equivalency, "they're all the same", or "its always been like that"....is a damned liar. But a classic dodge / coverup, I must admit.I laugh at the word "bastard" because it's history shows how far we've fallen. It used to be such a shameful thing to have a child out of wedlock, that you had a term that would just savage everybody involved, even the poor little kid.Now, it's completely acceptable, even admirable, to see these dogs with 10-20 kids by 5-10 different women.Laughing at the thought of child support.Nothing is wrong now, you're a bigot and racist if you say anything's wrong, which is really unsustainable for a society. That's why it's ghetto, and a completely new phenomenon.
And Bullshit back at you. The idea that all these problems only arrived with black people ignores the fact that, as a another poster pointed out, black social indicators were better than those of whites. The major difference between now and then, is the disappearance of low skill, industrial, manufacturing jobs. Once upon a time, every one could get a job down at the "mill". Those days are gone. The era when American manufacturing pretty much owned the world is over. Blacks are now sitting in cities which are the remnants of that era. Throw in abysmal schooling, and a social services system that seems designed to produce long term employment only for the social service employees. It seems 40 years of "Liberal caring" has accomplished something 200 hundred years of slavery and 100 years of Jim Crow couldn't - the destruction of the black family and the end of the black community.
"It seems 40 years of "Liberal caring" has accomplished something 200 hundred years of slavery and 100 years of Jim Crow couldn't - the destruction of the black family and the end of the black community."Well stated.
It was well stated; but I have a complaint anyway.Why focus the attention of the destruction of "Liberal Caring" on the black population?Sure, it's easy to see in the inner cities; but I would contend that "Liberal Caring" is in the process of shredding everything that's good about this entire country. Libs love diversity, therefore, everybody is in their crosshairs. They won't stop until 90% of the country is standing in bread lines.........but we will finally have equality and fairness.
Because the assumption is often made that Detroit's troubles are the result if DEMOCRAT rule. It's not that simple. You have generations of teens giving birth to bastards who grow up with the morality they received from TEENS who had no legitimate fathers or mothers. It cannot be fixed with a Republican mayor or even a dictator. Detroit has passed the point of no return. It's the CULTURE that prevents businesses from establishing themselves there. The peasants (for the most part) lack the AMERICAN work ethic. They are dependent on the Godvernment and there is simply no way out. There are no jobs. What else do they have but hand outs from the rest of the state and the feds.
You're right. It's good to always have hope, but when you think it through, How can it all end except total collapse? The next generation learns their morality from the previous. The saying is true, "what one generation TOLERATES, the next will EMBRACE.Entropy, the fundamental law of physics, also governs every society. Evolution is a LIE. Thing don't evolve, they DEvolve. everything runs down eventually, including cultures, until they self-destruct.