Those who still believe that the Democratic party is legitimate should actually visit - or better yet - live in some of the areas where multi-generational poverty is a way of life. I saw this first hand in the 90's making appearances in Newark, Essex County New Jersey Juvenile Court. It was truly a scene out of Dickens, a decrepit old court room, an elderly judge, children as young as nine being brought up on drug dealing charges (one by selling drugs through the fence of the colloquially named 'Youth House' - itself a place out of Dickens) without any family member appearing for them. I heard the Judge say "where's the grandmother" over and over again. The children? Invariably African American. This in a place where the Democrats have been in power for a hundred years or more.
Or in Paterson, New Jersey, which used to have a rolling
crime wave every afternoon when the mostly African
American High School got out. Shopkeepers would close their stores,
residents knew better than to be on the street - a scene out of the wild
west, until a homeless man was killed by a group of students. Now,
hordes of police patrol the area every afternoon when school gets out.
This, in a place that has been controlled by Democrats, also for at least the last 100 years or so.
The point is this: whatever is being done isn't working, not only is it
not working, there isn't any hope of conditions getting better....ever -
EVER. There just should not be a group that year after year, decade
after decade - for whom no matter how much money is spent - nothing
changes except for the worse. How can we tolerate this, especially when Democrats are using the same tactics on recent immigrants i.e. Latinos?
How does this apply to welfare reform? It's this: Poverty should not be a
racial issue, but it is because poverty and dependency seems to be
intractable for an outsized part of the African American community - ask
yourself: why is it that year after year African American leaders are
always calling for more for the poor? And why is it that it NEVER
changes, year by year decade by decade. We all expect it now, no one
takes notice, it's part of the culture - and no one says anything
because we have all been conditioned by Democratic media to keep quiet
or face claims of racism. Hunh?
So no one even mentions the statistics about outsized crime rates,
poverty rates, dismal educational achievements etc. in an outsized part
of the African American community, and the lack of progress, despite
billions, if not a trillion spent. Those who say anything are
immediately tagged as racists by a Democratic media which - again - has
conditioned all of us to remain silent at the risk of career killing
Again, this applies to welfare because Democratic leaders have made
welfare into a racial issue, equating welfare reform efforts with
racism. What's racist, however, is perpetuating year after year a
system, a paradigm, a culture or whatever you want to call it, where
African Americans continue to have unbelievably high crime rates, dismal
poverty rates, high unemployment rates, poor educational achievements
etc. And where the people continue to re-elect leaders that every year
fail to deliver, who by their continued failures show that they have
little or no interest in doing anything other than squeezing every last
penny out of the situation for them and their cronies - so that there is
now an entire poverty industry dependent on the misery of the
community, while retaining as much power as possible.
And yet again - the Democratic media ensures that any critique of the
present awful situation is the same as racism, so that nothing changes,
even after half a century of program after program, and billion after
billion spent. SOMEONE has to point out that it isn't working, that
money isn't the answer, that maybe a change of leadership is required.
That the present Democratic leadership in the African American community
has no interest in the changing the status quo since they get all the
votes now, and a change for the better would result in less power, and
In short, where else do you see no political consequences despite decades of failure?
As for other aspects of welfare reform, the Democratic Party has a vested interest in keeping as many
people dependent on welfare for as long as possible. The reason is
simple - the Democratic Party, historically the party of the KKK, Jim
Crow, lynchings and slavery, has transformed itself into the party of
government, and the more people dependent on government the more votes Democrats get. Prosperity is not the goal of this corrupt organization. It's
as simple as that. And the New York Times, as the standard bearer of the
Democratic Party, in a recent article on welfare reform uses its age old tactic of highlighting individual
examples as support for their argument against welfare reform - in other words, anecdotal
evidence. It's a dishonest way of proving a point, but dishonesty is
what Democratic media is all about.
There should be outrage that this one organization and its supporters
would ruin lives by the thousand, if not millions, by encouraging dependency, all in an effort to gain power. Why even discuss the cure for poverty and crime, that is, intact
families with two parents (and hopefully, grandparents, aunts, uncles
and cousins) all working together. But, then again, family is an anathema to blood sucking Democrats,
who feed off of and encourage shattered families.