Thursday, June 25, 2020

A Country Not Salvageable Nor, Many Say Quietly, Worth Saving


What fun, what entertainment. And rare: One seldom sees the collapse of a landmark society in a rush of wondrous idiocy. Would I could sell tickets. Don’t look at it as a loss, but as a show, an unwanted but grand amusement.

The coup de grace in our ripening decadence is the current uprising purportedly, though implausibly, over racism. But never mind. The causes don’t matter. The deal is done.

Still, it is interesting to recognize that the protesters are, perhaps deliberately, confusing the incapacity of blacks with systemic racism. In truth, America has made the greatest effort ever essayed by one race to uplift another. Reflect: In 1954 an entirely white Supreme Court unanimously ended segregation. Later it found the use of IQ tests by employers illegal because blacks scored poorly, then found “affirmative action,” racial discrimination against whites, legal (hardly oppression of blacks, this). An overwhelmingly white Congress passed the Civil Rights Act in 1964, the Voting Rights Act the next year. A white President sent troops to Little Rock to enforce desegregation. There has been an enormous flow of charity to blacks: Section Eight Housing, AFDC, Head Start, hiring quotas, set-asides, sharply lowered standards in police and fire departments. We now have free breakfasts for black children, then free lunches, in addition to outright welfare. In aggregate they resemble a distributed guaranteed basic income. Which is interesting.

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  1. Face it, the blacks do not accept the charitable funds from our Fed Gov. Cancel all social program that benefit them and watch the riots.

    1. I for one would like to get this over with. The great experiment failed miserably, time to flush it down the drain. It did not lift the black out of his morass, in fact he dug deeper and hung on for all his dear life. Like muslims, they don't want to assimilate into Western Culture, they are barbarians reaping the largess from whites how contribute, sweated, accepted injury and even death to build this great nation and to see a better place for his kin and kith.