Skip to comments.Black-on-black crime
Posted on 12/27/2002 12:02:23 AM PST by JohnHuang2Edited on 07/12/2004 3:59:51 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]
The photos of the sniper suspects continue to be splattered on news pages and in newscasts around the world. What Trent Lott said and what he meant continue to spin the news, spurring headlines about how wide an umbrella the Republican Party wields and whether the party of Lincoln holds an umbrella at all. Black Entertainment Television and its founder, Bob Johnson, continue to get grief for pulling the plug on that network's news programming. While each of those controversies are certainly worthy of running commentaries, there is a more profound problem that momentarily grabs attention: black-on-black violence.
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There's barely enough room for the three of us.
It takes fortitude to write this kind of column, especially if -- as it appears by her use of the first-person plural pronouns -- the author's a black American herself.
Or with current black leadership and alliance with the Democrat party? Or with a virtual absence of intellectual honesty and capacity for honest self-critism? Or with an ever diminishing attachment to reality?
Should Republicans pander to these unfortunate characteristics in a vain effort to win a pathetic share ot the vote or leave this surrealism to the democrats and let them be tainted by the mindlessness which pervades the intellectual life of the black "community?"
Republicans should recognize that other minorities will recognize that their interests must diverge from the dependency culture and Kafka-esq surrealism of black politics and will eventually be alligned with timeless conservative principles.
The condition of the inner cities has less to do with black culture and more to do with the "progressive" social programs conceived by government do-gooders decades ago to "help" black people. Black people can help themselves by supporting the following government-shrinking ideas:
- Get rid of the welfare state that impoverishes generations of poor by making them dependent on government checks
- Get rid of public school teacher's unions that maintain the status-quo of bad education to advance their political and financial agendas
- End the War on Drugs which turns city streets into war zones and LEOs into oppressors instead of protectors
When blacks (i.e. Americans of African descent, not "AfricanhyphenAmericans") demand these steps, tell the government to get out of their lives, and follow their own path to the American dream, they will truly realize the dream of Martin Luther King: they will be judged by the content of their character and NOT the color of their skin.
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Unfortunately, easily refuted by any number of standard-issue-African-American Liberals. You see John, this regrettable behaviour within the African-American Community is the Legacy of Slavery and Racism, and not therefore, the fault of those African-Americans who are actually comitting what this poor deluded oreo-authoress refers to as "crimes."
For white people to attempt to end this wave of illegitimacy and violence would be unthinkable racism. For black people to try and end it by co-operating with the police, even if the police are black, would show an alarming lack of solidarity with the oppressed. Therefore that is also unacceptable.
So John, as night follows day, we must logically conclude that America is stuck with this gruesome prospect of horrible crime and violence within the African-American Community forever. Thank God Sir, for the Democrat Party, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, The Clintons, Senator Byrd, et al.. It was only by studying their work that I was able to make this clear to you.
What hope for the victims of this pathology lies in anything other than tough love balanced by school choice?
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