Thank you, sir. May I have another?

Part I: The “Viral” Virus

Part II: Thank you, sir. May I have another?

Part III: Hate Crimes, or Just Haters?

 

So I promised a post on the Hegelian Dialectic. It’s coming, but this has been on my mind lately and I felt compelled to address it as Part II of my dig into Black Lives Matter. I’ll call this one, “Thank you, sir. May I have another?”jobs

Seriously, bro? You’re going to start off a post with THAT?

In the midst of probable irrelevancy, I’ve found relevance once more! What am I talking about? Millions of citizens in blissful, blind ignorance, pledging their support for causes which ultimately do not benefit them at all while proudly donning theirnc-crowd-01-800r bumper stickers, t-shirts, or whatever-the-hell this poor Republican National Convention-attending woman was sporting.

Who am I talking about? Well, it happens on both sides of the aisle, but today I’ll pick on a select few. Who in particular?

Poor Minorities who Support Democrats

Let me elaborate a little bit on a perennial issue – the welfare state. Actually, let me let Dinesh D’Souza do it for me. For the rushed crowd, start at the 1:02 mark. And if you don’t feel like watching, skip past and I’ll give you a quick synopsis.

Dinsesh makes an excellent comparison between Republicans and Democrats by using an analogy that I couldn’t have said better myself. In short, he says that Republicans believe in an America where you are solely responsible for your own successes. Conversely, Democrats believe in an America where the government will provide a fixed rate of sustenance for all citizens but retain the power to determine what that rate is at all times (aka, create an atmosphere of pure dependency). Why is this an issue? Here’s why: 64% of black voters consider themselves Democrats, and since 1964, no Republican has won more than 15% of the black vote. And why is that relevant? Here’s why: The average poverty rate for black voters is higher than any demographic in the United States at a whopping 16.1%.

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In short, this means that the Democrats know they’re going to always get the majority of the black vote; however, it also means that they garner more of it by promising to “hold the rope” for poor minority communities. Think about the number of freebies that have come up, courtesy of the Democratic Party: Obamaphones, Obamacare, tuition-free college, etc., etc., etc. The Democrats possess the perfect recipe to lock up votes and effectively trick black voters into supporting political ideologies that actually prevent them from achieving economic equality with the white majority. If the Democrats can keep black voters just satisfied enough to go out to the polls and just poor enough to remain loyal to the Democratic party, then they will have an iron-clad voter base for the indefinite future.

Just in case you’re reading this screaming, “CONSPIRACY THEORIST!” let me add one thing. When Barack Obama became president, the black poverty rate was 25.8%. Fast forward six years to 2014. The black poverty rate? 27.2%. Conveniently, the black poverty rate has been on the rise under President Obama despite the wave of socialist programs pseudo-catered to the lower classes.

That’s why (many people don’t like to hear this) I have long-called the Democratic Party the American School of Systemic Socialist Racism – and for good reason. Let’s have a history lesson, shall we?

The Republican Party was founded to abolish slavery.

And just in case that wasn’t enough to make you go, “Wait, what?”

The Democratic Party filibustered the Civil Rights Act of 1964 for FIFTY-SEVEN DAYS.

That’s right, folks. The party of the people opposed some of the most influential civil rights legislation in history. If that’s the case, how did the black community becomeBlack_Party_ID(7) so enamored with supporting Democrats? Well, prior to 1948, the black community was split about half-and-half Republican and Democrat. Early in 1948, President Truman signed an executive order desegregating the military and began working on eliminating the racial bias in the federal government (FactCheck.org). You’ll see another spike in 1964. Why is that there? Because Lyndon Johnson was running for president, and at the 1964 Democratic National Convention, he helped eliminate the South’s all-white primaries, creating a huge wave of support for Johnson from the black community. When the Civil Rights Act of 1964 passed, only two Senate Republicans opposed it, one of whom happened to be Johnson’s presidential opponent, Barry Goldwater. Additionally, the Republican Party really had no footing in the South, so when the Voting Rights Act of 1965 passed (signed by then-President Johnson), naturally, the Democratic Party absorbed most of the black vote. At that point, the Democratic Party established itself as the party of the African-American people – despite the fact that Republicans supported their civil rights at a higher rate than Democrats (based on Congressional votes). From that point on, no Republican presidential candidate has garnered more than 15% of the black vote.

At this point you’ve got to be wondering why I called the Democratic Party systemically racist. It’s pretty simple. The Democratic ticket, since the implementation of the New Deal, has one massive flaw: Everything about it works against the people it claims to be helping. Since I mentioned the New Deal, let’s roll with that one for a bit.

FDR, a Democrat, initiated the welfare system as part of the New Deal (please envision that rope right now). Part of the welfare system includes the Farm Bill – a bill once backed by both parties but now opposed by many Republicans. The Farm Bill’s appropriations – originally intended as a way of helping farmers recover from The Great Depression – are about 80% food stamps (Oh, by the way, the total appropriations for it are about $1.2 TRILLION over the span of a decade). So, the temporary Farm Bill is alive and well nearly 100 years after The Great Depression.

Why is this important, and how does it make the Democratic Party inherently racist? Because welfare programs like the Farm Bill are responsible, in my opinion, for the completely stale Southern economy in states like South Carolina where the black community’s population is 300% more dense than it is in the rest of the country on average. By surviving on food stamps and government aid, rural areas highly dependent on agriculture receive absolutely no economic stimulation. That keeps the minorities in these areas (like the aforementioned black southern community) stuck below an already-low glass ceiling.

But let’s look at the impact on the world beyond the South.

Historically, one of the subsections of the agricultural industry covered by the Farm Bill has been the cotton industry. In 2003, Brazil filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization (WTO) that the United States’ cotton-farming subsidies had allowed it to dump its products into markets in developing nations in such a manner that it created unfair trade, causing massive losses for domestic cotton farmers in those developing nations.

The solution to that problem? Oh, nothing, just a massive “legal” bribe. The United States agreed to pay Brazil a $300 million payment to settle their dispute. In essence, instead of stopping subsidizing its own cotton farming, the United States began subsidizing Brazilian cotton farming, too.

Since that time, the US has begun to ratchet down on its cotton subsidies, but not so much 193as to change the fact that it is still the world’s largest exporter of cotton and second-largest producer.  And what impact have we made? Well, we’ve robbed the GDP of several developing nations, in particular those in West Africa. In Burkina Faso (one of the aforementioned developing West African nations), 85% of the country depends on cotton production and over half of the country lives in poverty (National Center for Policy Analysis). The cost to produce cotton there is about 1/3 the cost of cotton production in the United States, but the farmers there still cannot compete against American cotton in the global market. Over 150 years post-slavery, the United States is still abusing Africans with its southern cotton industry, thanks in part to the socialist ideology of the welfare state and the Democrats that the African-American community assists in electing. I wonder if the people of West Africa are feelin’ the Bern?

When modern liberals and groups like Black Lives Matter talk about systemic racism, they say it exists inherent to our culture – that white people don’t even realize they’re being racist. Well… I think they’re 100% right. Maybe one day the Democrats will figure that out, too. By the looks of things, the minority community is already starting to figure it out. I didn’t mention it before, but the portion of the black community identifying as Republican doubled between 2000 and 2004, and over the past decade, even fewer African-Americans identify with the Democratic Party. I’ll leave you today with one guy who gets it.

Until next time,

TP

Part I: The “Viral” Virus

Part II: Thank you, sir. May I have another?

Part III: Hate Crimes, or Just Haters?

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The American-t Dream

Lee Greenwood: I’m proud to be an American, where at least I know I’m free

… and not much else. You know, that line has always resonated with me. In the opening line of the chorus of the most overplayed Independence Day fireworks background music ever known, the best we can come up with for why we’re proud to be Americans is because “at least” we know we’re free. Well isn’t that just spectacular. Know who else is?  Let’s take a look, courtesy of Freedom House:

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Just to name a few: Canada, South Africa, India, Mongolia, Ghana, Chile, Argentina, UK, France, Italy, New Zealand… you can do the rest. I’d like to rewrite that famous line.

And I’m proud to be an American, where at least I know I’m as free as 46% of the rest of the planet.

Now, I know some of the naysayers will immediately say, “Well we’re MORE FREE than they are!” Okay. Fine Jimbob. Just how free are we these days? Well, George Carlin – one of my favorites – knew the answer better than anyone (NSFW – profanity).

The table is tilted folks. The game is rigged. And nobody seems to notice, nobody seems to care. Good, honest, hardworking people – white collar, blue collar – doesn’t matter what color shirt you have on. Good, honest, hardworking people… continue to elect these rich ********ers that don’t give a **** about them… It’s called the American Dream… because you have to be asleep to believe it.

Maybe it’s time we all woke up a little.

Cheers,

TP

The “Viral” Virus

Part I: The Viral Virus

Part II: Thank you, sir. May I have another?

Part III: Hate Crimes, or Just Haters?

I decided to kick this thing off by digging something out of my palm. What was it? Oh, just my face any time I open Facebook. What am I talking about? The things we, as pseudo-intellectual beings, “share” to support our points of view on various initiatives, causes, politicians, etc.. etc.. etc. Let’s take a look at a couple, courtesy of Occupy Democrats. I like to pick on “OD” quite a bit. Why? Well, in a world of good, honest people just trying to make the best decisions possible for their communities and country, OD is a cornucopia of asinine and baseless information whose only objective seems to be that I eventually leave a nose-shaped bruise in my hand. Let’s take a gander at some of their material.

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This is why they say black lives matter? Oh. I thought it was why they say that black and white math matters. Before I even dig into the numbers, I want to point out that the source used by OD is ProPublica. Why is that important? Well, ProPublica is an independent journalism site. They aren’t the Bureau of Justice Statistics. So, right off the bat, we can confirm that OD doesn’t really care about the source of their information. They care about the twisted message they can deliver with it.

In the interest of good faith, I’m going to break down the actual numbers. Unlike OD, I actually got my information here, from the Bureau of Justice Statistics.

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Note: The image above does not separate the Hispanic population from the white population.

The above table represents homicides only, but I’m going to operate under the assumption that homicide rates correlate very closely to violent crime rates, and therefore, encounters with police. If we compare the white to black rate of offenders per 100,000 citizens, you will see that while there are 4.5 white offenders per 100,000 white individuals, there are 34.4 black offenders per 100,000 black offenders. Therefore, black individuals commit homicides at nearly 800% the rate of white individuals, per capita. Despite the fact that black people only account for 12.6% of the population, they commit over half of all homicides. Let’s make the reasonable assumption that if black individuals commit homicides at nearly 800% the rate of white individuals, they likely encounter the police at an equally high rate.

One would think that if black people have such an alarmingly high rate of violent criminals, wouldn’t they also have an alarmingly high rate of deaths by police, as Occupy Democrats suggests? Actually, they don’t. Now, I know what you’re thinking, “Surely he’s not going to say that in spite of producing over half of all violent criminals, more white people are shot, is he?” Well… here’s some data showing police killings by race for 2016, courtesy of The Washington Post (a relatively liberal source in itself).

Infographic: Breakdown of U.S. citizens killed by police in 2016 | Statista

As you can see, despite over 50% of homicides being carried out by black criminals, they represent only 24% of the individuals killed by police. The 2010 census reported a black population of 37,685,848. If we extrapolate the 123 black individuals killed by police to a full-year expectation of 246, that is still only computes to 6.52 deaths by police per million black citizens. That’s a little different from the 31.17 reported by OD, but they don’t care.

But what about the white people? Let’s do the same thing. Extrapolating 238 out to a full year total gives us a grand total of 476 dead white people killed by police. And their population per the 2010 census? 196,817,552. That’s 2.42 deaths by police per million white citizens. Instead of the 3,000% difference reported by Occupy Democrats, it’s actually only 300%. If we include Hispanics in the white category, it’s 2.56 deaths by police per million Hispanic and white citizens combined. Despite the fact that black people commit violent crimes at 800% the rate of White and Hispanics combined, they are only killed by police at 255% of the rate of White and Hispanic criminals combined.

Before continuing, I want to make sure it’s known that I’m not denying a police brutality problem in this country. The US seems to enjoy an unhealthily-militarized police force for reasons I do not fully comprehend, and we seem to justify a beatdown from the local lawman more often than we should. That said, Occupy Democrats would have us believe only that police brutality is a much more severe issue if you’re a person of color, but as you can see, there is absolutely no racial disparity, at all. The BLM narrative is simply a fraud.

That’s enough debunking for now. I want to discuss what concerns me even more than the lies fed to millions of social media users thanks to the writers of Occupy Democrats whose shoes I’d hate to be wearing on Judgment Day. What truly scares me is the lack of effort required for people to believe that the numbers these jokers report are actually true.  Take a look at this study by Columbia University and understand why I call this the “viral” virus:

6 in 10 of you will share this link without reading it, a new, depressing study says

Per the Post, this conclusion was drawn:

59 percent of links shared on social media have never actually been clicked: In other words, most people appear to retweet news without ever reading it.

Ladies and gents, if we’re ever going to see our society progress, we have to stop seeing our intellect regress. If you’ve made it this far, then I applaud you, you’re part of the solution. Now share this page, and let’s see who else can join in. After all, you’re only six degrees of separation away from the rest of the world.

Cheers,

TP

Part II: Thank you, sir. May I have another?

Part III: Hate Crimes, or Just Haters?