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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