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Black Lives, Democrat Lies

April 13th, 2014 - 3:16 pm

A fascinating article by Francis Wilkinson appeared in Bloomberg View last week (h/t Instapundit). Wilkinson detailed the fact that income inequality between whites and blacks is worse in leftist cities:

Minneapolis-St. Paul. San Francisco. Chicago. Even Madison, Wisconsin. If you are politically liberal and value relatively high levels of income equality, you might live in one of these quintessentially liberal U.S. cities. Yet all four lurk in the bottom half of the 2014 National Urban League’s State of Black America report on income inequality between blacks and whites. Among the many places where black-white income is less skewed are Phoenix, Arizona, Nashville, Tennessee and Columbia, South Carolina.

Nationally, blacks and Hispanics earn less than whites and generally have higher rates of unemployment. But there are significant regional variations. And looking at the Urban League rankings, I couldn’t help noticing how many northern liberal cities fared poorly on the racial equality index.

Now to someone like me — a former liberal who became a conservative, in part, because I saw the devastation wrought on poor black neighborhoods by leftist policies — this is no surprise, not even all that interesting. What I did find riveting though were the desperate attempts by presumably left-leaning social scientists to explain the discrepancy away.

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"White Flight" is not a term given to the actions of rural conservatives. "White Flight" is the term given to wealthy liberals getting the H-E-Double Hockey Sticks out of town.

Just sayin'.
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"Redistribution" is John Dillinger dressed as Robin Hood.

The facts are now demonstrable and irrefutable, Jim Crow democrats wanted to pat their pickanninnies on the head and keep them on the Democratic plantation.

Because information is now easier to obtain instantly, propaganda is not merely a tool it is the lifeblood of Marxist totalitarianism. The Marxists cannot be known as plantation masters who keep their "victim constituencies" shackled to the Big House. So, they pat their pickanannies on the head and boast in a loud voice how well they treat their wards of the State.

Plantation Communism is so noble, it makes entitlement junkies out of a permanent underclass and then brags about the quality of the needle and the damage done.

As long as the Trihedron of false information (Hollywood, academia and lapdog media) keep pumping out enough disinformation, the Democratic Victim Farms will be filled to the gullible gills.

And as long as "evil whites" are forced to "pay retribution", it will feel good to get some "payback". So, who benefits? Not the permanent underclass. Not the stereotyped and unfairly slandered. Not the society as a whole or the culture.

Not unity and harmony among the races.

Just the plantation masters and not surprisingly...the unions/Workers Party drivers of divisiveness...the academics tenured and bloated pensioners, the propagandist media and statist Democrats and their armies of voter fraud and lawless baby killers.

Nice.

Dillinger is in no danger. All the ladies are in red. And anyway, nobody will recognize him in that Robin Hood mask.
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Klavan, you are not intelligent. You are VERY intelligent and your readers who comment here are for the most part intelligent with an acute sense of observation and highly developed analytical skills. Yet, over and over again you keep repeating -- out of naivete I am sure -- the same "Liberals, you are doing it wrong" thing. They are not doing it wrong. It was never the objective of the Democratic Party to save black Americans or to improve their standard of living or social condition. Don't you remember the Dixiecrats? Forgot about the credo of Margaret Sanger? What about the Civil War and slavery? The Jim Crow South? THOSE ARE GENUINELY DEMOCRAT(eek) PRODUCTS. They are doing very well, thumbs up, good deal, oh boy my boy SUCCESSFULLY destroying the country square by square because their policies have that intention. Not everything is frontal aggression in war or politics. Democrats masterfully convinced the black people to kill their own babies, consume drugs, adopt despair as a form of life in the midst of plenty, abandon the dignity of work for the indignity of begging from the State. All they have done is buy a few traitors like Jesse Jackson who would herd the Negroes back into the old plantation. But this time there is no cotton or tobacco farm: this time is the ghetto -- formerly known as concentration camps -- and then the final shower (abortion, drugs, voluntary sterilization.) They are doing fine in their own view. Wherever Liberalism triumphs there is nothing left but death and destruction, chaos, and despair. It's a death trap and black Americans have swallowed it hook, line, and sinker. For more details see "Detroit".
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What struck me while watching the video you posted was the extremely loud rap the interviewees were having to compete with in most of the interviews. While standing outside! Isn't that one of the ways we "torture" detainees at Guantanamo? If I had to live with that kind of noise level and was not chained to the wall, I'd go postal.
17 weeks ago
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Of all social groups, the Blacks are the most easily led.
17 weeks ago
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MAD magazine said it first, in the 1960s, when it showed a picture of a series of signs put next to a phony "liberal" (is there any other kind?) house:

EQUAL RIGHTS FOR ALL
END HOUSING DISCRIMINATION
SEGREGATION IS EVIL
HOUSE FOR SALE

I live in Israel, by the way, and we have the same problem there. The leftist-secular-European-origins elite, so understanding and deeply concerned about terrorists' rights, is outraged whenever people of the wrong, inferior type -- Levant or religious Jews, etc. -- move in next to them.

Where in the world, do you suppose, has there recently been a huge demonstration against the building of a synagogue in the neighborhood?

Iran?

Some town in Germany controlled by local Neo-Nazis?

No: in Ramat Aviv, a suburb of Tel Aviv, where Tel Aviv University is located (as far as liberalism is concerned, essentially the Israeli equivalent of UC Berkeley) and all the "heavy" Israeli liberals live.

They won't let the "inferior baboons" or the "pimps" ('arsim' in Hebrew, or rather borrowed Arabic) into the neighborhood. Yes, those ARE the terms they use among themselves to describe religious / oriental Jews, I swear.

Now, don't get them wrong. They LOVE Black people. Such as the illegal Sudanese immigrants who moved into Southern Tel Aviv (Tel Aviv's "Bronx", where poor religious Levant Jews mostly live). So long as they are in a different neighborhood, of course, and don't contaminate their own lily-white one.

As a publicity stunt, an Israeli politician recently bused some Sudanese migrants to have a day of fun in Tel Aviv University's pool, where members of the faculty and other understanding, liberal folks like to spend their time complaining about how racist Israel is. They paid their entry fee and let them into the pool.

The pool was deserted by all the inclusive, liberal folks within less than two minutes. The video is on you tube.

You could have guessed, couldn't you?
18 weeks ago
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I will say it over and over again.
Liberals are not liberal about anything (in the classical sense), except that they are liberal with other peoples' money. And then they will turn around and pat themselves on the back for being compassionate and generous, when in fact they are neither. Yet they will lay claim to the high ground and break their arms patting themselves on the back for being "morally superior".
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Of course liberal white people attract black people because of their generosity. Who does Obama pal around with; Hollywood leftists with deep pockets aka rich white liberals
18 weeks ago
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Every liberal I know in California lives in almost exclusively white neighborhoods. Some of them leave integrated neighborhoods the minute their children are born because "the schools are so much better." Poor sweet liberals, it's not their fault, little special snowflake needs a better school.

Then they call Republicans racist and feel morally superior.
18 weeks ago
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I grew up in Minneapolis and still live in a first-ring suburb. The story on that liberal city is that most of the poor and non-white are concentrated in neighborhoods on the north side and near south side of downtown. With the odd exception or two, the rich and well-to-do Democrats live in their own mostly white enclaves around the lakes and parkways, and some downtown in high-rise condos. Those Democrats would rather die than live in the poor neighborhoods, or have the poor live in theirs. The purpose of welfare in their mind is to keep the poor content enough in their own neighborhoods and voting Democrat at the polls. That's it.
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I live in Denver so this is what our downtown is like. On the Western side are all the new apartments and lofts for the better off people who live here. On the Eastern side is the Capitol Hill district, mostly a bid grungy and a bit tattered and beat up. I guarantee you that most of the Western people live in their comfort zone and rarely move to the Capitol Hill side voluntarily. This is why the inequality exists, they live in a cocoon of their own making and do not wish to see how the other half lives, unless of course they are there to clean or take out the trash. Separate and unequal, really, but most of them wouldn't want to see it this way because, you know, they care about the "right causes".
18 weeks ago
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If I didn't know better, I'd conclude that Democrats, while claiming to fight inequality, actually intentionally create inequality in order to perpetuate their own power. But of course, we all know better than that. Don't we? Anyone?
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The social "safety-nets" that the left loves to build are traps, by design. The programs make it easy to have a somewhat comfortable existence at the low end of the income scale. But the programs are too-often structured so that a small or even moderate increase of income actually results in a worse economic situation.

A perfect example of this is found in Obamacare, where subsidies are stepped, and a change of as small as $1 in income can result in several thousand dollars of lost subsidies.
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