Since MT keeps pinging Die Puny Humans every time I add a link to the previous one. . .
Parker: At root of this love affair blacks have with government is their hatred for capitalism. The problem is one of trust. When given the choice, blacks trust government institutions over private institutions. Blacks have been convinced that the wealthy are exploitive thieves who have grown that way on the backs of the poor. Most blacks hate free markets more than they love freedom so the self-destructive nature of government dependency does not bother them. In fact the residual results enhance their case that America is racist. Most blacks do not want to see through this nonsense because then the responsibility to move on is individual. It is hard to live free. It is also hard to forgive. It is also hard not to envy. This dilemma of human nature is not new. Remember, when Jesus was distributing responsibilities to his disciples and told Peter of his portion, Peterís first response was to ask what John would be required to do.
Short answer, all the twat's bullshit deserves:
- Capitalism = slavery
- Big Govmint = Federal Civil Rights legislation and (until fairly recently) favorable Supreme Court decisions
Actually, she doesn't deserve that much. . .
"[T]he wealthy are exploitive thieves who have grown that way on the backs of the poor." Um, want to offer a bit of evidence that they're not?
Particularly the ones who have Old Money, which goes back to that pesky slavery thing mentioned in note one?
That, and since this was, until that last Presidential election, a democracy, we at least had some control over Big Govmint. Corporations. . . they might do better selling the illusion of choice, but. . .
Too long, too much. Skip it.
Update: Ok, bit more.
I've been given to understand that the
Civil War War Between the States was unnecessary, because eventually capitalist-driven technological develpments would have made slavery economically unfeasible.
Realize it's hard to put yourself in someone else's shoes, but how would you feel if you knew the only reason your ass wasn't in chains is because it was "economically unfeasible."
Not because you were a fucking human being as deserving of liberty as the melanin-impaired. Not because you lived in a nation that claimed long and loud to anyone paying attention -- and anyone who isn't -- that it's a beacon of liberty, a shining city on a hill, etc. fucking etc.
Because it was "economically unfeasible."
That people will actually say that shit to my face tells me we have a long way to go.
Update: Duh, this link and the last few in the previous entry found at BlackElectorate.com. Yes, I saw the MJ/NoI thing. Yes, I'm ignoring it this time around too.
Update: From the Chicago Tribune:
"The Nation of Islam, in response to several inquiries, has said today that it has no official business or professional relationship with Mr. Michael Jackson," the statement said. "The Nation of Islam joins thousands of other people in wishing him well."
But it speaks volumes about the crackas who were so obsessed with this notion.
Wonder if you get a volume discount on Louisville Sluggers even if you're not part of a sports team?