People defend what's theirs
Posted by aogTuesday, 22 August 2006 at 08:58 TrackBack Ping URL

Juan Williams writes

Where is the civil rights groundswell on behalf of stronger marriages that will allow more children to grow up in two-parent families and have a better chance of staying out of poverty? Where are the marches demanding good schools for those children — and the strong cultural reinforcement for high academic achievement (instead of the charge that minority students who get good grades are “acting white”)? Where are the exhortations for children to reject the self-defeating stereotypes that reduce black people to violent, oversexed “gangstas,” minstrel show comedians and mindless athletes?

Same place the Arab spokemen calling for peace with Israel, so Israel’s neighbors can improve themselves instead of killing Jews. It is not to the advantage of the leaders to have a populace that can take care of themselves. Both sets of leaders, unable to deliver on any sort of real improvement for their subjects, need an enemy to fight and blame for any problems. For Arab leaders, it’s the Jews, for American Blacks it’s either “The Man” or again, Jews. The leaders get to lead, and the populace gets to have its irresponsibility justified. This leads to economic and social failure, re-enforcing the original blame. A closed little cycle of failure, both fueled by external money. I suspect that should the cash flow stop, we’d see some sand in the works. That may well be what has driven Williams to start to repudiate the conventional wisdom.

Orrin Judd makes a very insightful comment on this in answer the question “where are they?” —

Out bitching at Republicans for trying to transfer ownership of the welfare net from the government to the poor themselves.

Obviously, because the leadership de facto “owns” the current welfare system. If ownership is transferred to the rank and file, that is effectively taking it away from the leadership. That’s naturally not going to be a popular move with the poverty pimps and race parasites.

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