Some Thoughts On The Charlotte ‘Protests’

charlotteWe are becoming used to the sight of black mobs destroying property and beating people; that is losing its shock value and becoming, as radio host Rush Limbaugh said today, “Normal.” That set us thinking.

Why are these people doing that? More why are we allowing it even excusing it? What would be occurring if those mobs were white people? It all seems to deserve some thought.

We hear that the ancestors of blacks were enslaved. Yeah, but go back far enough and everyone, black, white, brown or whatever was enslaved. That’s how they did it in Asia, Africa, Europe and in America, among the Indians. So nothing special there, if we’re being honest. Add too that the slaves were sold to those American ship captains by black Africans and Christian churchmen. Being black is not being innocent. Being white is not being anyy guiltier than being black.

And if your great, great grandfather was enslaved, how does that entitle you to the hard earned wealth of your neighbors, many of whose ancestors never saw a slave? Are children born innocent, or are they born responsible for the acts of their great, great grandparents? No civilization founded on such complex and disputed webs could exist for long. It is ridiculous. Thinking about it, if such webs of ancient responsibilities existed, how could there exist private property now?

Our political leaders encourage these riots to keep us divided and easy to rule; they fear the loss of their corrupt power should we join together. They decry earned jobs and educations of whites and increasingly now of Asians over the comparative unemployment and ignorance of too many blacks, refusing to note that those blacks really do start with the same opportunities as the others; it is their own choices, encouraged by the politicians, that impede the progress of so many. Blacks are given privileged entry to education and too often, refuse to take it seriously so that it must be dumbed down to let them complete it. In their too human search for something for nothing, they cheat themselves. Politicians protecting  blacks, or any of us, from competition do us no favors.

It is not the actions of whites and Asians that put so many blacks and Hispanics in prisons. It is their own aversion to the rules and procedures of the Western society in which they conduct their lives, and they are encouraged in that by heir own leaders. If evidence is needed, note that wherever their own rules and procedures govern, the resulting societies are poor and dangerous, leading to migration to the U.S. and Europe.

There is a political rule: Tax something, you get less of it. Subsidize something, you get more of it. We have for much too long, taken resources from workers to subsidize poverty. And sure enough, now we have more of it, all the time. The most cursed victims have been blacks, encouraged to depend upon government instead of depending upon themselves.

Perhaps it should not be surprising that our first black President presides over Black Lives Matter riots that destroy black neighborhoods and diminish black opportunities.Were blacks not to remain poor and resentful, how would the Democrats be able to depend upon them?




About Jack Curtis

Suspicious of government, doubtful of economics, fond of figure skating (but the off-ice part, not so much) Couple of degrees in government, a few medals in figure skating; just reading and suspicion for economics ...
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