Obama is my mama and has been re-elected.
“What kind of economic contribution can we expect from a generation of American minority workers whose social decline has made them more suited for entitlement dependency than executive management?”
This is a fair question – and I essentially agree that this perspective stands on firm ground This quote rightly delineates the consequences of the historical social forces that has shaped our nation into this current form. White America has only thought about itself in whether it made it or not and let the minorities to their own devices – left them to fester segregated schools and neighborhoods, in separation and blocking them (either out of negligence or active intimidation) from attaining an equal footing.
The fact is really simple, apparently too simple for White America to perceive, that if you impede the growth of American citizens who don’t enjoy the default setting of being a White Male, you’re going to have to listen to cries calling for equality. And those cries won’t stop until they are satisfied. Social dependency was engineered to keep minorities in their place so White America could justify “keeping the niggers down,” as Randy Newman would say, keeping them dependent and powerless because of a simple, inconvenient truth about Capitalism – you can’t give everyone a job who needs one. So their needs to be a social mechanism to rectify that. Just saying that poor people don’t know what’s good for them doesn’t wash.
The chickens have come home to roost. By not giving an even shake to all American citizens, by relying on lazy color prejudice, social and economic self-interest at the expense of others, White America created a ticking time bomb of its own destruction. It has engendered numerous factions all wanting what they see others have, but cannot attain for themselves. The one disagreement I have however, is your suggestion the high school drop-out rate is due to parental failures. I add that the more likely failure comes from the schools these kids have to attend in the inner cities. They are truly detestable places to learn and would require an extraordinary discipline just to make a decent grade.
I don’t see how it is possible for America to transcend these intractable problems without dealing with reality. And the reality is that social programs are necessary until we don’t need them anymore. But then we’re talking about a utopia. If we must have a federal government, it should be much smaller and if it has to intrude on our lives, it should make our lives easier. Why continue to live like barbarians fighting for scraps? it’s not as if America is on the gold standard (Thanks Mr. Nixon). We can and do print as much money as we want. We need social programs, but we also need a real commitment to make our society work, and we have to agree that it must work for everyone or else we’re gonna get more of what we’ve got. And nobody is satisfied except those who currently benefit from division.
 This post is an answer to a blog on political outcast.com. Read more: http://politicaloutcast.com/2012/11/my-favorite-racist-is-right-again/#ixzz2BZ5nahQz