Sunday, August 30, 2009
Back on Uncle Sam's Plantation Star Parker - Syndicated Columnist
(who is African American, in case some of you liberal pinheads are put off by the "racist" language).
Six years ago I wrote a book called Uncle Sam's Plantation . I wrote the book to tell my own story of what I saw living inside the welfare state and my own transformation out of it.I said in that book that indeed there are two Americas -- a poor America on socialism and a wealthy America on capitalism. I talked about government programs like Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Job Opportunities and Basic Skills Training (JOBS), Emergency Assistance to Needy Families with Children (EANF), Section 8 Housing, and Food Stamps.A vast sea of perhaps well-intentioned government programs, all initially set into motion in the 1960s by Democrats, that were going to lift the nation's poor out of poverty.A benevolent Uncle Sam welcomed mostly poor black Americans onto the government plantation. Those who accepted the invitation switched mindsets from "How do I take care of myself?" to "What do I have to do to stay on the plantation?"Instead of solving economic problems, government welfare socialism created monstrous moral and spiritual problems -- the kind of problems that are inevitable when individuals turn responsibility for their lives over to others.The legacy of American socialism is our blighted inner cities, dysfunctional inner city schools, and broken black families.Through God's grace, I found my way out. It was then that I understood what freedom meant and how great this country is.I had the privilege of working on welfare reform in 1996 which was passed by a Republican controlled Congress. I thought we were on the road to moving socialism out of our poor black communities and replacing it with wealth-producing American capitalism. But, incredibly, we are now going in the opposite direction. Instead of poor America on socialism becoming more like rich American on capitalism, rich America on capitalism is becoming like poor America on socialism.Uncle Sam has welcomed our banks onto the plantation and they have said, "Thank you, Suh."Now, instead of thinking about what creative things need to be done to serve customers, they are thinking about what they have to tell Massah in order to get their cash.
There is some kind of irony that this is all happening under our first black president on the 200th anniversary of the birthday of Abraham Lincoln. Worse, socialism seems to be the element of our new young president. And maybe even more troubling, our corporate executives seem happy to move onto the plantation.In an op-Ed on the opinion page of the Washington Post , Mr.Obama is clear that the goal of his trillion dollar spending plan is much more than short term economic stimulus."This plan is more than a prescription for short-term spending -- it's a strategy for America 's long-term growth and opportunity in areas such as renewable energy, health care, and education."Perhaps more incredibly, Obama seems to think that government taking over an economy is a new idea. Or that massive growth in government can take place "with unprecedented transparency and accountability."Yes, sir, we heard it from Jimmy Carter when he created the Department of Energy, the Synfuels Corporation, and the Department of Education.
Or how about the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 -- The War on Poverty -- which President Johnson said "...does not merely expand old programs or improve what is already being done. It charts a new course. It strikes at the causes, not just the consequences of poverty." Trillions of dollars later, black poverty is the same. But black families are not, with triple the incidence of single-parent homes and out-of-wedlock births. It's not complicated. Americans can accept Barack Obama's invitation to move onto the plantation. Or they can choose personal responsibility and freedom.
Does anyone really need to think about what the choice should be? "The trouble with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money." TRUER WORDS WERE NEVER SPOKEN !
Saturday, August 29, 2009
We excuse our own guilt, and even more so, the guilt of those who have so corrupted our community, our country, and our world to the point we don't recognize evil in any form- Poor Wilber.
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Kennedy's own remarks on Katrina: "The rich with cars got out. The poor drowned". (its been commented how appropriate that line might be for his tombstone).
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Why doesn't some clever reporter ask Obama if the money spent to keep Ted Kennedy alive, given his terminal condition and age, was worth the cost? Isn't this the question Sarah Palin raised in the first place (not about Kennedy, but whether the Democrats want to ration care away from the old an dying)? Or is this Obamacare plan much like the Animal Farm rules, where some "animals" have more rights than others.
Friday, August 21, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
"GM has already gone down a less extreme version of this road — and it proved to be the road to bankruptcy. Induced by irrational government fuel economy laws and union laws to make myriad small, fuel-efficient cars with overpaid union workers, GM lost enormous amounts of money. By contrast, GM and other American automakers made money on larger, safer, more luxurious cars (which could more easily absorb the higher labor costs) including SUVs and Muscle Cars — cars the administration decries".
Government Motors, building overpriced, under powered, UAW built pieces of crap. Lets all sing the Internationale.... The much awaited Chevy Volt comes in at a whooping 40K. Gotta pay Union wages adding,...of course... the Soprano's "skim".
No self respecting conservative should be caught dead or alive in one. If you buy one however, bring an extra long extension cord. Oh by the way....don't you have to plug it into one of those outlet thingies...and aren't those damn things powered by a belching coal fired power plant in many areas of the country?
Sunday, August 16, 2009
The "Ratman" says, "I don't need to read no Stink'in bill". The cap and tax bill that will raise consumer prices on everything we buy or manufacture in the USA. Those enormous nostrils of his are certainly adding to Green house gas emmissions....ruining both our economy and the Earth's ozone layer. I believe a squirrel could build a nest in there.
The Soviets were absolutely terrified to move to a capitalistic system, as they had a guaranteed job, a guaranteed health care system, and a guaranteed pension. It really didn’t matter how poor the job was, how sorry the health care was, or even how rotten the pension. That’s why Socialist systems have to collapse under their own weight, as people will cling to a government provided peanut butter sandwich instead of working for a steak. Gradually, even the high and mighty Government runs out of peanut butter. I’ve seen that phenomenon time and time again. Apparently, some people fear both failure and success. Americans have always been unique in that respect, in that we are skeptical of government, and want minimal Government interference. Anyone who wants Government to run their life is not a true American. I fear that as our borders are flooded by immigrants who come here to reap economic reward rather than relief from Government oppression, the numbers of Socialists will eventually overpower freedom seeking Americans.
Government dependence, once it takes root, is a terrible thing. Even today, we see the destruction of LBJ’s Great Society affect on the black community. A system that herded them into ghettos, rewarded them for not working, rewarded them for having children out of wedlock, and permanent creating an entitlement mindset and Government dependence. Although they have been the objects of discrimination, that alone cannot explain or excuse the entire breakdown of the black family and its moral culture.
Monday, August 10, 2009
To Congress: We are mad as hell, and we're coming for you.... Nancy and the rest of the Socialists . No more spending, no more cap and trade energy taxes, no more illegal immigration, no more government takeovers of corporations, no moving Gitmo terrorists to the USA, no more apologizing for our history, no more government promotion of homosexuality and immorality, and absolutely no takeover of our health care system.