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Re: America's Inner City; Urban Issues
« Reply #100 on: July 30, 2019, 07:36:48 PM »
Nice find.

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Re: America's Inner City; Urban Issues
« Reply #101 on: July 31, 2019, 10:39:22 AM »
Nice find.

Thank you, there were quite a few notable points in that, including the humor:

"It was the rhetoric, and not the comparatively modest sum involved, that made this [LBJ story] a notable episode.  Congressmen joked about LBJ’s “civil rats” bill, with a “rat corps” to be presided over by “a high commissioner of rats.”  “Mr. Speaker,” the typical speech went, “ I think the ‘rat smart thing’ for us to do is to vote down this rat bill ‘rat now.’” Florida Democrat James Haley suggested releasing “federally funded cats” in the cities instead.  The rat bill was successfully revived at the end of the year as a part of a bigger spending bill, but its ignominious treatment in mid-summer foreshadowed the growing revolt against the relentless centralization of modern liberalism."

Also the point that Trump dealt with this at his properties without a federal program is telling.

Most importantly, Trump, who has been there, has hit on rats as a more visual depiction of the worst of our inner cities than race, crime or poverty.  Rich suburbs and skyscrapers don't put up with rats or garbage piled up.  Most of the people in affluent suburbs are white but I can assure you that 'black people' and 'voters of color' don't want to live in bad areas any more than anyone else does.  They aren't there for the crime, corruption, garbage and rats.  They feel trapped and wish for things to be better.

These 'bad neighborhoods' are better symbolized by rats than race.  Rich blacks don't live there.  All of these cities are run locally by Democrats and the Left.  The cities have been run by the Left for as long as they have been bad neighborhoods.  The Left's proposal is the same everyday as it was during the "war on poverty", more of the same.  People there don't want more of the same.  They want something different, solutions to problems.  They just don't know at this point that they want is what Republicans offer, prosperity that only comes from freedom and personal responsibility.  Welfare, welfare and more welfare doesn't get you there.  Trump may be the one who breaks through all the false racism and socialist noise and ties policies to results - on both sides.
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14 Baltimore neighborhoods have lower life expectancies than North Korea
« Reply #102 on: August 06, 2019, 06:15:57 AM »
14 Baltimore neighborhoods have lower life expectancies than North Korea

Washington Post April 30, 2015  (Trump's fault?)

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2015/04/30/baltimores-poorest-residents-die-20-years-earlier-than-its-richest/?noredirect=on

All are Democrat neighborhoods.  Democrats answer:  More of the same.  Republicans are racist for opposing the policies that cause unnecessary suffering.

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Re: America's Inner City; Urban Issues, (race)
« Reply #103 on: August 19, 2019, 04:33:42 AM »
https://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2019/08/15/minnesotas-5th-congressional-district-listed-as-worst-di-struct-for-black-americans-to-live/

Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District Listed As Worst District For Black Americans To Live

Reflects badly on Rep. Omar who has no clue what is wrong or how to correct it, and reflects badly on decades of non-stop Leftist governance.  This situation is worthy of discussion whenever the nation is ready to do that.

They are using misleading data IMHO but I like that they are at least trying to expose the problem.


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Re: Poverty was plummeting until War on Poverty 2.0
« Reply #105 on: August 21, 2019, 06:45:40 AM »

https://fee.org/articles/poverty-in-the-us-was-plummeting-until-lyndon-johnson-declared-war-on-it/?fbclid=IwAR26kjeGr9dZurZpwbbGsAkZJD_UAndrrTKpcc4EH-X6APP0SiwJXezevdk

How come this isn't more widely known?  To me it is the great denial of math and science.  The purpose of the trillions and trillions and trillions we send into the inner city is not to make them better off, it is to keep them poor and make them vote Democrat. Cynical, but what else explains it?  To the extent that black people and black families are hurt disproportionately by the flood of free money destroying families and screwing up work incentives, any knowledge of these horribly damaging effects indicates that the supporters and the policies are racist.

Anyone with eyes or data can see that the government has replaced the role of the father and husband.

Who in 2019, some 50 years into this failed experiment, doesn't know that our atrocious welfare system is killing the recipients?

Only the Sargent Schultz defense shields them from the racism of their policies, "I see nothing!  I know nothing!"

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Re: Poverty was plummeting until War on Poverty 2.0
« Reply #106 on: August 21, 2019, 09:19:29 AM »
Government dependence isn't a bug, it's a feature.


https://fee.org/articles/poverty-in-the-us-was-plummeting-until-lyndon-johnson-declared-war-on-it/?fbclid=IwAR26kjeGr9dZurZpwbbGsAkZJD_UAndrrTKpcc4EH-X6APP0SiwJXezevdk

How come this isn't more widely known?  To me it is the great denial of math and science.  The purpose of the trillions and trillions and trillions we send into the inner city is not to make them better off, it is to keep them poor and make them vote Democrat. Cynical, but what else explains it?  To the extent that black people and black families are hurt disproportionately by the flood of free money destroying families and screwing up work incentives, any knowledge of these horribly damaging effects indicates that the supporters and the policies are racist.

Anyone with eyes or data can see that the government has replaced the role of the father and husband.

Who in 2019, some 50 years into this failed experiment, doesn't know that our atrocious welfare system is killing the recipients?

Only the Sargent Schultz defense shields them from the racism of their policies, "I see nothing!  I know nothing!"





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Re: Not all children killed were innocent victims
« Reply #111 on: October 21, 2019, 09:24:58 AM »
https://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/not-all-children-killed-by-guns-were-innocent-victims-st/article_e56212fd-6870-51c1-8f09-7cb09c776645.html?fbclid=IwAR32pF6FGjxCsnl0_mHKZ8vRmwamowcOIQ6i70rEBE6xKaZgzbBLEwWw8HQ

The reference to children includes criminals and gang members that haven't been under the influence of a parent for years, and are participants themselves in crime.

People visualize a toddler getting into Dad's gun cabinet at home when they hear statistics like this: https://qz.com/1505227/guns-kill-more-more-us-children-per-year-than-cancer/

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Re: Not all children killed were innocent victims
« Reply #112 on: October 21, 2019, 09:34:34 AM »
https://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/not-all-children-killed-by-guns-were-innocent-victims-st/article_e56212fd-6870-51c1-8f09-7cb09c776645.html?fbclid=IwAR32pF6FGjxCsnl0_mHKZ8vRmwamowcOIQ6i70rEBE6xKaZgzbBLEwWw8HQ

The reference to children includes criminals and gang members that haven't been under the influence of a parent for years, and are participants themselves in crime.

People visualize a toddler getting into Dad's gun cabinet at home when they hear statistics like this: https://qz.com/1505227/guns-kill-more-more-us-children-per-year-than-cancer/

Yes, that's the narrative the MSM-DNC wants to push.

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WSJ: America's Inner City Cartels
« Reply #113 on: November 19, 2019, 11:38:24 AM »
America’s Inner-City Cartels
As activists smear and hinder police, will the nation surrender to the forces of lawlessness?
By Robert L. Woodson
Nov. 18, 2019 7:06 pm ET

PHOTO: GETTY IMAGES/UPPERCUT RF
Headlines were seized this month by the ambush and murder of three American women and six children by drug traffickers in Mexico. Americans were naturally shocked by the brutality of the cartels. But it would be a mistake to think it doesn’t happen here. Similarly brutal crimes frequently occur among black Americans in our own cities, generating much less coverage. There are signs that gang violence is rising—and spilling over its boundaries in a way that puts more innocent people at risk.

Street gangs and other criminal rings have even abandoned an implicit moral code that prohibits targeting “civilians”—women, children and others not directly involved in their “beefs.” In more than 40 years of working with local anticrime groups and documenting their solutions to youth violence, I have never witnessed the depravity that is occurring today on the streets of black neighborhoods around America.

Nationwide, the tragic number of unsolved murders was documented in a 2018 study by the Washington Post that mapped nearly 55,000 homicides in 55 cities. The study identified inner-city areas “where murder is common but arrests are rare,” dubbing these crime-plagued communities “pockets of impunity.”

Take St. Louis, where 14 children and teens were shot dead in a three-month period from May through July. By August, only one arrest had been made in any of those cases—a bleak trend police attribute to locals’ unwillingness to report suspects. Even the brother of a victim declared that “around St. Louis we don’t snitch on people. We keep it in the streets.”

In Chicago, gang members recently kidnapped and shot a 9-year-old brother of a rival in an execution-style retaliatory strike. These thugs consider the deaths of innocent toddlers and children to be collateral damage of street warfare. Victims include a 2-year-old shot to death in her mother’s arms and a 7-year-old dressed as a bumblebee shot while trick-or-treating.

Children are perpetrators as well as victims of this violence. In Minneapolis, mobs of robbers have beaten victims unconscious and kicked them in the face even while they lay helpless. According to police reports, the attackers include girls as young as 13. In Washington, about a dozen attackers, who police believe to be boys and girls ages 14 and 15, attacked two men mercilessly outside a Hilton hotel, kicking and stomping them while they were injured and on the ground. All these young perpetrators were black.

Low-income black neighborhoods throughout the U.S. are becoming more isolated and more dangerous in part because of the efforts of self-proclaimed social-justice warriors, including members of Black Lives Matter. These activists demonize law enforcement, making it harder for police to gain residents’ trust. They sometimes openly celebrate violence against police.

As hostility to law enforcement has increased, antipolice demonstrations and protests have resulted in “police nullification.” These are instances when officers stand down, opting not to enforce certain laws, to avoid accusations of racism. Their withdrawal makes dangerous neighborhoods even more vulnerable.

These attacks on law enforcement have caused a sharp drop in police recruitment. According to one survey, 62% of police departments nationally have reported decreases in recruiting in recent years. Minneapolis police reported that, in a one-year period, they were unable to respond immediately to more than 6,000 “priority one” 911 calls, which include reports of sexual assault, shootings and robberies.

Adding to this devastation, many black social critics, pundits and professors articulate a message of despair, victimhood and conflict. They tell people trapped in these inner-city killing fields that regardless of what blacks are doing to one another, it isn’t their fault. For them, blames lies only with the legacy of slavery and Jim Crow.

To avoid having to explain why these problems persist after 40 years of black political rule in many of these cities, the apologists point to their all-purpose villain: systemic and institutional racism. Police and prosecutors, they say, are merely enforcers of white-supremacist culture that pervades society. The most dangerous thing about this message is that it exempts inner-city blacks from personal responsibility and suggests they are helpless in the face of their circumstances.

The elite promoters of this blanket forgiveness don’t suffer the consequences of their advocacy because they don’t live in the ZIP Codes where rates of crime and violence are high. Most live in safe, well-to-do communities where the police are encouraged to enforce the laws, supplemented by private security.

As the social-justice warriors and race-grievance experts continue to wage war against the police, trust of law enforcement deteriorates further, and predators face no consequences. Law-abiding citizens in the afflicted communities are sometimes forced to seek protection from the people preying on them. America is on the verge of surrendering authority to the lawless forces in our inner cities. In short, we could have Mexico in America.

Mr. Woodson is president and founder of the Woodson Center.