One of the argument’s I’ve heard on twitter is that to blame the Democrats for the failure of Detroit is folly.
While Detroit has been under Democrat control for 50+ years it’s hardly the only city where democrats have a stranglehold on the vote.
And I’ve also heard people be very careful about race. Detroit’s mayors have been black since the early 70’s and sometime in that decade became a majority black city but race itself isn’t an explanation, there are plenty of places in the country where blacks are the majority and they are not in the state Detroit is in.
But the problem of Detroit, isn’t so much about Democrats, or even about Blacks, it’s about a particular fringe and meme within both communities and what happens when they get power.
And if you want to see what that meme looks like, Al Sharpton was showcasing it this weekend.
One of the Hallmarks of the “No Justice no Peace” crowd is its unfailing loyalty to grievance, a demand for action, and a shakedown for funding.
The simple example being the slaying of young black men.
The Sharpton crowd is marching and shouting and demanding justice, what is “justice”?
Well to them “justice” is change to laws, “justice” demands money to fund “programs” to produce justice, programs that will, by an odd coincidence be run by allies of the left. We are told by Sharpton that this will promote “harmony” and “progress”.
To Democrats it’s great, it funds the party apparatus that is used to get out the vote every 2 years.
To the establishment GOP it’s a small price to pay as it (for a time) gets the media & Sharpton off their back.
To the wealthy liberal elites it’s great because it means they’ve “done something” without giving up anything.
And for the black community it gives them a “victory” over the “racist White Culture’ that has oppressed them.
But the real winners are the ultra liberals in that community they reap both the rewards in terms of funds and administration but the political rewards that come from being “leaders”.
The one thing that it doesn’t do is solve the problem, because the reality is that the solution doesn’t address the reality that the #1 cause of death apart from abortion, of young black men. In fact let’s not forget one of those solutions put Young Mr. Martin on the road to his death.
But that’s OK because the money to the local activists makes the ultra liberal “no justice no peace” crowd a bit stronger on the state and local level eventually to the scale where they can influence and maybe votes on a state level and demand local and not just national concessions to enrich themselves.
And if it doesn’t happen fast enough they can just wait until a suitable case can be found and the cycle begun all over again.
But what happens when the cycle is accelerated? What happens say if a cataclysmic event takes place that get the grievance crowd actually in power? What happens to say, a city when said people have the actual levers of government and can vote themselves the money and the solutions on a regular basis with the votes of the aggrieved to sustain them?
Well you give a job to every good comrade who deserves it, you put your own people in charge, you change the law to sustain the grievance industry at the highest level and if people complain you cry “racism”. You tax and spend and borrow some more, after all you ARE the government and when the taxes become too high and those who can, leave GOOD RIDDANCE! They weren’t voting for you anyway so the base becomes farther and farther left (after all the grievance left doesn’t associate with conservatives) you simply have a bigger voter margin to win by and the candidates that come up for city, state and federal office have a bigger incentive to move farther and farther left.
Until finally there is no more money to fund the basic service that the people who have backed you all these years need.
There are no more rich to tax because the rich and the middle class have fled
There are no more oppressors to blame because they aren’t the law. YOU are.
But you’ve never really learned how to govern, you’re a bunch of community organizers & professional protesters who have used government as a gravy train but have slowly let off those who you can’t pay the fare anymore.
Of course the national media will tell you that this is a case of global trade, the left will tell you it’s because the state or federal government has not given enough aid and the Sharpton crowd void of oppressors in the city to blame will point to the capital and tell the people they are the new oppressors and the cause of all your troubles, but it doesn’t change the answer to the question: What happens?
Then I watched as progressives staged a coup to take over the Garland NAACP chapter and many others, including the national organization. Their agenda is angry, calling for every black man, woman, and child to be dependent on the government from cradle to grave – wards of the state, addicted to government handouts, living with a perpetual victim complex.
It’s all about self worth, not of the people they represent but of themselves.
It’s Monday a new payweek and a new quest for that $305 paycheck.
Sunday got us started and only $283 and 14 $20 tip jar hitters today separate you from a full week of posts without a paycheck request at the end of it.
I think that alone is worth $283 but as always it’s not up to me, it’s up to you.