My wife found this, and I just had to share it . . .
The following is taken from a comment that was posted on a Yahoo! News article that tried to explore the Constitutionality of Obama’s unilateral actions on immigration law. I don’t necessarily agree with it, but thought it was an interesting point-of-view to consider. – V
For almost 150 years the United States has been conducting an interesting experiment. The subjects of the experiment: black people and working-class whites.
The hypothesis to be tested: Can a people taken from the jungles of Africa and forced into slavery be fully integrated as citizens in a majority white population?
The whites were descendants of European societies who had created several majestic civilizations. The former slaves had been tribal peoples with no written language and virtually no intellectual achievements. Acting on a policy that was not fair to either group, the government released newly freed black people into a white society that saw them as inferiors. America has struggled with racial discord ever since.
Decade after decade the problems persisted but the experimenters never gave up. They insisted that if they could find the right formula the experiment would work, and concocted program after program to get the result they wanted. They created the Freedman’s Bureau, passed civil rights laws, tried to build the Great Society, declared War on Poverty, ordered race preferences, built housing projects, and tried midnight basketball.
Their new laws intruded into people’s lives in ways that would have been otherwise unthinkable. They called in National Guard troops to enforce school integration. They outlawed freedom of association. Over the protests of parents, they put white children on buses and sent them to black schools and vice versa. They tried with money, special programs, relaxed standards, and endless hand-wringing to close the “achievement gap.” To keep white backlash in check they began punishing public and even private statements on race. They hung up Orwellian public banners that commanded whites to “Celebrate Diversity!” and “Say No To Racism.” Nothing was off limits if it might salvage the experiment.
Some thought that what W.E.B. Du Bois called the Talented Tenth would lead the way for black people. A group of elite, educated blacks would knock down doors of opportunity and show the world what blacks were capable of. There is a Talented Tenth. They are the black Americans who have become entrepreneurs, lawyers, doctors and scientists. But ten percent is not enough. For the experiment to work, the ten percent has to be followed by a critical mass of people who can hold middle-class jobs and promote social stability. That is what is missing.
Through the years, too many black people continue to show an inability to function and prosper in a culture unsuited to them. Detroit is bankrupt, the south side of Chicago is a war zone, and majority-black cities all over America are beset by degeneracy and violence. And blacks never take responsibility for their failures. Instead, they lash out in anger and resentment.
Across the generations and across the country, (as we have seen in Detroit, Watts, Newark, Los Angeles, Cincinnati, and now Ferguson) rioting and looting are just one racial incident away. The white elite would tell us that this doesn’t mean the experiment has failed. We just have to try harder. We need more money, more time, more understanding, more programs, more opportunities.
But nothing changes no matter how much money is spent, no matter how many laws are passed, no matter how many black geniuses are portrayed on TV, and no matter who is president. Some argue it’s a problem of “culture,” as if culture creates people’s behavior instead of the other way around. Others blame “white privilege.”
But since 1965, when the elites opened America’s doors to the Third World, immigrants from Asia and India–people who are not white, not rich, and not “connected”–have quietly succeeded. While the children of these people are winning spelling bees and getting top scores on the SAT, black “youths” are committing half the country’s violent crime–crime, which includes viciously punching random white people on the street for the thrill of it, that has nothing to do with poverty.
The experiment has failed. Not because of culture, or white privilege, or racism. The fundamental problem is that white people and black people are different. They differ intellectually and temperamentally. These differences result in permanent social incompatibility.
Our rulers don’t seem to understand just how tired their white subjects are with this experiment. They don’t understand that white people aren’t out to get black people; they are just exhausted with them. They are exhausted by the social pathologies, the violence, the endless complaints, the blind racial solidarity, the bottomless pit of grievances, the excuses, and the reflexive animosity.
The elites explain everything with “racism,” and refuse to believe that white frustration could soon reach the boiling point
“In politics, the only things that ever change are the names.”
By Dr. Orly Taitz, ESQ
November 9, 2014
I started investigating Loretta Lynch, Obama’s pick for Attorney General and immediately could see an interesting connection. I read an article stating that when Loretta Lynch started Harvard, she co-founded an African-American sorority. There was only one other girl in this sorority, Sharon Malone. The name rang a bell.
The name of the wife of AG Holder is Sharon Malone, she is the sister of a known civil rights leader Vivien Malone-Jones (one of 2 black students who enrolled in all white University of Alabama ).
I checked the age: both were born in 1959 and both went to Harvard at the same time. There were very few African American students in Harvard in 1977-1981, so I am rather certain that Loretta Lynch is an old college friend of Sharon Malone, the wife of the current AG Eric Holder.
Why this connection is important? Holder will be investigated by Congress for totally lawless gun trafficking to Mexican drug cartels in Fast and Furious, IRS scandal, VA scandal, DOJ, NSA, EPA, FEC and other scandals. Most importantly, Holder covered up Obama’s use of a stolen CT Social Security number of Harrison J. Bounel 042-68-4425 and Obama’s use of bogus IDs.
It seems that a long time college friend of Holder’s wife was picked up as a gate keeper to continue all of the cover up by Holder and shield Holder and Obama from criminal prosecution. (Yep, only the names change !)
Whenever gun crimes are perpetrated, liberals love to point the finger of blame at law-abiding gun owners, but a list of mass shooters from the past 20 years proves that they all had one thing in common – and it wasn’t the weapons used.Evidence shows that the common factor in nearly every mass shooting is that all of the perpetrators were either actively taking powerful psychotropic drugs or had been taking them at one point before committing their crimes.
Multiple credible scientific studies going back more then a decade, as well as internal documents from certain pharmaceutical companies that suppressed the information show that SSRI drugs ( Selective Serotonin Re-Uptake Inhibitors ) have well known, but unreported side effects, including but not limited to suicide and other violent behavior. One need only Google relevant key words or phrases to see for themselves. www.ssristories.com is one popular site that has documented…
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The United States was, from the very beginning, an experiment. So many facets of it’s creation were unique to world experience that nobody had ever seen the like of this before. But the crowning achievement was the Constitution, and the fact that this was to be a nation governed by laws, not emotions or the whimsy of the rulers. There would be clearly defined parameters so everyone would know what was acceptable and what was not, and everyone would have to face those parameters as equals.
It worked great – at first. Between 1780 and 1840 (just 60 years!) we went from being a “mom and pop start-up” to being one of the dominant world powers. Our system isn’t without problems, though, and a dream I recently had highlights what is perhaps the biggest one.
The dream was – well, calling it bad would be like calling the US Government “a bit off”. In the dream, it was like I was an invisible being, wandering around observing the actions of others – and the others were mostly teenaged-to-twentysomethings, who were traveling around in gangs killing, looting, and generally living a lawless life. They had no respect for anything or anyone but each other. There was a serious tone of despair to the whole scene.
This may be easily dismissed as “it was just a dream” or any of the “dreams are meaningless” variations. But I have come to believe that dreams are the subconscious mind’s effort to resolve problems we encounter in our waking, normal, lives. And if you look beneath the surface, this dream is confronting a real humdinger.
You see, this dream tells the story of the natural result of having a “nation of laws” where the laws are divorced from the notion of justice. Justice is the brutality of law tempered by wisdom and mercy. It is hope that we can all become better than what we have been. When courts, even the SCOTUS, fall into the trap of enforcing the letter of the law, justice dies. We’re seeing the early warning signs of this now, with huge international corporations getting the government to pass laws that make 16 year-old kids wanted felons for sharing music with their friends, or single mothers with 2 jobs become criminals for using a back-up program to preserve the DVDs they spent the precious little disposable cash in their budget on. There is no compassion, no justice, to such laws.
Oh, and as an aside, I would dearly love to see someone mount a court challenge to the bizarre notion that anyone can voluntarily surrender “inalienable, inherent, natural rights” by agreeing to the fine-print in an EULA (End User Licensing Agreement).
I think our nation’s Founding Fathers knew this might happen, though, because they originally included rules that made corporations very hard to create, and even harder to maintain. Each corporation first had to pass a “public service” test – you couldn’t just form a corporation for the sake of selling your restaurant some time off in the future. No, it took something big, like making the Erie Canal, to form a corporation. Which naturally led to the second condition – the corporation, once formed, was only licensed to exist for a maximum of 5 years (rare extensions were allowed, such as the aforementioned Erie Canal project). Corporations had no “personhood” – no rights, no property ownership. This kept them from amassing the powers they flex so easily today.
It might actually be possible to turn on a TV or load an internet news site without hearing something about the saga unfolding in Ferguson, MO. But I doubt it.
First off, let me say that I find detestable the notion that a sworn police officer does not have any right to “due process” just because a mob gets itchy and wants “street justice”. This is not a nation of “street justice” – it is a nation of laws. While it is true that the system is not perfect and does not always work, that is not an excuse to throw it all out every time we anticipate not getting a result we like.
However, that is all only surface scratches. It’s an irritation, but the real problems are much worse.
Let’s start with “the reverend” – Rev. Al Sharpton. The very night this happened, he put himself on a plane to travel to Ferguson, MO, to claim control of how this would be spun in the media. But did he call for calm, understanding, peace, or love? Those are the things I would expect to hear a holy man calling for, but that is not what we got from Al Sharpton. No, Mr. Sharpton got in front of a TV camera just as fast as he could, to make sure everyone on both sides knew that he considered it a racial issue. Nothing less than total hatred of the police officer would be acceptable, in the mind of Al Sharpton. He wasn’t there, didn’t know the kid or the police officer, and hadn’t seen any evidence, but he knew things nobody else could possibly have known at that time. Which makes me think he jumped to conclusions to make the story fit his agenda.
His agenda is where we start to get to the truth of the deeper problem. Since Mr. Sharpton is a reverend, let’s put it in terms he should be familiar with. Go all the way back to Genesis chapter 1, where we get a vague report of GOD spending 6 days creating this, that, and the other. At the end of that 6 days, GOD did something that nobody on earth has ever done since – he looked at “ALL OF HIS CREATION” and declared the sum total of his efforts to be “very good”. No qualifications, no exceptions, no exclusions based on skin color, gender, race, religion, or species. Mankind caused separateness, in practically the very next paragraph, and we’ve be subdividing GOD’s creation ever since. The real kicker is, in the whole of history, nobody has done more damage to the unity of creation than those who profess to believe in it’s creator. Organized religion is constantly establishing boundaries between “us” and “them” – and “them” is always someone to be hated, reviled, and sometimes even killed. It matters not whether you look at Catholics, Muslims, Jews … all organized religions are led by people who stand in front of their congregations pointing fingers at someone who is “bad”. Except that GOD did not say so, mankind did. GOD said it was all “very good”. Even the Democrats, the Republicans, and the Gay Tea Party NRA members.
So, let’s dial down the rhetoric, tone down the name-calling, let the evidence and the process do their work, and see what really happened before we start calling for street justice. We just might find out that a “kid” who was 4-6 inches taller and 50 pounds heavier than a cop was impeding the cop’s response to another situation, and assaulted the cop when asked to clear the road.
This is one of the posts I’ve copied on Yahoo, which nicely ties together the issues of Illegal Immigration and Gun Control.
The following information is compiled from Federal Bureau of Investigation and Department of Homeland Security reports:
* 83 percent of warrants for murder in Phoenix are for illegal aliens
* 86 percent of warrants for murder in Albuquerque are for illegal aliens.
* 75 percent of those on the most wanted list in Los Angeles, Phoenix and Albuquerque are illegal aliens.
* 24.9 percent of all inmates in California detention centers are Mexican nationals
* 40.1 percent of all inmates in Arizona detention centers are Mexican nationals
* 48.2 percent of all inmates in New Mexico detention centers are Mexican nationals
* 29 percent (630,000) of convicted illegal alien felons fill Arizona and federal prisons at a cost of $1.6 billion annually
* 53 percent plus of all investigated burglaries reported in California, New Mexico, Nevada, Arizona and Texas are perpetrated by illegal aliens.
* 50 percent plus of all gang members in Los Angeles are illegal aliens
* 71 percent plus of all apprehended cars stolen in 2005 in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada and California were stolen by Illegal aliens or “transport coyotes.”
* 47 percent of cited/stopped drivers in California have no license, no insurance and no registration for the vehicle. Of that 47 percent, 92 percent are illegal aliens.
* 63 percent of cited/stopped drivers in Arizona have no license, no insurance and no registration for the vehicle. Of that 63 percent, 97 percent are illegal aliens
* 66 percent of cited/stopped drivers in New Mexico have no license, no insurance and no registration for the vehicle. Of that 66 percent, 98 percent are illegal aliens.
* 380,000 plus “anchor babies” were born in the United States to illegal alien parents in just one year, making 380,000 babies automatically US citizens.
* 97.2 percent of all costs incurred from those births were paid by the American taxpayer.
So, just exactly how are the immigrants making our economy better? Oh, that’s right, they are fueling the demand by legal citizens to own firearms for personal and home protection!
check out this article . . .
This has very far-reaching implications. In the US, DNA evidence has become the gold-standard of crime-scene evidence. It has been used to convict people of crimes, and it has been used to exonerate people who were previously convicted. Now, we’re being told that it can be faked – two different ways.
Holy Batphone, Batman! The Joker just took over the Police Crime Lab!
Seriously, this presents itself as a built-in appeal reason for everyone who’s been convicted of any crime based on DNA evidence. Particularly if it was a serious, violent crime with scant or no other evidence available. It looks like our already over-worked courts are about to get a whole lot busier.