Why black lives don’t matter

We hear much about the organized group called “Black Lives Matter” because it makes controversial, tabloid press stories. The group has nothing to offer any reasonable discussion of the “black problem.” It is simply another irrelevant ignorant, shouting leftist mob. Typically, hate and anger fuel their vacuous issues.

The police have not created a problem for young urban blacks. They are their own worst enemies. Let’s not be diverted by the smoke and noise of willful ignorance passed on by the American press.

The cycle of black lives in urban America begins with teenage girls bearing babies fathered by men who assume no family responsibilities. The children grow up in households of immature single mothers overwhelmed with training them to be civilized, responsible adults. Adult males are unavailable to provide for their needs and to discipline the children.

Enter the government: Desperately, these people become enslaved on the federal plantations promising a plethora of bureaucratic food, housing, healthcare and childrearing programs in return for loyalty to their public masters. This cycle of dependency destroys incentives for independence and feelings of pride in productive work and self-sufficiency.

Young urban males with no direction or guidance seek security in street gangs, often the only “family” they have. Aimlessly, they become involved in criminal activities for recognition and profit; and breeding young, admiring females.

Many of them end up in jail, or worse, because of their bad behavior unacceptable in a civilized society.1 (Liberals relish citing statistics about how many more black men than whites are incarcerated and implying that it’s the fault of “all races and colors and ages and economic classes.”2)  This fallacy and the tragic cycle repeats. Generations of urban blacks have been lost in the immoral system promoted by feel-good but destructive liberal policies.

Liberals often rationalize bad social behavior by diverting attention from real problems to their neurotic obsession with “victims,” blaming guns and “racism” of political opponents.

Of course, young urban blacks are victims, but not because of white conservatives, or guns. It started in the 1860s when Lincoln’s Union military destroyed homes, livihoods and culture in the rural South. Unprepared for integration with white society Negroes flocked to Northern cities where they were unwelcome and denied opportunities.  “Jim Crow” laws were first established in Northern States.

Now most urban blacks seem to be trapped on the Victim Plantation build by liberals. It’s a system based on the leftist fallacy that blacks could not take care of themselves. Thus, they have become political pawns.

That problem has been festering for the past 150 years. Ironically, under the first black president of the United States, it has become much worse. Government policies—not the police— have fostered the idea that black lives don’t matter.

 

1http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20151228/NEWS/151229810/1177?Title=Teens-held-on-9-million-bail-in-drive-by-shooting-death

2http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20151226/OPINION/151229837/1108/editorial?Title=Editorial-Dec-27-The-endangered-black-teenager

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About R. E. Smith Jr.

Mr. Smith writes essays and commentary on politics, American history, environment, higher education and culture. He's been published in print media and at blog sites for about 25 years. Smith's formal education includes B.S. and M.S. degrees from the State University of New York and Syracuse University. He has earned a 21-credit hour Certificate in Professional Writing from the University of North Carolina-Wilmington. Training/work experience: NYS Ranger School; U. S. Army, Corp of Engineers; soil scientist and forester with USDA; Assoc. Professor at SUNY; real estate agent; small business owner.
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