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Six Ways To Know That White People Control Your Destiny.
Thy Black Man ^ | May 5, 2014 | Dr. Boyce Watkins

Posted on 05/11/2014 11:08:58 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Let’s be clear: I don’t hate white people. In fact, many of my best friends are white (yes, that was a joke, since I hear this often said about black people). I have a view of white America that is not built on being unnecessarily angry at anyone, but I have no fear about being justifiably disappointed by the lack of accountability being taken for the role that white America has played in creating the condition of my people: We fill up the prisons for things that white guys get away with all the time, we are overrun with poverty as white families enjoy the wealth that was stolen from our ancestors, and black kids are blowing each other’s brains out with guns that politicians and wealthy people are allowing to be sold in black neighbhorhoods rather than their own.

There is plenty to be upset about and we shouldn’t be afraid to say it. I won’t even talk about the massacre on Black Wall Street, that’ll make me so angry that won’t even be able to finish this article.

But here’s the thing: After you’re done being mad and making your case, it’s important to realize one undeniable fact: Nobody cares what you think unless you make them. The Democrats would rather march for gay marriage and immigration than take serious stands on mass incarceration and black unemployment (when’s the last time you heard a prominenti-hate-white-people Democrat make the black unemployment crisis a top priority? If this were happening to white people, it would be the top story on the news every day of the week). No one cares that nearly half of all black men can’t find a decent jobs or healthcare. Nobody cares when our kids are uneducated and left unable to compete for scarce resources and opportunities. The only thing that matters is whether or not we care about ourselves enough to fight.

But some of us still believe that “the man” controls our lives. We’re led to think that some invisible hand determines whether we’re going to be happy or sad, whether we’re going to be wealthy or whether we’re going to win. If history has told us anything, it’s that other people DO NOT want us to win. It’s up to us to decide how our story is going to end.

So, here are a few ways to know if you’re allowing racist white people to control your destiny.

1) You spend the majority of your time complaining about things that white people will and won’t do for you: Have you ever noticed that person who loves saying, “You know, the white folks won’t let us do it,” “let me tell you about the white folks on my job,” or “They’ll never let a black person go that far in the company!” In fact, many of us have made these statements on multiple occasions (I know I have). But when I came to my senses, I realized that this line of thinking, after a while, can be counter-productive.

Yes, racism gives us a great deal to be upset about, I speak about racism all the time. But every time we complain about a problem, we should at least start seeking out ways to overcome the problem in our personal lives. Sitting around and festering in your misery is not the way to create the life you really want, so there must come a point when you are busier finding solutions and healthy distractions than you are focusing on the thing that’s causing you so much stress.

When the racists in my job at Syracuse University were treating me unfairly, I decided to start my own business and triple my salary by becoming an entrepeneur. An easy cure for racism was knowing that I’d found a way to win and had no reason to upset with the jealous bigots down the hall. I refused to let them drag me to the insane asylum.

Hopelessness is a tempting sedative to ease the pain of difficult situations, but we must avoid the temptation of this drug at all costs.

2) You get upset when white people don’t like you or are afraid of being labeled the “angry black man/woman”: It’s very difficult to challenge abusive conditions while at the same time maintaining favor with the descendants of your historical oppressors. In other words, white America will never congratulate us for fighting for true equality (that’s why they don’t EVER mention Malcolm X in most white-funded black history museums): For white America to give us permission to excel is like a basketball team cheering on their opponents for scoring the most points. There is a difference between someone LIKING you and someone RESPECTING you. Standing up for yourself may earn you well-deserved respect, but it is not usually going to win you very many friends.

This is where self-esteem comes into play. If you love yourself, then you don’t need someone else to love you. If you are loved by your own people, then you don’t need the racist down the hallway to think you’re a good guy. In my own life, I can say that getting love and support from other black people eased the stress I felt when my white colleagues tried to tell me that I was inferior to them (of course I told them to go to hell when they said it). Our speaking honestly and forthrightly about the injustices endured by our people might cause some to naturally complain about our behavior. But if we show up as a mighty collective force, they will get nervous when they see us coming. That’s what I mean by RESPECT.

There’s an old saying that “Great women are RARELY well-behaved” – the same thing is true for great black people.

It’s hard to get what’s yours while being polite about it. Sometimes, you’ve got to be willing to FIGHT.

3) You predict your future success by whether or not you’ve gained favor with powerful white people or establishments: It’s easy to think that befriending the right billionaire can get us ahead, or that gaining favor with our superiors might open doors for us in the future. These factors may help us along the way, but we can’t forget that there are typically many ways to skin the same cat. This means that, even if these relationships dry up, there are other ways for us to achieve our personal objectives without hoping to receive a blessing from some benevolent white guy.

There are some of us who feel that the grip of white power is so great in America that there is barely any reason to get out of bed in the morning. I feel sorry for those who are so mentally defeated that we think the racists hold the keys to our future.

In fact, I remember a girl I knew in college who told me ” I don’t know why you study so hard every day, you are only going to go as far as white people want you to go”

I saw this poor woman recently. She only went as far as white people wanted her to go. Unfortunately, her defeatist thinking had turned her entire life into one failed effort after another, mainly because she felt that other people controlled her future. I actually feel sorry for her.

Bust through barriers, Never Ever bow to them. You are not meant to be a slave

4) You are convinced that being a polite, well-behaved negro is the thing that separates you from the rest of “us”: Of course there is merit to being a good person in general, but don’t fall for the misconception that black people are only punished or denied opportunities because we are lazy or unethical. One of the reasons it’s so difficult to fight the mass incarceration epidemic is because millions of blacks are convinced that “those criminals” don’t deserve any rights at all. However, the tide is turned once they have their own confrontation with police and realize just how easy it is for a black man to be arrested (You hear that Henry Louis Gates?)

In academia, I’ve seen many black scholars fall for the misconception that their university had never hired or promoted an African American in their department because every black person who’d ever applied for the job was either lazy or unqualified. We often sit idly by and watch another person of color get pulled through the mud because we believe that if we quietly mind our own business, we’ll be safe from harm. Unfortunately, when we are convinced that the rest of our people are denied opportunities because they are all less capable than ourselves, we are feeding right into white supremacist outcomes. This is why so many corporations are able to boast horrifically discriminatory hiring records without so much as a peep from black employees about such a grave injustice.

5) You’re fearful of being associated with too many other black people on the job: I once had a colleague who told me that she deliberately avoided associating with other black people at work because she didn’t want to receive a hostile reaction from her white co-workers. Unfortunately, her strategy only served to dilute our collective power when she was on the verge of being fired from her position. By isolating herself in this way, she made it easier for her opponent to attack her.

Remember that there was a reason that it was once illegal for slaves to congregate in large groups. There is also a reason that police typically investigate when large numbers of black teenagers gather together in one location. It is due to a fear of collective action and what might happen if we were to actually stick together. Black people are amazing when we work in unison.

6) You believe that white is almost always better:

Some of us hold onto an interesting double standard when it comes to whites: We think that white businesses are more efficient than black ones. We believe that white universities are better than HBCUs. We’ll spend $250 at Walmart, but gripe about spending $25 with a black-owned company. Collective economics is not always our strong suit.

Have you ever noticed that white people are never clamouring to attend our universities the way we fight to get into theirs? They also don’t spend a lot of time worrying about what we think or asking us for support (other than Democrats using black votes in order to stay in power). Now mind you, we have a right to demand things from whites, such as reparations for both slavery and the War on Drugs, but we can’t allow their reactions to us to determine how we are going to map out our future.

White is not always better, we know this. Yes, they have talent like the rest of us and access to expertise and resources, but there is something deathly wrong with a community that is as determined as ours to give our resources away to the descendants of our historical oppressors and to also lean on them for advice. In fact, opression breeds mental illness, and many of us are infected. Racial harmony in America is not going to be achieved through any government program or by holding hands and singing “We Shall Overcome.” It’s going to occur only through the volatility of struggle and a commitment to being courageous enough to stand on our own two feet.

No one controls your destiny but you. When you fall down, keep getting back up. Never be afraid, never surrender and never take your eyes off the prize.

That’s how you create a future worth fighting for, and that’s how you leave something for your children.


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1 posted on 05/11/2014 11:08:58 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

i reject most if not all of his premises.


2 posted on 05/11/2014 11:14:37 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Mmmm, it’s quite rambling, and I can’t figure out which side this guy is really on. Is he a racist or an individualist in charge of betting himself through hard work and promoting that ideal to all people, or just a bitter whiner that wants to kiss ass to liberals racists?


3 posted on 05/11/2014 11:16:38 PM PDT by lefty-lie-spy (Stay metal. For the Horde \m/("_")\m/ - via iPhone from Tokyo.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The human capacity for rationalization can sometimes be breathtaking.


4 posted on 05/11/2014 11:21:36 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He reaches the right conclusion eventually, but for all the wrong reasons.


5 posted on 05/11/2014 11:22:58 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Can’t find my ten foot pole.


6 posted on 05/11/2014 11:23:29 PM PDT by Blue Collar Christian (Vote Democrat. Once you're OK with killing babies the rest is easy. <BCC><)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I have a view of white America that is not built on being unnecessarily angry at anyone, but...

but the entire rest of the article refutes that assertion.

7 posted on 05/11/2014 11:26:53 PM PDT by Hugin
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"We fill up the prisons for things that white guys get away with all the time, we are overrun with poverty as white families enjoy the wealth that was stolen from our ancestors, and black kids are blowing each other’s brains out with guns that politicians and wealthy people are allowing to be sold in black neighbhorhoods rather than their own."

One hundred percent USDA approved pure b/s. If the people he's complaining about want a better life they must first bite the bullet and get off the government plantation. They must first realize they, and they alone are responsible for and are in control of their own destiny. Education, marriage, family and work ethic. Oh, yeah. And belief in God and belief in self.

8 posted on 05/11/2014 11:26:57 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Faulty premises, because faulty assumptions. Does he seriously believe that there were really “racists” holding him back at a University, in NY state no less? In nearly any area of academe, it is ridiculously easy to prove discrimination; in most cases all you need to do (as a black person) is make the claim.

He’s proceeding from the assumption “all whites are inherently racist”, and explaining all his conclusions within that framework.

As noted, the extent to which a human will rationalize their situation is astounding.


9 posted on 05/11/2014 11:28:42 PM PDT by Little Pig (Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Poor fella, dang me.


10 posted on 05/11/2014 11:30:53 PM PDT by RedHeeler
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To: Jim Robinson

Now I’m confused. Are whites supposed to be blissfully living in utopian gun free zones, or gun toting militia rednecks?


11 posted on 05/11/2014 11:31:07 PM PDT by Hugin
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To: Secret Agent Man

This is the thinking resulting from the Obama legacy. Our nation is in deep trouble!


12 posted on 05/11/2014 11:35:13 PM PDT by bytesmith
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"Let’s be clear: I don’t hate white people"

Gocha. Clear as mud.
13 posted on 05/11/2014 11:38:12 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: Hugin

He would’ve been more convincing had he left off his opening paragraph.


14 posted on 05/11/2014 11:38:19 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: RegulatorCountry

drove a black guy 35 yrs old and his wife 2 mo. ago,,,home from a drunk downtown he works in blood research ...big shot clinic...nationally known...friend of mine 30 yrs”....works same org....blood research 20+ yrs....I new more than the black guy about his field....”from talking w my buddy and reading”..Im not exaggerating....he does conversions in the lab...over and over...for 15 yrs....makes about 70k....

few yrs ago got bit by a recluse...hidden...didnt see spider...middle finger....”Dr”.from india....makes at least 80k....snotty female....could not diagnose ....3 days later...”finger will have to come off”...self diagnosed correctly “out of desperation” from pictures on the net and symptoms...”not common “spider doesnt live this far north.....extreame debride...electric current anti biotics...saved finger....Both of these people are in position because they are Brown....Period...and they Get By.....dont they....for sure...and that is just stupid.


17 posted on 05/11/2014 11:49:54 PM PDT by Therapsid
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To: rawcatslyentist

Ain’t you, the smarty pants.


18 posted on 05/11/2014 11:51:15 PM PDT by RedHeeler
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To: Jim Robinson

Stories abound of people coming here, penniless and with no knowledge of English or our culture and five years later owning a business and in many cases becoming millionaires or more. Yet this individual wants to tell us that people who have had families here for three or four hundred years and presumably speak English and have some funds can’t make it here. I don’t know whether to laugh or cry.


19 posted on 05/11/2014 11:54:32 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The author sounds like a racist creep looking for reasons to justify his hatred of whitey.


20 posted on 05/12/2014 12:14:05 AM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
No one controls your destiny but you. When you fall down, keep getting back up. Never be afraid, never surrender and never take your eyes off the prize.
That’s how you create a future worth fighting for, and that’s how you leave something for your children.

Than do it, damn it and quit pi$$ing and moaning about *whitey* like you did in most of the above paragraphs.

It pi$$es me off, to no end, when some loudmouth black thinks and spreads the word that whites had it all handed to them on a silver platter.

Myself and my friends never got hold of a silver platter, all we got hold of was 30-40 years of seriously busting ass at a job to get some measure of success and security.
That's the life lived by folks I know and myself.

21 posted on 05/12/2014 12:41:16 AM PDT by The Cajun (tea party!!!, Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Louie Gohmert......Nuff said.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That the author is a doctor sort of answers most of the questions that he asked.


22 posted on 05/12/2014 1:04:00 AM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux. If not now, when? If not here, where?e)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It seems that black people’s destinies are controlled by not wanting to be associated with other black people.


23 posted on 05/12/2014 1:11:02 AM PDT by Born to Conserve
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Funny thing is his ancestors didn't swim over here from Africa, they were brought over as slaves by WASPS and then set free instead of being logically repatriated.

No good deed goes unpunished though, this "Doctor" is the exception to the CPUSA mantra that the American black is oppressed!.

Actually, it appears that the American WASP is oppressed by the godless CPUSA and the Negro!

The communists, baby killers, and homosexuals are on the march.

Who will stand against this evil?

24 posted on 05/12/2014 1:12:05 AM PDT by Rome2000
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To: lefty-lie-spy
"I feel sorry for those who are so mentally defeated that we think the racists hold the keys to our future."

I believe this manifests his self-fulfilling prophecy of racism.

25 posted on 05/12/2014 1:32:23 AM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Black people are in charge of their own destiny ... just like other races. I wish they knew how much power they have over their success and failure.

Blaming whitey isn’t going to cut it.


26 posted on 05/12/2014 1:40:27 AM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Now mind you, we have a right to demand things from whites, such as reparations for both slavery and the War on Drugs

Yeah sure, good luck with those


27 posted on 05/12/2014 1:57:36 AM PDT by canuck_conservative
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Dr. Boyce Watkins has very narrow view on life and reality. It happens when you’re infected with the liberal disease.


28 posted on 05/12/2014 2:13:51 AM PDT by maddog55 (I'd be Pro-Choice if we could abort liberals.)
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To: Hugin
"...I have a view of white America that is not built on being unnecessarily angry at anyone, but..."

Experience has shown me that when someone uses the word "but" in this fashion, you can use it to divide a statement into two halves, and ignore everything BEFORE the word "but".

29 posted on 05/12/2014 2:23:28 AM PDT by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I didn’t read all of this but what jumped out at me is the lack of any need for personal responsibility.


30 posted on 05/12/2014 3:15:43 AM PDT by sauropod (Fat Bottomed Girl: "What difference, at this point, does it make?")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What an idiot. He’s upset that the Democrats aren’t championing causes for blacks. Why should they? The Democrats own something like 90% of their vote because the blacks believe what they are told and are too damn stupid to inform themselves. And to top it off, they have the biggest racist ever to come along in the White House. I believe the “man” is the Democrat party.


31 posted on 05/12/2014 3:15:51 AM PDT by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’ve surely read a stupid, uninformed, vapid, racist article such as this before, but I can’t recall when.


32 posted on 05/12/2014 3:29:39 AM PDT by Salvey
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’ve read similar stuff by Watkins or people (other deluded fools) like him over the decades. The narrative never changes....white people are always doing these racist, nasty things to black people, but black people should still forge on ahead. This is in line with the similar thought by many angry Blacks that things have never changed, and any problems in the black community are still the fault of racist whites.


33 posted on 05/12/2014 3:55:11 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“We fill up the prisons for things that white guys get away with all the time, we are overrun with poverty as white families enjoy the wealth that was stolen from our ancestors, and black kids are blowing each other’s brains out with guns that politicians and wealthy people are allowing to be sold in black neighbhorhoods rather than their own.”

Despite the rambling nature of the piece, this sentence pretty much encapsulates the premises from which it starts. The fact that it is BS should be an indicator of the content of the rest of the piece.


34 posted on 05/12/2014 4:06:55 AM PDT by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2016; I pray we make it that long.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The man clearly lives in another world. The comment he made, “I speak about racism all the time,” is indicative of that. It must be sheer torture to be thinking all the time of the burdens he and others suffer from being of a minority race, many—if not most—of their own making. Too bad...for him.


35 posted on 05/12/2014 4:08:10 AM PDT by OldPossum ("It's" is the contraction of "it" and "is"; think about ITS implications.)
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To: rawcatslyentist
There is a strong belief by many black Americans that "this country was built on the backs of black Americans." In short they believe that every white American in every state probably owned black slaves and used them to get rich.

The south was built on cotton, but the north was not. At the time of the Civil War there were only nine million southerners and over twenty million northerners. Three million southerners were black. Only a very tiny pct. of northerners were black, and none were slaves. The industrial revolution had progressed so fast since 1850 that by the time of the Civil War about ten years later, the gross domestic product of the state of New York by itself was greater than the total product of the rebellious southern states combined.

The industrial revolution was taking place mostly in northern states with very few blacks participating. But that doesn't stop millions of blacks today who believe that they are owed reparations for what happened to their ancestors in the south.

36 posted on 05/12/2014 4:10:42 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: Telepathic Intruder
Sounds like Soetaro ghost wrote this babble...
37 posted on 05/12/2014 5:01:34 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: lefty-lie-spy
My thoughts as well. And this: that’s why they don’t EVER mention Malcolm X in most white-funded black history museums.

Really? Is there a black-funded black history museum to Malcolm X? I'm not talking about a corner of some militant's living room or church, but a bona fide museum? If not, maybe you ought to ask what he ever accomplished to deserve one.

38 posted on 05/12/2014 5:03:58 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: driftless2

“The south was built on cotton, but the north was not.”

The New York and Boston bankers and insurance companies made millions financing slavery and the cotton trade that supported it. Northern companies provided working capital funding for the expansion of plantations. Northern textile companies turned the southern grown cotton into cloth. Northern merchants and their ships transported the cotton to factories in Massachusetts as well as European factories. Northern insurance companies insured crops and slaves.

Profits from the the slavery based cotton trade allowed the north to build an industrial base and diversify its economy. It is also telling the regional bias for the industrial investments of the northern banks was the north and west, not the south. Northern industrialists and their politicians wanted to keep the south’s economy agricultural and completely dependent on northern banks for financing and northern industry for its customer base. Many of the political battles leading up to the Civil War were over tariff policy with the south favoring low tariffs and the north imposing protectionist tariffs in order to force the south to buy from the expanding northern factories.

Had high tariffs not existed, the south would have bought cheaper European manufactured goods and the growth of manufacturing in the north would have been delayed or stifled. In 1860, the New York bankers would have been more dependent on southern agriculture and much less inclined to support a war targeted at their large agricultural customers.

Those who advocate low tariffs today should look at American economic history and the role high tariffs played, both before and after the Civil War, in allowing the US to build its industrial base and become a world power. Those who proclaim the moral superiority of the north should also look at the evolution of economic history. The north could “afford” to be anti slavery only after it had exploited the profits from slavery to diversify its economy while maintaining a chokehold on investment capital and tariff structure that would not permit the economy of the south to evolve.


39 posted on 05/12/2014 5:07:52 AM PDT by Soul of the South (Yesterday is gone. Today will be what we make of it.)
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To: lefty-lie-spy
Mmmm, it’s quite rambling, and I can’t figure out which side this guy is really on. Is he a racist or an individualist in charge of betting himself through hard work and promoting that ideal to all people, or just a bitter whiner that wants to kiss ass to liberals racists?

He's trying to wrap his black on white racism up in a pretty package, in order to appeal to the very people he blames for the plight of the black community.

40 posted on 05/12/2014 5:14:24 AM PDT by Turbo Pig (...to close with and destroy the enemy...)
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To: Therapsid

Some brown person ... might read your post ... and assume ... white people don’t ... know how to ... form sentences.


41 posted on 05/12/2014 5:27:45 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
You are not meant to be a slave

No one is meant to be a slave.

Many people cling to a slave mentality. This mentality never allows them to take advantage of the vast opportunities America offers all citizens to excel.

The blacks who overcome their slave mentality baggage are better equipped to excel. However, they risk their fellow blacks, who took the decision to remain dependent on government, calling them Uncle Tom.

I am beginning to formulate a belief that there are people who are afraid to be free. They can’t handle the responsibility required to be free. When a person is dependent on a government the government, not them, becomes the entity responsible for all aspects of their lives.

42 posted on 05/12/2014 5:29:08 AM PDT by MosesKnows (Love many, trust few, and always paddle your own canoe.)
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To: driftless2

“The south was built on cotton, but the north was not.”

Prior to the Civil War, New York and Boston bankers and insurance companies made millions financing slavery and the cotton trade that supported it. Northern companies provided capital funding for the expansion of plantations, the purchase of slaves, and the financing of annual crops. Northern textile companies turned southern grown cotton into cloth. Northern merchants and their ships transported the cotton to factories in Massachusetts as well as European factories. Northern insurance companies insured crops and slaves.

Profits from the the slavery based cotton trade allowed the north to build an industrial base and diversify its economy. It is also telling the regional bias for the industrial investments of the northern banks was the north and west, not the south. Building textile factories in the south, instead of New England would have been less costly and saved transportation expenses but northern banks wanted the jobs in the north.

Northern industrialists and their politicians wanted to keep the south’s economy agricultural and completely dependent on northern banks for financing and northern industry for its customer base. Many of the political battles leading up to the Civil War were over tariff policy with the south favoring low tariffs and the north imposing protectionist tariffs in order to force the south to buy from the expanding northern factories.

Had high tariffs not existed prior to 1860, the south would have bought cheaper European manufactured goods and the growth of manufacturing in the north would have been delayed or stifled. In 1860, the New York bankers would have been more dependent on southern agriculture and much less inclined to support a war targeted at their large agricultural customers.

Those who advocate low tariffs today should look at American economic history and the role high tariffs played, both before and after the Civil War, in allowing the US to build its industrial base and become a world power. Those who proclaim the moral superiority of the north should also look at the evolution of economic history. The north could “afford” to be anti slavery only after it had exploited the profits from slavery to diversify its economy while maintaining a chokehold on investment capital and tariff structure that would not permit the economy of the south to evolve.


43 posted on 05/12/2014 5:46:50 AM PDT by Soul of the South (Yesterday is gone. Today will be what we make of it.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She’s right about needing to take control of your own life, and not worrying about bigots.

Otherwise, she’s still too racially sensitive. We’ve all got our own problems, and hers are not ours, nor are they our responsibility.


44 posted on 05/12/2014 5:52:36 AM PDT by chesley
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The author needs to put down the crack pipe and back away.


45 posted on 05/12/2014 5:57:17 AM PDT by John O (God Save America (Please))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Racism in the black world is 1,000 times worse than it is in the white world.......

But, as Jesse Jackson said, black’s can’t be racist because they are the minority.........

I have a very close black friend who lives in the hood who tells me how bad the hatred of whites is there......he tries to counter it occasionally, and is always ridiculed when he does........


46 posted on 05/12/2014 6:02:07 AM PDT by Arlis
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Interesting read. Clearly a racist rant, but many references to working hard for success. Hopefully, many more blacks will start following that part of his advice. (And more young whites, too!)


47 posted on 05/12/2014 6:04:00 AM PDT by Teacher317 (We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men)
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Really, these people control my destiny?

Really? Creepy. Do I have a choice?

48 posted on 05/12/2014 6:04:16 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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Nothing but racist black rage. Blacks that do achieve do well. The rest simply bitch they didn’t achieve because they were black; this is one of them.


49 posted on 05/12/2014 6:07:54 AM PDT by CodeToad (Arm Up! They Are!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

When I was a process improvement consultant ( can you get any MORE white than an “efficiency expert?) I would take his statements—which are symptoms or results—and walk them back to their root causes.

Much of the things they suggest are racist are in fact the result of the decay of the black family. A lot of the issues that WERE racist no longer apply.

By point of example: show me any white folks, from NBA owners to the guy on the corner who thought what this Sterling guy said was right. Most every white person I have seen interviewed thought this guy was a idiot. In fact, the overall outrage against sterling show how much the racist argument has collapsed.

In the end, if you want to find solutions you need to identify root causes in a non emotional and factual way.


50 posted on 05/12/2014 6:11:19 AM PDT by Vermont Lt (If you want to keep your dignity, you can keep it. Period........ Just kidding, you can't keep it.)
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