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Sowell: Liberalism Versus Blacks
Creators Syndicate ^ | January 15, 2013 | Thomas Sowell

Posted on 01/14/2013 2:55:11 PM PST by jazusamo

There is no question that liberals do an impressive job of expressing concern for blacks. But do the intentions expressed in their words match the actual consequences of their deeds?

San Francisco is a classic example of a city unexcelled in its liberalism. But the black population of San Francisco today is less than half of what it was back in 1970, even though the city's total population has grown.

Severe restrictions on building housing in San Francisco have driven rents and home prices so high that blacks and other people with low or moderate incomes have been driven out of the city. The same thing has happened in a number of other California communities dominated by liberals.

Liberals try to show their concern for the poor by raising the level of minimum wage laws. Yet they show no interest in hard evidence that minimum wage laws create disastrous levels of unemployment among young blacks in this country, as such laws created high unemployment rates among young people in general in European countries.

The black family survived centuries of slavery and generations of Jim Crow, but it has disintegrated in the wake of the liberals' expansion of the welfare state. Most black children grew up in homes with two parents during all that time but most grow up with only one parent today.

Liberals have pushed affirmative action, supposedly for the benefit of blacks and other minorities. But two recent factual studies show that affirmative action in college admissions has led to black students with every qualification for success being artificially turned into failures by being mismatched with colleges for the sake of racial body count.

(Excerpt) Read more at creators.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: blacks; guncontrol; liberalism; liberism; sowell; thomassowell

1 posted on 01/14/2013 2:55:16 PM PST by jazusamo
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2 posted on 01/14/2013 2:58:10 PM PST by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: jazusamo

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3 posted on 01/14/2013 2:58:50 PM PST by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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4 posted on 01/14/2013 3:00:29 PM PST by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: jazusamo

They're almost the same, if not the same, in their principled beliefs.

5 posted on 01/14/2013 3:07:12 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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Amen to that!

What a great graphic of President Reagan, am going to save it:)


6 posted on 01/14/2013 3:09:33 PM PST by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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GOOD. I just came across that one today! Thanks very much for your BUMP on the FReepathon thread today. I got here late and missed thanking you.


7 posted on 01/14/2013 3:12:40 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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8 posted on 01/14/2013 3:35:40 PM PST by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: jazusamo

“............What is not understandable is how so many liberals can blindly ignore 50 years of evidence to the contrary since then.”

The answer is simply because the Liberals are whom they are. They understand only that vision that isn’t even reality. The Lib lives in his own World removed from reality, and nothing will change the vision as they see it. It’s just best to leave them a wide berth, and do the best to not let them have their way, or they will visit disaster upon everyone, and everything they encounter.

It’s the reason the Liberal is the prefered tool of the Worldly criminals running the show today.

Thanks for the ping jaz.


9 posted on 01/14/2013 3:39:08 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: jazusamo

Somewhat related...

http://www.wcvb.com/news/local/metro/Stoughton-baby-shower-brawl-lands-3-men-teen-in-court/-/11971628/18119112/-/gm46oqz/-/index.html

The natives are restless.


10 posted on 01/14/2013 3:47:44 PM PST by soycd
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To: jazusamo
The black family survived centuries of slavery and generations of Jim Crow, but it has disintegrated in the wake of the liberals' expansion of the welfare state.

We Americans fought against ourselves to free ourselves in the first civil war, only to then lose much of our soul as the casualty of the second civil war in the 60s.

Sad that we needed two conflicts to live up to the ideals our founding fathers originally fought for, but we haven't quite gotten there yet.

Three's the charm?

11 posted on 01/14/2013 4:00:24 PM PST by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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To: jazusamo

Thanks for the ping! One of the cool things about just simply reading anything from Dr. Sowell is that I actually get smarter as a result. If only obama had his common sense, we’d be a couple of light years ahead of where we are now.


12 posted on 01/14/2013 4:14:45 PM PST by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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To: jazusamo

Kudos to Dr. Sowell, who is a very smart man. Most blacks however, don’t care what he says, and are going to continue voting for the Democrats.


13 posted on 01/14/2013 4:31:24 PM PST by River Hawk
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To: GBA
An excellent point about the common sense of Dr. Sowell vs Obama, in that area the two will never be close.

As Dr. Sowell progressed through his years of education and life he learned with an open mind and hard work but it seems Obama made up his mind before that process started and doesn't know what hard work is.

14 posted on 01/14/2013 4:38:29 PM PST by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: rockinqsranch

“In terms of the r/K ratio, it also explains why the human race appears to be a blend of 80% sex-crazy polygamous war monkeys mixed with less than 20% monogamous, conservative, stable and long term strategy thinkers. It explains why everything that the 20% build up the 80% will immediately endeavor to tear down. Once you can explain this, you have explained almost everything important. Deep in his heart, Homo Sapiens is a rape ape who wants to kill everything and the Neanderthal remnant will never be able to hold the line against these lunatic creatures. That’s why civilization is always in decline. Saps always has bloodshot eyes and a euphoric expression talking about “progress” and “openmindedness” because he is insane. There is nothing that lasts long with mankind for this reason. Mind you, the evidence is that the worst change-revolutionary-junkies come from different strains of Neanderthal gene expression itself (Mousterians) but it is the general madness of the Sapiens breed as a whole that makes him so receptive to all of this agitprop and so eager to listen to it’s message of self-destruction. Part of his innermost essence resents all these restrictions on his “natural self” and principles of conduct that are so innate to Neanderthals. He wants to be “liberated” from whatever temporary organization that the Neanderthal remnant is able to assemble and go back to his “real self,” which is a bloody vicious warlike chimpanzee who answers to no law but tooth and claw. The two breeds don’t belong together and are no more compatible than oil and water in the same bottle. You can’t mix them no matter how many rapists insist otherwise.”


15 posted on 01/14/2013 4:56:15 PM PST by griswold3 (Big Government does not tolerate rivals.)
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To: jazusamo
It is infuriating talking to low information liberals. All evidence to the contrary they still insist they are being more caring by following policies that sound good.
16 posted on 01/14/2013 5:35:01 PM PST by oldbrowser (They are marxists, don't call them democrats)
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To: jazusamo

Yes even under slavery when the parents or children could be sold there were more 2 parent households than today. Lame.


17 posted on 01/14/2013 5:50:43 PM PST by Impy (All in favor of Harry Reid meeting Mr. Mayhem?)
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To: griswold3

Sorry. No sale. Your view is based in flawed evolutionary dogma.

Accoring to the Scriptures, we all share common parents, so the sin nature is equally dispersed, . . . .

. . . though I will admit that I would much prefer to live in Fargo, North Dakota, than in Democratic Republic of the Congo.


18 posted on 01/14/2013 6:53:43 PM PST by man_in_tx (Islam is a Hate Crime. (Blowback: Faithfully farting towards Mecca five times daily!))
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To: jazusamo

Thomas Sowell bump, and thank you for the ping.


19 posted on 01/14/2013 8:06:27 PM PST by TheOldLady
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To: Impy
Accurate.

Breaking up families was not something that an owner would do lightly for purely practical reasons. If you sell the parents or children then you have raised the odds that you are going to have a runaway or maybe a suicide.

Dead slaves are of no use except for fertilizer.

20 posted on 01/14/2013 8:34:50 PM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (Promotional Fee Paid for by "Ouchies" The Sharp, Prickly Toy You Bathe With!)
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To: jazusamo
Thomas Sowell hit the LIBERALS' FAILURE right on the head.
Most blacks are too blinded by racism to see the truth, that LIBERALS ARE PLAYING THEM FOR DUPES.
They couldn't admit the truth to themselves if their life depended on it, because of their misplaced pride and fomented hatred of others.
Their racial hatred hinders their ability to THINK CLEARLY.

Thomas Sowell is correct about the FAILURE of "gun control," too, and how it INCREASES crime rates.
The United States Citizens KNOW that they're going to have to fight TYRANTS in their own government.
You cannot protect life, without the ability to take life.

While you are WAITING for the police to respond, someone could be losing their life.
All people of a responsible age should be armed.

As EternalVigilance reminded us:

Click here to read the 12 page pamphlet.


Let us NEVER FORGET THAT !

Let's subjugate them to OUR end game, DUST!
"COMPROMISE" is a DIRTY word!
People who study the Bible know that COMPROMISE almost always leads to destruction.


It's time to mock the "Gun Control" Zombies!
"Gun Control" is a firm grip, steady breathing, accurate aim (developed by lots of practice), and a slow trigger pull.


The Swiss have got it CORRECT !
We need to learn from the Swiss and implement their "gun control measures" here in the United States right now, today!
These laws are the ones we should shove into the "2nd Amendment Haters" faces.

The Swiss have got it CORRECT !
Let's adopt THEIR LAWS !

Remember: Read Second Amendment: It’s Not About Hunting, IT'S ABOUT TYRANNY .
21 posted on 01/15/2013 3:36:09 AM PST by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: jazusamo
One other thing.
Obama is NOT black !
The ILLEGAL: ALIEN IN CHIEF is ARAB-KENYAN. The Arab-Kenyan Barack Hussein Obama II, (a.k.a. Barry Soetoro), ( the one guilty of TREASON ! ) has NO legitimate Social Security Number.
His father was NOT an immigrant to the United States. Barack Obama Sr. was a "Transient Alien" because he did NOT intend on residing in the United States permanently.
Barack Obama Sr. was a dual citizen of Great Britain and Kenya, and NEVER a United States Citizen.His mother could NOT impart U.S. citizen to her son, Barack Obama II, because she did NOT meet the legal requirements to do so,
at the time her son was born IN the Coast Provincial General Hospital, MOMBASA, KENYA at 7:21 pm on August 4, 1961.
Democrats knew this and tried to eliminate the "Natural Born Citizen" requirement at least 8 times BEFORE Obama won his election in 2008.

Obama is NOT a United States Citizen, and is NOT a LEGAL IMMIGRANT.
He has no VISA allowing him into this country.
Barack Hussein Obama II IS ILLEGAL !
He should be IMPEACHED IMMEDIATELY, tried for TREASON, SENTENCED to death, and then have his body deported back to Kenya.
22 posted on 01/15/2013 6:05:42 AM PST by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: Yosemitest

Thanks for your two excellent posts, Yosemitest.


23 posted on 01/15/2013 9:00:40 AM PST by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: jazusamo

Thomas Sowell is my favorite columnist, his ability to see, express and offer solutions to societys’ failures is unmatched.


24 posted on 01/15/2013 9:10:29 AM PST by jpsb
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To: jazusamo
The minimum wage law of 1938 was enacted to price Blacks, Mexicans, Chinese and other “undesirable” immigrants out of the labor market. Forced to pay a set wage, employers replaced these people with the next tier of manpower—poor whites who had better language and social skills. In some cases it was cheaper for businesses to automate than pay the new minimum wage.

From a Jeff Jacoby column last July:

“Congress enacted the first federal minimum wage in 1938. A provision of the Fair Labor Standards Act, it covered about 6 million workers and set a wage floor of 25 cents per hour.

“It also cost a lot of people their jobs. The Labor Department reported that as many as 50,000 employees, mostly poor Southern blacks, were thrown out of work within two weeks of the law's taking effect. In the months that followed, the carnage spread. ‘African Americans in the tobacco industry were particularly hard hit,’ wrote David Bernstein in his 2001 history of labor regulations and black employment. ‘In Wilson, N.C., for example, machines replaced two thousand African American tobacco stemmers in 1939.’”

http://townhall.com/columnists/jeffjacoby/2012/07/11/minimumwage_laws_are_costly_for_the_unemployed/page/full/

25 posted on 01/15/2013 9:32:21 AM PST by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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