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Do Blacks Need Favors?


Earlier this month, the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act was celebrated. During the act's legislative debate, then-Sen. Hubert Humphrey, responding to predictions, promised, "I'll eat my hat if this leads to racial quotas." I don't know whether Humphrey got around to keeping his promise, but here's my question: Is it within the capacity of black Americans to make it in this society without the special favors variously called racial preferences, quotas, affirmative action and race-sensitive policies? What might a "yes" answer to that question assume and imply about blacks? Likewise, what would a "no" answer assume and imply? Let's look at it.

There are some areas of black life in which excellence can be found without the slightest hint of racial preferences. Young blacks dominate basketball, football and some track-and-field events despite the fact that there has been a history of gross racial discrimination in those activities. Blacks are also prominent in several areas of the entertainment industry. Those observations mean that racial discrimination alone is not an insurmountable barrier to success. By the way, I can't think of any two fields with more ruthless competition.

You say, "OK, Williams, everyone knows about the success of blacks in sports and entertainment, but what about the intellectual arena?" A few inner-city junior high and high schools have produced black champion chess players, schools such as Philadelphia's Roberts Vaux High School and New York's Edward R. Murrow High School. Last year, two black teens — from Intermediate School 318 Eugenio Maria de Hostos in Brooklyn, New York — won the national high-school chess championship. All of this is in addition to quite a few black international masters and grandmasters in chess. Moreover, there's a long list of former and current black inventors and scientists. So there's no question that black people have the capacity to compete intellectually.

Civil rights organizations and their progressive allies, who all but suggest that blacks cannot achieve unless they are given special privileges, grossly insult and demean black people.

But worse than that, when civil rights organizations and their progressive allies pursue special privileges for blacks in college admissions and when they attack academic performance standards as racially discriminatory, they are aiding and abetting an education establishment that delivers fraudulent education. They let educators off the hook, thereby enabling them to continue to produce educational fraud.

You say, "What do you mean by educational fraud, Williams?" There are many inputs to education that are beyond the control of educators, such as poor home environment, derelict parental oversight and students with minds alien and hostile to the education process. But there's one thing entirely within the control of the education establishment. That is the conferral of a high-school diploma. When a school confers a diploma upon a student, it attests that the student has mastered the 12th-grade levels of reading, writing and arithmetic. If, in fact, the student cannot perform at the seventh- or eighth-grade levels, the school has committed gross fraud. Even worse is the fact that black people, including those holding fraudulent diplomas, are completely unaware. It has absolutely nothing to do with racial discrimination. In fact, black education is the worst in cities where blacks have been the mayor, chief of police and superintendent of schools and where most of the teachers and principals are black.

Racial preferences in college admissions give elementary schools, middle schools and high schools a free hand to continue their destructive educational policy. If colleges did not have special admissions practices for black students, there would be far fewer blacks in colleges, and the fraud would be more apparent to parents. They might begin to ask why so many blacks with high-school diplomas could not get into college.

If the civil rights establishment and the progressives have their way, blacks will have to rely on special privileges in perpetuity.

Walter E. Williams is a professor of economics at George Mason University. To find out more about Walter E. Williams and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate Web page at



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Uh oh, Williams is a black man and this is going to really tee off Sweeney. Will he refer to Williams as he did to Ben Carson? Will he argue that Williams is a "dog", a "dirty dog", or "less than a dog"? Carson touched the same subject, education, so will Williams get the same treatment? Stay tuned.

Or will Sweeney reconstitute his declaration to Ben Shapiro, "Sir;... Jewish people, like the credit they foster, make a great servant and a terrible master.."

Will Sweeney assure us " Sir;... Black people, like the credit they foster, make a great servant and a terrible master.."?

Liberalism in America is based upon hatred of America. Liberalism wishes to destroy and punish America, not build upon and improve America. Everywhere I went on these pages today I found plenty of hate. So I put some examples of the hate up here first to save the haters time. How thoughtful, no?

Comment: #1
Posted by: Tom
Mon Jul 21, 2014 8:11 AM
Re: Tom;... Mr. Williams is not black; and not because he is not slavish, but because the consciousness of being black is one he rejects, and his identification is entirely with the master class... Look at it this way: If I hated Yahoos, realizing this was simply a portrait drawn with word of the Irish masses, I could still justify it... Do you think it is unusual for people to hate their own culture, to see only its flaws and never its strengths...You can meet American Jews who hate what the Jews in Israel do to the Arabs... There are Germans who are deeply ashamed of the Nazis and their crimes... There are native Americans who hate Native Americans... And there are black who hate everything about being black, the good with the bad...
One of the best movies I never completely saw was called the Watermellon Man... And in that movie a white man wakes up to find himself black... By the end of the movie the man had resigned himself to the fact, and was even able to be happy in that skin... Some people cannot... There was a poem I read as part of a college course which told the story of a man who could pass for white doing all within his power to deny his black character, and when he died he was lauded as a Credit to his Race...There are some who will say that about Mr. Williams only because he shares their hatred and suspicions of blacks...
Tom; you conservatives of all people should grasp how difficult it is to change a culture... Culture is knowledge, and it that sense is an adaptation to a certain reality... People are loath to give up what works for what is untried, uncertain, or unknown...As Doctor Johnson said: It is no wise man who preferes change to no chance... He was writing around the time of our revolution and he also asked of America: Why do we hear the loudest yelps for liberty among the drivers of Negroes???
Sir; ... We did not just drive these people, but played a great part in the triangle trade, of Rum from New England for slaves, and slaves for sugar, and sugar for rum making money at every turn... And whether you know it or not, sugar was as important for the cause of the industrial revolution as that other carbon compound of coal... You cannot imagine the brutality of it, and clearly do not know of it, so if you join all those who think blacks should just get over it, then think again...I wish blacks could just get over it too, but that is unlikely given the fact that they simply traded one form of slavery for another... They will always have issues when wage slavery seems as demeaning as chattel slavery...
As an outside observer of their culture I can find many thing I simply detest about their culture... It is like watching 48 Hours... Can you believe the trivial nonsense blacks will kill each other over??? I must wonder if we replaced all the enmity we hold them in with love if perhaps they could love themselves better... How can anyone make that first step of love when blacks as a whole are so impossible to love...And it does not make it better when blacks themselves find every reason to hate each other... Then tell me, dear friend, where poverty ever made a better man out of a worse one...
Let me offer a suggestion... Try to understand that it is impossible for any of us to see ourselves in a mirror only of our own choosing... As Swift painted the Yahoos he did so from the perspective of the ruling culture, and none of us can entirely free ourselves from that perspective... When Swift offered suggestions on the cooking and eating of little Irish babies, it is certain he did not do so from the perspective of the Irish who would have been horrified, but only notice the fact that his satire was taken as serious by enough of society who was eating the bread out of the mouths of Irish babes, and they wrung their hands in angst over what shall we do with all the starving Irish babies...What does it matter now; and they should just get over it...Culture is rather pointless as knowledge if always ready to forget...
If I see the Irish through the eyes of the English, and Mr. Williams sees blacks through the eyes of the whites is that all so strange??? When we put a name to a single phenomenon like American Blacks, we are missing one vital detail; that people like Mr. Williams, intellectual if not intelligent, are quite common among black people, and in fact, each are unique even if culture makes them seem so much the same... I could talk about black people, but based upon what I know of individual black people I should not... The truth of the matter is that we as individuals do not relate to black people, but to every individual black person because that is the nature of all relationships... The same goes for us, that they may judge us based upon their individual and collective experience, but in the ghetto, how many of us are there to judge by???
I do not suppose there is a cure for taking all black people as a group even if it is prejudice and the worst sort of prejudice even when well meaning... I presume, and I make it as clear as I can that I am presuming of black people from personal experience that they are no worse than white people based upon my vastly larger experience of white people... It does not mean they do not have legitimate issues with white people and white culture especially when that culture, our culture denies the injustice of slavery and the injustice they must experience up to this moment... You don't get it... This was not simply a long term injury, but an ongoing injury...
They may not be able to express their need and the legitimacy of their demand for Justice, but I have no problem as a liberal doing so...Liberty is the sole concern of the liberal...To have liberty we must have certain moral conditions met...You cannot have a moral slave, and you cannot have an immoral free person, and to the extent that the right makes badge of pride of its immorality it is a slave culture, as bad in its way as the slave culture that gave us the blacks as we know them... Clearly, those blacks who escaped their slavery and lived as free men before the official end of slavery were of a different class from the blacks who remained as slaves until nominally free.. I am of a different class of being than any immoral creature trying to justify their slavey by advocating slavery for all... The right is slavish... So what if the blacks are slavish too??? So what if the blacks demand help, recognition and respect for the hell they have not yet made it through... So what if many of the ills they suffer they suffer at their own hands... If they were epeleptic, would we not try to save them in their fits from injury... What makes anyone believe a child injured by injustice deserves that hurt???
I don't think you guys get it, or are capable of getting it, but freedom, like justice, like the commonwealth itself can only be had if they are shared... We need to share freedom... We need to share rights... We need to share justice, and we need to share equality, and short of that it does not matter how much money you give them, or drugs, or hardship... It is a presumption the liberals are much willing to allow, that people are people and our expreience makes us different, and if we cannot all share the same experience, that we should be at least aware of it, forgiving of it, and understanding of it... That is no favor; but to each man his due...
Comment: #2
Posted by: James A, Sweeney
Mon Jul 21, 2014 1:38 PM
The fact is, African-Americans (and women, and children, and workers,) needed government to secure their freedom and their basic rights and still need that today.

The reason right-wingers such as author Williams don't want to admit this is simple: It would mean admitting that we all need government in order to secure our freedom and our basic rights. And we need even more today as the Red states continue their assault and attacks on our hard earned rights. Essentially placing peoples rights secondary to Corporate rights.

The only way Republicans can continue their campaign to persuade American voters that "government" is always bad is to pretend that "government" had nothing to do with the liberation of the slaves and the establishment of equal political rights for everyone and establishing a social safety net. All these hard won rights that not only helps millions today but also at one time or another probably helped their parents, grandparents, and great grandparents.

Admitting that the government once accomplished great things might lead people to think that the government might be used to do great things now -- and that's something right-wingers can never admit.
Comment: #3
Posted by: steveM
Mon Jul 21, 2014 7:05 PM
Re: steveM

I'm not sure you understood Professor Williams' piece. He wasn't discussing government securing freedom and basic rights for blacks (e.g. 13th, 14th and 15th amendments) he was posing questions and providing evidence to support his view that special favors lobbied for by politicians and civil rights leaders (e.g. racial preferences, quotas, affirmative action and race-sensitive policies) intended to help blacks when subjected to empirical evidence regarding their outcomes tend to have negative effects.

In addition no argument that government is always bad was made by the author nor could such an argument be made if your were to read his column on a regular basis. Professor Williams consistently argues for a government which remains within the confines of the constitution. That is an argument for government.
Comment: #4
Posted by: Greg M
Mon Jul 21, 2014 9:34 PM
Re: Greg M;...You might want to consider what I think is a serious possibility that the more decent people use government to help blacks, the more essholes redouble their efforts to kick blacks in the teeth...Racism isn't illegal... Descrimination isn't really illegal except under certain circumstance; and we forget that when descrimination was entierly the rule with the support of the court, that few objected...Before the court helped blacks there was no ground swell of white people demanding equality with blacks, and while people on the court certainly went out of the way to find concensus there, that effort has never been made among this people... I would never have freed black people because I see revolt, or escape from slavery as self defining... White people freed blacks for their own good reasons, but that was entirely different from black people freeing themselves... If northern white people had not freed blacks, and it was left to the South to do so, there would still be slavery today... Every excuse would have been made to keep blacks from that final step into freedom which is equality, as many resist it today... The idea that the government does too much for blacks is so common that people never consider the possibility that government has not done nearly enough... If I were black, I would want every form of discrimination made illegal, and strictly so; but as a liberal, and a revolutionary democrat, I believe in consensus in all things... We have waited for hundreds of years to see blacks fully invested with the rights of citizenship; so what is a few more years convincing whites and blacks to fully accept each other without duress??? Ask the simple question of All Americans: Do you believe in Liberty and Justice for All... If you answer no; then discrimination against you should be the rule... Give to all the numbnuts exactly the same treatment so long reserved for blacks, the second rate accomodations, jobs, opportunity, medical care, and education, and don't forget to lynch a few occasionally to strike terror into the hearts of others...
None of these people claiming reverse descrimination has an idea of what distance toward equality must yet be covered, and how long any movement toward equality was denied... Do they drop a seed and expect fruit by supper??? Do they drop a hook and expect an instant plate of fish... All that has been done has been done against great resistence... Some times the blacks looking for a free ride have made the path for the one behind them even more difficult when you might expect better of them; but slavery and poverty never made anyone more moral... It is not only the equality of blacks with white we seek, but their moral graduation into American society, and they can unite for an instant, and in the next moment prey upon each other... I cannot imagine that blacks in their natural condition were ever such animals, but slavery and poverty makes such people; and judging by the nazi death camps, such a transformation for the worse can be made quite quickly... You would have to stigmatize every white who rejects equality if you would ever get them to understand how terribly debilitating it is to be black every moment of ones life... Tattoo- I'm a dumbess- across the forehead of every hick and hillbilly so everyone knows this is some one to kick, and they might some day learn some humanity...
Equality does not have to be perfect equality to be effective...Still, blacks have not achieved political equality because constitutional economic inequality has made the vast majority of Americans unequal before the law and government... At the rate we are going following the current trend, political equality and democracy that requires equality will die long before racial equality will arrive...Can you tell any idiot that striking out against racial equality is really an attack against their own democracy??? They cannot get that when they kick humanity we all feel the pain... They feel the pain, and kick all the harder; and such is the danger of general ignorance abroad in your land... And still, they should all be brought along, asked to agree, and made to agree than all people are equal, and to support liberty and justice for all- which is the only way any of us can have it...
As you can imagine, I include Mr. Williams among those who would climb through an open hatch, and kick it closed for the next guy...In my estimation such people were raised by wolves, and have nothing of morality with which to offer a demonstration...
Comment: #5
Posted by: James A, Sweeney
Mon Jul 21, 2014 10:43 PM
Re: Tom;...Mr. Carson spread his trash about us and our problems around the world, and that is treason to me... You should never show your division and your weakness to the world because it is simply immoral... Just as the Natives showed themselves strong in the face of terrible torture and abuse, we should do so as the best defense against all comers... It is a fool who trusts his enemies more than his friends only because his friends demand what they need for their wealth, health, and wellbeing...It is a mistake many a king made and paid for with his head... But Mr. Carson is not a king, and he should not be treating with the enemy...Like so many on the right he elects himself to the position of running down America and Americans, and he thinks it is his right... I disagree... Leave this country and stay gone if you do not like it here, or like the people here...For better or worse, these are my people, and if I leave this land the only thing I will ever say is that I want to go home to be with the real people, the best people in the whole damned world...It will never be my right to run down Americans and America behind their backs... I would only try to represent us well, as strong, as good, and honorable because that is ethical...
Comment: #6
Posted by: James A, Sweeney
Mon Jul 21, 2014 11:01 PM
Greg M,

Understand author just fine. He sly, deceitful dog. Understand very well empirical evidence. There empirical evidence say climate change is real and have read and agree with they science, yet they who disagree can provide empirical evidence to dispute and say it not real. Is same with author's piece.

My empirical evidence no scientific is what see with eyes, hear with ears, learn through many years. Walters say: " blacks will have to rely on special privileges in perpetuity.". I say so what. Whites have relied on special privileges throughout history. Why 'special privileges' deemed bad if blacks rely on it? They haven't been able rely on much of anything else for many years even today they right to vote in jeopardy. They serve in all American wars get no credit, no glory, no honor, no thanks till most all dead. Become doctors, lawyers, indian chiefs, politicians, inventors,..treated by white as flukes, oddities.

Maybe some say no want special privileges just want equal opportunity for all know they not have equal opportunity. There empirical evidence for that, too.

Empirical evidence show if job resume application have ethnic, Arab, Asian, Mexican..they may or may not be called depending if company looking to 'diversify' and look for filling company's own 'secret' quota. Most times they are passed over. That from empirical evidence.

Williams say they should stop giving ethnic names..why? Why they expected to not give child unique name and why is accepted to discriminate on basis as silly as name? Especially when look at names of renowned people throughout history. Many have names cannot even pronounce or try to spell. Used to discriminate against those with Irish names, Italian names..Jewish names. It no different. Now is discrimination against Arabic name, African name. White can get over 'funny' name except if person also has brown/black skin.

All accepted discrimination but eventually people accept other white people with 'funny' names. That acceptance not yet trickled down.

I say Greg M not read author on regular basis and not sure you understand author's politics for Williams is sworn Libertarian, Ayn Rand fan and this one very familiar with Williams feeling about government. I no waste my time mention subject if not familiar with author previous work. Agree with James Sweeney opinion of author...:
"Mr. Williams among those who would climb through an open hatch, and kick it closed for the next guy...In my estimation such people were raised by wolves, and have nothing of morality with which to offer a demonstration..."

Comment: #7
Posted by: steveM
Tue Jul 22, 2014 12:05 AM
Re: steveM;... These reactionary authors minimize the problems and offer simple solutions to simple people... If you presume we have a problem with race as I do, then the problem is not simply of how to change the minds of individual people which is hard enough, but is how to change a culture which we know can evolve as people gain knowledge, but is very resistent to change... Objectively a culture is like a room full of people with flashlights, and to change it means turning the light on or off when everybody in the room wants their light to be the same as everyone else's, on or off... We are talking about two cultures, white and black, neither of which is homogenous, and tendencies with in each toward progress or reversion... There are economic interests in each for there is usually more profit in dischord than in peace... Primarily though, all people are conservative except for the reactionaries on the right are always trying to regain the past... Even the revolutionaries I have known wanted to preserve some of the past into the future; that which they considered progressive...All was premised on the possibility that you can have a controled revolution, and I guess that would be like trying to steer a stampede...
My point is the complexity of these human relationships inside of outdated forms... If the form of a relationship is like the structure of a building, and the people inside are the relationship, then all social change artists are like giants who want to move these structures with brute force of intellect like a child moves a match box... People clinging to their forms as to their guns and religion will not take any threat to it lightly...But here is a thought: Move the people, and their forms will follow, or will be rebuilt in a better and more vibrant fashion...As an honest question; what moves masses of people as well as Art??? Religion perhaps; and ours is captive...
In time, old forms lose their plasticity and become brittle, and too often they hurt the very people they were designed to help until all they represent is formality...Whole societies die when they cannot change their forms and their forms hold them powerless against their enemies...People are unconscious of their forms, and when they slip unnoticed into formality, people simply carry on...And yet, people do often change, and forms are often discarded... Even in the past 1000 years we have only had one enduring form, and that has been law because the moment law is swept away with revolt, those who take power find they require law once more... As lawless as Soviet Russia seemed under Stalin, by the end of WWII, they had produced at least one outstanding jurist to try the Nazis, who, like lord Coke, dared to defy his king...
As a psychologist once said, and I had the fortune to hear: All change is an attempt at problem solving...
For some people race is not problem... Either they think they have it figured out and lose no sleep over it, or they think they have it figured out and blood boils and bubbles betwixt their ears as if on fire...On the one hand, you have ethics that binds each person to their community, and prevents free thought and action; and on the other hand you have the pathos that feels the pain of injured humanity...I don't want to tell people to be unethical in order to be sympathetic... Morality is natural, and that is why Mr. Williams seem so immoral, because he has turned on his injured race while pretending to nurse their booboos... He minimizes their injury, and he looks in vain for progress in social programs when he should not bother to look at all...Social programs are not for progress, but to forstall violent demands for change...Still, I am making a stand for pathos... People are getting hurt here, and so our nation, our slim possibility of nation, is being hurt here too...
Do we have to take the white children from the white parents, and give them to black parents??? Do we have to take the black children and give them to white parents... People need to learn there is a human being behind the skin, and learn that people are people regardless, and that is what family teaches, give and take, me and you relationships... The poverty so many blacks live in would be all the sooner improved if we all had no better than the rest no matter how hard we worked for it... We would have to lift our neighbor to raise ourselves, and that is exactly what all good people try to do in one way or another today...This is what humanity in a more primitive and social setting always did... The strong carried the weak, and their honor was their wealth... The more whites kick blacks in the teeth the longer they will be kicked in the ess... Who does this nonsense serve except the wealthy and powerful who live by divide et impera...
Comment: #8
Posted by: James A, Sweeney
Tue Jul 22, 2014 5:18 AM
James am in much agreement with you. Will mention about outdated forms and people unconcsious of forms. Is much true. Is why adults find necessary to restrict young people and children and indoctrinate 'go along to get along' ...for younger generation they see through hypocrisy of adults and they form.ality and lack of morality. Few make through childhood with moral compass intact for everyone want child 'fit in' with society as is.

Art moves people maybe feeds or frees they soul. Brings people together encourage individual expression. No one go to war over art. Music moves people maybe feeds or frees they soul. Brings people together encourages free expression. No one go to war over music. Religion restricts people, want to capture, imprison soul. Discourages free expression. Instead of bring people together sews seeds of division, create herd mentality, mob mentality. Propensity for war.

Also in agreement with you about social programs and why formed. Notice too that when social programs appear to actually benefit the people and begin to succeed and get along...immediately everything possible done to eradicate and weaken social programs. Cut beneficiaries off at knees then they empirical evidence can show social program no work. Reagan.

Race is straw man for wealthy for is greatest fear all eyes be opened. But many now know how to play they game, Someday poor of all races, religions start to realize they not the problem. They the solution. Then you revolution begin.
Comment: #9
Posted by: steveM
Tue Jul 22, 2014 8:08 AM
Re: steveM... Sir, for most children the process of growing up is one in which they lose their morality and their honor... If they are conscious of ther rebelion, they may spend the rest of their lives trying to reconcile themselves with society... What we do to each other is terrible, and the suffering we are willing to allow for others that we would never allow for ourselves is numb, and self serving... The principals of the economy and all the soul killing hateful inhumanity that follows is a curse against us and a great impediment to moral progress...We can't compare our money economy and money society, to the paradice of honor economies and honor societies for there are no points of similarity, and it was no paradice...If life was much more dangerous then it also demanded a people on each side of every issue who were willing to concede justice for all...Our nearly universal willingness to see others suffer injustice while we feel not a touch of outrage is our shame... Such people as we fed the the fires of death camps...We, like the Franks call ourselves free, but no free man would accept the fear of people too terrorized to talk against injustice... Let me say it: This country has been a land of great injustice, but the people are too frightened to step into the shoes of their founding fathers, and change for good the course of history... These citizens could not stand against the British, and they could not stand against Dixie, and they would have run scared on any of a thousand battle fields... I tell these men to be men, and I tell their women to man up too... This old trash country is falling around our ears... Now is the time to grow some morality, and learn to care for each other... This fact Mr. Williams will never admit...
Mr. Williams thinks he is abusing blacks; but he is abusing everyone... Do any of the right dare say these people have not been hard injured by weasally whites??? It is obvious; but only ignorance says less of the injury than the injured... If I hurt you, shall I decide the price of making it right??? Let the injured say the price of their pain, and think no more about it... People say: I didn't do it, and my people didn't do it, and no one I knowed done it... To these must be answered: We have all seen the benefit of a South freed from the Natives and Nature, and saw it made worth fighting for... Slavery alone did that... Slavery built up vast capital in the banks of America and individual fortunes as well... I understand the unwillingness to give back stolen wealth, but every day it is added to, and if we are not job scared, we should be... These people have us a certainly as they had their black slaves... All that is missing is the iron around our wrists...The fear in our hearts is already there....
Comment: #10
Posted by: James A, Sweeney
Tue Jul 22, 2014 9:10 AM
Re: steveM;... The revolution is underway... This society is breaking down fast, but there are still a lot who want to hold it together... Everything is turning to crap, but only the right is mad enough to act... And that is the problem with long term poverty... It demoralizes people until they think mere survival is life... The threat of impending poverty, the idea on the right that now they shall have to join the poor in hopelessness when they have blamed the poor for their own poverty forever is too much to take; and they rebel...
All this ranting and rabble rousing is just the right trying to find their courage button...Until the middle actually and physically attacks the poor, we have little hope of the poor banding together for their own defense...Then it will be guns against numbers; and who can say what winner will stand...And what a waste...Civil wars, wars like the Illiad, the poem of force, where people could clearly communicate, and only refused to listen are the worst sort...I think it may have been the Romans who said: Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad...
This division between right and left, haves and have nots, and often whites against non white is flaming up, and is increasingly out of control... Look at the nonsense Mr. Williams feed these people: Favors...Do Blacks need Favors... Entitlements are our right because we hold the title to this whole land... Sale of wealth was always contingent upon taxes supporting the laws and society that supported property privilages... These taxes support nothing when they should force the commonwealth into productivity or back onto the market... People can sit on great piles of wealth and show their empty pockets to the tax man, and the taxman sympathizes and goes away... Our government will run itself into debt to borrow from the very people it will not tax justly, and He calls the demands of the Blacks for justice: Favors... Mr. Williams hates blacks, and that is easy enough since poverty and deprivation does not make good people...Yet; to feed the reaction against black equality and justice out of some weird identification with the master race is simply sick...
Among the many moral virtues the right lacks is honesty... It is as though they are wax angels who would melt in the hot light of truth... They scurry like mice and cockroaches in the shadows and come out to play in the dark... To give a person their due is no favor, and to deny them their due is a crime... We owe blacks a compensation we cannot afford to pay, so we simply deny the debt... Regardless, this commonwealth belongs to all the people, and when it is sold off from the people all that is sold is rights in it; and no matter how much the rich think they own this place, it is defended by all of us, by our taxes and our courts and our police, and it must still support all the populations made jobless by the demands for higher profits... That support is no favor, but is our right; the lies of Mr. Williams not withstanding...
Look at the words they use from last week... Will the right fight, and can we defend ourselves... Their inability to convince a majority with their insanity is only training their minds for violence...
Comment: #11
Posted by: James A, Sweeney
Tue Jul 22, 2014 6:55 PM
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