Pat Buchanan lays out with clarity the underlying cause of the unending racial unrest in America’s black neighborhoods. The problem is the Great Society liberalism championed by the likes of Hillary Clinton.
When black men and boys are shot to death, overwhelmingly, it is by other black men and boys.
Their premature deaths are due to the violent culture in their own communities, not rampaging white cops.
As for incarcerations, every imprisoned male has confessed to or been convicted of a crime. And many of the drug charges for which blacks are in prison were a result of their being allowed to plea bargain to a lesser offense.
Freddie Gray had a rap sheet of a dozen arrests.
Fifty years ago, Lyndon Johnson declared at Howard University, “We seek … not just equality as a right and a theory but equality as a fact and equality as a result.”
In pursuit of equality of result there began one of the most massive transfers of wealth in all history. Trillions of tax dollars were plunged into programs of social uplift. The results in black America?
Where the illegitimacy rate was 23 percent in 1965, it is 72 percent now, and the gap between black and white test scores endures. In the black community, the dropout rate, crime rate, drug use rate and incarceration rate are now far higher now than in 1965.
And one notices something else in America. The lawns are being mowed, potholes filled, ditches dug, fast-food served, dishes washed and buildings cleaned increasingly by folks who are newcomers. It is they who are, in Jesse Jackson’s phrase, “movin’ on up.”
Looking back to when LBJ’s Great Society was launched, and the moral, social and cultural revolution of the 1960s began, what has liberal ideology done for black America?
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