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2017-09-26 Home Front: Culture Wars
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Posted by g(r)omgoru 2017-09-26 02:38|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [472 views ]  Top

#1 Glenn Loury gores many oxes of the left.

I'm referring to the welfare state here. I've often thought that by not working and having the State provide one with many of life's needs (and a few wants) leads to both a resentment towards the State as well as an even greater sense of entitlement. Such resentments and growing senses of entitlement will never be satisfied and because they will not, it often leads to crime and violence.

There are those who fan these flames of resentment and dissent for political gain--that is for votes and power. The result is that we all lose; we end up with a nation of pissed-off tribes at odds with each other. We end up with a Balkanization rather than a "United" States. I am still amazed at the selfishness of those who promote these divisions for their own gains.

A quote that exemplifies the marriage between the Welfare State and the political power of the State is often attributed to LBJ:

Lyndon Baines Johnson 1963... "These Negroes, they're getting pretty uppity these days and that's a problem for us since they've got something now they never had before, the political pull to back up their uppityness. Now we've got to do something about this, we've got to give them a little something, just enough to quiet them down, not enough to make a difference... I'll have them n*****s voting Democratic for the next two hundred years".
Posted by JohnQC 2017-09-26 07:08||   2017-09-26 07:08|| Front Page Top

#2 Speaking of Balkanization, there is a Yugoslav proverb that this article brought to mind:
"Tell the truth, and run for your life."
Posted by Anguper Hupomosing9418 2017-09-26 14:54||   2017-09-26 14:54|| Front Page Top

#3 Re LBJ.. His owner was the Duke of Duval County Virtual slaves in his domain until 60 mins took him down
Posted by 3dc 2017-09-26 15:25||   2017-09-26 15:25|| Front Page Top

Posted by 3dc 2017-09-26 15:26||   2017-09-26 15:26|| Front Page Top

#5 George Berham Parr cause of death: Suicide by .45 caliber firearm."

The .45 is sufficient for the task. Hope he had the consideration and presence of mind to do it out of doors.
Posted by Besoeker 2017-09-26 15:35||   2017-09-26 15:35|| Front Page Top

#6 "There are those who fan these flames of resentment and dissent for political gain--that is for votes and power. " They are called democrats, and if any black person voted for them, they annul their own argument.
Posted by newc 2017-09-26 23:46||   2017-09-26 23:46|| Front Page Top

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