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The NFL ran a “We may be filthy rich but we’re nice Democrats, not evil Republicans!” ad during one of their Thanksgiving day games. It featured Michael Thomas, an NFL player who is qualified to speak on the complex social problems which face our nation because he is black, an exceptional athlete, and with a prominent beard. In the ad, Mr. Thomas was touring police stations, jails, and other law enforcement facilities while appearing to be nice to white police officers. Even though black police officers are ubiquitous in America, they were conspicuously absent in this commercial, for some reason. Mr. Thomas made the following statement in the ad, which I found fascinating:
“We talked to judges, and community leaders, to offer solutions, to make our system more just, which included advocating for reduced arrests, and policies, that reflected where we are as a society today.”
There’s just so much here. But what really struck me was that he wanted to reduce arrests, so he went to the police department. That would be like trying to reduce car crashes by going to the auto body shop.
Shouldn’t he have addressed such problems a bit further upstream? Shouldn’t he have been talking to families, single mothers, deadbeat dads, churches, and so on? I mean, by the time the police are booking a young man for a crime, isn’t it a little late to say “we need fewer arrests”?
So why did he go to the police department?
Partially because it’s easy, I suppose. What are the police going to say to a filthy rich young black man with a camera crew? “Scram. We’ve got work to do.” No, they’ll act interested and nice, and get back to protecting American citizens as soon as he leaves. Why not? He wants a photo op, so they give him a photo op. No big deal.
But the other problem would be that if Mr. Thomas were to acknowledge that the police department is better suited to prosecuting crime rather than preventing it, he would be forced to acknowledge the unspeakable truth: That the only people who can reduce crime, and thereby reduce arrests, are criminals. If they stop committing crimes, they will stop getting arrested.
But that would suggest that young black men are capable of making decisions on their own. And that those decisions play a role in how their life turns out. That would suggest that young black men are not helpless victims, and that they have some control over their own lives.
Democrats believe that that Inconvenient Truth must remain concealed. For a lot of reasons.
When Joe Biden said, “If you don’t vote for me, you ain’t black” he was being honest. The idea that a black person could engage in independent thought is blasphemy to a Democrat.
And Democrats say that Republicans are racist!
Blacks should vote 99% for Democrats. If they want to go to college, they should hope that an affirmative action program lets them in. Getting into college through hard work and delayed gratification are microaggressions of the white patriarchy. Blacks get arrested not because they commit crimes, but because they are black. Their behavior, and their choices, are irrelevant.
If you wanted someone to become responsible for themselves, you would not tell them that their behavior and their choices are irrelevant. But this is not what Democrats want.
Democrats aggressively promote the idea that black people don’t have a say in how their lives turn out. And they can’t possibly be expected to make good decisions on their own. So then, obviously, blacks are completely dependent on benevolent white people, because blacks are incapable of independent thought. Blacks must be protected because they obviously can’t be expected to take care of themselves.
Clarence Thomas, Thomas Sowell, Larry Elder, nearly every Republican in the country, millions of middle and upper-class Blacks, and many others might take a different view. But never mind them.
And Democrats say that Republicans are racist.
One of the many reasons that all big governments fail is that the high taxes, dominant government, and overwhelming regulatory environment convince the citizens that their success in life is determined not by their own behavior and choices, but by government fiat. Such a society can’t last long. When people stop working to improve themselves, that society can only go one direction.
Want another example of that?
The Democrat party started trying to convince black people that they couldn’t succeed without Democrats. That their own behavior was less important than how they voted. They started that in the 1960s or so. And what do we have now? Blacks who vote reliably Democrat. And a black culture that has been nearly utterly destroyed. Prisons full of young, black men. Who were full of promise and potential. Until the Democrat party got a hold of them.
And Democrats say that Republicans are racist.
The Democrat Party should be ashamed of themselves. So should the NFL. So should Michael Thomas.
This is sick.
And now our schools are producing millions of new Democrat voters by convincing them that our society is unjust and that they need the Democrat party to survive. How they vote is more important than hard work, delayed gratification, and improving themselves. Independent thought is discouraged, and they can’t be expected to make sound choices and take responsibility for themselves.
This is what our schools are doing to our youth, across the country.
Golly, I wonder how that will turn out?
Perhaps Michael Thomas could help me answer that question.Published in