5/04/2013

The Legacy Of Liberalism - Racism, Poverty, Dependency, And Death

The Diplomad has a take on “liberalism” with which I wholeheartedly agree. It all boils down to one simple statement: “Liberals love humanity and hate people.”

...liberals will get you killed. Yes, killed. Modern liberalism kills people, and does so by the millions, all in the name of humanity, of course. It should have a warning label that asks you not to practice liberalism at home, or something along the lines of "I am a trained professional, do not attempt liberalism on your own."

Liberals hate all sorts of people but their special, most lethal hatred is reserved for the poor and the "uneducated." They kill the poor by the bushel, by the ton, by the hectare . . . they kill them at home and abroad. No poor person is safe from the lethal loving embrace of the liberals.

While some of you out there may disagree with the opinion expressed above, there's plenty of history to prove that it is accurate. I could go into a lengthy description of how this is so, but Diplomad did a far better job of it than I could, so I suggest you read his post.

One of my long standing beliefs is that, despite accusations to the contrary, it is the liberals within our society that are the racists working hard to keep minorities “in their place.” I did not come to this belief through indoctrination from watching Fox News (I rarely if ever watch it, at least not at home) or from listening to Rush Limbaugh (I haven't ever listened to his show), but through long years of observation, watching what liberals do and listening to what they say in order to justify what they do. After all, they don't believe minorities are capable of succeeding on their own, that they need the 'helping hand' of their betters (i.e. guilt-ridden white liberals) in order to succeed. But that helping hand has not been a key to minority success. Rather it has been holding them back, preventing them from becoming self-sufficient. It has kept them dependent upon their betters, something just the opposite of what has been claimed.

Liberal welfare policies create havoc throughout our society. What slavery, Jim Crow, the KKK, and racial discrimination could not do, liberal polices have done, to wit, destroy the black family and turn millions of blacks into permanent wards of the state and of the liberal political machines that control most of our cities.

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Liberal minimum wage laws ensure the disappearance of the starter jobs, once a platform for the poor to spring out of poverty. All of these people, the old poor and the newly arriving poor, need, of course, social programs and more and more government help. The liberal political machine dispenses jobs and money, and the productive sectors face rising taxes, a labyrinth of regulations, and the constant presence of "helpful" government regulators and enforcers. Let the poverty and misery spread!

The constantly rising minimum wage pushed by liberals has, with very few exceptions, led to higher unemployment for the very people it was supposed to 'help'. (The only time in my memory when that wasn't the case was when labor was in such short supply employers were offering pay above the minimum wage in order to find the entry level workers they needed.) Raising the minimum wage during this latest, seemingly endless recession hasn't helped anyone, despite liberal claims that it would provide a living wage for those supporting a family. All it did was artificially raise the cost of labor, making it less likely employers would hire more workers. In some cases it caused them to shed workers because they couldn't afford to keep some of their employees at the higher wages. (The last thing you want to do during a recession is make it more expensive to run a business, something the liberals conveniently ignore, or worse, don't understand.)

And then there's gun control.

Liberal gun control policies also target the poor. The poor in our cities must live with the drug dealers, gang bangers, and the other hoods in the hood. The comfortable liberals live in secure high-rises, and tony suburbs well protected by overpaid and over equipped police and fire departments and expensive security firms. The poor must put up with the inability to defend themselves; they must allow themselves to be murdered in the name of ridding America of gun violence.

We've seen the effects of this in cities all across America, where gun control laws are so draconian only the criminals carry guns. The law abiding citizens are left defenseless, unable by law to defend themselves. This has worked out so well in places like Detroit, Chicago, and Washington DC. How many innocents have died because liberals have worked so hard to make their built-in constituencies prey to criminals? In every state that has instituted “shall issue” CCW laws, the violent crime rate has fallen, in some cases dramatically. But liberals wail that such laws will lead to blood in the streets because of “OK Corral” or “High Noon” type shootouts despite overwhelming evidence that just the opposite is true. Since the evidence goes against the narrative, the liberal 'betters' ignore it or try to bury it, hence the “If it saves just one life” argument so often used as justification. But they never ask about the many others who will die instead because the only means they had of defending themselves was stripped from them.

In regards to, but not limited to, gun control the liberals are very good at pushing feel-good “Do Something!” legislation during the aftermath of some tragedy, despite the negative side-effects or tremendous costs, financial, social, or emotional. It is this modus operandi that allows them to go home feeling they've accomplished something while at the same time providing nothing to the people they say they want to help. All it does is allow them to place an even firmer grip upon the unwashed masses, all in the name of 'helping' them.

No one needs that kind of help.