Public schools have clearly failed black families in cities dominated by the democrat party. Note that I don’t blame mainstream democrats, soaked in white guilt, for for the problem. Indeed, at one point, before the Peasant King, Rich Daley, commandeered control of Chicago Public Schools (CPS) in 1995, the school superintendent, the school board president, and the president of the teachers’ union were all black. And the schools sucked. Then Holy Irish Emperor, Daley, abruptly installed a balding bean counter from City Hall, Paul Vallas, as schools CEO. Fifteen years and a Goofy Duncan and a Gay Huberman later, CPS still sucks. Now that Daley has abdicated the throne, I suspect Negroes will fend off a challenge from the Hispanic community and recapture Education Hill as the next socialist mayor is likely to surrender the public schools to middle class blacks as the first Mayor Daley did.
But before I go any further let me give my detractors Full Disclosure, something the stealth Marxists and closet Bolsheviks in this town will never do: I am a former democrat converted to an evil black conservative that usually votes republican. Why? I have many reasons, most are based on national security and anti-Keynesian economics, but the most compelling reason is that when I see a herd of lemmings jumping off of a cliff to their own self-destruction, I go the other way. Black folks vote consistently for the democrat party at rates that exceed ninety percent. Sure Barack received 96 percent of the 2008 black vote in an understandably historic event, but Al the Bore Gore got 95 percent in 2000 and John Kerry, who also oozes charisma and animal magnetism, got 93 percent in 2004. The black vote is automatic, just like bad television and high taxes.
Blacks have voted for the donkey party as a thoughtless monolith since the ascendency of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Yeah, Frankie was cool, articulate, and committed. But, contrary to conventional thinking, he also extended the depression with mistaken fiscal policy and failed to protect us from the predictable disaster at Pearl Harbor. Before FDR, Negroes mindlessly voted republican because that was the party of Lincoln the Emancipator. Single-track thinking and herd mentality was understandable then, but not now; not today. The absolute absence of independent black analysis and political acumen in the 21st century has run its course with me; I am sick of it. Don’t waste time calling me an Uncle Tom or a sell-out because I prefer to figure things out for myself without any help from the black church and the poverty pimps that run them. At this point I am immune to both ‘groupthink,' and choral criticism from the ‘amen corner.’
The democrats could run Howard the Duck for office and blacks would would gulp down the Duck-Aid and vote for a web-footed savior. We have a seminal off-year election coming up in November after a democrat President, democrat House, and democrat Senate spent over $863 billion to stimulate the economy with a promise to keep unemployment rates below eight percent. Obama’s ‘shovel-ready jobs never materialized, as he admitted last week in the New York Times, and the jobless rate soared to 9.6% with no sign of abating. We have no bloody idea where all that money went. What we do know is that the national debt is at a record $13 trillion and climbing while the Obama regime threatens to inject our anemic economy with another dose of stimulus with a tax increase chaser.
Folks do not conveniently confuse Obama’s stimulus money with Bush’s pre-Obama TARP bucks, they are quite different. Also, do not forget that Nancy the Pelosi has been driving a democrat Congress since 2006, four full years; and no fiscal legislation is passed unless it is initiated in the House of Representatives. Still all the polls show African-Americans supporting democrats to their usual tune of 91% when every other identifiable demographic group, including Retarded Trans-Gender Midgets, are trending toward voting republican. Even incumbent democrats are denouncing Pelosi and avoiding Obama. What is it that the rest of the nation sees that is invisible to colored people?
Is bad school performance invisible? The 2008 high school graduation rates for black males in the following cities with leftist mayors were: Washington D.C. (41%) Chicago (44%) Detroit (27%) New York (28%) and Los Angeles (40%). Don’t start with me, Bloomberg is no conservative. None of these silly democrat towns can graduate even half of their black students, even with severely watered-down curriculums. That’s right, do not presume that a graduate from one of these city’s high schools is literate. Since the truth as I see it is likely to embarrass black folks as I go deeper into this subject, let me discourage my brothers and sisters from reading this article by hitting you with more quantitative facts. We all know that facts, figures, and statistics repulse black people and make them so disoriented that they cannot think rationally.
Black jobs are definitely invisible. Though the national unemployment rate is just under 10%, black male jobless rates in those same cites with the grim graduation stats quoted above are: D.C. (32%) Chicago (44%) Detroit (60%) NYC (40%), and LA (45%). So how is that War on Poverty you voted for 45 years ago working out for yall? It is no coincidence that these democrat villages have produced African-American idiots like Marion Berry a D.C. multiple felon; the Can’t Dance Jackson Mafia in Chicago, Kwame Kilpatrick one of many elected Detroit felons, Charlie Rangel under congressional investigation from NY, and Maxine Waters under congressional investigation from LA. You can see that black-on-black crime is not limited to homicide.
People, these are facts and even if half of them were wrong, black Americans who are waiting for the democrat party to save them from their own self-inflicted wounds are endangering the species. You think not?
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports that obesity, lupus, and HIV/AIDS affect black women disproportionately and they live five years less than white women. Additionally, black men suffer far worse health than other racial groups and 40% die prematurely from cardiovascular disease. The rate for white men is 27%. Consequently the brothers live seven years less than their peers. Black men are the only demographic group in the history of our nation to go backwards in life expectancy.
I could go on and on with dismal data but I think you get the picture. If blacks are uneducated, jobless, and dying I would call that a crisis reasonable people could not ignore. It would also seem to me that whatever it is black folks have been doing for the last half-century is not working very well. Outside of professional sports I defy anyone to provide me with a single positive statistic regarding black male life in, this, the most prosperous country the world has ever known. If you can find one just write it, and your source, in the comment box below. But do not waste my time and this column’s limited space with emotional and unsubstantiated opinion.
I am fed up with Al Sharpton-type diatribes constructed to frighten white media and extract white guilt. I am bored with the collective excuse-making for black middle-class opportunists like jailbird Louisiana Congressman William Jefferson, caught with $100 thousand of dirty cash in his refrigerator; and Florida Congressman Alcee Hastings who was impeached when he was a federal judge, yet these guys, like Waters and Rangel are elected or re-elected to public office by their Negro constituents AFTER their misconduct has become public record. Hell, Monica Conyers, wife of the sitting Chairman of the Judiciary Committee, John Conyers, was sentenced this year to three years in prison for bribery. Yet, Johnny the unrepentant Michigan leftist still uses his podium to lecture bad republicans on their capitalist behavior. He was the guy that insisted on impeaching George Bush. He should have kept an eye on his wife just as Kwame's mother, ex-Congressman Carolyn Kilpatrick should have hog-tied her son. Frankly, were it not for Jesse Jackson, Jr wearing a 'wire' in the Blagojevich debacle, we would probably have that family holding City Hall hostage in 2011.
Is it any wonder that democrat party leadership takes the black vote for granted? If not for granted, then for comedy relief. Hostility for republicans is so intense among urban blacks that the Clintons, Cuomos, Kennedys, Rockefellers, and Mansons of the world don’t have to do anything to secure the African-American vote except to shout: THE REPUBLICANS ARE COMING! I, for one, have had enough of this anti-intellectual and counter-productive group think, especially since the group isn’t really thinking, it is just feeling its way through life like a blind man with one foot nailed to the floor. The rest of the country will move on after the November elections and try to put the pieces back together again now that we know that our American Idol President was no more ready for the White House than he was for the Nobel Prize. Sadly, I fear Negro America will just keep on digging in that same hole.