The city of Baltimore, Maryland has been put on the front pages over the last couple of weeks for all of the wrong reasons due to the heated verbal jousting that has gone on between national Democrats and President Trump over his remarks targeting Democrat Congressman Elijah Cumming’s referring to his District of Baltimore as “a disgusting, rat and rodent-infested mess.” But, what has been swept under the rug and ignored by the Media is that what Trump said is not wrong when one looks at the low-income minority, primarily black-American communities – particularly when it comes to Democrat-run cities. It is far from the “American Dream”. The Media also wants the less politically astute to believe that no politician never ever, never ever, ever never has cast an unfavorable light on Baltimore’s social conditions, in the less affluent areas. The liberal darling, former President Obama, certainly didn’t do the city’s tourism industry any favors when he nationally talked about the city’s severe social issues and what he saw as some of the causes in the wake of the 2015 riots, “if you have impoverished communities that have been stripped away of opportunities, where children are born into abject poverty, they’ve got parents — often because of substance abuse problems, or incarceration, or lack of education themselves — can’t do right by their kids… no fathers who can provide guidance to young men,”… that there are no investments,… and that “drugs are flooding the community”.
What the national Media truly doesn’t want any light shined on is that the decrepit and deteriorating situation that Baltimore is being spoken of today and many, if not all, of the issues that Mr. O talked about are a direct result of Democrat political policies, both at the local and national level.
An Investors.com 2016 article stated, “America is awash with troubled, dysfunctional cities that have been electing Democratic mayors for decades.” It went on to chronologize how cities such as Detriot, Chicago, St. Louis, Baltimore, Newark, Philadelphia, and Oakland have all languished in societal and economic dysfunction under years and decades of Democrat rule. Today, we can surely add Seattle, Sacramento, and San Francisco, if not the whole State of California, to that list. More recently, businessinsider.com listed the top nine worst-run cities in the nation. Surprise! Not one is run by a Republican. Notice that these articles are from financial newspapers?.
Regarding Mr. Obama’s comments about impoverished communities, the high incarceration, particularly of black males, can be laid at the feet of Democrat President Bill Clinton’s 3 Strikes Legislation with his War on Crime in 1995 and Lydon B. Johnson’s change to Article 5 of the Social Security Act with his “War on Poverty” in 1965 in which it forced the black male from any home in which the woman was receiving federal Welfare. The author from Frontpagemag.com John Perazzo states that, “As of 1965, the number of Americans living below the official poverty line had been declining continuously since the beginning of the decade and was only about half of what it had been fifteen years earlier. Between 1950 and 1965, the proportion of people whose earnings put them below the poverty level, had decreased by more than 30%. The black poverty rate in particular had been cut nearly in half between 1940 and 1960. And in various skilled trades during the period of 1936-59, the incomes of blacks relative to those of whites had more than doubled.
Despite these trends, the welfare state expanded dramatically after LBJ’s statement. Between the mid-Sixties and the mid-Seventies, the dollar value of public housing quintupled and the amount spent on food stamps rose more than tenfold. From 1965-69, government-provided benefits increased by a factor of 8; by 1974 such benefits were an astounding 20 times higher than they had been in 1965. Also as of 1974, federal spending on social-welfare programs amounted to 16% of America’s Gross National Product, a far cry from the 8% figure of 1960. By 1977 the number of people receiving public assistance had more than doubled since 1960.”
I am not saying that not one Republican policy has aided in the increased level of hardship for the black-American community. President Nixon’s, Reagan’s, and George H. Bush’s Administrations all have sought to look tough on crime with policies that were placed on the backs of the black-American community. But, the history of the Democrat Party is that of shear repugnancy to the freedom and betterment of the black-American community since it’s inception.
The policies, legislation, and ideology prescribed by the Democrat Party towards the black-American community have always involved some form of slavery or indentured servitude, whether physically or mentally. The Party needs it [the vote and support of the black-American] to survive. The black-American community votes for the Democrat Party like zombies strictly out of habit and the false belief that the chains about their ankles that have been placed there due to Democrat policies are part of their body and have grown comfortable with it as they would a mole – not realizing that it is cancerous.
Fredrick Douglas may have said it best during his speech that he entitled “Our Work Is Not Done” in which he said talking of slavery and the Democratic Party, “You do take away mine house, when you take away the prop that sustains my house,” and the support of the Democratic party we all know to be slavery. The Democratic party is for war for slavery; it is for peace for slavery; it is for the habeas corpus for slavery; it is against the habeas corpus for slavery; it was for the Florida war for slavery; it was for the Mexican war for slavery; it is for jury trial for traitors, for slavery; it is against jury trial for men claimed as fugitive slaves, for slavery. It has but one principle, one master; and it is guided, governed, and directed by it.”
These impoverished and rat-infested communities did not become impoverished and rat-infested on their own. Drugs did not just start flooding the streets on their own. Parents, particularly the fathers, did not just abandon their families on their own. And investments just do not come to a community where a financial return can be gained. Conditions have to be purposely created. Once you kill the family, as did the changing of Title 5, and flood the streets with government “assistance”, you kill the community and the souls of those who dwell there. The handprints of the Democrat Party can be found on the necks of every black-American, or minority, community’s decaying corpse from the east coast to the west and from lake Michigan to the Mississippi River. It is only greatly accented when the city and or State is controlled by Dems with little or no robust Republican opposition or voice, as in Baltimore, San Francisco, Chicago, D.C., and others. For better, or for worst, Trump is providing a robust voice from the other side as not heard since Reagan. And this has the Democrats all discombobulated and in mass distress. It is a blessing. For now.