Yeah, liberals love and respect black people. Sure they do. Check out this story from a couple weeks ago. I missed it, but found it on HBD. It’s about a 51 year old black man who finds a “million dollar bill” in a phone booth, believes it’s real, and his two month “odyssey” to find out if it’s real.
Yes, you read that right. A reporter hears about some ignoramus who found a $1 million dollar bill and is trying to determine if it’s authentic. So Todd Frankel, instead of politely explaining to the simpleton that there’s no such thing (without necessarily adding that anyone with an IQ above 70 should know that), writes up a long story about the man’s “hunt for the truth.” Now, granted, the front of the bill does look pretty realistic.
But it says RESERVED NOTE instead of FEDERAL RESERVE NOTE, and if you look close it says that the bill is not legal tender. But at first glance, if you lacked the common knowledge that there’s never been any such thing as a $1 million note, and the common sense to understand why that is, it could certainly be deceiving.
Still though, you would think that the back of the bill might have been a slight tip off.
Here’s what that says:
The million dollar question: Will you go to Heaven when you die? Here’s a quick test. Have you ever told a lie, stolen anything, or used God’s name in vain? Jesus said, “Whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.” Have you looked with lust? Will you be guilty on Judgment Day? If you have done those things, God sees you as a lying, thieving, blasphemous, adulterer at heart. The Bible warns that if you are guilty you will end up in Hell. That’s not God’s will. He sent His Son to suffer and die on the cross for you. You broke God’s Law, but Jesus paid your fine. That means He can legally dismiss your case. He can commute your death sentence: “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” Then He rose from the dead and defeated death. Please, repent (turn from sin) today and trust in Jesus alone, and God will grant you the gift of everlasting life. Then read your Bible daily and obey it.
In other words, it’s a gospel tract. It’s put out by a former child actor who found Jesus, and now wants to share the good news by tricking not very bright people into thinking they’ve just come into a million bucks. Which anyone could have discovered in about 30 seconds on Google. But instead of telling this guy that’s he’s just the latest low IQ victim of former Growing Pains star Kirk Cameron and his zeal for Christ, Frankel pretends to take him seriously. He then ridicules him by writing as if the man’s abysmal ignorance is not only commendable, but puts him right up there with Henry Ford and Thomas Edison.
He had set out to discover the truth of his find. Months trickled by. He kept searching. The answer seemed just out of reach. But he felt he was closing in. You could laugh it off as a quixotic quest — except for the way he went about it. No short cuts. No scams. He moved with deliberation, like a man aware of the stakes.
Deliberation? Yeah, like this guy can even spell the word. Deliberation? You talkin’ ’bout when we rise up and kill all de honkies?
Frankel praises his ignorance as a “restless curiosity about the world”:
The idea of a search suited Rodney, a high school dropout who retains a restless curiosity about the world. He is the type of person who tries piecing together how a new neighborhood gas station makes its money; who wants to know how the Internet is changing people’s lives, yet rarely has sat at a computer; who slips several coins into a charity donation box at a fast-food place, then wonders aloud if his money really goes to a good cause.
Or, as HBD puts it:
I can just imagine him explaining this aspect of his personalilty to the reporter. “I’m jus’ tha type of brutha’ that gotta know. Like this one time I was at Mikeedees and dey had this little box, you know, for da kids? And yea, I gave’em a few pennies but then I akst the cashier you know, be that money really goin’ to da kids? I jus’ gotta know.”
So the “odyssey” begins. Rodney Dukes was convinced the bill was real, and that he was a rich man. His wife tried to tell him it was fake, but he wouldn’t listen. He asked his dad, who thought it was probably legit. He asked some other old men, who knew things, because they “had been around”, and they agreed it sure looked real. He took the bill to a bank teller and asked her about it. The teller, no doubt an affirmative action hire, was clueless. All she knew was that she had never seen one before. He went to the St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank, but the security guards told him they don’t deal with customers, only other banks. But one of the guards did give him a pamphlet from the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. So in June he scraped together some money and mailed it off to the Bureau, registered mail, no doubt insured for a million dollars.
Then he waited. And he waited. And he waited some more. By October he started to get worried at the lack of a response, although he was starting to believe that it was good news, and the people at the Bureau were just taking their time because they couldn’t figure out how a man on the street came into possession of one of these rare bills. But finally he got tired of waiting, and took action. He went to federal court and filed a handwritten lawsuit demanding the return of his million dollar bill. The judge threw the suit out, calling it “incoherent.” So he refiled it, and the judge threw it out again. He filed suit a third time, and it was thrown out again.
Finally, Rodney Dukes has his first sensible idea. He (and evidently the reporter) goes to the library to see what he can find out. He can’t figure out how to use the computers, so a clerk runs some internet searches for him. He finds a story about a fake million dollar bill being deposited at a bank, but it had Grover Cleveland’s picture, and Rodney’s has Rutherford B. Hayes, so no worries. And when the clerk can’t find any reference to the US government ever printing a million buck note, but also can’t find anything that definitely says they never have, Rodney keeps hope alive.
Finally he gets a letter from the Bureau by registered mail. They returned the bill, and informed him that it was worthless play money. But he gives it one last shot. He takes it to a local coin store, where he is again informed that it’s not real. And so the “odyssey” ends, and Rodney Dukes, tireless hunter for truth, has his answer.
And the St. Louis Post Dispatch makes a fool out of him by publishing this long article so the whole city can laugh at him. They also publish a note along with the article:
The Post-Dispatch learned of Rodney Dukes’ efforts to discover whether his $1 million bill was real from federal court filings in late September. Reporter Todd C. Frankel spent more than two months following Dukes on his odyssey. As with any news story, Frankel avoided interfering with the course of events, so that the story could unfold as naturally as possible.
So this reporter spent over two months “following Dukes on his odyssey”? And he refused to spill the beans to this pathetic person because that would violate journalistic ethics or some hogwash like that? What a load of BS. Instead they turn him into the laughing stock of St. Louis. That’s incredible.
No one should make fun of someone because they’re not very bright, but it’s even more cruel to pretend that an ignoramus is a genius. The Rodney Dukes’ of the world have it tough enough already without some reporter yanking their chains just to get a story. This is pathetic and inexcusable.
There’s an article in Rodney Dukes’ “odyssey” alright. Every paper in America should be publishing piece after piece wondering just what kind of future America can look forward to when it’s not only filling up with millions more people like Rodney Duke, but pandering and groveling to them at every opportunity. It’s bad enough that a man as ignorant as Rodney Dukes is allowed to vote, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. We’re actively destroying our nation and its institutions in the “odyssey” to raise the millions of Rodney Dukes in America to our level, in the never ending “hunt for equality” that is going to end as fruitlessly as Rodney Dukes’ “hunt for the truth” did.
No, not the KKK kind; the patronizing, “black peoples’ problems are all white peoples’ fault” kind. He’s also someone who would rather make a complete fool of himself than face reality, because he’s afraid liberals might call him a racist.
If you want to know why the Republican Party is dying, and will soon be extinct, just watch Crowder’s latest video, (at the bottom of this post) which is all about how the once great city of Detroit became a wasteland. Crowder says he had to make the video because all Americans need to see what happened to Detroit, and more importantly, to understand why it happened, before it happens to the entire country.
So far, so good. Certainly, Detroit should be a warning to all of us. But, as you might’ve guessed with a PC neocon like Crowder on the job, things quickly went downhill from there. He makes a complete jackass of himself by blaming everything he can think of, tossing out every “conservative” platitude he’s ever heard, to explain the nightmare Detroit has become.
Except, of course, the people of Detroit. Oh, Lord no. Black people are never responsible for how they live. They don’t create their own situations; life is just something that’s done to them by other people, usually white liberals, in Crowder’s worldview. (If he were a liberal, what happened to Detroit would be white conservatives’ fault.) Blacks are just helpless pawns of forces beyond their control. Because Crowder’s not a racist or anything. He believes we’re all equal, except that blacks have no responsibility or accountability for their own lives.
He starts off by blaming “leftists”, because “every mayor since 1961 has been a liberal.” Hey Steve, here’s a little tip for ya. There are a whole bunch of places in America that are run by “leftists”, and have been for a long, long time. Places like Boston, New York City, Berkeley, San Francisco, Chicago, the states of Minnesota, Oregon, Washington, etc. But none of these places look like Detroit. So blaming “leftists” and “liberal mayors” doesn’t quite cut it. Granted, there are pockets in all of these places that look like Detroit, and guess what else these pockets have in common with Detroit, Steve? That’s right; they’re populated by almost nothing but blacks, that’s what. Yeah, “leftists” destroyed Detroit the same way “leftists” rioted after the Rodney King verdict. Uh-huh, “liberals” are to blame…and Louis Farrakhan heads up the “Liberal” Muslims.
Then he goes on to say that the problem started with the white mayor in 1965, and the white president, LBJ, and the Model Cities program, because it poured hundreds of millions of dollars into Detroit. Normally, pouring hundreds of millions of dollars into an area doesn’t cause it to become a wasteland, but Steven Crowder has an explanation for that, too. See, government money leads to government regulations, and that destroyed Detroit. (This is the same genius who just a few weeks back made a video calling for vouchers for private schools!) Yes, apparently when DC gave hundreds of millions of dollars to Detroit, there were some pretty onerous strings attached. Black people didn’t want to abandon their buildings, turn them into dope dens and whore houses, and burn them down. They were just following the regulations from DC, and you know how crazy those white liberals are.
He then says that even though Detroit schools get more money per pupil than the average American public school, only 28% of them graduate, and “a Detroit student has a higher chance of ending up in prison than graduating high school.” Because, as any good PC neocon will tell you, a life of crime is something that just sorta happens when it comes to black people. They just “end up” in prison, somehow, by “chance.”
Next up is one of his favorite targets — the “oh so powerful teacher’s unions” who have “failed the students.” Yes, the teacher’s unions, and rules about student teacher ratios and opposition to “merit based pay” have turned Detroit into an urban jungle. And, one more time, like some sort of idiot savant, Crowder again blames the lack of vouchers for the nightmare that Detroit has become. Just two minutes ago he told us that government money and all the strings that are attached to it are bad for cities, but somehow government funding is just terrific for private schools. He’ll say anything, no matter how idiotic or contradictory, rather than face the fact that Detroit is the way it is because that’s how blacks live when left to their own devices.
The next part is a real doozy. In a thirteen minute video on the ruins of Detroit, Crowder spends over four minutes blaming the United Auto Workers union. It was their greed and the Obama bailouts that that played a huge role in the destruction of Detroit, according to him. This whole video is incredibly ignorant, but this part really takes the cake. Evidently Crowder thinks that all these abandoned and rotted out buildings that make Detroit look like a war zone just fell apart in the last couple years, after the automakers started talking about bankruptcy, and then got bailouts from DC. (Well, most of the buildings, that is. He’ll grant that a few collapsed in 1965-1970 under the white mayor, and the teacher’s unions have been going around torching some, too.)
As anyone with half a brain knows, these ruins have been around for a long, long time. Detroit was a hell hole even when the automakers were raking in money hand over fist selling SUVs in the 1990s, and for decades before that. And Steve, why don’t you head out to Camden, NJ or East St. Louis, IL, and do a report about those cities? Because they look a lot like Detroit, only smaller, and they’ve never been part of the auto industry. What’s up with that, Steve? And you know something else? Very few places in the world have vouchers or “school choice”, and yet students in those places still manage to thrive. Many of them are in Europe, others in Asia. How do these nations rank so well in education if it’s all about “school choice”, Steve? Come to think of it, aren’t you always going on about the massive socialism in Europe, and what a huge tax burden Europeans face? Well if government spending and onerous taxes destroyed Detroit, why doesn’t Sweden look like that? Or Norway? Or France? At the end of the video, you blame “government bureaucrats” for destroying what used to be considered one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Aren’t European nations famous for their massive bureaucracy? So tell us again why Europe doesn’t look like Detroit — they’ve been “leftist” and “liberal” from way before 1965.
Crowder is not only ignorant; he’s flat out dishonest. Unbelievably, outrageously dishonest. He babbles on about government bureaucrats and teacher’s unions turning Detroit into a wasteland, and spends an incredible third of his video trying to blame the UAW. And the entire time, he never even mentions the black riots of 1943 which led to the first great wave of whites fleeing the city, nor the black riots of 1967, which finally pushed the remaining whites over the edge, and were the final nail in the coffin of Detroit. Nor does he mention the Great Migration, which was the beginning of the end for Detroit. He can’t talk about these things, because he’s a good little PC neoconservative, who believes there are no real differences between whites and blacks. So he can’t even mention the elephant in the burned out living room — when Detroit was the richest city in America, and one of the grandest in the world, it was a white city, and when it became a black city, it turned into hell on earth. Just like East St. Louis. And Camden, NJ. And South Central Los Angeles. And Haiti, etc., etc.
Watch the video, and see for yourself just how spineless, brainless and irrelevant contemporary conservatism has become. The Republican Party and its mindless cheerleaders like Steven Crowder don’t have much of a future at all. Pretty much everything in America is coming down to race, and these cowards not only won’t talk about it, they make fools of themselves lying about it.
Parents in Detroit are calling for their kids’ teachers to be imprisoned for their low test scores. And, frankly, it’s hard to argue with their logic if you believe that there are no differences in average intelligence between the races. We’ve tried everything we know how to do, no matter how costly or ridiculous, and the black/white achievement gap just keeps on chugging along like the Energizer bunny, even when adjusted for income, family status, etc. Everyone swears up and down that black kids are just as smart as white kids, but the average black kid graduates from high school 4 grade levels behind the average white kid. If we’re all equal, this can only be the result of some criminal mischief. Even “conservative” Newt Gingrich says that closing the Achievement Gap is THE civil rights issue of the 21st century. If that’s true, then why shouldn’t teachers go to jail if their black students do poorly in school, as it’s a violation of their civil rights?
Detroit parents want DPS teachers, officials jailed over low test scores
Bobb asking for 100,000 volunteer hours to help children with reading
Santiago Esparza / The Detroit News
Detroit — Impassioned parents demanded jail time for educators and district officials Saturday following the release of test scores that showed fourth- and eighth-graders had the worst math scores in the nation.
City students took the National Assessment of Educational Progress test this year, and 69 percent of fourth-graders scored below the basic level in math and 77 percent of eighth-graders scored below basic.
The Detroit scores on the progress test were the lowest in its 40-year history. The sample of students included 900 of Detroit’s 6,000 fourth-graders and 1,000 of the district’s 6,000 eighth-graders.
Sharlonda Buckman, CEO of the Detroit Parent Network, called for jailing and civil lawsuits against anyone in the city’s educational system that is not doing his or her share to help properly educate children.
“Somebody needs to go to jail,” she said in a tearful address to 500 parents gathered Saturday for the organization’s annual breakfast forum. “Somebody needs to pay for this. Somebody needs to go to jail, and it shouldn’t be the kids.”
Detroit Public Schools Emergency Financial Manager Robert Bobb told the crowd the test scores weren’t the result of children who were incompetent or parents who didn’t care. He blamed the scores on the district not doing its job.
“This is an abysmal failure,” Bobb said. “It is not the fault of our kids individually, and it is not the fault of our kids collectively. It is not the kids’ fault. It is the adults’ fault. It is a failure of leadership.”
The scores were so low that DPS parent Tonya Allen said she thinks students could have stayed home and done just as badly on the tests.
“No other city in the history of this test has done this bad,” said Allen, a founding member of the 7-year-old network. “They could have took this test in French and done just as bad.”
Celia Huerta, also a DPS parent, said the scores show how much work is needed in the schools.
“I am hoping and praying there will be investments in the schools, but I am not seeing it,” she said. “Our kids are smart, the problem is the way they are being taught.”
Bobb said he is going to announce a new reading initiative Monday in which he will be calling for 100,000 volunteer hours to help children with reading. Reading was one of the reasons cited for the low math scores.
This is what we get for 50 years of telling blacks that their problems are all white people’s fault.
And are there really 100,000 adults in Detroit who could serve as reading tutors?
Are there even 100,000 people in Detroit who are functionally literate?
Ah, politically correct conservatives…they may be dumb, but they’re persistent. They hate themselves for being white, and they hate even more the fact that their movement is entirely white, so they’re always desperately searching for a black hero to get behind to prove they’re not racist. A few months ago, it was Harry Alford. He was being called a hero and praised to the sky by conservatives, and they were expressing the hope that he would run for office.
Readers of this blog know that didn’t turn out too well.
But the true mark of a PC conservative is that they never, ever learn, and just keep coming back for more. The Tea Parties were about 99.999999% white affairs, but black buffoon Lloyd Marcus became the public face of the protests, simply because he’s black. Political jungle fever seems to be an incurable condition. Just as in Tom Wolfe’s great novel, Bonfire of the Vanities, the DA was always searching for The Great White Defendant to prove he wasn’t a racist, neocons and GOP cheerleaders are always looking for the The Great Colored Conservative to prove they’re not racists, no matter how many times they make fools of themselves.
Now they’ve got another one, and they’re once again wetting their pants with anticipation that this time, He Might Really Be The One. The latest Black Messiah whom PC conservatives think will part the blue sea, cause millions of black and brown people to start voting GOP, and lead them into the Promised Land is Allen West. A former Army Officer (can anyone say Affirmative Action?) who has had never held any sort of public office, West is now running for Congress. And before he’s even been elected or served a day in Congress, the PC conservatives are already hoping he’ll one day be president.