Oakland is cutting police officers due to budget cuts. East Saint Louis is cutting police officers due to budget cuts. Both cities overwhelmed by violence and crime of a certain variety that have an eroding tax base no longer capable of maintaining an already porous infrastructure.
Food stamp usage sits at 40.8 million people, however funding for this program is in jeopardy of being diverted to pay for other, more pressing matters:
Some Democrats are upset and advocacy groups are outraged over the raiding of the food-stamp cupboard to fund a state-aid bailout that some call a gift to teachers and government union workers.
House members convened Tuesday and passed the multibillion-dollar bailout bill for cash-strapped states that provides $10 billion to school districts to rehire laid-off teachers or ensure that more teachers won’t be let go before the new school year begins, keeping more than 160,000 teachers on the job, the Obama administration says.
But the bill also requires that $12 billion be stripped from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, commonly known as food stamps, to help fund the new bill, prompting some Democrats to cringe at the notion of cutting back on one necessity to pay for another. The federal assistance program currently helps 41 million Americans.
A recent study on food stamp usage showed that 9/10 of Black children will be clients of this program by the time they are 20, which highlights the disproportionate racial allocation of this tax-payer supported entity:
In one of the most dramatic examples I’ve seen of the true reach of hunger in the United States, a new report released this week by Washington University in St. Louis researchers found that 90 percent of black children will be clients of the national Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP/Food Stamps) at least once by the time they turn 20…
Looking at race, marital status and education simultaneously, children who are black and whose head of household is not married with less than 12 years of education have a cumulative percentage of residing in a food stamp household of 97 percent by age 10.
US Department of Labor shows Black unemployment at 15.6 percent (just imagine what this number will be once the Federal Government starts hemorrhaging jobs), with a report published by DiversityINC magazine proclaiming that ¼ of Black people are underemployed. Black teenage unemployment and recent graduate unemployment is much worse.
The percentage of unemployable Black people has never been quantified, though the discrepancies in education and income between white and Black people should offer a glimpse into what that number might be (remember the median net worth for a single Black female is $5 dollars).
A fascinating study on the disparity between Black and white people can be found here, but to put it bluntly:
The wealth gap between white and African-American families became a giant chasm over the last generation, more than quadrupling during an era of bank deregulation, according to a study released Wednesday by Brandeis University’s Institute on Assets and Social Policy. Excluding home equity, white families now have a median net worth of $100,000, up from $22,000 in 1984. African-American families have a net worth of $5,000, up from around $2,000. One in four black families has no assets at all.
With this news in hand, we come to this story out of Atlanta, Georgia, where thousands upon thousands of Black people (pictures of this monochromatic event can be found here) lined up for public assistance help:
A crowd of people hoping to get federal housing assistance became unruly Wednesday morning with reports of fights breaking out in the crowd.
Thousands of people were lined up at the Tri-Cities Plaza shopping center, hoping to apply for a voucher from the East Point Housing Authority that will give them a discount on their rent.
People began lining up at the shopping center two days ago, and by Wednesday morning the crowd had grown to over several thousand people. East Point police, some wearing riot helmets, were patrolling the area. Firefighters and EMTs were attending to people who were overheating in the sun. Police from College Park, Hapeville, Fulton County and MARTA assisted in crowd control.
Felecia McGhee told the AJC she arrived around 6:30 a.m. Wednesday. She said the major problem began when people started breaking into the line and officials started moving the areas where they were handing out applications. She said she saw at least two small children trampled when the crowd rushed the building where the applications were to be handed out.
“It’s a real mess out here,” she said.
East Point Police Sgt. Cliff Chandler said most of those treated were suffering from heat-related illnesses. He did not have a total number of people treated but knew of at least a half-dozen cases. He said a toddler was treated earlier in the morning for “some type of seizure.” He estimated the crowd at 8,000 to 10,000.
Recall that in 2009, Black people to the tune of 50,000 strong lined up in Detroit over the mere rumor of stimulus checks being passed out:
An estimated 50,000 residents of Detroit filed into Cobo Hall convention center on Wednesday seeking assistance to pay utility bills and keep from being evicted from their homes. City officials, who expected around 3,000 people to apply for the aid, were overwhelmed by the turnout.
In a scene reminiscent of the crowds of jobless workers who lined up for free soup during the Great Depression, a queue of tens of thousands of workers and unemployed people wound around the downtown arena. Young mothers pushing baby carriages, disabled workers in wheelchairs, senior citizens and throngs of young workers and youth stood for hours waiting. Many had slept on the streets the previous evening to be the first served.
Black Run America (BRA) will implode on itself, this much is certain. The United States is hopelessly bankrupt and can no longer make tribute payments to pacify the Black population festering in a sea that is anything but tranquil.
BRA’s collapse will happen swiftly and quickly, with the speed of an uncontrollable zombie contagion, once the government can no longer make payments necessary to maintain peace in economically non-viable areas. Even CNN reports on the threat of power outages across the United States and the possibility of rioting.
It should come as no surprise that SBPDL cannot stop smiling at the speed and rapidity of the developments transpiring in BRA, conspiring quite publicly to bring the whole rotten system crashing down.
It was always unsustainable, and now, with recent developments transpiring across the nation (Omar Thornton, Shirley Sherrod come to mind) many people are beginning to realize just how powerful the coalition that maintains BRA is, yet the stunning lack of funds to maintain this alliance shows just how fragile it truly is in the end.
There has never been reason to despair. Never. The time for holding false illusions of what the United States once was and the desire to return that state are over.
In the end, we should have known all along that Black Run America was economically sustainable. Only through greater taxation could this model continue, and a movement is afoot across the nation that has usurped the age-old idea of supplying Boston harbor with tea.
Yes, the Tea Party – though they deny being racist – stand counter to any demands of raising taxation, united in keeping onerous levels of taxes to a minimum.
The election of Mein Obama has created a stalemate for Black people. Though they support him with near monolithic numbers and look upon him as a God-king (he’ll pay my mortgage!), the truth is he presides over the dissolution of BRA.
Black people will turn on Barry soon, once those great expectations of his administration leveling a playing field that nature and nurture have no intention over ever leveling, come to a crashing end.
We may not know what the future holds, but current events provide ample evidence that something extraordinary is on the horizon.
BRA could never be defeated by legislation (the judicial system would have struck down any law questioning the dominance of Black omnipotence), nor by an elected official.
Only through hubris could what is about to happen, ensue.
It is to all of you reading this blog and who might come across it at some, unknown future date that this simple refrain be remembered: courage is the ultimate ally against the forces of BRA, especially as the center begins to unravel.
Cities with high crime zones that require constant police surveillance will be the first to cut funding for these programs. Just like in Oakland and East St. Louis. Few states are in the black financially; those that are not have difficult choices to make concerning the allocation of dwindling funds. When states go bankrupt, payments to Black people end.
When these payments end, you’ll see situations like the Section 8 riot in Atlanta replicated everywhere.
Those who can see know exactly what is happening. It is up to you, dear reader, to become leaders in your community. In the end, that is all we can do, save swimming out past the breaker and watch the world die.
And of course, we know that is what BRA wishes would occur.’
The chaos in Atlanta can be found here.
If one has been following this site since the beginning, you have witnessed a solid 14 months of stories that make up the bulk of Stuff Black People Don’t Like.
We have brought to light many stories that highlight a growing sense of unease throughout the United States and on a lighter note discussed the many peculiarities and idiosyncrasies of Black people through our numbered entries. Before we return to the latter and continue to chronicle the expanding list of SBPDL’s, please allow one quick observation.
Dude, Where’s My Car?, is a comedy that came out in 2001 and includes a few memorable scenes, most notably an attempted order at a Chinese restaurant that turns quickly into farce. Three friends attempt to satiate themselves with takeout fare, but the attendant taking their order continues to pester them with the query, “and then?” even after they have come to conclusion of their order:
Chinese Foooood Lady: And then?
Jesse: No “and then”!
Chinese Foooood Lady: And then!
This routine goes on and on for a number of minutes (watch it here), with the question always “and then?” greeting each part of their order, even when they have finished.
What is the point of bringing up an obscure reference from a largely forgotten 2001 comedy? Simply this: for Black Run America (BRA), there will always be the question of “and then?” after each attempt to ameliorate any negative predicament that Black people face and continually endure.
The past will always be exploited by Disingenuous White Liberals to its fullest potential to garner sympathy for the current sorrowful state of Black America and used to validate all present and persistent inequities that exist.
No matter the strides that have been made to eliminate all forms of racism toward Black people in every sector of American society (housing, jobs, acceptance to elite universities, loans, etc), Black people and their DWL-enablers will always ask the question and then? Indeed, it is now members of the dwindling and declining majority who face the state-sponsored discrimination.
If tomorrow a plan was approved by Congress to give every Black person reparations for slavery in the form of free housing (by either eliminating the remaining mortgage owed or providing new housing), free tuition at the college (regardless of their SAT/ACT/GPA scores) of their choice and a yearly stipend in the form of $20,000, even this gesture wouldn’t prove enough to serve as the collective mea culpa necessary to extirpate the sins of the past that DWL’s constantly dredge up.
There will always be an “and then?” accompanying any attempt of tribute offered to those currently wallowing in the avarice that white guilt provides.
There can be no peace and it is important that you understand any attempt at offering concessions will only intensify the “and then?” inquiry.
Even if every CEO of a Fortune 500 company was Black; even if every head coach of an NFL and major College Football program was Black; even if every elected official, judge and government employee in America was Black; even if every TV show featured only Black actors and actresses, well, even in this hypothetical situation, the question of “and then?” would still be asked.
“And then?” is what every company or college hears when they create a diversity or minority outreach program. “And then?” is the resounding question that will never cease, even if a bill were passed exonerating Black people from ever paying taxes again and if cops were precluded from ever bothering Black people again.
Like the Chinese takeout lady questioning the characters in the film Dude, Where’s My Car?, those who attempt to find commonality through compromise and atone for transgressions that transpired long ago will only be greeted with two words: “and then?”
What will 2042 look like, if demographic trends continue unabated? Regardless, the never-ending question of “and then?” will persist and pester that dwindling population of white people tasked with perpetuating the very system that brought about their displacement.
Something tells me that long before this celebratory date that would usher in a nation no longer majority white, someone is going to utter “no, ‘and then’.”
One must thank the once interesting, though quickly fading into irrelevancy website, Lewrockwell.com, for the details on the following story.
Side note: Always prepared to heap scorn on the evil intentions of the omnipotence state and its pernicious influence (SBPDL agrees the current state is insidious, for reasons completely opposite to what Lew Rockwell and his cohorts “publicly” proclaim it to be) Lew Rockwell and his friends bemoan the growing loss of freedom in America without admitting its obvious correlation to the rising levels of diversity that flourish here.
Cooperating with police presents a conundrum in the Black community. On one hand, snitching is looked down upon in the Black community though rates of Black-on-Black violence are reaching historic levels. Better to keep a brother out of jail and on the streets then maintain peace and civility, lest you desire being ostracized from the community for snitching. Or worse, offering aid and assistance to the enemy:
For committing an act of pure decency, three black women are being ostracized by many other black people. • On the night of June 29, Delores Keen, Renee Roundtree and Rose Dodson rushed outside Keen’s apartment after they heard gunshots. They discovered two Tampa police officers, David Curtis and Jeffrey Kocab, lying together on the ground. The officers had been shot. Dontae Morris, a 24-year-old black ex-convict, would be charged in the shootings.
Roundtree checked the officers’ pulses, and Keen dialed 911. The three women stayed with the dying officers until others arrived. The Hillsborough County Commission honored the women for trying to help the officers.
Since their identities were made public, the woman have been criticized by fellow blacks almost everywhere they go, walking down the street, at local social clubs and in stores.
Their sin, considered by many to be perhaps the worst in American black culture, was helping “the enemy” — the police. You are guilty of helping the enemy in two main ways: You give the police, or another authority, information about a black person who has committed or is suspected of having committed a crime, which is “snitching.” Or, as is the case with the three women, you physically aid and comfort police in distress, which is treated the same as snitching.
By trying to help the officers, Keen, Roundtree and Dodson showed, in the eyes of many, that they are not “authentically black.” They are traitors to their race.
“I even had an ex-friend call and say, ‘That was f—– up. You turned my boy in,’ ” Roundtree told the St. Petersburg Times of a response to her attempt to help the officers.
The snitching ethos, or code of silence, runs so deep that many blacks who snitch or assist morally struggle with their decisions. Many apologize, while others, having acted, offer history and background as to why blacks see the police as the enemy…
In an article for New York magazine, writer Stanley Crouch, who has been condemned for advocating snitching, nicely summed up the lunacy of the code of silence: “The greatest threat to black life and limb is not the police; it’s criminals in our community.”
He is right. Black criminals victimize their own people. And we help them. If we do not call the police, we deserve the mayhem and dysfunction we suffer. When we conceal the identity of a murderer, we endanger everyone. When we turn our backs on drug deals near our homes, we cheapen the rule of law and destroy social values. In addition to its self-destructiveness, the snitching ethos alienates us from others, putting us at odds with normal behavior.
Would a decent person walk away and refuse to assist a mortally wounded fellow human being — a police officer? Would a decent person condemn someone for helping a police officer?
Blacks have only themselves to blame for giving other people good reasons to hold them in contempt. The code of silence is corrosive in every way.
The code of silence which inhibits and restrains snitching in the Black community also stops Black people from cooperating with the police. Pensacola is home to another tragic story that could have easily been avoided had the Black teenager riding his bicycle merely responded to the police officers exhortations to stop.
This event happened last October and tragically the bicycle riding teenager sped away on his bike instead of obliging the police officers request to pull over. This failure to comply with the officer’s request resulted in his horrible death:
Late one night in October, a 17-year-old on a bike was chased by a police officer in a cruiser. When the boy refused to stop, the officer aimed his Taser out the driver’s window and fired. The boy fell off the bike and the cruiser ran over him, killing him…
It is unclear why Victor disobeyed the order to stop, but the teenager continued pedaling, trying to escape. Ard followed his every move, driving in and out of the wrong lane of traffic and up onto the sidewalk again. One minute and seven seconds into the chase Ard fired his Taser at Victor, who made a turn into a parking lot. About two seconds later, Victor fell to the ground and Ard ran over him.
Though Lew Rockwell’s website delivers an Ayn Rand-inspired right hand directly at this story as an example of police brutality, excessive force, Fascism and “death by government”, one can only read this story and ponder the outcome if young Victor Steen (the Black bike rider) had merely cooperated with the police officer?
Cooperating with the police, regardless of your perceived innocence, is always the best course of action when attempting to defuse a situation. Remember the story in Seattle of the Black woman who found this simple concept so difficult to grasp and decided to tempt fate by remaining defiant to the end?
Always, always cooperate with police, regardless if you believe you are innocent or unfairly singled-out for being a member of a racial group with an unfortunate propensity for committing crimes. The Economist recently ran a cover story on why America had such a high incarceration rate, reporting that right now 1 out of 9 young Black men fester behind the iron gates of prison.
Much of it has to do with the inability to cooperate with police and of course, the laws that govern civil behavior in America.
Chris Rock (The Wall Street Journal recently stated of him: “a comic routinely described as the planet’s funniest man, without any corroborating evidence for the claim”) put together a great video for Black people entitled: How Not to Get Your Ass Kicked by the Police.
This video offers good advice for members of every racial group in America.
In closing, cooperate with the police. Officers of the law have a thankless job and merely try and enforce the few rules left that maintain some level of decency in a decaying nation.
One has to wonder what the ideal state would look like as envisioned by those who write at Lew Rockwell’s website.The market would of course dictate everything, so would the “invisible hand” protect those living as mere economic units in this utopia from those whom the market denies such fruits of Austrian-Economic, Anarcho-Capitalistic, stateless sowing?