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How The Liberal Welfare State Destroyed Black America

When President Lyndon Johnson in 1964 launched the so-called War on Poverty, which enacted an unprecedented amount of antipoverty legislation and added many new layers to the American welfare state, he explained that his objective was to reduce dependency, “break the cycle of poverty,” and make “taxpayers out of tax eaters.” Johnson further claimed that his programs would bring to an end the “conditions that breed despair and violence,” those being “ignorance, discrimination, slums, poverty, disease, not enough jobs.” Of particular concern to Johnson was the disproportionately high rate of black poverty. In a famous June 1965 speech, the president suggested that the problems plaguing black Americans could not be solved by self-help: “You do not take a person who, for years, has been hobbled by chains and liberate him, bring him up to the starting line in a race and then say, ‘you are free to compete with all the others,’” said Johnson.

  • ntt1

    yes the state has infantilized the blacks made the ghettos worse and destroyed the core family apart from that it has been a total success so let’s throw more money at it ,
    it is exactly what the state has done to the indians here, they are starting to commit mass suicides in the face of the complete hopelessness the indian act has bound them into, the indians are also self defeating in the pursuit of a magical-mythical history that never existed much as blacks do with the made up names and cartoon reinterpretations of african lore.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      I have an image of 1979 England.
      It doesn’t exist anymore.
      Gotten on with my life.
      And we will build Jerusalem in Canada’s green and pleasant land.

      • ntt1

        Yes getting on does seem to be the root of it, might help the beleaguered Quebecois too.

  • But people choose to go on it.

    That is sad.

  • jack burns

    And black America didn’t even need any help, not any more than black Haiti did. .

  • Gary

    Look what the Democrats did to Detroit. Now take a look at Toronto that has driven out manufacturing jobs with higher taxes while it now has a Welfare Industrial Complex for ” refugees ” on top of the 200,000+ immigrants per year parachuting in to cause the crisis in Rental units while the houses now top $1,000,000.00 for a detached two storey brick family dwelling .
    20 years ago I told a co-worker that Toronto will become a City for the rich and those in poverty/Gov housing while most good jobs are in the Public sector to drive up the Debts for Toronto and Ontario.
    Detroit City has lots of retired Managers now getting over $100,000.00 a year thanks to generous salaries where the Pension was just a generous on top of the Benefits which the taxpayers funded .

  • mauser 98

    LBJ also said….

  • Kell

    “You do not take a person who, for years, has been hobbled by chains and liberate him, bring him up to the starting line in a race and then say, ‘you are free to compete with all the others,’” —-
    Well, you don’t wait 50 years to try to convince them its everyone elses fault, either! You don’t wait to lose TRILLIONS and generations of failed families, lives, schools, neighborhoods, cities and maybe a country to force them to man the fuck up and take care of their own shit or get out of the fucking way, either!!! And you certainly don’t blame the descendants of 500,000 white men and boys who died to free them for their lack of success or willingness to even try!