You see what you want to see, and hear what you want to hear
by Ziks511 - 10/11/13 8:28 PM
In Reply to: Does anybody find it ironic by TONI H
I neither see, nor hear those things when I watch the President speaking.
There is no equivalence between Black American Youth and Palestinian or Pakistani or Yemeni, or any other Arabic population. In the Middle East everything depends on your tribal affiliations, and the position held by your family in society. It is easy to radicalize a young Arab by telling him that his dreadful position is the fault of Israel, and the United States. There is a great acceptance of Conspiracy theories in the Arab world.
Among young Black Americans, who even with the educational difficulties they are presented with are far better educated than are Arabs about how Americans as a whole live, and what the Government does and doesn't do both at home and abroad. Some young blacks are lured into crime as the only game in town. The only source of income they may ever know. Some of them may well be happy about it, but I'd guess that to be a minority. Most of them would think they'd died and gone to heaven if an industry moved in close enough to their homes that they could easily commute to work and end up with a decent paycheque, and not a McJob or a WalMart below-the-poverty-line employment and the need for Food Stamps to make ends meet before the legislation was passed in the House to make Draconian cuts to Food Stamps .
But all the low skilled jobs have been shipped out of the country because the tax system doesn't penalize people who outsource. They should because every job exported means an American on Unemployment or Welfare or Worse. The Company reaps the benefit of lower cost production, but sells the products for a premium in the United States, and pays damned little in taxes, while the employees who should be working are being supported by the middle class taxpayer because the Tax Code is written to favour the Mitt Romney's of the Nation. 17% taxes when he knew he was going to have to release his return, and only one year's return released for fear of what the previous 9 years, or 25 years might reveal.
You're so in love with the business community that you can't and don't want to hold them to account for how they have strip mined the country and left little but wreckage in their wake. To you the men, and they are almost always men who have pursued this short sighted and malevolent agenda for the last 30+ years are Ayn Rand's Supermen, above mere good and evil, and allowed to do what they want without any criticism. A man who does away with another man's job is a criminal in my book. And a man who does away with entire communities' jobs is a vastly bigger crook. He's the man with his hands in your pockets, not the poor schmuck without a job, who needs help for himself, or whose wife needs help for herself and the kids.
But you prefer to exalt the criminals and blame those who have been robbed of their right to work. People have a right to expect that their jobs won't be given away to Vietnamese or Nicaraguan or Mexican factories when there is so much unemployment in the country. We're paying for everything twice. We pay for the imported goods that should be made at home and we pay to support the people whose jobs were shipped abroad. But the only one you blame is the guy who for no fault of his own was thrown out of work, or who never even got a chance to work.
You worship at a golden idol of Devil Take the Hindmost Capitalism and are too dazzled to see the appalling cost it levies on the nation.
It's the Best Catch there is, Catch 22, They ship your job away, and then everybody blames you for not working, and somehow they elevate the ******** who did away with your job into some Randian Pantheon of Great Men.
The Criminals are running the Economy, and you see them the way people saw Dillinger and Pretty Boy Floyd in the 30's. Well they were wrong to praise crooks then, and you're wrong to praise crooks now.
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