Monday, August 20, 2012

Similarities Between the Periods of 1860 and 2012, Part 3

The modern Democrat party does not believe in the equality of the races as evidenced by their support for a perpetual class of state welfare supported poor, quotas thru affirmative action legislation and even the concept of diversity.   Conservative talk show host Jim Quinn equated the modern system rewarding welfare queens to have children on Government Medicaid, feeding them with Government food stamps and housing them in Government housing projects with that of the system of slavery on the Southern plantations.  He was roundly criticized for being insensitive but W.E.B DuBois and philosopher José Miranda speak of a situation in which a man is technically free, but is chained by internalized oppression. DuBois refers to this metaphysical barrier as "double consciousness" in his landmark book The Souls of Black Folk, where Miranda says that those in poverty develop a "false consciousness," where "people's very ideals are fabricated from within," reinforcing what he believes to be "the most perfect type of slavery there has ever been: that of not only not knowing that one is a slave, but of holding as an ideal of life a situation which objectively is slavery." (Derrick Braziel,  Affirmative action quotas support the concept that minorities cannot compete on credentials and ability alone and require government dictated avenues of opportunity in proportion to their population percentage without regard for color blindness.  Some universities have migrated away from these quotas for admissions but recently this perverse idea has found its proponents demanding that the Navy SEALS pursue a quota of minorities.  Would national security be secondary to or furthered by diversity?  But while “African-American” communities commonly advocate supporting black businesses and boycotting others and still promote separate organizations like the NAACP and the United Negro College Fund and the Congressional Black Caucus, similar organizations for whites are prohibited by legal statute as racist. 

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