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LBJ's Great Society: 40 Years Later. How has it ruined America and Enslaved The Black Community? So why is Obama pushing even more of the same?

MarinerFH 2011/02/25 02:40:29
Related Topics: NAACP, Obama, Poverty, Congress
1964 was a very busy year for Lyndon Johnson.
First he rammed through Congress the Tonkin Gulf Resolution, giving him
war powers in Vietnam. Next he signed into Law the now famous or
infamous, depending on ones political slant, Civil Rights Act. He called
this ambitious undertaking his "Guns and Butter" program.

The first
part of this equation to go sour was the war effort. Johnson treated the
war like a political problem that he could solve by twisting the arms
of Ho and Giap the same way he had got things done in the Senate for so
many years. When this strategy failed to produce results he next tried
to micro-manage the war from the Oval Office as if it were a giant chess
game with our troops as the pawns. He went so far as to select bombing
targets and to turn missions on and off like a switch with a
carrot-on-a-stick approach to entice Ho to the peace table.

Meanwhile on
the home front, with his Great Society and War on Poverty programs, he
was socially engineering our country into a welfare state
while funding a
military adventure overseas. When asked by a reporter if it was
fiscally prudent to fund a war effort and his social programs at the
same time he replied, "Heck yeah man, we're rich".


When Cronkite abandoned him on National TV, as he strolled
through the ancient city of Hue with his battle helmet and somber
intonations that we were mired in a quagmire and that it was time to
seek peace, (code word for surrender), with honor, Johnson folded up
like a wet tissue, tucked his tail between his legs, and slinked off
back to his ranch in Texas.


As bad as his failure in Vietnam proved to be, the results of
his Great Society Programs were far more insidious, deadly and injurious
to our Nation's psyche.


The mammoth social welfare entitlement programs
that streamed out of Washington did more damage to the fabric of our
society than any number of Vietnams could have done. The irony is, that
the segment of our society that it meant to help, was the one that was
most grievously harmed. Of all those who fell victim to the welfare
mentality, none suffered more than the black communities.



In the fifties, although blacks were still struggling for equal
oppertunities and were on the low end of the economic ladder, the black
family was for the most part strong and stable. Two parent families were
the rule, not the exception. They attended church together, had strong
moral values, and did not comprise a majority of the prison population.
Compare that to the present state of the black community after 40 years
of Liberal Socialism.
Our prisons are disproportionably black, unwed
mothers and single parent families are the rule, black youths without a
strong male role model other than rap stars and basketball players, roam
the streets and are drawn into a culture of drugs and crime.


The following statistics are provided by Star Parker's Coalition of Urban Renewal, (CURE).






*60 percent of black children grow up in fatherless homes.

*800,000 black men are in jail or prison.

*70 percent of black babies are born to unwed mothers.

*Over 300,000 black babies are aborted annually.

*50 percent of new AIDS cases are in the black community.

*Almost half of young black men in America's cities are
neither working nor in school. What we have here is a ticking time bomb
waiting to explode!







What was the message of the social
programs that came out of LBJ's Great Society?

One of the most
devestating to the family was that if an unwed woman became pregnant,
moved out of the home of her parents, did not name or know who the
father was, then Big Daddy in Washington would provide for all her
essential needs. Ergo she no longer needed a husband or the support of
her family. In fact, the more children she had out of wedlock, the more
money she would receive from the government.

This program was the death
knell for many families, especially in the black community.
Unfortunately many black men saw this as the best of all possible
worlds. They could father as many children as they wanted, from multiple
women, without ever having to accept the responsibility of fatherhood.
Many women rejected marriage in favor of a boyfriend who could slip in
the back door and not jeopardize her government check.

In this
dysfunctional culture why would education be important? Why seek an
education only to have to compete for a good job in the market place
when they could just hang around the neighborhood and have all of life's
amenities? In fact studying and getting good grades, for many blacks,
became a social stigma. They were called "Uncle Toms" and accused of
trying to act "white". Many blacks who had the potential to succeed gave
in to this pressure and opted for failure. After all they had the
perfect excuse. Did not the NAACP and race hustlers like Jesse Jackson
tell them that it was not their fault? That they were just innocent
"victims" of white racism?




This is the legacy of LBJ's Great Society.....compassion as defined by Liberalism.

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  • Gadfly2009 2011/02/25 02:46:03
    Gadfly2009
    +18
    That's PRECISELY what LBJ intended. When combined with his sudden support for Civil Rights (he'd been a leader in blocking civil rights for years,) he coopted the very people Democrats had overtly enslaved and/or oppressed for over 160 years. And now they vote 95% for the party that enslaved, lynched, horsewhipped, raped, bought, sold, etc. them.

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  • Billy Ray 2011/10/06 14:15:03
    Billy Ray
    +2
    There are several to thank for the problems facing america and the now ever so violent blacks.
    LBJ a MAJOR cause his "Social Programs" ruined america the Civil rights act actually went against whites resulting in reverse discrimination. I KNOW whites were fired from Jobs in factories like Chevrolet Body and their Jobs given to IGNORANT black women who couldn't read a tape measure. Our White schools once nice were ravaged by thug blacks who grew up in housing projects they came to the schools and litterally trashed them out assaulting teachers,White women teachers were fondeled and even RAPED by these thugs.
    the High School i attended as a child now has ARMED GUARDS inside AND OUTSIDE.
    the area was once beautiful homes the goverment took over huge apartment buildings giving them to blacks,now that area is a mecca for drugs and crime.Our kids come out of schools almost total IDIOTS,they can't spell or write a complete sentence. All the while more blame is place on the teachers and of COURSE the lowly White man. White men almost single handed built this country now we're the LOWEST thing on the totem pole!..Our kids disrespect their parents, Take note how many Grandparents are RAISING their grandkids because their Children only want to make them NOT TAKE CARE OF THEM. And it is O...

    There are several to thank for the problems facing america and the now ever so violent blacks.
    LBJ a MAJOR cause his "Social Programs" ruined america the Civil rights act actually went against whites resulting in reverse discrimination. I KNOW whites were fired from Jobs in factories like Chevrolet Body and their Jobs given to IGNORANT black women who couldn't read a tape measure. Our White schools once nice were ravaged by thug blacks who grew up in housing projects they came to the schools and litterally trashed them out assaulting teachers,White women teachers were fondeled and even RAPED by these thugs.
    the High School i attended as a child now has ARMED GUARDS inside AND OUTSIDE.
    the area was once beautiful homes the goverment took over huge apartment buildings giving them to blacks,now that area is a mecca for drugs and crime.Our kids come out of schools almost total IDIOTS,they can't spell or write a complete sentence. All the while more blame is place on the teachers and of COURSE the lowly White man. White men almost single handed built this country now we're the LOWEST thing on the totem pole!..Our kids disrespect their parents, Take note how many Grandparents are RAISING their grandkids because their Children only want to make them NOT TAKE CARE OF THEM. And it is ONLY going to get worse. Now the Blacks are wanting MONEY for being taken from the likes of AFRICA, With NO roads NO Hospitals,No Phones,NO Jobs,Hunger rampant,disease on every corner and they want PAID for being taken from that???. First of ALL the present day blacks havent went thru ANYTHING no more than presnt day whites drove wagons across the plains...We don't owe the black person SQUAT!.
    THey have been WELL PAID the Social programs they receive in a YEAR is Staggering!.
    Multiply this by nearly 50 YEARS!!!. ANd We OWE THEM!!??? PLEASE! Signed SICK of the Blacks!.
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  • GINGERBREAD 2011/03/08 02:46:31
    GINGERBREAD
    +1
    Ah yes, LBJ's War on Poverty. You would think that after 40 years, that we would have already won that stupid "WAR" But like every liberal plan, there always seem to have a string attatched. There is a joke about strings attatched but it's just too long to tell.
  • MarinerFH GINGERB... 2011/03/13 19:12:59
  • GINGERB... MarinerFH 2011/03/13 23:25:10
    GINGERBREAD
    +1
    LBJ's WAR on POVERTY created a whole lot of crooks and thieves both in and out of the government.
  • The Dude 2011/03/05 04:46:13
    The Dude
    Genocide! Pure and simple!!
  • MarinerFH The Dude 2011/03/05 17:45:01
  • doofiegirl BTO-t- BCRA-F ~... 2011/02/28 21:26:05
    doofiegirl  BTO-t- BCRA-F ~PWCM~
    +1
    There was a newspaper article attached to this,but I couldn't get it to transfer. It was the man's obituary.He was from New Orleans. Bob Uda sent me this


    Entrepreneur!

    It took me a couple of minutes to get it, but imagine,

    He's 25 and has 3 sons and 6 daughters

    NINE welfare recipients collecting $1500 each.....

    That equals $13,500 a month! Now add food stamps,

    Free medical, free school lunches, on and on and on.

    Now that, to me, is a real Entrepreneur.

    Now they will collect social security until they are 18!

    Do the math, that’s over $156,000.00 a year.

    Anybody out there sitting on their behinds while reading

    this message making that kind of money?

    And people wonder what is wrong with our country.
  • MarinerFH doofieg... 2011/02/28 23:27:58
  • Beer30 2011/02/28 00:59:21 (edited)
    Beer30
    +1
    The Great Society has been a massive ( and worthless ) multi-trillion dollar transfer of wealth.
    The percentage of citizens we consider 'poor' hasn't changed at all.
  • MarinerFH Beer30 2011/02/28 02:10:37
  • Beer30 MarinerFH 2011/02/28 13:57:53
    Beer30
    The percentage of people we consider below the Poverty Line is still about 15%.
    It hasn't changed in any significance since the day of LBJ.
  • nails 2011/02/26 22:56:16
    nails
    +1
    His name should be blotted out,or his way's of doin thing's should have been blotted out before
    they were allowed to be made Law.
  • MarinerFH nails 2011/02/27 00:21:55
  • nails MarinerFH 2011/02/27 02:13:51
    nails
    +2
    Well Marinerfh, LBJ laid out the framework on how to destroy a country of law and order.How to
    tear down our way of life that used to be. What one man has earned does belong to another.This
    is the land of plenty.As Ronald Reagan said,It's all their.For all of us.Take however much of it you
    need.Pull yourself up by your oun bootstrap's.The left does not want to adhere to such common
    sence.So LBJ,who laid this groundwork,was nothing more than a Kerry or Gore.LBJ thought he
    should have been the first on the Democratic ticket.Not Kennedy.And like all of these sorehead
    sissies who don't get their way.They come back with a vengence.Hence,BHO.
  • MarinerFH nails 2011/02/27 06:55:36
  • PLANETEATER 2011/02/26 05:22:17
  • Purple ... PLANETE... 2011/02/26 18:21:16
    Purple Pinto ~PWCM~JLA
    +2
    Why don't you stop the BS for a minute and try to comprehend the statistics and realities here? Has the plight of the poor or, specifically, the black community improved since LBJ's Great Society began? You can't possibly say yes.
  • MarinerFH Purple ... 2011/02/26 20:51:11 (edited)
  • PLANETE... Purple ... 2011/02/27 05:33:00
    PLANETEATER
    You mean the statistics cited in this article that have no correlation to welfare AT ALL? Like I said this KKK tainted screed has ZERO credibility. White people commit more crimes than blacks and Latinos combined based on the fact that whites are the majority population yet blacks and Latinos comprise the majority of prison inmates in America and whites receive more welfare than anybody else. GTFOH
  • Purple ... PLANETE... 2011/02/27 07:39:00
    Purple Pinto ~PWCM~JLA
    +1
    No, that's not what I said at all. I said cut your crap about the website and look at the realities of the Great Society's lack of success. It has not changed the plight of the poor for the better.
  • MarinerFH Purple ... 2011/02/28 02:11:29
  • jackolantyrn356 2011/02/26 04:12:58
    jackolantyrn356
    +3
    Great Society after 40 years is sppending 3 to 7 trillion dollars a year and is a sewer of people whose chikldren are drug addicts and uneducated because it is too white. It is a miserable and hiddious thing. There are no fathers and often no mothers in the Home abnd the Federal Government as guided by the Congress od Democrats.
  • Rockies Man 2011/02/26 03:20:01
    Rockies Man
    +2
    Because that is what liberals do and what liberalism has become. Liberalism now believes in failure, blame and keeping people dependent on more of the same so that they can maintain political power. the liberal dream is American's Orwellian nightmare.
  • Pegasis 2011/02/25 23:44:57 (edited)
    Pegasis
    +4
    About fifteen years ago I happened to be at a hospital where two daughters of a thirty year old woman were delivering their babies on the same day. The family was black, as were the babies' fathers. One daughter was fourteen and this was her first child. The other was sixteen and this was her second child, they had different fathers. So did all of the children of the young grandmother. The thirty year old grandmother was pleased to announce that now she could quit her job and get back on welfare, because, "I will have to take them to doctor appointments and such." Both daughters and their children were also to be on welfare while continuing to live with their mother/grandmother. Both daughters refused birth control; they were offered implants, pills, IUD's, etc. Said they heard that birth control caused cancer....

    A less than sensitive and non-PC taxpayer was heard to exclaim, "See? We're paying them to breed, and we have been for fifty years!" That remark bothered me for a long time; I thought it awfully ugly. Still do. But it is the truth.

    Another mother, white this time, was hysterical while speaking of her out of control fifteen year old daughter. The girl had just told her she didn't have to go to school or follow the household rules. All that she had to do was get pregnant and the state would give her a place to live and money to live on and she could then be on her own and do as she f---in' well pleased.

    Good job, LBJ!!
  • MarinerFH Pegasis 2011/02/25 23:48:24 (edited)
  • Billyk75 2011/02/25 23:08:11
    Billyk75
    +2
    Because he's stupid.
  • sue 2011/02/25 22:05:00
    sue
    +4
    tell me why aren't your fearless leader helping you? like Obama(he just wanted your vote) jesse jackson, rev ale sharpton they do a lot of complaining but not really doing anything to help. also they had the MLK march while glen beck was having a rally and where do you think the MLK niece was at? Glen becks rally speaking about MLK believe and dreams.I also believe to receive welfare you should have to do some kind of work, or community services or something to get them off the couches. they need to do something for the money they receive. when i got laid off from my job in 97 i got 6 months of unemployment and i asked how much do the welfare people get they said a year, i said i am unemployed and they are unemployed why do they get more time to find a job and her responce was you actually were in the work force, they never worked. i think it time they did their fair share of taking on the work load.
  • MarinerFH sue 2011/02/25 23:50:47
  • nails sue 2011/02/27 16:02:46
    nails
    +1
    I agree with you sue.Good luck with your last sentence becomming a reality.
  • MarinerFH nails 2011/02/28 02:13:26
  • nails MarinerFH 2011/02/28 03:02:01
    nails
    It became Major lay back time when they put him in charge.
  • SunnyOne 2011/02/25 22:04:39
    SunnyOne
    Ah, more Freeper insanity.

    The majority of welfare recipients in the U.S. are WHITE women. Where are the complaints that it has ruined and enslaved the white community??

    The conservative solution is to 1) eliminate welfare and 2) force women to have children against their will, which will REALLY destroy the black community.
  • sue SunnyOne 2011/02/25 22:10:17 (edited)
    sue
    +2
    no we don't want to get rid of welfare so stop your junk. We want welfare not be to be a generation thing where they mothers on welfare then comes the daughter and their daughter and so on....
    How about these women be held responsible for their acts. Sex is responsiblity , if they want to be responsible then go on birth control there is no reason for anyone these days to have a unwanted child with all the choices they get to stop it.
  • SunnyOne sue 2011/02/25 22:11:47
    SunnyOne
    Then don't make it difficult for women to get access to birth control and abortions.
  • MarinerFH SunnyOne 2011/02/25 23:54:45
  • sue SunnyOne 2011/02/26 05:06:17
    sue
    +2
    how about free thats what it is for welfare women
  • MarinerFH sue 2011/02/25 23:54:19
  • MarinerFH SunnyOne 2011/02/25 23:53:38
  • SunnyOne MarinerFH 2011/02/26 00:29:09
    SunnyOne
    I wasn't referring to race percentages, but to total numbers. Since the end of slavery, the percentage of blacks living in poverty has been much greater than that of whites.
  • MarinerFH SunnyOne 2011/02/26 01:08:16

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