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?
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.
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.
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).
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.
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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