While the last piles of trash are being cleaned from the 50th anniversary fiesta at Martin Luther King’s famous “I Have A Dream” speech in Washington, AWD has been reflecting on how the dreams he had for America in his youth have been totally destroyed. What once was a promising America with limitless potential is now nothing more than an out of shape, punch-drunk fighter way past his prime tottering before the knockout blow. This is what’s become of America by embracing liberal ideals over the past 50 years.
It wasn’t supposed to be this way. AWD grew up in the late seventies. Life was simpler then. Families lived together. There was little divorce, it seemed. Racial relations were much better. AWD remembers having nearly as many black friends in high school as white. Of course, the families of my black friends were intact and my black friends either went to college, the military or work after graduation. Just like my white friends. As a “yoot,” AWD was (and is still) a huge fan of black music from the seventies. I would attend concerts by black groups like Cameo, Parliament-Funkadelic, Con Funk Shun, the Bar-Kays and many others. Often, my friends and I were the only white faces in the coliseum. Didn’t matter. Everyone came to party and dance. And we did. No problems, no fights or beat-downs, just civilized people having a great time at great concerts. What has become of those days? Gone forever!
America 2013 finds race relations worse than in any time in my memory. MLK dreamed of a day when his children would be judged on their character and not the color of their skin. I dream of the day when my children don’t have to carry concealed weapons lest they cross paths with violent black youth preying on the hated white crackas.
Fifty years of political correctness and government programs that begun under Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society have destroyed much of the black community. American taxpayers have spent trillions of dollars to right the wrongs of slavery and Jim Crow laws and set blacks on equal footings with other races. Certainly, no former slaves have been around for a long, long time. Anyone who ever experienced separate water fountains under Jim Crow is now in their seventies. But after 50 years of giving preferential hiring, college admission, welfare, Section 8 housing, food stamps, etc, black America has not come close to performing on the same levels of other races. Moreover, blacks commit the lion’s share of violent crimes and violent attacks on white people at the hands of black thugs are commonly reported every day. White on black crime is so rare that leftists and black racists had to invent a new racial category…White Hispanic…to find a white-on-black crime in America in the Trayvon Martin debacle. The trial of George Zimmerman proved without a doubt he was well within his rights to shoot the attacking Trayvon Martin.
This was not what AWD expected for his country in his youth! Black people didn’t randomly jump and beat white people. Nor did white people do the same. We got along. But that is all gone.
Somewhere along the way white liberals and their racial henchmen like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton realized they could control the black vote and make money by preaching victimization to the black community. The civil rights era that sought equality of opportunity has devolved into a cesspool of victimhood that seeks advantages and awards where none are warranted by performance. The race-card is thrown around so ubiquitously these days that AWD read a report today that said using white paper for school children is racist. The culture of victimhood knows no bounds and has become the absurd.
America 2013 is a disaster zone. The country known for putting men on the moon with nothing more than slide rulers is now for paying hundreds of millions of moochers to not work! America doesn’t send men to the moon anymore. China does. We hand out ObamaPhones. The values of hard work, self-reliance, sacrifice, education and morality have been torn asunder by value-less trash you wouldn’t want near your children. While most Americans cannot name their congressman, they can tell you all about Miley Cyrus twerking on the MTV awards. That is how low we’ve fallen.
A former Black Panther who is now a conservative once told AWD that he believes white America has embraced MLK’s color-blind society much more than blacks. I told him I agree. Most white people I know judge people on actions. But how can we ignore the actions of so many blacks who are violent thugs and commit the vast majority of violent crime in America while making up such a small percentage of the population? Look at any city where there are large majority of blacks. Without exception, they are violent hell-holes, dying from decent people of all races fleeing to safer areas and taking their taxes with them.
Is this what MLK dreamed? Did he dream that young blacks would lead the nation in school dropouts, illegitimacy rates, incarceration rates, violent crime commission, etc? Did he dream the goal of many too many black youths would be to become a rapper, gangster or a pimp? That black women would be commonly referred to as bitches and ho’s? If that was MLK’s dream, his statue should be immediately removed from Washington.
In Barack Obama’s 2013, AWD is evil. For one thing, I’m a white male enjoying so-called white privilege even though I have worked my ass off for whatever I have. By the laws of political correctness, I must uniformly accept every vile action of every other race or sexual deviancy in America without comment or I am a “racist” or some other name. Vile behavior that would have been widely castigated as perversion fifty years ago by all is now celebrated by the overlords of political correctness in the left. My earnings from hard work (not white privilege) is redistributed by a corrupt government in the form of welfare to buy votes for the Democrat Party. If I object on the basis of the need for self-sufficiency, AWD is called a greedy one-percenter. In actuality, I’m not even a greedy fifty-percenter! But tomorrow, I will be back in the mines slaving to pay for ObamaPhones for the moochers in America.
So the dream for America of AWD’s youth has turned into a full-fledged nightmare in 2013. A bankrupt, corrupt, divided, dying, once-great country destined for the dustbin of history. It’s happened before. It will happen again if political correctness and the claptrap of paying people not to work for votes is followed. Of course, this is nothing new. Alexis de Tocqueville said in the early 1800’s:
“The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public’s money.”
“A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the majority discovers it can vote itself largess out of the public treasury. After that, the majority always votes for the candidate promising the most benefits with the result the democracy collapses because of the loose fiscal policy ensuing, always to be followed by a dictatorship, then a monarchy.”
That day has come.
While white liberals and race-baiting civil-rights leaders blame the problems of black America on slavery, AWD asks this simple question: Who is the slave today? I work my ass off to provide public assistance (read: welfare) for moochers in America. What’s worse is the moochers aren’t only domestic but imported illegal aliens who feed at the trough of taxpayer-funded government services. I submit that AWD is the modern-day slave! The working man and woman are the slaves today. We labor for those who will not work.
AWD has gone from being Dagny Taggart in the book “Atlas Shrugs” to John Galt. If you haven’t read Atlas Shrugs, shame on you. Dagny would not give up hope that she could rescue America from the corrupt, socialist, PC laws and ideas from big-government leftists. John Galt couldn’t wait for the collapse to start rebuilding on tried-and-true constitutional principles of self-reliance and individual rights. The question the Dagny’s of America now face is how to turn life-long moochers into productive, law-abiding citizens? You can’t. The only way for that to happen is for all government assistance to be eliminated. But no politician in America has the guts to suggest cutting off welfare services for able-bodied moochers. But starvation is a great motivator. But why should moochers become responsible citizens when they can subsist off of the labors of producers? Pay a man not to work and he will not work. Even worse, he become useless and often times violent. We are seeing that every day in America 2013.
It’s no surprise that America is getting its ass kicked by the rest of the world that doesn’t subscribe to political correctness and victimhood.
MLK’s dream fifty years ago has become a nightmare. My nightmare. My dreams for a great America with equal opportunity (not equal outcome without effot) have died.
I am a slave.