Sunday, January 18, 2009

Illegitimacy, Politics, and Crime. The Unintentional Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

Much has been written about the disproportionate amount of "black on black" crime that occurs, and how Blacks, and to a lesser degree, Hispanics are disproportionately poor compared to Whites, or even Asians. There are those who claim that this is exclusively the fault of discrimination and "whitey keeping the black man down" and that may have been true in the past, but there is also another cause. Illegitimacy. A recent demographic study shows a stark contrast in illegitimacy rates among different racial groups. Nearly 71% of all black children born today are illegitimate, compared to about 65% of Native Americans/Eskimos, about 50% of Hispanics, 27% of Whites, and a little over 16% of Asians. Illegitimacy is a leading cause of poverty, crime, abandonment of education, and... illegitimacy.

If we are to go forward, we must go back and rediscover those precious values - that all reality hinges on moral foundations and that all reality has spiritual control.” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

There was a time in America not terribly long ago, when having a child out of wedlock was an event of such utter shame that families of pregnant teens shipped them off to the homes of relatives or to charitable organizations to have their child and put it up for adoption, or the boy in question was rounded up and given the choice of marrying and providing for the family or sucking on the muzzle of a shotgun. Abortions were (thankfully) rare. Apparently doctors of that generation recognized that infanticide was less than humane and violated not only the spirit, but the letter, of the Hippocratic oath. Was that an ideal solution to the situation? Not by a long shot, but the "solution" that has come from the liberals of the land has been far far worse.

A nation or civilization that continues to produce soft-minded men purchases its own spiritual death on the installment plan.” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Illegitimacy feeds upon itself. Kids grow up in a home where their parent cannot supervise them, where there is no shame in having an illegitimate child, where they learn at an early age how to manipulate the socialistic system to capitalize on illegitimacy, and where an absent or even unknown father is "normal". Where boys learn that they don't need to take any responsibility for their actions, where girls are taught, through the actions of their parent, that having sex and having babies is fine, don't worry if the boy who got you pregnant is off getting another girl pregnant when you start to show because you are fat and unattractive because you are bearing his child.

All progress is precarious, and the solution of one problem brings us face to face with another problem.” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Today we live in a world of on-demand abortion, on-demand divorce, shameless illegitimacy, shameless sex, sex without care or responsibility, and every depravity known to man is excused in a mire of moral equivalency. Popular music and movies and media exalts the objectification of women and the sexualization of children. Aldous Huxley would be simultaneously affirmed and appalled. It truly is a brave new world we live in, and that my friends, is not a good thing. Only humans can feel shame. It is part of what makes us human. Shame is a result of moral and social norms, but when there are no social and moral norms, we are no better than animals.

Philanthropy is commendable, but it must not cause the philanthropist to overlook the circumstances of economic injustice which make philanthropy necessary.” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Our government in it's short sightedness has legitimized illegitimacy. We have instituted social programs that reward irresponsible behavior and illegitimacy. In doing so, we have bound these kids to the teat of welfare so tightly that they don't even realize they are the victims of our own government programs and instead they elect any politician that promises to give them even more handouts, binding them even tighter to welfare. Slavery has returned to the black man, and the more recent "civil rights promoters (poverty pimps)" like Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton and Quannel X are the new overseers on this plantation, manipulating and making sure that their followers don't get out of line or start thinking for themselves. The crop being harvested on this plantation is votes, nothing else matters.

Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking. There is an almost universal quest for easy answers and half-baked solutions. Nothing pains some people more than having to think.” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Perhaps that was the original intent of the Democrats all along. Perhaps the Democrats, who until the 1960's were very much OPPOSED to civil rights reforms, realized that the way to undermine the civil rights movement was to give in to the demands for social programs such that the proponents of the civil rights movement are co-opted. In order for the proponents to continue to retain their power and their position, they must continue to support the Democrats who continue to implement more and more social programs. The very same programs that bind them even tighter to the government and the civil rights proponents. But these poor are no longer free men and women, they have become slaves and pawns in a political power struggle. They have become nothing more than a reliable voting block. Dupes who continue to follow the path to their own ruin. And reliable they are! In the most recent federal election 95% of blacks voted straight ticket Democrat. No other racial group came close to that kind of solidarity.

Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can't ride you unless your back is bent.“ Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


Dr. King is weeping. This was not what he was fighting for. His dream has become a nightmare. His plan has been corrupted and co-opted. What this country needs is a new civil rights movement. One that emphasizes individualism and responsibility. One that empowers, not enslaves. I will leave you with three more quotes from Dr. King:

Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.”

He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it.”

“History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people.”

H/T The Corner

5 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

If indeed African Americans are the product of slavery then I would assume that that's why there is so much illegitimacy in the black race, afterall African Americans are illegitmate. Did you really expect that little fact to just disappear? and all the illegitmate blacks would grow up to be nice and righteous like the legimate white folks who grew up without the shame or stigma? Give me a break. Psychology deals a very very heavy hand in this African American phenomena and don't you ever ever forget it when you set out to look for reasons why African Americans are not like good righteous white folks.

January 18, 2009 6:43 PM  
Blogger Rorschach said...

You are making excuses for the problem instead of trying to fix it. You are saying that "they are victims and therefore should not even try to rise above their circumstances". You are reinforcing the learned futility.

I am saying this is the effect of just such a mentality. Until you change the mentality, nothing will ever change because at this point, the only people "keeping them down" are people that keep telling them that they are victims. People like you.

January 19, 2009 6:08 AM  
Blogger ttyler5 Editor said...

The social problems of the blacks did not begin in the US with slavery.

Slavery, for example, was a common practice among the black African tribes and it was black Africans who sold other black Africans to the Arab slavers.

The biggest slave dealer in the western hemisphere was a black man headquartered in South America, wealthy and powerful from the black slave trade.

January 21, 2009 7:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're looking at a very obvious problem -- illegitimacy, and the poverty and crime it causes -- and blaming Martin Luther King, the civil rights movement, culture, abortion, "the objectification of women," etc and are ignoring the one obvious cause: feminism.

Feminism -- which is basically Marxism for middle class white women -- has led to the most catastrophic drop in male status and rights in human history. Our biased courts routinely enable and encourage women to exploit men, which is why around 70% of divorces are filed by women. Men are demonized and forced to pay crushing child support judgments, and sent to debtor's prison when they can't pay. They are called "deadbeat dads," which is just another way of degrading men in general and fatherhood in particular.

You're doing what conservatives always do: paying attention to everything but the real problem. You're worried about porn and prayer in schools and all of that bullshit, and meanwhile these radicalized freaks are writing our nation's family policy.

The feminists -- far more than any other group -- are responsible for normalizing single motherhood, both in the black and white communities. As a result we have unprecedented levels of incarceration and illegitimacy.

Until our society stops enabling women to behave irresponsibly and begins expecting them to be responsible mothers and wives -- not just blaming it all on men, which is the norm in this country -- these problems will fester and grow.

September 12, 2009 4:32 PM  
Blogger Rorschach said...

Anon, first off, I am not blaming Martin Luther King Jr. I am blaming those that came after who have distorted his message into something MLK would not even recognize. Those who have turned a message of sacrifice and self-reliance into a message of self-indulgence and dependency. That is your first mistake.
Secondly I agree that feminism played no small part in this, but the biggest issue was the government's subsidy of dependency, and the complicity of the poverty pimps in it's passage.

You have taken away the entirely wrong message here, I would ask that you take a moment and go back over what I wrote with a more open mind. I think if you go back and re-read what I wrote you might just find that our positions are not as far apart as you think.

September 12, 2009 5:10 PM  

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