Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Writing in The Wall Street Journal, Jason Riley apty sums up (via HBL) the reaction of the left to the verdict
in the George Zimmerman trial as a "predictable" call for "a 'national
conversation' about this or that aspect of the case". He also gives this drivel
exactly the answer it deserves:
So let's have our discussions, even if the only one that really needs to occur is within the black community. Civil-rights leaders today choose to keep the focus on white racism instead of personal responsibility, but their predecessors knew better.Much has changed for the better since the words in the last paragraph were spoken, but some things have changed for the worse. The current "civil rights" establishment does a better job than any racist hick ever could have of ruining the prospects for millions of young black Americans. This it does by having them limit their own prospects -- by inducing them expect to have to do nothing to earn respect or to achieve the same standard of living that everyone else does.
"Do you know that Negroes are 10 percent of the population of St. Louis and are responsible for 58% of its crimes? We've got to face that. And we've got to do something about our moral standards," Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. told a congregation in 1961. "We know that there are many things wrong in the white world, but there are many things wrong in the black world, too. We can't keep on blaming the white man. There are things we must do for ourselves."