Progressives are an amazing lot to me. As tenacious as a pitbull, they will chomp on to anything regardless of what it is… regardless the futility of it and refuse to let go. Make no mistake; I am cynical about the system. I have some understanding of human nature and its failings and I also understand the devious lengths people will go to exploit those failings. If you think that the commercial narrative is so damaging you need look no further than the Democratic convention to see the manipulation presented in politics is both powerful and very calculated.
http://www.breitbart.com/2016-presidential-race/2016/07/29/tale-two-realities-msm-versus-social-media-dnc/ This isn’t an article about media bias… its about collusion.
I am afraid that by in large I see ‘White Privilege’ as yet one more subject created and manifest by progressives to keep blacks exactly where democrats have kept them for centuries…
“frankly I see this as a very narrow view and a narrow mind. looking at the result of a bad system and blaming the result does nothing to fix the bad FAILED system.”
Frankly I find this statement as humorous as I do stupid and it shows just how self absorbed progressives are. The results only show that the system has failed and the biggest failure is that democrats look at the failure and ALWAYS want to double down on it.
Example. We know that academic scores for children in the US have slid constantly since the inception of the US Department of Education. We know that children are leaving public school inadequately prepared for college. As a result employers no longer look at a high school diploma as an indicator of competency pushing the need for a degree to show any academic baseline. We know these things as fact… they are the results.
So the progressive solution… refuse to let children to go to schools that prove academic excellence and prevent states to be incubators for new teaching methods. Instead they push for ever greater centralized control and unions that protect teachers’ jobs regardless of the failure to do an adequate job… and believe me the composite score of a class is no less of an indicator of teacher’s performance than the individual test score is for the student. Along with refusing to allow schools to be opened to competition, progressives want to double down on the FAILED system…There FIX… they want to force society to pay for college for these kids that they have already failed to educated in the first place. Of course, this is where my cynicism kicks in for the motives of the progressive… it has never been about teaching kids how to think… just about teaching what to think and by golly the job wasn’t finished in high school.
They say that Trump supporters are generally ‘uneducated’… Well, what we can see from the left leaning academia in higher education and knowing that a diploma doesn’t equal intelligence… perhaps the more insightful are those who didn’t continue their indoctrination… and didn’t develop the snowflake syndrome.
Originally designed as Aid to Families with Dependent Children, the 1964 Welfare Reform Law transformed the program into one that forced fathers out of the home… As a matter of fact the entire great society effort has failed to yield any real difference in the level of poverty from when it started… and seems if not coincidentally to have halted a precipitous fall in poverty which occurred before its programs took effect.
Progressives, being the highly educated all knowing, don’t even listen to the people they purportedly intend to help. Blacks have long criticized the Affirmative Action Program as being ineffective to the people who need it. Many of these same people say that it is discriminatory in attempting to help the poor. They say that because the program is race based rather than poverty based, most (90%) of the beneficiaries of the slots provided by the program go to blacks who are already affluent enough not to need the kind of help it is suppose to provide. They say that if the program went to people in poverty that showed academic or business promise then even thought white poor would receive a proportional amount of help, poor blacks would receive more help than they do now and the poor would be helped universally.
They have been saying this for years… but progressives know what is right damn it… so sit down and shut up!