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Re: “The price of intolerance, part 2

The racist comments here sicken me, not as a white man but as a human being. The violence in minority communities is not about their race, but is an unfortunate result of horribly destructive public policy. And not just one, but compounding public policy gaffes, some not so accidental.

Everything from the war on drugs to minimum wages and union violence keeping struggling local economies from reviving themselves to urban renewal and highways as walls boxing these places in to politicians overeager to feed their demolition company campaign contributors to RACIST FHA policies that were the source of redlining and enabled block busters to state welfarism and state healthcare and the way they replaced fraternal society and organizational based solutions.

Add that to a culture of dependency foisted on urban minorities by a political class milking them for guaranteed payback votes, and the result is not surprising.

"[Freedom is] not entitlement... It's not an endlessly expanding list of rights -- the "right" to education, the "right" to health care, the "right" to food and housing. That's not freedom, that's dependency. Those aren't rights, those are the rations of slavery -- hay and a barn for human cattle." -- P.J. O'Rourke

A man is responsible for his actions, but these communities are victims of racist government power.

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Posted by vxt22 on 04/16/2012 at 3:09 AM

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