The March To Nowhere

So the S.C. Democratic Party is hosting a big event next week to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the “March on Washington” – which of course is the defining moment in the civil rights struggle of the 1960s. According to the party’s official news release – which we published here…

So the S.C. Democratic Party is hosting a big event next week to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the “March on Washington” – which of course is the defining moment in the civil rights struggle of the 1960s.

According to the party’s official news release – which we published here – the goal of this event is to answer the questions “Where Are We Now and Where Are We Going?”

Well, we can answer those questions …

Blacks in South Carolina are nowhere … and are going nowhere. Fast. Of course they shouldn’t feel too bad about that: So are most whites.

Why? Because in South Carolina “Republicans” and Democrats – especially black leaders – have decided the path to fulfilling King’s dream lies exclusively in the expansion of federal, state and local government bureaucracies.

Consider what we wrote this year on the occasion of Martin Luther King Day …

… for far too many blacks King’s dream has been co-opted by shameless, self-serving poverty pimps who would rather see their people remain in economic chains than letting them avail themselves of the market-based reforms capable of truly setting them free. For an example take a look at South Carolina’s worst-in-the-nation government-run school system, which owes its ongoing monopoly status (and effective enslavement of generations of black children) to the monolithic support it receives from black elected officials.

On so many issues these despicable “black leaders” fatten their pockets with the spoils of office – at the same time insisting taxpayers subsidize the equality of outcomes in this country, not the equality of opportunity.

Seriously … S.C. Rep. Gilda Cobb Hunter is appearing at this event? That tells you all you need to know …

And what about S.C. Rep. Todd Rutherford? The only advancement for his people he cares about is violent criminals being permitted to remain free on bond (you know, so they can “work” to pay his fees). In fact Rutherford, a member of the powerful House judiciary committee, worked last year to block legislation which would have imposed tougher standards for the release of violent criminals.

These are “black leaders?”

Please … and the same goes for shameless status quo hacks in the S.C. General Assembly like Darrell Jackson, Gerald Malloy, Clementa Pinckney and John Scott, to name just a few.

Until a new generation of black elected officials arises – one willing to condemn the failure of this government-first worldview and embrace common sense, free market reforms – far too many black citizens (and white citizens) will remain enslaved to ignorance, poverty and hopelessness.

And until more black leaders embrace the notion of public service as opposed to corrupt self-serving, King’s dream will continue to be deferred.

King correctly noted that his dream was “deeply rooted” in the American dream. In fact it is the American dream – life, liberty and prosperity for all people. But black leaders – and the government-first world view they slavishly embrace – are doing nothing to achieve that dream.

If anything, they are holding all of us back …

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MashPotato August 23, 2013 at 2:12 pm


lorrainegirl August 23, 2013 at 2:31 pm

So true. I feel so sorry for the children that are being educated in South Carolina.

Tim August 24, 2013 at 6:09 pm

Don’t worry, we have plenty of young people getting a good education, despite FITs attempts to paint all public school children as stupid. I suspect many if not most are smarter than you.

The Colonel August 23, 2013 at 2:38 pm

Poverty pimping pays and provides power to people pimping the poor. What else do you need to know?

Edgar August 26, 2013 at 10:12 am

Spot one. Fits forgot to mention the Dick Harpootlian’s, Jean Toal’s and Sam Tenenbaum’s who run around shouting for equality, then all they want is the power that comes from controlling the un-educated masses. Power. That’s what it’s about. Any legislator who votes for Toal will live to regret it.

9" August 23, 2013 at 4:35 pm

Well,yeah.People are people.You don’t need to qualify that noun…

Polyphemos August 23, 2013 at 10:16 pm

I remember interviewing the President of Benedict College in 1984. We were discussing their budget, which he maintained was not nearly enough. I asked him, that as his college grew in size, how could he justify serving only students of color, and wasn’t that a kind of reverse-racism. He chuckled and said something on the order of, “No, that could never happen, because his people would always need a place to learn.” Now, mind you, that was a huge non sequitur – a leap so fantastic that all I could do at the time was to thank him and leave, before I broke into fits of anger – I was still a polite young man.

What had we fought for? For self-satisfied posturing jesters? Had some risked their lives, and for me – risked jobs – so that these overseers could prostitute themselves at the expense of the people they were supposed to be helping?

The mentality of entitlement was already set, even back then. As time passed, it became obvious that the real world was beginning to challenge this cult of umbrage. I actually fooled myself into thinking that things were getting better between blacks and whites in South Carolina; I really did. What I did not account for was the tenacity of the priests of the cult and their complete dedication to the falsehood that kept them in money and power.

So, now, here we are, fifty years from the “I Have a Dream” speech of MLK. And they were great words. But they have become words, not for heeding, but for calumny and division, for thieving and for indolence.

To paraphrase a scene in the wonderful movie, Gladiator, “MLK had a dream, my friends. This is not it. THIS IS NOT IT!”

Nanu08 August 24, 2013 at 8:31 am

Was it MLK’s dream for some to milk the race card forever? If we, the people want to better ourselves than we have to EARN it and it doesn’t matter what color one’s skin happens to be so we need to get over that and work together…….it doesn’t matter to GOD what color one’s skin is as HE loves all his children regardless. Wake Up! America.

Curious August 24, 2013 at 9:17 am

Like Token Tim Scott?


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