I don’t even know where to begin.
Part of me wants to get in the poor v rich debate. The haves and have nots. The moochers v the earners. All I can say is that this post will basically be a spewing of thoughts because I just don’t know WTF is going on.
I read about the riots at the Wisconsin State Fair. Apparently a bung of black thugs decided it would be fun to beat up on each other at the fair and then head out to white neighborhoods and attack white people.
Then this weekend, police in London were attacked after they killed a man who may have shot at police. A police officer was shot in the exchange. Of course, the victim’s family said he was a good guy and never was arrested. He was a great dad. Etc. Maybe so to them, but I don’t know very many people out there who are great guys who are also involved in gangs. This whole deal has led to (as of this post) three days of rioting in London. Businesses have been burned. Police attacked. All over the death of an “innocent” man.
Both events can be summed up in this quote from The Guardian:
“Many of the people involved are likely to have been from low-income, high-unemployment estates, and many, if not most, do not have much of a legitimate future,” said criminologist and youth culture expert Professor John Pitts.
Yeah, that sums it up.
Meanwhile everyone will wonder who is to blame for all of this, because, obviously it is not the fault of the rioters. Noooo…. it’s poverty or injustice or racism or you name it. George Bush? Sarah Palin?
I believe it is the moocher culture. These people believe they deserve what they want and the rest of us have to pay – whether we pay with our tax dollars to supplement their illegitimate children, pay for being in the wrong place at the wrong time, pay for working our asses off to get where we are so that they can just take it from us at the point of a gun which we are legally not allowed to carry but they can because they are criminals.
It needs to stop.
Barring physical, mental or temporary circumstances, we should NOT have to pay out to these people (not a racist term, this refers to all races) for their welfare (in the UK and US). I love helping people by giving them a hand up, but it really irks me to no end when I help low income people get food/services and see grandma, mother and child all lining up as three separate families to get what they, for some reason, refuse to earn on their own. Meanwhile, there are others lining up who were just laid off (and are embarrassed to ask for help) or elderly with no family.
I am sick of the hip-hop and sports gang culture out there that teaches kids that throwing a ball well or rhyming in a mic can get them everything they ever wanted and that is all it takes. And in the hip-hop culture, you won’t live past 30 anyway, so go ahead and bang some hos. Yo.
And girls, why the hell do you put up with this crap? Have you heard what these songs and these cultures say about you? And you ACCEPT that? You deserve more than being a baby maker.
And boys, I hate to tell you this, but the odds of you being a rapper or a sports superstar is nil. That means zero. The odds of you starting your own legitimate business, becoming a millionaire are so much higher if you get off the damn streets, take off the headphones and pay attention in class and go on to college. Heck, you don’t even need college.
Here’s some reading for you should you actually care enough about yourself:
Ella Coney: From Welfare to Millionaire – NPR
Brooklyn’s Iyanla Vanzant tells tale of how she rose, fell & rose again in new book – Daily News
Welfare Mom Becomes A Multi-Millionaire – Elev8 (You may have heard of this person’s work – Harry Potter?)
John Paul Dejoria
But what do I know? I am a just a middle-class white person.