They try to solve the problem of poverty, for instance, by keeping the poor alive; or, in the case of a very advanced school, by amusing the poor.
But this is not a solution: it is an aggravation of the difficulty. The
proper aim is to try and reconstruct society on such a basis that poverty will
be impossible. And the altruistic virtues have really prevented the carrying out
of this aim. Just as the worst slave-owners were those who were kind to their
slaves, and so prevented the horror of the system being realised by those who
suffered from it, and understood by those who contemplated it, so, in the
present state of things in England, the people who do most harm are the people
who try to do most good; and at last we have had the spectacle of men who have
really studied the problem and know the life – educated men who live in the East
End – coming forward and imploring the community to restrain its altruistic
impulses of charity, benevolence, and the like. They do so on the ground that
such charity degrades and demoralises. They are perfectly right. Charity creates
a multitude of sins. The Soul of Man Under Socialism, Oscar Wilde
From President Lyndon Baines Johnson to the present day, the "Welfare state" is making warfare on our country. The same welfare state which was supposed to help bring those from behind to the front has kept them in the "back of the bus", and the Democratic Party is responsible.
Democratic President Lyndon Baines "Great Society" Johnson said the following (yes, his own words):
"We'll have those niggers[ sic] voting Democratic for two hundred years."
Unlike Democrats, Republicans have favored free markets, free enterprise, and Freedmen since the Civil War, and long before that. Blacks entered the Republican Party because the Democrats remained "The White Man's Party" after the Civil War. Frederick Douglass was a Republican, for the record, as were many other African-American abolition activists.
Democrats create "Happy Slaves" -- Republicans then and now support "Happy Free men (and Freedmen, too)
The Democratic Party Establishment has never cared about African-Americans, or their plight. Long after urban blight led to "White flight", Democratic political machines took over in the same urban areas where African-Americans congregated after fleeing from "The Solid Democratic South". Republicans erred in not campaigning heavily in the inner cities, although Republican Congressman Jack Kemp attempted to rectify this tactical mistake with "Enterprise Zones" (Kemp also despised Pete Wilson's blunt move to curb illegal immigration through Prop 187)
Sadly, from the Democrats' urban take-over an "urban legend" has persisted among African-Americans that Republicans are "evil", and that they "want to put y'all back in chains." Shamefully enough, it was Democratic Vice President Joe Biden who said the above. Only black Republican Artur Davis had the courage to point out Biden's race-bating.The notion that Republicans are a group of white bigots with KKK robes in their closets is a overwhelming error of history, one which Democratic elites concocted and foisted upon voters.
The cult of dependence which has deprived all Americans of achieving life and liberty and the pursuit of happiness is part and parcel of the Democratic culture of "Vote for me, and I will give you something".
Of course, the cult of dependence was in place by Democrats long before, in the "Solid South" where "the Democracy" worked in league with the "Slavocracy" to keep African-Americans "in their place".
Slavery was an unparalleled evil in this country, and Africans were brought into this country under cruel circumstances. The same system of slavery then exists today, but in a more subtle form, and the causes for these differences originated in the same.
Cultural studies have shown that all "blacks" are not alike. A "black man" from Nigeria has different values and skills compared to a West Indian, or even a Canadian (there is a significant African-Canadian community in the Newfoundland area.
The difference of culture among different "African" communities unfortunately sprouts from slavery conditions. West Indians and African natives do not go on welfare, do not seek handouts in nearly the numbers found among African-Americans because they come from a culture where dependence of any kind was not possible. West Indian slaves had to grow their own food, had to engaged in business skills and develop these practices over time because there simply were not enough white people to control every facet of their lives. Unlike the West Indian slave masters, American slave masters went out of their way to keep their slaves completely dependent on them.
The same conditions are pervasive today, and the Democratic Party has supported these odious policies to this day.
In a way, the Democratic Party brass went out of their way to create "Happy slaves", which Oscar Wilde rightfully called them "the worst slave-owners". Today, the Democratic Party is doing the same thing as the Antebellum plantation owners of centuries past. Instead of "slavery", it's called "welfare".
Except for a "New Democrat" named Bill Clinton, who signed into law welfare reform, with the continual prodding of Republicans in Congress who nearly made Clinton irrelevant. There's no getting away from the truth of it -- Bill Clinton was more Republican than George W. Bush!
I would submit, however, that in creating "Happy Slaves", the Democratic Party leaders have impoverished a generation of people by preventing them from choosing their schools, their careers, or their way in life. They have taught minorities that they do not have the skill or the will or the thrill to make a killing out there. They have demagogued welfare recipients into believing that there are "lions in the streets" that will eat them up, that the world is a "scary place" where they cannot make it without a handout from "Uncle Sam". And for the record, "Uncle Tom" was not a "Happy slave", but a strong man who defended others from the cruelty of slavery. He probably would have been a Republican.
Of course, Democrats are content to push fear and anger instead of responsibility and prosperity. Responsibility does not mean "You're on your own", but rather responding to challenges with your ability, a power which every person can command in his or her life. Creating made-up bad guys has been the Democratic playbook for too long, and instead of firing back at these lies, Republicans have hoped that free enterprise, free markets, and free discourse alone would solve the problem.
It's time to tell people the truth. It's time to hold Republicans like Colin Powell accountable for his own "dark vein of intolerance". Tim Scott, Artur David, Bobby Jindal, Nikki Haley, and a growing number of "minorities" are showing why the Republican Party should be the majority party for all Americans, no matter what their color.