We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Socialist W. E. B. Du Bois—Harvard’s first black Ph.D., a founder of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and editor of its magazine, Crisis—wanted no part of American industrial capitalism. Redistribution, not production, was his focus. Let white America wallow in the world of grubby accumulation; “We black folks is got the spirit,” says a character in one of his novels. So while he valued education, like Washington, its goal was political power, not economic advancement, and he urged blacks not to let their education dilute their sense of a separate, special group culture.
That proved fatal advice, especially given Dattel’s interesting account of Du Bois’s cultural premonitions. However much he disdained bourgeois economics, Du Bois sensed the necessity of conventional morality for a people’s rise. He worried that, by his estimate, a quarter of black births in 1900 were out of wedlock, and only half of blacks observed “monogamic sex mores,” as opposed to whites’ 2 percent and 90 percent, respectively. He also worried that black preachers were too interested in making money to “adopt a new attitude toward rational amusement and sound moral habits.” He saw, in other words, that black cultural mores had a self-destructive streak, and that the one indigenous black institution that could preach a moral message was shirking its principal duty...
Why is anyone surprised? This is nothing more than typical fourth-world "culture". Just like when you read the head: "Teens Beat Girl with Baseball Bat", or "Parents Riot at Basketball Game", or "Teens destroy Quickee Mart", you don't have to watch the video to know who dunnit.
The socialists always love the redistribution of wealth. However, once you redistribute the wealth it's gone and then the problem is to create more wealth. Creating more wealth is always beyond the socialists ability. (see Venezuela) The reason is very simple. As Frederic Bastiat pointed out socialism is theft, it is based on plunder your neighbor. When people discover they are going to be plundered, they work as little as possible. In the late great USSR they had a joke, we pretend to work and they (the government) pretend to pay us.
Mark Matis, my favorite was the brawl that broke out at the kindergarten graduation ceremony. While i was watching the video I thought, "how old are these guys when they finish kindergarten". Then I found out that the people fighting were the parents. Which somehow struck me as being even funnier.