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The Truth, Shall Set You Free.

The Welfare Plantation

Prior to the 1960's, 80% of black families had a 2 parent support system. The black family was thriving and not dependant upon the Government for their care. So what happened and why are we so conditioned to resort to the Slavery rhetoric when it comes to the poor black communities? President Johnson initiated a program called "The War On Poverty" and part of this so-called "war" was designed to make sure that fathers were not in the household for mothers to obtain Government assistance.
This was the beginning of the complete collapse of the low-income family. It had absolutely nothing to do with slavery of the past, but everything to do with the American Welfare Plantation!
As we hurtle towards the 2018 mid-term elections we are witnessing a multitude of black people breaking the chains that have held them captive on the Welfare Plantation since the 1960's. But how did they even get there to begin with? How did so many gain their freedom to then become lulled back into slavery? Let's start with the realities and racism of our President at the time, Lyndon B Johnson. "These Negroes, they’re getting pretty uppity these days and that’s a problem for us since they’ve got something now they never had before, the political pull to back up their uppityness. Now we’ve got to do something about this, we’ve got to give them a little something, just enough to quiet them down, not enough to make a difference. For if we don’t move at all, then their allies will line up against us and there’ll be no way of stopping them, we’ll lose the filibuster and there’ll be no way of putting a brake on all sorts of wild legislation. It’ll be Reconstruction all over again." He was also famous for saying, "I'll have them niggers voting Democrat for the next 200 years." Johnson had a very precise plan and so far it has been working. All he had to do was to undereducated the black community, get rid of fathers and control their food and health care.
Although Lyndon Johnson, championed the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964 and signed it into law, it was well known that he was a racist. Regarding the Civil Rights Act of 1957, Johnson referred to it as the “nigger bill” to his political colleagues. After appointing Thurgood Marshall to the Supreme Court, he is reported as saying, “Son, when I appoint a nigger to the court, I want everyone to know he’s a nigger.” So let's put all the rhetoric away and just call Johnson what he was--A RACIST! And he had NO INTENTIONS of helping the black communities. In reality, he was hell-bent on destroying them! The "War on Poverty" campaign was the ticket to do just that, and it worked!
According to "Project 21" (a leading voice for Black Conservatives) Spokesman, Derryck Green, “The disastrous effects of the government’s management of anti-poverty initiatives are recognizable across racial lines, but the destruction is particularly evident in the black community. It effectively subsidized the dissolution of the black family by rendering the black man’s role as a husband and a father irrelevant, invisible and — more specifically — disposable. The result has been several generations of blacks born into broken homes and broken communities experiencing social, moral and economic chaos. It fosters an inescapable dependency that primarily, and oftentimes solely, relies on the government to sustain livelihoods.”
Regan knew this was disastrous for the black communities, "We waged war on Poverty and poverty won." But really did nothing to stop it. President George H.W. Bush, in the 1992 State of the Union Address, pointed out: 'Welfare was never meant to be a lifestyle; it was never meant to be a habit; it was never supposed to be passed on from generation to generation like a legacy.' Bush’s comment echoed a statement by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who, long before the War on Poverty even began, warned government assistance could be like a 'narcotic.'"
And the terrible irony is that even the people in the poor black communities in the 70's knew how devastating it was to be back on the Plantation...they saw their children and grandchildren ignorantly slip their chains on as they became slaves to Welfare for decades and they were powerless to stop it. This was very calculated and by no means was an attempt to "help" to the poor, especially the black poor. By its design, the welfare system was meant to discourage fathers from being in the home and in essence encouraging single motherhood and multiple children. The government was extremely strict on their law--NO FATHERS ALLOWED to receive assistance. The Democrats knew exactly what they were doing and understood how quickly they could put the poor blacks back into chains.
And now, we are here in 2018 and it appears that a very large number of black people are starting to speak out against their slave masters, AKA the Democratic Party and are shedding their chains and walking away from the Plantation. Just as it was before, they are going to leave penniless into their country without the slavemaster talking care of them. But they will find that they can forge their way, they can find success, the plantation ghettoes will no longer be their home.
FATHERS, WELCOME HOME! Now go rebuild your communities!
Daniella Cross is the caretaker of 4Earth and featured writer.
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