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Welfare check

Just as I thought, xPrae is still harping on the Race Grievance Industry (RGI) myth. Abagond and I are still on his mind as the “foot soldiers” of this made-up complex. xPrae is a right winger in the truest sense of the word, believing that all black people should join the conservative side and abandon the Democratic party’s ways, as if we’re democrats to begin with. To him, the left just gives us “free stuff“, and we should stop whining and bitching about white racism which is not a “big problem”, according to him.

As a side note, I said that he believes it’s a non-issue or insignificant, but it’s whatever. xPrae may say how he didn’t mention the “free stuff” comment, but a commenter did. Yet, he did cosign on it. And as for us wanting “revenge“, he needs to show me where I or Abagond ever said that. Otherwise, he is completely out of his mind.

What the hell is this “free stuff” xPrae is talking about? I banned him from being a first-class douche. However, he would probably say that I banned him for being white. I guess his contemptous, self-important, know-more-than-you, typical, white male paternalistic attitude had nothing to do with it. For some reason, conservatives don’t want to look at themselves in the mirror for their own faults, before accusing others of their own. But I digress. He won’t be telling me what he means directly.

I can only assume that this “free stuff” xPrae writes is referring to the welfare system. Right wingers associate welfare with ‘free stuff’ whenever they mention black people. Although they won’t admit it, like xPrae, they latch on to the age old notion that black people are lazy and shiftless. Plus, they believe that it’s a Democratic plan to give black people “free stuff”. Ergo, welfare and the left keep black folks from pulling up their bootstraps.

On the other hand, Republicans abolished slavery, and “made the case for the removal of obstacles.” So, we should thank massa and become a part of his house. Some already did, by the way.

A panel of black conservatives

We need to understand what welfare is and what it’s not. xPrae thinks it’s just out to give “free stuff”. First off, “free stuff” can mean anything. Most conservatives, and some liberals think it can means cars, clothes, jewelry, iphones, etc. Welfare was never established as some government genie granting you your wishes. It’s history shows that it was created to assist poor families while training them to work and earn money.

The Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) program started in 1935. It was created by the Social Security Act and administered by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services under the New Deal to financially assist low and no income families. Why should there be such a program in the first place? Oh yeah! The Great Depression.

Then came its replacement, the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program, created under the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act of 1996 under President Bill Clinton. As its name implies, it provides temporary assistance while helping to get them off assistance by helping them gain permanent employment within a two-year period. So, that being the case, it’s objective is not to let people live the lap of luxury forever. It doesn’t give hand outs, but a leg to stand on. And according to data, it helped significantly, especially among single mothers, gain employment and poverty dropped rapidly during the 1990’s.

Welfare programs only provide so much according to the family in need. The U.S. Welfare System’s website provides the following info:

  • A basic average guideline for the food stamp program will show that an average family of 4 can expect an amount up to $500 per month for food stamps. This figure will greatly vary based on the age of the family members and medical needs. A single person household will show an expected average of up to $200 per month. Again, these figures are averages and not state specific.
  • Cash allowance benefits for financial assistance will also be state regulated and allowances paid will also vary based on different criteria. However, an average expectation can be placed on a family of 4 receiving up to $900 for their TANF allowance. A single person household can expect an average of up to $300.

So, again, I have to ask, what does xPrae mean when he mentions “free stuff”? Food stamps don’t buy anything BUT FOOD! And how on Earth can you buy cars and iphones with income such as this? Seriously!

And while we’re talking about blacks and welfare, maybe xPrae should understand that most people who are on welfare are white. Yet, he seems to link it directly towards blacks whenever he goes on a rant about the imaginary RGI.

Pie chart showing welfare stats by race

xPrae believes black folks should join Republicans because it was Republicans, particularly and presumably Lincoln, a Republican President, who freed the slaves. It’s a soundbite if I ever heard one. But is it true?

Historians pointed out that Lincoln was not too crazy about freeing the slaves. It is evidenced in a letter dated August 22, 1862 to Horace Greeley, editor of the New York Tribune:

“My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not either to save or to destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slave I would do it, and if I could save it by freeing all the slaves I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone I would also do that. What I do about slavery, and the colored race, I do because I believe it helps to save the Union; and what I forbear, I forbear because I do not believe it would help to save the Union.”

Many seem to think that the Emancipation Proclamation officially freed the slaves. But many have argued that it was a piece of paper just for show, because it only freed slaves where the federal government was powerless. It didn’t free slaves in loyal slave states or in the Confederacy under Union control. In the end, Lincoln, didn’t free any slave. And there is no record of any Republican besides Lincoln that stepped up.

There is no doubt that the Democrats haven’t been too kind to blacks, especially in the South. But Republicans haven’t seen so civil with us either, especially in modern times. xPrae is unsurprisingly selective about this reality about a party he supports. I wonder why? (sarcasm)

Republicans, believing they’re fighting a losing battle in the South, brought forth a doctrine of black stereotypes and covert anti-black racism to advance their political agenda in order to sucker white voters over and over again to vote against their self-interests. (We’ve come to know it as the Southern Strategy.) But as usual, xPrae is doesn’t want to realize that he brought the hype, because the right knows there are a lot of slow-ass, angry white people who can’t think for themselves, let alone think rationally.

Lee Atwater, the man who spoke on what the Southern Strategy was all about

Currently, Republicans are doing everything they can to set up the obstacles they supposedly tried to lift. In states like North Carolina, they’re trying to undermine voting rights, social programs (“free stuff”), the Racial Justice Act and public education, under the leadership of its governor Pat McCrory.

Now, movements, known as Moral Mondays, are devised to fight against the GOP’s push to turn back the clock of progress. And it’s it’s spreading into other Southern states like Georgia and Tennessee. Why?

Because Republicans are trying their damnest to make sure certain people, particularly blacks, no longer have a say in programs they fought so hard to obtain for the goal of obtaining power in government, which is strange considering how Republicans believe in small government. And yet, they’re trying to take it over from top to bottom. This is why they employ scare tactics and dog whistle politics to convince the masses to join their cliche even though they will be treated like two-bit pledges instead of actual members. So, again, why should blacks, or anyone, support such a party only out for the rich and privileged?

xPrae will no doubt throw a hissy fit over this article. He will question how is any of the above racist. But in the end, he and his non-thinking, so-called “think tank” will simply go by faith that he’s still right. This time, I’ve provide sound arguments against his RGI and “free stuff” rhetoric. But xPrae is not interested in the links provided. He will likely act moronic and denounce the info, should he lurk around here, copy and paste this whole article and spend his time taking it apart. I don’t care. You can’t argue with what is fact. And he will try.

If xPrae was as intelligent as he portrays himself to be, he would know that the right kisses asses so that the wealthy can have “free stuff” while they get some dough in return. But it’s not like he has proven to be down to Earth to begin with, a mental illness many conservatives are afflicted with.

UPDATE: I knew it. I called it. xPrae won’t let him being banned from my blog stop him from trying to comment and start up the usual, predictable talk down:

xPrae2

xPrae, you know good and well you’re banned from here. Plus, you know you’re not looking for a conversation, even if you say that’s what you want. And none of us are interested in learning from you. You are STILL banned from here, or do you think you’re too important for boundaries set by simple minded negroes like me? Yes, I used your articles to prove a point or two, and you’re so happy obliging while showcasing your racist, right wing insanity. So, return to your side of the blogosphere, whine about how I’m being unfair while purposely ignoring your futile attempt to demean and insult opposing views, and continue living in your conservative whitewashed fantasy.

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