Do the removal or destruction of statues of solders and Presidents from over a century ago matter more then Black Lives or for that matter any life? I live in the shaddow of Chicago that has not ended gang violence that has been around for decades. “[T]he welfare state has done to black Americans what slavery could not have done, the harshest Jim Crow laws and racism could not have done, namely break up the black family,” [Walter E. Williams, a George Mason economist] said. “That is, today, just slightly over 30 percent of black kids live in two parent families. Historically, from 1870s on up to about 1940s, and depending on the city, 75 to 90 percent of black kids lived in two parent families. Illegitimacy rate is 70 percent among blacks where that is unprecedented in our history.” Thomas Sowell another black economist points out, “[b]ut if black lives really matter, as they should matter like all other lives, then it is hard to see any racial issue that matters as much as education.
The government could double the amount of money it spends on food stamps or triple the amount it spends on housing subsidies, and it will mean very little if the next generation of young blacks goes out into the world as adults without a decent education.
Many things that are supposed to help blacks actually have a track record of making things worse.” “If we put ourselves into the shoes of racists who seek to sabotage black upward mobility, we couldn't develop a more effective agenda than that followed by civil rights organizations, black politicians, academics, liberals and the news media.” said Thomas Sowell another black economist.
So who wants these statue removed a why? The Romans promoted circuses as the empire was falling apart. They had an out of control welfare system spending so much of the wealth of the nation that the borders were left undefended and immigrant from around the empire provide more of the free labor. Is this just a circus act?
I see these statues and even the confederate statures as a way to tell the history of the Declaration of Independence. The Civil War kept the promise, “We hold these Truths to be self evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed, by their CREATOR, with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these Rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just Powers from the Consent of the Governed.” Those Civil War statues remind us of the most expensive war in our history ,by far in human lives. The foundered handed this responsibility to their prodigy. They also remind us that the the Democratic Party broke from the union to create the Confederacy. The KKK is the enforcement arm of the Democratic Party and in many state to be part of government one had to support the KKK. And finally the Democratic members of Congress vote against the enforcement of the 14th, 15th, and 16th Civil War Amendments a century afterwards. Republican votes were needed about 17% of them voted against where about 35% of the Democrats voted against the Civil Right Bills.
It is clear that they are trying to raise themselves above the the real agenda. The foundation of the Democratic party is founded the segregated class society with barriers between the classes. Slavery is a clear example. Slavery has been replaced by poverty and the destruction of the family and religious structure and the creation of economic ghettos that we now have in our cities.