The Reality on the Ground

2020 June 1
by drdog09

This all started with Lyndon Johnson in 1964 with the ‘Great Society’ program. You had to be there to believe it. Since then the whole welfare state has become one huge funding transfer mechanism. In some depts like USDuh it is their biggest line item in their budget.

But there is an unseen element that is in play. And no I am not talking George Soros, though that is a item to discuss at a future date. No, the bigger item is a divide that transcends Soros.

Can a man be profitable unto God, as he that is wise may be profitable unto himself?

— Job 22:2

The divide I speak of is the difference between Producers and Consumers. At the start of this Republic 90%+ of the population was in the act of subsistence farming. Even the remaining 10% were engaged in some form of enterprise — carpentry, silversmith, chandlery, fishing,etc. By the dint of their brows and smarts issued forth their daily bread. The fact is they recognized to produce for the market was to live. For that 90% they consumed the products they produced and sold the excess to market. They were both Producers and Consumers.

But since WWII through the magic of industrial production and clever marketing the link between Producer and Consumer was broken. The Great Society program even took that separation to a derivative layer. So now the Consumer no longer sees a link between what they have accomplished (or not) to what they consume from the market place. A subcategory within the population has adopted a cargo cult mentality. “Da EBT card empty MoFo! I needs dat big screen! Gimme da brick!”. And like that, the ‘under privileged’ are humping away with that 72″ Sony, with pride I might add. He stuck it to The Man ya know.

But what of the Producer? Well they are still there, for now. But even this will not last much longer. Why risk your life and living in the community when every decade or so it will just get burned down — Watts, Boston, and now Minneapolis. A neighborhood burn out is how food deserts are created that the Left so moans about. No its not worth the risk. Especially these days when you could market most wares thru Amazon or eBay. No busted store fronts or Molotov’ed inventory to worry about. Worst that can happen is you have to reship something because of some Porch Pirate.

But a great many in society they see no connection between what they do and how that effort translates into their daily living. Even some of the most successful income earners miss that connection. Fact a glaring example is former director Comey. He got a paycheck whether he did good or not, and he chose the dark course rather than what he was tasked to do. It did not matter what he produced only that he kissed the butt of his master.

Is there a solution? In a bygone era it would be “40 acres and a mule”, but those days are long gone. I don’t know the method. But I do know we need to turn more Consumers into Producers or the whole edifice of our capitalist system is headed for ruin.

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  1. 2020 June 1 4:53 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    The current situation was increased by government action. You lock many people up 2,3 months with nothing else to do and a certain fraction of the population who had certain tendencies will go over the edge. A idle hands outcome writ large across the nation.

  2. 2020 June 1 4:56 am
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    bc3b permalink

    “This all started with Lyndon Johnson in 1964 with the ‘Great Society’ program.”

    Blacks born to a single mother –
    1960: 23%
    2020: 77%

    Here’s a timely article from today’s Washington Examiner with statistics:

    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/77-black-births-to-single-moms-49-for-hispanic-immigrants

    All the blacks I have known (work, parents of my children’s team mates, etc.) are middle class blacks with a traditional family unit, I have to think the percentage of blacks in the ghetto in a single family home is <15%, likely <10%.

  3. 2020 June 1 4:58 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    A piece in accordance with the OP — https://noqreport.com/2020/05/31/the-thugs-who-tried-to-firebomb-a-nyc-police-cruiser-are-were-attorneys/ — Barristers running around attempting to fire bomb, badly.

  4. 2020 June 1 5:08 am
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    bc3b permalink

    Another problem, but it’s racissst to bring it up:

    https://www.worlddata.info/iq-by-country.php

  5. 2020 June 1 5:12 am
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    Wylie E. Coyote permalink

    Last week Hillary Clinton labeled the peaceful protesters at state capitals wanting their businesses to reopen as “domestic terrorists.”

    Yet, for the last four days she has not labeled as terrorists those who are looting, rioting, destroying property, attacking police officers, and committing arson in our cities.

    I guess “terrorism” is in the eye of the beholder: Regular citizens are, for Clinton et.al, terrorists when demanding constitutional rights, whereas left-wing anarchists are upstanding citizens if anti- Trump.

    Protesting in behalf of worshiping in church is something “deplorables” do; blaming America is something “sophisticated” people do. Hillary and friends have a different, and rather sick, value system.”

    https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/06/leftists_more_at_war_with_regular_americans_than_with_looters_and_arsonists.html

  6. 2020 June 1 5:30 am
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    The snowflakes of the left they are a whining,
    For days of yore they’re hearts are pining,
    The precious little pussies are all a flutter,
    They see their unicorn utopia in the gutter,
    Like dog pecker gnats they flitter about,
    There is no limit to the flatulance they spout,
    Their house of cards will be blown asunder,
    Now is the time to plow them under.

  7. 2020 June 1 7:40 am
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    justrand permalink

    I have been engaged in some extremely troubling and disappointing conversations on Facebook over the last couple days. The only reason I use DB is try and keep my fingers a tiny bit on the pulse of the lunatic Left. All I can say is “Wow!”

    The Left believes THIS is their time…and unholy alliance of the media, Democrats and anarchists is fueling that belief.

    I think we have 12 months to prepare, whether Trump wins or not. How the coming Civil War goes will depend a lot on whether he does win, but I think we’re out of time either way.

  8. 2020 June 1 8:00 am
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    bc3b permalink

    JR #7 –

    Minneapolis 2020 is far serious than Detroit 1967 for several reasons:

    1. The left (Antifa) if far better organized and there are far more militants today
    2. In 1967 the media didn’t try to fan the flames

  9. 2020 June 1 9:22 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    We be in a gorilla war since Charlottesville. The press, in the immortal words of IP, F’em. Antifa seems to agree they have roughed up a couple of them pressitutes already.

    Here’s something some folks on both sides of this divide better keep in mind…… At 200yrds whether thee be Antifa or SWAT you appear as a black blob with iron sights. I treat either with the same kiss of 7.62. I am equal opportunity ya know. I won’t let either get close enough to discern the difference once things go kinetic.

  10. 2020 June 1 9:41 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    7,

    Its no rosier over on Twitter either. As much as Dorsey is attempting to muffle the Right, they keep hitting back with great abandon.

  11. 2020 June 1 9:44 am
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    drdog09 permalink

  12. 2020 June 1 10:01 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    Oh yeah…..

  13. 2020 June 1 10:31 am
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    drdog09 permalink

  14. 2020 June 1 1:13 pm
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    bc3b permalink

    BET founder calls for $14-trillion in reparations. That will buy a lot of 70-inch HDTVs to watch BET on:

    https://www.cnbc.com/2020/06/01/bets-robert-johnson-calls-for-14-trillion-of-reparations-for-slavery.html

  15. 2020 June 1 1:28 pm
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    Post 16 Sorry but expost facto laws/ bills of attainder,and statute of limitations are a no go.

  16. 2020 June 1 2:49 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    17,

    Agreed.

    But lets consider the math for a moment. That $17Tn…. Against:

    * Blacks that owned blacks have to pay double.
    * Each family or decedents of a civil war fallen must be paid $3m in initial loss and deferred interest due or charged against the reparations outstanding. (Mostly whites.)
    * Total war costs of the Union must be paid in initial loss and deferred interest due or charged against the reparations outstanding.
    * Federal transfer payments stop.
    * Racial preference programs stop.
    * ADA program stops.
    * NAACP loses tax exempt status.

    We could end up on the positive side of things. Hey a guy can dream….

  17. 2020 June 1 2:51 pm
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    bc3b permalink

    drdog09 #18 –

    Shouldn’t the US have some sort of Marshall Plan for the South?

  18. 2020 June 1 6:54 pm
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    mulletover permalink

    Shouldn’t the US have some sort of Marshall Plan for the South?
    //

    I’m a southern mullet, and I will settle for forty acres and a mule. Make my forty acres oceanfront property just south of Charleston SC.

    You can keep the mule.

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