What do you get when a racial group votes year in, year out, for one political party? When that party relies with an arrogant confidence that the racial group will never, ever switch to the other party? When that party says and does anything and everything to keep that racial group in the fold?
You get this.
In the last five years, 557 people were slain on the city’s streets, making Oakland the state’s second-most murderous city, behind Compton.
Most victims are young, black men who are dying in forgotten neighborhoods of East and West Oakland.
Would you like more?
A majority grew up without a father – he was either murdered, incarcerated or abandoned his children.
Mom is typically absent, too, either because she’s working several jobs for minimum wage or because she’s also lost to the streets through drugs, prostitution or prison.
Such grim statistics are replicated throughout our nation wherever the Democrat Party dominates—in Washington DC, in Chicago, in Philadelphia.
It gets worse.
The number one cause of death among black males is other black males. Black males represent 7 percent of the US population yet 60 percent of the US prison population. More than 70 percent of black children are born to unwed mothers. Black babies are as likely to go under the abortionist’s knife as not—14,000,000 have already done so since Roe v. Wade.
All of this happened since the 1950s. Thomas Sowell informs us that the black family then was nearly as stable as the white; that Harlem was as safe as any other urban area; that black high schools routinely graduated the same percentage of students as white high schools; that blacks performed as well as whites on standardized testing.
What happened since the 50s? LBJ happened. The ‘Great Society’ happened. Big Government happened. Radical social engineering happened. Such policies did for the black family what collectivization did for the Ukrainians.
And all of this brought to them courtesy of the Democrat Party.
Try this little test: Find a black who votes Republican. Take your time.
What to do about all of this? How to wean blacks away from the Democrat Party? It does no good for Republicans to simply try to out-pander the Democrats in handing put government largesse. Given a choice between a real Democrat and a copy, a man votes for the real McCoy.
And no, I am not arguing that blacks should vote Republican so that all will be well. For it is not in politics that will blacks find Salvation—yes, I capitalized that word—but in Christ. Odd, the same is true for whites—and Native Americans and Asians and every other race you can imagine.
But first things first. Blacks must cease their support of that virulently anti-God party we call the Democrats. For it has given to them exactly what one would expect a group of God haters would give—abortion, fatherless families, servitude, violence. To clear things up a bit, all of those gifts come right from the Father of Lies himself.
You do not believe that the Democrats are anti-God? Pardon me then, for you are very ignorant.
To put the matter bluntly, blacks in the US have switched allegiance from God to the Democrats. They have sold their heritage for a mess of pottage and have reaped Esau’s reward.
Rather than shill for ‘the black vote’ Republicans should seek out blacks and plead with them to return to God. It might prove easier than it looks at first, for one strength of the black community is the black church. By and large these are Baptist and God-fearing, two things the Democrat Part most assuredly is not.
Once the hearts of blacks are changed by the Blood of Christ, perhaps we can work to change the hearts of whites.
(Hat tip: Clayton Cramer)
I do not, however, agree with Cramer’s conclusion, that a religious revival is ‘simply unimaginable in a post-Christian America.’ Such a belief diminshes God Himself. He can do to America what he did to the Roman Empire—if we let Him.