We donâ€™t know how it works now, but when we lived in the ghetto a girlâ€™s best career path was promiscuity. She got more money with each child she hadâ€¦provided, of course, that the father didnâ€™t take responsibility for it. Then, the child grew upâ€¦took drugs and stole carsâ€¦until he got sent to prison. One problem led to another â€“ but it could all be traced to the governmentâ€™s giveaways. They had the same effect in Baltimore as they had in Burkina Faso. The political elite took the money and lined their pocketsâ€¦the masses become more miserable than before. And the worse conditions got, the more money the cities received from federal bailout programs.
And now Obama is proposing to make things worse. More bailoutsâ€¦more giveawaysâ€¦more programsâ€¦more bureaucratsâ€¦ Already, the â€˜richâ€™ support whole sections of the population. Obama says he will raise taxes on â€˜the rich,â€™ creating even more parasites. Of course, who cares if the rich have less money? They will still live in their leafy suburbs and send their children to private schools. But pity the poor parasites.
Abolish all welfare of all sortsâ€¦no unemployment insuranceâ€¦no child tax creditsâ€¦no welfareâ€¦no foodstampsâ€¦no nothing, except privately-sponsored charities. Close the public schools. Kick out all the bureaucrats and all federal and state employees. Abolish all rules concerning employment â€“ no minimum wages, no overtime, discriminate all you want. Require all residents to say please and thank youâ€¦dress properlyâ€¦and sneer at people who donâ€™t seem to be gainfully employed or polite.
My libertarian side says that if we just enforce Social Darwinism as he suggests, things will turn out OK. The side of me that has read history knows that if we want to avoid long-term problems we must (a) ensure we have good leadership and (b) filter our population to remove the incompetents, criminals, perverts, idiots, and passive-aggressive types. These two sides aren’t really at war with each other: both are required. Social Darwinism to reward the good, and eternal moral vigilance to drive away parasites and keep power in the hands of the meritocratic elite.