Jan 11, 2015

Conservatives quick to blame welfare for the fall of US cities. They should look in the mirror!

This email circulates periodically among the mostly Southern Conservatives... seen it?   It is a FALSE NARRATIVE:

68 years later!

What happened to the radiation that lasts thousands of years?  HIROSHIMA 1945

Today's Hiroshima...


The email continues with a false conclusion:  What has caused more long term destruction - the A-bomb, or Government welfare programs created to buy the votes of those who want someone to take care of them?

Japan does not have a welfare system. Work for it or do without. 

These are possibly the 5 best sentences you'll ever read and all applicable to this experiment:

1. You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity.

2. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.

3. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else.

4. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it!

5. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that is the beginning of the end of any nation.

Can you think of a reason for not sharing this? Neither could I..

end of the mass email.  -0-

OK THEN.  That was complete Capitalist Bullshit!
  Unlike the Japanese who need to use all the land on their small islands, Americans don't clean up after themselves.  We have lots of land so we just pack up and move to the suburbs or Dallas.  Not mentioned was how much the US government gave defeated Japan to rebuild their infrastructure after the war!

Choosing Detroit as the example to compare is simply cloaked racism when whites moved out after the jobs did.   There are places in every city older than World War II that look like that.  What they mostly show is the American manufacturers have chosen to MOVE OUT of our cities to enslave other workers overseas where the costs are cheaper.   

Every factory built in China to make goods bound for the US is a factory that was CLOSED DOWN HERE.   Those are business choices, not welfare results for the poor.  If those jobs were still here, those people wouldn't be poor at all but America's wealthy corporations ABANDONED THEM.

Capitalists don't want to invest in older US cities.  Capitalists would rather just speculate in the stock market rather than build things.  One need only look at the overpriced market value to see that investment isn't happening here.  This is just gambling on the prospect of rising prices on reselling and not being the last stock owner holding the bag.

The capitalism of those dollars happened when the stocks were first issued to build companies.   But not after that.   They'll lose it when it vaporize when the overpriced market collapses.  What a waste of capital dollars.  Speculators aren't capitalists at all.   They build nothing but paper wealth.    What you saw in today's Hiroshima is not "paper" wealth.  It's wealth that builds societies because money can be made there.

Decaying cities is about GREED, not welfare.  Capitalists created welfare by having no respect or willingness to invest in American workers.   They just pack up and go someplace else--abandoning US workers.   Blame a lot of it on the soaring costs of healthcare which Republicans refuse to make more efficient.   That has priced the American worker out of the world labor market.  So they go to China...but soon enough, Chinese workers will want health care too.

And the capitalists refuse to support projects to revitalize public works and transportation to make redevelopment more attractive.   They don't even bother to tear down their unwanted old buildings...you can see empty brick buildings in the abandoned manufacturing districts all over America.

 Like Star Trek's Borg, they'll just move on to strip another country.

 IS Resistance Futile, or can we vote away their control?

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