Friday, June 5, 2015

Slavery, Segregation, Solutions, and No Gratitude Part 5 of 5



Slavery, Segregation, Solutions, and No Gratitude
Part 5
by Rev. Dr Paul Samson

NO MATTER WHAT COLOR YOU ARE

·       If you participate in criminal behavior you are a criminal, and you don’t deserve to be treated as an equal with law abiding citizens.
·       If your demographic group commits more crime than other demographic groups you will be looked upon with suspicion, even if you personally are not a criminal.
·       If your demographic group has a large number of dysfunctional families, your children will not be well adjusted nor do well in school or the workplace.
·       If your demographic group has a large percentage of “fatherless” children, your culture is sick and does not deserve equality.
·       If your demographic group has a high drop-out rate for high school, you are not the equal of educated people.
·       If your demographic group uses illegal drugs and abuses alcohol you will not be the equal of sober responsible people.
·       If you cannot properly read, write, and speak the language of your country, do not expect equal treatment when you apply for a job or interact with those who are fluent with the primary language.
·       If you behave hatefully toward other demographic groups, you will not be respected.
·       If you use more than you produce or accept handouts, you are of no value to your society, and cannot expect to be treated as an equal.
·       If your demographic group makes up 12% of the population and accounts for 49% of all homicides, and if 93% of those murders are committed by other people in the same demographic group, your group is pathologically violent and should not be seen as equal to other less violent groups.
·       If it is safer to be in the military than in your neighborhood, enlist now. If you get through boot camp you will be treated as an equal.
·       If you are blaming other people for your dysfunctional behavior, you have serious psychological problems, and don’t deserve to be treated as an equal.

Equality doesn’t come to you because of your color or heritage, no matter what it is. Laws cannot bestow equality, no matter how much politicians will lie to you to get your vote. You will be respected because of your behavior. You will be equal when your behavior is equal to other people in the nation.

There are dozens of additional demographic studies that have not been cited above, but which make the same point. Don’t blame your color for your lack of equality. Blame your own behavior.

Yourself To Blame by Mayme White Miller

If things go bad for you
And make you a bit ashamed
Often you will find out that
You have yourself to blame
Swiftly we ran to mischief
And then the bad luck came
Why do we fault others?
We have ourselves to blame
Whatever happens to us,
Here is what we say
“Had it not been for so-and-so
Things wouldn’t have gone that way.”
And if you are short of friends,
I’ll tell you what to do
Make an examination,
You’ll find the faults in you…
You’re the captain of your ship,
So agree with the same
If you travel downward
You have yourself to blame

THERE IS A SOLUTION

The good news is that there is a way out. You do have equal opportunity. Change your behavior, and you will leave your demographic group behind, and become an equal.
You may be right that "simple will power" is not adequate to reverse decades of social pathology in your culture, but I do know that validating pathology and subsidizing it will prevent any tactic from being efficacious. The sub-culture we are discussing is sick to its core.

However, the solution is available within this very same demographic group. Not everybody is sick. One of the most valuable areas of research for epidemiologists is studying those who don't get sick. How are the functional people in this demographic group behaving? Mostly they succeed because of hard work, good values, and responsible living. And that is a universal recipe for success, and is not confined to any demographic group. These are nongovernmental solutions that can heal a sick society. Blaming the pathology on other people is not a solution. Blaming the pathology on history is not a solution.

AN EXAMPLE OF THE PERSONAL SOULTION

There are no government solutions. There isn’t a “program” that will rescue you!

Need an example? The Washington Post report notes that Dr. Ben Carson’s mother, Sonya, had a big influence in the life of a “screw-up kid with a temper” who later went on to become a world famous neurosurgeon and ultimately an outspoken, Conservative critic of many of President Obama’s policies, especially ObamaCare.
“Sonya had 24 siblings and was married at age 13. When she found out that her husband, Ben’s father, had a second family, they divorced. Unable to read, Sonya encouraged her kids to stop watching television and read two books per week.” Sonya Carson's life motto is: "Learn to do your best and God will do the rest." Thank you, Sonya! That is the solution.

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