|Will Asian Immigrants Save
From Haynes Johnson?
Tuesday, December 18, 2001 -- He
said it again, right there on that PBS program. He spoke of the 90's
boom economy that didn't repair the great gap between the rich and the
poor. It was the same old baloney he uses when talking about the
Reagan 80's. That explained the
Dickensian appelation for his new book, the second half of which is implied.
Haynes will win a Pulitzer for this one.
Its very title castigates capitalism and leads toward his socialist solution.
The Pulitzers, like the Nobels are normally given to communists-in-spirit,
if not in fact.
I want you all to go to any nearby place in
America where poor people live. I want you to offer them a free one-way
ticket to emigrate to Bombay. You can pick other destinations if
you like. If you live close to Appalachia, offer your local poor
a one-way ticket to go and live in Macedonia. They have lots of jobs for
sheep herders, there. If you live close to the South Bronx, offer
them a one-way ticket to go and live in Gabon. The AIDS rate in western
Africa is rather high, but there are good jobs in the Sudanese slave
trade network. If you live near Miami, stand on the beach, and when
a rubber tube boat washes up, offer the passengers a one-way ticket to
go and live in Havana.
The poor people of the world are, sometimes
literally, dying to get here. This is because being poor in America
is like being rich in most of the other nations of the world.
Except for a few nuts like that Moslem from Marin County, nobody is dying
to get away.
Difference number one: A lavish support
structure.. A poor family in Appalachia lives in a trailer of
their choosing, owns a pickup, has free basic medical care, food stamps
and free education for their kids through 12 grades,at least. A poor
family in the People's Democratic Republic of the Congo has no home, no
car, no medical care, no food and no way to educate their children.
The Appalachian family has at least two radios, at least one color television, a washing machine, a refrigerator, electric lights, and indoor toilets connected to a city sewer or a septic drain system. Because of the public health system in America, diseases that to this day ravage the populations of other nations are literally gone from this land. Measles, smallpox, malaria, tuberculosis and dozens of other killers are so rare here that they are news. The safety of the food supply is the best in the world. The highway system is the best in the world. The firemen and policemen are the best in the world. The emergency medical assistence system is the best in the world. Because of all of these, the lifespan of the poor in America is twice that of 90% of the nations of the world. Because of all these facts, the next item is a fact.
Difference number two: capitalism is disinterested in class:. In this country, you can work your way off food stamps and out of the trailer. There's always a way up. That's not true in other places. India and Cuba, for example, operate under the caste system. India with dozens of societal castes, is trying to fix that problem, but for the time being if you're born in one of the lower ones you are locked out of the good money, period.. With Communism's two castes, you can't fix that problem. It's the nature of the beast. In Cuba, as in the old Soviet Union and present day North Korea, if you're in with the Party bosses, you live well.. If not, you join the 99.99999999% of the rest of the nation in gray bureaucratic poverty, jail or a grave.
As zillions of Asians, Cubans, South Americans and
eastern Europeans have proven, nobody is trapped in any economic class,
here. Last year, America had between10,000 and 20,000 new millionaires.
The vast majority of them did not fit the pattern portrayed so often by
Haynes and his pals: white, Ivy league men from an old-money, east
coast family. (The famed WASP from the right boarding schools and
the right colleges, whose family vacations in the right Hamptons next to
the right neighbors.)
Asians love this system. The only economic
barrier they face here these days is the race-based bias of liberalism.
Until Ward Connerly, a rich black man, almost single-handedly brought the
practice down, the hard-working, highly-intelligent children of Asian immigrants
were being shut out of the top schools in California. Blacks with
lower test scores and lower secondary school grades were given "points"
for being black -- and were awarded entrance into the best colleges while
better Asian students were denied opportunity.
That quota system, by the way, proved that Affirmative Action isn't a corrective for past discrimination via slavery. I can't find mention of any Asian from California or anywhere else who owned a slave plantation in the South before the Civil War. A few black American farmers had black slaves back then, it seems. But that's logical when you look at the history of slavery. Black slaves working for black masters was probably standard procedure in Africa before Caucasians or Asians appeared on the planet.. In fact, it's a widespread practice in Africa to this day
Haynes' liberal pals aren't happy
about Equal Opportunity for Asians in California schools. They spend
lots of time scamming ways to get around the Connerly initiative, so are
still shutting off educational opportunity for some Asians. But,
they can't stop Asians from opening businesses. Haynes and his redistributionist
pals can't stop them from working night and day, from teaching their children
to study hard and stay out of trouble, from watching every penny until
they save enough to open a store, a service station, a repair business
or a restaurant.
Haynes and his redistributionist
pals will never get it. They will continue writing books about the
income gap in America. With their press activities they will support
redistribution of wealth instead of creation of wealth. They will
praise the liberals who daily steal the job-creating private wealth of
America to use as bribes to buy the votes of the people who have been convinced
by this same media that they haven't a chance.
Johnson's The Best of
Times is intended as an ironic title that points toward what he sees
as the worst of times. He apparently wants a French Revolution in America.
Off with the heads of the rich! What we need is socialist change!
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