It’s not hard to see why Leftists have stolen the Democratic Party from moderates and progressives. It’s because progressive approaches to government simply don’t work, and the only thing their politicians can see to grab power is full on Leftism (A.K.A. Communism).
In 1964, the United States made equal rights the law. Today’s life for minorities in the United States is very different than the experience that most endured up to that point. Racism in any form is unfair and can never be justified. It’s society’s job to help civilize people, including making fair treatment part of everyday life. But, within this has erupted a culture of within which minorities themselves express extreme racism.
One of the BLM / Racial Justice / Social Justice Warrior / Critical Race Theory main goals is the enactment of “reparations” that will somehow make today’s minorities whole for the wrongs done generations ago to their ancestors. The problem is that America has already had a progressive program of reparations intended to establish “affirmative action” for 54 years. It was called the “Great Society” and it has proven to be a colossal progressive failure.
America has already provided a variety of means tested programs that have cost $22 Trillion since 1968, and continue to cost about $1 Trillion a year. These are a huge portion of the annual government budget, and they have driven our nation into extraordinary debt. They are structured as obligations that commit taxes to a number of transfer payment systems. And it’s proving to make minorities dependent upon government, and the politicians that now wield unnatural power to destroy a republic that used to stand for free choice. Leftists seek to make citizens their powerless subjects.
The most lasting legacy of this “great society” has been the destruction of minority families.
It’s time for “reparations” to cease, and opportunity to become the norm in our society. It’s only through personal initiative that America can really become a great society.