I have to be honest, I have never found myself in agreement with much of anything that Charles Barkley has ever had to say, especially when it comes to the subject of politics. I’ve always thought that maybe he should stick to that which he knows best, because once he ventures outside that area of his ‘expertise’ it becomes pretty clear, pretty quickly that he’s nowhere near as smart as he thinks he is.
But it was on one of those rare occurrences that I recently did find myself in agreement with him, and it was when he was interviewed after Tuesday night’s Democrat debates that he happened to attend. It was when, during the interview, he slammed the Democrat Party, saying that the party has done little to elevate most blacks in America, and I agree. And yet blacks continue to vote for Democrats.
While he had taken the time to be in the audience for this clown show of a debate, he apparently was not at all impressed by what he saw from the candidates taking part, going so far as to tell reporters that “every black person I know has always voted Democratic,” but most are “still poor” despite that support. Ok, so what’s that tell you about every black person that he apparently knows?
Barkley slammed the Democrats for ignoring minorities, saying, “It’s an economic thing, and that’s what both parties have been neglecting, especially the Democratic Party.” And he said, “Every black person I know has always voted Democratic, and with the exception of a few guys who can play sports, all those people are still poor.” Ok, they’re still poor and yet they still vote for Democrats. Duh?
And despite his complaining about the Democrat’s continuing failure, Barkley then proceeded to provide them with a certain amount of cover by making the idiotic claim that both parties “suck” at delivering for black voters. He said, “I think all politicians take black folks for granted. They talk to black folks every four years, and that’s about it and then do nothing about it. Both parties suck in that aspect.”
And even after voicing his displeasure with the Democrats he then proceeded to do what every black person he knows must also do, he said it was of those candidates present that he was ‘leaning’ toward supporting Julian Castro or Pete Buttigieg. So at the end of the day he’s really not all that much different from every other black who he knows, who will tend to vote for Democrats no matter what.
So first Barkley says the Democrats haven’t delivered for blacks and then, practically in the same breath, he says leaning towards one Democrat or another. He says, “It’s an economic thing…”, but is either blindly ignorant of the current economic success for blacks or still covering for Democrat’s lack of success on economic issues. Apparently it seems to be the latter, in which case he’s got nothing to bitch about.
Perhaps it’s now time for Mr. Barkley to make a choice. Either he cares enough about black economic success to swallow his pride and vote for President Trump, and the Republicans next year, or simply admit that it doesn’t really matter and that he’s quite comfortable remaining there on the Democrat plantation. Otherwise there’s really no difference between him and every other black person he knows.
The goal of Democrats has always been to keep blacks firmly on the Democrat plantation. So far, it’s been working very well! The way to get ahead in America isn’t complicated. You go to school. You don’t have children outside of marriage. You practice personal responsibility. And you save a portion of your earnings for the future and/or for a rainy day. That’s the magic formula for success.
And the formula for failure? Well, that’s just as obvious and just as simple. You get pregnant outside of marriage, you choose not to finish school, you go on welfare, you live in government housing, and you blame others for your own bad decisions and personal failures, and you become a taker not a maker. This isn’t rocket science and yet those in the black community, Barkley’s community, act as if it is.
Democrat candidates come out every two years, they whine about how hard life is, promise all manner of pie in the sky, and then fail to deliver. They don’t deliver yet people looking for free table scraps keep voting for them because they fall for the Democrat song and dance. It has been a Democrat inspired vicious cycle that has been taking place since the early 1960s. And it shows no sign of letting up.
So as is usually the case even with ‘educated’ blacks, Barkley first makes a sane, provable statement then goes back to being stupid with his “both parties suck” comment. Perhaps he should take the time to check out exactly what President Trump has done. Government can never provide blacks with success but it can provide opportunity for blacks to EARN it, if they are actually interested in doing so.
That is where so many Democrat voters get buried, by believing the Democrat Party rhetoric that says, “You can’t make it in this world without a Democrat Party majority rule.” Then when the Democrat Party doesn’t come through with impossible promises they blame Republicans and ‘Whitey.’ Nothing regarding the plight of the black man is going to change until the black man, himself, does a little changing.
Well Charles it’s been this way for nearly 60 years now, for a few reasons. First, you bought the ridiculous notion that the party that hated blacks for over 150 years was now you best friend. They didn’t become your friend they just realized that a hand out works better to keep you in line than a raised hand. Second, your leadership in the black community is full of people who have sold their soul for a little power.
Lastly, there seems to be this idea that someone who is black can’t stray from thinking differently than the standard found on the left. If one does, they get branded a traitor, as being not black enough, an Uncle Tom, or many other more colorful names I can’t repeat here. That very idea that a minority has to think a specific way is the worst kind of stereotyping and is exactly what real racism is.
Democrats want a homogeneous minority population because ‘diversity’ of thought brings awareness of problems and allows for real solutions to be found. To put it simply, blacks have been played, they are victims of the greatest con job in history, and it seems not even the destruction of black families or the black community will snap them out of it and after 60 years of voting the same way they expect a different result.