Donald Trump says ‘African-Americans’ deserve a ‘New Deal.‘ Not the old ‘New Deal’ which FDR offered to all Americans, but their own ‘New Deal.’ Apparently they haven’t gotten a fair shake.
The United States must set up a new commission involving the African American community to end the pattern of young people going from failed schools into lives of crime and imprisonment, Donald Trump told a campaign rally.
[…]I will… establish a new commission to tackle the school to prison pipeline and to shut that pathway down and to create instead a new pathway that leads from great education to a great job.” Trump described school choice as the great civil rights issue of current times and promised to champion it in all 50 US states if he is elected president on November 8.”
Isn’t this all awfully familiar, a variation on the various taxpayer-funded programs of the last, oh, 50 or 60 years? And how much good have they done, except to foster a sense of entitlement and a demand that ‘more’ must always be done?
I won’t belabor this because I think most people on the right are gritting their teeth when they hear these kinds of things, or reassuring themselves that ”he just has to say these things, and besides we need the votes; winning is crucial…”
“It’s time for a 21st century Glass Steagall and… a priority on helping African-American businesses get the credit they need.”
Trump criticized the policies of two-term President Bill Clinton and his wife Hillary, the current Democratic nominee for president, as playing a major role in impoverishing the African American community. “The policies of the Clintons brought us the financial recession — through lifting Glass-Steagall, pushing subprime lending, and blocking reforms to Fannie [Mae] and Freddie [Mac]” – the two giant federally supported mortgage-supporting corporations, he stated. Trump also said he would encourage small-business creation by allowing social welfare workers to convert poverty assistance into repayable but forgive-able micro-loans. “I will also propose tax holidays for inner city neighborhoods… [and] financial reforms to help young African Americans to get tax credits to pursue their dreams in their communities.”
This is just all too redolent of the ‘Democrats are the real racists‘ line; it seems that blacks are forever to be a catered-to and coddled segment of the population, regardless of who is in office. That’s what depresses me.
All right; I’ve gotten it off my chest for now, though I know it’s hopeless to talk about it. I hope we don’t all have ‘buyer’s remorse’ after the election, if Trump is elected. Yes, I know, the alternative is far worse, and yes, the Overton Window and all that, but still…
I wish I could be wholehearted about my vote. These kinds of things make me doubt.
Categorize this under ‘more White paternalism.’