© 2016 Jim Spence - Democrats have a cynical game plan to manipulate and control black American voters. And Thomas Sowell resents this fact. He has spoken often about how much misinformation gets published and trumpeted about the black experience in America. Sowell has lived the black experience in America. In his writings he traces the roots of today’s high unemployment rates in the black community. And he remembers the rising income rates of blacks and low unemployment rates during the first half of the 20th century. All of this happened when racism was a serious problem and long BEFORE Democrats started to call for government intervention to “help” blacks. He reasons that racism is a relic of the past and has nothing to do with the struggles of blacks.
Perhaps Democrat Patrick Moynihan knew best when he went against most in his party and opposed proposals by LBJ to allegedly fight poverty. Instinctively Moynihan knew that laws passed under LBJ were a sure fire way to promote illegitimacy in the black community, destroy the families, and perpetuate poverty. Hand outs started being given to inner city girls who bore children out of wedlock, but only if the children’s fathers did not live in the house. These stupid ideas were government-baked recipes for calamities and the rest as they say is history. Democrat’s big government ideas have “helped” the American black community set itself back a hundred years.
Let’s consider racial discrimination. Arthur Blank, Robert McNair, and Tom Benson own NFL teams. Peter Holt, Gail Holt, and James Dolan own NBA teams. In fact, Tom Benson owns both an NFL and NBA team. Each of these people competes with dozens of other team owners. Imagine what sort of results these business people would experience with their teams if they instructed their coaches to purposely keep lesser players because they wanted to discriminate against African Americans? We all know the answer to this question. The very idea is preposterous. Thomas Sowell put it succinctly.
“It would be very hard, for example, for a basketball owner, no matter how racist he was, to try to operate without Blacks. It would be suicidal.”
The better players, of which so many are black, would simply sign with other teams. And the other teams with the better players would destroy the teams with lesser players on the playing field. We all know this, simply because it is common sense. Sports franchises want to prosper. Accordingly they are always looking for ways to upgrade their talent. They comb the far reaches of the world looking for better players. Again, this is common sense.
Let’s completely suspend our common sense. Why would we do this? Because…..Democrats want us to. They would have everyone believe, especially blacks, that somehow business people that own sports franchises are DIFFERENT from all other business people. They want us to believe that only sports franchise owners want to succeed, not any other businesses. Democrats float misleading advertisements around election time that infer that business people instruct their managers to purposely keep lesser employees because they want to hold down the minority communities.
Talk to any business owner who is succeeding and he or she will tell you the hardest thing to come by now days is qualified people with skills. Sound familiar? It is the same dilemma sports franchise owners have. Everyone is competing for talent. And nobody who is going to last for more than ten minutes in business cares what color or gender the talent is. It is common sense. But if you are a Democrat you are required to suspend your common sense where race is concerned. These are the cold hard facts on race that should be known by every American.
Why do Democrats do this? It is because they want to manipulate and control voters in the minority segments of the population. They want to manipulate them into believing that the business people in the sports world are somehow “different” than the business people competing outside of that world. They don’t want anyone to know that ALL business people are dying for the next LeBron James, Cam Newton, or Kevin Durant in their industry. And just like sports franchise owners, they don’t care what color the superstars are.
Thomas Sowell understands that racists come in all colors including both Barack Obama and Michelle Obama. He had this to say on the subject:
“Racism does not have a good track record. It's been tried out for a long time and you'd think by now we'd want to put an end to it instead of putting it under new management.”