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The downfall of the city of Detroit over the last 50 years has been the subject of much discussion.  For example there was the time Stephen Crowder did a drive through of Detroit to document that much of the city is in a shockingly run down condition –

Here is my response to someone online who was recently trying to imply that the destruction in some inner-cities such as Detroit has been the result of racial inferiority.

All sorts of folks with all sorts of features are involved with all sorts of cultures. Drawing a line around skin color is an unscientific way to define a “race” because:

1) For ever variation of human feature you will find some individual, some family, who is exactly in-between so that you may never draw a line and say, “here is where the ‘x’ race begins”, or, “here is where the ‘y’ race ends, etc.

2) Every person is the result of endless migrations by endless families across the earth. For example, the average person from Latin America has ancestors from American first nations, from Africa, from Spain, and through Spain from Italy (Romans), Arabia (Moors) and even Northern Europe (Goths). How could anyone begin to classify such a person as being a separate “race”? Every group of people on earth has a similarly intertwined history. My family is from middle England so I have Irish, Scottish, Britain, Scandinavian, Norman and French. And that’s just on my Father’s side (which also includes, more recently, Montana Niitsitapi “Blackfoot” Indian, which flows through my very European looking veins).

3) Genetic science has recently proven the existence of a progenitor “Mitochondrial Eve” from whom all people are descended. Even science backs up the idea that we are all simply human beings.

4) Drawing a line around skin color would be like drawing a line around height. Imagine saying that, “from now on everyone who is 5’7″ to 5’8″ is a separate race – the Mid-Heighters!” Ridiculous. It is no less ridiculous to insist that someone is a separate race because of iris color, shoe size, double-jointedness or whatever their melanin happens to be.

I believe this is a solid response to racism.

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A few tongue in cheek thoughts on the assault rifle debate –

1. They’re called assault rifles because if you’re shot 2 or 3 times by a semi-automatic AR-15, that would constitute an act of assault against you, whereas if you are shot 2 or 3 times by a muzzle loader, a lever action or even a semi-automatic wooden stocked rifle (such as a 30.06 or 270), that would not be an act of assault against you.  That must be the logic of the Left who came up with the term, right?

2. The defining features of assault rifles are ergonomic in nature. This type of thing is much more common than you might believe. I hate to admit it but I have an assault chair at work, and I recently purchased an assault keyboard. (Man, the keyboard looks so cool!)

3. I think before we address the assault rifle problem we should take a cold, hard look at indecent exposure rifles, extortion rifles, racketeering rifles and unreasonable use of force rifles. I do ~not~ think we need to address petty rifles, such as white lie rifles and rifles which are simply feeling cantankerous.

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DAY IN THE LIFE OF JOE SOCIALIST

Joe gets up and the government dictates what he works at and how he does his work. If he’s lucky then they only take 60% of his income and he’s in a lottery to get one of the rare cars in circulation in several years. The day Joe turns 61 he develops cancer. He is put on a waiting list and by the time he gets in to see a government doctor it’s too late. He could be saved with aggressive treatment at that time, but care is rationed and he’s too old. Before he turns 63 there is ~no more~ JOE SOCIALIST. The end.

PS, in a weird twist of fate people give their lives trying to escape socialism (which keeps guns and guard towers facing their own people), but the economy of socialism collapses because social planners run out of other people’s money to spend. The walls come down and people are politically and economically free. But Joe’s grand-daughter, who has never known need in her life, goes to a modern university funded with dollars from economic freedom, using money earned by her parents and other taxpayers, and is indoctrinated into socialism by theorists and radicals living off the fruits of a free market, wearing Levis and Nikes, drinking Starbucks and using iPhones, in the last enclave on earth where anyone could still believe in socialism – a Western nation that became rich through the blessed opposite of socialism.

 

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If you think the Leftists only want to ban your health insurance plan, light bulbs, clean coal, the Pledge of Allegiance, your favorite automobile, nuclear energy, the Ten Commandments, trans-fats, door knobs (I’m not kidding, door knobs), pipelines, 32 ounce drinks, oil drilling on the continental shelf, snacks in vending machines, guns, new oil refineries, 2 gallon flush toilets, salt in school lunches, football, coconut oil, circumcision, Walmart, hunting, flag pins, intelligent design and parental rights, then think again.

They are only just getting started on dictating to you what you can and cannot choose in every aspect of your personal life.

Because they think they know better than you.

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