Wishful thinking: The New York Times headline this morning is: Under Curfew, Baltimore Is Calm After Days of Unrest and the Washington Post dutifully echoes this: Curfew lifts after calmer night in Baltimore so it appears that this latest looting expedition is done.
But go overseas and the news is different with pictures to prove it: Baltimore Riots Continue Overnight With Looting, Fires, Dozens Arrested; Mayor On Defensive About Delays In City’s Response International Business Times, Violence erupts for a second night in Baltimore: Defiant rioters face-off with three thousand police officers firing tear gas and rubber bullets into the crowd to enforce city’s broken curfew, Baltimore Riots: New Reports Of Looting Following Violent Clashes The Inquisitr News.
Now the debate in the US media and our spastic government is how to fix things so looting expeditions cease happening. Peaceful protests remain the best option for fixing things but the looting and burning option which is what invading barbarians inflict on ancient Rome, are the main result of any incident, large or small, giving an excuse.
The criminal habits of the slums periodically burst into high energy and this then feeds back on itself encouraging others to experiment with the ever-fun business of looting and burning cities. Cities have been looted and burned mainly by foreign invaders ever since cities were first invented. Citizens rioting and destroying their own cities has happened repeatedly in history, too.
The common thread is, cities destroyed this way usually end up this way due to WEAKNESS not strength. We see this in the US: the cities being ravaged by armed gangs terrorizing everyone are not law and order cities but rather, cities that are suffering from declining economic power. Detroit is a typical example, Camden New Jersey was once a major ship building site and now is nearly a total slum.
But we must look further: it isn’t just poverty that causes looting and burning, it is a cultural thing. The verboten issue in the US is to try to understand why certain communities do NOT riot, loot and burn their neighborhoods even though the people there are poor. Why do some groups do better than others when all start off at the same level of poverty?
Social media chatter about ‘purge’ helped police plan: The looters and burning crew uses modern technology because they are not really all that poor, to plan violent events. Black groups of teens have been doing this for several years now. They mainly aim at terrorizing shopping malls by mobbing it suddenly and running wild, snatching at merchandise and robbing and beating patrons and any shop staff who try to stop them.
So, using the riots in Baltimore as another excuse, teen mobsters plotted to attack a suburban mall. The cops prevented this but previous events were not stopped. Actually, good police community people track these teen communications to see beforehand where they will strike next.
In nearly all cases, the plotters are black youths. This means, most news about this is verboten and the average American can blissfully walk into a ‘safe’ mall thinking nothing bad will happen. Business doesn’t want this news bandied about.
Florida teens Smash mob trash florida Walmart – YouTube, Teen Mob Riots At Chicago Mall! – YouTube, Massive Flash Mob Fight Shuts Down Mall Of Louisiana … – YouTube, [RAW] Mob Of Teens Rob Washington DC Convenience … – YouTube, It is all over You Tube.
All of these events are exactly like the looting/burning stuff in Ferguson and Baltimore and in the future, most of our former industrial cities that now lie in ruins due to jobs being shipped to Asia.
Black youths are told, if they get a good education, they will get jobs which is true. But for some reason, the ‘get a good education’ part fails badly and I would submit, this is due to cultural reasons. Why work at doing well at anything when one can pop out a baby and get full support from taxpayers while goofing off all day and all night?
This suggests one potential reason children from higher-income families receive greater investments and perform better academically: the natural ability of children and parents may be positively correlated. Higher-ability parents will tend to earn more and have more able children leading to a positive correlation between parental income and child investments and achievement….
If parents are investing in their children up until the return is the same as saving elsewhere, then there is no way to shift spending to increase future income, and the investment level is efficient. On the other hand, if they are investing too little in their children, so that the labor market returns are higher than saving elsewhere, the investment level is inefficient. In this case, policies that shift spending to education investment for these children increase future income.
This gibberish is an expensive ‘study’ done by some professors trying to explain why rich kids do better than poor kids. Rich kids universally do ‘better’ to a point where they become lazy and wasteful as we see with elites in any historical time period.
The core of the ‘work hard/get educated’ culture isn’t the very rich, it is the Middle Class.
The end of this ‘study’ claims that giving poor children preschool will fix this disparity. No mention is made of Head Start which was supposed to fix this years ago. It barely made the slightest impact. The presumption is, if children are taken away from families at a younger and younger age, they will be fixed.
Except culture comes from the home and overwhelms any other forces at work. Children copy parents to a great degree. If parents believe lying, cheating and stealing is good, rich or poor, their children will be more and more criminal.
So the super rich kids get spoiled rotten and poor kids are taught that goofing off on welfare is the best lifestyle. Asian parents teach their children to work, black families who have been on welfare for three generations teach their children that failure leads to a carefree life where all of one’s needs are taken care of with zero or even negative effort.
The researchers at this top university claim that reading books is how we save small children. That is, read to your baby and your baby will become a hard working student. But look at the study’s graph here: the top 25% of the economic class ‘reads 3+ books’ to child. But the top 10% doesn’t do this, the NANNY does this. The #1 differential is ‘dad at home’. The top 50% have a huge advantage here. The top 75% is still better off than the one mother no father plan.
The top 25% has biggest advantages in ‘reading 3 times a week’ and ‘musical instrument at home’ and ‘taken to performances in past year’. But the real thing here isn’t musical. Poor children of the slums often do a lot of music but it isn’t intellectual music, say, understanding how to read a score for example. It is ‘learn from exposure’ music which is the ancient way of learning but gives little to no intellectual skills.
Lucky children from the slums can rise to high, high wealth and fame doing the ‘learn by example’ music. Rewards for playing classical music are far less lucrative. But children who learn classical music gain valuable mental skills. I played the cello, violin, piano and organ when I was a child. I learned to read music when I was learning how to read words, at the same time.
In church, we had hymn books that had scores to read while singing and we all learned how to read this by age 6 or 7. The intellectual mental building inside the brain via this more painful way of learning music is invaluable and lasts a lifetime.
The Columbia University study suggesting that earlier and earlier schooling will fix what is wrong mainly with black children is disputed: Experts, studies clash on benefits of pre-K – NY Daily News
When it comes to his costly and ambitious plan to dramatically expand pre-school programs, Mayor de Blasio does not mince words.
Universal pre-K is “among the most effective ways to reduce income inequality,” his office said in a report.
According to three landmark studies that began in the 1960s and ‘70s, children who attend preschool are more likely to graduate high school, become homeowners, raise their own kids, have savings accounts, and own a second car than those who do not.
They also are less likely to receive welfare, abuse drugs, need special education, get arrested or spend time in prison.
Every dollar spent on pre-K results in a savings to government of $3 to $7, according to the research…
Conservative critics of universal pre-K cite the 2002-06 Head Start Impact Study, which tracked 5,000 3- and 4-year-olds through third grade. By that time, according to the study, any test-score gains from the federally funded pre-K program for low-income kids had vanished. There was virtually no difference between kids who had been enrolled in a Head Start program and those who had not.
If Head Start prevents kids from a life of welfare dependence, it was a tremendous failure. But the other half of this failure is the disappearance of unionized jobs that pay well for simple labor. That is, cheaper foreign labor has displaced citizen labor in the US. Most of our manufactured goods are imported causing a gigantic multi-trillion dollar deficit.
This deficit is the menacing monster in the shadows. The looting mobs tormenting the populace at large is merely a facet of this monster lurking in the dark that US media and US professors do NOT mention. Fake fixes for what ails our cities are imposed on the citizens and things get worse and worse.
The cheap consumer goods we all adore so much is due to eliminating most jobs that the average person can do who has no ability to attain intellectual prowess. That is, just because they now let anyone go deep into debt in school doesn’t mean it will lead to a strong middle class. The middle class we all remember so strongly was due to higher pay for the average working schmuck, not due to higher educational talents and intellect.
Stop blaming poor parents for their children’s limited vocabulary – The Washington Post whines even though immigrants from Asia see their children speak perfect English in less than three generations while Hispanic families, due to everything now being made bilingual, don’t bother to learn English very well at all which greatly limits
In a recent article in the New York Times, journalist Douglas Quenqua looked back 20 years to a “landmark education study which found that by the age of three, children from low-income families have heard 30m fewer words than more affluent children, putting them at an educational disadvantage before they even began school.” He detailed new research by Kathryn Hirsh-Pasek, professor of psychology at Temple University, challenging the importance of the quantity of words a child hears and emphasising the quality of language in each child’s home…
Such debates simply allow cultural stereotypes to determine what research matters publicly and politically – and how. Whether we argue that impoverished parents fail to share the same number or quality of words with their children when compared to middle-class or affluent parents, we are still blaming those parents and not the social inequity driving poverty.
Many a Chinese fast food joint, when anyone has to talk to the parents, will talk to the kids who then translate for mom and pop. This is common in say, Lebanese stores or Nigerian or a host of other ethnic stores. Go into a Chinese store and you see the grandchildren in the back, studying or assisting the business in some way.
This ‘work hard/get good education’ model still works for immigrants from cultures that believe this in the first place. The US welfare system rewards people who believe welfare is a way of life and all the educational fixes fail due to the fact that welfare life is a LURE and not a thing to avoid for millions of black families. It is a goal, not something bad or dangerous.
This is very sad to watch. Avoiding talking about this dynamic is dangerous for blacks because it means they can’t avoid the trap it has become and can’t escape it. Blaming whites for this is super dangerous because it elevates white anger at supporting black disintegrating families only to be rewarded with looting and burning and crime.
But blacks can’t fix this dynamic unless we stop shipping jobs overseas and importing endless armies of aliens to displace black citizens. And neither political party is helping in this matter, they both work against fixing this, big time. If we want a real revolution, first we have to get people to understand why things aren’t working in the first place and blacks that began climbing the economic ladder after the Civil Rights Act CORRECTLY stopped rank discrimination based on race, the ladder was taken down and chopped up and burned by our leaders thanks to their demand we have ‘free trade’.
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