A letter I wrote to one of my favorite radio shows that I thought might be worth sharing:
While your efforts to improve the lot and lives of those living in North Minneapolis is certainly noble, altruistic, and admirable, in an effort to advance the conversation to the point there might actually be a solution, an interesting question occurred to me.
Precisely what responsibility is it of the Minneapolis City council, let alone the state, to "fix" things in North Minneapolis? no other municipality in the state has council members trying to "close racial gaps" and "fix neighborhoods." In other words once the city, state, county, etc. supply public infrastructure, roads, cops, etc., their public and civil duty has been met and it is now up to the individuals within various communities to determine their own futures and lots in life.
Assuming this is true, this leads me to believe the various cohorts of councilmembers, state politicians, activists, etc., don't view the black community as a bunch of self-determined individuals, deserving of the same rights, treatment, and opportunities as whites, but rather pawns in their games to attain power, wealth, public office, and ego satisfaction. Worse, they are willing to lie to entire neighborhoods, communities, even races, costing them their lives and futures as long as it helps advance their own self-serving political agendas.
It won't be until true statesmen are elected, who actually put the lives of blacks ahead of their political agendas and have the courage to point out the drawbacks of illegitimate children, self-pity, and replacing fathers with government checks, will the plight of North Minneapolis improve. Unfortunately, most leftist politicians neither have the courage, nor incentive to do this. Deep down inside I accuse them of being fully aware that North Minneapolis is not their responsibility, but instead of just leaving them alone, they take advantage of them.
Perhaps highlighting this cowardice and abuse, or at least accusing them of it in public will wake up enough people in North Minneapolis that they jettison these false leftist prophets and take control of their own lives and destinies.