Should We Start Learning Mandarin Now?
by Rebel Gal
If you can find a class, please sign up and sign up quickly as China is in the fast lane of the highway to surpass the U.S. economically and Mandarin will become the language of trade. Being a black Conservative, the only sense of schadenfreude I can find in this bad news is that “we told you so”. Although the Republicans are not much better when it comes to our lavish government spending, Conservatives have been voicing disdain for over spending for about a decade now and “hope and change” only put us deeper into debt and more beholden to nations that are unconcerned with America’s wellbeing.
Sadly, the whole “hope and change” debacle is not working according to today’s news that the U.S.Economic growth in the first quarter of 2014 was, in fact, nearly recessionary. Economists were expecting GDP growth of 1.2%, on average, but the economy grew by a sad 0.1%. Although we’ve experienced, at least in the Northeast freezing cold winter weather which explains part of the slowdown, “This was considerably worse than expected,” Paul Edelstein of IHS Global Insight wrote. “It is therefore tempting to wonder if the economy was plagued by more than just weather last quarter.” Yes it is tempting indeed. My humble guess is that because the middle class had no money to spend on niceties, they will certainly be tightening the belt even more, now that Obama Care is in place.
Despite Old Noodle Brain’s (Nancy Pelosi) comments that unemployment actually helps the economy, the reality is very simple, unemployment means people don’t earn money, hence they cannot make purchasing plans when attempting to live off a modest unemployment check and they certainly can’t walk into a boss’s office and demand a raise. As a means to a good economy, unemployment is not the answer. Unemployment is the enemy and from the looks of things, we’d better watch our backs because the enemy is upon us.
As a matter of fact, doling out unemployment (which is supposed to be used as a stop gap measure) for too long, simply encourages and incentivizes people to stay unemployed. That is not good for our society and it certainly isn’t good for the black community. I can speak, since I’m black. I can also speak on these matters because I was born and raised in two of the worse ghettos in America – Pruitt Igoe Projects in St. Louis, Mo and East St. Louis, Ill. I have witnessed first hand poverty, so I’m very well aware of the hopelessness of un- productivity. I left the St. Louis area almost 30 years ago and I’m sad to say that I still have more relatives than I’d care to mention, stuck in the same cycle of welfare while having babies they don’t want, they can’t support and men coming in and out of the house.
Their lives are little less than meaningful because what makes a person enjoy life is being productive. God made us this way. I can see the Liberals blowing up their keyboards now typing out scathing letters and invectives, but please know ahead of time, I’ve been called everything in the book, so nothing you can say is going to bother me in the least. Come to think of it, your hatred only adds fuel to my fire! So type away!
Hence China’s success and our doomed downfall. They are productive and they push their citizens to be productive, while at the same time moving closer and closer to raw Capitalism. Yet we are encouraging our citizens to sit at home and collect a check whilst all along slouching closer and closer to Socialism. So are we now to expect the “new normal” to include young black men who would rather be working, instead idly “hanging out” and finding trouble?
We might feel that we are helping those poor people who have children and can’t work, but it is not a help, it is a hindrance and we are living in the aftermath with black families still splintered and ripped apart, all because of the “good intentions” of the guilty do gooders in the early 60’s.
Be aware, the “Great Society” ruined at the very least 4 generations of black children and counting. Yes and I call “we” black Americans “blacks” because most of us have never even visited Africa, let alone have the bonafides to call ourselves that. And the bottom line is this, what difference does it make?? While the country is going to ruins, we fiddle over a title, the presidents golf games and basketball scores while we should be enrolling into a night class to learn Mandarin, since they will be taking over if the US continues on this downward trajectory it is in now.