dudejcb wrote:He also knew that passage of Civil Rights legislation meant the Dems would lose the uber conservative dixiecrat south, which happened, and set the R's on their long march to the extreme right, which is still underway with the current Tea Bagger purge. Try to keep up.
I love the name calling. It shows how bankrupt your ideas are. They have failed now for generation after generation. It is that failure of big government to help the little guy whether it was the Bush bailouts and signing off on the big spending (the catalyst for the Tea Party), the Bush steel tariffs, or the million big government bombs from the communist left.
Where has Democrat control helped the little guy?
That's because big government helps the big guy.
Small government helps the small guy.
No government helps no one.
Big and small is obviously relative.
I heard some knucklehead talking about how important voting was to helping minorities. A minority can NEVER gain by voting. Only the majority gets what they want by voting. A minority must win over the majority. It's these nonsensical unquestionable beliefs that lead to the uber, extreme, moderate, or even slightly left to support policies that fail in practice and then fail to learn from their failures leading to the death spiral we see in Detroit.
How many politicians does the big guy have to buy in a centralized government? Very few.
How many politicians does the big guy have to buy in a decentralized government? Many.
There is a huge economy of scale advantage when you have a big centralized government. It becomes a very good deal for the unethical to manipulate the system in their favor. It also greatly magnifies the consequence of incompetence. It doesn't take but a few unfortunately placed idiots to make a big mess.
Civil rights as per the meaning in south in the '60's was successful because they were right and they convinced the majority that they were in fact right.
This endless string of failure seems why they are so obsessed with trying to go back a half century and claim the moral high ground based on something that happened before most people alive today were even born, let alone old enough to have comprehended in a meaningful way.
Results, results, results. King got results where others had failed. Was it just finally that time or was it actually his actions? Oh, that's probably one of those things we cannot ask. Reagan, communism was doomed anyways, but the end of segregation was not inevitable and would return if not for them, I believe that is how the left sees it.
Stupid people can cause problems, but it usually takes brilliant people to create a real catastrophe. Thomas Sowell