Harmful help hurts blacks

Here's a Yahoo News article about a black man, Jason Riley, who understands the plight of his people.

The most important thing Riley says in this article's associated ABC video clip is, "We need to talk about this (i.e., about blacks often being the victims of their own subculture)."  It's the most important thing Riley says because the race industry actively seeks to prevent us from talking about it.  If we do, ipso facto we're racists.  When all else fails, you know, shut down discourse.

The video clip's particularly interesting because Riley's white interviewer (ABC's Susan Saulny, a graduate of the London School of Economics and Political Science as well as Yale University and a former New York Times correspondent as well as Washington Post staff writer) seems manifestly (albeit gracefully) resisting everything Riley's saying.  

Perhaps that's because Saulny (like many white elites) has been imbued with the race industry's self-serving doctrine that white bigotry, white prejudice, and white racial animus are the exclusive genesis of the black underclass (well, then there's capitalism too). 

The more likely genesis, as Riley advocates, is a black subculture supported by a race industry whose political and economic objectives require maintaining a black underclass as the captive recipient of white liberal patronage.  And at an annual maintenance cost of something like $600 billion in underclass consumption of social services and subsidies (to say nothing about the value of the underclass production itself actually foregone in the process).  That goes, of course, for the white underclass as well as it does for the relatively more prominent black one.

As Oliver Hazard Perry once said, "We have met the enemy and they are ours."

An entitlement mentality which neither demands nor expects any social value from its clients (indeed, actually resists it at great cost to the rest of society) is, in fact, a primary depreciative agent of all social value.  

But that mentality does enrich race hustlers, employ race bureaucrats, embellish race academics, empower race media, enlarge race criminal justice, and (above all else) buy votes for career politicians of every stripe everywhere.

The real human cost in wasted lives is, however, as socially outrageous as it is insufferable.

We're being had.

Riley has it right.