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Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Ferguson and Baltimore?? SAME OLD SAME OLD !!!

Ferguson   And   Baltimore ???
 
 
SAME  OLD  --  SAME   OLD  !!!!!
 
 
E.G.  LARGE  NUMBER  OF  UNEMPLOYED  YOUNG  BLACK  MALES
 
 
WHEN  WILL  THEY  EVER  LEARN??
 
(AS  WE  USED  TO  SAY  BACK  IN  THE  SIXTIES)
 
 
By  Forrest  W.  Schultz
 
 
     There are some things which have changed since the 1960s, when I was a twentysomething.  That is a good example -- there was no word "twentysomething" back in the 60s!!  Also no word "Nerd", no "911", no computers like we have now, etc. 
 
     But one thing which has NOT changed since the 60s is the large number of unemployed young black males, which fact is now usually presented by the news media as though it is something new.  Also, like now, there were slums in the cities and poverty and gangs and drug & alcohol addicts and riots and the breakdown of marriages and families and so on ad nauseam.  We had a popular song back in the 60s which is very appropriate for this:  When Will They Ever Learn.  (Maybe that was not the title, but it was the main point of the song.)
 
     Another thing that is the same is that programs by civil governments to remedy the matter have usually been ineffective (many of them making the problems worse) and that the efforts which have been helpful have usually been those run by churches and other christian groups, and, it it to the credit of CBS News that they have noted a number of these in their news broadcasts, usually more so than in what passes for Christian TV these days.  (Also the CBS Evening News is to be praised for the many programs featuring Holly Williams interviewing suffering Christians in Syria and Iraq.)
 
        And, finally, there have been few Christians among those who are concerned who have seen the huge relevance of Scriptural teachings which bear on these matters, and rare are those who have studied the writings of the late R. J. Rushdoony, where many of these answers to these problems are are to be found.  That also has changed little, if any, during the past fifty years.
 


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