Most Americans view business monopolies as a threat to free enterprise, to the very notion of liberty. But when there is a political monopoly the citizens who belong to that monopoly are content to let it stand.
That’s because power becomes an end in itself.
Democrats have maintained political monopolies in Baltimore, Chicago and Detroit for several generations. And the results of this Democrat monopoly is predictably gruesome.
These cities have a permanent underclass that relies on government welfare for sustenance. The system supplies a little money, a few food stamps, North Korean style housing, and subpar government education. The welfare system pioneered by the Democrat party (LBJ’s Great Society) gives just enough to keep the wheels of the system turning from one generation to the next, but never enough to encourage recipients to break free of the infernal system.
It’s enslavement through DSS (Department of Social Services) cards — postmodern chains.
Thus Democrats have discovered that the best way of getting votes is, literally, by buying votes, making people dependent on free stuff.
But when something is free, you inevitably pay a huge price.
In Season 4, episode 6 of HBO’s series “The Wire,” a painfully realistic and refreshingly unsentimental portrait of modern Baltimore, a Democrat councilman asks if there’s even a Republican running for city mayor. His supporters laugh and jeer because the very notion of a Republican mayor in Baltimore is simply unthinkable in a city where Democrats outnumber Republicans 9 to 1.
All this as young black men in drug gangs murder each other at rates that can only be described as self-genocide.
The Democrats were the party of slavery, Jim Crow, and the KKK. The truth is, the Democrats are still that party. In the name of social justice (code for Marxism) the Democrats keep African Americans in crumbling ghettos by replacing family with heartless government bureaucracies.
To Democrats, black lives matter only if blacks vote the Democrat ticket.