|Tell Me More - The US Postal Service As The Gateway To The Black Middle Class||
IZRAEL: Right. Let's get it started. You know, the postmaster general made an announcement this week. The service is cutting most mail deliveries on Saturday. Now, that's good news for people that are sick of catalogs, but bad news if you were hoping for your weekend Netflix movie. Right, Michel?
NOTE: Rob Redding Of The "Redding News Review" in his defense of the USPS against budget cuts - Redding argued on Thursday night that "The USA is the only nation in the world where you can mail a letter with near 100% certainty that it will arrive at its intended destination".
This is a "non-economic" argument. It is irrelevant to the facts at hand.
I have little doubt that a similarly minded person argued that the civic services provided by the municipal governments of Camden, Newark, Detroit, Flint, Memphis and Birmingham provide "great value" and that "PEOPLE SHOULD BE PLACED OVER PROFITS".
We all see the results of this type of thinking.
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SBPDL Blog: January 23, 2013: United States Postal Service (USPS) Make Money? No-- It's A Job Program For Black People
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The NUMBERS Prove The Bigots On Both Sides Wrong
When the arguments and misrepresentations made by White bigots and Black bigots alike draw upon the same steretypes - it is time to look beyond the latest "self-chummed fisure" that they are fighting over and begin to consider the psychological underpinnings that they both operate upon.
I HAVE ALREADY PROVEN to SBPDL's Paul Kersey that his assumptions of the 'Blackness' of the USPS are mistaken.
My Rebuttal To SBPDL's Foolishness
My Dear Friend Paul Kersey - VDare Rock Star:
Black Labor Participation
Black Labor Force = 18, 641,000
United States Postal Service Black Employee Count = 109,200
Percentage Of Black Labor Force Represented By USPS = 0.6%
The voices of NPR's "Tell Me More" OVERREPRESENT the scale of Black employment in the USPS to make what is a COUNTER-ECONOMIC argument, no different than SBPDL's overrepresentation in order to SLANDER Black people.
Their common offense is their MISREPRESENTATION of the facts.
Repositioning The Argument
(Again) One of the founding arguments of this blog over the years has been the need to define the PROPER FUNCTION of "the government".
A municipal government received its charter from the state because the "founding fathers and mothers" who petitioned the state argued:
- IF they are permitted to have "taxing and regulation" powers at the local level
- They could provide a higher standard of living for the constituents living and working within the incorporated zone
The state does not yield its constitutionally managed obligations to provide certain civic services (education, police protection, etc). They have franchised it to the municipal entity in question.
TODAY when I hear - as I heard the character played by Ruby Dee in the biographical flick "Betty And Coretta" - arguing that the evidence of "Black progress" can be found in the growth in BLACK ELECTED OFFICIALS - I scoffed at the association.
The truth is - the "Black Institutional Integrity" is more likely compromised in PROTECTION of "a favorable Black politician" than the Black rank & file would otherwise allow someone to short them on their "civic services". This is not a blanket condemnation or a suggestion that there are no "Black officials" who are falling short. I am focusing on the "OVERLAY FORCE" that runs the protection racket: "The Black Racial Services Machine" - the Black Media being the #1 culprit .
We are told that Black people seek out government jobs because of continued RACISM in the private sector. Like clockwork - we are told about the "Black/White taste test" in which a Black job seeker with a college degree was sent for an interview, followed by the White guy with a criminal record.
There is no need to assign a particular measure of intensity or proportionality to this RACISM. The fact that there is RACISM is sufficient to draw the Black rank & file off of the scent that it should be following.
Their goal is not to make an accurate representation Their goal is to provide cover for the "Favorable People In Power" that now control the HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTIONS within the Black community.
Having been elected into office because of their alignment with the Prevailing Sentiment within their community - they understand that they only need to stoke what the community already believes to be the reasons for their present conditions. The rank & file will soon begin to live vicariously through this person who now sits inside of the buildings that their ancestors got bitten outside of, their blood washed away from fire hoses trained upon their bodies.