Back in the late-1990s, I visited Birmingham, Alabama and wondered why the city was so rundown. I must have been around 14 or 15. The reality of Jefferson County isn't pleasant and compared to where I grew up, it made since to attribute Birmingham's collapse to its majority population.
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The fact that 12 years later, five Fortune 500 companies headquartered in Birmingham have fled the city shows you just one of the many incalculable costs of Black-Run America (BRA). The majority of crime (both to person and to property) are courtesy of a Black population that receives substantial funding from the US taxpayer. The majority of the crime in all of Alabama is attributable to only 29 percent of the total state population.
And Sports Illustrated had the gall to do a cover-story on the horrific tornado that ripped that town apart; Montgomery, Birmingham, Mobile, and Huntsville have been ripped apart by a much worse disaster over the past 40-50 years, and the amount of harm done by this unnatural disaster (the combined power of Disingenuous White Liberals, white guilt, and subservience to Black people and accommodating their every whim and desire) is of epic and incalculable proportions.The costs of damage to Tuscaloosa by that devastating tornado can be calculated; the costs associated with maintaining, moving away from, safe-guarding from rape, incarcerating, educating, feeding, housing, insuring, clothing, pampering and securing your property from Black people is not quantifiable.
Funding Black-Run America (BRA) - think EBT cards, welfare, trying to close the gap in academic achievement, families moving away from crime-ridden areas, Section 8 housing, court costs associated with coddling an population that commits crime at a disproportionate rate, jails, etc. - has required the mis-allocation of precious resources that could have gone to so many other important causes.
But in BRA, the number one cause is excusing away continued Black failure by over-funding and over-indulging the very source of the problem.
Investing in one of the many collapsing cities throughout America doesn't make any sense. From a business standpoint, the negative costs associated with trying to open a small business in a failing, majority Black city far outweigh any positives that could come with such a socially conscious move (read this article about Camden).
Remember the story I did on Huntsville? Once one of the most important cities associated with our national desire to reach the stars, it now ranks as one of the most important cities in America associated with our national desire to uplift every Black person at the expense of our national interest.
Yesterday I read with sadness an op-ed from Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon (we don't have time for conspiracies or nonsense; we did go to the moon) and realized that the great nation desire to find scholarly Black engineers now supersedes NASA goals of space exploration. Here is what Armstrong said:
NASA is no more. Outreach to HBCU's and Muslims and finding Black scientists is of far more importance.Was President Kennedy a dreamer, a visionary, or simply politically astute? We may never know, but he had the courage to make that bold proposal 50 years ago Wednesday. The Soviet Union's Yuri Gagarin had completed an orbit of the Earth the previous month and electrified the world. The United States had taken only one human, Alan Shepard, above 100 miles altitude and none into orbit. Americans, embarrassed by the successes of our Cold War adversary, were eager to demonstrate that we too were capable of great achievements in space.
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President Kennedy called in the leaders of the nascent National Aeronautics and Space Administration for their opinion on any space goal that Uncle Sam could win. They concluded that the only possibility was a manned lunar landing, and that would include all the principal elements of human space travel.
The president decided this was the right project, the right time, and the Americans were the right people.
"Now it is time to take longer strides — time for a great new American enterprise — time for this nation to take a clearly leading role in space achievement, which in many ways may hold the key to our future on earth.… Let it be clear that I am asking the Congress and the country to accept a firm commitment to a new course of action, a course which will last for many years and carry very heavy costs."— President Kennedy
A half century has passed since Kennedy challenged our citizenry to do what most thought to be impossible. The subsequent American achievements in space were remarkable: Mercury, Gemini, Apollo and Skylab. Our efforts enhanced international cooperation with Apollo-Soyuz, the space shuttle and the International Space Station. The compelling fascination of our space achievements among young people spurred their interest in education.
By 2005, in keeping with President Kennedy's intent and America's resolve, NASA was developing the Constellation program, focusing on a return to the moon while simultaneously developing the plans and techniques to venture beyond, and eventually to Mars.
The program enjoyed near-unanimous support, being approved and endorsed by the Bush administration and by both Democratic and Republican Congresses. However, due to its congressionally authorized funding falling victim to Office of Management and Budget cuts, earmarks and other unexpected financial diversions, Constellation fell behind schedule. An administration-appointed review committee concluded the Constellation program was "not viable" due to inadequate funding.
President Obama's proposed 2011 budget did not include funds for Constellation, therefore essentially canceling the program. It sent shock waves throughout NASA, the Congress and the American people. Nearly $10 billion had been invested in design and development of the program.
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This might be too much for some people reading this site, but I'm in a vendetta kind of mood. I want to put together a short book (100 - 150 pages) tentatively called We Could Have Been on Mars: But we had to Fund Black-Run America.
All of the money spent trying to improve the academic success rate of Black students over the past 40-50 years has been a monumental waste. The Return on Investment (ROI) for this investment has been, well, it's hard to qualify, but we have helped a lot of Fortune 500 companies find valuable employees to promote over more qualified individuals.
So we ask you readers to search for the best articles on NASA you can find, detailing the budgets of the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo missions. Statistics on diversity of the employees would be awesome. Then, help us locate the statistics for costs associated with programs like Headstart and other monetary wastelands concocted to help Black people excel in the classroom.
Costs associated with HUD, welfare, crime (think incarceration, court costs, the need for more police, etc.), EBT cards, and anything else you can think, send it over to me.
We could have been on Mars by now. Instead, we have to close up shop on space exploration and continue funding Black-Run America.
How many other cities are like the big four in Alabama? Natural disasters didn't destroy the urban core of these cities and force White Flight, that quiet capitulation by white people to their Black overlords. Yes, the tornado in Tuscaloosa was horrible and the loss of life was tragic, but what about the costs of abandoning Birmingham, Montgomery, Huntsville, and Mobile to Black rule?
The morality of funding Black-Run America must never be questioned. That we have mortgaged the future of the United States and space exploration to funding BRA must be quantified and qualified. It's important to see what the ROI is for this investment.
Help us out with We Could Have Been on Mars.