Progressive Democrats, Milwaukee riots vs. Family Values
(Instead of going to troubled families) and trying to convert them and reorder their family life so it’s productive, the Democrat Party embraces the disaffection. They embrace the chaos and attempt to capitalize on it. And I think it’s reprehensible. So there are multifacets to this. The dissolution of the American family in certain neighborhoods didn’t just happen. It’s like economics. This is not just cyclical. We’re not just in a bad time for families in America. This is the result of specific policies being implemented. ~Rush Limbaugh
Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke: Progressive Democrats are cause of Milwaukee riots
Family Values, Fathers Matter
CLARKE: Saturday night, the social order totally collapsed in a part of the city of Milwaukee. And when that happens, tribal behavior takes over, and tribal behavior leads to the law of the jungle replacing the rule of law. Here’s what causes riots: We have inescapable poverty in the city of Milwaukee. Milwaukee’s like the sixth poorest city in America. You have massive black unemployment. I think it’s at 32%. You have a failing K-12 public education system. It’s one of the worst in the nation. You have questionable lifestyle choices. Some of this is self-inflicted. All these kids with no fathers around, father-absent homes. When fathers aren’t around to shape the behavior of young men, they oftentimes grow up to be unmanageable misfits. Those are the ingredients; Milwaukee has all of them.
CLARKE: There are millions of young men across the country who are in that same situation. You know what encourages this? The growth of the welfare state. These are underclass behaviors. Seventy percent of the kids born in Milwaukee, at least for the last decade or so, are born without an engaged father in their life. So I look at the progressive policies that have marginalized black dads. They pushed them to the side and said, “You’re not needed. Uncle Sam is going to be the dad.
“He’s gonna provide for the kids. He’s going to feed the kids,” and so on and so forth. But Uncle Sam has been a horrible father. Uncle Sam does not love these kids. It might keep a little food in their mouth and that’s about it. But we all know the importance of an intact family, what it can do to shape the behavior of kids. When you have the situation here like we have here in Milwaukee… It’s in Chicago, it’s in Baltimore, it’s in New York and some other areas.
This has been a total collapse, a disaster. These progressive policies have hit the black community like a nuclear blast. And until we reverse this, this government dependency… That’s what creates all of this, and it encourages it, by the way, along with some questionable lifestyle choices. But until the black community does a self-evaluation and until they begin to self-criticize about some of the lifestyle choices they’re making, this stuff is gonna continue to fester, and it’s gonna continue.
CLARKE: The political answer really is for these progressive Democrats, they’ve ruled this city for 50, 60 years. We haven’t had a Republican mayor in the city of Milwaukee since 1908, okay, so this is all on them. But the political class is also gonna have to be honest and say, “Look, we set up this government dependency, it has backfired on us, let’s slowly — you can’t pull the rug out from under people all at once. Let’s slowly start to reverse this and make people, make people reach for self-sufficiency.”
Over time, you can reverse this. You can’t do it all at once. But right now this is about political power. The progressives want votes, black votes, and they do it how? Keeping black people hooked on a high of handouts.