The Great Society, with all of its social welfare and supposed bootstraps to bring the oppressed out of poverty became nothing more than a huge pot of money in a heavily bureaucratized format much assumed one method, based in Washington, DC, could solve all ills. When there is lots of money flowing with too many hands touching it, things supposed to do good get corrupted and become wasted. The civil rights leaders of the day were no exception, amassing large amounts of funds and staff which meant that, at best, seventy percent of the money was used to operate it and even then much of the money left over was used for pie in the sky projects which never came to fruition. The purpose became lost and, as a result, when we fast forward to current times we find that over twenty-three trillion dollars have been invested in the projects with very little, if anything to show for it. And another by product has been more and more cities like Detroit shown above, where much of the inner cities have a third world countenance. This is not America; it is instead a disgrace.
Let's look at some facts from the past that many like to avoid. First, in the period from 1920 up until the early 1950's, the black family was traditional, with eighty percent of children growing up in families with a mother and a father. Not only that, but in many communities black self-help and initiative had all but ended the gap between learning levels of black and white students. What happened? Well, with the Great Society and the follow-on actions of civil rights leaders, we've seen unwed motherhood grow to seventy percent as single parent homes heavily predominant. The never ending welfare angle taught young people of the day they could make more money by letting the government do it for them and then do it for themselves and the culture of poverty grown instead of dwindling. Children in single family homes, particularly where the mother has no help is not an easy road to a child's success, and the children find more glamour in the streets where drug dealing and prostitution become a way of life. We can see today that this isn't just in the black community but with so many whites as well as standards are lowered and less is expected of the individual.
Thankfully, there are hard working and patriotic men like Bob Woodson, a black American who, from his early days in the civil rights movement, became alienated from it for the very reason of the results that it was achieving, negative results. Woodson knew he had to get involved and that for the black community to reach its true potential, it took black leaders to get actively involved in the communities, not from afar in Washington by throwing money (after they first took their cut) on the problem. Solving the problems certainly needs some monetary support, but it also needs tender, loving in person care and leadership. He is developing professional and positive activists to get involved and lend leadership to community member to solve their own problems with guidance they can provide. The object is to blend them into a group of God-fearing and productive Americans who love their nation and blend in to it, not away from it. You see, Woodson is a smart and hopeful Christian who knows what needs to be done. And he's enlisted group leaders of a same mind to join with him in making things happen. Today, his primary mission is to counter the anti-American 1619 project, a deluded, propaganda exercise supported by the New York Times. Woodson counters with his 1776 project, information on which can be found at 1776unites. com. In the true sense of Dr. King and his goal to judge by the content of a person's character, not the color of their skin, Bob Woodson won't give up until he succeed and all of us, black, white, or whatever, will be so much better for it. The ultimate goal will be ONE NATION UNDER GOD. I hope readers will check out his work.