Race Based Spoils

Some interesting things are going on in New York State.

During the long years of Republican control, the all-white GOP "conference" would regularly bemoan its lack of diversity, and make extra efforts to recruit minority Senate candidates and hire minority staff.

During the first five months of this year, with the Senate under the control of its first African-American majority leader, Smith, top Democrats bemoaned the lack of minority Senate staffers.

But instead of trying to recruit new hires, they fired nearly 200 almost exclusively white workers and replaced them with a large number of minority employees, many of whom were seen by their fellow workers to be unskilled at their new jobs.

The move produced severe racial tensions, made worse by the fact that, as a high-level Democratic staffer confided, "We've been told to only hire minorities.''

We have come a LONG way baby.

H/T Gateway Pundit commenter Rick 007

Cross Posted at Power and Control

posted by Simon on 07.09.09 at 12:35 PM










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Carl V. "Sam" Lamb and I served side-by-side as rifle-squad leaders Fox Company, "Chesty" Puller's 1st Marines, 1st Marine Division. He wrote a book about our experiences in that conflict, 1950-1951. He included my remarks about an incident in which one of our people threatened to punch-out a fellow squad-leader who had black skin.
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THE LAST PARADE
by Carl V. Lamb Page 296 (1951)

James Fletcher Baxter

Sam and I had a lot in common. We both resisted evil. After I got out of the hospital, Big Jim Causey told of driving along in his police cruiser and hitting a black man in his head with his pistol. He thought it was funny how the guy sprawled into the street. When he made this comment we were in a card game. I didn't say anything, but then he said he was going to kick the shit out of Joe Goggins and I had heard enough. I said, "If you're going to try that, you'll have to go through me to get to him. I'm willing to give my life for a country that values each individual. If that isn't true, I don't want to fight for that country - but, it is true, so I'm not going to let you rob me of the very good reason I may lose my life tomorrow or next week. If you attack him, you attack me. I may lose, but I guarantee I will make it very expensive for you to get to him. Let me know what you decide."

He got up from our card game and said, "I'll have to think about it."

I said, "Let me know. I'll be here."

He came back a little later and said, "You're right. I was wrong." I thanked him for his manliness.

Joe Goggins came to me later and thanked me. He had wet eyes.

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The Value of the Individual - Gift of Y'shua Jesus

by James Fletcher Baxter
The Old World method of measuring human value was, and still is, by the group. Whether tribe, clan, city-state, color, ethnic, or gender, the Old World, ancient and modern, measures human value by the plural-unit. Individuals had no value of themselves but only as they were part of a collective.

When Y'shua Jesus died on the cross, the veil of the Temple at the Holy of Holies parted from the top down. The individual believer in the congregation had, for the first time, a face-to-face, one-on-one relation with his Creator. The Creator, Himself, had validated The Individual for the first time. Thus, The Individual became the cornerstone for later human value measuring systems: socio-political, philosophical, religious, educational, economic, etc., henceforth and forever. Western Civilization, America, civil Rights, Law, democracy, etc., all sprang from that single event. (Greco-Roman 'democracies' were 95% slave throughout their entire histories.)

Many social systems attempt to borrow ideas of "democracy" without the basic premise in The Individual. Such a system is only superficially and temporarily 'democratic.' The cornerstone of democracy is The Individual, and the cornerstone of the value of The Individual is Y'shua Jesus! It is not possible to have one without the other.

[It is interesting to note that all value measuring systems are based on the single unit of the system. (Ex: Number, Time, Distance, Weight, Heat, Money, Angle, Volume, etc.)]

Only humanism makes the abusive error of measuring human value by the plural unit and building social structures, relations, and institutions thereon. Such systems can only be abusive because in reality there are ONLY individual persons. Groups or collectives are merely convenient verbalizations about individuals - they are not reality.

I have yet to see a 'group.' All I have ever seen are individuals.Have you ever seen a group, or is it a verbalization; a verbal 'convenience?' Reality is only in the individual. And, such a validation never derived from a human source without the initiative of the Creator. Today, wherever Jesus is rejected, the group or plural-unit is still the basic way of measuring human value - and human non-value!

Thank you, Lord God, for revealing your validation of each individual person. Thank you for creating each person uniquely, in Your image, and calling each one to a courageous ascension by Y'shua Jesus, who said,"I AM the Way,..."

Never again need a person lack self-worth, feel inferior, or envy another person and join a 'group' to feel valuable. YOU are the only YOU in the history of the planet! Praise the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and His 'Son of Man' Y'shua Jesus.

References:
Exodus 25-30, 40
Hebrews 9
Matthew 27:51
Mark 15:38
Luke 23:45

Either way, Racial criteria is Collectivism, and fails any IQ Test.

Jim Baxter   ·  July 10, 2009 9:15 AM

Jim,

Excellent.

BTW the value of the individual had always (well for a very long time) been part of Jewish culture. Jesus amplified that or emphasized that in a time of decay of that value.

A study of the Jewish laws on slavery (the Talmud) is instructive.

M. Simon   ·  July 10, 2009 3:52 PM

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