Saturday, July 28, 2012

Fatherless Families, Lack of Education, Dropping Out of School are the Individual's Greatest Causes of Poverty that Leads to Guns, Gangs and Violence.

At the outset  after acts of violence involving guns, knifes, drugs and gangs the media, societies usual special interest groups and those involved, including the perpetrators, ALL attempt first to lay the blame on the police officers, society as a whole BUT  never on those who directly caused the shootings, beatings, rapes or drug deals gone badly? Seems everyone is reluctant to lay out the facts about crime by race, colour or ethnic background. 

What are the reasons for this.

Is it because of the academia new norm of Political correctness?

Social justice for all and a revised new world order introduced by bureaucrats so politicians and society in general would no longer have to tell it like it is or acknowledge the facts that some humans are failures and lack ambition in life. You see special interest groups along with unelected bureaucrats and technocrats agenda for a never ending push for their socialistic collectivization policy that winning is not important and failure is not permitted to exists any longer? This philosophy is total BS.

Let’s keep those thoughts for another day as we know and have known for the past 75 years that individuals who fail to obtain a high school degree are more than twice as likely to fall into poverty along with the fact that a majority of these kids today have no fathers in their daily lives.

We also have the stats confirming that for the past 30 years or more poverty rates throughout North America are highest amongst Blacks, be they African American or African Canadian, aboriginals, Hispanics and Immigrants having English as a Second Language and Students in rural communities.    

For example in Canada alone over 40,000 students consisting of mainly Blacks, Aboriginals and (ESL) students continue to drop out of high school annually. Yet our career politicians with their respective political parties and their supportive self serving special interest groups have to keep asking themselves what are the immensely complex issues that are causing actions of criminal behaviour of shooing, gangs, violence and drugs?

At least for the last century the very first cause of poverty, prosperity and inequality relates back to the individuals lack of a basic education, parental guidance and family supervision.

Our children do not learn when we continue down the path of lowering educational standards so no one fails as a fell good political policy and they shall continue to dropout of school and the cycle of more problems continue as they will not be in a position to be gainfully employable due to their lack of education. 

And thus the disparity of incomes in society between dropouts and professionals or those with a basic educational foundation of a highs school diploma or trade shall remain very high, which goes to show the importance of education in eradicating poverty.

Throughout North America only 41% of Black men graduate from high school and 69% of black children cannot read at grade level in the 4Th grade, compared with 29% among white children.

85% of government’s welfare spending and 80% of inmates in federal jails,  the majority of them being inner city black kids, aboriginals, immigrants, (ESL) students along with students in rural communities, is spent for these groups within society.

Yet we shy away from these facts because of fears that someone might label us as racists, bigoted for acknowledging the truth! 
Well so be it, because the unprecedented amount of tax dollars being spend on social programs for social justice over the past fifty years has NOT solved an individual’s prosperity, inequality or poverty. 

Because the facts keep telling us that what has always been needed was for one to take full responsibility for one’s own life by first getting an elementary and secondary education that has been free to all groups within society.

By dropping out of school both the parents and kids obviously do not understand or accept the fact that to achieve as high a social status as possible and to avoid self inflicted shame and humiliation they must at least finish high school and get a diploma.  

Hopefully today within society more and more people are taking notice of the facts that simply food provision, health care programs and monetary welfare hand outs in no way are helping in the eradication of poverty.

Just the opposite as it prolongs ones existence and reliance on such handouts.  

With close to 50,000 kids in Canada annually dropping out of school coupled with the existing 3,500,000 MILLION plus individuals between the ages of 18 to 35 who lack a high school education and are the leading burden on Canada’s welfare, health care, and prison systems you think these kids, society and the career politicians with their respective political parties would get the picture.

Education itself is not a complicated issue and as a society we do not need any new models that will improve the educational outcomes for individual students. 

What is urgently needed is a far greater personal effort and commitment by black students themselves and their parents or parent to finish high school and get their individual diplomas or trade as their personal investment within society. 

We must demand that our youth be required to remain in school classrooms, trades school or apprenticeship programs that continually demand excellence in reading, writing, math and sciences until the age of 21 if they have not graduated.   

Society cannot do it for them! They must want to get an education for themselves as no amount of money will ever change that simple fact. 


“Without a high school education or trade the individual person will not have the basic and necessary essential tools required throughout life for successfully pursuing a logical deliberate purpose in achieving as high a social status as possible and to avoid self inflicted shame and humiliation as a human being,” Peter Clarke.

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