For years, I have been working on an economic theory on why people hate "big gov't"—especially in the South.
Here's the answer:
"Small government" allows white people to steal black people's wealth.
ALL WHITE PEOPLE
You know who ended slavery? Big government.
And it wasn't because of political parties. The NUMBER ONE reason the 13th Amendment made it through the Senate was because the SOUTH COULDN'T VOTE AGAINST IT.
Well, in that specific case, you can just call them a goddamned liar.
Not one Southern Republican Congressman voted for the CRA
Not one Southern Republican Senator t voted for the CRA
Big government, namely the Supreme Court.
And they did it because racists like Alabama Gov. George Wallace hated...
You know what? I'll let him explain it like he did at his first speech running for president:
One of the best illustrations of this was a little town called Summerton, SC.
In the 1940s, Summerton's black children had to walk up to NINE miles to get to school
Their schools had no advanced science or math programs.
Now, you might be thinking: "Those poor black kids had to go through A LOT because of poverty"
Nah, homey, it was just racism.
These kids weren't poor. Many of these parents had good jobs at a local factory. MOST were employed.
Now, you're probably thinking: Damn, that's a TERRIBLE way to treat the minority community.
Nah, homey. It was just racism.
Here's the thing you should know about Summerton, and Clarendon County:
It was 75% black.
Meanwhile there were 14 whites-only public colleges in SC
They were stealing black taxpayers' money and giving it to white people.
In 1776, when America was founded...
In 1865, whenthe 13th Amendment passed...
In 1896 when SC state was founded...
& every year in between, including when they built those 14 whites-only colleges...
So basically, the black taxpayers were funding the wealth for white citizens.
And it wasn't just in SC. And it wasn't just in the 40's and 50s, And it wasn't just the South. It was all over AMERICA.
Why are there so many HBCUs in the South?
They just built separate schools for black people.
But it wasn't just about education.
After WWII, "Big Gov't" gave black soldiers the GI bill but "small gov't" segregationists stopped them from getting it.
But that was just in the south, right?
Well, after WWII, 67,000 veterans built homes with the GI bill in NY and NJ.
Less than 100 were black.
To be fair, "small gov't" did build low-cost homes for black people
Their "housing project."
Home-ownership is the #1 builder of wealth, so it wasn't about keeping black folks out of white communities, it was about theft.
Why were blacks excluded?
Well, it was mostly because of "small government."
Because "small gov't" politicians wouldn't have passed it without these provisions
Of 100,000 Supervisors in the south, less than 100 were black.
They wanted to keep stealing from the blacks and giving it to the whites.
Now let's go back to SC
Well, the black people in Summerton finally got fed up.
22 black families got together and decided to ask the school board for a bus. After all, the district had THIRTY THREE buses for white kids and black kids had ZERO
Again, Summerton was 75% black.
It was about the black people's money being stolen by small government.
And who stopped it?
That's why they hate it.