Welfare State Destroys The Lives Of Those It Seeks To Help

“Such trends are not unique to blacks, nor even to the United States. The welfare state has led to remarkably similar trends among the white underclass in England over the same period. Just read Life at the Bottom, by Theodore Dalrymple, a British physician who worked in a hospital in a white slum neighbourhood. You cannot take any people, of any colour, and exempt them from the requirements of civilisation — including work, behavioural standards, personal responsibility, and all the other basic things that the clever intelligentsia disdain — without ruinous consequences to them and to society at large. Non-judgmental subsidies of counterproductive lifestyles are treating people as if they were livestock, to be fed and tended by others in a welfare state — and yet expecting them to develop as human beings have developed when facing the challenges of life themselves. One key fact that keeps getting ignored is that the poverty rate among black married couples has been in single digits every year since 1994. Behaviour matters and facts matter, more than the prevailing social visions or political empires built on those visions.”

Above is the excerpt from the Thomas Sowell article at nationalreview.com in which he shows that Black communities have been destroyed by the Welfare State in the US that was instituted to help them.

Work creates character. Welfare State treats human beings as cattle that are to be fed, without they having to do anything. And effect is that Civilisation breaks down among the recipients of the Welfare benefits. One unintended benefit of the struggle to live on his own is that man becomes civilised. The destruction caused by the Welfare State, the great Leftist hope after communism and socialism proper collapsed, is just beginning to be obvious. Its consequences will be with us only God knows for how many centuries. Because in Welfare State, the Leftists have successfully married democracy and collectivisation of incomes, and therefore given the politicians’ greed for power, any correction seems impossible before complete collapse.

Read full article of Thomas Sowell here.