Connie Chastain writes:
“That deliberately doesn’t tell you what my purpose was in bringing up those past living conditions in that place, although I made it clear in my Facebook comment. Anybody with average reading comprehension skills could understand my purpose, and how my questions about the subject related to the future. So the comment pasted above is deliberate deceitfulness on Griffin’s part; and his comments in the thread that resulted from my question were chock full of the same kind of lies. The brain of habitual liars renders them unwilling to distinguish truth from falsehood, so that nothing they say can be trusted”
You brought up those “past living conditions” on the LoS Facebook group because you falsely assumed that you had a bulletproof argument that segregation rather than the “content of their character” was responsible for blacks living in “shacks and hovels” in Lowndes County.
From the 1930s to the 1990s, those “shacks and hovels” were torn down from one end of the South to the other (including Lowndes County) and were replaced by public housing built by the federal government. In Atlanta, Techwood Homes (demolished before the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta) was built as the first public housing project in the United States in 1936. Rosa Parks was living in public housing in Montgomery when she refused to give up her seat on the bus in 1955.
Did the creation of public housing solve the problem of concentrated black dysfunction and substandard living conditions in America? No, the blacks turned the public housing that had been built for them after the 1930s into crime ridden slums. The “projects” became synonymous with violent crime, drug dealing, prostitution, etc.
What’s more, when the blacks pushed the Whites out of Detroit, St. Louis, and Atlanta’s suburbs like Clayton County (GA), they took over housing stock previously inhabited by wealthy and middle class Whites and recreated them in their own image as blighted slums surrounded by check cashing and title pawn stores.
By the 1990s, the stubborn persistence of chronic black dysfunction had thoroughly discredited public housing in America, so a new effort was begun by liberals to tear down the projects and disperse their black inhabitants in “mixed housing” throughout the lily White suburbs via Section 8 housing vouchers.
This brings us back around to Memphis:
“Betts and Janikowski have two dogs, three cats, and no kids; they both tend to bring their work home with them. Betts had been evaluating the impact of one of the city government’s most ambitious initiatives: the demolition of the city’s public-housing projects, as part of a nationwide experiment to free the poor from the destructive effects of concentrated poverty. Memphis demolished its first project in 1997. The city gave former residents federal “Section8” rent-subsidy vouchers and encouraged them to move out to new neighborhoods. Two more waves of demolition followed over the next nine years, dispersing tens of thousands of poor people into the wider metro community. . .
About six months ago, they decided to put a hunch to the test. Janikowski merged his computer map of crime patterns with Betts’s map of Section8 rentals. Where Janikowski saw a bunny rabbit, Betts saw a sideways horseshoe (“He has a better imagination,” she said). Otherwise, the match was near-perfect. On the merged map, dense violent-crime areas are shaded dark blue, and Section8 addresses are represented by little red dots. All of the dark-blue areas are covered in little red dots, like bursts of gunfire. The rest of the city has almost no dots.
Betts remembers her discomfort as she looked at the map. The couple had been musing about the connection for months, but they were amazed—and deflated—to see how perfectly the two data sets fit together. She knew right away that this would be a “hard thing to say or write.”
1.) Black dysfunction and substandard living conditions, what you described as “shacks and hovels,” existed in rural areas of the Jim Crow South.
2.) Black dysfunction and substandard living conditions followed free blacks from the South to the ghettos of Northern cities like Chicago, Philadelphia, and Detroit where Jim Crow didn’t exist.
3.) Black dysfunction and substandard living conditions followed blacks from the “shacks and hovels” and the “ghettos” into the public housing that was built for them in the North and the South from the 1930s to the 1990s.
4.) Black dysfunction and substandard living conditions followed blacks from the ghettos into the “blighted neighborhoods” in Detroit, Atlanta, St. Louis and other cities where Whites used to live but were pushed out after the Fair Housing Act of 1968.
5.) Black dysfunction and substandard living conditions have since followed blacks out of public housing and into the White suburbs in Memphis, Atlanta, Birmingham and other cities which exported black crime via Section 8 housing vouchers.
How many years has Lowndes County (AL) had a black country government now? How much money has been squandered there by the federal government since the beginning of the “War on Poverty”?
What do you Rainbows have to show for your folly aside from the smoldering ruins of Southern heritage in Memphis, vandalized monuments in Selma, and liberals like Michael Lind crowing about “The White South’s Last Defeat”?
Note: In case you are wondering, my purpose is to rub your nose in your own pile of shit in Memphis. I hope as many Southern Nationalists as possible come to see Memphis as the fruit of the Civil Rights Movement.