The Dumbing Down Of America?

12 12 2022

  By Timothy D. Naegele[1]

History must be accurate, or it provides no perspective or foundation or frame of reference for future generations.  The Democrats gave us slavery, and perpetuated it after our Civil War with the Ku Klux Klan (or KKK), segregation and later, Lyndon Johnson’s “Great Society” programs that destroyed black families and consigned them to economic servitude.

Abraham Lincoln and his Republicans brought slavery to an end, at a terrible price.  That story is never told as the Democrats and their thugs are defacing our monuments and the like.  Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant and William Tecumseh Sherman won the war militarily, but Lincoln was assassinated.  After his successor Andrew Johnson’s presidency, Grant was elected and served two terms.[2]

Once again, the Democrats sought to roll back the freedoms afforded to black Americans, as if they never existed.  Military units were segregated for almost a century after the war ended.  Indeed, Edward W. Brooke—for and with whom I worked, and who was the first black U.S. Senator following Reconstruction—served in a segregated American army unit in Italy during World War II.[3]

While many of America’s blacks were and are deeply and genuinely religious, and trust in God, others have turned their backs and scoffed at religious beliefs.  The thugs, slugs, hoods and mongrels of “Black Lives Matter,” Antifa and other far-Left groups have burned our cities, killed or hurt innocent Americans including our police, and destroyed black and other businesses.[4]

In the process, they have remained at the bottom of the economic totem pole, while Hispanic-Americans, Asian-Americans and other minority groups have risen above them and passed them by.  Yet, incredulously, the Democrats have pandered to them by proposing reparations for slavery, preferences in college admissions and other governmental benefits.

Today, African-Americans constitute less than 14 percent of our population, but turn on the TV and one might think that they are in the majority.  Barack Obama and Meghan Markle project their hatred of white America in essentially everything that they do.  And thugs like George Floyd are deified, exacerbating racial tensions.[5]

America has been “dumbed down” because uneducated blacks have often ridiculed their educated counterparts.  Years ago when I took taxis in Washington, D.C., they were often driven by well-educated and very articulate blacks from Africa, who spoke perfect English and were attending Howard University and other schools, and looked down on their American counterparts.

The bright side to all of this: there is a God that will lead each of us through this.  Slavery should not have existed—nor should human trafficking and slavery exist anywhere in the world today.  All of us are equal, and yes loved, in the eyes of God.[6]  And racial hatreds and stereotyping should cease to exist.  Every American should be given an equal chance to excel, and to do his or her very best.[7]

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© 2022, Timothy D. Naegele

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[1]  Timothy D. Naegele was counsel to the United States Senate’s Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, and chief of staff to Presidential Medal of Freedom and Congressional Gold Medal recipient and former U.S. Senator Edward W. Brooke (R-Mass).  See, e.g., Timothy D. Naegele Resume-21-8-6  and https://naegeleknol.wordpress.com/accomplishments/   He has an undergraduate degree in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), as well as two law degrees from the School of Law (Boalt Hall), University of California, Berkeley, and from Georgetown University.  He served as a Captain in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, assigned to the Defense Intelligence Agency at the Pentagon, where he received the Joint Service Commendation Medal (see, e.g., https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commendation_Medal#Joint_Service).  Mr. Naegele is an Independent politically; and he is listed in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Law, and Who’s Who in Finance and Business. He has written extensively over the years (see, e.g., https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/articles/ and https://naegeleknol.wordpress.com/articles/), and studied photography with Ansel Adams.  He can be contacted directly at tdnaegele.associates@gmail.com

[2]  See, e.g., https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2010/03/21/ulysses-s-grant-an-american-hero/ (“Ulysses S. Grant: An American Hero”)

[3]  See, e.g., https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2015/01/03/edward-w-brooke-is-dead/ (“Edward W. Brooke Is Dead”)

During the time that the author worked for and with Brooke, he was a conservative Republican.  Indeed, the only black professional staff member who worked for him quit because he was not outspoken enough on racial issues.  Later, his staff was coopted by Democrats, and Brooke lost his reelection.

[4]  See, e.g.https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11524825/Moment-group-teenagers-Queens-ruthlessly-beat-helpless-boy-daylight-brawl.html (“Teenager, 14, has miraculous escape after he is ruthlessly set upon by pack of bloodthirsty teens who attack him with a KNIFE and mercilessly beat him – as crime spirals in NYC”)

[5]  See, e.g., https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2009/12/05/is-barack-obama-a-racist/ (“Is Barack Obama A Racist?”); see also https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2022/10/07/thousands-of-prisoners-are-set-to-be-released-from-illinois-jails/ (“Thousands Of Prisoners Are Set To Be Released From Illinois Jails”) and https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2020/06/09/the-war-on-cops/ (“The War On Cops”) and https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2018/07/01/the-death-of-new-york-city/ (“The Death Of New York City?”)

[6]  See https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2010/05/12/what-and-where-is-god/ (“What And Where Is God?”)

[7]  A listing for a PBS TV show entitled “Love & Respect With Killer Mike – Fab 5 Freddy” said the following:

“Mike sits down with hip hop pioneer Fab 5 Freddy for a conversation about his groundbreaking life and career in music and pop culture.”

First, hip hop is not mainstream American music, or so the author believes.  Second, who on Earth has ever heard of “Fab 5 Freddy”?  Third, perhaps “Freddy” is giving his very best; and stereotyping or prejudices underlie lots of non-black Americans’ beliefs.


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12 12 2022
Richard Schultz

Tim, Great perspective. I couldn’t have said it better. RCS

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12 12 2022
Timothy D. Naegele

Thank you, the Great Schultz.

You are a high standard to emulate, or at least attempt to emulate.

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12 12 2022
H. Craig Bradley

I agree! However, established domestic social and political trends suggest a reemergence of tribalism of all kinds, at home and abroad. This traditionally and historically has been the cause of many wars and conflicts. As Democratic processes further break-down, along with a weakening economy, tribalism is once again making a comeback. One faction against the other (Red States vs. Blue states). In-fact, our political elites and elected officials often encourage it and even instigate such racial and social conflicts in-league with their Mainstream Media Accomplices who are paid to “beat the drum”.

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13 12 2022
Timothy D. Naegele

Yes, I agree, Craig.

Germany is being singled out by Poland, as being too cozy with Putin. And alliances are fragile if not fracturing.

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14 12 2022
Timothy D. Naegele

Reparations Represent Woke Madness

See, e.g., https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11536375/California-reparations-committee-says-225k-maximum-payment-housing-discrimination.html (“Chair of California reparations committee demands a ‘Bureau of African American Affairs’ to arrange payments of up to $225,000 per person, ahead of group’s public meeting today”)

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16 12 2022
H. Craig Bradley

U.S.S. Minnow Has Brain-Dead Skipper

President Joe Biden seeks to impose new 10-Knot Speed Limit on all Sport Fishing Vessels on entire East Coast. This effectively ends the Deep Sea Sport Fishing Industry. How about a row boat ( no carbon footprint)? It might also end all commercial shipping on East Coast ports, as well. That will add to supply chain problems. Blame China or Blame Russia, or Blame Trump.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/biden-administration-boating-proposal-would-greatest-regulatory-overreach-kind-critics-warn

2023’s year-on-year Federal Spending is said to increase from the current $1.3 Trillion to $2.6 Trillion next year, as tax revenue is falling like a rock. (Next year, tax revenue < total Federal Spending for FY 2023). The current Omnibus Spending Bill ("all you can eat" ) is going to pass with a total amount of + $1.6 Trillion in new spending which includes higher base spending levels (incorporating covid era spending levels). ( U.S. Senate does "all or nothing" budgeting).

Mind you the Federal Government is said to go insolvent with interest rates of 5% or higher as they refinance 20% of their national debt each year at higher interest rates.

In-addition, California now faces an estimated -$25 Billion dollar budget shortfall due to a fall-off in state income tax revenue, as well. ( -$50 Billion if we fall into a recession next year). Looks like the State of Californians will have to "tighten-up its belt" a bit in 2023. We are all in it together!

Plus, Senator Chuck Schumer soon wants to grant amnesty for 12 Million illegal aliens, as well. ( Lock-in a permanent Democratic State, sic. country). We all can be "California".

REF: Classic Addams Family Train Crash Scene:

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16 12 2022
Timothy D. Naegele

Thank you, Craig, as always.

Yes, there is nothing positive about Brain Dead Joe, the Biden Family Crime Syndicate, or the Democrats. They are effectively destroying the USA, after having skewed election results with help from “Fake News” (e.g.,Twitter).

Meanwhile, Vladimir Putin and his Russian Nazis are going full speed ahead with their war in Ukraine.

See, e.g., https://www.cnbc.com/2022/12/16/ukraine-war-live-updates-fresh-wave-of-russian-missiles-rock-capital-kyiv.html (“Ukraine war live updates: New Russian missile attack rocks country, hits power grid”)

And the thugs in California and elsewhere need to be put down, but it isn’t happening.

See, e.g.,
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11544937/Deon-Jenkins-California-senate-candidate-warns-backlash-reparations-debate.html (“‘Comply or it’s going to be a serious backlash:’ Activist demanding $800,000 for every black resident issues warning to California’s reparations task force”) and https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11543397/Homeless-men-attacked-innocent-dog-walker-San-Diegos-Ocean-Beach-neighborhood.html (“Homeless men attacked innocent dog walker in San Diego”)

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19 12 2022
Timothy D. Naegele

A Classic Example Of Woke Madness And The Dumbing Down Of America By Ignorant Blacks And Their Co-Conspirators

The effective banning of the film classic, “Gone With The Wind.”

See https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gone_with_the_Wind_(film) (“Gone with the Wind (film)”)

These evildoers seek to rewrite history.

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14 01 2023
Timothy D. Naegele

Like George Floyd, He Deserved What He Got

Waggle commented on MailOnline:

“Perhaps they were worried about this person choking on his own vomit.”

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11634487/Two-paramedics-charged-murder-placing-Earl-L-Moore-Jr-face-stretcher.html?ito=twitter_share_comment_text#comments

See also https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11645055/Black-attorneys-SLAM-San-Franciscos-reparations-committee.html (“Black attorneys slam San Francisco’s ‘outrageous, unconstitutional and unlawful’ reparations plan to hand longtime black residents $5m each -especially when California wasn’t even a slave state”)

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