This comment from the Chairman of the US National Black Chamber of Commerce, Harry Alford in 2004 in the US bears repeating:
Instead of waiting for salvation from the NAACP and Jesse Jackson, NBCC’s members work to improve their own lives. Alford said more African-Americans need “the entrepreneurial spirit” so often displayed by recent black immigrants. “Eighty per cent of black-owned businesses in New York City are owned by immigrants from the Caribbean or Africa,” he said. “It’s the entrepreneurial spirit in the household, nothing to do with race.”
In Australia, this could be made to read:
Instead of waiting for salvation from the (insert Aboriginal Political org here), the (insert groups here) and members (ought to) work to improve their own lives. More indigenous Australians need “the entrepreneurial spirit” so often displayed by recent black immigrants. … … “It’s the entrepreneurial spirit in the household, nothing to do with race.”
Political correctness, especially from the Social Justice set, has held them back for decades. Those that have tried, like Mundine and Pearson, must feel like they are beating their heads against a brick wall.
The same could be said for all other minorities, and not so minorities, like SJW women, where the SJW demand more representation, but not competency in business and politics.
The comment was in this post, where the Black Chamber of Commerce denounced Obama’s Climate Change agenda:
Back in September the NBCC held a seminar, titled How Climate Policy Hurts the Poor
Regardless of one’s personal opinions on the effect man-made greenhouse emissions have on the climate, the Obama Administration’s proposed Clean Power Plan will exact a high price on Americans and have a negligible impact – if any – on global temperatures. NERA’s economic consultants estimate a temperature reduction of only 0.018 degrees C in 2100 at a cost of hundreds of billions of dollars. In August, the Environmental Protection Agency announced its final rule to achieve a 32% reduction in “carbon pollution” from the electric power production sector by 2030.
Experts estimate a significant impact on the cost of electricity to all consumers and businesses. President Obama has kept his promise that “electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket” as a result of his policy. The poorest and most vulnerable members of society will be disproportionately harmed by these impending spikes in energy prices. Europe is already experiencing “energy poverty” where families and the elderly are being forced to choose between eating and heating. Tens of thousands did in the United Kingdom in several recent winters because they are unable to pay their electricity bills and still buy enough food. Will this happen in America next?
The world’s poorest – the 1.3 billion in developing countries who depend on wood and dried dung as primary cooking and heating fuels, smoke from which kills 4 million and temporarily debilitates hundreds of millions every year – will be condemned to more generations of poverty and its deadly consequences. Instead, developing countries desperately need to replace such primitive and dirty fuels with electricity, the most affordable sources of which are fossil fuels.
Without the climate change agenda, the SJW crowd would have to disappear into oblivion, and not before time. After all there would no longer be an opportunity for graft.
If someone comes up to you and says “I’m from the government and I’m here to help, run for your life”!My own agenda is to be able to expand opportunities without government, but if they’re offering, grab with both hands and don’t let go. If you rely on the government, it’s a recipe for failure. There are ‘bodies’ everywhere that prove it.
Update, from Glenn Reynolds: