“I’m from the government and I’m here to help” …

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”!cMy 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:

TAKE THAT, BITTER CLINGERS: Obama’s Climate Deal Leaves Blue-Collar, Rural Voters Out in the Cold.

About Tom Harley

Amateur ecologist and horticulturalist and CEO of Kimberley Environmental Horticulture Inc. (Tom Harley) Kimberley Environmental Horticulture Incorporated Kimberley Environmental Horticulture (KEH) is a small group of committed individuals who promote the use of indigenous plants for the landscaping of parks and gardens. Rehabilitation of Kimberley coast, bushland and pastoral regions are also high on our agenda. This includes planting seedlings, weed control, damage from erosion or any other environmental matter that comes to our attention. We come from all walks of life, from Professionals and Trades oriented occupations, Pensioners and Students, Public Servants and the Unemployed. We have a community plant nursery where we trial many old and new species, with a view to incorporating these into our landscaping trials. Our labour force are mainly volunteers, but with considerable help from the 'work for the dole' program, Indigenous Community Development Employment Program (CDEP) groups and the Ministry of Justice, with their community work orders; in this way we manage to train many people in the horticultural skills needed for indigenous plant growing. We constantly undertake field trips that cover seed and plant collection in the Kimberley. Networking around the Kimberley region and the east Pilbara is a necessary part of promoting our activities. We consult on a range of Environmental and Landscaping matters that deal with our region. Our activities involve improving Broome's residential streetscapes by including 'waterwise' priciples in planting out nature strips. Sustainable environmental horticulture is practised by members of our group. We use existing vegetation as the backbone of any plantings, using these species to advantage when planning to develop tree forms or orchards. The Broome region is sensitive to development. Subsequently many weed species have become dominant in and around developed areas. The use and movement of heavy machinery is the biggest single cause of environmental degradation. We dont live in a 'Tropical Paradise' but on the edge of the Great Sandy Desert. The plants that survive best here, grow in well-drained pindan sand, and are found from the Dampier Peninsular southward to where average rainfall is below 600mm. When we use rainforest species, detail is important when planting, water catchment, sunlight and understorey species are all considered. The use of recycled 'grey' water is an advantage here as well as treated waste-water, although many local species do not fare well with nutrients from this source. We use waterwise planting methods which include harvesting asmuch rainwater as possible, with swales designed to hold up to 200 litres, to help recharge the local groundwater aquifer. There has been a serious decline in this aquifer over the last few years. With the fast expansion of the Broome peninsular, more and more land is being covered by concrete, iron and bitumen so that much less water is available to replenish the aquifer, allowing the salt content to become significantly higher. The small Broome Peninsular is on the south-western corner of the Dampier Peninsular (bound by Broome, Derby and Cape Leveque at the northern tip). Compaction by vehicles also inhibits water retention due to the content of our local pindan sand, hard as concrete in the dry, going to soft and sloppy mud after rain. None of us are botanists, inevitably we have got some names wrong, names changed, or have not gone to sub-species level. If you note a photo or description may be wrong, please e-mail to kimenvhort@yahoo.com.au
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