Paul Ryan cites ‘white nationalist’ to blame poverty on lazy men in ‘inner cities’

Well this is certainly something…

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) on Wednesday suggested that men in “inner cities” who refused to work were one of the main causes of poverty in the United States.

In an interview with conservative radio host Bill Bennett that was first noticed by Igor Volsky at Think Progress, Ryan reflected on his controversial poverty discussion at last week’s Conservative Political Action Conference.

“We call it a poverty trap,” he explained. “There are incentives not to work, and to stay where you are.”

Ryan also pointed to the work of Charles Murray, a white nationalist, who has used “racist pseudoscience and misleading statistics to argue that social inequality is caused by the genetic inferiority,” according to the Southern Poverty Law Center.

“That’s this tailspin or spiral that we’re looking at in our communities,” he told Bennett. “Your buddy Charles Murray or Bob Putnam over at Harvard, those guys have written books on this.”

“Which is, we have got this tailspin of culture in our inner cities in particular of men not working, and just generations of men not even thinking about working and learning the value and culture of work,” Ryan opined. “So, there’s a real culture problem here that has to be dealt with.”


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15 thoughts on “Paul Ryan cites ‘white nationalist’ to blame poverty on lazy men in ‘inner cities’

  1. Agreed: This is certainly something. Analysis you can’t get anywhere else! But what is it, Zach? Brave truth-telling? Pandering? Excuse-making? Racism? America awaits your verdict.

    1. I’ll take Republican, audible, dog-whistle racism for $2000, Alec. Blaska, leave it to you to comment here attacking Zach by doing exactly what you are attacking him for, i.e. not expressing any analysis of the topic. America longs for you to STFU when you have nothing meaningful to contribute, i.e. permanently. I’d say the quoted piece speaks for itself, Ryan has nothing to offer, is a racist and a certifiable moron.

  2. Actually, Murray is partially right. There is a genetic difference between the blacks and whites. But the better genetics belong to the blacks not the whites. This has indeed led to a division of cultures. Why? Because blacks know that they are resented and suppressed because they are in many ways superior. They have thus formed an anti-culture with survival of the fittest and rejection of conventional wisdom and law as prime directives.

    While this notion may be relatively new in Wisconsin, it is as old as the war between the states in Memphis, Tennessee where I grew up. My mother, having lived in Texas where a similar ethnic prejudice has always existed, insisted on sending me and my siblings to catholic schools, which at least preached ethnic tolerance while the schools were segregated.

    To comply with social norms, the parochial administration built schools for African Americans in segregated neighborhoods. Thus even Catholics were segregated by race in Memphis until desegregation became law. Soon after that public sanitation workers went on strike and Martin Luther King was killed in Memphis after supporting a strike march. The pastor of our church also marched with King and the workers; consequently almost every white family who could afford it moved east out of the parish.

    The school and church would have been shuttered if it hadn’t been for some catholic blacks sending their children across town to our school to avoid the violent and destructive atmosphere that had developed in their neighborhoods. These children were among our best students and athletes, although still resented by some of the mothers in our formerly all white parish. We were blessed with a convent full of Sisters of Charity teachers who asked to be assigned to our school, to work with the transition.

    They pulled all the single desks out of the school rooms and put in tables to gather groups around for inter-class study and discussions. They introduced field trips for social interaction and civil study. They introduced S conversational Spanish for 30 minutes as day and dropped all grammar study. Our school, dispite having to raise money through dinners, bingo and carnivals to field athletics and keep the doors open, became a city leader in both academics and athletics with these South Memphis students at the forefront, several going on to become leaders and student presidents at the local high schools as well.

    I have met priests from countries like Nigeria and Kenya who can speak as many as eleven languages. Correspondingly I know this: to be a superior athlete you must have a superior mind because, as everyone knows, the mind controls the physical body in both conscious and subconscious ways. If we, as an ethnic group, react negatively to another group, that group will develop an equal and opposite reaction both consciously and subconsciously. “Treat others as you would like to be treated” is a critical key to social development.

  3. As with all GOP lies, there is a nugget of truth at the heart of the lie.

    A Minority group is ripping off society, the rich minority.

    Remove ‘in our inner cities’ from the last paragraph and you get:

    ‘“Which is, we have got this tailspin of culture, in particular of men not working, and just generations of men not even thinking about working and learning the value and culture of work,” Ryan opined. “So, there’s a real culture problem here that has to be dealt with.”’

    Ryan’s class of never-worked-a-day-in-his-life, and like-generations before him are a cultural problem that must be dealt with.

  4. How about a petition calling on Ryan to apologize and retract his racist and hateful comment? His regret for being “inarticulate” is cowardly, an insult to the peoples’ intelligence, and a lie.

    Ryan has betrayed and denied his Catholic faith with such a statement.

    1. As always, D12 misunderstands by choice, takes words out of context and points the finger. Perhaps D12 should request a clarification rather than unleash his own hateful comments.

  5. Cat Kin, so if the Whites dust off their battleaxes and Wipe out the blacks who are sponging off the Madison Welfare and beating and raping the residence, then that will show the superior genetics of the White?

    Whites superior genetics are shown in I.Q. and tolerance. When the Whites lose their tolerance, the entire world shakes, as it did in World War II. Cleansing the blacks from this Continent would require merely the Political will.

    Maison better wake up unless it wants to find itself in the same Pot as the White residents of Detroit who either fled to remove themselves from the violence, or built gated Communities being guarded by BlackWater, paid by private fees.

    Sadly, I think the last thing Madison residents will see is the last Progressive heading away in their Volvo with a “COEXIST” bumpersticker heading to the next city they want to ruin. Camden, Philadelphia, Olkland, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Jacksonville, Mississippi; Clayton County, GA are all in the rear view mirror as far as Liberals are concerned, their work there is done.

    As the black reporter for the Washington Post, Capehart said, “In short, 95.1 percent of all murder victims and 95.9 percent of all shooting victims in New York City are black or Hispanic. And 90.2 percent of those arrested for murder and 96.7 percent of those arrested for shooting someone are black and Hispanic. I don’t even know where to begin to describe the horror I still feel looking at those numbers. But the word “hunted” comes to mind.”

    Wait till Madison gets a Load of real black progress!

    Hey Madison made the Blog SBPDL! ( )

    1. Lt.

      Had no idea Wall Street hired Ho Chi Minh’s boys in the NVA. What part of North Vietnam are you from?

      We got your welfare right here:

      “Bank Of America Dumps $75 Trillion In Derivatives On U.S. Taxpayers With Federal Approval”

      To put that in perspective, US GDP in 2012 was around $16.5 trillion. We blew a lot more than the $6 trillion, they’re claiming in Iraq and Afghanistan. Social Security’s Trust Fund is $2.3 trillion. Bank of America is just one Wall Street bank. They all have derivative exposure, but they won’t disclose how much. I’ve seen estimates of $700 trillion.

      If Paulie referencing his “inner city” buddies on Wall Street, why didn’t he mention them?

      OT, when you North Vietnamese talk about “white,” does that include the Jews/semitic folks? What about the Irish? Maggie Thatcher didn’t think so, but what about you? What about those of us with Polish ancestors? Do you consider us “white?” What about Italians? Does Jessica Alba count as “white?” If she’s in the club, what about Halle Berry? If there’s a disagreement about who is really “white,” is there a court of “whiteness,” that decides? Do they do DNA tests? “Meet Your Cousin, the First Lady: A Family Story, Long Hidden”

      Are albino’s the most white? What about blonde hair and blue eyes? Is that like a higher form of “whiteness?”

      Thanks in advance.

  6. SPLC is a private company worth over $300,000,000 dollars . Their opinions are not honest nor are their designations and descriptions of ‘pseudoscience’ valid. SPLC is not a scientific organization and thus not in any position to decide what is or isn’t science.

    Name ONE city in the entire world with a majority black population and a black majority government with a first world living standard and your cheap judgements will be considered for further analysis. Otherwise? Stop hatin’!

  7. Yes, the superior genetics of negroes have brought the world Haiti, Liberia, Detroit, Flint, and countless other inhabitable areas. They had invented slavery thousands of years prior to any white man setting foot on the African continent.

    Since the dawn of history the Black Man has owned the continent of Africa – rich beyond the dream of poet’s fancy, crunching acres of diamonds beneath his bare black feet and yet he never picked one up from the dust until a white man showed to him its glittering light.

    His land swarmed with powerful and docile animals, yet he never dreamed a harness, cart, or sled. A hunter by necessity, he never made an axe, spear, or arrowhead worth preserving beyond the moment of its use. He lived as an ox, content to graze for an hour. In a land of stone and timber he never sawed a foot of lumber, carved a block, or built a house save of broken sticks and mud.

    With league on league of ocean strand and miles of inland seas, for four thousand years he watched their surface ripple under the wind, heard the thunder of the surf on his beach, the howl of the storm over his head, gazed on the dim blue horizon calling him to worlds that lie beyond, and yet he never dreamed a sail.”

    Yes, blacks are soooo genetically superior to… Well… Not much.

    1. Kevin,

      tsk, tsk for plagiarizing.

      “These words came from the book “The Clansman: An Historical Romance of the Ku Klux Klan” written in 1905 by Thomas F. Dixon Jr. It was the second book in a trilogy, preceded by “The Leopard’s Spots” in 1902 and followed by “The Traitor” in 1907. “The Clansman” served as inspiration for the 1915 silent movie which glamorized the Ku Klux Klan, “The Birth of a Nation”, directed by David Llewelyn Wark “D. W.” Griffith.”

      What “color” were the Egyptians who enslaved the Israelites? W/R/T slavery, can you find that verse in scripture that calls for the abolition of slavery? According to Exodus, the Egyptians had chariots. Is that wrong?

      Kevin, when is the NFL gonna find a corner who is 100% European-American? Come to think of it, don’t those with ancestors who were slaves kinda dominate the league? Since they’re such a small percentage of the total U.S. population, why is that?

    2. Well, Kevin, I’d venture to say that most are superior to you, at least in current knowledge, if not physically. Africa has been cited by the science of anthropology as “the cradle of mankind” from which all ethnic groups evolved. DNA research seems to indicate they did crawl out of the African womb to form all the early civilizations, with the lack of European sun and white mountaintops bleaching their previously sun resistant and camouflaged skin. It is even speculated that Jesus of Nazareth was a dark-skinned individual with negro blood.

      My own hypothesis is that the “first world” you cite is a more a result of the western world’s adoption of Christianity over Paganism and many other isms rather than any genetic superiority. Surprised someone of your intelligence doesn’t see that.

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