A sad Mother’s Day tale
Progressives ask, “Who are you to judge?”
The head groundskeeper pulls out his state-issued plastic upon which is clearly printed “D a v i d B l a s k a .”
Which brings us to today’s newsprint dump. Good Progressives that they are, The New York Times is biased toward stories on how “the system” (no doubt dating from 1619) shortchanges People of Color. Which is why they are VICTIMS! In this case, the State of Ohio’s social service system failed 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant. Before she could bury the knife in her hand into another black female she was shot dead by a white (or it would not have been a news story) police officer in Columbus OH.
Another failure of Big Gummint, yet Democrats like the Times and Joe Biden miss the irony.
“Ohio teen killed by officer ached to go home,” is the New York Times headline in our print edition. But Ma’Khia was trapped in the bureaucracy of the state foster care system and it failed her! (That is their story and they’re sticking to it).
Ma’Khia Bryant (center with knife) and dear old dad about to lay a whooping on girl on ground
Put the blame on Mame, boys
“[The State of] Ohio places children in foster care at a rate 10% higher than the national average,” the Times indicts. Now for the Equity haymaker: “Black children like Ma’Khia and her sister account for nearly a third of children removed from homes — nearly twice their proportion in the population.”
Get the pikshah? State bureaucrats be picking on black people. “A review of Ma’Khia’s pathway through foster care shows that it failed her in critical ways.” Now, it’s possible that Ohio Childrens Services has saved thousands of kids. No story there!
And maybe — just maybe — it was Ma’Khia’s parents who failed her! Maybe — just maybe — the breakdown of black families in general is what really killed this teenager, like too many others. (In 1950, five out of every six black children were born into a two-parent home. Today, the number is less than two out of six. Rep. Glenn Grothman has been sounding the alarm bell like Patrick Moynhan before him until progressives discovered critical race theory and blamed whitey.)
Where was dad? The New York Times will say only “Mr. Hammonds did not live with the family.” Must. Not. Judge. Girls don’t have his name. Mother? A judgmental person would call her improvident and irresponsible. (She skipped out on taxpayer-funded counseling.) The Times:
Paula Bryant had moved with her five children — including a teenage son from a previous relationship … where … the landlords did not mind her credit problems.
“Credit problems.” But she was a good mother, right? Except that neighbors report “The girls ran out of the house terrified … screaming while the mom was yelling at them.” Girls were chronic truants, to boot.
You take ’em, I can’t handle them
It was dear old Mom who deposited her kids at Children’s Services located, in the Times’ description “a hulking brick edifice.” (“Hulking.” Not “imposing.” Not “massive” but “Hulking”!)
Eventually, Grandma took on the four kids, sleeping on a couch so they could have beds. Soon enough, “I was worn out,” she recalled. “I was doing all the laundry, all the cooking, and I was working a part time job.” TRIGGER ALERT: More Judgment ahead:
What? The teenagers weren’t helping?
Why did God invent big, hard wooden spoons if not to be laid upside naughty bottoms? In any event, the two Bryant girls wind up at a home where two former foster children from that home, now in the 20s, sometimes helped out. It was with these two young women that Ma’Khia and her sister faced off on 04-20-21 — aided by grandma and — NOW he shows up in his children’s lives! — good old dad!
As Ma’Khia charged, Ms. Craig-Watkins tumbled to the ground and Ma’Khia’s father tried to kick her. Ma’Khia turned to Ms. Bonner and backed her up against a car. Ma’Khia raised a knife and Officer Nicholas Reardon, a white 23-year-old … shot four times …”
Blaska’s Bottom Line: Blaming state social services is only a step away from other progressive idiots like MSNBC’s Joy Reid, who blames the cop. Blame the stage, blame the audience, blame everyone but the performers for their personal irresponsibility. Which is how we got to where we are (wherever this is).