Wakanda Illinois

Came across this story last week.

Sharon Smith has to plunge her toilet to get it to flush. On rainy days, wastewater spills into her yard from nearby drainage ditches. Twice in the last year her house has flooded, leaving behind the sickening smell of sewage, she said.

Her carpets are ruined, the floorboards are buckling, the bathroom wall is pulling away from the tub, she said. In the laundry room, the worst-hit part of the house, the smell of mold lingers. “I want to move, because this flooding is ridiculous,” said Smith, 59.

For decades, residents of Centreville, a nearly all-Black town of 5,000 in southern Illinois, just a 12-minute drive from downtown East St Louis, have been dealing with persistent flooding and sewage overflows. The smell of it is in the air all over town after a rain, and bits of soggy toilet paper and slicks of human waste cling to the grass in neighborhoods where children used to play on warm days, locals said. Kids don’t play outside any more. Gardens don’t grow.

In other words, it’s a shithole. But this is a town of black people run by black people. Didn’t President *’s nominee for the head of the Civil Rights Division of the DOJ say that melanin made blacks smarter? Centerville should be Wakanda, just like Newark, Birmingham, and Detoilet, other cities run by mentally superior Africans.

But the money shot of this entire article is at the very end.

Greenwood said that when her family moved to Centreville in the 1960s, things were different. “If all of those white people were still here, this wouldn’t happen,” she said.

So what she is saying is that black people are incapable of maintaining what white people built. That’s what we have seen in places like Detoilet which used to be called the Paris of the Midwest.

Check out Africa where once prosperous Rhodesia has turned into shithole Zimbabwe. South Africa is heading down the same path.

But white people, who have led to the greatest advances in human civilization are evil because of, among other things, slavery. This is ironic since it is white people who ended slavery. But where does slavery still exist? in Africa, China, and the Middle East. It doesn’t exist in countries run by evil white people.

Of course, this brings to mind Heinlein’s famous quote.

“Throughout history, poverty is the normal condition of man. Advances which permit this norm to be exceeded — here and there, now and then — are the work of an extremely small minority, frequently despised, often condemned, and almost always opposed by all right-thinking people. Whenever this tiny minority is kept from creating, or (as sometimes happens) is driven out of a society, the people then slip back into abject poverty.

This is known as “bad luck.”

Ever since the white folks left, Centreville has experienced “bad luck”.

8 comments on “Wakanda Illinois

  1. When everybody else asks “Why is there poverty?” Dr. Thomas Sowell replies “Why is there prosperity? Poverty is the norm throughout history.”, just like Heinlein said. Dr. Sowell is a black retired world class economist who said that whites were unemployed in the 1940’s because blacks would work for less. The minimum wage was implemented to force employers to pay blacks as much as whites. Then employers fired the blacks and hired the whites.

    • Exactly, defshepard, but on the national scale it will be predicated on the “intersectionality” of affirmative action type hiring/promotion and “progressive” thought.
      Thanks, Denny, for the post. Too bad it can’t be given more exposure.

  2. @Grouch …
    You had me confused, for moment, until I looked up “Wakanda” .. you see, I’m not into comic books. Not. One. Bit. Also, there’s a Chicago suburb call Wauconda, which is phonetically very similar to Wakanda, hence my confusion. After reading, it all makes sense. And Wauconda (the real place) is somewhat like Wakanda, only with more “brown people” rather than “black people”, but I digress. Guess there’s just shit everywhere. Chicago isn’t called “Chicongo” without reason.

    • There was a movie called Black Panther (I didn’t see it) based on the comic books (which I never read). Anyway, there was a big fuss made about the movie and it’s the only reason I know about Wakanda.

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