As you might expect, the liberals couldn’t wait to criticize presidential senior advisor Jared Kushner after a recent comment.
Kushner merely stated the obvious: that Blacks in America aren’t successful because they don’t want to be.
The lamestream media was all over Jared as if he was some kind of entitled dolt.
But, come on, if someone is going to give advice on the secret of being successful, shouldn’t it be a successful person?
I mean, you would take advice on how to win at the stock market from a homeless guy? That’s like getting the secret to a happy marriage from Liz Taylor.
Who can argue with Jared’s success? It’s not as if he was born with a silver spoon in his mouth. If anything it looks like he has a silver stick up his butt.
Jared knows what it takes to become a success in America. First, you get born into a wealthy family. Duh! It’s so simple that anyone can do it.
So why aren’t more minorities successful?
They don’t want to be born to rich parents! They would rather be born into broken homes with substandard living conditions.
Instead of good high schools they’d rather attend a dumpy Dunbar High on Martin Luther King Boulevard in some rundown part of town. Instead of challenging themselves to succeed at a Harvard, they’d rather sell French fries and Slurpies at a convenience store.
Look at life on the Navajo reservation. Many households don’t have electricity or indoor plumbing and no internet access.
But people still live there.
If they really wanted to be successful, they’d buy a penthouse in New York City and attend expensive boarding schools and prestigious universities.
That’s what Jared would do.
And it’s not just Jared. Look how his father- in-law took a measly $400 million inheritance and used it to become a self-made man. Why can’t everybody do that?
Jared simply said that minorities are poor because they choose to be. Is he wrong? I think not.
I don’t know how many times I was I was about to sign some $1 million business deal when I had to stop myself or risk becoming successful.
Do you have any idea what a hassle it is to be successful? No more one-page income tax returns! I’d have to waste all my time trying to find tax loopholes and keeping track of offshore bank accounts.
Who needs all that?
And don’t get me started on banks.
Donald Trump says he does favors for banks by taking the loans they throw at him. Boy, can I relate.
My email spam folder is filled every day with messages from Chase Manhattan and Bank of America pleading with me to take their money as a favor to them.
Look, as an American Indian I could be successful if I wanted. But who needs that? Oh, sure, I was fired from one job for not being Indian enough and another for being too Indian, but that just saved me from having to be rich and successful.
I tell you, I really dodged a bullet there!
But if you really want to be a success, stop complaining about discrimination, quit living in poverty and stop being killed by police. Just listen to the advice from someone successful like Jared Kushner, and remember four simple letters: WWJD.
What would Jared do?
John Christian Hopkins lives in Sanders, Ariz., with his wife, Sararesa. He is a veteran journalist – but never an enemy of the people – and a former nationally syndicated columnist for Gannett News Service. He is the author of many books, including “Carlomagno: Adventures of the Pirate Prince of the Wampanoag.” He is a member of the Narragansett Indian Tribe of Rhode Island.