If you were a politician in the ghetto, what would you have to do to get ahead?
(1) You'd have to mix in with the people...go to their churches...chant hatred of those who're better off...
(2) You'd have to then promise revenge on those who're better off. Uneducated illiterates believe that they somehow got cheated in life and that anyone who has something somehow stole it from the poor!! You'd have to promise to 'spread the wealth'.
(3) You'd have to scam the system for the alleged benefit of the ghetto dwellers, but of course get most of the money funneled to your secret backers (just be careful and don't live next door to them!).
(4) You'd get good at exacting the revenge through programs (like the Great Society) that are supposed to help the poor but really harm them. That way, the fools become dependent on you forever!
I'm sure there's some I missed. Ideas, anyone else?