Thursday, January 19, 2017

Dems Introduce Bill to Make White People Pay Reparations for Slavery


This is an extremely bad idea that needs to go away.  We have seen a little of all that but mostly to small affected communitys in recent history.  Slavery ended legally 150 years ago. That is not recent but it is certainly entitlement seeking.
Worse is that the history is insulting and racist.  The white race did not enslave the black race.  What happened is that a group of landholder families representing something like the Saudi Royal Family and their ten thousand cousins operated cash crop plantations.  This demanded indentured servitude and was largely stocked by the Irish and other unfortunates from the British Isles and ultimately when that was cut off by the American Revolution, by an expansion of the African trade.

American Indians were also massively subsumed into this trade but usually transported into the Bahamas in particular.  All this means that almost all Americans with ancestry going back to the Civil war had slaves, white or black in their ancestry.  Most certainly all folks who immigrated here since had zero involvement and that actually is again most of the American population in some proportion or the other.

Add in the minor detail that the majority of American Blacks are themselves hybrids often brought about by slave owners and their black mistresses and all hell breaks loose.

This is not just a bad idea aimed at producing a political reward of the backs of who else but all taxpayers but actual apportionment of both reward and punishment is insane, bizarre and impossible.

In fact it is black racism at its worst right up there with the special status of the Master race conveniently forgetting that they were mostly a bunch of slaves also.

Dems Introduce Bill to Make White People Pay Reparations for Slavery

Posted on January 7, 2017
For the last two decades Rep. John Conyers, a Democrat from Michigan, has proposed a bill in each Congress for reparations for African Americans.

This weeks member of the Congressional Black Caucus along with other Democrats have brought the issue to congress again and now a commission is being formed to determine if reparations will be paid to African Americans.

Members of the Congressional Black Caucus and other Democrats this week re-introduced legislation that would set up a commission to consider whether reparations should be paid to black Americans for slavery.

A description of the bill said the legislation would set up a commission to both examine the possibility of reparations, but also an apology for the “racial and economic discrimination against African-Americans.”

Conyers’ new bill wasn’t released as of Wednesday, but the version of the bill proposed last year found that 4 million blacks were enslaved in the U.S. from 1619 to 1865. It said the commission would examine the entire history of slavery, and then make recommendations on whether the U.S. government should apologize for slavery, and whether reparation payments are warranted.

The bill is said to be a response to the “fundamental injustice, cruelty, brutality, and inhumanity of slavery in the United States.”

Now, I’m going to go out on a limb and say that it’s this kind of crap that ensures that we will never get anywhere near real equality and keeps racial divisiveness alive in this country.

This idea rears its ugly head here and there, and it’s just as ignorant every time it does.

While there’s no doubt that slavery was and is a terrible thing, it isn’t unique to black people. I know Leftists and black Americans often think that it is, but they would be wrong.

Slavery has touched the lives of — if not all — a vast majority of people in the world throughout history and still occurs today.

Moreover, not a single black person alive today was ever a slave. It is pathetic and absurd to try and appropriate the experiences of your ancestors as if they were your own and to blame those who never had slaves — and whose ancestors likely may not have had slaves as most white people did not.

If black Americans really want equality, this perpetual victimhood isn’t doing them any favors.

The sad part is that when it comes to groups today that claim to push for equality, the reality is that they often don’t want equality, but rather supremacy and hand-outs. Everyone always owes them something.

What the perpetual victim class doesn’t want, however, is to be faced with facts or responsibility.

To the Congress members that think this is a great idea — hopefully you factor in all that black Americans have gotten from affirmative action/special treatment, and are able to have the opportunity to live in the greatest country on the face of the earth with more opportunity than anywhere else.

Compare that to the fact that no one whining about this has ever been a slave and let’s see where the math pans out — hint, the numbers amount to them not being owed a damn thing.

1 comment:

Tatiana Covington said...

My response to anyone trying to force this horror on us: "Suck it!"