Skip to comments.Late-Entry Dem Presidential Contender Endorses Reparations [semi-satire]
Posted on 11/04/2019 8:06:38 AM PST by John Semmens
In a bid for black votes, Democratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer came out strongly in favor of slavery reparations. The 400 years of unfairness toward blacks must be offset with 400 years of favoritism toward the descendants of the victims of slavery and oppression.
Steyer acknowledged that it may not be possible to sort out the whites who were responsible for the crimes against blacks from the whites who worked, fought, and died to end these crimes. Neither can we identify blacks who contributed to the crimes by capturing people in Africa to sell to slave traders or who were, themselves, owners of slaves. Another difficulty is determining which of todays blacks residing in America are descended from blacks who were slaves vs. blacks who were notan example of which is Sen. Kamala Harris who is a descendant of slave owners.
Nevertheless, even a rough justice that punishes some innocents while rewarding the descendants of some of the guilty is better than no justice, Steyer insisted. We must not accept the Republican contention that each person must be judged as an individual and that specific proof of culpability must exist before compensation is extracted from that individual. This is the same kind of logic that would allow Trump to go free just because there is no tangible evidence of his guilt. It is a standard that is tied to out-dated concepts of individualism. We need to move beyond that if we hope to achieve the sort of social justice our consciences demand.
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Y should blacks trust another rich white guy?
It was strange he just showed up with a fist load of cash and bought his way into the debate.
Reviews from the Base probably didn’t go his way.
Perhaps someone should send him the link to this re-evaluation of the slave trade?
Another one well-crafted.
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