Skip to comments.Make the Democrat Party Pay For Reparations
Posted on 06/21/2019 8:01:54 AM PDT by Kaslin
Reparations. Like every other issue for the Socialist—whoops—Democrat Party, it’s one steeped in massive pandering, misinformation, class warfare, racism, and lunacy.
I’m black. And white. So would the white side of me have to pay the black side of me?
Oh, and you don’t even have to be a citizen to be paid this magical money that will heal all historical wrongs and make everyone more “equal.” The #BlackLivesMatter movement wants “undocumented persons”, who never experienced the bondage of slavery in this country, to receive reparations, too. The struggle is real!
Everyone is a victim, including rich and powerful black politicians, thought leaders and celebrities. Remember when LeBron complained about NFL owners having a “slave mentality?” Yes. Please. Sign me up for that plantation. Last time I checked, slaves weren’t paid a dime, let alone millions, for playing with a ball.
But some people cannot leave the ideological plantation.
Democrat Sheila Jackson Lee’s rehashed bill, H.R. 40 (named for the government’s “40 acres and a mule” promise broken by President Andrew Johnson, a virulent racist), gives Dems an opportunity to avoid the big ole elephant in the room—I mean the big donkey in the room. The legislation seeks “to address the fundamental injustice, cruelty, brutality, and inhumanity of slavery in the United States and the 13 American colonies between 1619 and 1865 and to establish a commission to study and consider a national apology and proposal for reparations for the institution of slavery…” Senator Cory Booker, a Rhodes Scholar who earned an honors degree in history, offered the exact same bill on the Senate side.
So, you would think they would have checked the history of the Congress in which they serve. There were already two national apologies. The House issued one on July 29, 2008, declaring (in part): “The House of Representatives apologizes to African Americans on behalf of the people of the United States, for the wrongs committed against them and their ancestors who suffered under slavery and Jim Crow.”
The Senate issued a national apology, too, on June 18, 2009: “The Congress acknowledges the fundamental injustice, cruelty, brutality and inhumanity of slavery and Jim Crow laws. The Congress apologizes to African-Americans on behalf of the people of the United States, for the wrongs committed against them and their ancestors who suffered under slavery and Jim Crow laws...”
So much for that honors degree in history. But that’s not where the historically-challenged theatrics ended.
In his Juneteenth House hearing monologue, Booker turned on the histrionics as he spoke of being “heartbroken” and “angry” every day and that the bill was “not just to examine and study this history that has not been addressed but the silence that persists.” He means the silence, from Democrats, that exists by not daring to name the name which cannot be named.
But I’ll do it. The Democrat Party. Yes. The Party of Slavery. The Party of Racial Oppression. The Party that’s been in control of both houses of Congress 77% of the time since FDR’s New Deal. The Party that saw people of my complexion as less than human still deems a large swath of human beings as less than human, celebrating their violently separate and unequal treatment as “reproductive freedom.” Fannie Lou Hamer considered it to be black genocide.
Many of the panelists invoked Jim Crow, voter suppression, the KKK, housing/lending discrimination and actions that were direct results of their own Party. Author and professional racial nihilist, Ta-Nehisi Coates, attacked Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pontificating: “Enslavement rang for 250 years on these shores. When it ended, this country could have extended its hallowed principles—life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness—but America had other principles in mind. And so for a century after the civil war, black people were subjected to a relentless campaign of terror…a campaign that extended well into the lifetime of majority leader McConnell.
Five minutes of grandiloquence and no courage to call out the perpetrators, Mr. Coates? It was the Republicans who abolished slavery and fought for African-Americans civil rights. It wasn’t “America” that had other principles in mind; it was the Democrat Party. And it waged a campaign of terror so successful that the majority of its victims now think the Party of Slavery is their liberator.
Oh the irony of that silence.
My solution? Make the Democrat Party pay reparations. Who is more guilty of America’s blood-stained history of slavery and its aftermath than the Party willing to go to war to preserve it?
For so-called progressives, every present inequality is because of racism and slavery. There is no doubt that the horrific evil of slavery has had a profound effect on our country, but what will reparations repair?
Senator Booker and others brought up a litany of “injustices” that he accused of being the legacy of slavery. For instance, he talked about higher maternal mortality rates in the black community, where rates are three times higher (not four times higher as he and others claimed) than those of white women. Every loss of life is tragic, and exploiting their deaths for a political agenda is, too. An estimated 700 women die each year (this includes a disproportionate 300-350 black mothers) from pregnancy-related complications that include obesity and older age. Of course, slavery is to blame for being overweight and waiting to have children after 35. (Maternal mortality risk is 4.6 times higher for those 35 years and older compared to those between the ages of 20-24.) Pro-abortion activists, like Senator Booker, think preventable deaths are reduced by intentional deaths. #LiberalLogic.
I know. Black Americans were never paid 40 acres and a mule. Instead we got trillions of dollars of governmental dependency in the broken political promises of the Great Society. The War on Poverty failed because government generally promoted welfare instead of promoting the general welfare. And now, a government that rarely cures social ills wants to heal old wounds by cutting them back open.
Shear and utter nonsense issue. Almost as dumb as Sleepy Joe Biden promising to cure cancer if he is elected. All demorats have a loose screw in their noggin.
A great opportunity to educate millennials on the Democrat Party’s history of systematic racism in America! The Dems are going to regret ever bringing this issue up! They own racism in America!
Nancy can open a bank account, open to anyone.
If a person has an overwhelming sense of guilt, they can make unlimited deposits to this reparation account. I'm sure the line will extend out the door and around the building.
Certified blacks who can prove they descended from slaves can withdraw from this reparation account, one time and up to some maximum amount (Nancy can decide that).
Done and everyone is happy.
They need to factor in reparations of descendants of white troops and others who died to free the slaves.
I want certified funds.
Produce ONE slave from the `8th century and pay him a TRILLION dollars. Problem solved.
I have a lot of disagreements with Michael Savage (and the posts yesterday blasted him correctly).
But the 2nd hour radio show I happened onto on June 20,2019 about reparations was one of the best talk radio hours I have ever heard. Not sure if this was a re-run (2nd hour often is here on WJR in Michigan) but all should hear its contents.
He listed (as 2 years ago) the faults in reparations (who doesn’t deserve it such as recent immigrant blacks, slaveholder family blacks,Oprah the billionaire and so on) and who shouldn’t pay (all of us who did not own slaves, we had relatives who arrived after the 1870s-—almost all of us,those of us who are poorer than Cory and others).
He probably has come just short of being kicked off the air (slurs against Cory and Maxine and Warren and AOC were fantastic!).
For that show I give him a little credit and forgive him for some things I’m mad about.
I’m Irish. Oops! Wrong color. My ancestors starved when rich foreign landlords made billions of pounds from exporting cash crops while people with the wrong (ssh! religion, those bad Catholics, they don’t want anyone to have fun but they have too many children) were jacked up by crop failure of a scrub plant, potatoes, that was thrown to the dirty, ignorant little micks, after they had been told, “wrong religion, just GET” out on the road with your spawn. (Gulliver creator Jonathan Swift delivered a satirical address to Parliament that “A young healthy child well nursed, is, at a year old, a most delicious nourishing and wholesome food, whether stewed, roasted, baked, or boiled; and I make no doubt that it will equally serve in a fricassee, or a ragout.”)
Now, I’m ambivalent, because culturally I was part of the British invasion, the Beatles & al. Shouldn’t I be getting reparations for the treatment of my ancestors? But then, would my share be cut because I listened to John, Paul, George and Ringo?
They are trying to loop in Jim Crow laws to beat the 150 year argument. So ok make the Rats pay. They are ones who enacted them.
Produce ONE slave from the `8th century and pay him a TRILLION dollars. Problem solved.
Watch out. Those frozen caveman in glacier stories now have “DNA shows related to first Greenland settlers rather than Bering Straits ones assumed by archaeologists” type information.
They could say “body identified as slave trying to flee Parchman Farm when body was preserved intact in bog under tectonic plate”.
The DNA will show relative is Maxine Waters and we owe her the trillion dollars. “Gib me dat rep money.”
Here is a cynical picture. The white men of Maine’s 20th Regiment died on Little Round Top to settle the question of slavery. And now their great great grandchildren are expected to pay the bill.
I’m an immigrant. Why should I pay reparations?
I changed the radio station to Michael Savage in my car when I couldn’t get a signal from the station that broadcasted Rush Limbaugh (That was during a time many years ago when I listened to radio talk show hosts (conservative naturally) Anyway I only could stand to listen 5 minutes, if that long and had to turn my radio off
The Democrat party (the party of slavery, separate-but-equal Jim Crow laws, lynchings, KKK, poll taxes, literacy tests, and now the party of abortion) doesnt seem to like its role in that history.
Any time you hear liberal politicians talking about civil rights, they act as if the Democrat party led the fight for African-Americans, women, and other minorities in this country. It was the Republican party that introduced and passed all Reconstruction Amendments (13th through the 15th) and introduced nearly every African-American civil rights bill from the end of the Civil War through the mid 20th century.
The Civil Rights bills of the 50s and 60s were mere copies of bills defeated by Democrats nearly 100 years prior, and the GOP still voted in overwhelmingly larger margins than Dems.
... Ironically, it was Democrats who voted unanimously AGAINST the 15th Amendment, which guaranteed the right to vote ... regardless of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.
There is not a single person alive today in America that is owed ANYTHING in regards to slavery that occurred 154 years ago. That is 5 generations! No one living now ever knew a slave. Their parents didn’t know a slave and their parents didn’t. Time to stop this nonsense!
Reparations for the “Fair Housing Act of 1968”?
Lots of houses in Washington, DC and elsewhere were sold real cheap thereafter.
Why has no one addressed the fact that between 1619 (as the author states) and the time the United States was free from British rule, that slavery was done under the Brits. Why not sue the British for their hand in slavery in an attempt to get reparations? Ahh, because the Repubes in Congress will attempt to appease them and own it from 1619. If a true discussion were to be had, the truth about the original owners of the slaves would be made known to everyone. Their own people sold them into slavery, even to this day. And that most merchants weren’t as the movies and storybooks portray but were mainly of mooslime origin, and now they still are. Why is slavery still legal in the KSA? Why are there still people being forced into slavery in Africa. Reparations? Where does the people who were sold into slavery, whipped beaten and tortured taken onto the ship, having lost friends and family but sold to other countries, where do they get their 40 acres and a mule from? America is the only country that has admitted to its sin (not original but one of them). At the time of the Civil War, there was a movement traversing the world to end black slavery. It was the democrats who felt that if they didn’t have slaves then America’s growth and economy would tank. Let the Demonrats pay for the sin and have them atone for what their ancestors did. If they go through with this, how are the going to postumously handle the “great” Congressman from West Virginia who was a leader of the KKK? His name should be sticken from everything.
A great opportunity to educate millennials on the Democrat Partys history of systematic racism in America! The Dems are going to regret ever bringing this issue up! They own racism in America!
Oh, a great ‘switching’ of parties based on the facts? When have the Left EVER cared to be ‘educated’, instead of indoctrinated? Let alone interested in TRUTH??
You presume facts not in evidence and def. NOT in History.
People who have suffered under insane/stupid liberalism should demand reparations.
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