Skip to comments.Reparations: My 2 Cents (A Black Perspective)
Posted on 07/07/2019 8:25:08 AM PDT by jimjohn
Reparations: My 2 Cents (A Black Perspective)
Among the more un-Constitutional acts being proposed by Democrats is one of reparations; the idea that some form of compensatory payment needs to be made to the descendants of Africans trafficked to and enslaved in the Americas because of the Atlantic slave trade. Not only is it a personal insult, I believe the proper response by those who oppose it should not be to go on defense. Our opposition has exposed a major flaw in their ideology, and as Real Americans, now is the perfect time to exploit it.
Lets start with this: if you oppose giving reparations to Americans of African dissent, you dont need to justify it. The simple answer is NO period. No need to state reasons that you as a non-slave owner should be exempt from paying reparations, or even point to the ones who sold slaves in the first place. This is merely assuming a defensive position, as many on our side are trained to do.
Next: Do not get the impression that all Black Americans are supporting the notion of reparations. In fact, many find it as insulting as myself (sorry, you wont see black folk like us interviewed by the fake media echo chamber). But if you cant accept the fact that all Black people do NOT think alike and all vote in lock step, you can stop reading right here (After all, whos been telling you that all these years?) The Flaw: By moving reparations to the top shelf of policy proposals, Democrats are showing they have nothing to offer Black Americans and have resorted downright bribery. In short, if you are black, the Democrats would like to pay you to vote for them. Other than that, the other side is racist, bigoted, etc.
Seriously, thats all theyve got for what they consider a loyal voting block. The current advantage they have is knowing that any Republican who dares to say no to reparations will be promptly tagged with the R-word and thus will be coached to avoid the subject. This is a recipe for disaster. So how should Real Americans (read Republicans and those wondering why they are still Democrats) respond to this?
Answer: Use this issue to steal black votes from the Democrats and winning them to our side.
Yes, I can hear some of you now: No matter what happens, theyre still gonna vote Democrat! As I stated above, if you really believe that, why are you still reading this?
For the rest of you, I firmly believe in this election cycle the black vote is for the taking just as it was in 2016 (See: How Black & Brown Tore the Blue Wall Down). Republicans on ALL levels should go directly after black voters using reparations as the opening if/when the subject comes up. You see the Democrats (and each candidate with their media counterpart) will bring it up this election season. The typical Republican response (read: wave white flag) will be expected. But it is this response time where the Republican will have the attention of the black voter:
[paraphrasing] my Democrat opponent thinks that waving money in your face is worth their vote hoping you ignore the illegal immigrant invasion that is ruining your communities, increasing crime, taking jobs and lowering the standard of living in all our communities. In some places, what used to be decent black neighborhoods now look like third world slums with unsanitary conditions that affect everyone especially those who may live close to these areas. These places are run by Democrats not Republicans. You live in the greatest country on earth and the Dems are trying to destroy it. You know more than most white people what kind of negative effect it is having on this country. But by proposing reparations, my opponent(s) simply wants to buy your silence
While youre at it, you can throw school-choice, the right to defend yourself, anti-infanticide, and correct restroom selection into the mix for good measure. Tell them how you support these issues and your opponent(s) dont. Let them see whos the real bigot. Put THEM on defense for a change. See how fast they try to cut off your mic and/or video feed.
Now, there will be some of those GOP experts who read my paraphrasing in horror thinking wed never coach our candidate(s) to say something this controversial! or No, were assuming were not going to get the black vote (subjects too touchy), and just focus on the mushy middle
To those experts and the rest of your Republicans, lets get something straight:
Among the goals of our opposition is to import as many illegals as possible and getting them on the voting rolls and counted in the Census. Most wont vote (in this round), but they still count on the black vote as part of that coalition to get them over the top (along with vote fraud). Its been known that peeling off even some of the black vote can turn blue states red. And as the President said when he campaigned in the black churches, what have you got to lose?
Dont let them get away with This country sucks. You dont see thousands of Black Americans trying to sneak into Africa. In fact, its the other way around.
I know firsthand the more and more black Americans are furious over many of the policy issues mentioned in this article; issues the Democrats are supporting. If we do nothing (i.e. write off the black vote as hopeless) we will certainly lose. I will state here that if Republicans start thinking out of the box and target black voters directly, they can steal upwards of 20 to 30 percent of black and other voters who would normally vote the other way.
The way to prevent the democrats from tilting the scales in 2020 and beyond is to do the unexpected: go directly after their base, or what base is left. When we are hit with the subject of reparations and/or other civil rights issues, are response should be simple:
Just my $0.02
Outstanding vanity. Best I’ve read in a long time.
No to reparations!
Dems must be defeated!
They thought all those brown people were supposed to replace whites.
FR really needs a like button
Paid in full.
Over 600 thousand dead in that war.
The Democrat slogan for the 1868 campaign was...
Look it up.
The black Americans have been played for suckers and most fell for it hook line and sinker.
Good sound advice, and worth far more than 2 cents. I think you need to send this to the RNC, and the President of the United States. Hat tip to you JimJohn.
Here is the proof how the democrat party started scamming black Americans.
BTW, Black Americans were not even allowed on the floor of the Democrat conventions till the mid to later 1900s.
They were not allowed as delegates..etc.
Another of my two cents Jim.
Go rent the movie “The Free State of Jones”
Watch it with your friends and neighbors, or have then watch it.
Two cents worth billions in common sense. Very well done!
New Orleans massacre of 1866!
I will have let readers look this up for themselves too.
In some places, what used to be decent black neighborhoods now look like third world slums with unsanitary conditions that affect everyone especially those who may live close to these areas. These places are run by Democrats not Republicans.
You live in the greatest country on earth and the Dems are trying to destroy it. You know more than most white people what kind of negative effect it is having on this country. But by proposing reparations, my opponent(s) simply wants to buy your silence
While youre at it, you can throw school-choice, the right to defend yourself, anti-infanticide, and correct restroom selection into the mix for good measure. Tell them how you support these issues and your opponent(s) dont.
You're right on this... we would win a substantial portion of the black vote. Years ago I was working out of the CORE Freedom House in Chicago (before Freedom Summer and the murder of 3 civil rights workers in Mississippi) and was asked to survey 'the community' on the issue of police review boards... I went house to house, apartment to apartment and got the same defense of the police. People who LIVED in the black community wanted safer streets AND they wanted protection from violent criminals and they lectured me. No different than my parents. (And Chicago cops were rough back then) I went back to the Freedom House and explained what had happened and the decision was made to drop the 'survey' part from protest... which we did. So I'm aware of how far the people in the black community can be from protesters... That said, such firm lines have been drawn and people so dug in on both sides that it might be impossible to pull off telling the truth to each other at this point.
96% of voting blacks voted for Obama in 2008. 94% did in 2012.
Racism is alive and well in the black community.
We need to remind people that lots of black wealth was stolen through regulations and taxation by the democrats. The black family was destroyed by the democrats. Be careful when they show you a carrot. It ya strings attached that are deadly
“Racism is alive and well in the black community.”
Tutus still killing Hutus ???
The black family was destroyed by the democrats..
Watcha mean? LBJ saved’em with “The Great Society”
(GS = Bastardy forever,abortion too)
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