The Reparations Insanity At Its Core

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The Reparations Insanity At Its Core

There are a lot of pres­i­den­tial can­di­dates, eager to secure the black vote who are now cry­ing “repa­ra­tions” for slav­ery despite the fact that it ended 154 years ago and was paid for by lit­er­ally hun­dreds of thou­sands of lives in the most hor­ri­ble war in the his­tory of the nation. So let me explain for those who don’t get it what “repa­ra­tions” actu­ally are.

Repa­ra­tions” is a polit­i­cal pol­icy being advanced by peo­ple who sug­gest spend­ing money that’s isn’t theirs that they have to get from other peo­ple who not only

  • never owned slaves,
  • whose par­ents never owned slaves
  • whose grand­par­ents never owned slaves

but the major­ity of whose ances­tors either

  • weren’t in Amer­ica at the time of slav­ery OR
  • belonged to the army that ended it by force

And take that money and give it as repa­ra­tions to a group of peo­ple based on race because of slav­ery even though they

  • Never were slaves
  • whose par­ents never were slaves
  • whose grand­par­ents never were slaves

Or in other words it’s col­lec­tively pun­ish­ing a group of peo­ple for a crime they didn’t com­mit to com­pen­sate a group of peo­ple against whom said crime was not done.

There are two incred­i­ble ironies here:

Said peo­ple who would receive these repa­ra­tions are, thanks to the crime com­mit­ted against their ances­tors by mem­bers of their own race hun­dreds of years ago, cur­rently find them­selves in a posi­tion envied by the major­ity of peo­ple in the world, cit­i­zens of the rich­est, most pow­er­ful and freest nation in the his­tory of the world where because of its

  • rel­a­tive safety
  • rule of law
  • cap­i­tal­ist system

offers them a best chance to improve their per­sonal sit­u­a­tion in the entire his­tory of the human race.

Sec­ond. The vast major­ity of the African descen­dants of those who sold their fel­low Africans to the slave traders who from the 1600’s to 1808 brought them to what is now the United States would give almost any­thing to trade places with the descen­dants of those whom their ances­tors sold who now enjoy Amer­i­can cit­i­zen­ship by birth.

That is the ulti­mate and just revenge of those who were enslaved on those who cru­elly enslaved them.


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There are a lot of presidential candidates, eager to secure the black vote who are now crying “reparations” for slavery despite the fact that it ended 154 years ago and was paid for by literally hundreds of thousands of lives in the most horrible war in the history of the nation. So let me explain for those who don’t get it what “reparations” actually are.

“Reparations” is a political policy being advanced by people who suggest spending money that’s isn’t theirs that they have to get from other people who not only

  • never owned slaves,
  • whose parents never owned slaves
  • whose grandparents never owned slaves

but the majority of whose ancestors either

  • weren’t in America at the time of slavery OR
  • belonged to the army that ended it by force

And take that money and give it as reparations to a group of people based on race because of slavery even though they

  • Never were slaves
  • whose parents never were slaves
  • whose grandparents never were slaves

Or in other words it’s collectively punishing a group of people for a crime they didn’t commit to compensate a group of people against whom said crime was not done.

There are two incredible ironies here:

Said people who would receive these reparations are, thanks to the crime committed against their ancestors by members of their own race hundreds of years ago, currently find themselves in a position envied by the majority of people in the world, citizens of the richest, most powerful and freest nation in the history of the world where because of its

  • relative safety
  • rule of law
  • capitalist system

offers them a best chance to improve their personal situation in the entire history of the human race.

Second. The vast majority of the African descendants of those who sold their fellow Africans to the slave traders who from the 1600’s to 1808 brought them to what is now the United States would give almost anything to trade places with the descendants of those whom their ancestors sold who now enjoy American citizenship by birth.

That is the ultimate and just revenge of those who were enslaved on those who cruelly enslaved them.


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