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Rep. Keith Ellison: ‘We Were Held In Slavery Longer Than We’ve Been Free’
News One For Black America ^ | May 22, 2012 | Kirsten West Savali

Posted on 06/16/2012 11:54:59 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

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1 posted on 06/16/2012 11:55:17 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
‘We Were Held In Slavery Longer Than We’ve Been Free’

So says a slave of the demon god allah.

2 posted on 06/17/2012 12:00:43 AM PDT by Blado (Obama's brain is a coprolite from the Late Soviet Era.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“For over 19 years, I have introduced H.R. 40 — not to spark controversy or promote division — but to direct attention to a historical wrong that warrants substantial consideration....”

I have never owned a slave, therefore, I owe nothing, Keith. Or should I call you Keith X Ellison, you remember that from your college days, don’tcha Keith ? You know, those fun days of passing out literature from Calypso Louie Farrakhan ? You remember that, Keith ? I do.

Al Franken, this dope, and Jesse Ventura....What happened to Minnesota ? The people up there are so nice. I don’t get it.


3 posted on 06/17/2012 12:10:01 AM PDT by Absolutely Nobama (The Doomsday Clock is at 11:58:59......)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Certainly didn’t expect this fellow to utter the truth. Which he obviously didn’t. How utterly predictable . . .


4 posted on 06/17/2012 12:15:55 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Blado

“So says a slave of the demon god allah.”

+1

Well put.

I’m a proud Jew who loves his Christian brothers and sisters. It’s time to tell the truth about Islam and the misery it causes.


5 posted on 06/17/2012 12:17:32 AM PDT by Absolutely Nobama (The Doomsday Clock is at 11:58:59......)
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To: Absolutely Nobama
“For over 19 years, I have introduced H.R. 40 — not to spark controversy or promote division..."

Like hell, Ellison. You're trying to do nothing less than spark an all-out race war, with riots and shootings and murders, and the lockdown of the country into martial law.

You're a lying, scheming, Muslim traitor to America, and you should be up on charges for treason.

6 posted on 06/17/2012 12:19:01 AM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And the life of a North American slave versus the tropical Negroes left behind

Does anyone even bother to examine this?


7 posted on 06/17/2012 12:28:32 AM PDT by wardaddy (i eat more chicken than any man ever seen....)
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To: Talisker

“You’re a lying, scheming, Muslim traitor to America, and you should be up on charges for treason.”

The very fact that this libtard is in Congress is a sure sign of our decline. Again, I’m forced to ask: What happened to Minnesota ?


8 posted on 06/17/2012 12:33:14 AM PDT by Absolutely Nobama (The Doomsday Clock is at 11:58:59......)
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To: Absolutely Nobama
What happened to Minnesota?

White guilt. That pernicious sickness is also found in Iowa, the 97% white state that launched Obama.

9 posted on 06/17/2012 12:40:42 AM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Rep. Ellison say "And it may help to realize that we were not the only ones disempowered. For instance, could poor southern Whites have been paid more if not for slavery? They probably could have. The only reason they accepted such low wages was because they were in direct competition with slave labor.

Uhmmmm . . . wonder what his stand is on illegal immigration? I fail to see to the difference.

10 posted on 06/17/2012 12:45:28 AM PDT by saywhatagain
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Frankly Keith...I don’t give a Damn.


11 posted on 06/17/2012 12:49:00 AM PDT by BigCinBigD (...Was that okay?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hey Ellison, you asshole, pick a better country. Better yet you stupid Saracen bastard, hop a plane to Saudi Arabia and taken up the reparations bit with the Saudis.


12 posted on 06/17/2012 1:01:09 AM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Give them the reparations on condition that all affirmative action programs for blacks immediately end.


13 posted on 06/17/2012 1:03:54 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: re_nortex

I’ve never understood “white guilt”. Maybe it’s me, but I just don’t get it. I lost a lot of family in the Holocaust, but I don’t go around trying to make anyone I meet with a German last name feel guilty. The only Germans I hold responsible for it are the ones who did the killing. The ones who were born afterword had nothing to do with it.

The whole reparations thing is just the redistribution of wealth with a bunch of race baiting for good measure. Yes, slavery was wrong. No one in their right mind would think otherwise. Would a check from the Federal Leviathan right that wrong ? No. Would some sort of formal apology make it go away ? No. Ellison knows that, but he just doesn’t care. A divided, balkanized people is far easier to control.

I live in a predominantly black neighborhood and have never had a problem. My neighbors are very nice and we get along just fine. We didn’t need diversity training, or any other crud like that. We’re simply neighbors being neighborly.


14 posted on 06/17/2012 1:08:24 AM PDT by Absolutely Nobama (The Doomsday Clock is at 11:58:59......)
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To: re_nortex

I’ve never understood “white guilt”. Maybe it’s me, but I just don’t get it. I lost a lot of family in the Holocaust, but I don’t go around trying to make anyone I meet with a German last name feel guilty. The only Germans I hold responsible for it are the ones who did the killing. The ones who were born afterword had nothing to do with it.

The whole reparations thing is just the redistribution of wealth with a bunch of race baiting for good measure. Yes, slavery was wrong. No one in their right mind would think otherwise. Would a check from the Federal Leviathan right that wrong ? No. Would some sort of formal apology make it go away ? No. Ellison knows that, but he just doesn’t care. A divided, balkanized people is far easier to control.

I live in a predominantly black neighborhood and have never had a problem. My neighbors are very nice and we get along just fine. We didn’t need diversity training, or any other crud like that. We’re simply neighbors being neighborly.


15 posted on 06/17/2012 1:12:20 AM PDT by Absolutely Nobama (The Doomsday Clock is at 11:58:59......)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Where’s the barf alert?


16 posted on 06/17/2012 1:17:27 AM PDT by wastedyears ("God? I didn't know he was signed onto the system.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I’ll bet this guy also claims that the Egyptians were black. If so I’ll give him that but then he has to give me this: his people held my people in slavery for over 400 years and it took a number of acts of God to set us free and even then his people tried to chase us down to re-enslave us. So his people need to pay us reparations with 4,000 years worth of compound interest to boot. Or his people could just call it even and get off of their “Give-Me” fat butts and go about the business of fending for themselves.
17 posted on 06/17/2012 1:34:48 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again.")
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To: Talisker

Give em the 40 acres an a mule then tax em, imprison for tax evasion an the added offense of animal abuse an neglect.

Property taxes and nanny state laws will wiz all over the reparations this wannabe camel road apple seeks.


18 posted on 06/17/2012 2:08:06 AM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Blado; Absolutely Nobama
"So says a slave of the demon god allah."

He seems to be paying tribute to Thrasymachus as well. Under the Sophistic guile of this statement lies the irrefutable fact that not one of the "we" to whom he refers has ever been a slave.

In fact our greatest sin has been gifting that "we" with the biggest free ride that any group in America has ever received.

No doubt the ease with which they have been allowed comfortable subsistence and unearned admission to the best schools has cheapened their experience of "success" and exacerbated the feeling that somehow they have missed out on some of life's best but hardest lessons.

Cheap rhetoric, false gods and gratuitous comfort. No plantation shackle was ever so effective at binding the human spirit.
19 posted on 06/17/2012 2:09:26 AM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: Absolutely Nobama
9/11 reaped such great dividends for Muslim conquest. First, in 2006, Americans elected a Democratic, appeasement minded congress, including a Muslim representative; second, we elected a President who states his Muslim faith: HERE.

All it took was 19 thugs with hijacked airplanes to do this.

20 posted on 06/17/2012 2:47:16 AM PDT by Stepan12
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If reparations are owed to the descendants of slaves so be it. Let’s establish a figure to be paid, say, 100 trillion dollars. Now let’s make sure all descendants get a fair share. Since it is prudent to allow for any exigency, let us safely assume there will be another 100 trillion generations of descendants. Therefore let’s split one dollar among each generation of descendants.


21 posted on 06/17/2012 3:06:24 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (I like Obamacare because Granny signed the will and I need the cash)
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To: Fresh Wind

To me, Reparations means to return to the status before the wrong.
So...give them tickets back to Africa. Send them back to “Mother Africa”. Give them 10 grand on the understanding they can never return to the USA.
See how long they last when they find out they cant buy 1000 dollar sneakers and the punishment for stealing is losing a hand. And let them try to blare rap music with car radios in Liberia.


22 posted on 06/17/2012 3:19:36 AM PDT by Yorlik803 (better to die on your feet than live on your knees.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ah...1619?


23 posted on 06/17/2012 3:29:45 AM PDT by Conservative4Ever (The Obamas = rude, crude and socially unacceptable)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Rush's (black)guest host Walter E. Williams....

Writing for the Chattanooga Free Press, Walter Williams, an economics professor at George Mason University, agrees with the foreign correspondent, now based in Jakarta. “Assuming I would have been born anyway,” Williams wrote, “my wealth and my liberties . . . are greater as a result of being born in the United States than they would be in any country in Africa. In other words, while slavery was a brutal institution, I can be thankful for its results.”

24 posted on 06/17/2012 3:33:01 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“We” were?

And how many bails of cotton has he picked?


25 posted on 06/17/2012 3:49:19 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
There's not one person alive today that is/was a slave.

To any black....Get your a** going. Actually FINISH school, stop doing drugs, passing on aids, making babies but not "fathering", living off "the system"....etc etc...

26 posted on 06/17/2012 4:04:09 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: WKUHilltopper

What a shame that cotton grows in North America at all.


27 posted on 06/17/2012 4:07:59 AM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: WKUHilltopper

Reparations were paid in full years ago.

Trillions of dollars in welfare, section 8 vouchers, EBT cards,set asides, affirmative action, padding the government workforce, racist gerrymandered Congressional districts, etc, etc,

An Affirmative action industry where blacks are paid 6 figure salaries to confront imaginary discrimination. For example with budgets cuts for engineering and other practical college disciplines widespread the California Affirmative Action Industry is expanding:

The University of California at San Diego, for example, is creating a new full-time “vice chancellor for equity, diversity, and inclusion.” This position would augment UC San Diego’s already massive diversity apparatus, which includes the Chancellor’s Diversity Office, the associate vice chancellor for faculty equity, the assistant vice chancellor for diversity, the faculty equity advisors, the graduate diversity coordinators, the staff diversity liaison, the undergraduate student diversity liaison, the graduate student diversity liaison, the chief diversity officer, the director of development for diversity initiatives, the Office of Academic Diversity and Equal Opportunity,

http://www.city-journal.org/2011/cjc0714hm.html

Not to mention the racial lawsuit industry which last week awarded a black victim of racial slurs in the work place 25 MILLION DOLLARS for his suffering.


28 posted on 06/17/2012 4:14:44 AM PDT by Uncle Lonny
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Poor Keith has never caught a break.


29 posted on 06/17/2012 4:22:17 AM PDT by Rocky (Obama is pure evil)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Why take my money because someone else is too lazy to take care of themselves. I am not a racist like Jackson or Sharpton.

Never owned a slave, and don’t know if any of my ancestors did either.

Blessings,Bobo


30 posted on 06/17/2012 4:27:14 AM PDT by bobo1
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To: Uncle Lonny

“Reparations were paid in full years ago.”

Yep. The placation motivation of the welfare system.


31 posted on 06/17/2012 4:30:12 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m old enough to remember a time when you could go to a nice restaurant, and see no black people. This is certainly not true today. What’s more, we see blacks and whites dining together. We see black males and white females together. Lately, we’ve begun to see black females and white males together. Blacks are successfully penetrating the upper income strata.

It’s interesting to me how even the criminal element has integrated, as we see when mug shots show up in our local paper.

Heck, family reunions are no longer mono-toned.

Ellison and others with a stake in maintaining the blacks-as-victims-of-whites meme are stating things as they wish they were, not as they are.

Oh, and we have a black President.


32 posted on 06/17/2012 4:33:26 AM PDT by wayoverontheright
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To: Stepan12

‘__________for muslim conquest.’

My thoughts also, after 9-11.

Somewhere during GWBush’s years, I thought this country would never see/better not see, a muslim president.
I would have that thought every now and then over the years.
That it would be crazy if a muslim even tried to run - - -

It is too incredible that we have the closest thing to one now - since BHO is a Christian, and all - - -

9-11 - what has it wrought?
Actually, it brought into the open what has been going on under the radar - - -

On 9-12 the spotlight flushed out the roaches.


33 posted on 06/17/2012 4:37:38 AM PDT by USARightSide ( SUPPORTING O U R TROOPS)
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To: Fresh Wind

In view of the billions and billions of dollars that these programs have cost those of us who’ve never owned slaves, who’ve never supported slavery, whose ancestors were never even here when slavery was in effect, perhaps it’s time to stop these programs immediately and demand the refund that is overdue.


34 posted on 06/17/2012 4:44:55 AM PDT by Postman
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If Ellison wants reparations for black people...

MOLON LABE.

I routinely see people who are capable of working living in 900 dollar a month HUD apartments, who allow their shiftless baby daddies to shack up in these TAXPAYER paid for apartments that anyone would be proud to have, and we still have disabled vets trying to get housing?

It is so upside down.


35 posted on 06/17/2012 4:49:41 AM PDT by Molon Labbie (Prep. Now. Live Healthy, take your Shooting Iron daily.)
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‘We Were Held In Slavery Longer Than We’ve Been Free’

If true, will you be heading to Africa to shakedown the tribes that enslaved your distant forefathers?
36 posted on 06/17/2012 4:56:41 AM PDT by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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“No one who inflicts injury on anyone else, they don’t volunteer reparations.”

Can he seriously argue that point from a legal standpoint?

Can a person wait until the one who inflicted the injury is dead and then sue their relatives successfully?

With all his meandering on who should get...what they should get...how much they should get...from whom and in what form, it looks like the muslim wants to keep this thing going so he can get a piece of the race-pimp pie.


37 posted on 06/17/2012 5:08:54 AM PDT by Heart of Georgia
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To: Absolutely Nobama
“What happened to Minnesota ? The people up there are so nice. I don’t get it.”

Minnesota has a very pronounced socialist mindset (think Madison, WI but with even worse weather). Michelle Bachmann is an aberration in Minnesota.

38 posted on 06/17/2012 5:11:30 AM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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Didn’t realize Rep. Ellison had been a slave.

When, where, and who liberated him?

==

If these shakedowners got reparations every 10 years, they would still be back for more. That is who they are. That is what they do.

If Ellison were really concerned, he would be concerned about the ‘current’ slave trade in various Middle Eastern and African nations. Some of which is black on black; some of which is Muslem on non-Muslum.

==

“...a non-profit organization that specialized in representing clients living in poverty”

Many thousands, of all races and heritages, have managed to find a their way out of poverty. How did they do that? Work, determination, education, perseverance, effort ...

==


39 posted on 06/17/2012 5:22:51 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Talisker
If Obama loses in November, this could well be his lame duck swan song.

Executive Order, don't ya know.

40 posted on 06/17/2012 5:26:43 AM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (Typed using <FONT STYLE=SARCASM> unless otherwise noted)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"Yes, I think we need to study reparations. When there’s injury there should be redress, right?"

Fine, I'll agree to reparations - as long as it's stipulated that they can only be disbursed to those who were slaves.


41 posted on 06/17/2012 5:28:15 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Worst. President. Ever.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Keith Maurice Ellison (born August 4, 1963)

______________________________________________________
Thats 1963 not 1863 so you do not qualify for victimhood payments, nor will I feel guilt for a practice that ended 102 years before your birth.


42 posted on 06/17/2012 5:32:17 AM PDT by JohnD9207 (Mitt better grow a pair or this thing will be over soon.)
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To: wardaddy
And the life of a North American slave versus the tropical Negroes left behind Does anyone even bother to examine this?
And how many whites gave their lives to end slavery in the Civil War? And does the reparations crowd plan to share their spoils with the descendents of the families who lost all those soldiers?
43 posted on 06/17/2012 5:33:13 AM PDT by samtheman (If we want Obamugabe out, we must vote him out.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

However, Ellison wasn’t there.


44 posted on 06/17/2012 5:36:54 AM PDT by popdonnelly (Socialism isn't going to work this time, either.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The historical wrong Mr.Ellison, would have been allowing
a beguiler like yourself ever be accorded the recognition as a member of Congress. IMO No Muslim ought qualify for Congress as they fundamentally lack the necessary allegiance to this
Country and our way of life. We were established by Christians to be a nation among the Christian nations of the Western
Civilization. But as Mr.Lincoln said in 1863 Fast day proclamation “We have forgotten God.”Perhaps Ellison ought be sent back to school under Mr. Thomas Sowell to correct the
Congressman’s understanding of what he claims is a historical wrong.


45 posted on 06/17/2012 5:42:50 AM PDT by StonyBurk (ring)
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To: Absolutely Nobama

Minnesota is home to CPUSA.org

Communist Party of the USA.


46 posted on 06/17/2012 6:01:43 AM PDT by opbuzz (Right way, wrong way, Marine way)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
‘We Were Held In Slavery Longer Than We’ve Been Free’

So go sue your democrat party. If your sense of the Confederacy is so acute it allows you to mock those who fought under the Stars and Bars as traitors you should also understand it was your democrat party who worked so diligently to maintain de facto enslavement after the Civil war.

And that faith you embrace, you're the ones who sold the blacks into slavery in the first place and still believe in slavery.

Ellison, yer a putz.

47 posted on 06/17/2012 6:06:47 AM PDT by MurrietaMadman
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Is this coming from the man whose prophet married little girls?


48 posted on 06/17/2012 6:07:00 AM PDT by Woodsman27
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It simply doesn’t register anymore. Other than to remind me to buy more ammo.


49 posted on 06/17/2012 6:10:32 AM PDT by Caipirabob (I say we take off and Newt the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure...)
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To: fella
I’ll bet this guy also claims that the Egyptians were black. If so I’ll give him that but then he has to give me this: his people held my people in slavery for over 400 years and it took a number of acts of God to set us free and even then his people tried to chase us down to re-enslave us. So his people need to pay us reparations with 4,000 years worth of compound interest to boot. Or his people could just call it even and get off of their “Give-Me” fat butts and go about the business of fending for themselves

More likely, like Obama and Rev. Wright, he believes Jesus and his followers were black. However slavery is the reason that, as far back as Alexander, Egypt hasn't pursued their various nonsensical lawsuits, most recently an issue in 2003. Some threads. For the suit in Alexander's court see Sanhedrin 91a.

Egypt, Arabia, et. al. v. the Jews

In defense of Moses-Egyptians may sue Jews over the Exodus.

Egyptian Jurists Sue 'The Jews' for Compensation...of Gold Allegedly Stolen During Exodus from Egypt

Sue the Jews!

Group of Egyptians to Sue 'All Worldwide Jews' Over "Theft of Pharoah's Gold" (No Joke)

50 posted on 06/17/2012 6:16:35 AM PDT by SJackson (As a black man, you know, Barack could get shot going to the gas station, M Obama)
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