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Steve Cohen praised at conference on slavery reparations (Memphis, TN District 9)
The Commercial Appeal (Memphis) | Sept 25, 2009 | Bartholomew Sullivan

Posted on 09/25/2009 10:10:50 PM PDT by zipper

WASHINGTON -- Reparation for the legacy of slavery and peonage may not come in the form of a check, but it must come, speakers said Friday at a forum sponsored by the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation....Others said the apology for slavery that the House passed last year and the Senate passed this year were good first steps, and singled out U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., who was on Friday's panel, for authoring the House resolution...

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: blackcaucus; cohen; missinglink; raparations
Steve Cohen is white and Jewish, representing the majority-black district 9 in west TN. He has humiiated himself numerous times, once even getting slapped down in his bid to become a member of Congressional Black Caucus when he gained the seat in 2007.

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0107/2389.html

The race for District 9 has seen racially charged and anti-semitic remarks from his presumed frontrunner opponent "King Willy" Herenton, former Memphis Mayor, and his minions.

So now he's co-authoring a resolution for study of reparations...they won't let him be an equal member in their racially exclusive club, but they nonetheless like his promotion of their racial agenda, so they let him run errands for them just the same.

Maybe if he keeps it up someday they'll let him move into the 'big house'.

1 posted on 09/25/2009 10:10:51 PM PDT by zipper
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To: zipper

Reparations for slavery?

When a black woman is one of the richest people in America?

When a black man was Secretary of State??

When a black woman was Secretary of State?

When black men have sat — and do sit — on the Supreme Court??

When a black would-be despot sits in the White House?????

When countless black men have risen to the top of the ranks of the richest in professional sports and show business?? Men like Han Aaron. Men like Bill Cosby who... (Never mind. As we all know, Bill’s either an Uncle Tom or Oreo Cookie, depending on which black race pimp you listen to.)

And, how about Liberation Theology?

Liberation from WHAT? The chance to achieve and succeed??

Give me a break!!

Let me make it clear right up front: I am NOT a racist. I supported Herman Cain in his run for the Senate. And if he ever runs again, I would probably support him again.

I also consider Thomas Sowell and Walter Williams two of the finest economists and minds extant today. In case you don’t know them, both are black.

Sowell, Williams and Cain – among others — have spoken out against those fellow blacks who castigate and vilify America for a slavery now long in our past. And ALL thinking men and women oppose the periodic calls for reparations. (When he ran, I supported Alan Keyes. I even spoke in his stead on the RTKABA at a Capitol rally and was asked to fill in for him on his radio show at the time. Sadly, while I still consider Alan a good man, I have had to rethink my support since he came out FOR reparations.)

The fact is that the modern descendants of slaves brought here in chains in admittedly miserable, soul-gutting conditions now calling for reparations need to remember something:

They should not only be glad to be in America, they should be glad to be ANYWHERE!

Had their ancestors NOT been brought OUT of Africa – many by Muslim slave raiders —the blood of those ancestors would have run into the earth over there several centuries ago, victims of the OTHER black tribes that captured them in one of the interminable tribal conflicts STILL ravaging that sad continent and these modern day would-be “plaintiffs” would not even exist.

And I would remind you that slavery is STILL practiced in parts of Africa (mainly by muslims) and Asia today.

95% of the African slaves who were transported across the Atlantic went to South and Central America, mainly to Portuguese, Spanish and French possessions, and that less than 5% of the slaves who crossed the Atlantic went to the United States, it was remarkable that the vast majority of academic research, films, books and articles concerning the slave trade concentrated only on the American involvement, as though slavery was a uniquely American aberration.

And should the great-great-great grandchildren of SLAVE OWNING BLACKS also be subject to PAYING these reparations? If so, how do we find THEM?

And I have traced MY family back to the SLAVS. Although the term looks to be related to “slave,” depending on your source, it either means “glory” or “worshipper.” But my family research indicates that many of my of my ancestors LIVED lives of virtual slavery to some despot or other. Do I qualify for reparations? From whom?? And it begs a question: Are most of us now living here are headed into a modern form off that servitude? But that’s a topic for another discussion.

The official US Census of 1830 lists 3,775 free blacks who owned 12,740 black slaves. Furthermore, the story outlines the history of slavery here, and the first slave owner, the Father of American slavery, was Mr Anthony Johnson, of Northampton, Virginia. His slave was John Casor, the first slave for life. Both were black Africans. The story is very readable, and outlines cases of free black women owning their husbands, free black parents selling their children into slavery to white owners, and absentee free black slave owners, who leased their slaves to plantation owners.
-”Selling Poor Steven”, American Heritage Magazine, Feb/Mar 1993 (Vol. 441) p 90

Of course, a full telling of Black History would not be complete without a telling of the origin of slavery in the Virginia colony:
Virginia, Guide to The Old Dominion, WPA Writers’ Program, Oxford University Press, NY, 1940, p. 378

And the holier-than-thou Northern liberals are strangely silent on recent archeological evidence from NEW YORK CITY clearly tracing the financing of the slave trade to NORTHERN BUSINESSMEN!!

At the height of his remarkable boxing career, Muhammad Ali (born Cassius Clay), once declared “I’m glad my great-grandpa got on that boat.”

And speaking of ancestors, my paternal grandmother’s daddy joined with the 80th Ohio Volunteer Infantry early in the War Between the States (reupped twice) and fought on the Union side at Chickamauga, Vicksburg, Jackson then joined up with Sherman for that infamous march to the sea through Georgia. My wife’s great-great grandpappy ALSO fought for the Union. While I revere the memory of my ancestors, inasmuch as that conflict was less about slavery than it was the economic exploitation and abuse of the South by the North, I fear they MAY have been on the wrong side.

Author Robert Hitt Neill tells of attending a Tennessee Mountain Writer’s Conference years ago with several other authors. Among them was Alex Hailey, celebrated author of “Roots.” Watching a TV news show, a group of them watched a demonstration in a Southern state against the “Rebel” flag incorporated into that state’s flag. The very next report covered a famine in Africa. Graphic images showed dead bodies, starving children with distended tummies and runny noses and dying people covered with flies, too weak to brush them away.

Mr. Hailey intoned in a low, serious voice, “Every time an American black sees a story like that, they should find a Confederate flag and kiss it.” He then pointed to the TV screen and continued, “Because these would be me and my descendants, except for American slavery. I thank God that my family and I are here instead of there.”

Next problem!


2 posted on 09/25/2009 10:13:57 PM PDT by Dick Bachert (THE 2010 ELECTIONS ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT IN OUR LIFETIMES! BE THERE!!!)
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To: zipper
More background:

http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2009/sep/22/jewish-dems-blast-herenton/

Jewish Democrats blast former mayor Herenton

Sept 22, 2009

....The National Jewish Democratic Council, based in Washington, was responding to a New York Times article on Sept. 14, in which Herenton's campaign manager, Sidney Chism, was quoted saying that the 9th Congressional District was "set aside for people who look like me" and not "for a Jew or a Christian." Chism is an African American.....

3 posted on 09/25/2009 10:14:51 PM PDT by zipper
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To: zipper

All my forebears arrived on this continent from England in the 1890s, hence I can not be held liable for reparations, right?


4 posted on 09/25/2009 10:15:14 PM PDT by steelyourfaith (Limit all U.S. politicians to two terms: One in office and one in prison!)
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To: steelyourfaith

If you pay federal taxes you will be held liable, like everything else you pay for that goes to somebody else.


5 posted on 09/25/2009 10:20:11 PM PDT by zipper
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To: zipper

I was redistricted into the 9th in 2000. I’m voting for Herenton because then you know what you have. He’s old and will be a junior rep. Cohen reminds me of the Jews that went with Hitler. Smackdown deserved.


6 posted on 09/25/2009 10:24:09 PM PDT by ebshumidors
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To: zipper

I submit that, in lieu of reparations, we might subsidize those malcontents here in the US seeking reparations with an all expense paid trip back to the continent of their historical origin, where, surely, they will find greater economic opportunity and a superior living standard.


7 posted on 09/25/2009 10:27:02 PM PDT by steelyourfaith (Limit all U.S. politicians to two terms: One in office and one in prison!)
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To: zipper

So these reparations they’re looking to get will be coming from the dem party right?

I mean since the republican party was founded by Kansas land owners and abolitionists, both of whom didn’t own slaves and wanted to put an end to slavery.


8 posted on 09/25/2009 10:35:33 PM PDT by GloriaJane (http://www.last.fm/user/GloriaJane)
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To: ebshumidors

Cohen is even further left than Herenton.

If you like what Herenton did to Memphis over 16 years you’ll love what he’ll do to the entire district.


9 posted on 09/25/2009 10:36:20 PM PDT by zipper
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To: Dick Bachert

“The War between the States...produced the foundation for the kind of government we have today: consolidated and absolute, based on the unrestrained will of the majority, with force, threats, and intimidation being the order of the day. Today’s federal government is considerably at odds with that envisioned by the framers of the Constitution. ... [The War] also laid to rest the great principle enunciated in the Declaration of Independence that ‘Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed’.”

—Walter Williams


10 posted on 09/25/2009 10:42:22 PM PDT by zipper
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To: Dick Bachert
Let me make it clear right up front: I am NOT a racist. I supported Herman Cain in his run for the Senate. And if he ever runs again, I would probably support him again.

The sad part is that you even have to make that statement. It reminds of the one that starts, "Some of my best friends are [fill in the blank.]

11 posted on 09/25/2009 10:45:50 PM PDT by kabar
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To: steelyourfaith

there’s always Liberia ya’ know..........


12 posted on 09/25/2009 11:13:26 PM PDT by MissDairyGoodnessVT ("I never knew there were Martians in my garden...." J.Edgar Hoover,Fmr. Director, F.B.I.)
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To: zipper

ACORN has your “reparations”. Go check with them.


13 posted on 09/25/2009 11:42:49 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (I don't remember Americans being called "racists" when we fought against Hillarycare.)
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To: zipper

If this guy is serious then I want him to prove it to me. As an American of African descent I figure he owes me. I want a third of everything he ownes.

If he has a car, I want him to buy one for me. Oh, yeah! If he has a daughter I want him to tell her to deliver it and stand by for instructions. After I see her I’ll decide about further instructions.

I don’t think I’m being unreasonable here. Afer all, he is for reparations. For him to deny my requests would be racist of him, wouldn’t it?


14 posted on 09/26/2009 12:02:35 AM PDT by SkipW
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To: zipper

JINO prostitute for black electorate

i doubt it works this time


15 posted on 09/26/2009 12:03:49 AM PDT by wardaddy
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To: steelyourfaith
All my forebears arrived on this continent from England in the 1890s, hence I can not be held liable for reparations, right?

nope but depending on who they were they might have been the formentors of what we now call progressivism and hence you don't get off that easy just because your kin didn't own slaves like mine did

16 posted on 09/26/2009 12:05:54 AM PDT by wardaddy
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To: SkipW
As an American of African descent I figure he owes me. I want a third of everything he ownes....For him to deny my requests would be racist of him, wouldn’t it?

Your request for reparations is only honored if your skin is the right color, just as his pandersome request to join the Congressional Black Caucus was denied because he didn't have the right skin color.

17 posted on 09/26/2009 12:19:10 AM PDT by zipper
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To: Dick Bachert

I am all for Reparations for Slavery.

Any LIVING pre-Civil War slave should receive 1 million dollars and a ticket back to wherever he/she came from.


18 posted on 09/26/2009 12:38:29 AM PDT by flash2368
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To: wardaddy
JINO prostitute for black electorate

I'm not aware of his ever being seen in a yarmulke. He may be one of the (more common) secular jews. I can't find any reference to his membership in a synagogue.

19 posted on 09/26/2009 12:39:43 AM PDT by zipper
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To: zipper

that is why I called him JINO.

but really I have no idea if he goes to temple or not but he sure gets the nod from a number of Jewish orgs and is a member of some Jewish groups

to me any Jew that supports anti Israel Obama is a traitor to their own kind ...being an enemy to traditional America is bad enough as it is


20 posted on 09/26/2009 1:48:53 AM PDT by wardaddy
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To: zipper

Let’s talk about “repatriation”; they can all go back. These people seriously have the worst timing; just when they thought they hit paydirt with a fellow traveler in the Oval Office, the money runs out (EVERYBODY’S money). At this point, if they insist on this silliness, they shouldn’t be surprised if every non-”black” (since I’m sure our Asian and Latino populations will be expected to contribute as well) decides to just kill every one of them and end this for once and for all.


21 posted on 09/26/2009 1:57:47 AM PDT by Carlos Martillo II (Guernica was a work of art...and I don't mean the painting.)
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To: zipper

Zipper:

My skin is the right color. Cohen is an idiot and so is any white person who thinks reparations are owed to anyone.


22 posted on 09/26/2009 4:27:49 AM PDT by SkipW
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To: steelyourfaith

“All my forebears arrived on this continent from England in the 1890s, hence I can not be held liable for reparations, right?”

You don’t understand black liberation theology. Black slaves built all the roads in America, built the Whitehouse, planted every fruit tree, laid the groundwork for the moon landing, cleared the way for Bill Gates to offer Microsoft, invented Slurpys, the television, the phone, flower pots and hula hoops. And you’re probably sitting on a pile of buried bones of slaves who built your garage. Did you know archeologists discovered the bones of dead slaves in a graveyard, proving they built New York city.

Everything you benefit from was the result of slavery. So in answer to your question: You betcha you’re liable for reparations, and obuma will try to make you a Marxist slave to pay for it.

If you have any questions write to the Stalinist inmates at the Congressional Black Caucus Asylum on capital hill:

Gimme My Money, Honky
PO Box $$$$
Coo-Coo, Washington DC 00000-0000


23 posted on 09/26/2009 4:50:39 AM PDT by sergeantdave (obuma is the anti-Lincoln, trying to re-establish slavery)
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24 posted on 09/26/2009 5:29:08 AM PDT by steelyourfaith (Limit all U.S. politicians to two terms: One in office and one in prison!)
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To: zipper

Like any other psychopaths, they are all sweetness and light when someone grovels before them—of course, that may change on a moment’s notice, but it must be nice for this spineless idiot to bask in their approval.


25 posted on 09/26/2009 6:22:52 AM PDT by Mac from Cleveland (How to make a small fortune in the Obama era--first, start off with a big fortune....)
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To: steelyourfaith

They’ll never do that—infact, next time you hear a black going on about how awful America is, ask them why don’t they try and go back to the Motherland and create a utopia of their own.

I’m against reparations, but I would agree to them in conjunction with setting up repatriation to Africa.

Of course, out of the initial sum of monies given to blacks, I would:

Take out 10% for black crimes and destruction of American cities.

In addition, any black worth more than 5 million dollars would get a 15% tax taken out. Oprah would be dead by 50. At the very least, she wouldn’t be living this way if she had been born in Africa.

Blacks are horrified when asked about this solution to reparations. Three reasons:

1. They would not make a go of their new nation/society. No way no how-and they know it.

2. It would let whites “off the hook” for whatever crimes blacks hold them accountable for—they like the crutch of having someone to blame for their failures.

3. No one will admit this, but the U.S. would be so much better in every way once this happened—they’d hate that to come to pass that way. (Of course, that last one is somewhat mitigated by the Third World/illegal influx of the past 40 years, but it would still be great.


26 posted on 09/26/2009 6:33:05 AM PDT by Mac from Cleveland (How to make a small fortune in the Obama era--first, start off with a big fortune....)
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To: wardaddy

I came to the same conclusions.

There are a LOT of jewish libs like him.


27 posted on 09/26/2009 7:27:50 AM PDT by zipper
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To: zipper
http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2009/sep/25/steve-cohen-praised-conference-slavery-reparations/
28 posted on 09/26/2009 3:30:25 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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