Skip to comments.PM Ralph Gonsalves Speaks in Harlem on Reparations (“They stole us. They sold us. They owe us!”)
Posted on 10/09/2013 8:47:04 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
While in New York attending the United National General Assembly of Heads of State, Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves of St. Vincent and the Grenadines came to Harlem to join the New York City-based December 12th Movement International Secretariat on Sept. 24 in their report back to our community on the CARICOM First Regional Reparations Conference, held in St. Vincent and the Grenadines Sept. 14-17.
At the forum, held at the Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building, Gonsalves stated, As to where we are with the reparations issue and where we are going to, for 30, 40 or more years in the Caribbean, we have had discussions among scholars, small groups of persons in the Caribbean and in the Diaspora on the issue of reparations. It has reached center stage now with the decision of the 14 member states of the Caribbean Community [CARICOM] to establish a Caribbean Reparations Commission to spearhead the work for reparations from Britain in the form of the former British colonies, France in relation to Haiti and the Netherlands as regards to Surinam.
We first took the decision in early July at the [CARICOM] Summit in Trinidad. My chairmanship runs through the 30th of June, although I am on the Bureau of the Heads of Government Conference until the 31st of December next year. Im hoping that we could get letters off during my chairmanship to the European governments so that we can commence in earnest the conversation, the discussion, the demand, the claim for reparations, he continued.
If those discussions do not prove to be satisfactory, it is our intention to approach the international code of justice in the Hague to make the legal demand within one or more of the international conventions which form the body of international law, but more particularly, the international convention to end racial discrimination, in which the issue of the legacy of native genocide and slavery is addressed, said Gonsalves, and the consequences thereof with those who have been responsible and have an obligation to repair the legacy which constitutes consequences of native genocide and African slavery.
In conclusion, Gonsalves stated, This is, in a nutshell, what this is all about. Shun off all the adornments, because on this matter, we have to keep our focus very clear, very sharp, and we have to be united and prepared to work. The case for reparations is unanswerably strong.
State Sen. Bill Perkins and City Councilman Charles Barron presented a special proclamation to Gonsalves for his extraordinary work on international humanitarian economic and social justice, and reparations.
The December 12th Movement delegation to the CARICOM Reparations Regional Conference included Roger Wareham Esq., Omowale Clay, Kamau Brown and Jamal Johnson. Clay gave an overview of the history of the reparations movement in the United States, culminating in the historic United Nations World Conference Against Racism in Durban South Africa in 2001, which declared the transatlantic slave trade and colonialism a crime against humanity; the Millions for Reparations March in Washington, D.C., in 2002; and the subsequent lawsuits against U.S. government and corporations.
This important first CARICOM Regional Reparations Conference has revitalized our reparations work internationally. We must intensify our work, develop our strategy and tactics, and mobilize our people. said Clay He ended with their reparations slogan, They stole us. They sold us. They owe us!
(They stole us. They sold us. They owe us!)
Isn’t he complaining to the wrong people? I think he should be speaking to the African tribal chiefs and muslims.
Almost NO blacks understand that the African Slave trade was run by MUZZIES, who had been trading in blacks for at least FIVE HUNDRED YEARS before the Europeans got involved.
BTW. NONE of my ancestors where in the country prior to the late 1880’s. They where fleeing the oppression of the British I Ireland and the Kaiser in Germany. They had been starved, beaten and taken advantage of since the days of the Roman Empire and decided that a clean break and an ocean voyage was better than a continued existence under the boot of their oppressors.
So please, do us all a favor Mr. Grievance Monger and take a big helping of STFU!
“They stole us. They stole us. They owe us.”
Here’s a thought, rather than pay reparations, let’s pay these *ssholes a one-way fare back to Africa, a place they’ve never even seen and from which NO ONE stole them.
Money grubbing, lying, little weasel.
Keep in mind that most blacks who trace their linage back to the slave days are related to both the slaves and the masters. So if anybody owes them anything, their master bloodline owes it to their slave bloodline. They owe themselves.
BTW, [;enty of blacks had black slaves in Africa, and now the pimps here in the US have kidnapped girls as their slaves.
Reparations should be bus-fare back to the country of origin .
No more ! .. No Less !!
There is not an American black person alive today who was bought or sold into slavery.
It’s time to get over it.
And.. NO ONE WANTS TO UNDERSTAND THAT IT IS STILL GOING ON NOW IN BLACK NATIONS !!
“...work for reparations from the British..., the French..., the Netherlands...”
Didn’t they leave out the Spanish, and the Portuguese, and, of course, the African tribes involved in the slave trade?
>> They stole us. They sold us. They owe us!
Sorry. How can I ever make it up to you? How about a free one-way ticket to Africa for you and about twenty million of your colorful primate friends?
Although neither I nor any of my family was a slaveholder — and neither you nor any of *your* family were slaves — I feel we owe you transportation back to where you fit in.
Reparations were paid in the form of lives and blood from 1861 to 1865. Half a million white boys died slaughtering each other over whether Blacks should be free or not.
Ditto. Got plenty of frequent-flyer miles that I won't use up anyway. They have to shred their U.S. passport at the destination, though, before they can claim any luggage.
Sorry Ralphie. I never owned a slave and you never picked cotton. KMA you greedy freeloader.
Mr. PM. We is they.
In the US, some of the top “reparationists” are Att. Gen. Eric Holder (a student of Reparations leader Prof. Charles Ogletree), N’COBRA; Black Radical Congress; Prof. Obama (covert supporter thru Holder); the New Black Panther Party; Republic of New Africa; etc.
And I welcome St. Vincent and the Grenadines to the world stage! LOL.
Hey Mr. Prime Minister, “they” died long before YOU were born. You were never a slave. Are you also demanding money from the decedents of the Arab slavers that probably brought your ancestors over to the country you now run? And the decedents of the local West African leaders who probably traded your ancestors to them for booze? No? Just the British?
How 'bout we just give you back?