Skip to comments.Jamaicans lead Caribbean calls for Britain to pay slavery reparations
Posted on 02/15/2014 8:02:19 PM PST by MeshugeMikey
Caribbean slave descendants, some of whose ancestors worked for David Cameron's distant family, are calling for an apology and billions of pounds in reparations
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Free transportation to Africa should set it all right.
How is Jamaica doing in the Olympics?
that would be my solution. plus revocation of citizenship so they can’t come back.
Where does this end? Muslims want reparations for the Crusades. Europeans demand reparations for Muslim invasions into Spain and France. Jews were enslaved by Egypt, if we believe the Bible. Serfs, peasants, pogroms, genocides, slaves up and down the timeline of history. You could keep an army of accountants and genealogists busy for a millennium.
9 to 1 black on white crime.
WHO should get the reparations?
things are so comfortable in Jamaica these days
I noted that the headline says..Jamaicans “lead”.... Caribbean calls for reparations..
perhaps they’ll take this mess to the UN!
I want reparations from Bammy, Reid and Pelosi and Sor0$.
your couldnt pay me enough to visit any of those places axing for reparations...
beats working....in the minds of FAR Too Many
The British Crown abolished slavery in 1834. I’m sure that all surviving former slave owners in Jamaica would be happy to personally pay reparations to any surviving former slaves from the days of legal slavery in Jamaica, just as Americans who owned slaves before 1865 would be happy to pay reparations to their surviving former slaves in the United States.
Imagine how much these professional racists and their followers could produce if they focused on contributing to their society instead of on dividing people. That waste of human life should upset all decent people. I just wish liberals were decent enough to learn.
I agree. Especially in this day and age, and Jamaican who was enslaved has a really good court case and will get a settlement worth millions.
His great-great-great-grandson? He gets to live in Jamaica instead of Burkina Faso. What is he complaining about?
Africans were enslaved quite often by their own people, then sold to Arabs who transported them to ports where they were shipped on British ships to America.
Interestingly, England and America caused slavery to be outlawed.
Only Islamic ‘nations’ still allow slavery, because the Koran tells them to retain slavery.
bulack peoples doing SLAVERY?? Impossible...under the new history.....
the people who “intellectually agree...aka fall for these demands...have no idea of the history of slavery in any part of the world during any time frame
liberals of neither category...naive nor corrupt want to KNOW anything that won’t support their pitiful propaganda.
the corrupt ones know better,....the naive ones will FOLLOW their HEARTS...before learning how to think about much of anything.
there must be a time cycle for these incessant demands for reparations but I cant remember the last time they were being bandied about
Why should people who weren’t alive pay for the misdeeds of the dead? Why should the descendants get paid for something that never happened to them? It doesn’t work like that. Slaves weren’t governmentally owned but were owned by individuals. The dead slaves don’t care and certainly won’t get to benefit from such an action. Aplogies and reparations are pointless. Way to go. Using your dead ancestors who suffered to fill your own dirty pockets.
Every one of them who was transported by the Brits to the Caribbean and enslaved there should recieve reparations if they are still living.
The rest of them should thank Britain for getting their ancestors out of Africa.
My point is, if it had not been for the abomination of slavery, blacks in America would not exist at all. It is not as though they would still exist, only in Africa. There would not have been the genetic pairings that led to their very existence. We all have this. How many rapes during the myriad of invasions throughout history have led, ultimately to you and me.
My clumsy point, is that you cannot separate the good from the bad. History is history. You want reparations? What is the value of your existence?
Why do people who never owned slaves apologize and pay people who were never slaves?
They should go after other Africans, considering the European slave trade was built off of the already extant slave trade in Africa.
“You could keep an army of accountants and genealogists busy for a millennium.”
What a perfect way to eliminate unemployment!
American taxpayers have spent untold billions on the descendants of our slaves. Oh and sorry about that whole slavery thing. Let’s move on.
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“Interestingly, England and America caused slavery to be outlawed.”
And are the only ones likely gullible enough to actually entertain the thought of reparations.
I believe the British have a saying appropriate for this reparations demands - Bugger Off!
On occasion, the Brits do have a way with words.
Pay them in Uranium.
Wonder if the Black Racist Jamaicans will compensate all the Asians they robbed, murdered, and forced out of the country after independence? Hey mon’
Asian Jamaicans ran the businesses in Jamaica because blacks were too lazy.
Now look at Jamaica after the blacks took over...its a Third World Craphole that ran off its productive citizens
Reparations? How about a boat ride back to Africa...
The race war of black criminals on whites dwarfs anything we did to them
By a factor of 10-20
A million a year ...whites robbed....raped....assaulted or mudered by blacks
Less than 40,000 a year of the same on blacks by whites and some years no black women raped by whites
Take that John Grisham
So does that leave the door open for the jews, egytians, germans, irish, french, italians, polish,....................
That, or assimilate and acclimate, then STFU.
I demand the Mongols pay me eleventy-billion dollars for marauding through eastern Europe in the 13th century and murdering some of my ancestors. (snicker)
No Reparations Now
whats good for the Goose is good for the Gander.
what’s not, is not!
would that be enriched, or otherwise?
I’m all for the “Bugger Off Now” movement!
this sounds like THE Plan!
Man is not so free that he can't bow to excessive taxes and government tyranny. What a load of BS from these reparationists.
Jamaica won its independence in 1962. Since then, a series of socialist governments have tried to run the country, with little success. The tourist areas are all built up and have great infrastructure. The outlying areas that aren't tourist destinations are terrible. Roads are neglected and not wide enough for two cars to safely pass each other some times, lots of potholes, very little sewage plumbing along the road. Jamaica gets a ton of aid from the U.S. and probably Great Britain. The politicians are just as corrupt as you would expect and nothing is done to fix the infrastructure of the outlying areas. Not to mention the crime rate, the early banning of all gun possession, etc. The British did not create these problems, the ongoing government dysfunction has caused this and the country's leaders are the ones to blame. BTW, the Brits left in place an excellent education system that is ongoing today for those who want to learn. Jamaicans who are able have left the island for greater opportunities in North America.
I love it!
Either get up off of your knees or pay reparations. Which is it going to be?
perhaps we could work out a deal with detroit?
Civilized God Fearing Nations.....buy detroits debt...and turn it into New Africa...offering 4o acres and a mule to all comers.
were not supposed to KNOW anything about jamaica’s HISTORY...
this call for reparations wont WORK if people are EDUCATED as to the nature of the beast...
Even those who know the history still won’t speak and set the record straight for fear of being called racists.
at least we wont keep what we know to ourselves...