Skip to comments.Slavery reparations sought from Britain by 14 Caribbean nations
Posted on 02/17/2014 5:12:52 PM PST by SeekAndFind
Could this be the decade that slavery reparations become a reality?
If not, it won't be for a lack of trying. This is the obvious next step for poor countries getting poorer because of bad economics, bad politics, and bad, bad leaders. Former colonial powers are to be milked for all the cash that can be gotten by laying a guilt trip on the good socialists who run these countries now.
Any successes enjoyed by the former colonies will no doubt encourage African Americans to try the same ploy here.
Jamaica is leading the way in pushing for reparations from Great Britain.
From The Telegraph:
A coalition of 14 Caribbean states, including Jamaica, agrees with Mr Thompson, and is now mounting the first united campaign for reparations from Britain over its role in the Atlantic slave trade.
Represented by CARICOM, the regional organisation, the group is prepared to sue in the courts. It has hired Leigh Day, the London law firm that last year won £20 million for Kenyans tortured by the British during the Mau Mau rebellion of the 1950s.
This month it will unveil a list of 10 demands for Britain, France and Holland, including funds likely to total billions, an apology, and assurances slavery will never be repeated, The Telegraph can disclose.
Professor Verene Shepherd, the chairman of Jamaica's reparations committee, said British colonisers had "disfigured the Caribbean," and that their descendants must now pay to repair the damage.
"If you commit a crime against humanity, you are bound to make amends," Prof Shepherd told The Telegraph. "The planters were given compensation, but not one cent went to the freed Jamaicans".
From the mid-18th century, British merchants shipped more than three million people from west Africa to the Americas,
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Give them each a copy of the US Constitution.
Why don’t the just float over to the U.S. where the reparations are well under way?
A lot of slaves that were “freed” by the Brits to fight in the revolution found themselves sold into slavery. However that doesn’t mean their descendants shouldn’t get over it.
everyone who owned a slave should pay up to those who have been enslaved by them
we all agree on that
However, none of those people are alive
Are they going to go after those who sold them into slavery
in the first place?
This has been going on in the US for the past 5 yrs. Anyone noticed? It was/is funded from 0bummer’s stash.
Much longer than 5 years. They actually owe us now.
“The planters were given compensation, but not one cent went to the freed Jamaicans”.
They got a developed country across the ocean from Africa; they’ve been paid.
Might be cheaper to send them all back to west Africa.
They're teflon....cain't touch dat.
RE: They got a developed country across the ocean from Africa; theyve been paid.
Yep, a country with one of the world’s highest crime rates...
Britain should sever all diplomatic ties with those 14 nations and refuse to let the citizens of those nations enter the Commonwealth for any reason. No aid should be provided in the event of natural disasters, no tourist visas granted, no exchange allowed at all between Britain and the 14 Caribbean nations. They’ll quickly realize that any ill effects of the slave trade from long ago is far outweighed by the benefits provided through current interaction with the Brits. After they apologize and promise to actively thwart any future reparation attempts they can get their diplomatic and trade ties restored.
Or maybe the Brits can simply go all Falklands on their asses.
Offset that with the costs of infrastructure provided by the Brits, plus the education system. Add to it the cost of defense by the Royal Navy for several generations.
Let’s see who owes who.
“Yep, a country with one of the worlds highest crime rates...”
That’s the future they made for it; it didn’t have that when they got it...
Meanwhile, places with thriving slave trades are ignored.
The UK needs to tell ‘em to pound sand. The UK suppressed the slave trade starting about 1807.
They should go sue the Africans that sold ‘em into slavery in the first place (instead of killing them...).
Great Britain ended slavery, a practice that had existed from the dawn of man. It was the first large nation to do so, setting into motion a wave of abolitionism that was accepted by the civilized world. These people are free and live in the Caribbean. They should pay Great Britain.
There are plenty of pimps around.
Slavery didn’t end, it just ceased to be enfoced by law.
so i had this epiphany maybe they could be offered some nice bling like this guy has
but then i realized nah it will never work
O.K.Britain should charge them for all the amenities of western civilization to which they were introduced, e.g. penicillin, toilette paper, electricity, hot and cold running water, soap, deodorant, etc. etc.
Hey, where do I sign up for the Gravy Train? In 1650, my ancestors were left Wales as indentured servants, pulled stumps and the other hardest work on the lovely Caribbean island of Nevis BEFORE the black slaves arrived.
I want REPARATIONS and plenty of them and NOW. All Freepers invited to a party on the beaches of Nevis, all expenses paid, when my reparations money arrives.
I can make this promise in all seriousness, because you KNOW how long that will take.
just tell him they have golf courses
LOVE love love the Bonz in her nose. How authentic, how stylish, how amazingly apt.
The UK should at least give Jamaica a franchise to produce Guinness beer. Their Red Stripe beer stinks.
That’s right. The Arabs were the ones who enslaved them in the first place.
What are they gonna do, Mau Mau all the cruise ships until they get their reparations?
They have the Caribbean. That’s reparations enough. Now quit turning some of the most beautiful places on Earth into crime ridden, socialist hell holes.
How many billions are Mother Africa’s tribal leaders paying?
That makes as much sense as Greece, Croatia, Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, Britain, Ireland, Iceland and the US suing Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco and Turkey for reparations over slavery perpetrated by the Barbary Pirates.
Spain and Portugal not included?
Sounds like not only Black Racism with reparations...but also Hispanic/Lusophonic Racism as well...not including slavers from other parts of Europe
Deport them all back to Africa. There are no reparations without repatriations
All the foreign aid they receive would not cover it
Perhaps they should enjoy what the black man can conjure up...
send them back to that backwards hellhole from which they came.
Let them enjoy the advancements of the western world while they are on parole, cuzz once the white man stops , they will regress to just being black.
They need to try their crap on the largest slaver of all time, Islam, who still practices slavery in over 20 (?) countries in Africa today....
Will Britain be given reparations for all the missionaries who were eaten by residents of those Caribbean nations?