Skip to comments.Yes to Reparations!
Posted on 05/25/2014 5:13:22 AM PDT by Gratia
Actual slave owners are no longer around but still alive is the entity directly responsible for the perpetuation of slavery, the KKK, Jim Crow, segregation and the spread of racial hatred for political purposes.
That entity is the Democrat Party.
The objections to reparations are numerous, but the principal one if justice. How is it just to make totally innocent people pay?
By making the Democrat Party pay, that objection disappears entirely. The Democrats were in fact and are in fact the entity responsible for every bad thing which happened to black people for decades and decades.
And it is the entire Democrat Party which is responsible. The hatred fostered by the party was a necessary aspect of national Democrat success. Heck, no one from the party has even apologized for what the party did to black folks and to America through the advocacy of racial injustice.
YES! I am very much in favor of reparations, if paid by the Democrat Party.
The Democrats need racial hatred to keep their party strong which is why they foster it whenever possible. Men like Al Sharpton, Jessee Jackson, and William Holder are essentially tasked with stirring the much whenever possible. Thinks about the Trayvon Martin Zimmerman thing. Why do we even know about one wanna-be gang-banger getting popped by an over-zealous neighborhood watch dude? Furthermore, why was this couced in the media as a black vs white thing? The Democrats need this stuff, that’s why.
If there truly was meaningful racism in this country, how can you explain the success of Asians and of blacks who were born in other countries? You can’t!!! Most poverty in this country starts with a bad state of mind and then gets perpetuated by politicians who take advantage of the same bad state of mind.
Finally, there are certainly and unfortuantely racists in our society, but there are also black gangs. Neither extreme paints close to an accurate picture of whites or blacks.
Guessing you meant Eric Holder?
After much spilled blood America ended slavery.
NO NATION ON EARTH HAS DONE SO MUCH AS AMERICA TO END SLAVERY.
Consider, who owes reparations to whom before you rush into this stupidity.
Reparations are yet another means to spread the hatred.
But there must be a countervailing meme, based on facts and on justice, that the Democrat Party owes black Americans billions of dollars in reparations.
Every Democrat everywhere, from dogcatcher to president, needs to be asked:
When will your party finally pay up for the horror they inflicted on black people?
Gangs have nothing to do with this issue.
Zactly. People like Herman Cain, Allen West, Tm Scott, etc. scare the Dickens out of the Democrats. Herman Cain said as a candidate that he could get 1/3 of the black vote. That is political death for the Dems!
The Dem answer to that is amnesty. Fortunately, the idiots did not realize this until recently or they would have passed an amnesty bill first instead of Obamacare.
That is a horribly untruthful statement. Americans died to end slavery. And we DID end it.
Will free blacks who owned slaves be made to pay too?
I’ve seen it argued before that the Democrat party should be on the hook for reparations and I think it’s a great argument. Seems like an effective debate ender for shutting up the reparations crowd. Reparations is silly, but if you’re going to do it, it makes the most sense to hold the Democrat party accountable. It was Democrats who opposed Lincoln. It was Democrats who opposed the civil rights movement. If you want max correlation between deed and doer, go after the Democrat party.
The Democrats also owe Republicans reparations for the sacrifices made to end slavery and advance civil rights.
Good point. Reparations should come from the Democrat Party and should not be paid to persons just because of their skin color. Many persons are not descendants of slaves even though their skin is dark brown. Many persons whose skin is dark brown are descendants of persons who sold slaves to slavers. They should pay too.
It's a stupid idea, regardless of who proposes it or who gets put on the hook for it.
You open that Pandora's Box and the horrors of "gibsmedat" affliction will bite everyone in the ass.
In fact, the US program of "gibsmedat" is already destroying this nation.
To propose a payment to the surviving relatives of persons who may or may not have been "owned" by certain persons, who may or may not have been active participants in a horrific practice from 150 years ago, is simply ludicrous.
To even discuss this bullshit is ludicrous.
Slavery is and was wrong, wrong, wrong...but the pure and absolute fact is that I never owned a slave and whether my political support lies with the republicans or democrats matters not.
Any so-called reparations will damned well come out of my pocket, though.
Where in the hell do you people think all this money comes from?
I see your point. The problem is, we're going to have this debate whether we want it or not, and this is a good answer.
Affirmative Action, set-asides, black studies departments, Section 8, SNAP, EBT, Pigford, etc. are all methods used to reditribute wealth from Whitey to Blackey.
Ask not when Reparations will begin but when the bill will be marked Paid in Full.
Will free blacks who owned slaves be made to pay too?
Well no, because, as like today, they too were victims of an oppressive society. /s
WORD OF THE DAY!
I wish he hadn't given up so easily.
The original sin of slavery began with African Chieftains sold their people to European slave traders...start there.
Nope, only 80/20. The RATs 80% contribution was setting up the conditions leading to destructive behavior; the behavior itself is on the blacks, the other 20%.
And they are the only ones who can "fix" the problem; when we try to help we are racist.
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