Skip to comments.Progressive Chomsky calls for reparations to blacks, Native Americans, Iraq
Posted on 09/26/2015 8:28:00 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Stating flatly that the oppression black slaves faced has not changed in 400 years, progressive hero Noam Chomsky said that the time is now to pay descendants reparations for using Africans to build up the U.S. economy.
Asked at a Harvard University forum about supporting reparations, he said: "Would I? Very much so. Not just African Americans. We ourselves didn't own slaves, but we -- me -- are rich and privileged because of the torture of blacks for centuries. And yes we own them reparations," said Chomsky, the Institute Professor of Linguistics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
JFK Jr. Forum
The call for reparations [for descendants of slaves] is very
legitimate. Noam Chomsky. #ChomskyForum
6:26 PM - 21 Sep 2015
And the famed scholar wouldn't end there, he said at the forum this week sponsored by the university's Institute of Politics. He suggested that any people or country the U.S. abused should be repaid.
"The same with the remnants of Native Americans. Same with countries that we've destroyed. What about Iraq? I mean we've devastated Iraq, killed hundreds of thousands of people, generated millions of refugees, created sectarian conflict that's destroying the place. Is it our responsibility? Sure," said Chomsky.
"I think the call for reparations is very legitimate," he said, adding that blacks still face similar oppression.
"In fact, it goes back 400 years, the first slaves came here in 1620 roughly, it's 400 years, very little has changed here, fundamentally. Of course, the nature of the oppression has changed dramatically," he said.
Same Chomsky who supported the mass murderer Pol Pot?
Why not the entire world?
Why do people hate America so much?
Let Chomsky lead the way with his own charity-money.
What about reparations for the descendants of Union Civil War soldiers who gave all to end slavery?
Hey Noam. Chomp on this, chump.
Here is some information I bet you don’t find in today’s school books.
The U.S. government had a Civil War era slave census, and it showed that 1.4% of households owned one or more slaves, and a very small subset of those had more than 5 slaves. You can get your information from a reliable source like www2.census.gov/prod2/decennial/document... You might also read former Virginia Senator Jim Webb’s book, Born Fighting, for corroboration of these numbers.
There were 5,447,220 southern whites of which approximately 76,000 owned 3,521,110 slaves or about 46 slaves per owner. Approximately 2000 of the 132,760 free blacks also owned slaves.
The commie piggies sure are feeling their oats. What happened to Americans? Are there any left?
At son point this fool has to be institutionalized for mad cow disease.. It is just taking longer to get to the final stage with him
Who is this jerkoff?
Does he know we’re 19 trillion dollars in debt and even if we weren’t, all three groups can go straight to HELL before they get a penny.
I’m not going to lay out the arguments against this because there are too many and it would take me hours. Most are obvious.
And WT# is a “progressive” anyway?
Sick of that @#$@#$ing word!!
Whoever this jerk is, one of his ancestors WILLINGLY came to a place where Indians got killed and blacks were slaves. They must be DISGUSTING VILE people.
Go talk to them ###hole.
I swatted two flies today.
I guess I owe the Musca genus some money.
Obama left Chomsky alone because he is one of those “useful idiots”
“And yes we own them reparations,” said Chomsky”
we own them?
So, Chomsky didn’t graduate first grade?
A lot of leftists are very upset that the US whacked Aulaqi in Yemen, “an American citizen” who declared war on the US [isn’t that the same as renouncing citizenship, for all practical purposes?
I hope to live to piss on his grave.
Only two flies? I got six. I have to dig deep.
I wonder how Chomsky feels about reparations for Jews?
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