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The poison of reparations

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Posted By: StormCnter, 6/30/2020 4:52:15 PM

Reparations are a recipe for rancor. Under the guise of settling a grievance, they intensify and often eternalize it. They almost inevitably plant seeds of enmity that last for generations. However large the cost, the victorious side eventually feels it settled too cheap. And the side that humbly paid comes to recognize it paid too dearly and gained nothing more than a pause in the demands. Reparations don’t repair. They turn the original grievance into institutionalized animosity. The topic comes up because today’s doyen of racial resentment, the New York Times’s Nikole Hannah-Jones, says that monetary reparations are ‘What Is Owed’ to black Americans for centuries of slavery and ‘slavocracy’.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: FormerDem 6/30/2020 4:59:44 PM (No. 462230)
Tell Hannah Nikole that if she asks repayment to the last drop she had better have a way of repaying her own debts, such as to the soldiers who died to make her free, repaying them also to the last drop of their blood. And that efforts to shake off that debt by slandering them pile her unpayable debt higher. What a self-righteous, vain jackass.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: marbles 6/30/2020 5:00:06 PM (No. 462232)
Another try at emotional black mail. Will you be holding the tribes that sold your people into slavery accountable? Didn't think so.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: bad-hair 6/30/2020 5:00:08 PM (No. 462233)
Slavocracy ??? Government by slaves ??? This is the very definition of a malaprop even if it's a made up word. How about a pistocracy. Government by a president duly elected by Americans wo have simply been insulted too much and pushed too far by the likes of Miss Nicole. Pronoun wrong ? Fine, sue me.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: volksford 6/30/2020 5:24:54 PM (No. 462247)
No arguing with people like this ,,I say a big FU is in order and if that don't sit well..bring it on.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Clinger 6/30/2020 5:25:19 PM (No. 462249)
Apparently my GGG non slave holding Grandfather from the frozen north was an insufficient sacrifice for the sin of none of us having been slave owners since before Columbus tripped on a Viking Ax. (pardon a little liberty with history and geography). Of course they know that this is completely impossible and all attempts or should I say further measures will only create more injustice and hatred. They don't want peace they gain power by leveraging discord.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: StrikingViking 6/30/2020 5:37:08 PM (No. 462258)
This country's taxpayers have been paying "reparations" for generations. It's up in the many hundreds of billions, if not trillions of dollars. Rather than demanding billions more, perhaps a thank you would be appropriate. This country is very generous and it is not populated by "fragile" white supremacists.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Foghorn 6/30/2020 6:05:58 PM (No. 462282)
How would the eligibility of a person entitled to reparation be determined? Would slaves of a black person be eligible for reparation. Would the standard established by Louisiana that if one is one eighth black they are black? Get real, blacks are now 10 generations from slavery and the USA has come a long way since then. Citizens owe nothing to another citizen except respect, that's all - period.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: wakeupcall 6/30/2020 6:19:04 PM (No. 462296)
People whom have never personally been a slave are owed nothing. All people living in our America need to count their blessing they were born in America. As the saying goes. Thank God I'm an American. When you see someone with no integrity tell yourself, Thank God, there, but for the blessings of God for America, go I. America will never be united again with people thinking otherwise.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: udanja99 6/30/2020 6:26:21 PM (No. 462300)
Sorry, honey. I paid (and paid and paid and paid) at the office - for almost 50 years and at the expense of my own family. My husband did too. $26 Trillion is way more than enough.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Ben Around 6/30/2020 6:52:15 PM (No. 462324)
Sorry hon, but it's unConstitutional to punish people by the alleged crimes of their ancestors as they did in the Middle Ages.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: JL80863 6/30/2020 7:00:54 PM (No. 462329)
Just like all the other money that has been spent, reparations payments wouldn't change a thing.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: bobn.t 6/30/2020 7:40:07 PM (No. 462371)
Want to see extreme anger and descrimination toward blacks. Reparations is the way. Im not paying tax money to some Afrikan because of a long ago injustice. Every Afrikan here is better off than their Afrikan brothers in Kenya. They already get reparations via welfare, affirmative action, special treatment, etc.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: bobn.t 6/30/2020 7:43:48 PM (No. 462372)
The Afrikans need to be woken.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: GreatGreyhounds 6/30/2020 9:15:11 PM (No. 462432)
Go for it! My family shouldn’t have to pay anything, since both sides arrived right before World War I, and didn’t own any slaves...
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Reply 15 - Posted by: bobn.t 6/30/2020 9:47:36 PM (No. 462466)
Pay now or pay more later. Reparations for all slaves, even dead ones.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: bobn.t 6/30/2020 9:52:41 PM (No. 462468)
Reparation should be based on skin color. Jet black = more money Slightly black = less money High yellow = partially white = nothing
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Reply 17 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623 7/1/2020 12:53:02 AM (No. 462557)
Soon as you find a USA slave and slave owner, we can talk. We can talk about white slaves too. It never ends "You owe me" "You don't like me cause I'm black"
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