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Reparations for Slavery

HAS THERE ever been anything more preposterous than American Blacks’ demands for slavery reparations? Well there is actually: Their protests at Whites expropriating their “culture”. Future historians will scratch their heads, baffled that an advanced people gave serious consideration to the proposal that those who never had slaves hand over money to those who never were slaves in compensation for slavery. Those future historians would surely think that descendants of slaves, far from deserving reparations, have actually struck the jackpot. Because they now enjoy the advantages of an advanced affluent culture in which they enjoy favourable treatment through a plethora of affirmative action measures. Had their antecedents been smarter or fleeter of foot they’d have avoided capture and their descendants would be now subsisting on grubs and bush meat in the West African jungles.

In an non-insane world it’d be the other way around — America’s Whites would be seeking reparations from Blacks. Considering the trillions, yes, trillions of dollars they’ve spent on the futile attempt to ‘bridge the achievement gap’ between the races and to keeping Black criminals off the streets, the disruption suffered by having to flee neighbourhoods invaded by Blacks and seeing their kids dragged down academically and physically endangered through forced school integration. The potential claims list is endless.

The cultural appropriation wheeze is upside-down as well. Tell me, what “culture” do Whites appropriate? I’m pressed to think of anything beyond fuzzy hairstyles and primitive jungle rap “music”. Can you think of anything else?  The Black contribution to building America was equivalent to that of the carthorse yet they benefit from advanced infrastructure, telecommunications, health care, free institutions, organised sport, complex musical instruments, writing (actually scrub the last two). In other words White civilisation. The thing that thousands of Africans risk their lives to gain entry to. Yet America’s Blacks benefit from it free of charge. How about charging them a license fee for its use?

But I wouldn’t hold my breath waiting for Tyrone to cut a cheque.

I long for the day when someone — anyone — will tell them to take a jump. All the way back to Africa if possible.

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Source: Irish Savant

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Dave Neesan

OK. We’ll end cultural appropriation IMMEDIATELY! That means: Blacks can no longer wear blue jeans or gym shoes, use buttons or zippers, wear eyeglasses or contact lenses, drive automobiles, fly in airplanes, ride buses, trains or subways, all products of White culture. Blacks can no longer use electricity, telephones, cell phones, televisions, computers, tablets, radios, electric lights, air conditioning, steam, electric or induction heating, all products of White culture. Blacks can no longer inhabit multi-storey buildings, play guitars, pianos, saxophones, harmonicas, all products of White culture. Blacks can no longer use western medicine or condoms (yeah, right), products of White culture. Blacks can no longer use credit cards, debit cards, EBT cards (food stamp cards), all products of White culture. Blacks can no longer record songs or pseudo songs (rap,… Read more »

Marc
Marc

KANGZ!!…

Viktor
Viktor
Anon
Anon

Slaves in America had a much greater standard of living than if they remained slaves back in Africa. While not releasing them from the burden of being slaves, we did give them a better life than they would have had otherwise.

Phil
Phil

Move back to Africa THEN we’ll give you “reparations.”

Short of that, not a cent!