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