by Al Benson Jr.
According to Wikipedia, Rep. Cori Bush from Missouri is a Black Lives Matter activist. She is also a willing participant in the ongoing “reparations” scam. In pending legislation Rep. Bush called on Congress to adopt measures “aimed at righting historic wrongs, including urging the federal government to issue federal reparations to black Americans…a minimum of $14 trillion would be needed ‘to eliminate the racial wealth gap that currently exists between black and white Americans’ the resolution argues! This bill, HR 414, is ridiculous and needs to be voted down resoundingly! Where does this woman think this $14 trillion is coming from, the Tooth Fairy? Or does she think the government can just print it and pass it out? If she does, does she have any idea of what such an act will do to the inflation level in this country? And the rank inflation won’t only hit white folks!
The “reparations scam” is just that–a scam. In an article on http://www.townhall.com for 5/11/23, writer Bob Barr, a former member of Congress, observed: “Neither history nor common sense mean anything to those demanding ‘racial reparations,’…” Barr then went on to list all the civil rights legislation, from the second 13th Amendment up to and including the 1965 Voting Rights Act. Barr duly noted: “In much the same way that junk science has provided the justification for New York Governor Kathy Hochul to ban the use of natural gas in new construction, ‘junk history’ is at the center of the racial reparations movement…At a recent public forum where Californians could comment on the proposed handouts (reparations) a ‘Rev. Tony Peirce’ boisterously demanded that the only fair dollar figure to be apportioned to him and his fellow black citizens was $200 million apiece…this episode encapsulates the junk history on which reparations advocates appear to justify their cause–that the anecdotal ’40 acres and a mule of 1865 is today worth a cool $200 million. It is doubtful Rev. Peirce or many of the others clamoring for massive monetary reparations for past–and in fact, continuing–wrongs understand or much care about the actual historic context or meaning of the ‘forty acres and a mule’ narrative.” To these people “history” is just another meaningless word. They want the cash, baby, and they want it now!
According to http://www.californiapolicycenter.org for 1/5/23 “California is considering paying ‘reparations’ to black Californians who are directly descended from enslaved people, which may surprise most Californians. After all, slavery was never legal in the Golden State.” But that fact makes no difference whatever. Governor Newsome feels he has a golden opportunity to garner black votes whether he decides to run for president (if the Democratic establishment lets him) or just run for governor again.
The article noted, quite accurately, that “To understand how slavery is applicable to California one must sift through the reports 500 pages of convoluted logic common to the victim industry in America…” The “report” goes into how slavery continues to “physically and mentally harm African Americans today.” And the article observes, again, accurately, that “The task force is not recommending reparations for slavery, but rather for discrimination.” The entire reparations scam is an exercise in political bovine fertilizer! In California it amounts to a giant vote-buying scam, as well as a major split in race relations, which may also be an alternate reason for it. And who will pay for all these black folks in California getting $200 million apiece–will it be white folks, Hispanic folks, and Oriental folks? That’ll go over real big with them!
An article on http://www.nypost.com for 4/30/22 duly observed that: “Ten years ago, the idea of ‘reparations’ sat on the political fringe in America. The question of whether or not compensation should have been paid to former slaves had died out. Not least because by the start of the 21st century no one in America had actually suffered from slavery…But there’s a tendency in our own age which does not allow wounds to mend or heal. Indeed, there is a movement that locates long-healed wounds in order to rip them open again. And then complain about the hurt caused to themselves.” And of course, the idea of scamming big bucks from people who never had anything to do with slavery really appeals to them. They want to be able to laugh at us poor suckers all the way to the bank. We want that cash, baby, anyway we can get it–honest, dishonest, makes no difference!
Every race of people in the world has either practiced slavery and been enslaved to some extent. Do they all deserve reparations? If not, why not? Why is it only blacks that deserve it? Every other race has put the issues of slavery and discrimination behind them, but not blacks (and all blacks don’t fit into this category) but many blacks seem to thrive on it. It’s like they have a never-ending grievance with the rest of the world and want to be paid to forget it (if ever they will).
The leftists among us, (to which our public schools are adding a growing number) are using this issue to divide the races one from the other, so we wont ever sit down together and talk to one another about how all of us are being taken to the cleaners. Reparations is a big part of the leftist agenda to cause racial division and we need to expose it for the racial scam that it is.