Saw a link to this essay claiming that it was going to jumpstart a movement as grand as the gay rights movement. It claims that “America will never be whole” as long as it holds this debt to the poor black man, compounded with over 435 years of interest.
Well fuck that! The entire fucking globe has shat on my kind for centuries, nay millenia! The Ancient Jews of Before Christ were bartering my kind for livestock, punishing our rapists with our hand in marriage, throwing us to the wolves to save their hairy stank asses from getting rammed instead. And Jesus didn’t exactly fix things. Modern Christians flog us endlessly for Original Sin, accuse us of murder for trying to control our own bodies, guilt us out of life and liberty with sad images of our neglected children. We are the cause of our enemies’ moral failings and we must give up our faces and our identities in order to protect them from punishment.
The fucking President of the United States is a fucking Black Motherfucking Sausage Swinger.
But who is calling for our reparations?
May 26, 2014 at 6:48 PM
Maybe over the top in tone, but correct. Not only that, but slavery was standard throughout the world until the 19th Century. Serfs in Europe were essentially slaves after slavery was abolished with the Fall of Rome. Most important, a struggle for reparations would end any chance of racial reconciliation. No one now living in America was engaged in slavery and only a very few descend from slave holding families. Further, a free economy would have lead to greater wealth than did an economy partially mired in slavery at its founding.
May 27, 2014 at 8:15 PM
I was a little… upset by its claims, yes. It’s not that I don’t get that damage was done. But there comes a time when you have to just move on. Instead of paying out “reparations” it would make much more sense to change the modern infrastructure that supports discrimination. Of course doing that would mean that blacks have to become responsible for their own fate whereas a payout would just mean getting something without having to change anything about yourself.