Where My Reparations Is At?

A lesson in slavery and reparations over at Darleen’s Place. She deserves a piece of the pie as well, ye class-warriors and poverty pimps.

Or does her skin color not fit your agenda?

UPDATE:

Excellent comment from Michele.

And I’ve always loved the quote from Muhammed Ali when he got back from his fight in Africa: “I’m sure glad my grandaddy got on that boat.” Well maybe it wasn’t his choice, but generations after have had choices and freedoms almost unheard of in history. Sounds like they already have their reparations to me. It’s the freedom they squander every day.

10 comments

  1. Darleen makes great points.

    Question for the reparations clan – does that mean that the collective of companies that has failed along the way get to balance the ledger against those that succeeded in this giant accounting exercise? Doing that math, maybe these solicitors aren’t “entitled” to but 5 Kazillion of the 210.67 Gagillion dollars ($US) they quest. Surely current generations are equally responsible for any debts, obligations, IOU’s, economic pain and suffering, plus interest accrued from every dastardly capitalist to have ever been, even most peripherally, associated with slavery and to have collapsed as a non-viable enterprise.

  2. Darleen’s arguement is the same arguement I make whenever the subject of reparations comes up. I had family that died in Stalin’s Purges. The children in one family ate the tips of their fingers off before they died. My Great Grandmother’s maternal aunt died on a traing headed to Siberia and was dumped off while her children watched. I’m not calling Vladimir Putin and demanding Volhynia, Russia back.

    The ones that got out early enough went to Oklahoma where they were promised fertile land. It wasn’t so great, but they learned to grow cotton and managed. They started whole communities and thrived. I’m not demanding better land because they were deceived.

    All that history makes me get up off my rear when I’m feeling sorry for myself about something.

    And I’ve always loved the quote from Muhammed Ali when he got back from his fight in Africa: “I’m sure glad my grandaddy got on that boat.” Well maybe it wasn’t his choice, but generations after have had choices and freedoms almost unheard of in history. Sounds like they already have their reparations to me. It’s the freedom they squander every day.

  3. Funny, I brought up bond slavces once with an obvioiusly black woman online, and she said, that I was just being a “KraKKKer Ass KraKKKer”. Try to “make it seem like the white man had it bad.”

    Good points Darlene brought up. Ali’s quote is classic, shame more people don’t use it.

  4. I’m with you, Sharon. Our people have been hosed for thousands of years. Where’s our levin bread when we’ve had to mack-down matzah all these years?!

  5. PTH

    Thank you for the link. And thank you to all the commenters.

    I’m fed up with whole cult of “victimology” that grinds its axe via mega-lawsuits.

    And calculating the value of slaves on “today’s market” is so crassly transparent … ! It makes day to day insurance scams look like Sunday school picnics…

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